Jilin / CN. (bw) China Organic Agriculture (COA) is among the largest producers of organic rice in People´s Republic of China commanding a 40 percent market share. COA controls all aspects of the process from seeds to planting and processing, R+D and sales. The proprietary processing factory is 20.000 square meters and has an annual production capacity of 30.000 tons.
New Delhi / IN. (wib) India´s economy is growing as fast as China´s and therefore not to be underestimated. In the news we often read about the People´s Republic of China and Southeast Asia – Reports about the economic growth of the sub continent are amazingly reserved against that.
Chicago / IL. (wib) Fast-casual restaurants featuring continue to hold strong consumer appeal and demonstrate solid average unit volumes. According to Technomic Information Services recently-released «Top 100 Fast Casual Chain Restaurant Report», the cluster experienced more than 14 percent annual growth in 2006, compared to roughly six percent for the U.S. chain-restaurant industry at large.
New York / NY. (acn) How big is the Private Label market globally? Why is Switzerland the largest market? Could the Private Label business become as big in the United States as it is in Switzerland? What´s happening in the developing markets?
New York / NY. (acn) This 2006 edition of «What´s Hot Around the World – Insights on Growth in Food + Beverage Products» looks at the fastest-growing categories and product areas across 66 key markets around the world, based on their value sales increases from mid-year 2005 to mid-year 2006.
San Diego / CA. (prn) Senomyx Inc., a company using proprietary technologies to discover and develop novel flavour ingredients for the packaged food and beverage industry, announced the issuance by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office of U.S. Patent No. 7.241.880, «T1R Taste Receptors and Genes Encoding Same».
Paris / FR. (wib) What will Danone do with all the money the french group would earn by selling its cake and cookie business to Kraft Foods Inc. – we asked us last week. This week we know:
Amsterdam / NL. (csm) CSM announces to further concentrate its production in the US. The production of the Lancaster (NY) based facility of subsidiary H.C. Brill Company will be transferred to other CSM Bakery Supplies North America facilities in a phased schedule in order to ensure uninterrupted supply and service to all customers.
Minneapolis / MN. (prn) The Schwan Food Company is a multibillion-dollar private company with approximately 22.000 employees worldwide. Based out of Marshall, Minnesota, the company sells fine frozen foods on its traditional delivery trucks, in grocery-store freezers, online and in the foodservice industry. Through the operations of its business units, Schwan products have a solid presence in roughly 50 countries.
Tel Aviv / IL. (jp) According to «Jerusalem Post», the Israeli Knesset Economic Affairs Committee ordered bakeries to temporarily begin producing price controlled bread and called upon the government to form a special committee to investigate and settle the matter of government controlled bread prices.