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Coca-Cola Enterprises Receives the ‘Marianne d'Or’ 2014 Sustainability Award

Coca-Cola Enterprises Receives the ‘Marianne d’Or’ 2014 Sustainability Award

Produce World Celebrates the Most Organic Christmas Ever

Produce World Celebrates the Most Organic Christmas Ever

Tetra Pak Launches New Service to Reduce Environmental Impact For Customers

Tetra Pak Launches New Service to Reduce Environmental Impact For Customers

Christmas Comes Early For UK Consumers as Prices Fall

Christmas Comes Early For UK Consumers as Prices Fall

Coca-Cola Enterprises Receives the ‘Marianne d'Or’ 2014 Sustainability Award

Coca-Cola Enterprises Receives the ‘Marianne d’Or’ 2014 Sustainability Award

18 December 2014

Coca-Cola Enterprises has received the 2014 ‘Marianne d’Or’ sustainability award for its future green headquarters in Paris. The national competition has been running for 30 years and celebrates rigour, creativity, and innovation for local communities. On the 19th of January, CCE France will move into its new headquarters in Paris, a building called NODA which […]

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Produce World Celebrates the Most Organic Christmas Ever

Produce World Celebrates the Most Organic Christmas Ever

18 December 2014

The Produce World Group, the UK’s largest grower and supplier of fresh vegetables, is celebrating its most organic Christmas yet, with UK consumers buying more organic vegetables than ever. Compared to the end of 2013, the volume per buyer (kg) of organic vegetables increased by 6.7 per cent in 2014, with organic Broccoli being the […]

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Tetra Pak Launches New Service to Reduce Environmental Impact For Customers

Tetra Pak Launches New Service to Reduce Environmental Impact For Customers

18 December 2014

Tetra Pak has launched a new Environmental Benchmarking Service to help food and beverage companies assess the environmental performance of their production operations, and to identify opportunities for improvement. The service provides an audit of the entire plant, including both the processing and packaging lines, assessing performance in areas such as water efficiency, waste water […]

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Christmas Comes Early For UK Consumers as Prices Fall

Christmas Comes Early For UK Consumers as Prices Fall

17 December 2014

The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 7 December 2014, show that despite falling prices, the grocery market has returned to marginal growth of 0.1%, after last period’s historic first ever recorded decline. This is thanks to shoppers putting slightly more in their baskets compared with the same time […]

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Olam International to Acquire ADM’s Global Cocoa Business for $1.3 Billion

Olam International to Acquire ADM’s Global Cocoa Business for $1.3 Billion

17 December 2014

Olam International, a leading agri-business operating across the value chain in 65 countries, has agreed to acquire the global cocoa business of Archer Daniels Midland Company at an enterprise value on a cash and debt free basis of US$1.3 billion. The deal will create a leading integrated, global cocoa business. One of the world’s largest […]

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Individual Treat Demand Drives Hand-Held Ice Cream

Individual Treat Demand Drives Hand-Held Ice Cream

17 December 2014

The share of hand-held products in global ice cream new product activity continues to rise on increased demand for individual snacks and treats. Single-serve products accounted for a quarter of global ice cream launches recorded by Innova Market Insights in the 12 months to the end of October 2014, up from 22% five years previously. […]

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AD Shows Significant Growth in the UK

AD Shows Significant Growth in the UK

17 December 2014

Anaerobic digestion (AD) has grown significantly in the UK, according to the latest sector survey (ASORI), published by WRAP. WRAP’s comprehensive study of the AD sector (which complements the Scottish survey of the organics reprocessing industry – published by Zero Waste Scotland), for the calendar year 2013, shows that: * the number of operational sites […]

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Top 50 Billionaire Brand Food List Revealed by Euromonitor

Top 50 Billionaire Brand Food List Revealed by Euromonitor

16 December 2014

Market research company Euromonitor International has released the Top 50 Billionaire Brands list for packaged food in 2014, reviewing packaged food company performance over the last decade. The billionaire brand list is a who’s who of the food world and contains some of the most iconic food brands across the globe. From long standing members […]

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Heinrich Kreuter, Global Chief Scientific Officer

Frutarom BU Health appoints Matthias Heinrich Kreuter Global Chief Scientific Officer

16 December 2014

Frutarom Switzerland Ltd. Health Business Unit, announces the appointment of Matthias H. Kreuter, Ph.D., as its new Global Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), effective January 1, 2015. Kreuter headed Frutarom’s Pharmaceutical Business Division from 1990 to 2003. During this time, Dr. Kreuter invented the Hyperpure Technology and developed the EFLA® Topline extracts. He returns to Frutarom […]

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Greggs Predicts Improved Full Year Profits

Greggs Predicts Improved Full Year Profits

16 December 2014

Greggs, the leading bakery food-on-the-go retailer in the UK, with almost 1,700 retail outlets throughout the country has reported a continued strong performance in the second half of its financial year. Own shop like-for-like sales were up 5.2% for the 24 weeks to 13 December and  total sales have grown by 3.6% in the year […]

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Nestlé’s Wyeth Nutrition Opens Unique Butterfly Meadow

Nestlé’s Wyeth Nutrition Opens Unique Butterfly Meadow

16 December 2014

Nestlé’s Wyeth Nutrition Infant Formula plant in Askeaton, County Limerick has become the first business in Ireland to create and open its own unique butterfly meadow. It has developed a 1,800 square metre wild flower butterfly meadow, which is intended to increase the number and varieties of native Irish butterflies in the area. The newly […]

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Protection For Food Processing

Protection For Food Processing

16 December 2014

In demanding food processing environments where constant pedestrian and vehicular traffic and equipment passes through, maintaining a hardworking and efficient factory is very important. One of the main elements in the food processing industry is the construction and protection of the building. Having inappropriate or non-existent protection to the facility can be very costly in […]

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Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Opens New Milk Protein Plant

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Opens New Milk Protein Plant

15 December 2014

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) has launched its newly-built milk protein facility at its site in Virginia, County Cavan. This expansion of the Virginia facility, which processes milk from surrounding counties, and employs 100 people, is specifically designed to meet the exacting technical standards of the clinical and lifestyle nutrition market, a business which is growing […]

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Danone Confirms Strategic Priorities and Reshuffles Management Team

Danone Confirms Strategic Priorities and Reshuffles Management Team

15 December 2014

The board of Danone has confirmed its 2014 targets including organic growth of over 4.5% and trading operating margin down less than 20 basis points like-for-like. Free cash-flow will be between €1.3 billion and €1.4 billion. Emmanuel Faber, CEO of Danone, comments: “When I was appointed in October, I shared with our 100,000 employees that […]

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Pivovary Lobkowicz Group Completes Acquisition of Pivovar Rychtar

Pivovary Lobkowicz Group Completes Acquisition of Pivovar Rychtar

15 December 2014

Pivovary Lobkowicz Group, one of the top five brewers in the Czech Republic, has purchased a 30% stake in Pivovar Rychtar to assume complete ownership. Pivovar Rychtar has been a member of the Pivovary Lobkowicz Group since 2008, when the group acquired a 50% share, which increased to 70% in 2011. The option for the […]

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Team Approach Wins Irish Industry Award

Team Approach Wins Irish Industry Award

15 December 2014

Dawn Farms, Simply Soups and Culinary Food Group have won the Industry Category Award at the Sustainable Energy Ireland Awards 2014. The award recognises the major investment made in energy saving and reduction programmes at their shared food campus site at Naas, County Kildare. The annual Sustainable Energy Awards encourage, recognise and reward excellence in […]

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Scotland's Small Businesses Cut Salt, Fat & Calories in Iconic Foods

Scotland’s Small Businesses Cut Salt, Fat & Calories in Iconic Foods

15 December 2014

Bakers, butchers and other small and medium-sized food producers across Scotland have been lowering the salt, fat and calories in products, in some cases by over 50%, as part of an innovative industry and Scottish Government partnership. From shortbread to sausages, Empire biscuits to butteries, the recipes of a range of foods made in Scotland […]

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Pearlfisher Partners With Mondelēz International to Create Cadbury Glow

Pearlfisher Partners With Mondelēz International to Create Cadbury Glow

15 December 2014

Mondelēz International, in collaboration with Pearlfisher, Air Innovation and Multi Packaging Solutions, has created Cadbury Glow, a new premium gifting range. Pearlfisher’s work spans brand strategy, brand architecture, brand identity and graphic packaging design. With a brand like Cadbury, that has an emotional, approachable and warm relationship with consumers, Mondelēz International saw a clear opportunity […]

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Durable Flooring for Pie Manufacturing

Durable Flooring for Pie Manufacturing

15 December 2014

In food production it is vital that the correct flooring is chosen for maximum safety and efficiency around the workplace. The main flooring requirements in the food industry are a balance of durability, cleanability and an anti-slip profile, which all contribute to a safe and hygienic environment. Recently John Lord was commissioned to manufacture and […]

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Diageo raises a glass to water efficiency with revamped CSR targets

14 December 2014

International alcohol firm Diageo has committed to dramatically reduce its water use through a 50% improvement in water use efficiency by 2020. The commitment replaces the company’s previous 2015 target of a 30% improvement and is one of 20 sustainability and responsibility targets for 2020announced today (16 December). Diageo, responsible for brands such as Guinness, Smirnoff and […]

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Coca-Cola keeps green bottle commitment following ECO Plastics sale

14 December 2014

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has insisted its use of recycled materials in bottles will not drop following the sale of its 50% stake in the UK’s only plastic bottle recycling plant. German investment firm Aurelius has today (12 December) completed the purchase of ECO Plastics, which opened one of the world’s largest plastic bottle sorting plants […]

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NiceLabel selected among 100 leading software and technology providers key to supporting the global food and beverage supply chain

13 December 2014

Ljubljana (Slovenia), 16.12.2014 – NiceLabel has been chosen to the FL 100+, Food Logistics magazine’s annual list of the top 100-plus software and technology providers to the food and beverage industry. The goal of the list is to ultimately serve as a resource guide for the stakeholders in the global food and beverage supply chain. […]

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Gruma to invest $50m in new Russian tortilla production plant

13 December 2014

Mexican corn miller and tortilla producer Gruma has announced plans to invest $50m in a new plant in Russia, over the next two years. Located in the Moscow Region, the new plant will be capable of producing around 31,500 tonnes of corn and wheat products including wheat tortilla wraps, tortilla and tortilla chips annually. The […]

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Puratos confirms its commitment to the sustainable cocoa industry – Cocoa collection and fermentation plant opens in Ivory Coast

13 December 2014

Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium, 11 December 2014 –   Today Puratos, global leader in bakery, patisserie and chocolate products, has inaugurated a Cocoa collection and fermentation plant in San Pedro province in Ivory Coast.  Created in partnership with the French chocolate maker, Cémoi, this confirms Puratos’ strong commitment to long-term sustainability of Ivorian cocoa. The official opening ceremony of the cocoa collection and fermentation plant (CCFP), […]

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10 Key Trends for 2015

New opportunities emerge as weight wellness hits tipping point, predicts New Nutrition Business

12 December 2014

The weight wellness market is at a tipping point, and in 2015 big  name brands like Weight Watchers will continue to see sales plunge – even Special K, the world’s biggest food for weight management, has experienced a sudden 10% drop in sales. According to 10 Key Trends in Food, Nutrition and Health 2015, the […]

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GLANBIA INGREDIENTS IRELAND OPENS NEW MILK PROTEIN PLANT IN VIRGINIA, CO CAVAN

12 December 2014

MINISTERS HEATHER HUMPHREYS AND ARLENE FOSTER OPEN NEW PLANT FOR GLANBIA INGREDIENTS IRELAND Glanbia Ingredients Ireland invests €7.8m in new plant to double production Monday 15 December 2014: Heather Humphreys, Minister for Arts, Heritageand the Gaeltacht, and Arlene Foster, NI Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment, today officially opened Glanbia Ingredients Ireland’s (GII) newly-built milk protein facility on the existing GII site in Virginia, Co. Cavan.  This expansion of the Virginia […]

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2 Sisters Creates New Divisional Managing Director Role

2 Sisters Creates New Divisional Managing Director Role

12 December 2014

2 Sisters Food Group has appointed food industry heavyweight Ian Toal to the newly created role of Divisional Managing Director. Ian Toal takes a wide brief at 2 Sisters, which will see him head up the company’s Added Value Poultry, Chilled, Food To Go, Meal Solutions and Ready to Cook divisions. He will report directly […]

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New President For DSM Food Specialties

New President For DSM Food Specialties

12 December 2014

DSM, the Netherlands-based life sciences and material sciences business, has appointed Ilona Haaijer as President and CEO of DSM Food Specialties, one of the group’s five global divisions. Ilona Haaijer will succeed Hans Christian Ambjerg, who is moving to the Nutritional Products division to lead innovation from 1st January 2015. DSM Food Specialties is a […]

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Nestlé Skin Health Partnership to Address Growing Skin Health Needs

Nestlé Skin Health Partnership to Address Growing Skin Health Needs

12 December 2014

Nestlé Skin Health will create ‘innovation hubs’ where scientists, healthcare professionals and other experts can meet to share information about the latest developments in skin healthcare. The new facilities will be known as Nestlé Skin Health Investigation, Education and Longevity Development (SHIELD) centres. The new ‘SHIELD centres’ will be opened in partnership with the Global […]

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Experts in Functional Food and Beverages Invited to Submit Poster Presentations For Vitafoods Europe 2015

Experts in Functional Food and Beverages Invited to Submit Poster Presentations For Vitafoods Europe 2015

12 December 2014

Experts from the world of the functional food and beverages industry and academia are invited to present their research findings and current projects to the international functional nutrition community and the broader nutraceutical industry at Vitafoods Europe 2015. The Vitafoods Europe Executive Advisory Board (EAB). have issued a call for Poster Presentations for the event which […]

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Ecolean Enters South America With Alquería in Colombia

Ecolean Enters South America With Alquería in Colombia

12 December 2014

Dairy market leader Alquería in Colombia has recently launched one of its milk products in Ecolean’s Air Aseptic packaging solutions. Alquería is also one of the first customers to introduce Ecolean’s innovative reclosing device SnapQuick. The launch marks Ecolean’s entry into South America and the Colombian market. As one of Colombia’s premier producers of dairy […]

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Acrylamide in Food - Consultation “Will Help Refine EFSA Opinion”

Acrylamide in Food – Consultation “Will Help Refine EFSA Opinion”

11 December 2014

EFSA scientists have met to discuss some 100 comments with the contributors to a recent public consultation on acrylamide in food, a contaminant that forms in starchy foods as a result of high temperature food processing, including cooking. The comments and the productive follow-up meeting mainly focused on EFSA’s recent draft description of the potential […]

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First Scottish Centre for Food Development & Innovation Launched at Queen Margaret University

First Scottish Centre for Food Development & Innovation Launched at Queen Margaret University

11 December 2014

The first Scottish Centre for Food Development & Innovation has been launched at Queen Margaret University (QMU). The new Centre will enhance Scotland’s position as a leader in food and drink innovation in Europe and support access to the global market for healthy and functional food. According to Bank of Scotland’s latest food and drink […]

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Cargill Opens First Cocoa Processing Facility in Asia

Cargill Opens First Cocoa Processing Facility in Asia

11 December 2014

Food and beverage manufacturers seeking to meet the growing demand amongst Asian consumers for chocolate and cocoa products will benefit from a greater availability of high quality cocoa powders following the inauguration of Cargill’s cocoa processing facility in Gresik, Indonesia. Creating over 300 new jobs, the US $100 million facility will have a 70,000-metric-ton processing […]

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Cautious Welcome For ISO 14001 Revised Standard Draft Agreement

Cautious Welcome For ISO 14001 Revised Standard Draft Agreement

11 December 2014

News that the revision to the ISO 14001 international standard has been approved for final draft status has been given a cautious welcome by Cedrec. However, the online legislation specialist is also voicing concerns over its implementation and is urging businesses to start preparing now for its likely impact. Strong support from ISO member bodies […]

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Loma Service Hits Over 90% First Time Fix Rate

Loma Service Hits Over 90% First Time Fix Rate

11 December 2014

Further underlining its position at the forefront of inspection equipment for the global food industry, Loma Systems’ service delivery continues to lead the market. The company is attributing its unrivalled 91% first time fix rate to the powerful remote diagnostics tools now available with its range of high performance metal detectors, checkweighers and X-ray units, […]

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The Co-operative Food Commits £1.5 Billion to UK Farmers

The Co-operative Food Commits £1.5 Billion to UK Farmers

10 December 2014

UK convenience food retailer The Co-operative Food has made an unequivocal £1.5 billion three year commitment to support and celebrate British food. The commitment comes as new consumer research shows that 90% of shoppers want supermarkets to sell more food from British farms, and 81 percent of farmers believe retailers should support UK farming by […]

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Supermarket Price War Heaps Pressure on Food Producers as Insolvencies Jump 28%

Supermarket Price War Heaps Pressure on Food Producers as Insolvencies Jump 28%

10 December 2014

The number of UK companies involved in food production which entered insolvency increased by 28% in the last year, amounting to 146 food producers in 2014 compared to 114 in 2013, according to research by Moore Stephens, the leading accountancy firm. Moore Stephens says that the supermarket price war is causing pain throughout the food […]

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