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  • Orkla Sells K-Salat to Stryhns Orkla Foods Danmark has agreed to sell its K-Salat business to Stryhns, which is part of the Norwegian Agra group. The purpose of the sale is to concentrate Orkla’s activities on fewer categories. K-Salat has a product portfolio of salad spreads, mayonnaise, remoulade, dressings and potato salads in Denmark. Under the agreement, Stryhns will take over [...]...
  • Ardgowan Secures £1 Million to Build Malt Whisky Distillery and Visitor Centre A project to build a new lowland Scotch malt whisky distillery and visitor centre in Inverclyde has taken major step forward with the award of nearly £1 million from the Scottish Government. The Ardgowan Distillery secured £982,000 from the government’s Food Processing, Marketing and Co-operation (FPMC) grant scheme – providing vital capital towards construction costs. Martin [...]...
  • Irish Craft Beer Sustaining Growth A new Bord Bia report has revealed that Irish craft beer is performing well across all fronts, from the number of production facilities to production output, market share and exports. The number of craft breweries in Ireland has grown by more than 500% in the last 5 years, with 72 now in operation, up from [...]...
  • Fi Europe Innovation Awards – The Shortlisted Companies One of the highlights at Fi Europe & Ni is the announcement of the winners of the Innovation Awards. The competition not only rewards the most innovative products and concepts, it also acts as a reliable trend barometer. The ten-member jury, chaired by Peter Wennström of The Healthy Marketing Team, presents a shortlist of the [...]...
  • Advetec Targets Food and Drink Manufacturers With Next Generation Organic Waste Digester To reduce food processors costs, Advetec, a leading specialist in the treatment and reduction of solid and liquid organic waste, has launched the Advetec XO, an evolution of the company’s successful Bio-Thermic Digester (BTD) technology. The system is designed to rapidly reduce organic content within waste at source,cutting off-site transportation and processing costs and helping food manufacturing companies [...]...

Orkla Sells K-Salat to Stryhns

  Orkla Sells K-Salat to Stryhns

Orkla Foods Danmark has agreed to sell its K-Salat business to Stryhns, which is part of the Norwegian Agra group. The purpose of the sale is to concentrate Orkla’s activities on fewer categories.
K-Salat has a product portfolio of salad spreads, mayonnaise, remoulade, dressings and potato salads in Denmark. Under the agreement, Stryhns will take over […]

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Ardgowan Secures £1 Million to Build Malt Whisky Distillery and Visitor Centre

  Ardgowan Secures £1 Million to Build Malt Whisky Distillery and Visitor Centre

A project to build a new lowland Scotch malt whisky distillery and visitor centre in Inverclyde has taken major step forward with the award of nearly £1 million from the Scottish Government. The Ardgowan Distillery secured £982,000 from the government’s Food Processing, Marketing and Co-operation (FPMC) grant scheme – providing vital capital towards construction costs.
Martin […]

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Irish Craft Beer Sustaining Growth

  Irish Craft Beer Sustaining Growth

A new Bord Bia report has revealed that Irish craft beer is performing well across all fronts, from the number of production facilities to production output, market share and exports. The number of craft breweries in Ireland has grown by more than 500% in the last 5 years, with 72 now in operation, up from […]

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Fi Europe Innovation Awards – The Shortlisted Companies

  Fi Europe Innovation Awards – The Shortlisted Companies

One of the highlights at Fi Europe & Ni is the announcement of the winners of the Innovation Awards. The competition not only rewards the most innovative products and concepts, it also acts as a reliable trend barometer. The ten-member jury, chaired by Peter Wennström of The Healthy Marketing Team, presents a shortlist of the […]

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Advetec Targets Food and Drink Manufacturers With Next Generation Organic Waste Digester

  Advetec Targets Food and Drink Manufacturers With Next Generation Organic Waste Digester

To reduce food processors costs, Advetec, a leading specialist in the treatment and reduction of solid and liquid organic waste, has launched the Advetec XO, an evolution of the company’s successful Bio-Thermic Digester (BTD) technology. The system is designed to rapidly reduce organic content within waste at source,cutting off-site transportation and processing costs and helping food manufacturing companies […]

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UK Grocery Prices Rising at Fastest Rate in Four Years

  UK Grocery Prices Rising at Fastest Rate in Four Years

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 5 November 2017, show UK supermarket sales have increased in value by 3.2% year-on-year in the run up to Christmas.
Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar Worldpanel, explains: “Volume sales have increased by less than 1%, meaning it’s […]

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Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing to Go Ahead in Scotland

  Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing to Go Ahead in Scotland

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that minimum unit pricing for alcohol, which was passed overwhelmingly by the Scottish Parliament in 2012, can now proceed. Scottish Health Secretary Shona Robison has welcomed the decision and confirmed she intends to make a statement to Parliament shortly, setting out the Scottish Government’s next steps.
Following the unequivocal backing […]

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GEA Brings Together Technologies to Supply Extended Production Line For BMI

  GEA Brings Together Technologies to Supply Extended Production Line For BMI

GEA has recently been selected to supply an extended pasta filata cheese production line for BMI in Jessen, Germany. With this exemplary project GEA brings together its joint cheese-making expertise, resulting from its acquisition of de Klokslag and CMT in 2014 and 2015 respectively, with GEA’s flow and processing experience to provide a single offering for this […]

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Bosch Packaging Technology Wins German Design Award 2018

  Bosch Packaging Technology Wins German Design Award 2018

The Sigpack VPF (Vertical Platform for Flat Pouches), the first freely scalable flat pouch machine from Bosch, has been honoured with the German Design Award 2018 in the Excellent Product Design category. The German Design Council presents the prestigious award on an annual basis. The German Design Award is the second prestigious accolade for the […]

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Premier Foods Returns to Revenue Growth

  Premier Foods Returns to Revenue Growth

Premier Foods, the UK convenience food group, has reported group revenue of £353.3 million for the 26 weeks ended 30 September 2017 – an increase of 1.5% on the prior period – with Branded revenue in line with last year at £295.4 million while Non-branded revenue increased by 10.1% to £57.9 million. Group reported half year […]

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Nestlé Reorganises Infant Nutrition Business

  Nestlé Reorganises Infant Nutrition Business

The Nestlé Board of Directors has decided to change the organisation of the infant nutrition business at Nestlé to enhance further the company’s ability to win in this high-growth category. Effective January 1, 2018, infant nutrition will move from the globally-managed Nestlé Nutrition to a regionally-managed business. The change does not apply to other Nestlé businesses.
A dedicated Strategic […]

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Rich Creamy Solution For Low-fat Desserts

  Rich Creamy Solution For Low-fat Desserts

Algaia is introducing Satialgine® DVA, a next-generation seaweed extract ingredient for dairy and non-dairy desserts. This alginate line provides a unique rich and creamy texture in desserts such as low-fat dairy flans. The company will launch the product range at Fi Europe in Frankfurt, November 28-30, 2017, at booth #11.1F10.
The Satialgine line of alginate ingredients is […]

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ICE Enhances Customer Service Offering With New Facilities

  ICE Enhances Customer Service Offering With New Facilities

Coding and marking specialist Interactive Coding Equipment (ICE) is further strengthening its range of customer support services with the opening of additional facilities at its Nottingham headquarters. An extended Demonstration Room, new Training Room and Print Sample Laboratory will allow customers to see ICE coding equipment in action and test their products. This will enable […]

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Tesco/Booker Merger Provisionally Cleared

  Tesco/Booker Merger Provisionally Cleared

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally concluded that Tesco’s £3.7 billion purchase of Booker does not raise competition concerns. A group of independent Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) panel members has investigated how bringing together the UK’s largest grocery retailer and the UK’s largest grocery wholesaler would affect competition. It examined evidence from […]

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76% of British Consumers Now Buy Lunch Out For an Everyday Occasion

  76% of British Consumers Now Buy Lunch Out For an Everyday Occasion

According to new research from Mintel, the number of British consumers buying lunch to eat out of the home for an everyday occasion has risen to 76% in 2017, up from 64% in 2016. Additionally, the percentage buying lunch out of home for a leisure occasion has grown to 75%, up from 68% in in […]

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Emmi Scores Good CO2 Rating

  Emmi Scores Good CO2 Rating

Swiss dairy group Emmi has set itself the target of reducing its global CO2 emissions by 25% by 2020. At the same time, Emmi is creating full transparency with regard to its greenhouse gas emissions.
One of the measures the company is taking is its participation in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). The climate experts working with […]

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Mindful Choices – The Key Food Driver For 2018

  Mindful Choices – The Key Food Driver For 2018

The increasingly thoughtful and mindful consumer will continue to catalyze changes in the way that companies produce, package and label their products. More conscious than ever about making responsible food choices, 4 in 10 US and UK consumers increased their consumption of “healthy foods,” 7 in 10 want to know and understand the ingredient list, […]

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Tonejet and Rockwell Automation Win Innovative Partnership Award at InPrint 2017

  Tonejet and Rockwell Automation Win Innovative Partnership Award at InPrint 2017

Tonejet, the only manufacturer of advanced electro-static drop-on-demand digital print engines, and Rockwell Automation, the world’s leading company dedicated to industrial automation and information, have been announced as the winners in the ‘Innovative Partnership’ category at this year’s Innovation Awards at InPrint 2017 in Munich.
The InPrint Innovation Awards, sponsored by Ricoh, acknowledge significant advances in the […]

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SAP Consultancy, Edenhouse Solutions Help Warburtons Secure a Bronze SAP Quality Award

  SAP Consultancy, Edenhouse Solutions Help Warburtons Secure a Bronze SAP Quality Award

Warburtons have been selected as the Bronze Winner of the SAP UKI Quality Awards in the Transformation category for their migration to SAP Business Suite on HANA. Implemented by SAP Consultancy, Edenhouse Solutions, SAP’s Quality Awards celebrates and recognises businesses who have excelled in the implementation of their SAP solution.
Looking to safeguard their future, Warburtons […]

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UK Demand For Soft Drinks Set to Soar This Christmas as Alcohol Consumption Declines

  UK Demand For Soft Drinks Set to Soar This Christmas as Alcohol Consumption Declines

New research from Britvic, the largest supplier of branded still soft drinks and the number two supplier of branded carbonated soft drinks in Great Britain, reveals that almost half of consumers (45%) are set to buy more soft drinks at Christmas1 as figures show that over a fifth (21%) plan to drink less alcohol. With […]

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Creamelt® 600 LS – A Breakthrough in Healthier Filled Chocolate

  Creamelt® 600 LS – A Breakthrough in Healthier Filled Chocolate

IOI Loders Croklaan is to launch Creamelt® 600 LS, a chocolate filling fat that reduces saturated fatty acid (SAFA) content by 30% while maintaining excellent texture stability and delivering a superior cool-melting effect. The company will introduce this breakthrough ingredient at Fi Europe 2017, Frankfurt, Hall 8, Booth #J27.
“Consumers seek healthier confectionery products without compromising on […]

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Premium Pet Food Brand Launches With Design by OurCreative

  Premium Pet Food Brand Launches With Design by OurCreative

UK premium pet food brand Nineteen87, which boasts fresh, baked and natural ingredients, has launched with packaging, website, advertising and POS design by OurCreative. The design agency, formerly known as Hornall Anderson UK, used quirky illustration combined with photographic trends from Instagram and colour coding taken from human food categories on the new brand.
OurCreative. produced a […]

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New ‘Homebird’ Range Draws on Equipment Expertise of Interfood

  New ‘Homebird’ Range Draws on Equipment Expertise of Interfood

A new range of sliced chicken and turkey products from a primary supplier of high quality meats to the Irish market is being produced using equipment supplied by Interfood Technology. O’Brien Fine Foods is based in County Kildare, a family run business which numbers Tesco, Lidl, Musgrave, Dunnes and BWG Foods amongst the companies to […]

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Encouraging First Half Performance By Dairy Crest

  Encouraging First Half Performance By Dairy Crest

Reflecting strong volume and value growth across most of its brand portfolio, Dairy Crest has reported an 8% increase in adjusted profit before tax to £20.6 million on revenue from continuing operations up 16% to £220.1 million for the six months to 30 September 2017 compared to the corresponding period last year. Revenue increased in […]

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Barry Callebaut Continues to Deliver

  Barry Callebaut Continues to Deliver

Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, increased sales by 1.2% in local currencies and by 1.9% in SFr to SFr6.805 billion (€5.858 billion) for the year ended August 31, 2017, as a result of a good product mix, offset by lower cocoa bean and cocoa product prices. Sales […]

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British Company Smokes Out Sales in Argentina

  British Company Smokes Out Sales in Argentina

South America is the latest market to tap into the expertise of a world leading company based in the quiet Essex town of Billericay in England. A leading Argentinian manufacturer was looking for a safe, fool proof method of adding smoke flavours to selected food products and after an extensive search concluded the necessary expertise […]

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Tetra Pak Publishes New Orange Book Free Online

  Tetra Pak Publishes New Orange Book Free Online

A new edition of Tetra Pak’s Orange Book is now available free online. Alongside the latest technologies and consumer insights, the book points to a recent Tetra Pak study that shows how small the impact of pasteurization is on the levels of vitamin C in orange juice. On average, the process reduces the amount of […]

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Could Water be the Source of Energy Savings in Food Processing?

  Could Water be the Source of Energy Savings in Food Processing?

By Gary Sewell, General Manager, Clearwater Technology
Cost reduction is a constant challenge for any food processing business, yet many fail to realise the benefits that optimised water consumption can have on their overheads. Through investment in the right water treatment technologies, food processors can significantly reduce water consumption which can impact hugely on their utility […]

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Bakkavor to Float on the London Stock Exchange

  Bakkavor to Float on the London Stock Exchange

Just days after announcing that it will no longer proceed with its plans for an initial public offering, Bakkavor, the UK’s leading fresh prepared foods manufacturer, has decided to apply for admission of its shares to the premium listing segment of the Official List of the FCA and to trading on the London Stock Exchange’s main market […]

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HKScan to Launch Pork Exports to China

  HKScan to Launch Pork Exports to China

HKScan, the leading Nordic food company, is making preparations to begin exporting pork from Finland to China. The Chinese and Finnish food authorities have newly signed an agreement allowing HKScan’s Forssa plant to prepare for launching exports to China. Exports are scheduled to commence during the first half of 2018
The export of responsibly produced Finnish […]

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European Commission Proposes Fishing Opportunities in the Atlantic and North Sea For 2018

  European Commission Proposes Fishing Opportunities in the Atlantic and North Sea For 2018

The European Commission has presented its proposal for fishing opportunities in the Atlantic and the North Sea for 2018. The Commission proposes quotas for 78 stocks: for 53 stocks the fishing quota is either increased or remains the same and for 25 stocks is reduced. The fishing opportunities, or Total Allowable Catches (TACs), are quotas […]

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Chr. Hansen Introduces a New Range of Oil Soluble Colouring Foodstuffs

  Chr. Hansen Introduces a New Range of Oil Soluble Colouring Foodstuffs

Consumer awareness in Clean Label is growing(1). The snacking industry is reinvigorating itself both in terms of new product development and consumer expectations, and this momentum will continue to grow. As eating and drinking habits among adults change, manufacturers place more focus on the ingredients used in formulation and the production process(2).
Perhaps it is no […]

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Coonlocken Makes On-the-go Snacking Easier

  Coonlocken Makes On-the-go Snacking Easier

Coonlocken Ltd, an Irish convenience packaging supplier, is making it their mission to make on-the-go snacking easier for busy consumers and more lucrative for retailers. The packaging company conducted recent research in the yogurt market to establish the effect on yogurt sales when one of their fully recyclable spoons was attached to a yogurt pot. […]

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Profits and Margins Tumble at 2 Sisters Food Group

  Profits and Margins Tumble at 2 Sisters Food Group

Adversely impacted by rising commodity inflation that was not fully offset by price increases and its cost reduction efforts along with several exceptional items, Boparan Holdings, the parent company for 2 Sisters Food Group, has reported a 5.3% decrease in sales and a 47.4% decline in operating profit for the fourth quarter ended 29th July […]

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Value of Irish Foodservice Market Rises to Reach Record €7.8 Billion in 2017

  Value of Irish Foodservice Market Rises to Reach Record €7.8 Billion in 2017

Bord Bia released the findings of its 2017 Irish Foodservice Channel Insights Report in advance of its annual foodservice seminar which took place in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. The report shows that Ireland’s foodservice market continues to grow and is now valued at a record €7.8 billion, comprising over 33,000 individual outlets. The foodservice market […]

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Sustainability to Take Centre Stage at Nordic Organic Food Fair 2017 – 15-16 November -MalmöMässan, Sweden

  Sustainability to Take Centre Stage at Nordic Organic Food Fair 2017 – 15-16 November -MalmöMässan, Sweden

Leading organisations including Organic Sweden, KRAV, Paradiset, Skåne Food Innovation Network, Menigo, Södertälje, Organic Denmark, Ekoweb, Global Organics, Marije Vogelzang, and EkoMatCentrum have now been confirmed to appear in the Nordic Organic Food Fair’s Organic Theatre, over 15-16 November, at MalmöMässan in Sweden.
The Nordic Organic Food Fair – the Nordic region’s biggest trade show for certified […]

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DuPont Strengthens its Position as a Leading Specialty Ingredients Business

  DuPont Strengthens its Position as a Leading Specialty Ingredients Business

DuPont has completed its acquisition of FMC Corporation’s Health & Nutrition business (FMC H&N), except for the Omega-3 business, and its divestment to FMC of a portion of DuPont’s Crop Protection business. The transaction includes consideration to DuPont of $1.6 billion to reflect the difference in the value of the assets, including cash of $1.2 billion and working capital […]

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Veolia to Support Danone Nutricia Wuxi Plant in China

  Veolia to Support Danone Nutricia Wuxi Plant in China

Veolia Water Technologies has signed a contract to provide China-based Nutricia Pharmaceutical (Danone Nutricia) with a turnkey solution for water purification. By implementing Veolia’s technologies at its plant in Wuxi, Danone Nutricia will be able to save on water consumption and improve water usage efficiency. Veolia’s technologies for Danone Nutricia will allow it to expand its purified water […]

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Successful Year For Associated British Foods

  Successful Year For Associated British Foods

Reflecting its international diversity and a strong underlying performance across its businesses, Associated British Foods has reported a 15% increase in group revenue to £15.4 billion and a 15% rise in adjusted operating profit of £1.363 billion for 2017. Statutory operating profit was up 21% to £1,.336 billion, and with the benefit of a profit […]

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Coca-Cola in Western Europe Sets Ambitious New Sustainability Commitments

  Coca-Cola in Western Europe Sets Ambitious New Sustainability Commitments

The Coca-Cola Company in Western Europe and Coca-Cola European Partners have launched their first ever joint Sustainability Action Plan for Western Europe – ‘This is Forward’ – with ambitious new commitments on drinks, packaging and society. Coca-Cola European Partners is the Coca-Cola bottler covering 13 territories across Western Europe.
This is Forward sets out how The […]

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Arla Foods Disposes of Stake in Brazilian Dairy

  Arla Foods Disposes of Stake in Brazilian Dairy

Following a change in ownership of Brazil’s leading dairy company Vigor, Arla Foods has decided to divest its 8% share in the company with immediate effect. Vigor has been sold by majority shareholder JBS to Mexican dairy company Grupo Lala. In connection with this transaction, Arla Foods has sold its stake in Vigor to Lala.
“Arla […]

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Nestlé to Source Only Cage-free eggs by 2025

  Nestlé to Source Only Cage-free eggs by 2025

Nestlé has set a goal to source only eggs from cage-free hens for all its food products globally by 2025. This includes all shell eggs and egg products directly sourced as ingredients by Nestlé.
In Europe and the US, Nestlé will make the transition by the end of 2020. For the rest of the Americas, the […]

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Shea-based Shortening Reduces Saturated Fats

  Shea-based Shortening Reduces Saturated Fats

IOI Loders Croklaan Europe is launching Presdough® 270 SB, the next-generation shea-based palm oil alternative, for excellence in bakery products. This non-hydrogenated shortening can lower saturated fats in dough products by up to 40% and total fat by up to 20%, while retaining desired flavor and texture and creating extra volume in puff pastry.
Presdough® 270 SB is […]

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Bakkavor Abandons IPO Plans

  Bakkavor Abandons IPO Plans

Bakkavor, the UK’s leading fresh prepared foods manufacturer, has announces that it will no longer proceed with its plans for an initial public offering. Whilst the company received sufficient institutional demand to cover the offering, the board has taken the decision that proceeding with the transaction would not be in the best interests of the […]

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Suntory and PepsiCo to Form Joint Venture in Thailand

  Suntory and PepsiCo to Form Joint Venture in Thailand

Tokyo Stock Exchange listed Suntory Beverage & Food, a global soft drink company, and PepsiCo, one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, have agreed to form a beverage joint venture in Thailand. The new joint venture is designed to build on PepsiCo’s strong existing position in Thailand and to create new growth opportunities […]

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England’s First Self-built Distillery Set to Begin Gin Production

  England’s First Self-built Distillery Set to Begin Gin Production

A boutique Yorkshire-based gin and whisky distillery is nearing completion, with 75% of the build finished and gin distillation set to begin early in the new year. England’s first self-built whisky and gin distillery, Cooper King Distillery will commence production of its juniper-led gin and open its doors to members of the public early in the […]

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Aquabio Wins Water Reuse Europe Innovation Award

  Aquabio Wins Water Reuse Europe Innovation Award

Worcester-based Aquabio Ltd – in conjunction with Bakkavor – has been awarded the inaugural Water Reuse Europe award for the Most Innovative Water Reuse Scheme at the association’s recent annual conference in Bruges, Belgium. The award recognises Aquabio’s water reuse solution at Bakkavor’s Cucina Sano site in Boston, Lincolnshire – where Bakkavor produces Italian ready meals […]

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Mercury Packaging & CPS Flexible Rebrand to Become Fusion Flexibles

  Mercury Packaging & CPS Flexible Rebrand to Become Fusion Flexibles

Following the recent merger between Nottinghamshire-based Mercury Packaging and CPS Flexibles in Leicester, the combined companies are now announcing a name change to Fusion Flexibles Limited with immediate effect. This key move helps complete the integration of the two businesses and reinforces its position as one of the UK’s leading flexible packaging manufacturers for the […]

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Total Produce Acquires 50% of The Fresh Connection

  Total Produce Acquires 50% of The Fresh Connection

Total Produce, the leading fresh produce company, has acquired a 50% equity stake in California-based fresh produce company, The Fresh Connection. Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Lafayette, California, the company is one of North America’s premier produce export companies with 2016 sales of about US$ 165 million.
The Fresh Connection is engaged in the year-round […]

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Unilever to Acquire TAZO® Brand From Starbucks For $384 Million

  Unilever to Acquire TAZO® Brand From Starbucks For $384 Million

Unilever is to acquire the TAZO® brand from Starbucks. TAZO® is a leading brand in the fast-growing specialty tea category.
Under the asset purchase agreement, Unilever will acquire the TAZO® brand and all related intellectual property, signature recipes and inventory for US$384 million. The transaction represents a multiple of 10 times pro forma EBIT. TAZO® had […]

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