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Dr. Oetker to acquire baking brand Wilton

German-based food conglomerate Dr. Oetker is set to purchase Wilton Brands, a US baking, cake decorating and candy making brand...

21 Sep 2018


Global bread and bakery consumption continues to experience modest growth

The global bread and bakery product market displayed modest, but sustainable growth throughout the period under review, increasing from 122,000 tonnes in 2007 to 129,000 tonnes in 2016...

23 Apr 2018


Egg scare costs Dutch poultry farmers EUR33m

Europe's contaminated egg scare, triggered by the presence of the insecticide fipronil in eggs, has cost Dutch poultry farmers at least €33m ($39m), according to a preliminary estimate...

24 Aug 2017


Contaminated eggs show continuing problems with supply chain

Another food scandal: this time eggs used for making sandwiches and other processed products that contain traces of an insecticide called fipronil...

By Lisa Jack 17 Aug 2017


Austria confirms find of tainted egg products

Austria on Monday became the latest European country to confirm that it has found the insecticide fipronil in egg products imported from Germany...

15 Aug 2017


PMI to invest $320m into German Heets production facility

Philip Morris International (PMI) will invest approximately $320 million in a new high-tech facility in Dresden, Germany, to produce Heets...

22 Jun 2017


German brewer withdraws 'Nazi beer' label

BERLIN - A Bavarian brewer has sparked outrage in Germany by producing a "Border Fence" label that appears to use Nazi symbols to criticise the mass refugee influx...

24 Mar 2016


Emerging markets enjoy digital camera boom

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: Sales of digital cameras rose significantly during in the first three quarters of 2010 the latest GfK Retail and Technology data has revealed, with the emerging markets very much at the forefront of this increase. GfK Retail and Technology presents key market figures as the International CES 2011 kicks off in Las Vegas.

7 Jan 2011


America still the most admired country globally

NEW YORK, US: The United States continues to lead the world in global image, according to GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications, a division of GfK Custom Research North America and Simon Anholt, the leading policy advisor.

15 Oct 2010


Poland's Metro named Young Reader Newspaper of Year

PARIS, FRANCE/DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The Metro newspaper in Poland has been named the 2010 World Young Reader Newspaper of the Year in the annual competition organized by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishing (WAN-IFRA).

9 Sep 2010


Microsoft heralds a new age of gaming with Age of Empires Online

COLOGNE, GERMANY: On the eve of gamescom 2010, reputedly the world's largest consumer-oriented games showcase, Microsoft Corp. unveiled the newest addition to the Age of Empires franchise, Age of Empires Online. Microsoft also announced the development of Microsoft Flight, a new entry inspired by the best-selling Microsoft Flight Simulator franchise, and Fable.

30 Aug 2010


iPhone ad platform gets US$60m in advance bookings

CALIFORNIA, USA: Apple's iPhone 4 will be the first smartphone to run the company's iAd mobile ad network, with 17 advertisers already lined up to target mobile app users.

By Mark St Andrew, 21 Jun 2010