Flavours and fragance house Givaudan, while posting third quarter results, said its decision to increase its prices will soften the impact of higher raw material input costs for products such as citrus and orange oil in 2011 and fully cover them in 2012.
Flavour and fragrance firm Givaudan’s first half net profits crashed by 40 per cent as raw material costs and record currency rates take their toll on the Swiss company, despite good local growth in its flavours businesses.
The high cost of citrus, mainly as a result of poor weather in prime growing regions, has led Givaudan to develop a new range of lemon oil replacers, which it claims are a precise match for the flavour profile and functionality.
Givaudan, the world's number one fragrance and flavour player, saw
sales in its flavour division slipping by 6.5 per cent for the
first quarter, impacted by a loss of products and a fall in prices,
writes Lindsey Partos.
Number one flavours and fragrance firm Givaudan ambles along in the
first quarter with higher sales in flavours offsetting a drop in
the fragrance division, suggesting that strategies to boost profit
announced back in January this...