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US Green Light For Anheuser-Busch InBev/SAB Miller Deal

US Green Light For Anheuser-Busch InBev/SAB Miller Deal

Unilever’s Long-term Focus is Paying Off

Unilever’s Long-term Focus is Paying Off

Irish Agri-Tech Firm BHSL Enters US Market with $3 Million Poultry Pilot Project

Irish Agri-Tech Firm BHSL Enters US Market with $3 Million Poultry Pilot Project

Original Liqueurs – Original Labels

Original Liqueurs – Original Labels

US Green Light For Anheuser-Busch InBev/SAB Miller Deal

US Green Light For Anheuser-Busch InBev/SAB Miller Deal

22 July 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has received clearance from the United States Department of Justice for the proposed combination with SABMiller. As part of the consent decree and consistent with AB InBev’s approach to proactively address potential regulatory concerns, AB InBev has agreed, among other conditions, to divest SABMiller’s US interest in MillerCoors to Molson Coors. This divestiture, […]

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Unilever’s Long-term Focus is Paying Off

Unilever’s Long-term Focus is Paying Off

22 July 2016

Unilever has reported 4.7% rise in underlying sales growth to €26.3 billion for the first half, ahead of its markets, with volume up 2.2%. Sales increased by 5.4% at constant exchange rates but decreased by 2.6% at current exchange rates. Operating profit was down by 0.1% to €3.8 billion at current exchange rates and net […]

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Irish Agri-Tech Firm BHSL Enters US Market with $3 Million Poultry Pilot Project

Irish Agri-Tech Firm BHSL Enters US Market with $3 Million Poultry Pilot Project

22 July 2016

Irish agri-tech business BHSL has agreed a $3 million pilot project with the State of Maryland to trial its pioneering manure-to-energy technology which is aimed at transforming the environmental impact of the global poultry industry. The patented BHSL Energy Centre to be used in the project was recently shipped from BHSL’s plant in Ballagh, County […]

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Original Liqueurs – Original Labels

Original Liqueurs – Original Labels

22 July 2016

For the ultimate personalised gift The Wiltshire Liqueur Company uses LX-Series Label Printers for their Bespoke Labelling Service. Original Liqueurs – you can just drink them as they are or you can be as creative as Tiffinie Pride, director and chief experimenter of The Wiltshire Liqueur Company, and enjoy them in endless ways: cool and […]

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New Trolley Packer For the Dairy Industry Unveiled

New Trolley Packer For the Dairy Industry Unveiled

22 July 2016

UK-based MECHELEC AUTOMATiON has developed a new trolley collation and packing system for the dairy industry. The TP1002 Trolley Packer is designed to provide fully automated, cost-effective trolley loading, at faster operating speeds than current systems. The TP1002 is intended for use in both major and provincial dairies, offering flexible throughput for NIS, INFINI and […]

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Barry Callebaut and Tony’s Chocolonely Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

Barry Callebaut and Tony’s Chocolonely Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

21 July 2016

The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, and Tony’s Chocolonely, the Amsterdam-based chocolate company committed to bringing an end to slavery in the chocolate industry, have announced a strategic partnership agreement to produce chocolate from fully traceable sustainable cocoa. Barry Callebaut installs a dedicated cocoa butter tank in […]

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The Staggering Cost of Global Food Waste and How to Cut It

The Staggering Cost of Global Food Waste and How to Cut It

21 July 2016

US$940 billion – this is what human food waste costs consumers, farmers and businesses each year. A third of all food produced for humans is wasted. This means that 24% of all the water we use for agriculture is also wasted. And food waste causes 8% of human-produced greenhouse gas emissions. In this op-ed written for […]

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Keelings Celebrates 90 Years of Growing

Keelings Celebrates 90 Years of Growing

21 July 2016

Keelings, Ireland’s largest supplier and producer of fresh fruit, is celebrating 90 years of growing at its North Dublin farm. The family business has celebrated the milestone in conjunction with the official opening of the new Keelings Farm Shop. Stretching back to the 1920s, the Keelings family story is full of heritage. When starting out, […]

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Only One Fifth of Global Population Achieves Sufficient Vitamin E Status

21 July 2016

DSM Nutritional Products highlights a study published in the International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research <http://econtent.hogrefe.com/doi/pdf/10.1024/0300-9831/a000281> , which established that just 21% of the studies of the examined populations globally reach a serum α-tocopherol concentration of ≥30 µmol/L. This is the vitamin E threshold that several studies suggest has fundamental effects on human health […]

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Arla Foods UK Launches Strategy to Champion British Dairy

Arla Foods UK Launches Strategy to Champion British Dairy

20 July 2016

Arla Foods UK, Britain’s largest dairy company, has unveiled its most ambitious business strategy to date to make Arla a household brand by 2020 and grow its revenue by nearly a third. Spearheaded by new country head, Tomas Pietrangeli, who joined the UK business earlier this year, the ambition is part of the company’s global […]

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New Support Package Worth €500 Million For European Farmers

New Support Package Worth €500 Million For European Farmers

20 July 2016

The European Commission has presented a new package of measures worth €500 million from EU funds to support farmers in the face of ongoing market difficulties, particularly on the dairy market. The package contains three main elements: * A EU-wide scheme to incentivise a reduction in milk production (€150 million). * Conditional adjustment aid to […]

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World’s Hottest Chilli Pepper on Sale at Tesco

World’s Hottest Chilli Pepper on Sale at Tesco

20 July 2016

Tesco has launched Carolina Reaper, the hottest chilli pepper in the world according to the Guinness Book Of Records, measuring an average 1.5 million Scoville units. However, another independent test is reported to have recorded the heat level of the Carolina Reaper – which is being commercially grown in Bedfordshire – at an incredible, mouth numbing […]

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Diageo and WaterAid Announce Five Year International Partnership

Diageo and WaterAid Announce Five Year International Partnership

20 July 2016

Diageo has announced a five year partnership with WaterAid, an international NGO providing access to safe water and sanitation in some of the world’s poorest communities. Through this exciting new collaboration, the partners will use their collective influence to advocate universal access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) at local, national and global levels […]

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Changing Lifestyles Grow Turkish Desire For Packaged Food and Drink

Changing Lifestyles Grow Turkish Desire For Packaged Food and Drink

20 July 2016

Turkey is experiencing a number of big shifts in its demographics which is having a positive effect on the packaged food market. Since the 1950s, the urban population has expanded. 75% of Turkey’s total population now live in urban areas. Over 20 cities across the country are home to a million or more inhabitants. Turkey’s […]

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Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury Celebrates 70 years in Business

19 July 2016

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury, formerly  Chadwicks of Bury, is celebrating 70 years in flexible packaging. Today CFP Bury is the world’s leading manufacturer of pre-cut lids and its success can  be traced back to the humble milk bottle top. In 1935 Ronald Chadwick began work as a general supplier to the farming community around Bury offering […]

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Emmi Acquires 100% of Mittelland Molkerei

Emmi Acquires 100% of Mittelland Molkerei

19 July 2016

Swiss dairy group Emmi has taken full control of Mittelland Molkerei by acquiring a 40 % stake from AZM Verwaltungs, the investment firm of the Mittelland Milk Producers’ Cooperative (MPM). Based at Suhr in Switzerland, Mittelland Molkerei was founded in 2005, from which time it was 60 % owned by Emmi and 40 % owned by the AZM […]

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Dare to Dairy at the IDF World Dairy Summit 2016 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands!

Dare to Dairy at the IDF World Dairy Summit 2016 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands!

19 July 2016

The IDF World Dairy Summit is the annual top meeting of the global dairy industry attracting about 1,500 participants from all over the world. This year (from the 16 to 21 October) the Summit is organized in The Netherlands and the message is Dare to Dairy! The IDF World Dairy Summit is held annually by […]

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EU is World’s Leading Agri-food Exporter

EU is World’s Leading Agri-food Exporter

19 July 2016

EU exports for agricultural products reached €129 billion in 2015 – an increase of 5.7%, securing the EU’s position as the top world agri-food exporter with a net trade surplus of €16 billion. The entire output of the European Union’s agricultural sector was valued at €410 billion in 2015. Agriculture and the food and drink […]

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Consumers Willing to Pay Almost 50% More For Natural Colors and Flavors

Consumers Willing to Pay Almost 50% More For Natural Colors and Flavors

19 July 2016

Consumers are happy to pay a premium of nearly 50% for food and drink formulated with natural ingredients, according to a new survey commissioned by Lycored, the global leader in carotenoids. In the online poll, researchers asked 506 US consumers whether they would be prepared to spend more on a product if it was made with […]

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Food Academy to Support 1500 Jobs in Irish Food and Drink Sector

Food Academy to Support 1500 Jobs in Irish Food and Drink Sector

19 July 2016

A survey by the Local Enterprise Offices in Ireland shows that 281 small food and drink producers, members of the Food Academy Programme who employ 1,131 people, have made the break-through into the retail market. Those same businesses expect to create a further 373 jobs over the next 12 months, bringing the total number of […]

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Caledonia Investments to Acquire Liberation Group From LGV

Caledonia Investments to Acquire Liberation Group From LGV

18 July 2016

Contracts have been exchanged for the purchase of The Liberation Group by Caledonia Investments from LGV Capital for £118 million. Completion is expected over the course of the summer. Liberation, founded in 2008 through a management buy-in led by Mark Crowther and equity backed by LGV, owns and operates a fully integrated pub and drinks business […]

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Visionary Culina – General Mills collaboration at Port Salford gains CILT recognition

18 July 2016

The visionary collaboration at Port Salford between Culina Group and General Mills was recognised at the 2016 CILT North West Annual Awards recently. The Awards were attended by leading logistics and transport professionals at a gala event at the Titanic Hotel Liverpool. The “CILT Warehouse Operations Award” was presented to Culina Group for “World class […]

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European Commission Clears Froneri Ice Cream Joint Venture

European Commission Clears Froneri Ice Cream Joint Venture

18 July 2016

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the creation of Froneri, a joint venture by PAI Partners of France and Nestlé of Switzerland. Froneri will manufacture and market ice cream products in and outside of Europe, and frozen food products in Europe. PAI Partners will contribute to Froneri its ice cream business, […]

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Wolf Blass Named Red Winemaker of the Year at International Wine Challenge 2016

Wolf Blass Named Red Winemaker of the Year at International Wine Challenge 2016

18 July 2016

Leading Australian winery, Wolf Blass, was named ‘Red Winemaker of the Year’ at last week’s prestigious International Wine Challenge in London. It is a triple treat for Wolf Blass, being awarded this accolade for the third time following wins in 2008 and 2013. In its 33rd year, the International Wine Challenge (IWC) is recognised as one […]

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Tesco to Source Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Cocoa For Own Label Chocolate in the UK

Tesco to Source Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Cocoa For Own Label Chocolate in the UK

18 July 2016

Tesco has announced all the cocoa required for its own label chocolate products sold in the UK will be from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ sources by the end of 2018. The retailer will also ensure the cocoa used in other Tesco UK products, such as biscuits, cakes, desserts and cereals, will be responsibly sourced by the same […]

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MagGrow Wins 2016 Thrive Accelerator Sustainability Award in California

MagGrow Wins 2016 Thrive Accelerator Sustainability Award in California

18 July 2016

Irish start-up Agricultural Magnetics (t/a MagGrow) has been named winner of the 2016 Thrive Accelerator Sustainability Award, at the 2nd annual Forbes AgTech Summit held in Salinas, California. The Forbes AgTech Summit brings together over 500 of the smartest and most entrepreneurial minds in Silicon Valley and global agriculture to tackle some of the world’s […]

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Fix-a-Form multi-page labels by Denny Bros

17 July 2016

Denny Bros pioneered multi-page labels in the late 1970s and is now a world leading specialist print company producing innovative labelling solutions for multiple industries including the food and drink sector. The company is an independent, family-owned business with an ethos underpinned by trust, quality and customer service. Its Fix-a-Form® multi-page labels can be attached […]

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Consumer Goods M&A Quadrupled in 2015 With Deal Value Topping $226 Billion

Consumer Goods M&A Quadrupled in 2015 With Deal Value Topping $226 Billion

15 July 2016

M&A has become the primary source of revenue growth among the top 50 global consumer goods companies as sales growth in the sector slumped to 3.4%, half what it was just five years ago in 2011 (6.7%). This is according to OC&C Strategy Consultants’ 14th annual Global 50 report, in collaboration with the Grocer, which analyses […]

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Galactic’s Dairy Ingredients to be Presented in Benelux by Azelis

15 July 2016

Azelis has been selected as the exclusive dealer for manufacturer Galactic, providing lactic acids, lactates and powerful food safety and preservation blends to the food and nutrition industry, all which will be distributed in the Benelux region.

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Bunge Introduces Non-GMO Projects

15 July 2016

Two new projects have been introduced by Bunge: non-GMO Project Verified milled corn ingredients and Non-GMO Project Verified oils.

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Turmeric Extract has Sales Increase Displaying Growing Interest

15 July 2016

According to Arjuna Natural Extracts, there is a year-on-year global sales increase of 20% for its BCM-95 curcumin, displaying the rising interest for turmeric extract as a useful ingredient.

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Filtec Releases Auratec Pressure Detection Unit

15 July 2016

Filtec, an Inline inspection technology manufacturer, has recently released Auratec, a new pressure detection unit for can containers products that are made from glass and aluminium material.

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Irplast Creates Sticky Food-grade Tape for Fresh Produce Products

15 July 2016

A new sticky tape has been developed by the company, Irplast, to meet “specific demand from the fruit and vegetable market” for a secure and adaptable band for labeling and wrapping particular servings of singular produce.

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Parkside Produces Pliable Packaging for Poultry Products

15 July 2016

Parkside has produced a new pliable packaging to decrease bacteria growth on the outer packaging of fresh poultry products.

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Pollard Boxes Manufactures New Box for Hotel Chocolat

15 July 2016

A premium presentation box is being produced by Pollard Boxes for the brand new variety from Hotel Chocolat.

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Bell Launches New Food Packaging Business

15 July 2016

Bell Packaging have issued that they can now provide Jetran® packaging acceptable for presenting food products.

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British Attitudes Towards Cooking in the Home

British Attitudes Towards Cooking in the Home

15 July 2016

New research from Mintel reveals three in five (60%) 16-34s like experimenting with new cooking trends and ingredients, compared to 51% of UK consumers overall. However, whilst young consumers show a passion for experimental cooking, they appear to be in hot water in the kitchen as many struggle to master the basics. Two in five […]

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Over 40% of Young Consumers Snack Regularly

Over 40% of Young Consumers Snack Regularly

15 July 2016

Over a third of consumers globally say they snack regularly, with the figure rising to just over 40% for young people aged 18-34, as the practice of modular eating becomes more accepted as an alternative to eating three main meals a day, according to consumer insight firm Canadean. The company’s latest report finds that consumers snack for […]

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The Nagel-Group – A Link Between Manufacturers and Retailers

The Nagel-Group – A Link Between Manufacturers and Retailers

15 July 2016

Based at Versmold in Germany, the Nagel-Group is a leading specialist for food logistics operating throughout Europe and employing more than 11,000 people at 100 locations in 16 countries. In 2015, the company generated a turnover of more than Eur1.7 billion. The company group moves food consignments of all sizes and in all temperature ranges. […]

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Pentair introduces new Keg Monitor

14 July 2016

Pentair has launched the Haffmans Keg Monitor, type KEG 2.0 that offers significantly improved handling through a Windows-based PC-program and simplified data transfer compared to its predecessors and similar products available on the market. In breweries and soft drink production plants, keg washing is an essential process in the packaging line. Kegs might be contaminated by micro-organisms or […]

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Viability Boosts Seafood Purchase

14 July 2016

GlobeScan has carried out new research, to assist the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), has found that sustainability is a major cause for the purchase of seafood.

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Ingredion Expands to Rice-based Starches

14 July 2016

The company, Ingredion, is expanding its portfolio of clean label starches to 30 products with the release of additional two multi-functional starches.

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ConAgra Foods Moves Closer to Spinning Off Lamb Weston

ConAgra Foods Moves Closer to Spinning Off Lamb Weston

14 July 2016

ConAgra Foods, which is one of North America’s leading packaged food groups, has moved a step closer to its planned separation into two independent public companies – Lamb Weston Holdings and Conagra Brands – by  making an initial filing of a Form 10 Registration Statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The filing […]

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Aimplas Creates New Biopolymers to Produce Special Packaging

14 July 2016

Aimplas, a Spanish research institute, has created new biopolymers for the production of biodegradable packaging that is resistant to sterilisation and pasteurisation.

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Easypack Releases the Packstation

14 July 2016

The Packstation, an adaptable packaging worskpace, has just been released by Easypack.

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Raisio Sells UK Snack Bar Business

Raisio Sells UK Snack Bar Business

14 July 2016

Finland-based Raisio Group has sold Halo Foods to Dutch hands-on investor Nimbus, which has significant experience in acquisitions in the food sector in Europe. Halo Foods’ business and some 300 employees in the UK have been transferred to the new owner. Key assets of Halo Foods include its factories in Newport and Swindon as well […]

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Developing Economies Set to Drive 4.6% Growth in Global Dairy and Soy Food Market by 2020

Developing Economies Set to Drive 4.6% Growth in Global Dairy and Soy Food Market by 2020

14 July 2016

The global dairy and soy food market will rise from US$617.9 billion in 2015 to US$773.4 billion by 2020, representing a compound annual growth rate of 4.6%, according to consumer insight firm Canadean. The company’s latest report states that this cautious growth will be driven primarily by emerging and developing markets in Asia-Pacific (APAC), Middle […]

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Tesco to Stop Selling Caged Eggs by 2025

Tesco to Stop Selling Caged Eggs by 2025

14 July 2016

Tesco has announced that it is to stop sourcing eggs from caged hens by 2025. This comes after the retailer conducted a detailed review of its egg sourcing strategy, which included consultation with suppliers, industry experts and other key stakeholders. The move is the latest initiative designed to ensure Tesco sources products in a sustainable […]

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Two New Geographical Indications From Germany and Croatia

Two New Geographical Indications From Germany and Croatia

14 July 2016

The European Commission has approved the addition of two new product names to the registers of Protected Geographical Indications (PGI) and Protected Designations of Origin (PDO). From Germany, ‘Aachener Puttes’ (PGI) – or ‘Oecher Puttes’ in dialect, also protected – is a blood sausage from Aachen with a spicy taste which is sold fresh, tinned […]

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Innovia Clearly Focused On Bopp

13 July 2016

Earlier this year Innovia announced the sale of its cellulose films business.  Now three months later with the deal closed, Innovia is refocusing its strategy clearly upon building and strengthening its specialty biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films business.  They are concentrating their efforts into primary global core markets – high performance advanced polymer solutions for […]

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Lindt & Sprüngli Expands in Australia

Lindt & Sprüngli Expands in Australia

13 July 2016

Lindt & Sprüngli has officially opened a new $60 million purpose built facility at Marsden Park in Sydney as it expands operations to capitalise on the Swiss chocolate maker’s strong growth in the Australian market. The purpose-built facility covers a 66,000 square metre site, with over 25,000 square metres of factory and warehouse space. The […]

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Leadership Change at Young’s Seafood

Leadership Change at Young’s Seafood

13 July 2016

Pete Ward has stepped down from his position as chief executive of Young’s Seafood International Holdings’ UK business operations. Pete Ward worked at Young’s for 38 years and has spent more than 24 years in board level positions, most recently as chief executive of Young’s Seafood. This decision follows the completion of a strategic review […]

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New Herring Season Gets Underway

New Herring Season Gets Underway

13 July 2016

With the Scottish North Sea herring season getting underway over the coming weeks, consumers are being urged to include this tasty and nutritious fish in their shopping baskets. Known as the ‘silver darlings’, North Sea herring is one of the most sustainable types of fish around and carries the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel for the […]

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SternMaid Invests in a Second Production Plant

SternMaid Invests in a Second Production Plant

13 July 2016

Contract manufacturer SternMaid is due to start construction work on a second production plant for powdered foods and food supplements at its site in Wittenburg, Germany  in September. In the initial phase a production and warehouse complex with a floor area of 5,000 m² will be built opposite Plant 1. With a total area of […]

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