Yesterday was held the final of the World Chocolate Masters 2011 in the third edition of the Salon du Chocolat, among the 19 participants finally won the Dutch chocolate master Frank Haasnoot.
Kraft Foods Inc. officially opened its new European Biscuit Research and Development Centre in Saclay, France, a suburb of Paris. This new facility will support product development for many of Europe´s most beloved biscuit brands, including LU, belVita, Oreo, Mikado, Prince, Saiwa and TUC. Kraft Foods Chairman and CEO Irene Rosenfeld was on hand for the ribbon cutting, which represents the culmination of a two-year-project, with a total investment of 15 million EUR (approximately 20 million USD).
For its 7th edition in Bangkok, Food ingredients Asia 2011 attracted over 9’000 visitors and generated approximately one billion THB in business for exhibitors. The event was held on 21 to 23 September at Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre in the heart of the Thai capital.
Group President and CEO Per Strömberg is leaving Lantmännen to become CEO of ICA, starting on 16 April 2012 at the latest. Per Olof Nyman, Deputy CEO and CFO, will take over until a permanent successor has been appointed.
Food ingredients Europe & Natural Ingredients trade exhibition has chosen Paris to celebrate its 25th anniversary, as part of its 2011’s edition, running from 29 November to 1 December 2011. Developments, challenges and market prospects: three leading ingredients manufacturers talk about the primary event of the processed food industry, each of them has a long history with the show.