The amount of organic land in the UK has almost doubled in the last
year, and sales of organic food are the second highest in Europe,
according to new figures from the UK organic certification body,
the Soil Association.
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Reporting sales of SF21.7 billion (€14.8bn) for the first nine
months of the year, the Roche group, which has recently sold its
vitamins business to DSM, also announced that a further SF1.2
billion would have to be set aside for the...
US investment company Fremont Partners has bought Nellson
Nutraceutical, the California-based maker of functional bars and
powders, from Artal Luxembourg. The company did not specify the sum
paid for the acquisition.
Swiss fine chemicals company Lonza said today that Martin Ebner's
BZ Group Holding plans to sell its 19.8 per cent stake in the
business in the coming weeks in a bid to raise cash for the
Endovasc - a biotechnology company with two cardiovascular drugs
approved for final FDA Phase III trials - announced that it has
established a new subsidiary, Nutriceutical Development Corporation
(NDC), for its potential blockbuster...
US marketer of private label vitamins saw sales drop in its 2003
first quarter, due to the sale of two brands in July this year.
However gross profit and operating income was up on the same period
Leading Brands, the Canadian maker of the Trek energy drink, has
reported a revenue increase of 41 per cent for the second quarter
of its 2002 fiscal year ended 28 February 2003. Sales of the new
Trek performance drink have exceeded...
Forbes Medi-Tech, a Canadian developer of nutraceuticals and
pharmaceuticals has received two-year sterols supply agreements
valued at up to C$40 million (€26m) from undisclosed customers,
reports Dow Jones this week.
Martek Biosciences, the US group which specialises in omega-3 oils,
has reported net losses of $3.7 million (€3.8m) for the third
quarter of the current year, but said that its restructuring
efforts were beginning to bear fruit.