Ground-breaking technology teams with robust design and harmonized processes to ensure a high level of overall equipment effectiveness. “Our compact system stands for maximum efficiency and productivity, from product distribution to the closed carton”, says Daniel Bossel, product manager at Bosch Packaging Technology.
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Sales of Nestlé SA, Vevey increased by 0.4% on a reported basis to CHF 21.0 bn in the first quarter of 2017. Organic growth was solid at 2.3%, with 1.3% of real internal growth (RIG) and pricing of 1.0%.
Mark Schneider, Nestlé CEO, commented: "Organic growth of 2.3% this quarter is within our full-year guidance range. The leap year comparison and other seasonal effects made the start of this year particularly challenging. We were encouraged by the growth in Asia and the resilience of consumer spending in Europe. Consumer demand in the Americas remained soft. Our pricing improved moderately. We confirm our 2017 guidance and have made good progress with our growth and efficiency projects to position our company for enhanced value creation."
Nestlé achieved sales of CHF 2.0 bn in the product group confectionery. Organic growth was - 2.9%, with - 2.6% of real internal growth and pricing of - 0.3%. Sales in the product category milk products & ice cream were CHF 3.1 bn (+ 1.3% organic growth).
Symrise AG, a global supplier of fragrances, flavorings and ingredients, has joined nearly 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
Peter Bakker, CEO and President of WBCSD said: “The commitment of Symrise to sustainability in its business model, in tandem with WBCSD’s network of forward thinking businesses, gives this partnership the potential for real impact. I am particularly excited about working with Symrise on our Food Reform for Sustainability and Health (FReSH) program. By committing to sustainability in fragrances and flavorings, Symrise offers true value in our efforts to accelerate transformational change in global agricultural production systems.”
IOI Loders Croklaan, the leading producer of sustain-able oils and fats for the food manufacturing industry, is strengthening its leadership team with new COO Holger Riemensperger and Pedro Leal as Sales Director Europe.
Furthermore, Pedro Leal, passionate Sales and Marketing executive with 25 years B2B experience is appointed Sales Director Europe, reporting to Holger. In his role as COO, Mr. Riemensperger will report to IOI Loders Croklaan’s CEO Julian Veitch, and will serve as a member of the Group Executive Leadership Team. “Holger’s deep experience, knowledge and outstanding operational skills will advance IOI Loders Croklaan further to competitive strength and forward growth. Especially his focus on innovation will boost our ambitious growth plans,” commented Veitch.
“The positive response of the industry to this new trade fair format confirms our dialogue-oriented concept approach and the interest in a new leading international trade fair in the NAFTA region”, commented Gerald Böse, President and Chief Executive Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH, one of the organizers of the trade show. Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO of PMMI, producer of the Pack Expo portfolio of trade shows, also reached a very positive conclusion about the trade fair: “ProFood Tech reaffirmed our belief that North America needed a comprehensive processing event like this.”
Cargill has celebrated the establishment of its own licensed buying company (LBC) – Cargill Kokoo Sourcing Ltd – in Ghana, in the presence of Deputy Ministers, Ambassadors as well as representatives from COCOBOD and Cargill.
So far over 25,000 farmers are registered, of which 9,000 are actively pursuing selling beans through Cargill’s LBC network. Cargill already sources directly from farmers and farmer organisations in other origin countries. Moving to this model in Ghana means that the company will be better positioned to efficiently implement the Cargill Cocoa Promise at scale and better serve its customers.
Cargill’s innovative high–tech purchasing model is built on the principles of sustainability and full traceability in Ghana. Farmers deliver their cocoa to community warehouses where their beans are digitally weighed in front of them, assigned a fully traceable bar code and funds are then transferred straight to the farmer’s phone or e-wallet using E-money through partnerships with E-Zwich, MTM mobile Money and Tigo Mobil Money. The revolutionary move to mobile money in Ghana adds assurance for the farmer, improves their ability to trade more effectively and eradicates all risks associated with cash payments.
“We strongly believe that this way of doing business is the future for cocoa farmers in Ghana. Mobile money is the first step towards improving incomes for farmers, as we build the infrastructure and capabilities for a more efficient and effective supply chain. Our aim is to create an enabling environment for smallholder finance for the future, resulting in better entrepreneurial spirit already noticeable at the farmer level,” said Lionel Soulard, Managing Director West-Africa Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate.
The Barry Callebaut Group saw sales volume growth picking up to 3.5% in the second quarter (first quarter - 0.4%), leading to a topline growth for the first six months of fiscal year 2016/17 of 1.4% to 946,782 tonnes.
Sales volume in chocolate was up 3.5%, while the intentional phase-out of less profitable contracts in cocoa, now completed, led to a decline of - 5.0%. Sales revenue outpaced volume growth, rising by 2.5% in local currencies (+ 3.3% in CHF) to CHF 3.539 bn, due to a better product mix and partly offset by lower raw material prices.
Gross profit amounted to CHF 464.0 m, corresponding to + 6.2% in local currencies (+ 6.0% in CHF). The increase, which is significantly above the reported volume growth, was fueled by a good product and customer mix, the successful execution of the Cocoa Leadership program and a more supportive cocoa products market. Operating profit (EBIT) amounted to CHF 238.4 m, an increase of 19.3% in local currencies (+ 18.8% in CHF). Net profit was up 32.6% in local currencies (+ 31.7% in CHF) to CHF 142.1 m.
The transaction is subject to approval by certain regulatory authorities, as well as information processes with employee representatives in certain jurisdictions. It is expected to close in the summer of 2017.