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Almond Board of California: Snack Nuts Evolve with Changing Tastes

25 May 2017 --- A versatile ingredient, nuts account for a rising share of new product launches in the ever-evolving global snacks category. According to Innova Market Insights, snack nuts and seeds, like trail mixes, accounted for over 30 per cent of snack launches in 2016, up from 26.5 per cent five years previously.

Tate & Lyle Profits Jump 85 Percent

25 May 2017 --- Profits at UK food ingredients maker Tate & Lyle have jumped 85 percent in the last financial year bolstered by a weaker British currency and a strong company performance.

Symrise Launches New Asia-Pacific Innovation & Technology Centre

25 May 2017 --- Symrise AG unveiled its new Asia-Pacific Flavor Innovation and Technology Centre on 23 May 2017. It was officially opened by Dr Heinz-Jürgen Bertram, CEO of Symrise AG.

High Sugar Prices Sweetened Nordzucker Profits

25 May 2017 --- Leading European sugar maker Nordzucker closed the 2016/17 financial year with net income of €99 million (US$111 million) with the increased sales and improved prices for sugar contributing factors to the strong performance.

Flavored Concepts Trending in Cider

25 May 2017 --- The global cider market surpassed 2.3 billion liters in 2016 and continued to enjoy volume growth in 2017. This was predominantly driven by vast growth in the key cider markets, the US and UK, and growth in upcoming markets such as Germany and Poland. 

UAE Moves Towards 50 Percent Soda Tax and 100 Percent Levy for Energy Drinks

25 May 2017 --- The UAE is introducing new fiscal measures to tax carbonated drinks by 50% and a 100% tax hike on energy drinks. 

Brexit: Food Manufacturing Labor Crisis Looms as Sector Squeezed by Shortages, Warns New Report

24 May 2017 --- A new report examining the serious pressure the UK’s food manufacturing sector will be under if the labor supply of European Union migrants dries up after Brexit, urges that safeguards be put in place now to stave off a worsening of the crisis. The sector, already squeezed by shortages, will worsen, and will need to recruit up to 140,000 new workers by 2024, according to the new briefing paper co-produced by Manchester Metropolitan University for the Food Research Collaboration, an initiative of the Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London.

Frutarom Report Record Quarter, Bolstered by Sales in Specialty Ingredients

24 May 2017 --- Frutarom Industries Ltd one of the world's 10 largest companies in the field of flavors and specialty fine ingredients, reports another record-breaking quarter in sales, profits, cash flows from operating activities and in earnings per share.

DDW Launches Novel Natural Coloring in Powdered Form

24 May 2017 --- DDW, “The Color House,” introduces a food color powder derived from a purple corn hybrid cultivated in the US. The non-GM powder exhibits a deep purple surface shade; the appearance is vibrant red in an acidic aqueous system. 

Bunge “Not Engaging” in Talks with Glencore

24 May 2017 --- US grains trader Bunge Ltd says that it is not in talks with Anglo-Swiss multinational Glencore which has claimed to have made an “informal” approach sparking possible takeover speculation.

FoodDrinkEurope: Call for Action to Improve Diets and Health

24 May 2017 --- On the occasion of the European Business Summit, as part of a panel on “Sustainable Living: Foresights for 2050”, FoodDrinkEurope launched a Call for Action to help improve diets and promote good nutrition and health. In so doing, the organisation of Europe’s food and drink industry calls upon all interested parties and stakeholders to join forces and look ahead to tackle together today’s societal challenges related to nutrition and health.

Firmenich in Top 1% of Suppliers Ranked by Ecovadis for Sustainability

24 May 2017 --- For the third consecutive year, Firmenich received a Gold rating from EcoVadis, establishing the company among the top 1% of all suppliers assessed on their sustainability performance, as well as the leader in the Fragrance and Flavor industry.  

Snyder’s-Lance Launches “Snack Better” Variety Packs Based on Consumer Demands

24 May 2017 --- Advancing its mission to change the way America snacks, Snyder's-Lance, Inc. is introducing its first `snack better` multi-brand snack packs to meet specific consumer demands: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Premium and Small batch Kettle.

Algaia and AIDP Announce Partnership, Strengthening Position in North American Market

23 May 2017 --- Algaia, S.A., and AIDP, Inc. have announced their entry into a distribution partnership to market Algaia’s alginates and other specialty marine-based solutions to customers in Canada, USA and Mexico. This distribution partnership begins on June 1st 2017. The arrangement was finalized at Vitafoods, in Geneva, where several companies of Algaia’s main shareholders, Maabarot Products Ltd and Demeter presented.

Greencore Deal With Peacock Boosts Q1 Profit

23 May 2017 --- Convenience food group Greencore has reported a 46% increase in revenue in the first quarter, hot on the heels of the acquisition of US convenience food manufacturing partner Peacock last December. 

Orkla Signs Agreement with Renaissance BioScience Corp. for Acrylamide-Reducing Yeast Technology

23 May 2017 --- Orkla Food Ingredients, a business area of Orkla ASA has signed a licence agreement with Renaissance BioScience Corp. to exclusively produce and sell Renaissance acrylamide-reducing yeast to food manufacturers in the European Nordic and Baltic markets, starting in third quarter 2017.

Joint Venture With Glanbia PLC’s Dairy Division Will Establish Glanbia Ireland

23 May 2017 --- Glanbia co-operative society’s shareholders have voted in favor of the proposal to establish a joint venture to be known as Glanbia Ireland and the deal is due to close in early July 2017. The approval came at an extraordinary general meeting that took place in Kilkenny on Monday.

McDonald's Unveils Change to Vanilla Soft Serve

23 May 2017 --- McDonald's USA have announced that its vanilla soft serve - featured in its popular vanilla cone, McCafé Shakes and McFlurry desserts - is made with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. 

UK: Jamie Oliver and Sustain Launch Sugar Smart Campaign

23 May 2017 --- The alliance for better food and farming, Sustain, has joined forces with British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to launch a new campaign - Sugar Smart! - to support a mass reduction in sugar consumption.

Dow Highlights Progress in 2016 Sustainability Report

23 May 2017 --- The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) have released its 2016 Sustainability Report, laying a solid foundation with strong first-year results since announcing its 2025 Sustainability Goals.