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Transformational Year For 2 Sisters Food Group Coca-Cola Enterprises Invests €30 Million in a New Can Line in France Unlocking the Metabolic 'Master Switch' to Potentially Echo Exercise Effect Sustainable Increase For Bluefin Tuna Quota
 
Transformational Year For 2 Sisters Food Group

Transformational Year For 2 Sisters Food Group

Coca-Cola Enterprises Invests €30 Million in a New Can Line in France

Coca-Cola Enterprises Invests €30 Million in a New Can Line in France

Unlocking the Metabolic 'Master Switch' to Potentially Echo Exercise Effect

Unlocking the Metabolic ‘Master Switch’ to Potentially Echo Exercise Effect

Sustainable Increase For Bluefin Tuna Quota

Sustainable Increase For Bluefin Tuna Quota

Transformational Year For 2 Sisters Food Group

Transformational Year For 2 Sisters Food Group

20 November 2014

Reflecting its acquisition of Vion Foods, 2 Sisters Food Group, the UK poultry and food manufacturer, increased sales by 18.5% to £3.419 billion for the 53 weeks ended 2 August 2014. with like-for-like sales advancing 2.4% to £2.869 billion despite the tough trading conditions.  Like-for-like operating profit increased by 5.9% to £97.3 million but total […]

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Coca-Cola Enterprises Invests €30 Million in a New Can Line in France

Coca-Cola Enterprises Invests €30 Million in a New Can Line in France

20 November 2014

To support its growth in France, Coca-Cola Enterprises will invest in a new, state-of-the-art production line for cans at its manufacturing site in Grigny, France. This investment of €30 million will create 20 new jobs at the site. “With this new investment, Coca-Cola Enterprises reaffirms its commitment to produce in France since 90% of our […]

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Unlocking the Metabolic 'Master Switch' to Potentially Echo Exercise Effect

Unlocking the Metabolic ‘Master Switch’ to Potentially Echo Exercise Effect

20 November 2014

Research by Nestlé scientists suggests that future food and nutritional products could emulate the effects of exercise on the body’s metabolism. These products would help maintain a healthy energy balance – achieved by balancing nutrients taken in with those consumed or stored – by using the same cellular mechanisms normally activated by exercise. This would […]

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Sustainable Increase For Bluefin Tuna Quota

Sustainable Increase For Bluefin Tuna Quota

20 November 2014

The European Union has welcomed the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas(ICCAT) decision to increase the quota for Eastern and Mediterranean Bluefin tuna by just under 20% a year over the next three years. This moderate increase is fully in line with scientific advice and comes after several years of prudent management following […]

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UK Grocery Market Contracts in Historic First

UK Grocery Market Contracts in Historic First

19 November 2014

The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published for the 12 weeks ending 9 November 2014, show that for the first time since Kantar Worldpanel records began in 1994 the British grocery market has fallen into decline, with sales down 0.2% compared with this time last year. Fraser McKevitt (pictured), head of retail and […]

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Carlsberg Group to Create Stronger Market Position in Greece

Carlsberg Group to Create Stronger Market Position in Greece

19 November 2014

The Carlsberg Group will strengthen its position in Greece significantly through a merger with Olympic Brewery, the third largest brewer in the country. The combined company will be a strong number two in the Greek beer market with a market share of around 29%. The combination of Olympic Brewery’s strong local brand, Fix, and the […]

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Celtic Pure Presented With Gold and Silver Medals

Celtic Pure Presented With Gold and Silver Medals

19 November 2014

Celtic Pure, the Irish natural spring water company, was recently presented with a Gold Medal and a Silver Medal for Excellence for its still and sparkling water products at the recent British Bottlers’ Institute Awards ceremony, held at The Vintners’ Hall in London. Celtic Pure’s Irish Spring Water won the Gold Medal in the Spring […]

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Europeans Embrace the Non-alcoholic Beer Boom

Europeans Embrace the Non-alcoholic Beer Boom

19 November 2014

A love of a cold pint of beer unites nationalities throughout the globe, however it seems European consumers are gaining a thirst for the non-alcoholic (NAB) variety. Indeed, new research from Mintel looking at six key European consumer markets reveals that it is Spain with the biggest thirst to quench for NAB – as in 2013, […]

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Pearlfisher Designs Roca Patrón - The New Tequila From Patron

Pearlfisher Designs Roca Patrón – The New Tequila From Patron

19 November 2014

Pearlfisher New York has designed the bottle for Roca Patrón, a trio of artisanal small-batch tequilas from Patrón. While Patrón and Gran Patrón are well established lines within the Patrón family, the brand wanted to create a new, elevated offering that focused increasingly on the craft, process and provenance of tequila. The challenge was to […]

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Mondelez International to Invest $24 Million to Expand Confectionery Plant in Turkey

Mondelez International to Invest $24 Million to Expand Confectionery Plant in Turkey

18 November 2014

Mondelez International plans to invest $24 million to increase the capacity of its state-of-the-art plant in Gebze, Turkey, to support growth in the company’s global confectionery business. The Gebze plant produces local brands in gum, candy and chocolate, such as Falım, Sıpsevdi, Kent, Missbon, Jelibon, Tofita and Topitop as well as global brands like Halls, […]

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Nestlé to Explore Strategic Options For the Development of Davigel

Nestlé to Explore Strategic Options For the Development of Davigel

18 November 2014

As part of its on-going portfolio review, Nestlé is exploring strategic options for the development of its subsidiary Davigel, a leading provider of branded frozen and chilled food products, ice cream and solutions for out of home in Europe. This mainly involves identifying a partner to help Davigel in its next stage of growth while […]

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Barry Callebaut to Expand its Chocolate Plant in Lodz

Barry Callebaut to Expand its Chocolate Plant in Lodz

18 November 2014

The Lodz-based chocolate plant of Barry Callebaut is soon to be expanded to include two additional modern production lines for chocolate manufacturing. The planned investment is worth nearly PLN96 million (€22.8 million). The plant which was built nearly twenty years ago is located in the Special Economic Zone. The first new production line will be […]

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Home of John Smith's Becomes Largest Green Brewery in the UK

Home of John Smith’s Becomes Largest Green Brewery in the UK

18 November 2014

In a first for larger-sized breweries in the UK, Heineken’s John Smith’s Brewery, in North Yorkshire is now being fuelled by solar energy. The installation, utilising an array over 4,000 solar panels, will generate approximately 876 megawatt hours (MWh) each year, enough to power 185 homes. Martin Kochl, Tadcaster’s Brewery Manager, says: “When laid out […]

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End-of-line Productivity With Some Extra Flavour

End-of-line Productivity With Some Extra Flavour

18 November 2014

Manna Foods is a producer of savoury sauces and employs 70 people. It is a family owned business, and although relatively small, they are extremely successful in what they do with a no-nonsense approach to business. Manna Foods choose carefully which products in the market most suit their production methods to ensure what they produce, […]

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PR340 Central Food Services – PA supply high speed tray sealing for well known meat supplier

17 November 2014

Date: November 2014 Issued by: Packaging Automation Ltd A recent installation of PA’s Revolution tray sealer at West Midlands based meat supplier Central Food Services has dramatically improved the efficiencies of their foil tray sealing line. Central Food Services is a privately owned business based in the West Midlands producing a wide range of value […]

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Refresco Gerber Actively Exploring Capital Structure Alternatives

Refresco Gerber Actively Exploring Capital Structure Alternatives

17 November 2014

Refresco Gerber, the leading European bottler of soft drinks and fruit juices for retailers and branded customers, has initiated a process to actively explore a new capital structure to support future growth. Since inception in 1999, Refresco Gerber has grown from a small Dutch business to a Eur2 billion pan-European bottler. This has been achieved […]

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Avian Flu Outbreak in a Duck Breeding Farm in Yorkshire

Avian Flu Outbreak in a Duck Breeding Farm in Yorkshire

17 November 2014

Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) in the UK has confirmed a case of avian flu outbreak in a duck breeding farm in Yorkshire with very low risk to human health and no risk to the food chain. Immediate action has been taken to control the outbreak including introducing a 10km restriction zone […]

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Naturex develops new wellbeing solutions for seniors

17 November 2014

Avignon, November 18th, 2014 – Naturex will showcase innovative natural food and beverage concepts that promote healthy ageing at the forthcoming Health Ingredients Europe 2014.   The EU’s regulatory environment has caused many manufacturers to wonder if it’s still possible to innovate with strong health claims. Naturex will demonstrate that, with the right ingredient solutions, […]

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Lees of Scotland Meets Growing Demand with Indigo’s Warehouse Management Solution

17 November 2014

One of the UK’s top warehouse management systems providers, Indigo Software, announced that Lees of Scotland, a leading manufacturer of confectionery, biscuit and meringue products, has implemented a solution from Indigo’s RealTime suite of modules at its modern factory in Coatbridge, Scotland. The implementation is a significant commitment by Lees and Indigo’s RealTime modules are […]

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Miller Brands Growth Identifies UK Demand For Authentic World Beer Brands

Miller Brands Growth Identifies UK Demand For Authentic World Beer Brands

17 November 2014

Miller Brands UK (MBUK) continues to lead the ‘world beer’ category in the UK as it reports 11% NPR (net producer revenue) growth on trading for the six months ending September 2014. MBUK’s premium and authentically brewed brands Peroni Nastro Azzuro, Pilsner Urquell and Kozel continue to resonate with UK drinkers who are increasingly seeking […]

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Scottish Businesses Receive £110,000 Funding From Interface Food & Drink

Scottish Businesses Receive £110,000 Funding From Interface Food & Drink

17 November 2014

To drive research and innovation in Scotland’s food and drink sector, Interface Food & Drink, in association with the Scottish Funding Council, has awarded a total of £110,000 to three industry led projects. Lobster Pod Ltd, Insignia Technologies Ltd and Agrico Ltd have all been announced as the winners of the latest Interface Food & […]

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Pearlfisher Redesigns the Ben & Jerry’s Portfolio

Pearlfisher Redesigns the Ben & Jerry’s Portfolio

17 November 2014

Pearlfisher New York has created the new global packaging and architecture for ice cream icon, Ben & Jerry’s. Ben & Jerry’s is an undisputed icon in the ice cream category, known for their whimsical flavour combinations and their social and environmental consciousness. Pearlfisher’s challenge was a global redesign to revamp the Ben & Jerry’s packaging […]

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Kerr Compressor Engineers – The Compressed Air Experts

Kerr Compressor Engineers – The Compressed Air Experts

17 November 2014

Kerr Compressor Engineers (EK) Ltd are a family owned business providing compressed air expertise to the whole of Scottish industry for over 30 years. Operating from 4 Service Centres, East Kilbride (Head Office), Perth, Aberdeen & Inverness, Kerr Compressor Engineers provide 24/7 Service 365 Days per year. With 22 Mobile Service Engineers, Kerr Compressor Engineers […]

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New bioplastics more flexible and with low migration suitable for food and textile sector

15 November 2014

PLAPACK project has finished successfully after three years of development. AIMPLAS collaborated in this project, funded by Direct Innovation Line CDTI, along with two research centres and six companies. The result is a new generation of biodegradable plastics of natural sources used for the manufacturing of clothes hangers, disposable household  and food packages.    Valencia […]

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Arla Foods Ingredients Opens New €120 Million Factory

Arla Foods Ingredients Opens New €120 Million Factory

14 November 2014

Arla Foods Ingredients has officially opened its new €120 million lactose manufacturing plant in Jutland, Denmark. The factory will produce 80,000 tonnes of lactose every year and is situated adjacent to Arla Foods Ingredients’ existing whey processing facility, Denmark Protein. Lactose from the factory will predominantly be sold into the vibrant infant nutrition sector. Among […]

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SABMiller Continues to Focus on Operational Efficiencies in Challenging Trading Conditions

SABMiller Continues to Focus on Operational Efficiencies in Challenging Trading Conditions

14 November 2014

SABMiller, the world’s second largest brewing company and one of the largest bottlers of Coca-Cola drinks, has reported net producer revenue (NPR) up 2% to $14.0 billion and flat EBITA of $3.28 billion, which was impacted by the depreciation of key currencies against the US dollar, for the six months to 30 September 2014. NPR […]

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Mondelez International Strengthens its Position in Asia Pacific

Mondelez International Strengthens its Position in Asia Pacific

14 November 2014

Mondelez International is acquiring an 80% stake in the snacks business of Kinh Do Corporation, Vietnam’s leading confectionery company, in a deal worth $370 million. Mondelez’s landmark investment in Vietnam’s fast-moving consumer goods industry will give it access to Kinh Do’s manufacturing capabilities and comprehensive distribution network. Kinh Do’s well-loved brands include Kinh Do mooncakes […]

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Nestle’s Fiona Kendrick Elected FDF President For 2015

Nestle’s Fiona Kendrick Elected FDF President For 2015

14 November 2014

At the Food and Drink Federation (FDF)’s recent Council meeting Fiona Kendrick (pictured), CEO and Chairman of Nestlé UK and Ireland, was elected FDF President for 2015 in succession to Richard Evans, President of PepsiCo West Europe & South Africa Region. A formal handover of responsibilities will take on 15 December. Outgoing FDF President Richard […]

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Bosch’s Two-in-one Biscuit Packaging Line Wins German Packaging Award

Bosch’s Two-in-one Biscuit Packaging Line Wins German Packaging Award

14 November 2014

Bosch Packaging Technology has been rewarded with the German Packaging Award (Deutscher Verpackungspreis) in the ‘packaging machines’ category. Granted by the German Packaging Institute (Deutsches Verpackungsinstitut), the award recognizes the company’s innovative two-in-one biscuit packaging system, first presented at Interpack 2014 in Duesseldorf earlier this year. The two-in-one packaging system allows food manufacturers to switch […]

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Food Manufacturing Shows Commitment to Health and Nutrition

Food Manufacturing Shows Commitment to Health and Nutrition

13 November 2014

Leading brands from across the food and drink sector will be participating in Food Matters Live, the UK’s first cross-sector event dedicated to food, health and nutrition. Global companies including Nestlé, Unilever Foundry, The Coca-Cola Company and Kellogg Group will be revealing their latest innovations. “We are delighted that so many leading names from across […]

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Danish Crown CEO Receives Prestigious Business Award

Danish Crown CEO Receives Prestigious Business Award

13 November 2014

Kjeld Johannesen, chief executive of Danish Crown, has joined an exclusive group of Danish executives, who have received the Tietgen medal following extraordinary initiative and enterprise. The Tietgen medal is awarded by the Tietgen Foundation. Its board consists of the chairmen of four organizations – Danish Agriculture & Food Council, Danish Shipowners’ Association, Confederation of […]

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Barry Callebaut Switches its European Supply of Cocoa Butter Equivalents (CBEs) to RSPO Fully Segregated

Barry Callebaut Switches its European Supply of Cocoa Butter Equivalents (CBEs) to RSPO Fully Segregated

13 November 2014

The Barry Callebaut Group has switched its sourcing of core Cocoa Butter Equivalents (CBEs) from RSPO mass balance to RSPO fully segregated material across its European operations, as of November 3, 2014. With this sustainable approach, the company aims to lead the confectionery market in offering fully traceable solutions to its customers. CBEs are used […]

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UK ‘On the Edge of Agricultural Revolution’

UK ‘On the Edge of Agricultural Revolution’

13 November 2014

The UK is on the edge of another agricultural revolution, which will be achieved through new technology, innovation and shared knowledge within the sector, according to Mark Bowyer, head of Farming at the Produce World Group. Speaking at the Suffolk Agricultural Association’s (SAA) annual conference ‘Innovation for Agriculture’ on 11th November, he urged the agriculture […]

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New Deep-freeze Adhesive From HERMA Self-adhesive Materials

New Deep-freeze Adhesive From HERMA Self-adhesive Materials

13 November 2014

The reliable labelling of deep-frozen products has thus far presented a considerable challenge, especially in the case of fatty foods such as meat, fish or dairy ice-cream. Furthermore, some deep-freeze adhesives are not approved at all for use with these products. Although some such adhesives can be used up to a certain fat content, problems […]

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Faccenda Foods to Expand into Duck Processing

Faccenda Foods to Expand into Duck Processing

12 November 2014

UK poultry processor Faccenda Foods has agreed to acquire Cherry Valley Farms’ duck processing business, Cherry Valley Foods, by the end of December 2014. With a turnover in excess of £400 million and employing 3,000 people across its chicken and turkey operations, Faccenda Foods is one of the UK’s leading food businesses, delivering fresh and […]

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British Cheese Consumption in Decline

British Cheese Consumption in Decline

12 November 2014

Whilst Britain is still a nation of cheese-lovers, with 95% of consumers saying they bought cheese over the past three months, volume sales continue to fall, according to new research from Mintel. Cheese sales are expected to drop by 3.9% to 347 million kg in 2014, down from 361 million kg in 2013. This is […]

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Supplements Dominate Weight Management NPD Activity

Supplements Dominate Weight Management NPD Activity

12 November 2014

Sales of weight management solutions are soaring in the wake of growing awareness of the extent of overweight and obesity on a global level. Dietary supplements are playing an increasing role and, as a result, demand for weight loss ingredients is probably at an all-time high, resulting in a growing number of new ingredients and […]

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Nestlé UK Becomes First Major Manufacturer Signed Up as the Principal Partner of the Living Wage Foundation

Nestlé UK Becomes First Major Manufacturer Signed Up as the Principal Partner of the Living Wage Foundation

12 November 2014

Nestlé UK has become a Principal Partner of the Living Wage Foundation, as the first major manufacturer accredited as a Living Wage employer. This new role demonstrates the company’s commitment to the Foundation and will enable Nestlé to champion the benefits of the Living Wage to help encourage other employers to sign up to the […]

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