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Union and Climeworks are joining forces in CAPDrinks project

Funded by the Eurostars programme a project between Swiss company Climeworks and Danish Union Engineering is taking shape. The objective of the proposed project is to develop a standardized, competitive, low cost, modular, standalone, and onsite plant for delivery of beverage grade CO2 to bottling companies.
The CO2 stems majorly from atmospheric air and is in a first step […]

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Volpak: advanced technology for the flexible packaging industry

The pouch: an ideal solution for consumer goods
Volpak is a company built on sturdy technological foundations, specializing in form-fill-seal solutions for the pouch-type packaging industry. Pouches are one of the most popular types of packaging for consumer goods and come in two types: flat or stand-up. Both are extremely flexible and can be used to […]

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New AWA report looks at direct-to-container digital print

‘New directions’ in packaging and labelling technology are a strong feature of today’s market – and the latest is digital direct-to-container print.    It may, indeed, be a disruptive technology, as the new Direct Digital Printing Technology for Labeling & Product Decoration AWAreness Report 2016 demonstrates.   This latest addition to AWA Alexander Watson Associates’ portfolio of […]

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New Sol boxes open out into a cool box

Heineken UK has developed a new secondary packaging concept for its Sol lager brand, which opens out to offer a cool box that can keep bottles chilled for up to six hours.
The sharing packs each contain 18 330ml bottles and have a recommended retail price of between £14 and £15. The box is watertight, Heineken […]

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Crown teams up with Ballygowan

Crown has partnered with Irish drinks producer Ballygowan to produce packaging for its new Sparklingly Fruity range of water drinks.
The “refreshingly different” range, recently launched in Ireland, blends together lightly sparkling Ballygowan Water and carefully chosen fruit combinations. They are available in three flavours: raspberry and blackberry; apple, elderflower and lemon; and lemon and mint. […]

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Yildiz Forms New Global Biscuit and Confectionery Business

    Yildiz Forms New Global Biscuit and Confectionery Business

Yildiz Holding, the largest food company in Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, has brought together its core biscuit, chocolate, and confectionery businesses Godiva Chocolatier, United Biscuits, Ulker and DeMet’s Candy Company, to form a new global company called pladis.
The new entity unites internationally recognised brands Godiva, a leading premium chocolate brand worldwide, […]

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European Commission Approves Sysco’s Acquisition of Brakes

    European Commission Approves Sysco’s Acquisition of Brakes

The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of Brakes, the largest UK food distributor, by Sysco, the largest US food distributor. The Commission found that the takeover would not adversely affect competition in Europe.
Both companies are full range distributors, delivering a broad variety of chilled, frozen and ambient food across all product categories and […]

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Mondelez International Investing $15 Million in New Research & Development Centre in Poland

    Mondelez International Investing $15 Million in New Research & Development Centre in Poland

Mondelēz International officially started construction of a new global Research, Development & Quality (RDQ) site in Bielany Wroclawskie. The state-of- the-art research and development facility is expected to open in the first quarter 2017 and will support new products and technologies for Power Brands like Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka, Barni and Oreo. The site will […]

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Positive Response to RSPO Certified Sustainable, Traceable Certificates Down to Mill Level

    Positive Response to RSPO Certified Sustainable, Traceable Certificates Down to Mill Level

Buyers of palm oil can now choose to support specific, named producers with GreenPalm certificates, which now include the name, address and GPS location of the sustainably certified mill trading each certificate. It is an additional level of transparency for GreenPalm certificates, which represent volumes of palm oil, palm kernel oil or palm kernel expeller certified […]

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TOMRA Launches New Russian Website and Video Platform

    TOMRA Launches New Russian Website and Video Platform

TOMRA Sorting Food has announced the launch of its Russian language website, which will provide a dynamic online resource for its customers across Russia.
The launch of the website, which can be found at www.tomra.com/ru/food, further demonstrates the importance of the region to TOMRA’s global business strategy and has been specifically customized for the requirements for […]

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Arla Foods Opens New Distribution Hub in Germany

    Arla Foods Opens New Distribution Hub in Germany

Arla Foods has opened a new state-of-art distribution terminal with a combined 10,000 sq m warehouse with cooling areas and office buildings in Heidenau near Hamburg. The new distribution centre for Arla Foods was completed on schedule at the end of January.
The complex, which is operated by DSV Solutions, will be used by Arla Foods […]

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Dawn Meats Produces Billionth Irish Beef Burger For McDonald’s

    Dawn Meats Produces Billionth Irish Beef Burger For McDonald’s

Irish group Dawn Meats has produced its billionth beef burger at its production site at Carroll’s Cross in Waterford, which was opened in June 2012, for casual dining giant McDonald’s. The plant now produces more than 400 million beef burgers per year for McDonald’s with product destined for markets in Ireland, the UK and Continental […]

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The Brewers of Europe Elects New President

    The Brewers of Europe Elects New President

The General Assembly of The Brewers of Europe has elected Pavlos Photiades, managing director of Photos Photiades Breweries, as its new president, succeeding Demetrio Carceller.
Photiades Breweries is the leading brewery and beverage distribution company in Cyprus with subsidiaries in Greece, Romania, Slovenia and Croatia. Pavlos Photiades comments: “I am honoured to be tasked with leading The […]

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Tetra Pak Commits to 100% Renewable Electricity by 2030

    Tetra Pak Commits to 100% Renewable Electricity by 2030

Tetra Pak has joined RE100, committing to increase its use of renewable electricity from 20% today to 100% across all global operations by 2030. The announcement was made at the recent Clean Energy Ministerial forum in San Francisco, US.
Charles Brand, Executive Vice President, Product Management and Commercial Operations at Tetra Pak, said: “Signing up to RE100 reflects […]

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Eden Springs to be Acquired by Cott Corporation For €470 Million

    Eden Springs to be Acquired by Cott Corporation For €470 Million

Eden Springs, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of water and coffee solutions to offices in 18 European markets, is being sold by its current owners, investment entities affiliated with Rhône Capital, and Eden management, to Cott Corporation.
Cott is one of the world’s largest producers of beverages on behalf of retailers, brand owners and distributors. In […]

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Jobs Boost For Northumbrian Fine Foods Following Investment

    Jobs Boost For Northumbrian Fine Foods Following Investment

Northumbrian Fine Foods (NFF), the UK’s biggest gluten free biscuit manufacturer, is investing £1.2 million in new baking production capabilities that will create around 40 new jobs at its Gateshead facility. The investment is the result of soaring demand for the company’s biscuits in the ‘free from’ sector that has seen turnover increase over the […]

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Navigating Complex Global Rules For Soft Drinks

    Navigating Complex Global Rules For Soft Drinks

Leatherhead Food Research is addressing uncertainty over challenging global regulations for soft drinks and fruit juices with a bespoke industry guide. The aim of the Global Regulatory Guide on Soft Drinks and Fruit Juices is to help manufacturers and retailers make sense of the complex regulatory environment and enhance their response to it.
Requirements can vary […]

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Another Green Milestone For Muntons

    Another Green Milestone For Muntons

Following the unveiling of its £5.4 million anaerobic digestion plant in 2015, Stowmarket-based Muntons has further improved its environmental credentials by achieving zero waste to landfill. Muntons is a leading global player in the supply of malts, malt extracts, flours and flakes and many other malted ingredients relevant to the food and drinks industry exporting […]

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General Mills partners with Organic Valley

General Mills today announced a strategic sourcing partnership with the largest organic cooperative in the U.S. that will help about 20 dairy farms add around 3,000 acres to organic dairy production over the next three years.
The program with Wisconsin-based Organic Valley will drive more acres in the U.S. into the organic certification process and builds […]

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DSM introduces cheese cultures

DSM has introduced a new range of white cheese cultures to address what it believes is consumer demand for a milder and fresher flavour. These cultures come as part of DSM’s total solution, along with enzymes and technical support, that the company says improve not just the taste, but also the affordability and shelf-life of […]

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Probi to acquire Nutraceutix

Swedish probiotics company Probi is to acquire the operations of the US probiotic company Nutraceutix for a preliminary cash purchase price of $105 million.
With this Acquisition, Probi says it will increase its market share in North America more than three-fold, add important new technologies, manufacturing capabilities and customers, and create a strong platform for further acquisitions.
According […]

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OmegaVeritas develops 3rd-party authenticity test for salmon oil

OmegaVeritas has developed an independent third-party test for determining the authenticity of salmon oil.
The recently established test, described as “the first of its kind”, is able to verify both ingredients and end-products, OmegaVeritas said. A substantial research and development effort, partly funded by The Norwegian Research Council, formed the basis for the test.
Together with Norwegian […]

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ADM, GLG team on sweeteners

ADM and GLG Life Tech have announced a new partnership to manufacture, market, sell and distribute low-calorie stevia and monk fruit sweeteners to customers around the globe.
“More and more consumers are looking for healthier foods that are made with natural ingredients and taste great,” said Rodney Schanefelt, Director, sugar and high intensity sweeteners, for ADM.
“ADM […]

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DDW extends EmulsiTech range

DDW has introduced clear orange and clear yellow extensions to its EmulsiTech portfolio of liquid colour emulsions. Free from synthetic emulsifiers, DDW says that the emulsions also feature an industry-leading 12- month shelf life and very good stability in heat and light. Applications for the new EmulsiTech colourings include beverages, hard candy, fruit spreads and […]

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Lucozade Ribena assists on blackcurrant research project

Lucozade Ribena Suntory has contributed to a £220,000 international research project, which is aiming to turn blackcurrant pomace into food for human consumption.
Blackcurrant pomace is a rich source of polyphenols and fibre. Food scientists at the University of Huddersfield in the UK are seeking methods of introducing it into bread, muffins, biscuits and breakfast foods […]

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Nestlé supports waste initiative

The global Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard has been launched in Copenhagen, Denmark at the 3GF (Global Green Growth Forum) summit. For the last three years, Nestlé says it has, in the framework of World Resource Institute (WRI), played a significant part in developing the standard as a tool that can be […]

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VTT: wood could be an ingredient

Xylan, fibrillated cellulose and lignin are wood-derived polymers that could be used for improving the texture and reducing the energy content of food products, according to VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, who believe that wood-derived ingredients could be utilised in the manufacture of products such as yoghurt, baked goods and meat products.
The food industry […]

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Leadership Change at Lindt & Sprüngli

  Leadership Change at Lindt & Sprüngli

Swiss confectionery group Lindt & Sprüngli has announced that Ernst Tanner, President & CEO, has decided to focus on the role as Executive Chairman by the end of 2016. At the same time the board of directors has appointed Dr Dieter Weisskopf, Group Chief Financial Officer, as new Group Chief Executive Officer.
Ernst Tanner comments: “I […]

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Associated Seafoods Scoops Export Award

  Associated Seafoods Scoops Export Award

Associated Seafoods has won the Export Business of the Year category at the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2016. A steady growth in exports combined with an ambitious strategic marketing plan impressed the judges.
Associated Seafoods currently supplies its premium ‘The Pride of Scotland’ smoked salmon to 28 countries in five different continents, including Switzerland, the […]

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Official Celebration of Nestlé’s 150 Years in Switzerland

  Official Celebration of Nestlé’s 150 Years in Switzerland

Nestlé has inaugurated its new discovery centre, nest, with festivities organised in Switzerland for its 150th anniversary. The President of the Swiss Confederation, Johann Schneider-Ammann, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nestlé, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, and Nestlé’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Bulcke, were all present, surrounded by more than 250 personalities from Swiss politics, […]

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New System Delivers Major Enhancements For Partner Logistics

  New System Delivers Major Enhancements For Partner Logistics

A new Warehouse Management System (WMS) has been successfully introduced at the Partner Logistics cold store in Wisbech following a four month implementation project.
The new WMS, which is part of a group-wide ICT platform upgrade, aims to standardise the software used across all six Partner Logistics warehouses in order to improve flexibility, increase potential synergy […]

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Unilever to Sell AdeS Soy Beverage Business in Latin America

  Unilever to Sell AdeS Soy Beverage Business in Latin America

Unilever, one of the world’s leading suppliers of Personal Care, Foods, Home Care and Refreshment products, has agreed with Coca Cola FEMSA and The Coca Cola Company to sell the AdeS soy beverage business in Latin America for an aggregate amount of US$575 million. The AdeS brand currently has a presence in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, […]

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Belgian Researchers Check Quality of Chocolate With Ultrasound

  Belgian Researchers Check Quality of Chocolate With Ultrasound

The quality of Belgium’s famous chocolate largely depends on the crystals that form during the hardening of the chocolate. Researchers from KU Leuven, Belgium, have now developed a new and quicker way to check whether the cocoa butter is crystallising correctly during the hardening process. The method could save the chocolate industry a lot of […]

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Acid Whey Isn’t Waste – It’s a Goldmine, Says Arla Foods Ingredients

  Acid Whey Isn’t Waste – It’s a Goldmine,  Says Arla Foods Ingredients

Many dairy companies are yet to realise that their acid whey is a valuable raw material that can be used to create high quality and nutritious consumer products, according to Arla Foods Ingredients.
Acid whey is a by-product of a number of popular dairy goods – most famously Greek yoghurt, but also a number of cheeses […]

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New Partnership For Nestlé Health Science

  New Partnership For Nestlé Health Science

Nestlé Health Science has entered into a strategic collaboration with DBV Technologies, headquartered in Montrouge, France, aimed at developing and bringing to market DBV’s innovative patch-test tool for the diagnosis of Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) in infants.
CMPA is a difficult to diagnose condition, which impacts up to 2-3% of infants and young children during a […]

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Müller Confirms £15 Million Investment in Scotland

  Müller Confirms £15 Million Investment in Scotland

Müller Milk & Ingredients has confirmed that it will invest £15 million in its dairy at Bellshill to create Scotland’s fresh milk and ingredients centre of excellence. The investment over the next three years in Scotland’s largest fresh milk dairy will include a new cream filling hall, high speed production lines, expansion of site processing […]

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Guild of Fine Food Launches Great Taste Portugal

  Guild of Fine Food Launches Great Taste Portugal

Having judged more than 100,000 entries from across the globe in the UK and Ireland over the past 22 years, Great Taste is now set to head overseas for the first time, launching Great Taste Portugal in association with ConsumerChoice – Centro de Avaliação da Satisfação do Consumidor, an organisation that champions Portuguese brands delivering […]

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New Irish Health & Wellness Company Launches Yogurt For Bones and Muscles

  New Irish Health & Wellness Company Launches Yogurt For Bones and Muscles

M&J Nutrition, a Dublin-based start-up company, is introducing ProU, a new fortified yogurt that offers some key nutritional benefits for bone and muscle health for mid-life onwards. The product, produced by Killowen Farm, has two times more protein and three times more calcium than regular yogurts. 
ProU yogurt will be  sold through Dublin SuperValu stores (from […]

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TMDP LLP – Dedicated to the Food and Drink Processing Industry

TMDP LLP is a full service architectural design and property management agency working with, and retained by some of the largest food and drink processing companies across the UK.
With the ability to recognise and react to the demanding timescales and complex programming inherent in processing plant projects, TMDP LLP are able to offer outstanding value […]

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Bridgepoint Acquires Turkish Snacks Business

  Bridgepoint Acquires Turkish Snacks Business

Peyman, the Turkish packaged dried fruit, nuts and seeds producer, has been acquired by private equity firm Bridgepoint for an undisclosed sum.
Established in 1995 and headquartered in Istanbul, Peyman is a leading FMCG player in the Turkish snacks market focusing on the highest growth sub-segment – dried fruits, nuts and seeds (‘DFNS’) – an essential […]

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Bigger, Better, Busier – Vitafoods Europe Breaks Visitor Records in its 20th Year

  Bigger, Better, Busier – Vitafoods Europe  Breaks Visitor Records in its 20th Year

Vitafoods Europe 2016 welcomed a total of 17,666 visitors through its doors – an increase of 13% over last year, and an all-time high.
For the first time this year Vitafoods Europe took place across four halls at Palexpo, creating extra exhibition space for more stands and visitor attractions. The additional room was put to good […]

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Hygienic Building Protection

  Hygienic Building Protection

In food and drink factories, hygiene is an important factor when manufacturing, processing, packaging and distributing quality products. It is imperative that the construction of the factory will not impede production or fail due to impact or wear.
With light and heavy equipment and machinery travelling throughout the premises there is chance of collisions into the […]

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Craft Spirits Account For One in Seven Global Spirit Launches

  Craft Spirits Account For One in Seven Global Spirit Launches

Whilst craft beer has taken the world by storm, today there is a new drink taking a shot at global popularity – craft spirits. Indeed, new research from Mintel reveals that spirits positioned as “craft”* have so far accounted for one in seven (15%) new global spirit launches to date in 2016**, up from just […]

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Changes to Emmi Group Management

  Changes to Emmi Group Management

With effect from 1 January 2017, Swiss dairy group Emmi has announced a number of changes to its Group Management. Robert Muri, Executive Vice President Switzerland, will retire at the end of 2016 as planned. His role will be taken over by Marc Heim, currently Executive Vice President Europe. Marc Heim’s successor will be Robin Barraclough, […]

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Safety Under Foot With Resin Flooring

  Safety Under Foot With Resin Flooring

Efficiency and safety under foot in a food factory is high priority when it comes to deciding a new floor. In addition, various types of daily traffic travels through the processing and packaging areas making it imperative for the flooring to be durable.
John Lord were commissioned to manufacture and install a suitable flooring for a […]

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Cargill acquires soups, sauces and protein company

Cargill has signed an agreement to acquire Five Star Custom Foods, a Texas-based specialist in cooked protein products and custom-prepared soups and sauces for the foodservice and food processing sectors.
The acquisition includes both of Five Star Custom Foods’ facilities in Fort Worth, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee. The incorporation of the company into Cargill’s portfolio will […]

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Greenfields cautions on butter price

According to Greenfields Ingredients, manufacturers of ready meals, bakery products and confectionery face higher prices for butter after a surprise rally on global commodity markets.
The effects of low milk prices and a cold, wet spring across Europe have combined to push butter prices upwards, the company notes, leaving food companies exposed to the risk of […]

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DSM optimises its quark cultures range

DSM has optimised its DelvoFresh range of quark cultures to address consumer demands for smoother, creamier quark with a mild flavour. These cultures are said to contribute to healthier, protein-rich diets for more people as well as faster and more efficient production.
Thanks to the rising demand for sugar-free, high protein-snacks by health-conscious consumers, the interest […]

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BoFood launches dairy-free ice cream with probiotics

Swedish food company BoFood has launched a plant-based vegan ice cream that uses the LP299V probiotic strain from Probi.
BoFood’s new ice cream is free from dairy and falls under the company’s Lovice range for retail and foodservice. The European launch is planned for the second half of 2016, according to Lund-based Probi.
“There has been strong […]

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Evolva gets European stevia patent

Evolva has been granted a patent in respect of stevia-sweeteners made possible through the introduction of yeast fermentation-derived steviol glycosides by the European Patent Office.
At the heart of this enabling IP lies what the company describes as a novel technique for converting rebaudioside A (Reb A) to what it claims is the best tasting, and […]

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Wood-derived ingredients could be future of food

According to Finland’s VTT Technical Research Centre, manufacturers could soon be using wood-derived polymers such as xylan, fibrillated cellulose and lignin to improve the texture and reduce the energy content of food products.
The Espoo-based organisation said that the wood-derived ingredients could be used in yogurts, baked goods such as cakes and muffins, and meat products.
As […]

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Zentis Polska unveils new ingredient for yogurts

Zentis Polska has developed a new ingredient for drinkable yogurts with coffee, cream, cardamom and chilli – as well as its Pop & Joy line of juicy popping boba.
The product was introduced in May and follows several months of research and development to create the new functional preparation for drinkable yogurts, with functional properties and […]

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204,000 Jobs Are Dependent on Drinks and Hospitality Sector in Ireland

  204,000 Jobs Are Dependent on Drinks and Hospitality Sector in Ireland

The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland has launched the Support Your Local campaign for 2016, which seeks to highlight the significant economic contribution that the drinks and hospitality industry makes to communities across Ireland. To coincide with the launch of Support Your Local 2016, new research by DCU economist Tony Foley, commissioned by the Drinks […]

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Asia’s Beverage Market to Experience Unprecedented Growth

  Asia’s Beverage Market to Experience Unprecedented Growth

Canadean’s latest long-term beverage predictions highlight the increasing volume migration from developed to emerging markets. By 2021 Asia is predicted to contribute two-thirds of global incremental beverage consumption, with China alone responsible for one-third of the additional volume, according to Canadean’s most recent Global Beverage Forecasts report.
Latin America is expected to achieve the second highest […]

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