Blackmores' in-market sales in China dipped in the first half of the financial year, causing its shares to slide and emphasising the difficulty in shifting from a daigou-based model to domestic Chinese trade.
Swiss pharmaceutical and nutritional ingredients player Lonza beat 2017 earnings expectations, but forecast a rise in operating profit margin this year that fell short of analysts’ hopes, knocking its shares.
DuPont is reaping the benefit of its €5bn 2011 acquisition of Danish probiotics and enzymes giant Danisco, with its nutrition and health division showing 23% profit growth in a “sluggish” world market.
Core activity profit fell 30% in 2012 at Swedish probiotics supplier BioGaia – although a cash-rich, five-year licensing deal with Nestlé kept overall figures high even as that very deal simultaneously destroyed margins in its cultures business.
An increased demand for natural ingredients has led to a 23 per
cent growth in Frutarom's sales for the third quarter, but profit
is down because of rising raw material costs and the impact of
Frutarom has announced an increase in sales in its second quarter
results issued this morning, which it says is down to reaping the
rewards of a strategy of buying smaller companies - but work is
needed to boost its profit margins.
Alltracel hopes two new delivery formats for its cellulose based
bioactive substance, which is aimed at cardiovascular health, will
help it repeat a second successful financial year and bring the
product closer to the dietary supplement...
DSM has reported flat sales for its Nutrition division in the first
quarter of 2007, but a new, forward looking programme is already
underway to improve profitability and place emphasis on product
Israeli flavours and ingredients supplier Frutarom has reported
sales growth in Q2 2006 to US$72.3m. Although profits were impacted
by price drops in natural raw materials and energy price hikes, new
acquisitions are still on the...
UK nutraceutical shell company NeutraHealth has reported a profit
from its first two acquisitions in the first quarter of 2006,
indicating that integration has been swift and that its model of
snapping established but growing companies...
The sale of Raisio's chemicals business has had a major benefit on
the firm's first half profits but new functional food launches and
sales of the Finnish company's cholesterol-lowering ingredient also
Norwegian CLA company Natural has reported its biggest profits
since first listing five years ago, thanks to initial payments from
a major licensing deal last year, which significantly boosted first
half revenue and reduced operating...
Finland's Raisio group is preparing to build a new strategy around
health foods, it revealed yesterday, using capital from the planned
sale of its chemicals unit to fund growth in its ingredients
Increasing turnover at Raisio's chemicals division has not been
enough to counter the downward trend in margarine sales and the
lack of anticipated interest in Benecol this year, but the company
just made it back into the black...
Dutch speciality chemicals company DSM continues on its steady path
to growth with the announcement today that operating profit for
2002 reached €383 million, a 14 per cent rise on 2001, thanks in
part to 6 per cent autonomous volume...
Second quarter net profits for Nutri/System, the US-based producer
and marketer of weight-loss products, grew from $189,000 to $1.3
million (€1.34m), helped by a strong rise in sales through the QVC
Natural Alternatives International (NAI), the nutritional
supplements manufacturer, saw its second quarter sales rise by 28
per cent to $12.7 million (€14.6m) compared to the first quarter of
the year when sales were $9.9 million.