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Arla Foods and DMK Group Open New Joint Venture Production Facility Emmi Confirms Outlook For 2015 Allied Bakeries Completes £210 Million Capital Investment Programme The #PepsiChallenge To Redesign The Iconic Pepsi® Can
 
Arla Foods and DMK Group Open New Joint Venture Production Facility

Arla Foods and DMK Group Open New Joint Venture Production Facility

Emmi Confirms Outlook For 2015

Emmi Confirms Outlook For 2015

Allied Bakeries Completes £210 Million Capital Investment Programme

Allied Bakeries Completes £210 Million Capital Investment Programme

The #PepsiChallenge To Redesign The Iconic Pepsi® Can

The #PepsiChallenge To Redesign The Iconic Pepsi® Can

Arla Foods and DMK Group Open New Joint Venture Production Facility

Arla Foods and DMK Group Open New Joint Venture Production Facility

27 April 2015

The joint venture between Arla Foods and the DMK Group – called ArNoCo – has entered a new stage as the two companies have opened a brand new production facility at DMK’s Nordhackstedt site in Northern Germany. The new ArNoCo site will process the whey produced from DMK’s cheese production and supply high quality whey […]

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Emmi Confirms Outlook For 2015

Emmi Confirms Outlook For 2015

27 April 2015

Swiss dairy group Emmi continues to expect markedly negative currency effects and a further organic decline in sales for the current year, as well as a fall in income. Konrad Graber, chairman of Emmi, comments: “The strong Swiss franc will have a big impact on the 2015 financial year. Emmi is doing everything in its […]

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Allied Bakeries Completes £210 Million Capital Investment Programme

Allied Bakeries Completes £210 Million Capital Investment Programme

27 April 2015

Allied Bakeries, part of Associated British Foods, has completed its £210 million capital investment programme designed to create a state-of-the-art baking capability across the UK and ensure the reliable supply of high quality bread to customers. The programme has also set a new benchmark for standards of food safety in the bakery sector and has […]

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The #PepsiChallenge To Redesign The Iconic Pepsi® Can

The #PepsiChallenge To Redesign The Iconic Pepsi® Can

27 April 2015

Pepsi® is putting creative control of its most iconic brand equity, the Pepsi can, in the hands of fans. As part of the 2015 #PepsiChallenge, consumers will have the extraordinary opportunity to re-envision the universally celebrated and recognized can with their own special designs and creative flair in the “Live For Now” Design Challenge. Led […]

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Primera’s Full Range of Label Production Solutions at IPACK-IMA

Primera’s Full Range of Label Production Solutions at IPACK-IMA

27 April 2015

At IPACK-IMA, held at Fieramilano in Milan, Italy, May 19-23, Primera Technology Europe will present its digital label printing solutions to the international audience at the company booth in hall 4, stand E01. Not only will Primera show its existing range of inkjet- and laser-based label printers, but it will also show its new industrial-grade desktop […]

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New CEO at Logitrans

New CEO at Logitrans

24 April 2015

Erling Pedersen, who has been working at Logitrans through the last 46 years and through most of them as President, will as per 1 May 2015 hand over this function to his daughter, Gitte Kirkegaard Berg, Sales Director at Logitrans. The third generation will thereby be head of the management. The company is family owned […]

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75 years of innovation and tradition - Logitrans A/S celebrates 75 years anniversary…

75 years of innovation and tradition – Logitrans A/S celebrates 75 years anniversary…

24 April 2015

The Danish manufacturer of material handling equipment, Logitrans A/S, celebrates its 75 years anniversary on 1 May 2015. Logitrans was founded in a little smithy in 1940, and until 2002 the company was called Nisap Maskinfabrik. The beginning during the war was tough, and for the founders, Ingrid and Nis A. Pedersen, the war came […]

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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit becomes new member of  SAVE FOOD

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit becomes new member of SAVE FOOD

24 April 2015

Initiative now has more than 350 sponsors from business, NGOs and research. With the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) the SAVE FOOD initiative has gained a high-profile partner with political backing. The number of members who have committed to fighting food waste and loss has now risen to 120. They come mainly from […]

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Frozen foods, ready to reheat: now also with mayonnaise and ketchup

Frozen foods, ready to reheat: now also with mayonnaise and ketchup

24 April 2015

Ahrensburg, April 2015 – Frozen foods are everywhere in the convenience category. Frozen ready meals, pizza and snacks are trending up, according to the German frozen food institute. This isn’t just the case for grocery retail, but also for the out of home market, where snacks and baked goods are growth engines. With Hydrosol’s new […]

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Pork Farms/Kerry Foods Merger Provisionally Cleared

Pork Farms/Kerry Foods Merger Provisionally Cleared

24 April 2015

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally cleared the completed acquisition by Pork Farms Caspian of the chilled savoury pastry business of Kerry Foods. The acquisition, for an undisclosed price, incorporates Kerry Foods’ manufacturing assets at Poole, Dorset, and Spalding, Lincolnshire. Pork Farms Group, through the Pork Farms Caspian subsidiary, and Kerry Foods’s […]

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Nutraceutical Innovations Showcased at Vitafoods Europe 2015 - 5-7 May 2015, Palexpo, Geneva

Nutraceutical Innovations Showcased at Vitafoods Europe 2015 – 5-7 May 2015, Palexpo, Geneva

24 April 2015

Consumer demand for healthier food and beverage products with more functional benefits is growing worldwide, with recent Euromonitor International data stating that the global market for fortified/functional food and beverage was worth almost US$264 billion in 2013. Furthermore, this is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5% between 2013 and 2018. The driving factors […]

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JBT strengthens UK customer service team

JBT strengthens UK customer service team

24 April 2015

Global food processing equipment manufacturer, JBT has expanded its UK customer service division by recruiting five additional engineers at its Broxburn site to support its continually expanding range of freezing and cooking equipment, and increase responsiveness to customer requests. Gavin O’Malley, Jaspal Rehal, David Johansson, Max Sneddon and Dave Wardle increase the company’s customer service […]

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Arla Foods Ingredients Doubles Production of Alpha-lactalbumin

Arla Foods Ingredients Doubles Production of Alpha-lactalbumin

24 April 2015

Arla Foods Ingredients has doubled its capacity for producing Alpha-lactalbumin in a bid to meet growing demand from the global infant formula market. Alpha-lactalbumin is the dominant protein in human milk, but is also found naturally in cows’ milk. Incorporating it into infant formula enables manufacturers to create products that more closely resemble breast milk. […]

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BFree Foods Wins Prestigious Irish Innovation Award

BFree Foods Wins Prestigious Irish Innovation Award

24 April 2015

BFree Foods has underlined its reputation as an industry leader by claiming a major prize at The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards 2015. The company won the Best North/South Collaborative Innovation Award. BFree was nominated for the development of a new allergen-free fajita kit manufactured in conjunction with Evron Foods based in Co. Armagh. The innovation […]

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ABP Food Group and Good4U Share Exporting Experiences

ABP Food Group and Good4U Share Exporting Experiences

24 April 2015

Two successful Irish companies ABP Food Group and Good4U shared an exclusive platform on Wednesday morning, 22nd April at the Smart Business Show, RDS Dublin. Both companies revealed best practice stories and lessons learned to an audience of novice exporters and companies already exporting but interested in breaking into a new market. Organised by the […]

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Færch Plast Acquires Anson Packaging

Færch Plast Acquires Anson Packaging

24 April 2015

Leading European packaging company, Færch Plast A/S, with headquarters in Holstebro, Denmark, has further strengthened its position as a significant supplier to the expanding global food industry with the acquisition of Cambridgeshire-based Anson Packaging Ltd, manufacturer of high-quality thermoformed packaging solutions primarily for the UK food market. The acquisition takes place just a year after […]

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Swisslog acquires technologies and employees from Grenzebach Automation GmbH in the areas of AGVs and logistics robots

Swisslog acquires technologies and employees from Grenzebach Automation GmbH in the areas of AGVs and logistics robots

23 April 2015

Swisslog has acquired a carefully selected portfolio of technologies and employees from Grenzebach Automation GmbH in Karlsruhe, Germany to strengthen its expertise in the areas of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and logistics robots. This acquisition dovetails with Swisslog’s strategy of expanding it’s positioning in the e-commerce and omni-channel segments and pursuing opportunities in the field […]

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Valio to Cut Costs in Response to Falling Sales

Valio to Cut Costs in Response to Falling Sales

23 April 2015

Finnish dairy group Valio is rationalising its head office, production and logistics operations as part of a cost savings programme in response to the changing market environment following the Russian trade embargo on Western food imports and a slowdown in domestic demand. The cessation of exports to Russia has slashed Valio’s net sales by around […]

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Which? ‘Super-complains’ About Misleading Supermarket Pricing Practices

Which? ‘Super-complains’ About Misleading Supermarket Pricing Practices

23 April 2015

After repeatedly exposing misleading pricing practices in the UK grocery sector, Which? has deployed one of its most powerful legal weapons – a super-complaint – to demand action from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Over the last seven years Which? has consistently identified a range of misleading and confusing pricing tactics in supermarkets – […]

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FrieslandCampina Completes Restructuring in Hungary

FrieslandCampina Completes Restructuring in Hungary

23 April 2015

Royal FrieslandCampina has agreed to sell its Debrecan plant in Hungary to local dairy producer Alfoldi Tej for an undisclosed price. The new owner will continue the production of dairy products on site without interruption and employment will be maintained. Besides the purchase and sale agreement, the two companies also signed a toll manufacturing agreement, […]

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UK’s First Fresh Milk Enriched With Essential Nutrients Launched

UK’s First Fresh Milk Enriched With Essential Nutrients Launched

23 April 2015

Arla Foods, the farmer-owned dairy company, has unveiled Arla Big Milk, the UK’s first fresh milk enriched with essential nutrients to help support children’s growth and development as part of their balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Arla Big Milk has been developed to specifically meet the needs of children from ages one to five, made […]

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Tetra Pak Launches New Consumables to Improve Food Production Efficiency

Tetra Pak Launches New Consumables to Improve Food Production Efficiency

23 April 2015

Tetra Pak has launched a range of hot-melt adhesives and lubricants specifically formulated for use with its own filling machines. The adhesives, developed in partnership with the world’s leading adhesive producer, Henkel, offer improved bonding, lower adhesive consumption and reduced maintenance costs for cap, straw and secondary packaging applications. The products were recently trialled by […]

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Lonza Consumer Care Takes Active Role at Vitafoods Europe 2015

Lonza Consumer Care Takes Active Role at Vitafoods Europe 2015

22 April 2015

Basel, Switzerland, 22 April 2015 – Visitors attending Vitafoods Europe 2015, Geneva, Switzerland, 5-7 May 2015, can expect to hear plenty of buzz at the Lonza Consumer Care Booth, # K36. In 2015 Lonza is celebrating its 30th Anniversary of manufacturing and marketing the Carnipure® ingredient, a premium grade of L-Carnitine. At Vitafoods Europe, Lonza […]

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Sustainable Packaging with the Eclipse SL4

Sustainable Packaging with the Eclipse SL4

22 April 2015

Laila’s Fine Foods Ltd is a successful family run business, specialising in authentic, ready prepared meals for both the food service and retail markets. Laila’s started their 6 year relationship with PA with a small tray sealer but when their business grew and throughputs needed to be increased they purchased SL4 tray sealers from PA’s […]

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Sugar Losses Impact ABF in First Half

Sugar Losses Impact ABF in First Half

22 April 2015

Associated British Foods has reported a 5% fall in adjusted operating profit to £474 million for the 24 weeks ended 28 February 2015 on group revenues up 1% at £6.248 billion. At constant currency, first half profits were 2% lower and revenues were 3% ahead. With the notable exception of the US dollar, sterling strengthened […]

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Ireland’s Largest Dairy Exporter Ready For Post Quota Market

Ireland’s Largest Dairy Exporter Ready For Post Quota Market

22 April 2015

Ireland’s largest exporter of dairy products, Ornua Co-operative (formerly the Irish Dairy Board) has delivered a strong financial performance for 2014, characterised by robust revenue growth and investment in the development of new routes to market. Turnover rose by 10% to €2.34 billion, helping to drive a group operating surplus of €30.3 million. This was […]

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Leadership Changes at First Milk

Leadership Changes at First Milk

22 April 2015

First Milk’s new CEO, Mike Gallacher, who replaced Kate Allum in March, has announced a number of changes to the senior leadership of the business. Kenny Bain takes up the role of First Milk’s Operations Director with immediate effect. He will be responsible for all of First Milk’s creameries and processing sites, its distribution network […]

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Arla Foods UK and Dairy Pro Announce Training Collaboration

Arla Foods UK and Dairy Pro Announce Training Collaboration

22 April 2015

Professional development register Dairy Pro has reached a ground-breaking agreement with the UK’s largest dairy company, farmer-owned co-operative, Arla, for its UK farmer members engaged in its Sustainable Dairy Farming Growing Together programme, to register with Dairy Pro. Arla’s sustainable dairy farming programme involves a series of on-farm practical workshops which explore key issues affecting […]

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Queen’s Award For European SprayDry Technologies

Queen’s Award For European SprayDry Technologies

22 April 2015

European SprayDry Technologies, which designs, manufactures and provides ongoing support of industrial scale spray drying equipment, has received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for substantially growing export earnings during the past three years. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are awards for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of: * Innovation – for commercial success as […]

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Michael Cantwell, Head of Food Division, Enterprises Ireland, addresses the Canadean Dairy Innovation Summit in Dublin.

Michael Cantwell, Head of Food Division, Enterprises Ireland, addresses the Canadean Dairy Innovation Summit in Dublin.

21 April 2015

Michael Cantwell, Head of Food Division, Enterprises Ireland, addresses the Canadean Dairy Innovation Summit in Dublin. This fresh industry meeting brings together the leading dairy cooperatives, manufacturers and private companies across Europe. In the Dairy hub of Dublin, professionals from the industry across Europe will gather to discuss R&D, NPD and innovations in dairy products, […]

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Iglo Group Sold For €2.6 Billion

Iglo Group Sold For €2.6 Billion

21 April 2015

Private equity group Permira is selling Iglo Foods Holdings, Europe’s largest frozen food business, to Nomad Holdings for €2.6 billion. Nomad is a publicly-listed acquisition company and upon closing of the Iglo deal will change its name to Nomad Foods. As part of the transaction, Permira will retain a 9% stake in Nomad Foods upon […]

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Coca-Cola Plans $400 Million Chinese Acquisition

Coca-Cola Plans $400 Million Chinese Acquisition

21 April 2015

The Coca-Cola Company intends to make a cash offer to acquire 100% of Xiamen Culiangwang Beverage Technology Co, a producer of plant-based protein drinks sold in China. The company is owned by Hong Kong-listed China Culiangwang Beverages Holdings. The deal is valued at approximately US$400 million. Headquartered in Xiamen, Fujian Province, Xiamen Culiangwang’s top-selling products […]

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Carlsberg Expands Beer Business in China

Carlsberg Expands Beer Business in China

21 April 2015

The Carlsberg Group is taking full ownership of Wusu Beer Group (WBG), the beer market leader in Xinjiang in China, in a deal which will net DKr200 million (Eur26.8 million) for the Danish brewer. WBG owns six breweries in Xinjiang with a combined annual production capacity of approximately 6m hl. WBG is a 50/50 joint […]

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Beef Lovers in Italy Learn about Bord Bia Quality Irish

Beef Lovers in Italy Learn about Bord Bia Quality Irish

21 April 2015

Giorgio Pellegrini (pictured), one Milan`s top butchers and head of the Milanese Butcher’s Association, recently launched his innovative teaching programme for beef lovers using Bord Bia quality assured Irish beef as his material of choice. ‘Meat Academy’ run in association with Bord Bia is designed to allow anyone passionate about beef, whether expert or novice, […]

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Whey Protein Flexes its Muscles in Fight Against Sarcopenia

21 April 2015

Arla Foods Ingredients is predicting a long-term increase in demand for whey protein ingredients suitable for use in products that address sarcopenia in seniors. Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle mass with advancing age and is common in elderly people. It occurs as seniors become less active and consume less dietary protein, which results in […]

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Systems Integration lands Canada contract

Systems Integration lands Canada contract

20 April 2015

A British software firm has landed a contract at a state-of-the-art beef processing facility set to open in Canada this year, which its owners claim is the “first of its kind” in North America. Staffordshire-based Systems Integration (SI) provides software solutions for meat processing facilities and will be installed in the new Harmony Beef 75,000sq […]

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Nestlé Confirms Full Year Outlook

Nestlé Confirms Full Year Outlook

20 April 2015

Nestlé has reported a by 0.5% rise in sales to SFr20.9 billion (€20.3 billion) for the first quarter of 2015 and confirmed its full year outlook. Sales were impacted by negative foreign exchange of -4.5%,  and acquisitions, net of divestitures, added 0.6%. Organic growth was 4.4%, composed of 1.9% real internal growth and 2.5% pricing. […]

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Regulatory Concerns Shifting Focus in Digestive Health NPD

Regulatory Concerns Shifting Focus in Digestive Health NPD

20 April 2015

Digestive or gut health has been a key focus for product activity in functional and healthy foods for many years, but with the tightening up of claims legislation, particularly in Europe, there has been something of a setback in terms of product activity in more recent times. Over 3.2% of food and drinks launches recorded […]

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