Strong results across a range of business units helped US
agribusiness Cargill post a stable set of figures for the
fourth-quarter of 2003. Food ingredients operations in Europe,
Latin America and North America claim a particularly...
Netherlands-based self-styled wellness food producer Koninklijke
Wessanen has announced that its subsidiary Tree of Life North
America is to axe 6 per cent of the workforce as part of an intense
Functional soft drinks are no longer confined to obscure avenues of
soft drinks consumption and are steadily edging towards the
mainstream, according to a new report from drinks consultancy
Ireland's Glanbia and Uruguay's Conaprole have joined forces to
help develop the market for dairy ingredients in Latin America. A
new joint venture company, Conabia, based in Mexico, will develop
sales throughout Central...
Dutch speciality foods group Wessanen said this week that 2002
earnings will be lower than previously announced, following poor
fourth quarter results at its Tree of Life North America division.
The CEO and CFO of the division are...
Dutch food retail group Ahold today announced it is to sell its
Netherlands-based health store chain De Tuinen to Holland &
Barrett Europe for €16.5 million. The company said the divestment
was part of its move to focus on core...
Speciality chemicals group Cognis reported sales for the first nine
months of the year on a level with last year's figure, rising by a
mere 1 per cent to €2,408 million. A better-than-average
performance came from the nutrition...
Dutch natural foods group Wessanen reported a strong performance at
its Tree of Life Europe unit, with sales up 22 per cent in the
third quarter. Economic conditions are still affecting US sales,
however, although the company says...
Canada's Federal Court last week fined four leading vitamin
companies C$3.875 million (€2.5m) for their role in a price-fixing
conspiracy. Degussa, Lonza and Nepera and Reilly Industries of the
United States were all charged...
Maker of nutritional and weight management products Usana Health
Sciences said it achieved record sales of $34.8 million (€35.5m)
for the third quarter ended 28 September 2002 , an increase of 18.6
per cent on the same period in 2001.