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Top Green Awards For Produce World Hall & Woodhouse Partners With ‘Together For Short Lives’ Pearlfisher Creates Little Dish Go Gos Nestlé Provides Clean Drinking Water For 30,000 in Pakistan
 
Top Green Awards For Produce World

Top Green Awards For Produce World

Hall & Woodhouse Partners With ‘Together For Short Lives’

Hall & Woodhouse Partners With ‘Together For Short Lives’

Pearlfisher Creates Little Dish Go Gos

Pearlfisher Creates Little Dish Go Gos

Nestlé Provides Clean Drinking Water For 30,000 in Pakistan

Nestlé Provides Clean Drinking Water For 30,000 in Pakistan

Top Green Awards For Produce World

Top Green Awards For Produce World

05 February 2016

Five of Produce World’s sites have received accreditation from the national green scheme Investors in Environment (iiE), and the English company has picked up two prestigious awards as a result of its excellence in this area. In order to qualify for iiE’s top Green level of accreditation, companies have to demonstrate a two per cent […]

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Hall & Woodhouse Partners With ‘Together For Short Lives’

Hall & Woodhouse Partners With ‘Together For Short Lives’

05 February 2016

Leading UK independent brewer, Hall & Woodhouse has chosen Together for Short Lives as its charity partner for the next two years. Together for Short Lives is the leading UK charity for children and young people who are expected to have short lives; providing information, support, resources, research and raising funds for children’s hospice services and […]

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Pearlfisher Creates Little Dish Go Gos

Pearlfisher Creates Little Dish Go Gos

05 February 2016

Having previously created the visual identity for UK healthy children’s food brand, Little Dish when it launched in 2006, Pearlfisher has designed the visual identity for the brand’s new snack range, Go Gos . The launch marks the brand’s first steps into the baby aisle, and opens the door to an exciting new category for Little […]

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Nestlé Provides Clean Drinking Water For 30,000 in Pakistan

Nestlé Provides Clean Drinking Water For 30,000 in Pakistan

05 February 2016

30,000 more people in Pakistan now have free access to clean drinking water, after Nestlé built three facilities in the country to provide it as part of its commitment to extend access to water and sanitation. The new plants are located near Nestlé’s factory in Kabirwala, Central Pakistan. The company has taken on direct responsibility […]

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Eden Springs Completes Acquisition of Nestlé Waters Direct Businesses

Eden Springs Completes Acquisition of Nestlé Waters Direct Businesses

04 February 2016

Eden Springs, a leading European provider of water and coffee solutions, has completed the final transaction of the acquisition of five water cooler businesses from Nestlé Waters Direct (NWD), a division of Nestlé Waters. As of 1 February, a portion of the NWD Polish business will transfer to Eden Springs, enhancing Eden’s leadership position across […]

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New Sentencing Guidelines May Expose Food Professionals to Fraud Culpability

New Sentencing Guidelines May Expose Food Professionals to Fraud Culpability

04 February 2016

Guidelines*, which have come into effect in England and Wales, mean food industry professionals face possible custodial sentences for actions deemed to have caused harm or risk of harm to consumers. Leatherhead Food Research is advising the industry that failure to take reasonable measures to prevent supply chain fraud may constitute ‘risk of harm’ in […]

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New Chairman at Irish Brewers Association

New Chairman at Irish Brewers Association

04 February 2016

Seamus O’Hara, managing director of the Carlow Brewing Company, has been appointed as the new chairperson of the Irish Brewers Association (IBA), the representative group for brewers and distributers of beer in Ireland.  O’Hara set up the Carlow Brewing Company in 1996 and is one of the craft brewing industry’s most recognisable pioneers. The beer […]

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Rexnord Introduces New 1005 XLBP-series MatTop® Accumulation Chain

04 February 2016

The trend for packages in the food and beverage industry towards the use of lighter and more delicate packaging materials is ongoing. This drives the need for new conveying solutions that ensure optimal pack handling with the lowest risk of damage to the packs. At the same time these new conveying solutions need to contribute […]

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European Commission Extends Private Storage Aid For Butter and SMP

European Commission Extends Private Storage Aid For Butter and SMP

03 February 2016

The private storage aid for butter and skimmed milk powder will be extended until 30 September 2016, following the approval by Member States of a proposal made by the European Commission. The Commission put in place private storage aid schemes for butter and skimmed milk powder in summer 2014 to support producers facing the effects […]

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SeaWeb Announces Winners of 2016 Seafood Champion Awards

SeaWeb Announces Winners of 2016 Seafood Champion Awards

03 February 2016

Seafood leaders chose a retail executive who set the bar for sustainable seafood in the United Kingdom, a Cornwall fisherman who influenced EU policy and technology innovation, a coalition of Pacific Islands nations that acted aggressively to ensure the health of their tuna fishery, and a Maldives ministry that pushed sustainability for Indian Ocean fisheries […]

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New Grocery Regulations For Ireland

New Grocery Regulations For Ireland

03 February 2016

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has begun its role as enforcer of the new Grocery Regulations, following the publication of the Consumer Protection Act 2007 (Grocery Goods Undertakings) Regulations 2016. The regulations apply to retailers and wholesalers of food and drink in Ireland who have a worldwide turnover in excess of €50 million. Grocery […]

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Starch Europe Statement on EU-Vietnam FTA Negotiations

Starch Europe Statement on EU-Vietnam FTA Negotiations

03 February 2016

Starch Europe, the trade association which represents the interests of the EU starch industry both at European and international level, has welcomed the fact that the Commission has taken into account the sensitivities of EU starch producers in its negotiations with Vietnam. “We particularly welcome the fact that the quota for all sensitive starch products, […]

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Brands Making a Splash in African Packaged Water

Brands Making a Splash in African Packaged Water

02 February 2016

As the Western world seeps into every country, more and more branded packaged waters are making their way into African nations, this brings with it safer drinking water for all. With many international charities campaigning for safer drinking water across Africa, more regulated brands are entering the market ensuring that this becomes a reality. CoolPac […]

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Irish Whiskey Revival Continues With New Donegal Distillery

Irish Whiskey Revival Continues With New Donegal Distillery

02 February 2016

The first distillery in County Donegal in 174 years – the Sliabh Liag Distillery – is to be constructed on the slopes of the Sliabh Liag sea cliffs. Welcoming the news, Miriam Mooney, head of the Irish Whiskey Association, comments: “The revival of the Irish whiskey industry is being felt across the island of Ireland […]

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Change of Chairman at Coca-Cola HBC

Change of Chairman at Coca-Cola HBC

02 February 2016

Coca-Cola HBC has announced that George A David has decided to step down from the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors with effect from 27 January 2016. Mr David, who has served as Chairman of Coca-Cola HBC since 1981, will remain on the Board until the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in June […]

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Guinness Enterprise Centre Wins Global Award

Guinness Enterprise Centre Wins Global Award

02 February 2016

The Guinness Enterprise Centre (GEC) has been ranked the world’s Top University Associated Business Incubator in the prestigious UBI Global rankings. Selected from the 1,200 incubators worldwide which entered, the GEC scored 78/100 compared to a global average of 53/100. Contribution to job growth and support for graduate start-ups were highlighted among the GEC’s top […]

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Pesto brand Sacla unveils anniversary design

02 February 2016

Pesto brand Sacla has updated its brand identity to coincide with its 25th anniversary in the UK next month. The new-look branding, designed by Springetts Brand Design, features an updated logo, new jar labels across the range and a new website by digital agency Activation. The revised Sacla logo has been given a copper flourish while […]

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Petainer expands its manufacturing in the US

02 February 2016

The partnership with G3 Enterprises, who offer the wine and spirits industry quality packaging and supply chain solutions across the US, leverages UK headquartered Petainer’s expanding customer base, and the growing popularity of wine-on-tap as a viable alternative to bottled wine for the retail trade. The Petainer and G3 Enterprises partnership has launched a new […]

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Sesotec sorter for pure and safe food

02 February 2016

Sesotec is one of the world’s leading suppliers of machines and systems for product inspection and product sorting. At the Fruit Logistica 2016 in hall 7.1C at stand B-02 Sesotec for the first time presents its newly developed CAPTURA FLOW food sorting system. In the food industry these sorting systems are used to remove vegetable […]

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Fonterra reduces milk price

02 February 2016

Fonterra has reduced its forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2015/16 season from $4.60 per kgMS to $4.15 per kgMS. When combined with the earnings per share range of 45-55 cents, this means a total available for payout of $4.60-$4.70 per kgMS and would currently equate to a forecast Cash Payout of $4.50-$4.55 per kgMS […]

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Eight flavours for 2016

02 February 2016

Using a combination of in-depth, formal and grassroots market research initiatives, Sensient Flavors has identified what it believes are eight up-and-coming flavour trends for 2016. After analysing market shifts and U.S. consumer behaviour, Sensient predicts the following flavours will be on the rise: Chamoy A mash-up of flavours that combines the smoky heat of ancho […]

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New ISO standard validates flow cytometry

02 February 2016

A new ISO standard (ISO 19344 (IDF 232)) describes a method for the quantification of lactic acid bacteria by flow cytometry in fermented products, starter cultures and probiotics used in dairy products. The publication is the result of the joint work of ISO and the International Dairy Federation (IDF). Lactobacillus and bifidobacterium, present in yogurt […]

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Pernod Ricard Adds Craft Gin to its Portfolio

Pernod Ricard Adds Craft Gin to its Portfolio

01 February 2016

French wine and spirits company Pernod Ricard, via its German affiliate Pernod Ricard Deutschland, is acquiring a majority share of the dry-gin brand Monkey 47, from German company Black Forest Distillers. The closing of the transaction is subject to approval by the relevant competition authorities. With this investment, Pernod Ricard expands its portfolio further into […]

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Diageo Shows Resilience in Challenging Trading Conditions

Diageo Shows Resilience in Challenging Trading Conditions

01 February 2016

Adverse exchange and the impact of the disposal of non-core assets has reduced net sales at Diageo by £400 million to £5.606 billion and operating profit by £156 million to £1,717 billion for the six months ended 31 December 2015. However, Diageo reported 1.8% organic net sales growth, on 1.0% organic volume growth and organic […]

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EU Commits to €32.5 Million to Support EU Reference Laboratories in 2016 and 2017

EU Commits to €32.5 Million to Support EU Reference Laboratories in 2016 and 2017

01 February 2016

The European Commission has awarded a total of €32.5 million, for the years 2016 and 2017, to support the 43 EU Reference Laboratories (EU-RLs) designated for food and feed safety, as well as animal health. EU Reference Laboratories provide essential scientific and technical support, as well as advice on improved laboratory techniques, to the national laboratories […]

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Bosch Packaging Technology Receives WorldStar 2016

Bosch Packaging Technology Receives WorldStar 2016

01 February 2016

The Two-in-One biscuit packaging system is to receive the WorldStar 2016 packaging award. The award is presented annually by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO). Essential to the assessment is for a product to combine innovation with outstanding execution. The jurors evaluated a total of 293 projects from 35 countries across ten categories. The official award […]

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CSPI: FDA failing to protect children

CSPI: FDA failing to protect children

01 February 2016

The Food and Drug Administration is failing to protect children from the disturbing behavioural problems caused by artificial food dyes, even though evidence of those problems has continued to mount since 2011, when an FDA advisory panel last considered the issue. That’s the finding of a new report by the non-profit Center for Science in […]

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Fonterra welcomes Iran decision

01 February 2016

Fonterra has welcomed the New Zealand government’s move to lift restrictions on trade with Iran, following the elimination of UN sanctions this month. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed it has started the process of updating its regulations and removing the UN sanctions, which it expects to complete next month. “Iran is a valuable trading […]

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New GM risk to EU supply chain

01 February 2016

An expert on Non-GMO has highlighted a new GM risk that may appear in the EU food supply. Those in the food industry should be alert to CV 127, (known as Cultivance), a new genetically modified soy bean that has been inserted with genes that give it herbicide resistance and can now be legally imported into […]

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Americk Packaging moves flexible division to Wigan

01 February 2016

Part of the flexibles division of the Americk Packaging Group, ASP Flexibles is one of the fastest growing packaging suppliers to the fresh produce market in Europe. Sustained growth prompted the move, with a 40% rise in business last year – turnover grew from £8.5m to £11.5m. Capacity is expected to increase to 175 million linear […]

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Watchdog criticises Tesco for mistreating suppliers

01 February 2016

Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon found that Britain’s biggest retailer had an endemic culture of making unilateral deductions from suppliers’ bills and delaying payments, including packaging firms – in one case taking more than two years to pay a multi-million pound debt. “It was clear to me the pressure on the (Tesco) buyers and […]

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BEAR presents new claws pack range with Qualvis

01 February 2016

Leading print and packaging business, Qualvis, has created a new range of packs for healthy snacking brand, BEAR. The packs, which are the latest addition to BEAR’s product line-up, are known as BEAR Claws – a range of tasty fruit and vegetable combinations. Intended for children aged 4 – 9 years of age, Claws are […]

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EU Agri-food Exports Picking Up Again

EU Agri-food Exports Picking Up Again

29 January 2016

After a slight decrease in October 2015, EU agri-food exports in November 2015 picked up again and achieved a value of €10.9 billion, thus exceeding the value of previous years for the same month by about €500 million. EU agri-food exports to third countries increased by 5.7% in value compared to the same period one […]

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Glanbia Co-op Unveils 2016 Member Support Package of at Least €35 Million

Glanbia Co-op Unveils 2016 Member Support Package of at Least €35 Million

29 January 2016

The Board of Glanbia Co-operative Society has announced the creation of a ‘2016 Member Support Package’ worth at least €35.6 million. This latest support package is in addition to an estimated €30 million support paid to members of the Society for 2015. The Chairman of Glanbia Co-operative Society, Henry Corbally, says: “The current weak state […]

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Peter’s Foodservice Expands

Peter’s Foodservice Expands

29 January 2016

Wales-based Peter’s Foodservice has acquired the gourmet hot dog business Mom’s Fabulous Foods. Farnham-based Mom’s Fabulous Foods’ turnover is in excess of £2 million and its hot dog ranges are supplied to stadiums, travel hubs, pub groups and fast food outlets across the country. The new deal is set to expand the Peter’s food to […]

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Partner Logistics Makes Double Appointment

Partner Logistics Makes Double Appointment

29 January 2016

Integrated logistics provider Partner Logistics has appointed Jolin Dophemont as Supply Chain Developer and Mark Knibbeler as Supply Chain Specialist to strengthen its team based at the head office in Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands. Jolin has worked in the logistics industry for over 20 years and has extensive experience in managing frozen storage and […]

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Shrink film packaging for drinks multipacks “to reach $2.5bn”

29 January 2016

The value of shrink film packaging for beverage multipacks is projected to reach more than $2.5bn by 2020, according to a new report published by MarketsandMarkets. The format will record annual growth of 3.3% during the next five years, the market analysis company predicted. In 2014, Europe contributed to the highest demand for shrink film […]

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SaucePM launches ‘revolutionary’ shaped aluminium can

29 January 2016

Packaging and print consultancy SaucePM has developed a new concept within drinks packaging – an ergonomically shaped aluminium can. The innovative packaging format, called Recanize, has been launched today. The shaped can aims to emulate on-trade glassware while offering all the benefits of a traditional aluminium drinks can. Aimed at off-trade brand owners, its launch […]

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Oculto presents new illuminated bottle design

29 January 2016

Oculto, the unique tequila barrel-aged blend of beer and lager, has showcased two new interactive packaging innovations – including an illuminated bottle design and a web-based app utilising Internet of Things technology. To create the illuminated bottle, the brand partnered with Inland Packaging to leverage smart label technology featuring printed electronic pathways, paper batteries, micro […]

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Linpac and Infia to showcase at Fruit Logistica

29 January 2016

Fresh food packaging manufacturer LINPAC and partner company Infia, a global leader in fresh fruit and vegetable packaging, will be joining forces to showcase their range of products at Fruit Logistica 2016. LINPAC will have its Freshware range on display, whilst Infia will be revealing direct printing on to its fruit punnets in Hall 21 […]

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Coca-Cola launches cherry Zero in new formats

29 January 2016

Coca-Cola Enterprises has invested in its Coca-Cola Zero range, launching the cherry flavour in single packs of 330ml and 500ml PET formats to “attract a new wave of young adult” consumers. Making its on-shelf debut this month, the addition to the range will increase the number of shoppers choosing to drink Coca-Cola Zero, Coca-Cola Enterprises […]

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Unilever reduces ice cream calories

29 January 2016

Unilever UK & Ireland has announced that, from spring this year, its entire adult single-serve ice cream range will contain 250 calories or fewer. Under the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, the company says it is helping millions take action to improve their health and well-being. The move follows the introduction of 110kcal or fewer across […]

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Savvy Foods launches organic carob-based products

29 January 2016

Savvy Foods has launched a new range of organic and completely natural carob-based foods, produced from “the best carob in the world”. The OzCarob line includes raw and oven-roasted carob powders; date, chocolate and gold original varieties of carob sesame spread; as well as raw carob nibbles made from kibble – or the dried pods of […]

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EHL Ingredients develops gluten-free cumin and coriander

29 January 2016

EHL Ingredients has launched two new gluten-free ingredients in response to rising consumer demand for free-from products. The company has worked with suppliers to source gluten-free versions of ground cumin and ground coriander in order to service food manufacturers’ increasing interest in ingredients suitable for free-from foods. EHL Ingredients sales director Tasneem Backhouse said: “Our […]

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Dean Foods launches TruMoo Calcium Plus

29 January 2016

Dean Foods is launching TruMoo Calcium Plus low-fat chocolate milk to its line of dairy products. Like regular TruMoo, TruMoo Calcium Plus milk contains no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial growth hormones and no artificial sweeteners – and is made with 50% more calcium per serving than regular low-fat white milk. According to the […]

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USDEC negative on dairy market recovery

29 January 2016

A blog post by Alan Levitt on the USDEC web site outlines the seven reasons – described in more detail in USDEC’s recently-published Global Dairy Market Outlook – why he believes that a global dairy recovery is not imminent. He claims that it will take most, if not all, of 2016 for the markets to […]

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Mintel: grain-free on the rise in Germany

29 January 2016

New research from Mintel reveals that in the German flour market grain-free flour launches have more than doubled in the last year, accounting for 23% of all new flour launches in 2015, compared to only 10% in 2014. Moreover, Mintel research shows that grain-free is also an increasingly popular choice when it comes to bread […]

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Research: oil seed can replace fish oil

29 January 2016

Researchers from the University of East Anglia studied the effect in mice of consuming feed enriched with oil from glasshouse-grown genetically engineered Camelina sativa, developed at Rothamsted Research. They concluded that oil from genetically modified (GM) oil seed crops could replace fish oil as a primary source of the beneficial Omega 3 fatty acid EPA. […]

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2 Sisters Starts Recruitment For its Derby Facility

2 Sisters Starts Recruitment For its Derby Facility

28 January 2016

2 Sisters Food Group, which is the UK’s largest grocery market supplier and one of the largest privately owned food groups in Europe, is opening a new manufacturing facility in Derby. 2 Sisters will be operating the former S&A Foods site in the city, and looking to recruit 200 new colleagues. A numbers of new […]

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Food and Drink Industry Ireland Report on Reduced Fat, Saturated Fat, Sugar, Salt and Calories in Products

Food and Drink Industry Ireland Report on Reduced Fat, Saturated Fat, Sugar, Salt and Calories in Products

28 January 2016

A newly launched a report from Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII) shows significant reductions in fat, saturated fat, sugar, salt and calories achieved through reformulation, which includes changing the recipes, of some of Ireland’s most popular foods and beverages. The FDII /Creme Global Reformulation Project report, compiled by leading analysts Creme Global, used data […]

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Tesco Accepts Findings of GCA Report

Tesco Accepts Findings of GCA Report

28 January 2016

Tesco will continue to work collaboratively with suppliers to further build trust, following the publication of the Groceries Code Adjudicator’s (GCA) report into historic supplier issues. Dave Lewis, Group Chief Executive Officer of Tesco, says: “In 2014 we undertook our own review into certain historic practices, which were both unsustainable and harmful to our suppliers. […]

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Enhanced Touchscreen Control Enables Easier Operation of Bühler’s Optical Sorter

Enhanced Touchscreen Control Enables Easier Operation of Bühler’s Optical Sorter

28 January 2016

Bühler’s optical sorting solutions for the global food and non-food processing industry contain a wealth of configurable options, allowing customers to create extremely accurate sorting modes. For some, these multiple functions have been difficult to navigate and control. As part of an ongoing effort to improve its products, Bühler has conducted extensive usability tests with […]

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American Hedge Fund Invests £163 Million in Bakkavor Group

American Hedge Fund Invests £163 Million in Bakkavor Group

27 January 2016

Baupost Group, a Boston-based US hedge fund, has invested £163 million in acquiring a stake in Bakkavor Group, the UK’s biggest prepared fresh foods supplier. Bakk AL Holdings, a company owned by brothers Agust and Lydur Gudmundsson, respectively chief executive and chairman of Bakkavor, will continue to control approximately 89% of the outstanding shares group. There […]

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Innovation on the Menu at UK’s Biggest Packaging Show

Innovation on the Menu at UK’s Biggest Packaging Show

27 January 2016

Packaging Innovations, the UK’s leading packaging event, returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 24 & 25 February 2016, alongside Empack and Label&Print, covering the whole packaging spectrum. Visitors can expect to discover an abundance of product launches and new packaging solutions, in addition to a wealth of new show features. A prestigious line-up of packaging and […]

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