The global flavours and fragrances market is estimated at USD25 billion and growing about 5% per annum. Four companies dominate this market: Givaudan 20%, Firmenich 14%, IFF 13%, and Symrise 11%. Flavours are the prevailing category, holding a 54% market share with the biggest end-users being the beverage sector (34%) and dairy (13%). While the…

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Dedication and hard work paid off for South Island farmers who this year broke the Guinness World Record for the largest barley crop harvest. Warren and Joy Darling, from Timaru New Zealand, achieved a harvest of 13.8 metric tonnes of barley from just one hectare of land – comfortably passing the previous record of 12.2 metric…

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The below article was published recently in the New Zealand Herald, New Zealand’s largest circulated newspaper. In it, Andrew Kelly shares his views on multinational engagement in this region as part of a special edition on Capital Markets. Good at ideas, not so good at going global Like them or hate them, multi-national companies are…

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Xero has beaten some serious global contenders to again top Forbes’ list of the 100 Most Innovative Growth Companies. Xero was founded in New Zealand in 2006 with a Software as a Service business model. Their cloud-based accounting software is targeted to small businesses who want to improve their productivity, monitor performance, and plan ahead….

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