Barry Callebaut forms partnerships for slave-free cocoa sourcing

NETHERLANDS - Barry Callebaut, Dutch supermarket chain, Albert Heijn and the Dutch confectionery company Tony’s Chocolonely have formed a strategic partnership to set chocolate industry standards with an aim to end child labour and slavery in chocolate sourcing. The partnership also aims to raise industry standards to enhance a more enabling working environment along the…

Unilever CEO to retire, Alan Jope named successor effective January 1

NETHERLANDS – Consumer products multinational Unilever Plc has announced that Chief Executive Officer, Paul Polman is set to retire from the company and will be replaced by Alan Jope, who is president of the company's beauty and personal care division effective 1 January 2019. Polman will stay on in a supporting role, will officially retire…

Royal DSM launches new line of cultures for Spanish Castellano cheese

NETHERLANDS – Royal DSM has developed a new range of cheese cultures, Delvo Cheese CT-500 Castellano, a cheese culture for creating Spanish Castellano-type cheese. The new culture was especially developed to create the highly specific taste and texture of the Castellano-type cheese, allowing cheesemakers to respond to the growing demand for premium, authentic and artisan…

DSM unveils new culture for premium creamy stirred yoghurts

NETHERLANDS – The global health and nutrition company, Royal DSM has launched a new range of culture for the production of premium stirred, mild and creamy yoghurts. The new product, Delvo®Fresh YS-140 is an addition to the company’s range of cultures that seeks to meet the increasing demand for premium yoghurts that offer both health…

Unilever withdraws proposal to move headquarters to the Netherlands

UK – Unilever, a British-Dutch transnational consumer goods company, has said its board has withdrawn its proposal to move to the Netherlands, after a growing tide of opposition by U.K. shareholders. The company said that in developing the proposal, the Board was guided by the opportunity to unlock value for shareholders by creating a stronger,…

Netherlands to support Tanzania’s fishing sector with a teaching model farm

TANZANIA - The Netherlands has pledged to support Tanzania’s fishing industry by establishing a model farm in Dar es Salaam where it will provide with teaching and training in the sector, Daily News has reported. According to the Netherlands Ambassador to Tanzania, Mr Jeroen Verheul, a model farm would be the driving force towards modern…

DSM reports strong organic sales growth driven by higher vitamin prices in Q1

NETHERLANDS - DSM first quarter 2018 results have featured continued strong organic sales growth by 11% in addition to higher prices in some vitamins as a result of exceptional supply disruptions in the industry. While net profit increased 122% to US$391.8 million, DSM expects an Adjusted EBITDA growth towards 25% as it expects sales to…

Key Technology completes expansion of Netherlands facility

NETHERLANDS - Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, has announced the completion of its facility expansion in Beusichem, the Netherlands. The upgrade increases Key’s production capacity at this location by 50% and features larger cranes with greater lifting capabilities, a thoroughly refurbished working environment, enhanced customer visitor experience and more.…

tna opens new food processing hub to expand footprint in the Netherlands

NETHERLANDS - tna has opened a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the Netherlands to expand its manufacturing footprint in processing equipment for the potato and vegetable processing industries in the Netherlands. The new facility will be involved in processing equipment including its range of fryers and freezers, but also pre-processing equipment such as peelers, washers…

Swirl’s Ice Cream launches black ice cream in Netherlands

NETHERLANDS - Swirl’s Ice Cream has launched black ice cream to the food market in the Netherlands, with a variety of ingredients that naturally dye foods black or are naturally black. According to FoodingredientsFirst, the new black ice cream will also contribute to new flavor profile or claim to add health benefits as activated charcoal…