Sales in local currencies rose by 7% at Scent & Care and by 11% at Flavor & Nutrition. Both divisions won new core list positions with key accounts. As last year, the emerging markets remained growth drivers. Sales in the emerging markets grew by 8% in local currencies and accounted for 39% of total sales in 2008.
Symrise’s position has substantially improved in the U.S. market, which had proved challenging to date. Sales in the U.S. climbed by 25%, noted the company.