Australian beverage packaging provider Amcor, which recently spent
A$3 billion (€1.67bn) to buy Schmalbach in Germany, has just spent
A$135 million on a single burner glass plant near South Australia's
Barossa Valley, marking...
The American arm of Danish food ingredients company Danisco this
week announced the launch of a flavour concept designed to target
the ice cream and frozen novelty segment and to maximise on the
persuasion techniques of children.
Enzyme company Novozymes has announced the development of a new
enzyme for syrup production. According to the company Liquezyme X
allows manufacturers to improve syrup production with fewer
chemicals at lower cost.
SPI, the company which owns the popular Stolichnaya and Moskovskaya
vodka brands, is to take legal action in the European courts to
prevent the Russian government from hindering distribution of the
vodka throughout the Union, a move...
Choglit - no, not the name the European Commission wants producers
of non cocoa-butter chocolate to adopt but the name of a new drinks
brand produced jointly by Coca-Cola and Nestle and launched in the
US earlier this month.
Red wine in particular has benefited from scientific evidence that
it is good for the heart, but little has been said about wine-based
drinks such as Cognac. But one company, Pierre Boullmer Estates, is
focusing on the health benefits...
The acquisition of the Belgian-based flavour house Perlarom has
enhanced Danisco's position in the premier league of European
flavour houses, the Danish company reported this week. In May this
year Danisco acquired the Perlarom...
A scientist from Russia has developed a recipe for bifidobeer - a
beer that contains bifidobacteria. There is evidence to suggest
that bifidobacteria contained in beer can perform several functions
at the same time - beer quality...
Dutch based company Acatris, recently formed through the merger of
food and health companies Daminco, Orffa Health & Nutrition,
Schouten USA and SoyLife Nederland, has recently published research
claiming that SoyLife is a complex...
The Ingredient Technology Group (ITG) division of Ocean Spray this
week announced record European sales of cranberry ingredients for
the last fiscal year. With a 134 per cent increase on the previous
year's sales, Europe now...
Researchers in the UK claim to have devised a new method of
selectively oxidising terpenes to produce compounds of particular
interest to the perfumery, flavour and pharmaceutical industries.
Scientists at Oxford have developed a...
British organisation the Health Supplement Information Service
counters recent arguments negating the benefits of vitamins. It
argues that the modern diet provides insufficient amounts of
nutrients for large numbers of the population.
Leading US flavour company International Flavors & Fragrances
(IFF) this week reported an increase in sales for the second
quarter 2002 with figures exceeding previously announced
expectations. In Europe strong fragrances sales...
Lithuania's breweries are raising sales of beer in plastic PET
containers, with sales of these products forecast to account for
one-third of the total beer sales this year - according to a report
from the Baltic News Service.
Pepsi Bottling, the biggest bottler of Pepsi worldwide, has said it
cannot provide any assurance regarding the timing, value or
determination to proceed with any transaction involving
Expansion for its bottle making business into European markets is
the aim as Pechiney Plastic Packaging (PPP) continues to develop
its range of niche packaging operations with a new plant due to
open in the south of France soon.
Croda Healthcare, a division of UK-based speciality chemicals
manufacturer Croda Oleochemicals, is to market a new range of soy
nutraceuticals derived from whole soybeans. The company claims that
unlike many other soy-based dietary...
Bally Total Fitness, the US-based operator of health and fitness
clubs, has launched its own line of energy drinks under the Bally
Blast name. The product is the latest addition to Bally's range of
Soft drinks maker Coca-Cola Amatil has sold its plastic bottle
manufacturing operations in Australia and New Zealand to Visy
Industries for AUS$157 million (€90m), according to a report by