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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


Business News  13 February 2019

Ingredients consolidation: Appetite for adjacent and natural expansion still strong, says M&A practitioner

13 Feb 2019 --- M&A activity in adjacent non-traditional areas, as well as forays into natural raw materials are set to continue to top the food ingredients mergers scene, should favorable market dynamics remain. This is according to Tim Larsen, Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Consumer, Food & Retail Group, who notes that a new world exists where every plant or botanical is a potential source of taste nutrition and function.

Food Ingredients News  05 February 2019

Future Food Initiative: Bühler, Givaudan and Nestlé collaborate to boost healthy and sustainable innovation

05 Feb 2019 --- Leading food industry players have joined forces to financially back a new project which aims to accelerate the development of healthy food products that leverage consumer trends. Bühler, Givaudan and Nestlé are co-founding the Future Food Initiative (FFI), designed to step up the search for sustainable, plastic-free packaging and to secure access to affordable nutrition as part of the global challenge of addressing hunger, malnutrition and sustainability.

Food Ingredients News  28 January 2019

Givaudan 2018 net income falls but full-year sales increase 5.6 percent, Naturex integration on target

28 Jan 2019 --- Flavor and fragrance giant Givaudan has posted its full-year results with sales of CHF 5.5 billion (US$5.54 billion), up 5.6 percent on the previous year. Net income decreased to CHF 663 million (US$668 million) in 2018 from CHF 720 million (US$725 million) in 2017. This results in a net profit margin of 12 percent, versus 14 percent in 2017. Financing costs in 2018 were CHF 55 million (US$55.4 million) versus CHF 42 million (US$42.3 million) in 2017, largely related to the increase in the net debt of the group in connection with the Naturex acquisition.

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From TWOFI  19 December 2018

Finding a sweeter balance? Givaudan eyes less sweet, yet satisfying NPD

19 Dec 2018 --- Givaudan has launched a new approach to sugar reduction that delivers “fully satisfying, reduced-sugar products without added sweeteners.” It comes as part of a more holistic approach from the leading flavors supplier.

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?

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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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