Stanol Ester

Raisio CEO Matti Rihko: “All in all a good performance...

Competition remains fierce in cholesterol-lowering niche

Benecol buy-back boosts Raisio Q2 results


Sales and profits were up in Q2 at Raisio, with CEO of the €500m Finnish agro-food player Matti Rihko content its re-housing of key brand Benecol was paying off.

“This expansion to the world's most populated country supports Raisio’s aim to open up new markets for Benecol products together with its licensing partners...

Benecol enters China


Finnish food-agriculture giant Raisio has launched its cholesterol-lowering, plant stanol-based Benecol brand in China in a powder form via mostly medical channels in its big coastal cities.

'On our terms': Raisio resumes global control of Benecol

“This is a good move for Raisio. They are the correct parent of this niche brand.”

Raisio brings cholesterol-lowering Benecol home for €90m


“J&J should have sold it 10 years ago,” is one analyst’s appraisal of Finnish agro-food giant Raisio’s buy-back of the licensing rights to its cholesterol lowering, plant stanol-based Benecol brand today, referring to US market difficulties for the...

Benecol buys into Thailand

Benecol buys into Thailand

Finnish group Raisio has entered Thailand- its third Asian market - following a deal with a Thai-based company that will see its cholesterol-lowering, plant stanol ingredient featuring in a beverage targeting increasing numbers of obese consumers.

Benecol pasta hits the shelves

Benecol pasta hits the shelves

Makers of the cholesterol-lowering ingredient Benecol, the Finnish
company Raisio, have launched a pasta containing the ingredient on
the home market this month. Benecol pasta is said to provide half
the daily dose of the stanol ester,...


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