DuPont to construct neW Industrial Biosciences headquarters in the Netherlands

NETHERLANDS – The world’s leading bioscience company, DuPont has unveiled plans for new European headquarters for Industrial Biosciences in the Netherlands to expand its research and innovation capabilities. The elaborate facility is located at its new site in Leiden Bio Science Park, Oegstgeest, the Netherlands. The facility will create additional 100 jobs, doubling the growth…

DSM unveils new branding for gellan and xanthan gum ingredients

NETHERLANDS – Royal DSM has unveiled new branding for its gellan gum and xanthan gum range in a bid to address the growing need for clean label and natural ingredients. This aims to further strengthen the company’s hydrocolloids business which comprises of gellan gum, xanthan gum, welan gum and pectin. The new branding will appear…

The Netherlands to form a new institute for food safety and research

NETHERLANDS – The Netherlands is set to create a unique knowledge and research institution for food and feed safety to further its capabilities in research as well as food security matters. The institute will be formed through a merger between RIKILT Wageningen University & Research and the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA)’s…

Louis Dreyfus to exit dairy business as part of strategic focus

NETHERLANDS – The global agri-merchant firm, Louis Dreyfus Company B.V. has announced decision to exit its dairy business by mid-2019 as part of strategy to focus on core business operations. As one of the leaders in the world's agricultural product trade flows, the company is looking to exit non-core areas and focus on key product…

Louis Dreyfus appoints Kristen Eshak head of Food Innovation and Downstream

NETHERLANDS – The global agricultural and food merchant company, Louis Dreyfus has appointed Kristen Eshak Weldon as head of Food Innovation and Downstream strategy, effective January 1, 2019 and reports to Chief Executive Officer, Ian McIntosh. Before her appointment to the executive role, Kristen Eshak had spent 13 years in positions of increasing responsibility at…

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,…