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Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. With a passion to understand consumers’ preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of creating flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’. The Company achieved sales of CHF 5.1 billion in 2017. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 100 locations, the Company has more than 11,100 employees worldwide.

Givaudan’s comprehensive knowledge of local flavours, extensive global footprint and strategic insights enable close partnerships with customers wherever they may be. With a customised approach to product creation, the Flavour Division is a powerhouse of knowledge, innovation and creativity equipped to surprise customers and consumers with fresh, unique ideas and solutions. Givaudan creates lasting flavour and taste experiences that touch emotions across key segments including beverages, sweet goods, savoury and snacks; regardless of product category Givaudan’s passion is to make food and beverage products taste delicious. We invite you to ‘engage your senses’ and learn more about Flavours at

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Articles On FoodIngredientsFirst


Food Ingredients News  30 November 2018

Partnering on the future of food: Givaudan launches new food industry innovation platform

30 Nov 2018 --- Swiss-headquartered flavor giant Givaudan is to open a new innovation platform for the food industry. Coined MISTA, the new platform will seek to help start-ups and established corporations to optimize ideas and products, scale-up projects, search for partners and build dynamic teams to meet the constant challenges of the food industry.

Food Ingredients News  15 November 2018

Givaudan: Untapped market exists for less sweet yet satisfying NPD

15 Nov 2018 --- Givaudan has launched a new approach to sugar reduction that delivers “fully satisfying, reduced-sugar products without added sweeteners.” The approach seeks to combine the use of a new proprietary sensory language, novel ingredients and an understanding of sweetness and satisfaction to deliver up to 50 percent reduction in sugar, while maintaining consumer preference. The sugar reduction challenge is about closing the gap and restoring the overall experience offered by “full sugar.” The move comes amid a more holistic approach from the leading supplier, as it increasingly looks beyond the concept of “flavor” alone towards a broader approach to overall “taste.”

Business News  13 November 2018

Givaudan at 250: Naturex buy is just one example of holistic taste solutions strategy, says EAME Flavors chief

13 Nov 2018 --- Leading global flavor house Givaudan, which marks its 250th anniversary this year, has evolved far beyond its roots to identify itself around the more holistic concept of “taste” rather than mere “flavor” alone. This business dynamic has led the Swiss-headquartered flavor giant to acquire natural extracts supplier Naturex earlier this year.

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From TWOFI  15 February 2018

What's Sweet in 2018?

15 Feb 2018 --- Key suppliers offer their thoughts on trends to watch in sweet goods. Which trends are driving new product development and where are the opportunities?

From TWOFI  01 December 2014

Opinion Edge: The Key Trends to Watch in 2015

01 Dec 2014 --- Key suppliers offer their thoughts on the trends to watch in 2015. What is the future for natural and clean label products and how can suppliers partner with manufacturers in maximizing transparency for consumers?

From TWOFI  01 December 2012

View from the Top: Dan McCafferty, President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Givaudan Flavours

01 Dec 2012 --- Givaudan continues to strengthen its flavor position. Flavour Division sales were E1,401 million during the first nine months of 2012, an increase of 4.8% in local currencies. The increased sales were as a result of new wins in key segments and volume growth of the existing business.

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30 June 2018

Givaudan, your natural partner

30 Jun 2018 --- Givaudan’s heritage in natural ingredients is rooted in a tradition of exploration, discovery and innovative thinking. Our holistic approach from nature to consumer experience is grounded in a profound understanding of sourcing, natural extraction and cooking techniques. All that, plus over 90% of our research dedicated to innovation in natural solutions, and you have a winning combination.

28 August 2014

Bringing Authenticity Back to Prepared Food

28 Aug 2014 --- Givaudan has harnessed the knowledge of chefs and cooking interactions to create a new generation of flavors that “bring the time dimension back into food.” TasteSolutions Richness is based on a complex blend of taste and aroma components that provide an authentic flavor profile for consumers, with a multi-layering of flavors beyond the traditional ingredients used in foodservice concepts, snacks and ready meals.

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05 September 2018

Givaudan, your natural partner

05 Sep 2018 --- Givaudan’s heritage in natural ingredients is rooted in a longstanding tradition of exploration, discovery and innovative thinking. For us, the world is a deep source of inspiration. Our holistic approach from nature to consumer experience is grounded in a profound understanding of sourcing, natural extraction and cooking techniques.

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