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.

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.

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).

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.

Celebrating Years of Ensuring Safer Food

02 Aug 2011 --- Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) celebrated 20 years of ensuring safer food for Australia and New Zealand at a special event at Old Parliament House Canberra.

ConAgra Foods Announces New Line of Natural Peanut Butter Spreads

12 May 2011 --- Peter Pan Natural peanut butter spreads were developed to directly address these consumer barriers by offering the brand's perfect blend of 'peanutty' taste at a great value.

Campbell's Select Harvest Soups Top 2009 IRI New Product Pacesetters List

24 Mar 2010 --- This marks the second time in three years that Campbell Soup Company has topped the IRI list. In 2007 Campbell's reduced sodium soups held the number one food and beverage spot.

CP Kelco Invests in Pectin

13 Nov 2009 --- GENU LMA pectin continues to show good market growth due to its functionality in fruit and yoghurt products, where it enables production of jams and fruit spreads with a low sugar and high fruit content.

Crofter's Organic Commits to Exclusive Use of EcoSocial-Certified Cane Sugar

18 Sep 2009 --- All Crofter’s Organic Superfruit spreads, jellies, and conserves manufactured after Oct. 1, 2009, will contain EcoSocial-certified organic cane sugar. Look for the IBD EcoSocial claim on jars later this year.

Unilever to Remove Hydrogenated Oils across Entire Soft Spreads Portfolio in U.S. by Early 2010

28 Jul 2009 --- “The ultimate goal is to further reduce trans fats in the American diet, while maintaining lower levels of saturated fat than butter and many other soft spreads on the market,” LeBoutillier added.