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Profits Rise on Flat Sales at Cranswick

Profits Rise on Flat Sales at Cranswick

Mondelez International Strengthens its Board of Directors

Mondelez International Strengthens its Board of Directors

First Irish Micro Brewery Economic Impact Report

First Irish Micro Brewery Economic Impact Report

Debut Food Matters Live Event Exceeds Expectations

Debut Food Matters Live Event Exceeds Expectations

Profits Rise on Flat Sales at Cranswick

Profits Rise on Flat Sales at Cranswick

27 November 2014

Cranswick, the UK fresh pork and added value foods processor, has reported an 11% increase in adjusted group operating profit to £26.2 million in the first half of its financial year on revenue down by 0.4% to £481.5 million, reflecting growth across most product categories offset by lower sales of fresh pork. However, the fresh […]

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Mondelez International Strengthens its Board of Directors

Mondelez International Strengthens its Board of Directors

27 November 2014

Mondelez International has added Joseph Neubauer to its board of directors. Joseph Neubauer is Chairman of the Aramark, a leading global provider of professional services. “Joe is an outstanding addition to our board of highly engaged, world-class leaders,” says Irene Rosenfeld, Chairman and CEO of Mondelez International. “He brings tremendous financial acumen, a global perspective […]

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First Irish Micro Brewery Economic Impact Report

First Irish Micro Brewery Economic Impact Report

27 November 2014

The first official development and economic impact report on microbreweries in Ireland has been launched. The report was commissioned by the Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland (ICBI), an association set up earlier this year in response to the dramatic growth within the micro brewing market in Ireland. Although significant growth and development within this market […]

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Debut Food Matters Live Event Exceeds Expectations

Debut Food Matters Live Event Exceeds Expectations

27 November 2014

In its opening year, Food Matters Live 2014 attracted thousands of attendees from the fields of food and drink manufacturing, foodservice, retail, research, nutrition, public health and policy. Across the three days there was standing-room only audiences in the conference and seminar sessions and a vibrant, busy exhibition showcasing the latest innovations in food, health and […]

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SIDEL RELOCATES UK OFFICE TO BETTER SERVE CUSTOMERS

25 November 2014

As part of its ongoing commitment to offering global experience backed by local sales and service support to customers, Sidel has relocated the UK office to better serve customers in the UK and Ireland. In its continued efforts to strengthen long-term business partnerships, the Europe & Central Asia team has moved to larger, refurbished offices in Hertfordshire, UK. The […]

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Strong First Half Performance by Fuller, Smith & Turner

Strong First Half Performance by Fuller, Smith & Turner

24 November 2014

Fuller, Smith & Turner, the London brewer and pub operator, has reported a 9% rise in EBITDA to £30.7 million on revenue up 10% to £161.6 million for the 26 weeks ended 27 September 2014, with adjusted profit before tax up 8% to £19.6 million. The group’s total beer and cider volumes rose by 6% […]

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€28 Million EU Package For Baltic Milk Producers

€28 Million EU Package For Baltic Milk Producers

24 November 2014

The European Commission has confirmed its intention to adopt a €28 million support package for milk producers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This new package will be the latest in a series adopted by the European Commission in response to the Russian ban on the importation of certain EU agricultural products. The amount of support […]

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How the World Could Better Fight Obesity

How the World Could Better Fight Obesity

24 November 2014

Obesity is a critical global issue that requires a comprehensive, international intervention strategy. More than 2.1 billion people—nearly 30 percent of the global population—are overweight or obese. That’s almost two and a half times the number of adults and children who are undernourished. Obesity is responsible for about 5 percent of all deaths a year […]

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Food Traceability Technologies Market Will Reach $11.15 Billion in 2015

Food Traceability Technologies Market Will Reach $11.15 Billion in 2015

24 November 2014

A new report by visiongain predicts that the world market for the food traceability technologies will reach $11.15 billion in 2015. This forecast and others appear in Food Traceability Technologies Market 2015-2025, a report published by visiongain, a leading business intelligence provider based in London. There are several reasons why the food traceability technologies market continues to grow in […]

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“Components for processing and packaging” to introduce revamped concept at interpack 2017

23 November 2014

Event for packaging industry suppliers to take place at new location, concurrently with world’s leading trade fair   Following its debut at interpack 2014, “components for processing and packaging” will return to the next leading trade fair for the packaging industry and related process industries from 4 to 10 May 2017 with a revised concept. […]

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WORTSTAR™ − From semi- to fully automatic aeration solutions.

22 November 2014

First time at BrauBeviale 2014: With the wort aeration system WORTSTAR™ GEA Brewery Systems has developed an aeration unit that is an innovative concept compared with other conventional aeration systems. The unit treats the wort gentle and works efficiently. Customer benefits at a glance Optimum oxygen uptake Consistent hygienic design Completely pre-assembled and factory tested system Top […]

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Unique possibilities and new potentials through applying decanters in the brewhouse

22 November 2014

Mash separation in the brewing process with GEA Westfalia Separator ecoforce gMaster In the beverage industry, the reliable separation of solids is one of the critical points in beverage production. The separation selectivity must fulfil high requirements and offer the option of automatic cleaning. GEA Westfalia Separator Group satisfies the requirements of numerous applications in […]

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ECO-FENCE™: The innovation in manual piping technology.

22 November 2014

For the first time the further developed version of the proven ECO-MATRIX™ concept for application of manual piping technology will be presented at BrauBeviale 2014. For new installations as well as for upgrades, ECO-FENCE™ is the superior alternative to conventional piping with pipe fence or swing bend panels. Customer benefits at a glance: No oxygen […]

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Waste-Free Beer Filtration with Ceramic Membranes

22 November 2014

GEA Brewery Systems and GEA Westfalia Separator present clearamic BeerFiltration at Brau Beviale 2014 Breweries have been working with mechanical separation technology from GEA Westfalia Separator Group for over 100 years. Worldwide, every second litre of beer flows through GEA components. Sustainability is now a universal process criterion. The brewery industry too is intensively concerned […]

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OAL Group Scoop Technological Development of the Year for the 2nd Year Running

22 November 2014

OAL Group won the award for “Technological Development of the Year” for the 2nd year running at the recent Food Processing Awards. This year the company’s patented high accuracy liquid dosing technology, Batchmate™, proved triumphant in the highly competitive innovation category. Batchmate™ allows bakeries to produce a more consistent loaf of bread with less ingredient […]

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Directly printed PET bottles in Nature MultiPacksTM win German Packaging Award 2014

22 November 2014

Each year under the patronage of the German Ministry for Economy and Energy the German Packaging Award is presented to only the very best ideas and innovations in the packaging industry. This year a specialist jury of 16 selected nominees from a total of 230 submitted entries. One of the prizewinners for 2014 is NMP Systems […]

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KHS compiles comprehensive innovation packaging

22 November 2014

At BrauBeviale 2014 KHS is again presenting a wide range of innovations and product improvements. The company is thereby demonstrating the consistent manner in which it pursues its vision of becoming first choice in technology and service. The particular focus of the trade show booth will be on filling, keg and decorating technology and KHS’ […]

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New study shows that athletes recover faster with HYDRO.365 whey protein hydrolysate

22 November 2014

Endurance athletes consuming sports drinks containing carbohydrates and electrolytes plus Lacprodan® HYDRO.365 – Arla Foods Ingredients’ whey protein hydrolysate – outperform athletes using sports drinks alone, a new study reveals. The study involved 18 top-class runners from Team Denmark taking part in a one-week training camp. The athletes were training twice a day, every day […]

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Brewbarrel – the new way of home brewing

22 November 2014

New York/Munich, June 17, 2014. The three Co-founders of Braufässchen (engl. Brewbarrel) were unsatisfied with the lack of variety in beer and the overall beer experience. Therefore they decided in 2012 to create a new way of home brewing and with it they created a completely new way of enjoying and experiencing beer. A passion […]

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Frutarom Granted Product License for Benolea® by Canada NHPD

22 November 2014

The Product License is for a Recommended Use in Support of Cardiovascular Health by Maintaining Healthy blood Pressure Levels   The Canadian Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) granted Frutarom, a product license for its Benolea® cardiovascular health support ingredient. Benolea supports cardiovascular health by maintaining healthy blood pressure levels[1]. A recent clinical study by Endang […]

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The Carbotimer Braumeister is a newly developed CO2 measuring instrument

22 November 2014

Product Innovation: The Carbotimer Braumeister is a newly developed CO2 measuring instrument with which you can check the content of CO2 in the beer keg and thus the quality of the beer. The measuring principle is based on the Henry’s law by measuring the temperature and the beer keg pressure. The device has two modes: measuring the […]

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Thermo King Voted 2014 OEM of the Year, Wins Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution Award

21 November 2014

Brussels, Nov. 24, 2014 –. Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand ofIngersoll Rand, won the 2014 Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of the Year category at theTemperature Controlled Storage & Distribution (TCS&D) Awards.   The TCS&D Awards reward excellence in the perishable supply chain. […]

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FAMIX TurboDigi: Innovative all-in-one solution, individually customized.

21 November 2014

Main attraction on the FAMIX stand will be the FAMIX TurboDigi. This mixer brings together deaeration, mixing and carbonation in a compact system. The mixing ratios are controlled by a high-precision digital flow meter system. Thanks to the patented FAMIX carbonation and mixing device the manufacture of sophisticated drinks either still or sparkling is possible. […]

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Raisio Acquires Benecol Business From Johnson & Johnson

Raisio Acquires Benecol Business From Johnson & Johnson

21 November 2014

Raisio Group, the Finland-based international specialist in plant-based nutrition, has acquired the Benecol business in the UK, Ireland and Belgium from global health care giant Johnson & Johnson and amended its agreement concerning the North American rights to Benecol in a deal worth Eur88.4 million. In the UK and Ireland, Benecol is the market leader […]

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Carlsberg Invests in New Norwegian Brewery

Carlsberg Invests in New Norwegian Brewery

21 November 2014

Carlsberg Group, through its Norwegian subsidiary Ringnes, will invest NOK110 million (Eur13 million) in a new brewery and beer center at the former EC Dahl Brewery in Trondheim, Norway. This represents one of the largest investments in the Ringnes’ history. Ringnes expects that the new brewery and beer center will become a new city attraction. […]

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ADM Completes $191 Million Acquisition of Specialty Commodities

ADM Completes $191 Million Acquisition of Specialty Commodities

21 November 2014

Archer Daniels Midland Company has completed its acquisition of Specialty Commodities, a leading originator, processor and distributor of healthy ingredients, including nuts, fruits, seeds, legumes and ancient grains, for $191 million (including $95 million in working capital). SCI, which was founded almost three decades ago, works with a global network of suppliers to source natural […]

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UK Grocery Shoppers Keen to Embrace New Technology

UK Grocery Shoppers Keen to Embrace New Technology

21 November 2014

More than four in 10 (43% of) shoppers could envisage using wearable technology devices in the future, such as smart glasses and smart watches, to shop for food and groceries, according to the latest IGD ShopperVista research. Some shoppers are positive about the potential impact of wearable technology, with 45% believing such devices could make […]

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Cargill Reveals How 2015’s Top Food Trends Translate into Cocoa and Chocolate Applications

Cargill Reveals How 2015’s Top Food Trends Translate into Cocoa and Chocolate Applications

21 November 2014

‘From Clean to Clear Label’, ‘Good Fats, Good Carbs’ and ‘More in Store for Protein’ are three food trends examined in the latest ‘T for Trends’ webinar presented by Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business. Together with Innova Market Insights, the company has translated the trends into applications for the cocoa and chocolate industry. Aimed at […]

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Transformational Year For 2 Sisters Food Group

Transformational Year For 2 Sisters Food Group

20 November 2014

Reflecting its acquisition of Vion Foods, 2 Sisters Food Group, the UK poultry and food manufacturer, increased sales by 18.5% to £3.419 billion for the 53 weeks ended 2 August 2014. with like-for-like sales advancing 2.4% to £2.869 billion despite the tough trading conditions.  Like-for-like operating profit increased by 5.9% to £97.3 million but total […]

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Coca-Cola Enterprises Invests €30 Million in a New Can Line in France

Coca-Cola Enterprises Invests €30 Million in a New Can Line in France

20 November 2014

To support its growth in France, Coca-Cola Enterprises will invest in a new, state-of-the-art production line for cans at its manufacturing site in Grigny, France. This investment of €30 million will create 20 new jobs at the site. “With this new investment, Coca-Cola Enterprises reaffirms its commitment to produce in France since 90% of our […]

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Unlocking the Metabolic 'Master Switch' to Potentially Echo Exercise Effect

Unlocking the Metabolic ‘Master Switch’ to Potentially Echo Exercise Effect

20 November 2014

Research by Nestlé scientists suggests that future food and nutritional products could emulate the effects of exercise on the body’s metabolism. These products would help maintain a healthy energy balance – achieved by balancing nutrients taken in with those consumed or stored – by using the same cellular mechanisms normally activated by exercise. This would […]

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Sustainable Increase For Bluefin Tuna Quota

Sustainable Increase For Bluefin Tuna Quota

20 November 2014

The European Union has welcomed the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas(ICCAT) decision to increase the quota for Eastern and Mediterranean Bluefin tuna by just under 20% a year over the next three years. This moderate increase is fully in line with scientific advice and comes after several years of prudent management following […]

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UK Grocery Market Contracts in Historic First

UK Grocery Market Contracts in Historic First

19 November 2014

The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published for the 12 weeks ending 9 November 2014, show that for the first time since Kantar Worldpanel records began in 1994 the British grocery market has fallen into decline, with sales down 0.2% compared with this time last year. Fraser McKevitt (pictured), head of retail and […]

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Carlsberg Group to Create Stronger Market Position in Greece

Carlsberg Group to Create Stronger Market Position in Greece

19 November 2014

The Carlsberg Group will strengthen its position in Greece significantly through a merger with Olympic Brewery, the third largest brewer in the country. The combined company will be a strong number two in the Greek beer market with a market share of around 29%. The combination of Olympic Brewery’s strong local brand, Fix, and the […]

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Celtic Pure Presented With Gold and Silver Medals

Celtic Pure Presented With Gold and Silver Medals

19 November 2014

Celtic Pure, the Irish natural spring water company, was recently presented with a Gold Medal and a Silver Medal for Excellence for its still and sparkling water products at the recent British Bottlers’ Institute Awards ceremony, held at The Vintners’ Hall in London. Celtic Pure’s Irish Spring Water won the Gold Medal in the Spring […]

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Europeans Embrace the Non-alcoholic Beer Boom

Europeans Embrace the Non-alcoholic Beer Boom

19 November 2014

A love of a cold pint of beer unites nationalities throughout the globe, however it seems European consumers are gaining a thirst for the non-alcoholic (NAB) variety. Indeed, new research from Mintel looking at six key European consumer markets reveals that it is Spain with the biggest thirst to quench for NAB – as in 2013, […]

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Pearlfisher Designs Roca Patrón - The New Tequila From Patron

Pearlfisher Designs Roca Patrón – The New Tequila From Patron

19 November 2014

Pearlfisher New York has designed the bottle for Roca Patrón, a trio of artisanal small-batch tequilas from Patrón. While Patrón and Gran Patrón are well established lines within the Patrón family, the brand wanted to create a new, elevated offering that focused increasingly on the craft, process and provenance of tequila. The challenge was to […]

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Mondelez International to Invest $24 Million to Expand Confectionery Plant in Turkey

Mondelez International to Invest $24 Million to Expand Confectionery Plant in Turkey

18 November 2014

Mondelez International plans to invest $24 million to increase the capacity of its state-of-the-art plant in Gebze, Turkey, to support growth in the company’s global confectionery business. The Gebze plant produces local brands in gum, candy and chocolate, such as Falım, Sıpsevdi, Kent, Missbon, Jelibon, Tofita and Topitop as well as global brands like Halls, […]

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