Danone buys US functional yoghurt
Groupe Danone, the France-based consumer products company, has
agreed to acquire a slice of the US functional yoghurt leader,
Rhodia reduces earnings outlook for 2001
French based specialty chemicals company Rhodia announced on
Thursday that it had adjusted its 2001 earnings outlook due to the
volatile economic climate.
Nutraceutical firm sells D-glucarate business
Nutraceutix, a US producer of ingredients and technologies for the
nutraceutical industry, is to sell its D-glucarate business to
another licensor of the product, BioChemix.
Organic ingredients co. acquires juice giant
Acirca, Inc., a US organic foods and ingredients company, announced
on Tuesday that it had acquired Mountain Sun, a leading organic
juice maker in the United States.
Benecol maker to focus on life science chemicals
Finnish company Raisio on Tuesday unveiled its long-expected
strategic focus change, saying it aimed to be a life-science
oriented chemicals group and forecasted its turnover to double to
1.6 billion euros ($1.46 billion) by 2005
Organic food safe from economic downturn?
An economic downturn may not hurt the U.K. market for organic food
products, Robert Duxbury, technical manager for organic products at
J Sainsbury PLC told Dow Jones Newswires Monday.
Organic programme to improve awareness
US organic company Horizon Organic Holding Corp. this week
announced the creation of the Organic Agriculture Project (OAP), a
project designed to promote the benefits of organic agriculture.
Thai health food looks to the West
Thai health food company Nutri Care Foods Co Ltd has its sights set
on the international market, the company told a press conference on
Gov role key in nutraceuticals market
Americans possess a growing awareness of the link between nutrition
and health, as government committees become increasingly attentive
to nutraceutical product claims and potential regulations.
Health and wellness market analysed
2001 was an eventful year in the health and wellness marketplace, a
recent trends report from US Natural Marketing Institute claims
ConAgra reports increase in sales
ConAgra Foods, the American packaged food group, reported record
first quarter sales and earnings for the period ending August 26,
Restructure for ADM food divisions
ADM announced the restructuring of its Food and BioProducts
Divisions to strengthen the company's global focus on its core food
and feed operations, as well as its functional foods and
Stock repurchase for Hain Celestial
The Hain Celestial Group announced that its Board of Directors has
authorised a stock repurchase program.
Agreement for Advanced Nutraceuticals
Advanced Nutraceuticals subsidiary, ANI Pharmaceuticals, is to
acquire assets of York Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Henkel completes sales of Cognis
Henkel KgaA has agreed to sell its chemical division Cognis to a
consortium of financial investors comprising of Schroder Ventures
and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners.