Review of Benecol business

Year 2016:

  • EBIT at the comparison period level
    • Negative impact of exchange rate volatility and price increases of wood-based sterols used as raw material for plant stanol ester
  • Net sales decreased due to volatility in exchange rates and in consumer product sales in home markets
  • In UK, Benecol’s market share strengthened
  • Sales of Benecol ingredient to licensing partners grew, particularly in Asia