Spreads

Tesco Launches UK's First Avocado Spread as the Demand for Avocado Products Grows by 40%

11 May 2016 --- Tesco is launching avocado as a spread, as it looks to tap into the growing demand for the fruit variety.

Nestlé to Launch Swiss Premium Chocolate Cailler Globally

01 Oct 2015 --- Cailler, part of the Nestlé portfolio of brands, is entering the super-premium chocolate market with its almost 200 year old Swiss chocolate brand. With Amazon as its primary retailer, Nestlé will now sell Cailler chocolate in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany with China distribution beginning in mid-November. Cailler also will be sold through travel retail outlets in major airports in Geneva, Zurich, Dubai and Singapore, as well as at the Maison Cailler Flagship in Broc, Switzerland.

Campbell Completes Acquisition of Garden Fresh Gourmet

30 Jun 2015 --- Campbell Soup Company announced it has completed the acquisition of the assets and business of Garden Fresh Gourmet for $231 million. Garden Fresh Gourmet is the No. 1 branded refrigerated salsa in the U.S. and also makes hummus, dips and tortilla chips.

French Ecology Minister Attacks Nutella Over Palm Oil Use

19 Jun 2015 --- France’s Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Ségolène Royal, has ruffled many feathers in the sustainable palm oil industry this week, by saying that consumers should stop eating chocolate spread brand Nutella, made by Ferrero. The minister, who made the comments on a television show, singled out the product, saying that it is made using palm oil, which contributes to deforestation. 

Campbell to Acquire Garden Fresh Gourmet for $231 Million

10 Jun 2015 --- Campbell Soup Company has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets and business of Garden Fresh Gourmet for $231 million. Garden Fresh Gourmet is the No. 1 branded refrigerated salsa in the U.S. and also makes hummus, dips and tortilla chips.

Ferrero Mourns the Passing of Company Founder

16 Feb 2015 --- Michele Ferrero, owner of the Ferrero confectionery Group, has died at his home in Monaco at the age of 89 on February 14, 2015. His wife, Maria Franca, and son, Giovanni Ferrero, CEO of the Ferrero International, were by his side.

Opinion Edge: New Platforms for Sustainability

23 Jul 2014 ---  Key suppliers offer their thoughts on sustainability in ingredients. What is the role for suppliers in helping manufacturers to achieve their sustainability goals and how can successful partnerships be installed?

Australian Producer Fined for Local Honey that is not Honey, or Local

26 Jun 2014 --- An Australian company has been fined for misleading consumers about its honey, because it isn’t produced by bees. The product, which is mostly comprised of sugar from plants, including corn and sugar cane, should not be labelled as ‘honey’ according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Murray Goulburn Announces $7.50 Cash Per Share Takeover Offer For Warrnambool Cheese and Butter

21 Oct 2013 --- Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited (Murray Goulburn) announced that it has made a proposal to acquire all the issued shares in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Holdings Limited (WCB) via an off-market takeover offer for $7.50 cash per share (the Offer).

Wyke Farms Announce New Re-Branded Butters

17 May 2013 --- Wyke Farms, the UK’s largest independent cheese producer and milk processor, announce that their Salted and Unsalted Butter will now be available in the re-branded Wyke Farms’ new packaging. The Butters are now in-line with the rest of Wyke Farms’ new pack designs, which were launched across its entire cheese product range in September last year.

Sunflower Lecithin From Cargill: "An Alternative Emulsifier for Chocolate and Cocoa Products"

04 Jul 2012 --- It is natural, safe, allergen-free and eco-friendly, and provides an alternative to soy-based products.

CP Kelco Announces Pectin Capacity Expansion Plans

31 May 2012 --- The proposed capacity expansion would significantly increase the facility’s high methoxy (HM) pectin capacity, permitting CP Kelco to support pectin demand with a sustainable and cost-effective raw material source.

Polaris Carries on its Development With its New Production Unit in Brittany

26 Apr 2012 --- Polaris, specialised in the production and formulation of polyunsaturated fatty acids, decided to expand in order to consolidate its international growth strategy following the opening of various world new markets.

Thew Arnott First to Market with Sustainably Sourced Non-GMO Lecithin

19 Apr 2012 --- Certification of the company’s LeciTAs PT range of lecithins means that customers for whom sustainability is important can now complement other sustainably produced ingredients within a finished product, such as cocoa and sugar. Lecithin is used in foods as an emulsifier and is found in many baked goods, ice creams and gravies.

India’s Industry Leaders Support Sustainable Palm Oil

26 Mar 2012 --- The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a multi-­-stakeholder organization that aims to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil, reaffirmed that keeping in line with the overall sustainable development goals for 2015, Indian majors and RSPO members have demonstrated affirmative inclination and measures forward.

Enzymotec Expands Activities in China

22 Mar 2012 --- Global biotech company commences operations in Shanghai - Local and regional customers to benefit.

Naturex Introduces Kemfe, a New Flavoring Ingredient to Improve Taste

29 Nov 2011 --- Naturex is launching Kemfe, a new flavoring ingredient that has a direct action on taste perception and enhancement.

EDV Packaging Designs Innovative High Barrier Plastic Cup for Aristi Fruit Spreads

04 Oct 2011 --- EDV Packaging coextrudes and thermoforms the high barrier PP/EVOH/PP white structure in its production plants in Llinars del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain.

Plastic Peanut Butter Jars Cut Packaging at Sainsbury's

23 Sep 2011 --- "Excess packaging is one of the top concerns among customers, so it is a real priority for us. It is vital that we strike the correct balance between ensuring packaging is functional and reducing the volume we use."

Scandic Food Switches to Superlock

01 Sep 2011 --- The company chose to make a straight conversion from glass to plastic to make an immediate impact on consumers in Germany.