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Profit Warning From Premier Foods Lesieur to Invest €21 Million to Modernise Site in Northern France Emmi Acquires Italian Dessert Manufacturer Public Consultation – Infant and Follow-on Formula From Protein Hydrolysates
 
Profit Warning From Premier Foods

Profit Warning From Premier Foods

Lesieur to Invest €21 Million to Modernise Site in Northern France

Lesieur to Invest €21 Million to Modernise Site in Northern France

Emmi Acquires Italian Dessert Manufacturer

Emmi Acquires Italian Dessert Manufacturer

Public Consultation – Infant and Follow-on Formula From Protein Hydrolysates

Public Consultation – Infant and Follow-on Formula From Protein Hydrolysates

Profit Warning From Premier Foods

Profit Warning From Premier Foods

19 January 2017

Following a decline in third quarter sales, despite six out of eight of its major brands gaining volume and value market share, Premier Foods has warned that its revenue and trading profit for the full year will be lower than previously anticipated. “Sales in our third quarter were weaker than expected despite a strong December. […]

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Lesieur to Invest €21 Million to Modernise Site in Northern France

Lesieur to Invest €21 Million to Modernise Site in Northern France

19 January 2017

Lesieur, the French company that produces and sells a full range of vegetable oils, sauces and condiments, has announced plans to modernize and develop its industrial and research activities at Coudekerque in northern France. The historical home of Lesieur, the site, which employs 246 people, will benefit from investments worth €21.4 million spread over three […]

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Emmi Acquires Italian Dessert Manufacturer

Emmi Acquires Italian Dessert Manufacturer

19 January 2017

Swiss dairy group Emmi has agreed to buy Italian Fresh Foods, based in Lasnigo, Como in Italy, for an undisclosed sum. Italian Fresh Foods is an international company which manufactures and markets high-quality Italian desserts. The acquisition will allow Emmi to strengthen its position in the dessert segment and reinforce its expertise in an attractive […]

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Public Consultation – Infant and Follow-on Formula From Protein Hydrolysates

Public Consultation – Infant and Follow-on Formula From Protein Hydrolysates

19 January 2017

EFSA has launched a public consultation on its draft guidance for the preparation and presentation of applications for authorisation of infant or follow-on formula manufactured from protein hydrolysates. The guidance document specifies what kind of information and data applicants need to submit. It covers applications for the assessment of the safety and suitability of the […]

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EU Can, and Should, Do Better to Combat Food Waste

EU Can, and Should, Do Better to Combat Food Waste

19 January 2017

Although a number of EU policies have the potential to combat food waste, their potential is not being exploited, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Action to date remains fragmented and intermittent, while coordination at European Commission level is lacking. The latest EU proposal for dealing with food waste, the […]

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Hochland Expands US Cheese Business

Hochland Expands US Cheese Business

18 January 2017

German cheese manufacturer Hochland has acquired Franklin Foods, a US cream cheese producer, to further develop its European brands in the US market. Confidential terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Similar to Hochland, Franklin Foods is a cheese producer with a long history. The firm was established in 1899 in Vermont originally under the […]

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Piccolo Brand Joins New Female-led Funding Platform

Piccolo Brand Joins New Female-led Funding Platform

18 January 2017

Piccolo, the Med-inspired organic baby food brand that has successfully challenged its category with fresh flavours and artisan design, has been selected for the new crowd-funding initiative from AllBright – a unique funding platform committed to investing in and supporting female founders. As a brand that already has two influential female investors, Jan Woods, former […]

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Gin & Tonic Flies Off UK Supermarket Shelves

Gin & Tonic Flies Off UK Supermarket Shelves

18 January 2017

Supermarket sales of gin are booming in the UK, according to the latest annual and Christmas sales figures from IRI, the provider of big data and predictive analytics for FMCG manufacturers and retailers. Often referred to as ‘mother’s ruin’, gin has become increasingly popular and is now the biggest growth driver in the Spirits category, […]

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New Categorisation of Food Scares Will Help to Prevent Food Chain Being Compromised

New Categorisation of Food Scares Will Help to Prevent Food Chain Being Compromised

18 January 2017

Researchers from the University of Surrey have developed a new comprehensive categorisation of food scares, a new study in the British Food Journal reports. The food sector is now a world market with products sourced from all over the globe to meet the growing demand of consumers for diverse food stuffs regardless of seasonality. Fulfilling […]

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Aon Launches ‘Brexit Navigator’

Aon Launches ‘Brexit Navigator’

18 January 2017

Aon plc, a risk and insurance adviser to clients across the food and drink sector, has launched Brexit Navigator, a bespoke and proprietary three step solution designed to help organisations quantify the impact of Brexit risk exposures, and redesign risk management and risk financing structures. Brexit Navigator is supported by an interactive tool that presents […]

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Müller Milk & Ingredients Confirms £60 Million Restructuring

Müller Milk & Ingredients Confirms £60 Million Restructuring

17 January 2017

Müller Milk & Ingredients has confirmed that it will proceed with plans to invest £60 million to upgrade its network of fresh milk and ingredients dairies in Britain, creating up to 180 jobs. However, the company has announced that operations at its dairy in Chadwell Heath, North East London will be wound down over the […]

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Unilever Advances Carbon Reduction Commitment at Five UK & Ireland Sites

Unilever Advances Carbon Reduction Commitment at Five UK & Ireland Sites

17 January 2017

One year after announcing its bold ambition to become carbon positive by 2030, Unilever has taken another significant step on its renewable energy journey, with the signing of a contract to use biomethane (also known as green gas/biogas) at five of its sites in the UK and Ireland. Unilever UK & Ireland has signed a […]

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Hula Hoops Enhances its Playful Side With Rebrand

Hula Hoops Enhances its Playful Side With Rebrand

17 January 2017

Hula Hoops has revealed its new packaging design, its first rebrand in over a decade. The fresh look was developed by award-winning branding consultancy Coley Porter Bell. The agency was tasked with helping Hula Hoops to reclaim lead status as the family snack of choice, through enhancing the inherent fun of the product story, and […]

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DuPont Nutrition & Health to Increase Cultures Manufacturing Capacity in Europe

DuPont Nutrition & Health to Increase Cultures Manufacturing Capacity in Europe

17 January 2017

DuPont Nutrition & Health is to increase in its manufacturing capacity in Europe. The company will invest $60 million expanding three cultures production sites in the region as a response to increasing demand for frozen and freeze-dried starter cultures from the global yogurt, fresh fermented and cheese markets. DuPont Nutrition & Health announced major expansion […]

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Oakland International Ireland Retains Global BRC Standard

Oakland International Ireland Retains Global BRC Standard

17 January 2017

Supply chain distribution specialist Oakland International has retained British Retailers Consortium’s (BRC) quality audit for storage and distribution for their Ireland facility located in Ashbourne, Co. Meath. Oakland’s General Manager in Ireland, Richard Hill (pictured), comments: “Retaining BRC approval is fantastic news for the business and for our customers, with BRC accreditation providing assured acknowledgement […]

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HKScan Lowers its Operating Profit Outlook

HKScan Lowers its Operating Profit Outlook

16 January 2017

HKScan, the leading Nordic meat group, estimates that its comparable operating profit (EBIT) for 2016 will remain at Eur12–14 million mainly due to the weakened profitability of its market area in Sweden. The comparable operating profit (EBIT) for the previous year was Eur21.5 million. In the stock exchange release published on 21 October 2016, HKScan […]

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Acquisition of Bernard Matthews Cleared

Acquisition of Bernard Matthews Cleared

16 January 2017

The Competition and Markets Authority has cleared the acquisition of Bernard Matthews, the UK’s leading turkey producer and the country’s largest poultry brand, by Ranjit Singh Boparan, founder and chief executive of 2 Sisters Food Group, Britain’s largest grocery market supplier. Bernard Matthews was bought out of administration in a pre-pack deal. Bernard Matthews had […]

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Edrington Announces New Leadership Appointments

Edrington Announces New Leadership Appointments

16 January 2017

Edrington, the international premium spirits company, has announced a number of leadership changes at its Super Premium, Regional Power Brands and Global Travel Retail Divisions. The moves follow on the decision of Bill Farrar, Managing Director Super Premium, to leave Edrington in June 2017 to pursue new business interests. Bill’s career with Edrington stretches back […]

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Arla Foods Opens New UK Cheese Storage and Maturation Facility

Arla Foods Opens New UK Cheese Storage and Maturation Facility

16 January 2017

Arla Foods UK, the farmer-owned dairy company and UK’s largest cheese manufacturer, has officially opened a new state-of-the-art facility for the storage and maturation of its award winning cheese. Cheeses from Taw Valley, Llandyrnog and Lockerbie will now go to the purpose built facility in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Once matured it is moved to the nearby […]

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Edina Helps Clients Reduce Energy Costs and Carbon Emissions

Edina Helps Clients Reduce Energy Costs and Carbon Emissions

16 January 2017

Arla Foods Ltd production facility is the most environmentally friendly dairy in the world. Situated outside Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, this ambitious £150 million project succeeded in creating their zero carbon vision with the application of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technology. Spread over a floor space of 6.5 hectares, this inspirational production facility produces 1billion litres […]

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Danish Crown Expands in Germany

Danish Crown Expands in Germany

13 January 2017

Danish Crown is acquiring the German cattle slaughterhouse Teterower Fleisch to become the fifth-largest cattle slaughterhouse in Germany and a major player in the north European market for organic beef. The purchase price will not be disclosed. Teterower Fleisch in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, a federal state in what was formerly East Germany, has an annual turnover of […]

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Northern Ireland’s Meat Producers Encouraged to Innovate

Northern Ireland’s Meat Producers Encouraged to Innovate

13 January 2017

Innovation was the focus of a recent seminar attended by one hundred representatives from Northern Ireland’s red meat, pork, poultry and fish sectors in Cookstown. Jointly hosted by Invest Northern Ireland and CAFRE, the event, aimed at encouraging innovation for growth, highlighted the support available through Invest NI and the Food Innovation Centre at CAFRE. […]

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Müller Launches Major Campaign For its Reformulated Greek-style Yogurt Range

Müller Launches Major Campaign For its Reformulated Greek-style Yogurt Range

13 January 2017

Müller Yogurt & Desserts, the UK’s leading yogurt manufacturer, has launches a national multimedia campaign for its reformulated Müllerlight Greek Style range. Across all existing flavours, the new improved recipe, which remains fat free, now includes 0% added sugar, reducing the total sugar content by over 20%. The new range is available in all retailers […]

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Yoplait Launches Market-first Liberté Yogurt Pouches in the UK

Yoplait Launches Market-first Liberté Yogurt Pouches in the UK

13 January 2017

Yoplait, part of the General Mills group, is investing £3 million in the Liberte brand above the line over the next six months and is now launching yogurt pouches under the Liberté brand in a category first for adult chilled yogurt formats. Liberte Pouches will be supported with a massive consumer sampling campaign targeting more […]

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Enabling Great Tasting Reduced-sugar Yogurt and Yogurt Drinks

Enabling Great Tasting Reduced-sugar Yogurt and Yogurt Drinks

13 January 2017

Recent global trends in health and wellness have had a significant impact on the food industry, and the dairy market is no exception. Consumers are increasingly looking for healthier food products and search for ways to decrease their sugar intake, which has fueled consumer interest in low and natural sugar dairy products. Skepticism towards low-fat […]

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Irish Food and Drink Exports Increase by 2% to Reach Record High of €11.15 Billion

Irish Food and Drink Exports Increase by 2% to Reach Record High of €11.15 Billion

12 January 2017

The value of Irish agri-food and drink exports exceeded €11 billion for the first time ever in 2016, according to Bord Bia’s Export Performance and Prospects 2016-2017 report. “2016 marked the 7th successive year of growth of Irish food and drink exports, with a further 2% increase recorded to reach a record high of €11.15 […]

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Strauss Coffee Acquires German Plant

Strauss Coffee Acquires German Plant

12 January 2017

Strauss Coffee has decided to exercise its option to acquire Norddeutsche Kaffeewerke, manufacturers of freeze-dried instant coffee using the world’s most advanced technology. Strauss Coffee will be acquiring the German freeze-dried instant coffee plant which it has leased since 2012. Exercise of the option is not expected to impact the existing production operations. According to […]

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EasiYo & Ornua Nutrition Ingredients Announce Supply Partnership

EasiYo & Ornua Nutrition Ingredients Announce Supply Partnership

12 January 2017

Ornua’s UK-based nutritional ingredients business, Ornua Nutrition Ingredients (ONI), and EasiYo, the homemade, fresh yogurt brand from New Zealand, have entered into a supply partnership. This will see ONI utilise a new, purpose-built, production facility at its headquarters in Leek in the UK, to blend and pack high-quality, Irish, dairy powders into the full range […]

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BFR of Brazil Enters Turkish Poultry Market

BFR of Brazil Enters Turkish Poultry Market

12 January 2017

Brazilian food processor BRF has agreed to purchase a 60% stake in Banvit, the largest poultry producer and market leader in Turkey. The deal marks another step in BRF international expansion. The $470 million transaction will be via a joint venture between BRF and Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the sovereign fund of Qatar, which will […]

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SonoSteam Technology Tackling Campylobacter in Poultry

SonoSteam Technology Tackling Campylobacter in Poultry

12 January 2017

SonoSteam is an innovative technology that is proving highly successful at tackling the pressing problem of Campylobacter in fresh poultry. Developed by Danish company Force Technology, SonoSteam uses a combination of steam and ultrasound to kill microorganisms such as Campylobacter on the skin and internal cavities of chicken. Force Technology has installed SonoSteam at Faccenda […]

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Formation of Gluten Free Industry Association

Formation of Gluten Free Industry Association

12 January 2017

In response to the significant growth of the market for gluten free products, the Gluten Free Industry Association (GFIA) has been formed in the UK to support companies involved in the manufacture and trade of gluten free products. The UK market for gluten free products has grown rapidly, with annual free from sales currently worth […]

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McDonald’s Sells Majority Stake in Chinese Business For $2.1 Billion

McDonald’s Sells Majority Stake in Chinese Business For $2.1 Billion

11 January 2017

McDonald’s Corporation is selling a controlling interest in its businesses in mainland China and Hong Kong to CITIC, CITIC Capital Holdings and The Carlyle Group for up to $2.08 billion (HK$16.14 billion) in cash and new shares. After completion of the transaction, CITIC and CITIC Capital will have a controlling stake of 52%, while Carlyle […]

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UK Grocery Checkouts Ring Up a Record Christmas

UK Grocery Checkouts Ring Up a Record Christmas

11 January 2017

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 1 January 2017, show the fastest recorded growth since June 2014, thanks to an additional consumer spend of almost half a billion pounds increasing total supermarket sales by 1.8%. Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar Worldpanel, explains: […]

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Tesco Simplifies Distribution Operations

Tesco Simplifies Distribution Operations

11 January 2017

Tesco has proposed changes to its distribution network in order to run its business more simply and in a way that best serves its customers. These changes form part of a wider programme of transformation, which has been taking place over the last two years, to ensure Tesco is set up for the future in […]

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Anheuser-Busch InBev and Keurig Green Mountain Announce R&D Joint Venture

Anheuser-Busch InBev and Keurig Green Mountain Announce R&D Joint Venture

11 January 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev and Keurig Green Mountain, the personal beverage system company, have entered into a joint venture focused on the research and development of an in-home alcohol drink system. The venture, which will bring together the expertise of both companies, will build on the Keurig KOLD™ technology and system innovations and AB InBev’s brewing and […]

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Maelor Foods Selects Marel Poultry For New Plant

Maelor Foods Selects Marel Poultry For New Plant

11 January 2017

Maelor Foods, a related company of Salisbury Poultry (Midlands), has selected Marel Poultry to supply its brand new 13,500 bph poultry processing plant in Wrexham. It is the first, completely new, state-of-the-art plant at this line speed in the UK. After the purchase of the former cheese dairy from First Milk near Wrexham in North […]

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Worldstar For RPC's Twist Cup With Screw Lid

Worldstar For RPC’s Twist Cup With Screw Lid

11 January 2017

An innovative packaging solution from RPC Superfos and RPC Promens for a range of premium cold salads from Orkla Foods Norway has been awarded a prestigious WorldStar 2017 in the international packaging competition. The pack successfully mixes two different resin materials and two different technologies to create a thermoformed twist cup with an injection moulded […]

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Mars Expands in Petcare With $9.1 Billion Acquisition

Mars Expands in Petcare With $9.1 Billion Acquisition

10 January 2017

Mars Incorporated has significantly expanded its petcare business with the $9.1 billion acquisition of VCA, a leading provider of pet health care services in North America delivered through nearly 800 small animal veterinary hospitals in the US and Canada. VCA joins Mars Petcare, one of the world’s leading pet care providers. Pet care has been […]

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Nestlé Waters Opens New €16 Million Plant in Italy

Nestlé Waters Opens New €16 Million Plant in Italy

10 January 2017

Sanpellegrino Group, the Italian division of Nestlé Waters, has inaugurated its new mineral water bottling plant for Nestlé Vera Naturea located in the heart of central Italy. The €16 million project, which has the potential to produce 220 million litres of water during its first year, stands out for its extremely innovative approach and provides […]

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Emmi Acquires Another US Goats Milk Business

Emmi Acquires Another US Goats Milk Business

10 January 2017

Goat’s milk products are one of the most attractive niche markets in the dairy industry worldwide. Since 2010, Swiss dairy group Emmi has gradually expanded its international goat’s milk network. Three of the four companies it has acquired recently operate in this segment. With the takeover of American family company Jackson-Mitchell, Emmi is investing further […]

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Global Dairy Ingredients Market to be Worth $86.97 Billion by 2024

Global Dairy Ingredients Market to be Worth $86.97 Billion by 2024

10 January 2017

The global dairy ingredients market size is expected to reach US$86.97 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research.The rising demand for dairy products in emerging markets including China and India as a result of product innovation by companies including Nestlé is expected to promote usage of milk powder as a […]

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A.M.P Rose – The Packaging and Processing Machinery Specialist

A.M.P Rose – The Packaging and Processing Machinery Specialist

10 January 2017

Established over 35 years ago, A.M.P Rose is one of the world’s leading machine builders, process and packaging solutions provider for the confectionery, chocolate and snack industries. A.M.P Rose has evolved and developed immensely since its humble beginnings in 1978. It has managed to transform from a small supplier of rebuilt packaging machines for the […]

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Rémy Cointreau Group Completes Whisky Acquisitions

Rémy Cointreau Group Completes Whisky Acquisitions

09 January 2017

French drinks giant Rémy Cointreau Group has further extended its portfolio into the fast growing high-end single malt whisky category, with the acquisitions of Westland Distillery and Domaine des Hautes Glaces. Based in Seattle, Westland Distillery produces whiskey that offers a distinctly American single malt style. Westland boasts a portfolio of high-end single malts. Domaine […]

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ABP Food Group Part of Winning European Food Innovation Consortium

ABP Food Group Part of Winning European Food Innovation Consortium

09 January 2017

ABP Food Group, the largest beef processor in Ireland and the UK, has been selected as part of a winning pan-European consortium to lead ground breaking food research. The consortium includes fifty partners spanning market-leading businesses, technology innovators, best-in-class research institutions and consumer facing organisations. The winning consortium was chosen by the European Institute of […]

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SCAE+SCAA = Specialty Coffee Association

SCAE+SCAA = Specialty Coffee Association

09 January 2017

As of January 2017, the Specialty Coffee Association of America, established in 1982, and the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe, established in 1998, have officially become one organization. The unified organization, the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA), has launched this website to house information around key activities, events, and offerings. This is meant to be a […]

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Doehler at ProSweets 2017: Integrated Solutions For Unique Multi-sensory Experiences With Healthy Added Value!

Doehler at ProSweets 2017: Integrated Solutions For Unique Multi-sensory Experiences With Healthy Added Value!

09 January 2017

Crunchy biscuits, filled doughnuts with visually outstanding glazing, extraordinary pralines and chocolate creations as well as natural fruit and vegetable gums: These are the Multi-Sensory Experiences® visitors can enjoy at the Doehler stand at ProSweets 2017 – in a natural way! In line with the company motto “We bring ideas to life.”, Doehler presents comprehensive […]

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Sustainability Supported by Proseal’s E-Seal® Technology

Sustainability Supported by Proseal’s E-Seal® Technology

09 January 2017

Heat sealing manufacturer Proseal has successfully supplied Cargill with equipment for an extended period of 15 years, producing over 150 tool sets and most recently multiple GT2 and GT2ex Twin machines to keep up with their continuing growth of production. Cargill’s sustainability efforts are supported by Proseal’s constant drive to reduce power consumption. Proseal has […]

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Hilton Food Group Forms Joint Venture With Portugal’s Leading Food Retailer

Hilton Food Group Forms Joint Venture With Portugal’s Leading Food Retailer

06 January 2017

Hilton Food Group, the leading international specialist meat packing business, has signed a 50/50 joint venture agreement with Sonae Modelo Continente, Portugal’s leading food retailer, for the supply of a wide range of packaged beef, lamb, veal and pork products to Sonae stores in Portugal. This follows a period of approximately six months of co-operation. […]

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Thai Meat Group Takes 33% Stake in Polish Poultry Company

Thai Meat Group Takes 33% Stake in Polish Poultry Company

06 January 2017

Thai meat group Charoen Pokphand Foods has agreed to acquire a 33% stake in SuperDrob, the Polish poultry business, for €49.5 million. SuperDrob sells half of its products abroad (to Great Britain, France, Germany and other EU countries as well as China). It has been in the market for 23 years. Its main products include […]

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West Cornwall Pasty Co Acquired by Samworth Brothers

West Cornwall Pasty Co Acquired by Samworth Brothers

06 January 2017

West Cornwall Pasty Co, the UK food-to-go specialist, has been sold to Samworth Brothers, the convenience food group, for an undisclosed sum by Enact, the private equity business. West Cornwall Pasty Co, which operates across a wide range of travel and high street locations and has flagship trading partners such as Moto and the RFU, […]

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Seafood Scotland Nets a New Leader

Seafood Scotland Nets a New Leader

06 January 2017

Patrick Hughes has been appointed as the new head of Seafood Scotland, the organisation set up ‘by the industry for the industry’ in 1999 to increase the value of return to the Scottish seafood sector.  He joins from SAC Consulting, the consulting arm of the Scotland’s Rural College, where he was Senior Food and Drink consultant.  […]

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Record Production at Yorkshire Maltings

Record Production at Yorkshire Maltings

06 January 2017

2016 was a record year for Muntons Flamborough maltings, breaking through the 100,000-tonne barrier for the first time.  102,922 tonnes of malt were produced at the Yorkshire plant, a proud achievement for the maltings team. When the plant was first built at Bridlington in 1964, it had a capacity of just 45,000 tonnes and was […]

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Food and Drink Industry Reaps Benefit of MBR Technology

Food and Drink Industry Reaps Benefit of MBR Technology

06 January 2017

Water treatment has always been a major topic of interest for the food and beverage industry within the UK. The use of large volumes of water for various washing and cleaning regime’s means that the industry relies heavily on water treatment in order to reduce on their effluent disposal costs and in some cases recycling. […]

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Raisio’s Chief Executive Resigns

Raisio’s Chief Executive Resigns

05 January 2017

Matti Rihko has resigned from his position as chief executive of Finnish food group Raisio with immediate effect. Matti Rihko has been Raisio’s chief executive since November 2006. The board of directors has started the search for a new chief executive. An international expert in plant-based nutrition, Raisio’s operations are divided into two divisions: Brands […]

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