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Chocolatier enjoy sales uplift

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Hotel Chocolat, the 42-store luxury chocolatier, has revealed that its underlying sales rocketed by 14 per cent in the second half of 2009 and that it will open its first stores in the Middle East next month. Angus Thirlwell, the co-founder and chief executive of Hotel Chocolat, said the sales uplift had been driven by a sharper focus on buying… Read more »

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Cadbury: likely to have a positive future under Kraft

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British confectioner Cadbury is likely to have a positive future under Kraft, according to a UK member of parliament. In comments made to the Birmingham Post, Ken Clarke, the shadow business secretary, said that Kraft’s eagerness to secure a deal with the company meant the firm was “optimistic about the future of Cadbury”. Kraft sold its American frozen pizza business… Read more »

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Advanced Enzymes – Food enzymes

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Advanced Enzymes produces a range of enzyme products suitable for use in baking and fruit juice processing. Enzymes are globular proteins that serve as catalysts for a range of biological and chemical reactions and have a variety of applications. Advanced Enzymes’s baking products include the SEBake range of enzymes, which have different effects on specific baked goods and consist of… Read more »

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Nestle USA Announces Safety Enhancement For Nestle TOLL HOUSE Refrigerated Cookie Dough

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Nestle USA’s Baking Division announced today it will begin using heat-treated flour in the manufacture of its Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough. “Consistent with our quality standards for Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough, this change will only further enhance the safety of our products,” said Paul Bakus, General Manager, Nestle USA Baking Group. In June 2009, Nestle USA… Read more »

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Nestle develops nutritional product for the elderly

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Nestle will be rolling out a new product in Europe which aims to address the specific nutritional needs of the elderly population. Resource SeniorActiv will first be introduced in Switzerland later this year and if successful will be distributed in other European countries in the future. The food manufacturer has researched the most common deficiencies in older peoples’ diets and… Read more »

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Details of Cadbury deal emerge

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Details of the deal between British confectioner Cadbury and Kraft have emerged which show the US food manufacturer paid the equivalent of 850p per share. It is thought that the deal was finally clinched in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday January 20th, with Cadbury accepting an offer worth £11.9 billion from Kraft. The Times reports that Cadbury’s… Read more »

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Northern Foods sales up on bakery operations

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Like-for-like sales at Northern Foods PLC during the third quarter ended 26 December were flat compared with a year ago, reflecting the company’s planned exit from marginal frozen pastry contracts. For the nine months ended 26 December, like-for-like sales were up 1.9%, led by good growth from the company’s chilled and bakery operations. “Northern Foods has delivered a resilient Christmas… Read more »

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Kraft, Cadbury’s defence is ‘underwhelming’

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Activity is heating up around the British confectionary brand Cadbury after the publication of a defence document on January 12th stating that Kraft’s takeover offer was “even more unattractive”. Reports have emerged through the Reuters news agency that sources close to the Italian company Ferrero and the US food manufacturer Hershey have ruled out either company putting in a rival… Read more »

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Nestle has launched a new research and development centre

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Nestle’s new center, R+D Santiago, will lead the research and development worldwide in biscuits and cereals snacks, and will focus on innovation and product renewal. This will bring together specialists from different areas as nutrition, technology, product development and quality control. The center will develop new technologies that will help further reduce levels of sugar and fat so that cookies… Read more »

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Nestle acquires assets of Kraft Foods in the U.S. and Canada

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Nestle announced the acquisition of three thousand 700 millions of Dollars from the U.S. sector activities of Kraft Foods in the U.S. and Canada. So far, Nestle held a position of second order in the frozen pizza industry in the United States. With this operation, the group expanded its presence in this market, the largest in the world with approximately… Read more »

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