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The Global Market for Food Colours

, Published: Nov-2010

Food and drinks manufacturers across the world are turning in greater numbers towards natural colourings for inclusion within their products, as consumers increasingly shun foodstuffs containing artificial ingredients and additives. The trend is driving demand for colouring foodstuffs, which are coming into favour since they are not classed as additives and therefore require no E number. The food industry accounts for more than two-thirds of t.....

Key Players in the Global Additives Industry

, Published: Jul-2010

Consolidation continues to feature strongly within the global additives industry, a trend which has been accentuated by the pressures caused by the worldwide economic downturn. Many western-based operators have also had to contend with the growing threat posed by lower-cost suppliers in countries such as China, especially within product sectors like vitamins and sweeteners. With a few notable exceptions (e.g. Danisco and Tate & Lyle), the majo.....

Frozen v Chilled Foods - A European Perspective

, Published: Apr-2010

Competition between the frozen and chilled foods markets remains strong in many parts of Western Europe. Within sectors such as ready meals and pizza, the frozen market has experienced something of a revival in recent years, owing to greater emphasis on quality by leading manufacturers, plus the fact that increasingly price-conscious consumers recognise the value for money that frozen foods offer in times of economic hardship. As a result, gro.....

The Global Market for Intense Sweeteners

, Published: Apr-2010

Intense sweeteners are now widely used in the manufacture of food and drinks throughout the world, with sales having been boosted by the growing popularity of diet and/or low-sugar foods. The food industry accounts for 90% of worldwide usage of intense sweeteners, with the remainder destined for pharmaceutical products. Major trends affecting the industry at present include the growing influence of Chinese producers on the world market, as wel.....