Manufacturers

Flavour of the month

Flavour of the month

Danish ingredients company Danisco will expand its flavour creation
centres in the Netherlands and Belgium as part of the restructuring
of its flavour research and development facilities.

CCHBC beats economic odds

CCHBC beats economic odds

Improved volumes and a policy of cost management helped Coca-Cola
HBC improve its profits in the first quarter despite the impact of
currency devaluations, poor weather and a later Easter period.

Alcan eyes Asian market

Alcan eyes Asian market

Alcan has confirmed further details of the acquisition of shares in
the Flexible Packaging Division of Hydro Aluminium Deutschland.
This will allow the company to expand its European operations and
penetrate the Asian market.

Coke hit by sales decline

Coke hit by sales decline

Will Coca-Cola be able to reach is annual volume growth target of
5-6 per cent this year? First quarter growth was just 4 per cent,
as declining volumes in Japan and Germany, and lower-than-expected
increases in US sales took their...

Merger deals approved

Merger deals approved

Two international deals were approved last week - the takeover of
Panamco by Coca-Cola Femsa in Mexico and the merger of
Constellation Brands and BRL Hardy in Australia.