Featured Stories
JBT Corporation to Acquire Leading Liquid Foods Solutions Provider Asian Private Equity Firm Invests in Weetabix Food Company Mondelez International Opens New $30 Million Manufacturing 'Line of the Future' in Poland Milk Complex of Natural Sugars, Minerals and Peptides to Bring Health Back to the Soft Drinks Market - Volac
 
JBT Corporation to Acquire Leading Liquid Foods Solutions Provider

JBT Corporation to Acquire Leading Liquid Foods Solutions Provider

Asian Private Equity Firm Invests in Weetabix Food Company

Asian Private Equity Firm Invests in Weetabix Food Company

Mondelez International Opens New $30 Million Manufacturing 'Line of the Future' in Poland

Mondelez International Opens New $30 Million Manufacturing ‘Line of the Future’ in Poland

Milk Complex of Natural Sugars, Minerals and Peptides to Bring Health Back to the Soft Drinks Market - Volac

Milk Complex of Natural Sugars, Minerals and Peptides to Bring Health Back to the Soft Drinks Market – Volac

JBT Corporation to Acquire Leading Liquid Foods Solutions Provider

JBT Corporation to Acquire Leading Liquid Foods Solutions Provider

04 September 2015

JBT Corporation, the global technology solutions provider to the food processing industry, has sealed a definitive deal to acquire A&B Process Systems, a leading provider of processing systems for the beverage and food industries. Based in Wisconsin in the US, A&B specializes in the design, manufacturing, automation and installation of liquid food turnkey production systems, […]

Read the full story

Posted in Processing0 Comments

Asian Private Equity Firm Invests in Weetabix Food Company

Asian Private Equity Firm Invests in Weetabix Food Company

03 September 2015

Baring Private Equity Asia has acquired a 40% stake in Weetabix Food Company, the UK-based manufacturer of cereals and cereal bars. Baring Private Equity Asia will work in partnership with Bright Food, the controlling shareholder of Weetabix, to drive expansion in China. Bright Food is one of the largest state-owned food manufacturing companies in China. […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on Asian Private Equity Firm Invests in Weetabix Food Company

Mondelez International Opens New $30 Million Manufacturing 'Line of the Future' in Poland

Mondelez International Opens New $30 Million Manufacturing ‘Line of the Future’ in Poland

03 September 2015

Mondelēz International, the world’s pre-eminent maker of chocolate, biscuits, gum and candy, has opened a new $30 million state-of-the-art chocolate production line at is Skarbimierz plant in Poland to capitalise on growing demand in its European confectionery business. The investment is part of the company’s ongoing journey to create a global best-in-class integrated supply chain […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on Mondelez International Opens New $30 Million Manufacturing ‘Line of the Future’ in Poland

Milk Complex of Natural Sugars, Minerals and Peptides to Bring Health Back to the Soft Drinks Market - Volac

Milk Complex of Natural Sugars, Minerals and Peptides to Bring Health Back to the Soft Drinks Market – Volac

03 September 2015

Earlier this year sports nutrition earned its fifth EU-approved health claim related to carbohydrate and recovery of normal muscle function after high intensity exercise, opening a completely new market for whey permeate, a natural complex of milk sugar, minerals and peptides, obtained after whey protein is extracted. Suzane Leser, Volac’s Head of Nutrition, describes whey […]

Read the full story

Posted in IngredientsComments Off on Milk Complex of Natural Sugars, Minerals and Peptides to Bring Health Back to the Soft Drinks Market – Volac

Partnering With the Food and Drink Industry to Develop Tailored Sampling Solutions

Partnering With the Food and Drink Industry to Develop Tailored Sampling Solutions

03 September 2015

In the 80’s CSP Technologies developed a leak-proof, flip-top vial that is easy to open and close. The vial continues to be the vial of choice for milk sample collection in the US and Europe, offering the highest level of performance, security and sustainability to the industry. CSP Technologies tailor the development to customers’ needs, […]

Read the full story

Posted in Food Safety, Quality AssuranceComments Off on Partnering With the Food and Drink Industry to Develop Tailored Sampling Solutions

Real Good Food Completes Sale of Sugar Business

Real Good Food Completes Sale of Sugar Business

02 September 2015

Real Good Food has completed its disposal of English sugar distributor Napier Brown Sugar to Tereos, the leading player in the French sugar market and the world’s fifth largest sugar company. “The total consideration for the sale of Napier Brown is £44.4 million,” says Pieter Totté, executive chairman of Real Good Food. “The deal has […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on Real Good Food Completes Sale of Sugar Business

KitKat Makes Global Pledge to Use Only Sustainably Sourced Cocoa

KitKat Makes Global Pledge to Use Only Sustainably Sourced Cocoa

02 September 2015

KitKat is the first global chocolate brand to announce that it will use only sustainably sourced cocoa to manufacture all of its products, and will do so from the first quarter of 2016. The brand already uses only sustainably sourced cocoa, accredited by independent third-party bodies, in products sold in certain markets, but this new […]

Read the full story

Posted in CSR, IngredientsComments Off on KitKat Makes Global Pledge to Use Only Sustainably Sourced Cocoa

The Grape Depression – Tax on Wine in Ireland is Now Over 50%

The Grape Depression – Tax on Wine in Ireland is Now Over 50%

02 September 2015

The Irish Wine Association has released its annual Irish Wine Market review, which calls on the Government to reverse excise on alcohol in the next Budget. There has been a 62% increase in excise since 2012 and the report states that the increase in excise has a detrimental effect on the cash flow of wine […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on The Grape Depression – Tax on Wine in Ireland is Now Over 50%

DSM1September2015

A Healthy Boost For Sugar Reduction in Dairy

02 September 2015

Sugar content is currently a global focus in the food and drink industry. Consumers have turned their attention to sugar and its implications on human health. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that more than 1.9 billion adults around the world were overweight or obese in 2014.[1] In addition, around 1.5 million deaths were caused […]

Read the full story

Posted in IngredientsComments Off on A Healthy Boost For Sugar Reduction in Dairy

Arla Foods Stays Focused in an Unpredictable Market

Arla Foods Stays Focused in an Unpredictable Market

01 September 2015

Globally declining milk prices have impacted Arla Foods’ performance in the first half of 2015. The international dairy co-operative has reported a 3.8% fall in revenue to Eur5.13 billion and a drop in the financial returns paid to its members. Arla Foods expects to process an additional 3-4% of raw milk every year following the abolition […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on Arla Foods Stays Focused in an Unpredictable Market

Major Expansion of the Menu For English and Welsh Food and Drink Manufacturers

Major Expansion of the Menu For English and Welsh Food and Drink Manufacturers

01 September 2015

Food and drink manufacturing companies in England and Wales are readying plans to create thousands of new jobs over the next five years, as they look to drive growth at home and abroad, according to a new study by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. The report, ‘Investing for Growth’, found confidence strong across Britain’s biggest manufacturing […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on Major Expansion of the Menu For English and Welsh Food and Drink Manufacturers

Value-conscious Germans Can be Targeted With Decadent Bakery & Cereals Products

Value-conscious Germans Can be Targeted With Decadent Bakery & Cereals Products

01 September 2015

While the German economy is growing, value-conscious German consumers are still on the lookout for the best deals in bakery & cereals. To avoid price wars and encourage consumers to trade-up, manufacturers need to more effectively meet consumers’ desire to treat themselves. According to a new report from Canadean, Germany’s bakery & cereals market – […]

Read the full story

Posted in Marketing, NewsComments Off on Value-conscious Germans Can be Targeted With Decadent Bakery & Cereals Products

Take Off For Tomorrow’s Solutions in Membrane Filtration and Microparticulation

Take Off For Tomorrow’s Solutions in Membrane Filtration and Microparticulation

01 September 2015

SPX has a full range of processing equipment’s for the production of extended shelf life (ESL) milk including UHT, separator and membrane technology. This article focuses on the SPX Microfiltration technology, which efficiently and effectively remove bacteria and spores from skim milk to provide a significant extension of shelf life, compared to traditionally pasteurised products. […]

Read the full story

Posted in ProcessingComments Off on Take Off For Tomorrow’s Solutions in Membrane Filtration and Microparticulation

PPMA 2015 Seminar: Disruptive Food Production in Africa

PPMA 2015 Seminar: Disruptive Food Production in Africa

01 September 2015

OAL will be chairing a seminar on disruptive food production in Africa at this year’s PPMA Show 2015 at 10am Thursday 1st October 2015. The session will discuss the adoption of disruptive food production methods that create new markets and displace established technologies. Winani Chowa, Process Development Director at Dairy Gold Ltd. (Zambia) will be […]

Read the full story

Posted in Conferences & Exhibitions, Food equipmentComments Off on PPMA 2015 Seminar: Disruptive Food Production in Africa

Arla Foods Ingredients Snack Cake

Making a meal of it: New cake solution taps into ‘snackification’ trend

31 August 2015

Arla Foods Ingredients has developed a high-protein Snack Cake solution that will enable bakery companies to target opportunities created by the ‘snackification’ of meal occasions. According to research by Nielsen, as many as 45% of consumers globally regularly consume a snack as a meal alternative. Of these, 52% do so at breakfast, 43% at lunch […]

Read the full story

Posted in IngredientsComments Off on Making a meal of it: New cake solution taps into ‘snackification’ trend

Another Successful Year For Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard

Another Successful Year For Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard

31 August 2015

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard has reported another successful year internationally and continues to lead a growing resurgence in Irish whiskey through its iconic Jameson brand and its growing portfolio of premium Single Pot Still Irish whiskeys. Jameson achieved its twenty-sixth year of consecutive growth. Volume was up by 8.5% for the year and value growth […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on Another Successful Year For Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard

Heineken Extends European Football

Heineken Extends European Football

31 August 2015

Global brewer Heineken has announced an ambitious new sponsorship of European club football, with its international quality brand Amstel becoming a sponsor of the UEFA Europa League. The move marks a return to football for Amstel, one of Europe’s leading beers, which has a rich heritage backing elite European football, having previously been a sponsor […]

Read the full story

Posted in MarketingComments Off on Heineken Extends European Football

The Impact of Craft Beer on the Irish Economy

The Impact of Craft Beer on the Irish Economy

31 August 2015

The Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland, in association with Bord Bia (Irish Food Board), has launched its second report on the impact of Irish craft beer on the Irish economy. The 2015 edition reports strong continuous growth within the Irish craft beer market both domestically and internationally. Economist Bernard Feeney also explores the potential future […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on The Impact of Craft Beer on the Irish Economy

Membrane Filtration Headed Toward New Horizons

Membrane Filtration Headed Toward New Horizons

31 August 2015

Since membrane filtration was introduced in the dairy industry in the 70’s, the technology has gone through a relatively long maturation phase. Now fully accepted in most parts of the world and with a proven track of success, virtually all common dairy processes utilize membrane filtration directly or indirectly. The possibility to increase yield, enhance […]

Read the full story

Posted in ProcessingComments Off on Membrane Filtration Headed Toward New Horizons

Interim Profits Surge at FrieslandCampina

Interim Profits Surge at FrieslandCampina

28 August 2015

Royal FrieslandCampina has reported an 85% jump in profit to Eur192 million on flat revenue of Eur5.645 billion for the first half of 2015 as margins rose due to the sale of more products with a higher added-value, positive currency translation effects, lower purchasing costs and the lower guaranteed price for raw milk. Although volumes […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on Interim Profits Surge at FrieslandCampina

Sales and Profits Improving at Pernod Ricard

Sales and Profits Improving at Pernod Ricard

28 August 2015

Pernod Ricard has reported an 8% rise in full year sales to €8.558 billion with organic sales growth of 2% for 2014/15 as the French spirits and wine group increased its share in most of its key markets. Full year profit from recurring operations rose by 9% and 2% organically to €2.238 billion. Due to […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on Sales and Profits Improving at Pernod Ricard

United Biscuits Expands McVitie’s Cake Range

United Biscuits Expands McVitie’s Cake Range

28 August 2015

United Biscuits has announced the re- launch of two long-established consumer favourites – McVitie’s Jamaica Ginger and Lyle’s Golden Syrup® Sticky Pudding Cakes – along with the launch of two new additions to the range. The brand new McVitie’s Golden Sticky Lemon Pudding Cake and McVitie’s Sticky Marmalade Pudding Cake aim to provide an affordable, […]

Read the full story

Posted in Marketing, New Product Development, NewsComments Off on United Biscuits Expands McVitie’s Cake Range

Launches Rife at London’s Biggest Packaging Event

Launches Rife at London’s Biggest Packaging Event

28 August 2015

Five new initiatives will be launched at the Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2015, taking place at Olympia London, for the first time, on 16 & 17 September 2015. The new features will run alongside established show favourites, surrounded by 170 exhibitors showcasing the latest branded and inspirational packaging in the UK and from […]

Read the full story

Posted in Conferences & Exhibitions, Innovation, PackagingComments Off on Launches Rife at London’s Biggest Packaging Event

GlobalClosureSystemsSeptember2015

Global Closure Systems Exhibits at CPhI Worldwide 2015

28 August 2015

Global Closure Systems, one of the world’s largest providers of plastic closure solutions for the global FMCG market, will participate in CPhI 2015 in Madrid, on October 13-15, 2015 – Booth 4F135. With its well established product ranges, such as Clic-Loc®, Mediloc®, CapePharma®, PharmaSafe™ and Vistop®, GCS is a leading manufacturer of Child Resistant Closures, […]

Read the full story

Posted in Conferences & Exhibitions, PackagingComments Off on Global Closure Systems Exhibits at CPhI Worldwide 2015

SensitentLowSugarLogoSeptember2015

Sugar Reduced Drinks With All the Taste

27 August 2015

New from Sensient Flavors, APSS Plus is an innovative natural functional flavoring that compensates for the sensory drawbacks that occur when sugar is reduced in beverages. The natural flavoring enables manufacturers to cut sugar significantly without having to use additional sweeteners. It provides sugar-reduced beverages with harmonized and full-bodied sensory profiles and is particularly suitable […]

Read the full story

Posted in IngredientsComments Off on Sugar Reduced Drinks With All the Taste

Heartland Food Products Group to Acquire Splenda® Brand

Heartland Food Products Group to Acquire Splenda® Brand

27 August 2015

US-based Heartland Food Products Group, one of the world’s leading producers and marketers of low calorie sweeteners, drink mixes, coffee, and nutritional beverages for consumer markets has agreed to acquire the Splenda® low calorie sweetener brand from McNeil Nutritionals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson Consumer. The transaction is expected to close before the end […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on Heartland Food Products Group to Acquire Splenda® Brand

Müller Wiseman Dairies Confirms Departure of Managing Director

Müller Wiseman Dairies Confirms Departure of Managing Director

27 August 2015

Carl Ravenhall, managing director of Müller Wiseman Dairies, is to step down from his position in charge of the fresh milk, cream and butter business. He leaves by mutual agreement having significantly contributed to the development of Müller Wiseman Dairies. Müller UK & Ireland chief financial officer Andrew McInnes has been appointed acting managing director […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on Müller Wiseman Dairies Confirms Departure of Managing Director

Bernard Matthews Unveils Complete Rebrand

Bernard Matthews Unveils Complete Rebrand

27 August 2015

Bernard Matthews, the largest turkey producer in the UK, has announced a £3 million complete rebrand to return its iconic brand to its famous roots and make it more relevant for today’s consumers. The new logo and branding has been brought to life through state-of-the-art 360 degree video technology, with a specially created animation of […]

Read the full story

Posted in Marketing, NewsComments Off on Bernard Matthews Unveils Complete Rebrand

Coca-Cola on Track to Meet 100% Water Replenishment Goal

Coca-Cola on Track to Meet 100% Water Replenishment Goal

27 August 2015

The Coca-Cola Company and its global bottling partners (the Coca-Cola system) are on track to meet their 2020 water replenishment goal by the end of 2015. Based on the Coca-Cola system’s global water replenishment projects to date, the system is balancing the equivalent of an estimated 94 percent of the water used in its finished […]

Read the full story

Posted in CSR, EnvironmentComments Off on Coca-Cola on Track to Meet 100% Water Replenishment Goal

Minimising Product Losses by Better Dryer Design and Advanced Filtration Techniques

Minimising Product Losses by Better Dryer Design and Advanced Filtration Techniques

27 August 2015

The elimination of waste in food and dairy plants provides a long list of benefits: increased yield, reduced power consumption, lower emissions, reduced disposal costs, the development of new and valuable products and, in some cases the reduction of water consumption virtually to zero. It’s hardly surprising, therefore that this has become a prime focus […]

Read the full story

Posted in ProcessingComments Off on Minimising Product Losses by Better Dryer Design and Advanced Filtration Techniques

SystemsIntegrationSeptember2015

SI Technician Takes on Three Peaks Challenge

27 August 2015

A Support Technician at Systems Integration, a software house dedicated to providing solutions for the food processing industry, has just completed the gruelling Three Peaks challenge. Elliott Fraser climbed the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in just 24 hours, raising nearly £400 for Unicef. After climbing Ben Nevis, the tallest peak at 1344m, […]

Read the full story

Posted in IT, NewsComments Off on SI Technician Takes on Three Peaks Challenge

Innovators, Packaging Automation Demonstrate Ultra Low Energy Electric Tray Sealers at PPMA 2015

Innovators, Packaging Automation Demonstrate Ultra Low Energy Electric Tray Sealers at PPMA 2015

26 August 2015

At PPMA 2015 Packaging Automation will be exhibiting completely electric flexible tray sealers designed to seal film, foil or board lids to plastic, foil or board trays.  The machines on show cater to the needs of all food producers from the artisan to the multi-national with production speeds from 15 packs per minute to 150 […]

Read the full story

Posted in PackagingComments Off on Innovators, Packaging Automation Demonstrate Ultra Low Energy Electric Tray Sealers at PPMA 2015

Slow Retailer Growth Continues as Prices Continue to Fall in British Grocery Market

Slow Retailer Growth Continues as Prices Continue to Fall in British Grocery Market

26 August 2015

The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 16 August 2015, show continued sluggish growth in the British grocery market with an increase in sales of 0.9% compared to one year ago. Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar Worldpanel, comments: “Industry growth of around or below […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on Slow Retailer Growth Continues as Prices Continue to Fall in British Grocery Market

Britain on The Wagon

Britain on The Wagon

26 August 2015

While alcoholic drinks remain a core part of many adults’ food and drink repertoires, new research from Mintel reveals almost one in five (17%) British drinkers expect to reduce their consumption over the next year, with saving money being the number one reason for cutting back. Today, some 80% of British adults drink alcohol, with […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on Britain on The Wagon

Over Half of Tourists Visit Ireland For the Pubs

Over Half of Tourists Visit Ireland For the Pubs

26 August 2015

Over half of tourists come to Ireland for the pubs, according to the results of a new survey carried out for ‘Support Your Local’, a campaign that aims to cut excise tax on alcoholic drinks and protect some 92,000 jobs in the industry. The survey, carried out by iReach, sampled 500 tourists from the UK, […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on Over Half of Tourists Visit Ireland For the Pubs

New Dairy Protein Solves Watery Low-fat Cottage Cheese Problem

New Dairy Protein Solves Watery Low-fat Cottage Cheese Problem

26 August 2015

Arla Foods Ingredients has developed a unique new clean-label protein solution that tackles the long-standing problem of watery low-fat cottage cheese. Sales of cottage cheese are rising as consumers seek out healthy dairy products that are low in fat and high in protein. Just like Greek yoghurt and Skyr, cottage cheese falls into this category […]

Read the full story

Posted in Ingredients, InnovationComments Off on New Dairy Protein Solves Watery Low-fat Cottage Cheese Problem

Rainy Days and Milk Cans - Saving Water in Vietnam’s Coffee Fields

Rainy Days and Milk Cans – Saving Water in Vietnam’s Coffee Fields

26 August 2015

In the coffee fields of Vietnam, everyday objects that are often thrown away are getting a new lease of life, as tools to help farmers save water by scheduling irrigation more effectively. Empty condensed milk cans in their coffee fields can be used to measure rainfall. Upturned plastic bottles in the ground can measure soil […]

Read the full story

Posted in CSR, EnvironmentComments Off on Rainy Days and Milk Cans – Saving Water in Vietnam’s Coffee Fields

BS&B Safety Systems showcases its explosion protection and prevention portfolio at PPMA 2015

BS&B Safety Systems showcases its explosion protection and prevention portfolio at PPMA 2015

25 August 2015

This year at the PPMA show, global expert in explosion protection technology, BS&B Safety Systems, is presenting its bespoke combustible dust fire and explosion protection systems applicable for processing and manufacturing sectors. Designed to prevent and protect against the combustible and explosion risks posed by the handling of fine organic dusts, these products are BS&B’s […]

Read the full story

Posted in Food SafetyComments Off on BS&B Safety Systems showcases its explosion protection and prevention portfolio at PPMA 2015

FrieslandCampina Launches Optiwell Yogurt Drink with £25 Million UK Marketing Campaign

FrieslandCampina Launches Optiwell Yogurt Drink with £25 Million UK Marketing Campaign

25 August 2015

FrieslandCampina UK has launched Optiwell, a healthy new kind of yogurt drink for adults, with a £25 million marketing campaign. Optiwell is primarily aimed at the UK and Ireland’s three million health-conscious women aged 25 to 40 as a delicious and refreshing alternative to unhealthy snacks and drinks. It has no added sugar, contains only […]

Read the full story

Posted in MarketingComments Off on FrieslandCampina Launches Optiwell Yogurt Drink with £25 Million UK Marketing Campaign

Mondelēz International Unwraps New Production Line at Bournville

Mondelēz International Unwraps New Production Line at Bournville

25 August 2015

Mondelēz International has officially opened a new state-of-the-art production line at its chocolate factory at Bourville, the home of Cadbury in Birmingham. The new facility has been installed as part of a £75 million investment in Bournville by Mondelēz International to make its Cadbury Roses and Heroes assortments and Cadbury Dairy Milk bars. Announced by […]

Read the full story

Posted in Capital Projects, NewsComments Off on Mondelēz International Unwraps New Production Line at Bournville

Euler Hermes Irish Agrifood Report - A Successful Mix and Match Export Strategy

Euler Hermes Irish Agrifood Report – A Successful Mix and Match Export Strategy

25 August 2015

Strong domestic demand and dynamic foreign trade will push Irish food and beverages output up 8% to €26 billion, and agriculture output up 12% to €8 billion by the end of 2016, according to Euler Hermes, the worldwide leader in trade credit insurance. The success of these markets is significant as agrifood is Ireland’s largest […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on Euler Hermes Irish Agrifood Report – A Successful Mix and Match Export Strategy

Iba and BMWi Set the Stage For Start-up Companies

Iba and BMWi Set the Stage For Start-up Companies

25 August 2015

Young, full of ideas and “made in Germany”: Nine innovative companies from Germany exhibit at iba (12th to 17th September) as part of the joint stand “made in Germany” of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Technology (BMWi) in hall B3. The start-ups present software solutions as well as innovations in the technology field […]

Read the full story

Posted in Conferences & ExhibitionsComments Off on Iba and BMWi Set the Stage For Start-up Companies

Success For On-the-go Skyr

Success For On-the-go Skyr

25 August 2015

Selling a dairy product for eating on-the-go in a smart pack from RPC Superfos has been a huge success for Danish food company Løgismose. To meet increasing demand for breakfast that can be consumed on the move, Løgismose has launched a healthy and delicious low-fat organic skyr, a yoghurt product rich in protein and based […]

Read the full story

Posted in PackagingComments Off on Success For On-the-go Skyr

Benefits of new labelling achieved in just five days for Maltese producer

Benefits of new labelling achieved in just five days for Maltese producer

24 August 2015

A project for the General Soft Drinks Co ltd (GSD) of Malta, the country’s sole licensed bottler of Coca-Cola products, has demonstrated the capacity to add new technology to an existing line with minimum disruption following the installation of a new Rollquattro rollfed labeller in only five days. The decision to acquire the new Rollquattro […]

Read the full story

Posted in Bottling, PackagingComments Off on Benefits of new labelling achieved in just five days for Maltese producer

McCormick Completes Barbeque Sauces Acquisition

McCormick Completes Barbeque Sauces Acquisition

24 August 2015

McCormick & Company, a global leader in flavour technology, has completed the $100 million purchase of One World Foods, which sells Stubb’s, the leading premium barbeque sauce brand in the US. In addition to sauces, Stubb’s products include marinades, rubs and skillet sauces. Annual sales of the business are projected to be $30 million in […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on McCormick Completes Barbeque Sauces Acquisition

Tate & Lyle Launches New Resource to Help Food and Beverage Manufacturers Unlock the Benefits of Fibre

Tate & Lyle Launches New Resource to Help Food and Beverage Manufacturers Unlock the Benefits of Fibre

24 August 2015

Tate & Lyle, a leading global provider of food ingredients and solutions, has launched a new website dedicated to fibre fortification: www.tateandlylefibres.com. This new website serves as a resource to help food and beverage manufacturers meet increasing demand from consumers globally for fibre-enriched food by featuring nutritional information, consumer research and in-depth application insights. It […]

Read the full story

Posted in Ingredients, InnovationComments Off on Tate & Lyle Launches New Resource to Help Food and Beverage Manufacturers Unlock the Benefits of Fibre

Kilkenny Food Initiative Set to Tackle Ireland's Chef Shortage

Kilkenny Food Initiative Set to Tackle Ireland’s Chef Shortage

24 August 2015

A County Kilkenny based community led initiative that serves as an educational food hub for the Southeast is to become the first such organisation to launch an internationally recognised certified professional cookery course. An innovative concept for the Southeast and Ireland, ‘School of Food’ and its first fully certified Professional Cookery programme comes as a […]

Read the full story

Posted in Training & EducationComments Off on Kilkenny Food Initiative Set to Tackle Ireland’s Chef Shortage

Ozone-free Filling For Water - Bromate in Drinking and Mineral Water

Ozone-free Filling For Water – Bromate in Drinking and Mineral Water

24 August 2015

Ozone is one of the strongest disinfectants employed in the beverage industry. Its use when bottling water has many advantages, since this molecule provides disinfection for simply everything: water, filler, bottles, closures, and the bottle’s head space as well. But, under certain preconditions, bromates may be produced during disinfection with ozone, and these constitute a […]

Read the full story

Posted in Bottling, PackagingComments Off on Ozone-free Filling For Water – Bromate in Drinking and Mineral Water

Gray & Adams Delivers on a Tall Order For a Short Trailer

Gray & Adams Delivers on a Tall Order For a Short Trailer

24 August 2015

The UK’s number one manufacturer of refrigerated road transport equipment will unveil a ground-breaking lifting-deck urban semi-trailer at the industry’s premier showcase event next month. The 11m tri-axle trailer is being presented by Gray & Adams at the Temperature-Controlled Storage & Distribution Show, which takes place at the Peterborough Arena from 16-17 September. It has […]

Read the full story

Posted in Logistics, Supply chainComments Off on Gray & Adams Delivers on a Tall Order For a Short Trailer

Aryzta Completes Picard Deal

Aryzta Completes Picard Deal

21 August 2015

Aryzta, the Zurich-based global speciality bakery business, has completed the €446.6 million acquisition of 49% of Picard, a speciality premium French food business, following receipt of all necessary regulatory clearances. Aryzta has the right to exercise a call option in three to five years to acquire 100% of Picard. Picard’s FY 2015 revenue is €1.37 […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on Aryzta Completes Picard Deal

New Production Director at Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard

New Production Director at Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard

21 August 2015

Tommy Keane (pictured) has been appointed Production Director for Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard. He succeeds Peter Morehead, who was appointed Group Operations Director at Pernod Ricard earlier this year. Tommy Keane has worked as General Manager of Midleton Distillery since 2006. During his time as General Manager he increased the production of the plant at Midleton, […]

Read the full story

Posted in AppointmentsComments Off on New Production Director at Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard

TVI Provides Potential to Capitalise on Demand For Thin Cut Steaks

TVI Provides Potential to Capitalise on Demand For Thin Cut Steaks

21 August 2015

With the increasing demand from consumers for thin cut steaks, Interfood Technology is highlighting the potential for automating the cutting process with the use of dedicated fresh meat portioning systems. AHDB Beef & Lamb, the organisation that promotes beef and lamb in England, has conducted research with consumers and has now introduced a dedicated campaign […]

Read the full story

Posted in ProcessingComments Off on TVI Provides Potential to Capitalise on Demand For Thin Cut Steaks

Fi Europe & Ni 2015 Predicts Largest Gathering to Date For Those Sourcing Food and Beverages Ingredients

Fi Europe & Ni 2015 Predicts Largest Gathering to Date For Those Sourcing Food and Beverages Ingredients

21 August 2015

With ever-changing and more complex consumer trends, greater need for safer and healthier food and beverages and higher demands to use purely natural ingredients, today’s food and beverage professionals need greater access to innovative reformulation solutions, new, tastier and better quality ingredients and greater industry thought-leadership. For more than 25 years Fi Europe & Ni […]

Read the full story

Posted in Conferences & Exhibitions, IngredientsComments Off on Fi Europe & Ni 2015 Predicts Largest Gathering to Date For Those Sourcing Food and Beverages Ingredients

Challenging Times For Carlsberg Group

Challenging Times For Carlsberg Group

20 August 2015

Carlsberg Group has reported flat net revenue of DKr32.4 billion (€4.34 billion) and 12% drop in operating profit to DKr3.58 million for the first half of 2015, as weak results in Western Europe and Eastern Europe were only partly offset by strong Asian results. Group operating profit margin declined by 160bp to 11.1%, primarily as […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments Off on Challenging Times For Carlsberg Group

Food & Drink Event Videos

Upcoming Events

  • September 6, 2015Speciality & Fine Food Fair
  • September 9, 2015STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES
  • September 10, 2015Global Cheese Awards
  • September 12, 2015IBA 2015
AEC v1.0.4

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

Twitter Feed

Advertisements