Czech-based Eastern European supplements giant Walmark has completed its second regional acquisition of the year with the purchase of fellow Czech supplements firm Valosun for an undisclosed sum.
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Frutarom expands algae polysaccharides facility
Israeli supplier Frutarom has expanded its Negev desert algae polysaccharide production potential by 30% to 10 tons in response to growing demand for the skin health products it is used in.
Raisio doubles profits but sees tough year ahead
Raisio, the Finnish plant stanol and raw ingredients supplier and maker of the Benecol cholesterol-lowering consumer brand, more than doubled profits and increased turnover by 20 per cent in 2008, but its forecasts are humble in the face of the harsh...
Ocean Spray builds European presence
€70+m Ocean Spray Ingredient Technology Group has signed a distribution deal that demonstrates its commitment to educating southern and eastern Europeans about the health benefits of the cranberry and cranberry-infused foods and beverages.
Probiotics putsch into eastern Europe
Swedish probiotics specialist Probi has signed two deals to
distribute probiotic supplements in eastern Europe, a region it
believes possesses "huge potential".
Eastern Europe: The fastest growing market
News focus: Global nutraceuticals market
Sales of nutraceutical products in Eastern Europe have shot up in
the past decade, as the market catches up with the rest of the
world, according to an industry veteran.
East needs education on healthy concepts: Beneo Orafti
Central and Eastern Europe represents good opportunities for
healthy ingredients, but there is still a need to educate both at
industry and consumer level, says Beneo Orafti.
Supplement growth spotlight turns to Turkey
Regulatory changes are allowing emerging markets in Eastern Europe
to significantly expand, a trade group has said.
Danone on course for 2007 ambitions
Decline within Group Danone's Asian operations failed to dampen a
strong first quarter performance for the company as like-for-like
sales underwent a 10.1 per cent rise to €3.6bn.
BioGaia signs with Ewopharma for CE Europe
Swedish biotech BioGaia has signed a new agreement with Ewopharma
to distribute its probiotic drops and tablets in a number of new
markets in Central Eastern Europe.
Babyfood sales beat Numico targets
Dutch nutrition group Numico raised its sales targets for the year
after record babyfood sales and continued strong growth in clinical
nutrition drove up second quarter revenue.
Ingredients giant Cargill posts high double digit gains in Q3
Ambitious US ingredients supplier Cargill boosts its war chest,
announcing a 35 per cent rise in profit for the third quarter of
2005, on gains from commodity trading and its animal feed and steel
Chr Hansen tour targets Russian producers
Danish ingredients giant Chr Hansen, currently on its 'magical
sensory tour' across Eastern Europe, has unveiled new products in
Russia to inspire local manufacturers, Angela Drujinina
Healthy products fastest growing of all food categories
Food and drinks that support healthy diets and weight loss are
among the world's fastest growing, according to a new study from
Berlin, next stop for FiCEE
Food Ingredients Central and Eastern Europe (FiCEE), which first
took place in 1999, is to be held in Berlin next year, organisers