FDBusiness.com

 Breaking News
  • European Commission Clears Nestlé’s Acquisition of NESTEA The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of sole control over the NESTEA business, in the European Economic Area except Spain, Portugal and Andorra, by Nestlé. NESTEA branded ready-to-drink tea business is currently operated by Beverage Partners Worldwide, a full-function joint venture between Nestlé and The Coca-Cola Company. The Commission concluded [...]...
  • Avian influenza – New Scientific Advice Boosts EU Preparedness Migratory wild birds crossing the north-eastern and eastern border of the European Union is the most likely pathway for avian influenza to enter the territory, says EFSA (European Food Safety Authority). Experts assessed the risk of avian influenza entering the EU and reviewed surveillance approaches – which comprise monitoring by Member States and the actions [...]...
  • Tough September Trading Hits British Restaurant, Pub and Bar Groups Britain’s managed pubs, bars and restaurants saw like-for-like sales decline 0.9% in September as the public appeared to pull back on spending on eating and drinking out, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker reveal. Restaurants in London were worst hit, suffering a 3.2% fall in collective like-for-like sales compared to September last year. [...]...
  • High Shear Mixing Experts For processors that work with proteins, starches, gums, vitamins, and flavourings, the Rotosolver high shear mixer is a must-have. This workhorse makes light work of all types of ingredients and with thousands of installations around the world in food, beverage, dairy, condiments, and meat and poultry manufacturing facilities, Admix continues to set the global standard [...]...
  • Belvoir’s Bubbling With Joy This Christmas Belvoir Fruit Farms is getting into festive mood with a limited-edition Christmas label for their popular Elderflower Pressé. The jolly, holly covered label also features the brand’s iconic elderflower motif dressed to impress for Christmas in golden foil, bringing seasonal sparkle to the design, along with the cheerful seasonal message ‘Bubbling with Joy’. Belvoir’s Elderflower Pressé [...]...

European Commission Clears Nestlé’s Acquisition of NESTEA

  European Commission Clears Nestlé’s Acquisition of NESTEA

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of sole control over the NESTEA business, in the European Economic Area except Spain, Portugal and Andorra, by Nestlé. NESTEA branded ready-to-drink tea business is currently operated by Beverage Partners Worldwide, a full-function joint venture between Nestlé and The Coca-Cola Company.
The Commission concluded […]

Read Full Article

Avian influenza – New Scientific Advice Boosts EU Preparedness

  Avian influenza – New Scientific Advice Boosts EU Preparedness

Migratory wild birds crossing the north-eastern and eastern border of the European Union is the most likely pathway for avian influenza to enter the territory, says EFSA (European Food Safety Authority). Experts assessed the risk of avian influenza entering the EU and reviewed surveillance approaches – which comprise monitoring by Member States and the actions […]

Read Full Article

Tough September Trading Hits British Restaurant, Pub and Bar Groups

  Tough September Trading Hits British Restaurant, Pub and Bar Groups

Britain’s managed pubs, bars and restaurants saw like-for-like sales decline 0.9% in September as the public appeared to pull back on spending on eating and drinking out, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker reveal. Restaurants in London were worst hit, suffering a 3.2% fall in collective like-for-like sales compared to September last year. […]

Read Full Article

High Shear Mixing Experts

  High Shear Mixing Experts

For processors that work with proteins, starches, gums, vitamins, and flavourings, the Rotosolver high shear mixer is a must-have. This workhorse makes light work of all types of ingredients and with thousands of installations around the world in food, beverage, dairy, condiments, and meat and poultry manufacturing facilities, Admix continues to set the global standard […]

Read Full Article

Belvoir’s Bubbling With Joy This Christmas

  Belvoir’s Bubbling With Joy This Christmas

Belvoir Fruit Farms is getting into festive mood with a limited-edition Christmas label for their popular Elderflower Pressé. The jolly, holly covered label also features the brand’s iconic elderflower motif dressed to impress for Christmas in golden foil, bringing seasonal sparkle to the design, along with the cheerful seasonal message ‘Bubbling with Joy’.
Belvoir’s Elderflower Pressé […]

Read Full Article

Firmenich Launches Advanced Natural Flavour Solutions For High Protein Beverages

  Firmenich Launches Advanced Natural Flavour Solutions For High Protein Beverages

Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned company in the flavour and fragrance industry, has officially launched its Protein Shield Flavors, a new line of natural flavour solutions aimed to help developers address the challenges they face when creating beverage products with high protein content.
“These natural solutions confirm Firmenich’s deep commitment to advancing health and wellness,” says Chris […]

Read Full Article

JDE Invests Heavily in Kenco Coffee Company Rebrand

  JDE Invests Heavily in Kenco Coffee Company Rebrand

Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) Professional has unveiled a fresh, new brand positioning for Kenco The Coffee Company, complete with a bold new logo and pack design. The new design brings to life the heritage, passion and expertise behind the well-loved brand, helping to further boost value and volume growth across the sector.
The Kenco brand is […]

Read Full Article

ABP Food Group in £22 Million Renewable Energy Project

  ABP Food Group in £22 Million Renewable Energy Project

A £22 million investment by ABP Food Group’s renewable division in a green energy plant will produce enough sustainable energy to power the equivalent of 12,000 homes. ABP’s renewables division, Olleco, has just opened the new 15 MW Anaerobic Digestion facility in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
The ABP Food Group facility is located adjacent to the Arla dairy, […]

Read Full Article

How Steel Packaging Contributes to Saving Food

  How Steel Packaging Contributes to Saving Food

A new film from APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, has been launched to highlight the unique preservation qualities of steel packaging. Having recently welcomed the European Parliament’s (EP) initiative report – Resource efficiency: reducing food waste, improving food safety – APEAL is increasing its own efforts to drive improvements in managing food waste […]

Read Full Article

New Website Brings Easy Access to Food Processing Equipment

  New Website Brings Easy Access to Food Processing Equipment

Interfood Technology has launched a new website to provide an easy-to-use resource for sourcing the latest in food technology and processing equipment. The site has been introduced to coincide with the company’s relocation to new, larger premises and marks another significant investment in Interfood’s development.
The main reasons behind the complete revamp from the company’s previous […]

Read Full Article

First Milk Posts Solid Trading Results

  First Milk Posts Solid Trading Results

First Milk, the UK’s only major dairy company owned by British family farms, has produced a solid trading performance from a transformed business to deliver a net profit of £6.0 million for the year ending 31 March 2017, following a loss of £5.1 million in 2016. Operating profit (before exceptional items) was £11.7 million – […]

Read Full Article

Nestlé Invests SFr30 Million in Infant Formula Plant in Russia

  Nestlé Invests SFr30 Million in Infant Formula Plant in Russia

Nestlé has laid the foundation stone for its first infant formula plant in Russia. The investment of SFr30 million (RUB1.8 billion, €26 million) means Nestlé can offer a greater variety of infant nutrition to consumers. The plant will be part of the existing Vologda site, where Nestlé has successfully operated for 14 years. It will […]

Read Full Article

Harrogate Water Partners 20th Century Fox in Murder on the Orient Express

  Harrogate Water Partners 20th Century Fox in Murder on the Orient Express

Harrogate Water has launched a promotion with 20th Century Fox to celebrate the new star-studded movie adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. Harrogate Spring is the official UK water partner for the movie, which is directed by and stars Sir Kenneth Branagh as Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, who needs all his investigative guile after a […]

Read Full Article

GEA PowerGrind Models Improve Efficiency in Meat Processing Companies

  GEA PowerGrind Models Improve Efficiency in Meat Processing Companies

The recent addition of the GEA PowerGrind 200 alongside the larger 280 model completes this robust, high capacity PowerGrind family. These grinders cut up fresh and frozen meat, and supersede the GEA AutoGrind range. The twin-screw design, an innovative GEA design introduced with the AutoGrind, is still the benchmark technique for grinding fresh or frozen […]

Read Full Article

Adsorption Technology MB12 – The Sustainable, Effective Food Packaging Solution

  Adsorption Technology MB12 – The Sustainable, Effective Food Packaging Solution

Chapelton has announced that Smurfit Kappa’s Adsorption Technology MB12, for which it is the distributor in the UK, is proving to be a successful and effective choice for brand owners and food packaging providers who not only want a sustainable quality but also require a grade that has zero migration of oils whilst retaining the […]

Read Full Article

Kerry Group Expands Probiotics Capability

  Kerry Group Expands Probiotics Capability

Kerry Group, the global taste & nutrition and consumer foods group, has acquired US-based Ganeden® – a branded technology innovation company focused on patented probiotics and related technologies. Ganeden®, based at Cleveland, Ohio, has current year revenue of approximately US$25 million and an extensive library of published studies and more than 135 patents for technologies […]

Read Full Article

Nestlé UK and Ireland Launches Yorkie Protein Bar

  Nestlé UK and Ireland Launches Yorkie Protein Bar

Nestlé UK and Ireland has unveiled a new addition to its Yorkie range, the brand new protein enriched chocolate bar, Yorkie Pro. The new bar contains 10.5g of protein and features a combination of protein-enriched milk chocolate and wheat protein crispies. Combining the taste of Yorkie with the addition of protein, the product also remains […]

Read Full Article

Cereal Partners Worldwide to Adopt Colour-coded Labelling on Nestlé Breakfast Cereals in the UK

  Cereal Partners Worldwide to Adopt Colour-coded Labelling on Nestlé Breakfast Cereals in the UK

Nestlé breakfast cereals in the UK will begin to carry the UK Government’s colour-coded labelling from October. The full roll out is expected to be completed by early 2018, according to Cereal Partners Worldwide (UK), which makes Nestlé breakfast cereals. Cereal Partners Worldwide (UK) is a joint venture owned by Nestlé and General Mills.
Gharry Eccles, […]

Read Full Article

Sidel Group’s Unique Approach to Packaging Value Chain

  Sidel Group’s Unique Approach to Packaging Value Chain

Emerging consumption patterns are raising new production challenges for manufacturers of beverage, food, home and personal care products around the world. Product diversity, personalisation and e-commerce all demand increased responsiveness, flexibility and scalability from the production lines. With its breakthrough concept, the Sidel Group is paving the way to a new production model marked by […]

Read Full Article

Dragon Brand Foods to Drive Export Growth With New Investment

  Dragon Brand Foods to Drive Export Growth With New Investment

Northern Ireland-based food manufacturer, Dragon Brand Foods is investing over £500,000 in jobs, innovation and a new factory with the support of Invest Northern Ireland. The company is due to begin construction on its new factory at Strabane Business Park as part of its plans to grow its business.
The company is also creating four new […]

Read Full Article

Tate & Lyle to Expand Maltodextrin Capacity at Facility in Slovakia

  Tate & Lyle to Expand Maltodextrin Capacity at Facility in Slovakia

Tate & Lyle, a leading global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions, plans to more than double capacity of its non-GMO MALTOSWEET® Maltodextrin product line at its facility in Boleraz, Slovakia. This major expansion of food grade and infant food grade non-GMO MALTOSWEET® Maltodextrin is expected to be completed in 2019.
MALTOSWEET® Maltodextrin is a […]

Read Full Article

Fi Europe & Ni 2017 Announces Record Number of Exhibitors

  Fi Europe & Ni 2017 Announces Record Number of Exhibitors

Returning to Frankfurt, the world’s leading food and beverage ingredients show will be bigger than ever when it opens its doors on 28 November. With its new “Expo FoodTec Content Hub”, amongst other highlights, the event will attract more visitors than ever before.
Fi Europe & Ni 2017 is the must attend event on the calendar […]

Read Full Article

Puratos Launches Virtual Innovation Centre

  Puratos Launches Virtual Innovation Centre

Puratos has launched a Virtual Innovation Centre to support their customers in bakery, patisserie and chocolate in creating the best finished goods. Puratos’ know-how is now available 24/7.
As an innovator in the bakery, patisserie and chocolate industry, with the Virtual Innovation Centre Puratos expands their services from the existing 81 physical Innovation Centres with 463 […]

Read Full Article

Sharwood’s Spices Up the Convenience Channel With New Authentic Flavours

  Sharwood’s Spices Up the Convenience Channel With New Authentic Flavours

Premier Foods is investing in the convenience channel with its Sharwood’s brand by launching new, authentic Chinese and Indian flavours in its popular pouch format. With 60% of all grocery spend coming from single person or two people households , the new modern pouch format will serve two, appealing to non-family occasions and shoppers looking […]

Read Full Article

Diageo to Revive Iconic ‘Lost’ Scotch Distilleries

  Diageo to Revive Iconic ‘Lost’ Scotch Distilleries

Port Ellen and Brora, two of the most revered ‘lost’ distilleries in the global spirits industry, are to be brought back to life in a powerful statement of confidence in the future of Scotch whisky. The distilleries, which have been silent since they were closed in 1983, will be brought back into production through a […]

Read Full Article

Finsbury Food Group to Close Factory

  Finsbury Food Group to Close Factory

Finsbury Food Group, the UK speciality bakery manufacturer of cake, bread and morning goods for both the retail and foodservice channels, has decided to close its Grain D’Or factory. The closure, which is anticipated to be completed by 2 December 2017, means that the company will benefit from not supporting the losses associated with the […]

Read Full Article

Bord Bia Investing in Opportunities in the German Food Market

  Bord Bia Investing in Opportunities in the German Food Market

Bord Bia is increasing its investment in the German food and beverage market as Irish exporters continue to look outside the traditional UK market to build business. Speaking recently at ANUGA, the biggest food fair in the world, where a record 34 Irish companies exhibited, the CEO Tara McCarthy outlined the strategic importance of the […]

Read Full Article

Linx 8900 is Ideal For Beer Cans

  Linx 8900 is Ideal For Beer Cans

A Linx 8900 Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) printer is being used for coding onto beer cans at a successful craft brewery in London. Since purchasing the Linx 8900 for its range of premium beers, Beavertown Brewery has praised the machine’s ease of use, compatibility with high-speed canning lines, and reliable operation in a damp environment.
The […]

Read Full Article

Cargill Sets Clear Course For Cocoa Sustainability

  Cargill Sets Clear Course For Cocoa Sustainability

Cargill has published its third report on the progress and achievements of the Cargill Cocoa Promise, its commitment to sparking a more sustainable cocoa sector for generations to come. Building on a decades-long focus on sustainability, the Cargill Cocoa Promise has so far supported more than 145,000 farmers worldwide with market access, training and resources, while working with almost […]

Read Full Article

Kellogg Broadens Wholesome Snacks Portfolio

  Kellogg Broadens Wholesome Snacks Portfolio

Kellogg Company is acquiring Chicago Bar Company, the maker of RXBAR, a line of clean-label protein bars made with whole food ingredients and the fastest growing nutrition bar brand in the United States. The purchase price is $600 million, or approximately $400 million net of tax benefits. Growing rapidly, RXBAR’s net sales are expected to […]

Read Full Article

Change in Group Management at Lindt & Sprüngli

  Change in Group Management at Lindt & Sprüngli

Lindt & Sprüngli has announced that Kamillo Kitzmantel, CEO of Lindt & Sprüngli (Switzerland) and a member of the group management, has decided to retire and will leave the international chocolate confectionery group by end of December 2017. As of January 1, 2018, his responsibility in the function as CEO of Lindt & Sprüngli (Switzerland) […]

Read Full Article

Kerry Taste & Nutrition Develops TasteSense™ to Address Growing Demands For Sugar Reduction

  Kerry Taste & Nutrition Develops TasteSense™ to Address Growing Demands For Sugar Reduction

In recent years, a trend for healthier lifestyles has emerged and consumers have become increasingly aware of the ingredients in their food and drinks. As EU sugar consumption figures reach nearly 32kg per person per year, sugar reduction has become the health trend under the spotlight. There is increasing pressure on manufacturers from consumers and legislators […]

Read Full Article

Südpack Acquires First Production Site in the United States

  Südpack Acquires First Production Site in the United States

Südpack, one of Europe’s leading providers of flexible packaging solutions, has recently acquired the Seville Flexpack Corporation, based in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The acquisition is intended to strengthen Südpack’s business in the US, which it will expand. Previously, the company’s only toehold in the US market was a sales office in the Chicago area.
At the new […]

Read Full Article

Pacepacker Repeats Double Automation Innovation Award Win

  Pacepacker Repeats Double Automation Innovation Award Win

At the prestigious PPMA Group Industry Awards 2017, automation specialist Pacepacker Services repeated their 2015 success, winning two processing and packaging innovation awards. In addition to taking home the trophy for the Most Innovative Packaging Machinery for designing a huge fully automated line comprising case erection, loading and palletising, Pacepacker also won the top prize […]

Read Full Article

Burts Chips Increases Capacity With £3 Million Investment

  Burts Chips Increases Capacity With £3 Million Investment

English premium potato chip company, Burts Chips has increased capacity at its Plymouth production site by 20% with the installation of a new high-speed potato frying line.  Completing the company’s £3 million investment programme for 2017, the new potato fryer will help meet the growing demand from leading retailers for its brand across the UK, […]

Read Full Article

Britvic to Close Norwich Manufacturing Site

  Britvic to Close Norwich Manufacturing Site

Following a detailed review of its manufacturing sites and distribution network, UK-based soft drinks group Britvic is proposing to close its manufacturing site in Norwich and to transfer production of Robinsons and Fruit Shoot to its other sites in East London, Leeds and Rugby. The proposal is being made to improve the efficiency and productivity […]

Read Full Article

Positive Economic Trends For EU Fishing Fleet

  Positive Economic Trends For EU Fishing Fleet

According to the latest Annual Economic Report, the overall economic performance of the EU fishing fleet improved again in 2015. While marginally profitable in 2009, the EU fleet registered record-high net profits of €798 million in 2015 and estimates for 2016 and 2017 point towards further increases in profitability.
The report also demonstrates that economic performance stagnates […]

Read Full Article

Consumer Demand For Healthier Snacks and Personalised Nutrition is Driving Today’s Innovation in Food

  Consumer Demand For Healthier Snacks and Personalised Nutrition is Driving Today’s Innovation in Food

As people face the challenge of balancing an on-the-go lifestyle with maintaining a healthy diet, the food industry is being disrupted by new solutions which blur the lines between food, health and medicine.
Gil Horsky is Global Chocolate Innovation Platform Lead at Mondelēz International, the largest chocolate and biscuits company in the world, with iconic brands […]

Read Full Article

Newly Merged Mercury Packaging and CPS Flexible Appoint Group Engineering Manager

  Newly Merged Mercury Packaging and CPS Flexible Appoint Group Engineering Manager

Leading flexible packaging manufacturers, Mercury Packaging and CPS Flexible, have appointed Carl Woolrich (pictured) as Group Engineering Manager, responsible for optimising production efficiencies and developing new technical capabilities across both the Leicester and Nottinghamshire sites.
Carl is the first key appointment since the two businesses merged to create a major flexible packaging company with combined turner […]

Read Full Article

Gruppo Campari Sells Lemonsoda to Royal Unibrew

  Gruppo Campari Sells Lemonsoda to Royal Unibrew

Gruppo Campari has agreed to sell the Lemonsoda business to Danish beverage company Royal Unibrew for €80 million. The sold business includes the alcohol free fruit-flavoured carbonated variants Lemonsoda, Oransoda, Pelmosoda and Mojito Soda, grouped under the Freedea brand name, as well as the Crodo brands (with the exception of the brand Crodino). Besides the trademarks, […]

Read Full Article

Refresco Receives Renewed Interest From PAI

  Refresco Receives Renewed Interest From PAI

Refresco Group, the leading independent bottler of soft drinks and fruit juices for retailers and A-brands with production in the Benelux, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, the UK and the US, has received a new unsolicited, indicative and conditional proposal from private equity firm PAI Partners. It regards a possible offer to acquire all […]

Read Full Article

The Brewers of Europe Ahead of Target in Fulfilling Commitment For Comparable Information

  The Brewers of Europe Ahead of Target in Fulfilling Commitment For Comparable Information

The Brewers of Europe are successfully implementing their voluntary commitment to list ingredients and provide comparable nutrition information, calling on other sectors to follow their lead in view of the alcohol industry proposal due in March next year.
In March 2015, The Brewers of Europe announced a major voluntary move from brewers across Europe to list ingredients […]

Read Full Article

Tetra Pak Strengthens Ice Cream Offering With Acquisition of Big Drum

  Tetra Pak Strengthens Ice Cream Offering With Acquisition of Big Drum

Tetra Pak has strengthened its product offering for ice cream manufacturers with the acquisition of Big Drum Engineering GmbH, a leading supplier of filling machines for the industry. The deal further extends the company’s ability to provide end-to-end solutions for food and beverage companies around the world, and reinforces its global leadership in the sector.
Ice […]

Read Full Article

SternMaid Opens a Second Plant

  SternMaid Opens a Second Plant

SternMaid has officially opened its second production plant in Wittenburg, Germany. With the new plant, the contract manufacturer for food ingredients and supplements in powder form has increased its annual production capacity to 50,000 tonnes. The new complex, covering an area of 5,000 m² opposite Plant 1, will in future be used for the manufacture […]

Read Full Article

Kerry Group Reaches Sustainability Milestone With Certification of Milk Suppliers

  Kerry Group Reaches Sustainability Milestone With Certification of Milk Suppliers

Kerry Group has become the first major Irish milk processor to achieve 100% certification of its milk suppliers in Ireland under the Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme. Kerry Group has completed the certification of all its 3,300 milk suppliers under the internationally accredited, Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme (SDAS). The first national programme of its kind, SDAS […]

Read Full Article

Poor Performance by Real Good Food

  Poor Performance by Real Good Food

Real Good Food, the diversified UK food business, has reported a fall in EBITDA from £5.0 million to £1.2 million leading to an operating loss of £5.8 million for the year ending 31 March 2017. Revenue increased by 8% to £108.2 million. The company has initiated a review of its financial processes and procedures and […]

Read Full Article

Unilever Expands in Brazil

  Unilever Expands in Brazil

Unilever has agreed to acquire Brazilian natural and organic food business Mãe Terra. Mãe Terra is a fast-growing and well-loved brand in Brazil and operates in several categories with a portfolio that includes organic cereals, cookies, snacks and culinary products. The main Mãe Terra categories represent a Brazilian market worth more than €8 billion (Euromonitor).
Globally, […]

Read Full Article

CEO of Coca Cola HBC Dies

Coca‑Cola HBC has announced with deep sadness the death of its CEO, Dimitris Lois, on 2 October 2017. In September, Dimitris Lois had taken a temporary leave of absence from the company in order to undergo treatment for a medical condition.
“We are deeply saddened by the news of Dimitris’s death. It was a great privilege […]

Read Full Article

It’s a Double-whammy For Verner Wheelock at RSPH Prize-giving and AGM

  It’s a Double-whammy For Verner Wheelock at RSPH Prize-giving and AGM

There were double celebrations for Verner Wheelock at this year’s prestigious Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) AGM in London recently. The top prizes for the Level 4 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing and Level 4 Award in HACCP both went to Verner Wheelock delegates.
Yanis Skerstins (pictured above right), a Global A&A auditor at […]

Read Full Article

European Commission Clears ABP Food Group and Fane Valley Deal

  European Commission Clears ABP Food Group and Fane Valley Deal

The European Commission has cleared unconditionally under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of joint control over Linden Foods by ABP Food Group and Fane Valley. The Commission concluded that the transaction would not adversely affect competition in the EU Single Market.
ABP, Fane Valley, and Linden are active in Ireland and the UK in […]

Read Full Article
1 2 3 223


Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • October 19, 2017PMA Fresh Summit 2017
  • October 21, 2017Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo 2017
  • October 22, 2017Serbotel
  • October 22, 2017Natexpo
AEC v1.0.4

Jobs: Food & Drink Industry

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements