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Brexit Concerns For Irish Dairy and Beef Sector

    Brexit Concerns For Irish Dairy and Beef Sector

If the UK voters decide to leave the EU in the upcoming referendum in June of this year, it could have a significant impact on Irish agri-food exports. This is according to a newly released report produced by economists from Teagasc, the agriculture and food development authority in Ireland.
Total Irish agri-food exports were worth close […]

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Sidel Helps Nestlé Waters Achieve Worldwide Energy Savings

    Sidel Helps Nestlé Waters Achieve Worldwide Energy Savings

As the result of a worldwide energy-saving programme, Sidel has supported Nestlé Waters in achieving reductions in its energy consumption at production sites in countries around the globe. Consequently, the world’s leading producer of bottled water has achieved energy savings equivalent to the consumption of more than 20 ovens, representing savings of more than Eur1 […]

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Mr Kipling Launches New £2.5 Million TV Campaign

    Mr Kipling Launches New £2.5 Million TV Campaign

Premier Foods is promoting its Mr Kipling brand through a new £2.5 million TV campaign, launching on air from the 11th April. The fun and emotive TV ad will promote the UK’s number one cake brand and its most popular products, helping retailers capitalise on the nation’s love for cake. Mr Kipling French Fancies are […]

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British Consumers Cut Down on Snacking

    British Consumers Cut Down on Snacking

New research from Mintel reveals UK consumers have cut down on consumption of all snacks over the past year. Mintel research highlights that chocolate, which in 2014 was Britain’s most eaten snack tied with fresh fruit, has fallen as a snack choice by 9 percentage-points over the course of a year.
Whilst over two thirds (68%) […]

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Tesco Invests in the Future For Britain’s Dairy Farmers

    Tesco Invests in the Future For Britain’s Dairy Farmers

Tesco will invest £6 million over two years to help support British agriculture. The retailer has created the new Tesco Cheese Group (TCG), which will guarantee dairy farmers an above market price for the milk they produce for Tesco’s British own-label Mild, Medium, Mature, Extra Mature, Red Leicester and Double Gloucester cheese. The move will […]

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Report: Market for chitosan to reach $1.5bn by 2022

Grand View Research new report forecasts a growth in the global market for the bio-polymer obtained from the shells of crustaceans, chitosan, which is expected to reach a value of nearly $1.5 bn by 2022.
Market demand is primarily being driven by abundant raw material availability, low price, and superior product quality, the US insights provider […]

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Mitigate Cross-contamination Risk With Hygienic Pallets

    Mitigate Cross-contamination Risk With Hygienic Pallets

With food and beverage exports having doubled over the past decade, Jim Hardisty, MD of Goplasticpallets.com, provides examples of hygiene best practice in logistics.
According to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), there are nearly 30 industry groups such as the Food Storage & Distribution Federation, and the industry’s 400,000 employees feed nearly 64 million people […]

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Foodcert – Packaging as a Quality Factor

    Foodcert – Packaging as a Quality Factor

The food industry has very high standards for the production and transport of foods. As IBCs are commonly used at the beginning of the food chain, eg for concentrates, pre-products and raw ingredients, even small impairments can have serious implications. High safety standards guarantee quality along the entire chain, from production to transport and sales.
Schütz […]

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CLD Puts Companies on Track Towards a More Efficient Supply Chain

    CLD Puts Companies on Track Towards a More Efficient Supply Chain

CONTRALOAD is the Pan-European market leader in plastic pallet pooling. This includes the rental and management of plastic pallets, IBCs and drums for the B2B market (mainly the food industry). CLD also offers support services such as transport, cleaning and pallet repair of different load carriers. In addition, the group recently developed a number of […]

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Journal of Ophthalmology Study Demonstrates Increased Macular Pigment Optical Density and Visual Acuity with MacuView™

A recent study published in the Journal of Ophthalmology has shown that consumption of a dairy drink containing lutein-, zeaxanthin- and DHA-enriched egg yolk significantly improves macular pigment optical density, visual acuity and plasma lutein concentration in healthy adult participants with regular signs of aging in the eyes, so called drusen and/or retinal pigment epithelial […]

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Monin unveils new low-calorie lemonade concentrate

Monin has presnted its summer drinks programme, at the heart of which is a new low-calorie cloudy lemonade concentrate that dilutes to produce a drink with as little as 67 calories.
The concentrate has been designed to capitalise on the growing popularity of handcrafted lemonades and fruit smoothies, Monin said. With a “fresh, homemade flavour profile”, the […]

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Lyle’s unveils limited-edition design tins

Lyle’s Golden Syrup has introduced two new limited-edition tins – one in celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday, and the other to mark the upcoming summer barbecue season.
The limited-edition Lyle’s Golden Syrup “happy birthday your majesty” tins feature a special message to the UK and Commonwealth’s longest reigning monarch, as well as a royal carriage design.
It […]

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Coca-Cola Zero trials P4CK’s “Corn On The Cup”

Coca-Cola Zero and P4CK teamed up to design new packaging for cinema-goers featuring a popcorn carton slotting onto the top of a drink cup.
With audiences having to continually juggle tickets, sweets, popcorn and drink at cinemas, “Corn On The Cup” is a simple piece of packaging enabling popcorn and drink to be held in one […]

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Tulip UK Head Resigns

    Tulip UK Head Resigns

Flemming N Enevoldsen, group executive vice president of Danish Crown and head of the meat groups Tulip UK business, has resigned. The reason for the resignation is disagreement on the future strategy regarding Tulip UK.
”We have over a period witnessed that we are losing competitiveness in this important market, where we are involved in both […]

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Mondelez International Launches Strategic E-Commerce Partnership with Alibaba Group

    Mondelez International Launches Strategic E-Commerce Partnership with Alibaba Group

Global snacking group Mondelēz International has launched a strategic e-commerce partnership with Alibaba Group, the largest online and mobile commerce company in the world. The collaboration enables Mondelēz International to further tap into the potential of e-commerce by expanding its reach and deepening its penetration in the Chinese market.
Chinese consumers will now be able to […]

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Cranswick Expands its Poultry Business

    Cranswick Expands its Poultry Business

Cranswick, the UK food producer, has acquired Crown Chicken from the Thacker family and management for £40 million in cash, funded from existing bank facilities. Crown is a leading integrated poultry producer based in East Anglia. It breeds, rears and processes fresh chicken for supply into a broad customer base across grocery retail, food service, […]

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2 in 1: Flavour Booster and Sodium Reducer From Umamix

    2 in 1: Flavour Booster and Sodium Reducer From Umamix

Salt of the Earth has launched Umamix Bold for multiple food applications in the food manufacturing and food service industries. The new, all-natural ingredient is designed to simultaneously reduce sodium and boost flavour. Umamix Bold is a new addition to the company’s recently developed Umamix line.
Food technologists and chefs constantly seek real innovation, with reducing […]

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Repacking Line With High Flexibility

    Repacking Line With High Flexibility

ACMI has installed an innovative repacking line for shrink-wrapped packs at the Polish site of Znin belonging to the PepsiCo Group.
The line in question allows the repackaging on half pallets of shrink-wrapped packs packaged on whole pallets coming from the store and of shrink-wrapped packs coming from the production line. Going into detail, the line […]

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Eilersen – Hygienic Load Cells and Innovative Weighing Solutions

    Eilersen – Hygienic Load Cells and Innovative Weighing Solutions

Established in 1969, the Danish engineering company Eilersen Electric A/S specializes in supplying industrial weighing solutions to food and pharmaceutical customers worldwide based on a broad range of high-quality, robust digital load cells. The patented digital load cell technology features a number of advantages compared to other technologies used in load cells for industrial weighing. […]

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If Not Now – When??

    If Not Now – When??

By David McNamara of Verify Technologies
In today’s fast paced world of increasing legislation, tighter margins and shorter lead times, there are serious questions that you, as business owners and managers, need to ask yourselves. Why are businesses still operating with paper-based systems and how can we trust that our traceability can be managed securely on […]

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USDA: organic on the rise

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a significant increase in the number of certified organic operations, continuing the trend of double digit growth in the organic sector. According to new data, there are now 21,781 certified organic operations in the United States and 31,160 around the world.
“Organic food is one of the fasting growing segments […]

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Arla Foods promotes whey protein ingredients

Arla Foods Ingredients is to launch a new drive to raise awareness of the ways in which whey protein ingredients can enable dairy companies to maximise output, increase profits and significantly cut waste.
The campaign, called Maximum Yield, will highlight how adding whey protein to an existing production process with only small or no processing adjustments […]

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New MULTIVAC B325 chamber belt machine at IFFA

MULTIVAC introduces a cost-efficient entry-level model with a high cycle output to its chamber belt machine portfolio at IFFA 2016. The new machine, B 325, is aimed particularly at industrial packagers in the food sector who are deciding to invest in an automatic chamber belt machine for the first time.
The new machine combines all the advantages […]

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i2r launches tulip muffin wraps from greaseproof paper

Aluminium foil tray manufacturing company, i2r Packaging Solutions, has launched a new innovative range of tulip muffin wraps and greaseproof papers to expand their bakery offering.
The initiative aims to position the firm as the only UK manufacturer to provide the baking industry with a one-stop-shop for both aluminium foil containers and FSC accredited tulip paper […]

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Budweiser launches twist-off bottle caps

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s beer brand, Budweiser has introduced new twist-off bottle caps for its product line in the UK.
The new caps are expected to eliminate the need for bottle openers, providing an easier serving experience.
Budweiser UK&I senior brand manager Aina Fuller said: “This is so much more than a packaging innovation for Budweiser – never again […]

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UNI Packaging supplies digitally printed pouches for coffee brand

Flexible packaging group, UNI Packaging, has supplied coffee roaster Purssells London with pouches from a PE/aluminium laminate for its speciality blends.
Incorporating a tear notch, re-close zipper and venting valve, the pouches are digitally printed via UNI Packaging’s digital print offering, Digiflex.
With low origination costs and the ability of the digital press to print various designs consecutively […]

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Schweppes highlights heritage with new labels

Beverage brand Schweppes is revamping its pack design in a bid to showcase its “premium credentials”.
Schweppes 1 litre mixers will feature new black labels, designed to demonstrate the brand’s heritage. According to the brand’s owner, Coca-Cola Enterprises, the new design is also “peppered with adult wit and humour” and is aimed at consumers aged 30-plus.
The new […]

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Anti-microbial absorbent seafood packaging

Sirane will  present anti-microbal absorbent packaging and innovative ways of retailing seafood in a ready-to-cook format at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, on April 26th-28th.
We’ll also focus on ovenable/microwaveable cooking solutions, including steam-cooking bags – a concept which is becoming increasingly popular worldwide – as well as oven/BBQ bags, and other packaging solutions which can boost […]

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KP Snacks Unveils New Look and Feel For Iconic Nut Brand

  KP Snacks Unveils New Look and Feel For Iconic Nut Brand

KP Snacks has revealed the new packaging design for its iconic nut brand -KP Nuts. The fresh look and feel has been developed by award-winning branding consultancy, Coley Porter Bell.
The agency was tasked to create a design which reflects the brand essence of sociability, vibrancy and positive moments. KP Snacks wanted to build on its […]

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Food Fraud, Safety and the Challenges of Global Trading Under the Spotlight at Foodex 2016

  Food Fraud, Safety and the Challenges of Global Trading Under the Spotlight at Foodex 2016

Foodex, the UK’s premier trade event for the food and drink processing, packaging, ingredients and logistics industries, will play host to an extensive seminar programme this April. Visitors are invited to join the likes of Bernard Matthews, Food Standards Agency, 2 Sisters Food Group and the Food & Drink Exporters Association who will take to […]

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Scotland’s Seafood Stars Head For Asia

  Scotland’s Seafood Stars Head For Asia

In a further bid to enhance Scotland’s trade relationships with the Asian market, Seafood Scotland, along with some of Scotland’s leading fish and seafood companies, is representing the seafood sector at this year’s ‘Food & Hotel Asia’.
The companies will attend the show, which takes place in Singapore from 12-15 April, as part of a delegation […]

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International Dairy Federation (IDF) Conference Opens in Dublin

  International Dairy Federation (IDF) Conference Opens in Dublin

The latest developments in dairying internationally are being discussed in Dublin this week, as the International Dairy Federation (IDF) conference opened this morning Monday, 11 April. The conference is sponsored by Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products.
Dr. Noel Cawley, Chairman of the IDF National Committee of Ireland and Chairman of the Teagasc Authority […]

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Winners announced: AWA Sleeve Label Awards 2016

The winners in the 2016 AWA Sleeve Label Awards competition, organized by AWA Alexander Watson Associates, were announced at the AWA International Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition 2016 held in Denver, Colorado.
Judged by an independent panel of experts — chairman Yolanda Simonsis, President & Editorial Director, YTC Media Inc., Dr. Séamus Lafferty, President, Accraply, Inc., […]

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Innovia Group sale of Cellophane™ and strategic focus on polymer banknotes and films

Innovia Group, the global leader in high-tech film products for industrial applications and banknotes, today announces an agreement to sell its Cellophane business and assets to Futamura Chemicals Co., Ltd.
The deal is expected to complete on or before 30 June, 2016. Based in Nagoya, Japan, Futamura is a leading manufacturer of plastic and cellulose films, […]

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Sonoco & Vegeplast lauch new eco-friendly packaging

Global packaging products and services provider Sonoco has entered a strategic partnership with French manufacturer of bioplastic Vegeplast to launch a new suite of recyclable containers.
The new Vegetop containers are produced from recycled paper and feature a tough paperboard base.
Sonoco sales manager Sébastien Fabre was quoted by Packagingnews as saying: “We can now offer our […]

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Linpac recruits Helene Roberts

Packaging and retail specialist Helene Roberts has joined Linpac as group marketing and innovation director.
Roberts has taken up the newly created role with an extensive track record in packaging manufacturing and retail innovation, as well as a PhD in polymer engineering.
She has left her role as senior marketing director at Graphic Packaging International, and has […]

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Relentless unveils new design and flavour

Coca-Cola Enterprises has refreshed its Relentless range of energy drinks with a new pack design, accompanied by the launch of a new flavour.
The new-look packs will see instantly recognisable branding across its portfolio of six flavours, which will create one standout block on a shelf, Coca-Cola Enterprises said. Rolling out this month, the new packaging portfolio will include £1 […]

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Cepac wins coveted Nestle supplier award

Cepac has provided Nestle UK with over one hundred million corrugated packs in the past three years without any non-conformance issue.
The award recognises Cepac’s contribution out of more than 300 of Nestle UK direct suppliers who supply into the 12 UK Nestle manufacturing sites.
Cepac was founded over 16 years ago by the $10bn Dubai-based and […]

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Thermal transfer ribbon innovation drives efficiency in flexible packaging market

Recent studies indicate the global flexible packaging market is continuing to grow, predicting its value at $248 billion by 2020 due to rising demands from end-user industries such as healthcare, personal care, food & beverage, and pharmaceuticals.
The food and beverage segment is the largest application in the overall flexible packaging market, and is increasingly adopting […]

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Novozymes launches Saphera

Novozymes has launched Saphera, a lactase enzyme that the company claims sets a new standard for production and quality of a wide range of lactose-free products, including milk and fermented dairy products such as yogurt. Originated from Bifidobacterium bifidum, Saphera is said to differ considerably from traditional lactases made from yeast, and to be the […]

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Palsgaard reaffirms commitment to CO2-neutrality

Food ingredients manufacturer Palsgaard has revealed that it achieved CO2-neutrality at its Danish plant during 2015, as it reconfirms plans to achieve a zero carbon footprint at all of its production plants worldwide by 2020.
The milestone was achieved by optimising the energy consumption throughout the plant in the form of heat recovery and insulation, converting […]

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Salt of the Earth presents Umamix Bold

Salt of the Earth has launched Umamix Bold for multiple food applications in the food manufacturing and food service industries. The new, all-natural ingredient is designed to simultaneously reduce sodium and boost flavour. Umamix Bold is a new addition to the company’s recently developed Umamix line.
Food technologists and chefs constantly seek real innovation, Salt of […]

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RiceBran quarterly revenues decline

RiceBran Technologies has announced the company’s financial results for both the full year and the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015.
Consolidated revenues for Q4 2015 were $9.9 million compared to $10.7 million in the same quarter of the prior year. USA segment revenue increased to $6.3 million, up 15% from $5.5 million in Q4 2014. […]

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Mordor reports on sodium reduction

Market research company, Mordor Intelligence, has announced the publication of its new report on the sodium reduction ingredients market: “Global Sodium Reduction Ingredients Market – Growth, Trends and Forecast (2016-2021)”.
The market for sodium reduction ingredients was estimated at $625.7 million in 2015 and is projected to reach $1,294.3 million by 2021, at a compound annual […]

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Glanbia Ingredients Ireland – One Year From the Abolition of EU Milk Quotas

  Glanbia Ingredients Ireland – One Year From the Abolition of EU Milk Quotas

April 1st, 2015 marked a new era for dairy in Europe with the abolition of the EU milk quotas, which had been enforced for more than three decades. The system was scrapped to allow EU dairy businesses to compete with international rivals in supplying fast-growing markets in Asia and Africa. Ireland, in particular, is expected […]

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Foodex Returns to the NEC With Action Packed Feature Programme

  Foodex Returns to the NEC With Action Packed Feature Programme

Foodex 2016, the UK’s premier trade event for the food and drink processing, packaging, ingredients and logistics industries, returns to the NEC in Birmingham from 18-20 April 2016 with an action packed feature programme. Visitors will have the opportunity to join lively debates, plenary sessions and interactive masterclasses while seeing who’s crowned the winner in […]

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USAID Joins Nespresso and TechnoServe in Supporting South Sudan’s Coffee Farmers

  USAID Joins Nespresso and TechnoServe in Supporting South Sudan’s Coffee Farmers

Nespresso and its non-profit development partner TechnoServe have announced a new partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support its efforts to rebuild the coffee industry in South Sudan. USAID will invest US$3.18 million over the next three years to assist Nespresso and TechnoServe to help raise farmers’ incomes and expand […]

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Seafood Excellence Global Finalists Announced

  Seafood Excellence Global Finalists Announced

The finalists for the new  Seafood Excellence Global awards competition have been announced by  Diversified Communications, organizer of the Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global taking place 26-28 April 2016 at the BRUSSELS EXPO in Brussels, Belgium.
This is the inaugural year of the event’s product competition that will feature and recognize the best seafood products represented […]

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Dairy Ingredient Prices Could Rise Sooner Than You Think, Warns Leading European Trader

  Dairy Ingredient Prices Could Rise Sooner Than You Think, Warns Leading European Trader

Dairy commodity prices have hit the floor and food manufacturers should lock into a long-term deal quickly before they rise again, one of Europe’s leading traders has warned. Market prices for dairy commodities are currently at a 10-year low. The European Commission is already buying up skimmed milk powder through its Intervention Scheme to prop […]

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Milk Alternatives to Flourish Globally

Canadean’s latest long-term forecast to 2021 highlights the dwindling consumption of white milk in the West, and the potential for milk alternatives all over the world. The market for white milk, which is defined as packaged, unflavoured milk from all animals, is set to decline in much of the developed world between 2016 and 2021, according […]

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Early Easter Boosts UK Supermarket Sales

  Early Easter Boosts UK Supermarket Sales

The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published for the 12 weeks ending 27 March 2016, show the fastest growth the sector has seen all year. Supermarket sales have grown by 1.1% compared with the same period last year.
Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar Worldpanel, comments: “An early Easter gave […]

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Flowcrete Takes Food Safe Flooring Message to Food and Drink Industry

  Flowcrete Takes Food Safe Flooring Message to Food and Drink Industry

Flowcrete UK is taking its expertise on how to create floors that meet the highest food safety standards to several leading food & beverage industry events throughout 2016. The resin flooring manufacturer will be attending both the Foodex show at Birmingham’s NEC on the 18th April as well as the 6th Annual European Food Safety & […]

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Fyffes Acquires Canada’s Largest Mushroom Business For €98 Million

  Fyffes Acquires Canada’s Largest Mushroom Business For €98 Million

Fyffes, which is one of the largest tropical produce importers and distributors in Europe, has purchased Canadian mushroom producer Highline Produce. Fyffes has paid CAD$145 million (€98 million) to acquire 100% of the equity in Highline and refinance its existing debt. Fyffes is funding this acquisition through new and existing bank debt.
Highline is a fully […]

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