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New Naturex CEO Olivier Rigaud:

Naturex appoints Olivier Rigaud as CEO

By Shane STARLING

26-year food ingredients veteran Olivier Rigaud is the new CEO of French herbal extracts leader Naturex, moving from tate & Lyle, where he has been the chair of Specialty Food Ingredients since 2010.

Norwegian company investigates ways to overcome vitamin K2 stability issues

Kappa Bioscience announces vitamin K2 stability project

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Norwegian firm Kappa Bioscience has announced a research project into possible solutions to stability issues concerning vitamin K2, results of which could help manufacturers secure label claims.

Caravelle to acquire Naturex stake

Groupe Caravelle to acquire equity stake in Naturex

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

French industrial business Groupe Caravelle has said it intends to acquire an equity stake in Naturex, following Spanish group Natraceutical’s sale of its 15.35% stake in the company earlier this month.

Danisco buy-out fails to dent DuPont Q2 earnings

Danisco buy-out fails to dent DuPont Q2 earnings

By Shane Starling

Dupont, which earlier in the year warned that its May $6.49bn acquisition of Danisco would dent its yearly profits, has defied expectations in second quarter results published today.

Naturex set for “one or two” acquisitions in 2011: President

Naturex set for “one or two” acquisitions in 2011: President

By Shane Starling

Naturex will expand again in 2011 with several “€5-20m” targets, 1.5 years after completing the €110m integration of Spanish supplier Natraceutical that made the French botanical extracts supplier the biggest in the world.

Vitafoods investigates health claims

Vitafoods 2010

Vitafoods investigates health claims

As the drama surrounding the European Union health claims system thickens, Vitafoods hosts a day-long seminar that will unpick key issues from marketing practices to the drug/food borderline to legal and consumer perspectives of healthy food and supplement...

Naturex president: acquisition policy remains unchanged

Exclusive interview

Naturex president: acquisition policy remains unchanged

By Shane Starling

Naturex president and chief executive officer, Jacques Dikansky, tells Shane Starling why in August the French botanicals giant bought Spanish supplier, Natraceutical Group, to double its size for the third time since 2002.

Provexis enjoys fruits of health claims victory

Dispatches from FIE

Provexis enjoys fruits of health claims victory

Provexis chief executive officer, Stephen Moon tells Shane Starling why becoming the first company to achieve an article 13.5 proprietary health claim has been such a boon to his company.

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