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Soaring free-from demand boosts Uelzena’s lactose-free range

Soaring free-from demand boosts Uelzena’s lactose-free range

23 May 2018

Growing demand for free-from foods has led Uelzena Ingredients to expand its lactose-free product range over the past few years, helping to differentiate it from the competition, according to the company’s product manager Anja Brand.

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Mintel: yoghurt and cheese winning in China

Mintel: yoghurt and cheese winning in China

22 May 2018

While the overall dairy market in China is growing stably, the various categories are experiencing differing performance, according to new research from Mintel which reveals that yoghurt and cheese are the market’s winning categories.

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Roquette expands Tokyo technical service centre

Roquette expands Tokyo technical service centre

16 May 2018

Plant-based ingredients company Roquette has announced the expansion of its Food Customer Technical Service Center (CTS) in Tokyo to respond to a local increasing demand in personalized nutrition.

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Kerry reports 1Q 3.7% growth in volumes

Kerry reports 1Q 3.7% growth in volumes

9 May 2018

Kerry Group has issued its Q1 Interim Management Statement. The company reported a 3.7% growth in business volumes, with Taste & Nutrition growing 4.3%; and Consumer Foods +1.6%.

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Arla enters breakfast food-to-go market

Arla enters breakfast food-to-go market

9 May 2018

Arla Foods is set to launch into the breakfast food-to-go market with the introduction of its new Milk & Oats range of ready to drink beverages.

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FAO reports April food prices flat vs. March

FAO reports April food prices flat vs. March

8 May 2018

The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 173.5 points in April 2018, nearly unchanged from March but up 2.7% from the corresponding period last year.

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Engaging with the Instagram generation

Engaging with the Instagram generation

3 May 2018

Colourful, exotic and unusual foods are on the rise as a growing number of consumers look for food experiences they can share on social media.

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Performance Nutrition drives Glanbia 1Q revenue growth

Performance Nutrition drives Glanbia 1Q revenue growth

3 May 2018

Glanbia has issued an Interim Management Statement for the three month period ended 31 March 2018, delivering positive revenue growth of 4.8%, constant currency in the first quarter of 2018.

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Currency causes Corbion sales decline

Currency causes Corbion sales decline

2 May 2018

Corbion has reported sales of € 213.0 million in the first quarter of 2018, a decrease of 7.4% due to currency effects. Organic sales growth was 2.5%, due to a strong increase in Biochemicals and Innovation Platforms.

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Frutarom launches innovation lab

Frutarom launches innovation lab

30 Apr 2018

Frutarom is opening FoodNxt, its fully equipped innovation lab for food-tech startups, in the north of Israel. The company is inviting Israeli food-tech and ingredient companies to join in for mutually beneficial collaborations.

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Barry Callebaut half year sales grow 8%

Barry Callebaut half year sales grow 8%

13 Apr 2018

Barry Callebaut has reported what it describes as a strong sales performance for the first half of the year, with sales revenue growth of 8% - compared with 2.5% growth in the market as a whole - and EBIT up 20.6%.

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Grain, dairy prices drive FAO Index higher

Grain, dairy prices drive FAO Index higher

10 Apr 2018

The FAO Food Price Index rose in March, driven by robust increases in grains and dairy prices. In March, the Index averaged 172.8 points, 1.1% higher than in February and 0.7% above its value a year earlier.

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