Daily Archives: November 1, 2012

Grupo Bimbo, the most important conversion to renewable energy sources in the global food industry

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Grupo Bimbo concluded today the largest and most important conversion to renewable energy sources done by a company in the food industry at a global level. Daniel Servitje, Grupo Bimbo CEO, started-up the operations of the Piedra Larga Wind Farm that will supply electric power to 45 facilities in Mexico, covering almost all of the company’s operations in the country.

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The nutrient tax issue has not gone away

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The hotly-contested issue of taxes on food products raised its head on both sides of the Atlantic last week. The news comes as a sign that, despite scepticism in some circles that such levies do not work, they remain seen as a potential solution to the problem of obesity.

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Optimizing Flavors and Sweeteners

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Whether we’re talking economic or environmental issues, there’s a common theme: We should do more with less.

The food industry can relate. We’ve all heard consumers say they want a longer shelf life but no preservatives; natural, organic and artisan at low cost; full flavor and sodium reduction; and no added sugar without compromising sweetness.

We can’t meet every consumer expectation in this space, but we can give you some tips to help you get the most out of your sweetener system.

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Bakery and snack markets moving east

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With world population growth shifting toward emerging markets, such as the Asia Pacific region, it’s no surprise the bakery and snack market is growing faster globally than in the US, according to the PMMI report, Bakery and Snacks—Market Assessment 2012. The shift is good news for OEMs marketing equipment to food processors in these growing markets.

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Building a Successful Confectionery Business

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In 2008, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate North America (CCC-NA) launched a class called The Chocolatier’s Workshop™ as a way to build business and loyalty to their product brands. To date, there have been thirteen sessions held in Lititz, Pa. Over one hundred candy-makers have attended the workshops. The attendees have various backgrounds from teachers to lawyers and nurses to flight attendants, but they all have one thing in common – their love for chocolate and their desire to run a successful confectionery business.

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Barry Callebaut to build chocolate factory in Turkey

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Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, announced today the building of a factory for chocolate and compounds in Eski?ehir, Turkey. The new facility will serve as a basis to participate in the further growth potential of the Turkish chocolate market as well as to capture opportunities in the regional market.

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DSM: to acquire Cargill´s cultures and enzymes business

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Royal DSM N.V. the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, announced that it has reached agreement with Cargill to acquire Cargill´s cultures and enzymes business in an all cash transaction for a total enterprise value of 85 million EUR. Subject to customary conditions, the transaction is expected to close in the next couple of months. DSM and Cargill announced on 20 September 2012 they were in exclusive discussions about this transaction.

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Indulgent growth

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Naturex is planning a new drive to highlight how its fruit ingredients could help manufacturers inject growth into the market for premium quality indulgent products, such as cakes, biscuits and confectionery.

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Initiative shows gains in cereal nutrition content

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More of the cereals advertised to children by participants of the Children’s Food & Beverage Advertising Initiative contain whole grains or a larger quantity of whole grains than before, according to a “2012 Cereals Snapshot” just issued by the C.F.B.A.I., which is a self-regulated program administered by the Council of Better Business Bureaus.

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