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  • Cargill Outlines Plan to End Cocoa Deforestation Cargill has outlined its plan to eliminate deforestation from its cocoa supply chain. The Protect Our Planet plan provides concrete actions the company is taking to achieve 100 percent cocoa bean traceability and includes a commitment of “no further conversion” of any forest land in Ghana and Ivory Coast for cocoa production. It also expands the company’s [...]...
  • Industrial Pack Launches at Packaging Innovations 2019 Industrial Pack, the UK’s only dedicated show for industrial, transit and protective packaging, is set to make its debut alongside Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print at Birmingham’s NEC on 27 & 28 February 2019. The protective and transit packaging industry is forecast to be worth £3.7 billion in the UK next year, cementing itself as [...]...
  • A Choice of Sizes All-round The growing popularity and diversity of sauces, dressings and toppings in the food sector has led RPC Kutenholz to expand its popular Allrounder range. A new 1 litre version is now being added to the existing 500ml and 875ml sizes, giving manufacturers, foodservice suppliers and retailers an even wider choice of an attractive and practical [...]...
  • Irish Retailers Relish Run Up to Christmas as Dunnes Takes Top Spot Dunnes Stores has claimed pole position as Ireland’s leading retailer for the third consecutive period, boasting a market share of 22.4% in the 12 weeks to 2 December 2018.  The latest grocery market figures from Kantar Worldpanel show the retailer registered sales growth of 3.4% on last year. Dunnes held on to top spot despite stiff competition from [...]...
  • Almond Board of California Fueling Innovation with $6.8 Million Research Investment The Almond Board of California (ABC) has announced a $6.8 million investment in 75 independent research projects exploring next-generation farming practices including optimal use of everything almond orchards grow. In addition to improving production practices, the research projects help the California almond community provide almond lovers around the world with a safe, wholesome and sustainable [...]...

Cargill Outlines Plan to End Cocoa Deforestation

  Cargill Outlines Plan to End Cocoa Deforestation

Cargill has outlined its plan to eliminate deforestation from its cocoa supply chain. The Protect Our Planet plan provides concrete actions the company is taking to achieve 100 percent cocoa bean traceability and includes a commitment of “no further conversion” of any forest land in Ghana and Ivory Coast for cocoa production. It also expands the company’s […]

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Industrial Pack Launches at Packaging Innovations 2019

  Industrial Pack Launches at Packaging Innovations 2019

Industrial Pack, the UK’s only dedicated show for industrial, transit and protective packaging, is set to make its debut alongside Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print at Birmingham’s NEC on 27 & 28 February 2019. The protective and transit packaging industry is forecast to be worth £3.7 billion in the UK next year, cementing itself as […]

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A Choice of Sizes All-round

  A Choice of Sizes All-round

The growing popularity and diversity of sauces, dressings and toppings in the food sector has led RPC Kutenholz to expand its popular Allrounder range. A new 1 litre version is now being added to the existing 500ml and 875ml sizes, giving manufacturers, foodservice suppliers and retailers an even wider choice of an attractive and practical […]

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Irish Retailers Relish Run Up to Christmas as Dunnes Takes Top Spot

  Irish Retailers Relish Run Up to Christmas as Dunnes Takes Top Spot

Dunnes Stores has claimed pole position as Ireland’s leading retailer for the third consecutive period, boasting a market share of 22.4% in the 12 weeks to 2 December 2018.  The latest grocery market figures from Kantar Worldpanel show the retailer registered sales growth of 3.4% on last year.
Dunnes held on to top spot despite stiff competition from […]

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Almond Board of California Fueling Innovation with $6.8 Million Research Investment

  Almond Board of California Fueling Innovation with $6.8 Million Research Investment

The Almond Board of California (ABC) has announced a $6.8 million investment in 75 independent research projects exploring next-generation farming practices including optimal use of everything almond orchards grow. In addition to improving production practices, the research projects help the California almond community provide almond lovers around the world with a safe, wholesome and sustainable […]

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Coop Leads the Way in Allergen Food Safety Labeling With NiceLabel

  Coop Leads the Way in Allergen Food Safety Labeling With NiceLabel

Swiss food manufacturer Coop has selected NiceLabel, a leading global developer of label design software and label management systems, to help streamline and improve the company’s labeling processes at its factories and in-store bakeries. Those processes include the design, management, quality assurance and production of food labels that contain allergen, ingredient and nutrition information in […]

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Kerry Group Announces Two Further Strategic Acquisitions

  Kerry Group Announces Two Further Strategic Acquisitions

Kerry Group, the global taste, nutrition and consumer foods business, has announced that it has agreed to acquire Ariake USA, the North American Business of Ariake Japan Co, and Southeastern Mills North American coatings and seasonings business (SEM), both deals are subject to customary closing conditions. These acquisitions further enhance Kerry Group’s foundational technology portfolio, […]

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DMK Group and FrieslandCampina Sign Manufacturing Agreement

  DMK Group and FrieslandCampina Sign Manufacturing Agreement

Royal FrieslandCampina and DMK Group have signed a contract manufacturing agreement for mozzarella and yellow cheese production. The agreement will become effective in 2019. FrieslandCampina will supply the milk of its member dairy farmers to DMK. DMK will provide the production facilities and expertise at Hoogeveen (Netherlands) and Georgsmarienhütte (Germany). For this purpose, DMK will […]

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Barry Callebaut Completes Deal With Burton’s Biscuit Company in the UK

  Barry Callebaut Completes Deal With Burton’s Biscuit Company in the UK

After signing an agreement with Burton’s Biscuit Company, the UK’s second biggest biscuit manufacturer, for the long-term supply of over 12,000 tonnes of chocolate and compound per year on September 19, 2018, Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has now successfully closed the transaction.
The deal also entails Barry Callebaut […]

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Carlsberg Group Increases Ownership of Super Bock Group in Portugal

  Carlsberg Group Increases Ownership of Super Bock Group in Portugal

The Carlsberg Group has acquired 28.5% of the shares in Viacerm which is the controlling shareholder of Super Bock Group, holding 56% of the shares. The other 44% of the shares in Super Bock Group are owned by Carlsberg.
Super Bock Group is the market leader in Portugal, holding a market share of 47% with a […]

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UK Restaurant Numbers Fall 2% in a Year

  UK Restaurant Numbers Fall 2% in a Year

The number of restaurants in Britain slipped by 2.0% over the year to September 2018, the new edition of the Market Growth Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners reveals – equivalent to more than 10 closures a week. The exclusive research shows that Britain had a total of 26,892 restaurants at September. The net fall of 539 […]

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ABP’s Olleco on Shortlist For Davos Sustainability Award

  ABP’s Olleco on Shortlist For Davos Sustainability Award

ABP Food Group’s renewable division, Olleco, has been shortlisted for a prestigious ‘Circular’ sustainability award for its development of a circular economy model with McDonald’s and Arla Foods in the UK. The awards are an initiative of the World Economic Forum and the Forum of Young Global Leaders and winners will be announced at the […]

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Arla Foods Acquires Middle East and Africa Kraft Branded Cheese Business From Mondeléz International

  Arla Foods Acquires Middle East and Africa Kraft Branded Cheese Business From Mondeléz International

European dairy co-operative Arla Foods has reached an agreement with US-based international confectionery, food, and beverage company Mondeléz International to acquire its processed cheese business in the Middle East region, which is currently licensed under the Kraft brand. The acquisition also gives Arla full ownership of a state-of-the-art cheese production site in Bahrain, which provides […]

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UK Grocery Market Growth Cools as Christmas Nears

  UK Grocery Market Growth Cools as Christmas Nears

Despite retailers and shoppers getting into the festive spirit, the latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 2 December 2018, show the sector is now growing at 2.0% – its slowest rate since March 2017.
Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar Worldpanel, comments: “Consumers are benefiting […]

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Cleveland Clinic Studies Reveal Role of Red Meat in Gut Bacteria, Heart Disease Development

  Cleveland Clinic Studies Reveal Role of Red Meat in Gut Bacteria, Heart Disease Development

In concurrent studies, Cleveland Clinic researchers have uncovered new mechanisms that demonstrate why and how regularly eating red meat can increase the risk of heart disease, and the role gut bacteria play in that process. The research, led by Stanley Hazen, M.D., Ph.D., builds upon previous work showing TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide) – a gut bacteria […]

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The Complete Package at Contract Pack 2019

  The Complete Package at Contract Pack 2019

Packaging Innovations 2019 is set to welcome back Contract Pack for the twelfth-year at Birmingham’s NEC on 27 & 28 February 2019. Supported by the British Contract Manufacturers and Packers Association (BCMPA), the Contract Pack 2019 zone will host 20 BCMPA accredited exhibitors, offering an unrivaled opportunity for brand owners and manufacturers to meet potential […]

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Müller Completes Largest Single Investment in Scottish Dairy Processing in a Decade

  Müller Completes Largest Single Investment in Scottish Dairy Processing in a Decade

Müller Milk & Ingredients has completed a £15 million project to substantially upgrade Scotland’s largest fresh milk dairy in Bellshill and secure 265 jobs. The project represents the largest single investment in Scottish dairy processing for more than a decade.
It gives Müller’s Bellshill dairy the capacity to process more than 370 million litres of fresh […]

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Changing Consumer Habits to Shape EU Agricultural Markets by 2030

  Changing Consumer Habits to Shape EU Agricultural Markets by 2030

The European Commission has published projections for the European agricultural markets to 2030 for a wide range of agri-food products, including meat, arable crops, milk and dairy products, and fruit and vegetables. The evolution of agricultural income and the environmental aspects of EU agriculture are also covered, as well as a special focus on the […]

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Irish Grass-fed Beef – Opportunities For Healthier Diets

  Irish Grass-fed Beef – Opportunities For Healthier Diets

Ireland’s climate means that the country is good at growing grass. It is well known that producing beef from grass results in lower costs than feeding animals on concentrates. But what about the consumer? Is grass-fed beef better than other types of beef for consumers?
This was the focus of a Department of Agriculture, Food and […]

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Change of Leadership at Edrington

  Change of Leadership at Edrington

Edrington, the international premium spirits company, has announced that chief executive officer Ian Curle will retire in March 2019 after 15 years in that role. His successor will be Scott McCroskie, who is currently a member of the Edrington board and managing director of The Macallan.
Ian Curle joined the business in 1986 through Edrington’s subsidiary […]

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Guinness to Sponsor Six Nations Rugby

  Guinness to Sponsor Six Nations Rugby

The iconic global brand Guinness is to become the new title sponsor of the Six Nations, with the Championship to be known as the Guinness Six Nations from 2019. The Six Nations is one of the world’s best attended sports events and regularly attracts record TV and online audiences in the UK, France, Ireland, Italy […]

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Mondelēz International Expands its Global Technical Center in Poland

  Mondelēz International Expands its Global Technical Center in Poland

Mondelēz International has announced a new investment in its Global Technical Center in Wroclaw, Poland. Only 1.5 years after the center opening, the company invested a further $5 million, in addition to the initial $17 million investment, to expand the research and development activities beyond Chocolate and Bakery and serve Gum and Candy innovation. This state-of-the-art facility will now serve […]

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Givaudan Launches a New Innovation Platform

  Givaudan Launches a New Innovation Platform

Givaudan, the global leader in flavours and fragrances, has launched MISTA, a new innovation platform for the food industry. More encompassing than an incubator or accelerator, MISTA is an optimiser, enabling start-ups and established corporations to optimise ideas, products, people and investments.
Located in San Francisco, MISTA will open its physical premises in early 2019. With […]

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Cargill Celebrates a Decade of Sustainability and Innovation in Ghana With Investment Plans and Farmer Support

  Cargill Celebrates a Decade of Sustainability and Innovation in Ghana With Investment Plans and Farmer Support

Cargill’s cocoa & chocolate business has commemorated its 10th anniversary in Ghana by announcing plans for future investment and farmer support. Cargill’s 2022 roadmap for Ghana includes:
* 80,000 farmers receiving capacity building support and facilitated access to inputs through our Farmer Field Schools
* The provision of one million new cocoa seedlings for rehabilitation of old farms […]

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UK Shoppers Set to Spend £21.6 Billion on Food and Groceries This Christmas

  UK Shoppers Set to Spend £21.6 Billion on Food and Groceries This Christmas

The UK grocery market is set to experience 2.4% growth this Christmas, with shoppers predicted to spend £21.6 billion over the festive period, according to the latest forecast from research organisation IGD. With nearly half (48%) of shoppers agreeing that food and drink is the most important part of Christmas Day, grocery has a key role to […]

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Europastry Broadens its Portfolio

  Europastry Broadens its Portfolio

Europastry, a family-owned business specialising in frozen bread and patisserie products, has completed its purchase of Confeitaria Torres, a Portuguese bakery company. Based in Trofa near Porto, Confeitaria Torres supplies fresh and deep-frozen bakery and pastry products.
With the acquisition, Europastry adds another craft baker to its production capacity, further consolidating its range of high quality […]

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Quality is King in China’s Infant Formula Market

  Quality is King in China’s Infant Formula Market

Chinese parents care much more about the quality and nutritional value of infant formula than its price, new research by Advanced Lipids has shown. China accounts for almost half of all infant formula sales globally.
To gain new market insights, Advanced Lipids, manufacturer of the fat ingredient INFAT®, surveyed 211 urban Chinese parents. All fed their children […]

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Austrian Meat Manufacturers Turn to FlatSkin® System by SEALPAC

  Austrian Meat Manufacturers Turn to FlatSkin® System by SEALPAC

Food retailers in Austria, like in many other European countries, are increasingly choosing vacuum skin packaging. This technology can be found in a growing number of varieties across the retail shelves, owing to its obvious benefits: securely sealed under deep vacuum, food products have a significantly longer shelf life and can be presented in a […]

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FrieslandCampina Strengthens US Presence

  FrieslandCampina Strengthens US Presence

Royal FrieslandCampina, the global dairy group, has acquired US-based importer and distributor Jana Foods. The acquisition will further strengthen FrieslandCampina’s position in supplying Dutch specialty cheese to the US market. Jana Foods will be integrated in the FrieslandCampina Consumer Dairy USA business.
“This acquisition supports our strategy of investing for growth. This investment is in line […]

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Greencore Well Placed to Drive Future Growth in Core UK Market

  Greencore Well Placed to Drive Future Growth in Core UK Market

Greencore Group, a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK, has reported a 4.2% increase in revenue from continuing operations to £1.499 billion for the year ending 28 September 2018. Adjusted operating profit rose by 3.6% to £110.6 million, with improved profits in food to go categories being partly offset by a decline in […]

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Strategic Partnership Sets New Industry Standard For Sourcing Cocoa

  Strategic Partnership Sets New Industry Standard For Sourcing Cocoa

Dutch impact organization Tony’s Chocolonely, retailer Albert Heijn and chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut have forged a strategic partnership to end child labour and modern slavery in the chocolate industry. Together the companies are setting a new industry standard that increases pressure on the wider chocolate industry to drive structural change to work towards a more […]

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Global Premium Water Growing 8% a Year

  Global Premium Water Growing 8% a Year

Global sales of premium bottled water reached US$16.5 billion at consumer prices in 2017, 48% more than five years ago, according to a new report from Zenith Global, the global food and drink experts. Consumption volume also rose strongly by 26% over the five years to 11.2 billion litres.
“This 8.1% annual value growth, compared with […]

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Exports Boost Europe’s Beer Production to Eight-year High

  Exports Boost Europe’s Beer Production to Eight-year High

Europe’s beer production rose to an eight-year high in 2017 bolstered by record exports, a rise in micro-breweries and increased low-alcohol products. According to The Brewers of Europe’s latest report on Europe’s beer sector, production increased by 2 million HL 39.6 billion litres, exports reached an all-time high, with one in five beers shipped abroad and […]

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PepsiCo Completes $3.2 Billion Acquisition

  PepsiCo Completes $3.2 Billion Acquisition

PepsiCo has completed its $3.2 billion acquisition of SodaStream International, the international producer of home carbonation systems. SodaStream is the largest sparkling water brand by volume in the world and the leading manufacturer and distributor of Sparkling Water Makers.
PepsiCo’s strong distribution capabilities, global reach, R&D, design and marketing expertise, combined with SodaStream’s differentiated and unique […]

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India and China to Host IDF World Dairy Summits in 2022 and 2013

  India and China to Host IDF World Dairy Summits in 2022 and 2013

India and China will host the forthcoming IDF World Dairy Summits in 2022 and 2023 respectively in their capitals. Both countries won the right to host the annual IDF flagship event with unanimous support from the General Assembly.
India, the world’s largest producer of milk, and China, the world’s fourth-largest producer of cow’s milk by country, […]

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New European Rules For Spirit Drinks

  New European Rules For Spirit Drinks

The negotiators of the Council and the European Parliament with the presence of the European Commission have reached a political agreement on the new rules for the production and labelling of spirit drinks and for the registration and protection of spirit drinks registered as geographical indications (GI).
Commissioner for Agriculture, Phil Hogan said: “I am confident […]

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Cargill Expands Global Poultry Business With Colombian Acquisition

  Cargill Expands Global Poultry Business With Colombian Acquisition

Cargill has acquired Campollo, one of Colombia’s leading producers of chicken and protein products, for an undisclosed price. The acquisition marks the expansion of Cargill’s global protein business in Colombia after acquiring Pollos Bucanero in June 2017. Campollo has more than 20 years of experience in the market and its products are a top choice […]

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UK Drinkers Seek More Low and No Alcohol Choices in Pubs

  UK Drinkers Seek More Low and No Alcohol Choices in Pubs

According to a new study by Carlsberg UK, consumers across the UK believe that low or no alcohol beer is becoming more socially acceptable. The brewer behind a growing collection of low and no alcohol beers including Carlsberg 0.0% and San Miguel 0.0%, commissioned a study carried out by OnePoll, which delved into the drinking […]

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Tate & Lyle and Sweet Green Fields Unveil Latest Stevia Innovation

  Tate & Lyle and Sweet Green Fields Unveil Latest Stevia Innovation

Tate & Lyle, a leading global food and beverage ingredients and solutions provider, is introducing two new no-calorie sweeteners extracted from stevia leaves. These are the latest additions to its partnership portfolio with Sweet Green Fields, one of the largest privately held, fully integrated global stevia ingredient companies.
With OPTIMIZER Stevia™ 4.10 and INTESSE® Stevia 2.0, […]

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Ardagh’s Can Shows Off the Quality of Cassegrain

  Ardagh’s Can Shows Off the Quality of Cassegrain

To present the highest quality asparagus and artichoke in a variety of dressings, Bonduelle has turned to Ardagh Group to produce an eye-catching rectangular aluminium can for its premium Cassegrain range. Each of the products in the range is identified through the striking design printed at Ardagh’s at the La Flèche facility, France, whose advanced […]

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Unilever to Acquire Horlicks and Other Consumer Healthcare Nutrition Products From GSK

  Unilever to Acquire Horlicks and Other Consumer Healthcare Nutrition Products From GSK

Unilever has agreed to acquire the Health Food Drinks portfolio (GSK HFD) of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in India, Bangladesh and 20 other predominantly Asian markets for €3.3 billion in a combination of cash and shares. In 2018, the GSK HFD portfolio delivered total turnover of about €550 million, primarily through the Horlicks and Boost brands. Almost […]

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Nestlé Health Science Inaugurates Global R&D Center

  Nestlé Health Science Inaugurates Global R&D Center

Nestlé Health Science has inaugurated its new Nestlé Product Technology Center at Bridgewater, New Jersey in the USA. The event marks the completion of a three-year, US$70 million investment to establish a global research and development hub that will advance the company’s offerings in further elevating the power of nutrition to make a positive difference […]

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A Red Like No Other

  A Red Like No Other

Chr. Hansen has launched a vibrant, minimally processed red vegetable juice with unique colouring benefits. Red is a key shade in many food products – from cakes to confectionery to milkshakes. But naturally sourced red solutions can be rife with technical constraints for food and beverage manufacturers and it can be challenging to create a […]

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Loma Launches New X5 bulkflow X-ray Inspection System

  Loma Launches New X5 bulkflow X-ray Inspection System

Loma Systems®, a leading manufacturer of high performance metal detectors, checkweighers and X-ray inspection equipment for the global food industry, has further strengthened its X5 X-ray Series for the detection of foreign bodies, with the addition of its X5 Bulkflow model.  The X5 Bulkflow is an advanced X-ray inspection system for bulk loose, unpackaged, and free-flowing […]

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Britvic Continues to Execute its Strategy

  Britvic Continues to Execute its Strategy

Britvic, the UK-based soft drinks group, has reported a 5.1% increase in revenue to £1.504 billion for the 52 weeks ended 30 September 2018 and a 2.7% rise on an organic basis, compared with last year. Adjusted EBIT increased 5.4% on a reported basis to £206.0 million, whilst organic adjusted EBIT increased 4.0% and organic […]

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William Jackson Food Group Acquires Belazu

  William Jackson Food Group Acquires Belazu

William Jackson Food Group, a UK-based a sixth-generation family business, has acquired premium ingredients brand Belazu for an undisclosed sum. Belazu is the UK’s top-selling balsamic vinegar and premium olive oil brand. In addition to selling into Waitrose, Sainsbury, Tesco and Ocado, the international brand operates across premium food service channels with high-quality authentic Mediterranean […]

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PepsiCo Europe to Expand Trial of Traffic Lights For Nutritional Information on its Beverages and Food Products

  PepsiCo Europe to Expand Trial of Traffic Lights For Nutritional Information on its Beverages and Food Products

PepsiCo has announced it will trial interpretative colour-coded labelling for both beverages and foods in many EU markets, using the 100g/ml-based approach already voluntarily implemented in the UK and Ireland. The company was one of the first to introduce “traffic light” labelling in the UK and Ireland where the scheme has been in operation since […]

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Gerhard Schubert Introduces New Series of Preconfigured Machines

  Gerhard Schubert Introduces New Series of Preconfigured Machines

Compact design, short delivery times, quick set-up and commissioning – this is what the new lightline machine series from Gerhard Schubert stands for. For customers who want to efficiently automate standard packaging tasks with reduced format and packaging variants, and who value high-quality design and construction, the company now offers three attractively priced preconfigured machine […]

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Greene King Shows Resilience

  Greene King Shows Resilience

Greene King, the UK brewer and pub group, has reported a 1.9% increase in revenue to £1.051 billion and a 0.2% rise in profit before tax, exceptional and non-underlying items to £128.2 million for the 24 weeks to 14 October 2018, compared to the corresponding period in the previous year. Revenue growth was fuelled by […]

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Change of Leadership at Unilever

  Change of Leadership at Unilever

Unilever has announced that CEO Paul Polman has decided to retire from the company. Alan Jope (pictured above), currently President, Beauty & Personal Care, has been appointed to the position, effective 1 January 2019, with Paul Polman supporting the transition process during the first half of the year before leaving the company in early July […]

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