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Bell supplies Jetran packaging for food

Bell Packaging has announced that is now able to supply Jetran packaging suitable for presenting food. Traditionally Jetran has been used for non-food items and the only opportunity for food

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Plastics are Future will meet in Valencia

AIMPLAS is holding on 26 and 27 April an international meeting, where they will be tackled the future of plastic materials and the latest innovations of sectors such as medicine,

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New GM risk to EU supply chain

An expert on Non-GMO has highlighted a new GM risk that may appear in the EU food supply. Those in the food industry should be alert to CV 127, (known as

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Canary seed gets novel food approval

Canary seed, which has been used almost exclusively as birdseed, has received novel food approval from Health Canada as well as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status from the U.S.

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The Great Fragmentation of health drives growth for small and niche brands

    The Great Fragmentation of health drives growth for small and niche brands

The massive fragmentation of consumers’ beliefs about health is contributing to the break-up of traditional food and beverage markets and opening the doors of opportunity for start-ups and small brands,

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Food and packaging waste workshop for manufacturers in Scotland

    Food and packaging waste workshop for manufacturers in Scotland

Resource Efficient Scotland is running a free food and packaging waste workshop next week for manufacturers in Scotland. This  workshop has been specially designed to help food and drink businesses

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Foodex 2016 to bring UK food and drink manufacturing sectors together

    Foodex 2016 to bring UK food and drink manufacturing sectors together

Foodex 2016, the UK’s premier trade event for the food and drink processing, packaging, ingredients and logistics industries, will return to the NEC Birmingham in April 2016. The show provides

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UK Food and Drink Exports Top £12 Billion

    UK Food and Drink Exports Top £12 Billion

UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports rose to over £12 billion (£12,152.4m) in 2011, exceeding expectations and confirming significant potential for overseas growth over the next decade. The previous year’s

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UK Shoppers Plan and Shop Around More to Secure Best Value

    UK Shoppers Plan and Shop Around More to Secure Best Value

An increasing number of consumers in the UK are now planning before going out to do their food and grocery shopping, compared to three years ago, according to the latest IGD

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International Buyers With Purchasing Power of €18 billion Attend Irish Food and Drink Event

    International Buyers With Purchasing Power of €18 billion Attend Irish Food and Drink Event

The Irish food and drink industry’s ambitions for growth and expansion moved a further step forward today when over 520 food buyers from 28 countries across four continents, gathered at

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Ireland’s Food and Drink Exports Reach Record Levels

    Ireland’s Food and Drink Exports Reach Record Levels

The value of Irish food and drink exports increased by 12%, or Eur1 billion, in 2011 to reach an all-time high of Eur8.85 billion, according to Bord Bia, the Irish

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A Record Year For Scottish Food and Drink Exports

    A Record Year For Scottish Food and Drink Exports

With overall food exports breaking the £1 billion mark for the first and whisky exports also at a record high, 2011 was a momentous year for Scotland’s food and drink

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Ireland’s Food and Drink Exports to Approach €9 Billion in 2011

    Ireland’s Food and Drink Exports to Approach €9 Billion in 2011

Irish food and drink exports in 2011 are expected to reach a record high of €8.9 billion, an increase of more than 12%, or almost €1 billion, on 2010 levels.

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Nestle Partners With King’s College London on Food and Gene Research

    Nestle Partners With King’s College London on Food and Gene Research

The Nestle Research Center in Switzerland will collaborate with King’s College London on a joint research project into the relationship between food and genes. Due to begin later this year,

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Record Fall in UK Food Prices

    Record Fall in UK Food Prices

UK prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages fell by 1.4% between February and March this year compared with a rise of 0.3% between the same two months a year ago,

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UK Food and Grocery Industry Recovers 115,000 Tonnes of Waste

    UK Food and Grocery Industry Recovers 115,000 Tonnes of Waste

Participants in a scheme run by ECR (Efficient Consumer Response) UK are well on the way to achieving targets set last autumn to prevent and recover waste in the FMCG

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McDonald’s Boosts Irish Beef Exports

    McDonald’s Boosts Irish Beef Exports

McDonald’s Restaurants of Ireland, which employs nearly 4,000 people, increased its exports of Irish beef to Eur110m in 2010, up from Eur80m in 2007. The restaurant business sources all of

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Consolidation in Irish Grain and Feed Industry

Irish agri-nutrition and food company Origin Enterprises, which is 71% owned by international bakery group Aryzta, has together with W&R Barnett completed the transaction to establish an all-Ireland grain and

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Food Sales Lift Marston’s

    Food Sales Lift Marston’s

Helped by growth in its sales of food and premium ales, Marston’s has increased underlying pre-tax profit by 4.6% to £73.5m on revenue up 0.9% to £650.7m for the year

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Healthy Balanced Diet Communications Guide For Food Companies

A new guide to help UK food businesses communicate with consumers in a clear and consistent way about achieving a healthy balanced diet is being published by IGD, the international

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Early Recovery in UK Food and Beverages to Boost M&A Activity

    Early Recovery in UK Food and Beverages to Boost M&A Activity

69% of senior executives at UK-based food and beverage producers expect M&A activity to increase in the next 12 months, according to a report by Grant Thornton UK LLP which

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Nestle to Target New Opportunity in Personalised Health Science Nutrition

    Nestle to Target New Opportunity in Personalised Health Science Nutrition

Nestle is creating Nestle Health Science and the Nestle Institute of Health Sciences to pioneer a new industry between food and pharma. These two separate organisations will allow Nestle to

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UK Food and Drink Exports Deliver Strong First Half Performance

  UK Food and Drink Exports Deliver Strong First Half Performance

UK exports of food and non-alcoholic drinks grew to more than £5b in the first half of 2010 – a

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Tata Global Beverages Seeking to Diversify into Food

Tata Global Beverages of India, which owns the UK-based Tetley Tea business, is planning to move into food via acquisitions.

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First Half Improvement at Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods

Russian dairy, food and beverages group Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods increased net income by 7.1% year-on-year to US$69.5m on revenue up 17.1%

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Strong Profits Growth at Refocusing Sara Lee

  Strong Profits Growth at Refocusing Sara Lee

Despite a 0.8% drop in net sales to $10.8b, reflecting lower volume sales and prices, Sara Lee increased operating income

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Strong First Half From Nestle

  Strong First Half From Nestle

Benefiting from deeper penetration in emerging markets of the world, the continued success of its premium products in both developing

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PureCircle Wins Major Global Contracts

PureCircle, the world’s leading producer of high purity stevia products, has won a number of new contracts with major food

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Steady Volume and Sales Growth at Danone

  Steady Volume and Sales Growth at Danone

French food and beverage giant Danone has reported an 11.2% increase in consolidated sales to Eur8.35b in the first half

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Innovation and Investment at Heart of UK Food and Drink Industry Success

  Innovation and Investment at Heart of UK Food and Drink Industry Success

An ongoing commitment to innovation and high-value production are key reasons why the UK’s food and drink industry has emerged

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Sara Lee Refocusing Continues With €320m Disposal

  Sara Lee Refocusing Continues With €320m Disposal

US-based food, household and body care products group Sara Lee has completed the sale of its air care operation to

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The Kerrygold Company and North Downs Dairy to Merge

  The Kerrygold Company and North Downs Dairy to Merge

The Kerrygold Company and North Downs Dairy, both wholly owned British subsidiaries of the Irish Dairy Board, are merging to

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New Chairman For Premier Foods

  New Chairman For Premier Foods

Premier Foods, the UK’s largest domestic food processor, has appointed Ronnie Bell, the former president of Kraft Foods Europe, as

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Atlantic Grupa Expands With Slovenian Acquisition

Atlantic Grupa, the largest food and healthcare company in Croatia, is acquiring Slovenian food manufacturer Droga Kolinska from energy, tourism

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Nestle Completes SFr25b Share Buyback and Starts New Programme

Nestle has completed the remaining SFr10b (Eur7.2b) share buyback of its SFr25b share buyback programme initiated in August 2007. Since

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Heinz Continues Drive into Emerging Markets With Expansion in China

  Heinz Continues Drive into Emerging Markets With Expansion in China

HJ Heinz is acquiring Foodstar, a leading manufacturer of soy sauces and fermented bean curd in China, from Transpac Industrial

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Vandemoortele to Extend Margarines and Fats Business

  Vandemoortele to Extend Margarines and Fats Business

Belgium-based Vandemoortele Group, which specialises in the production of frozen bakery products and margarines and fats, is acquiring the margarine

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Austrian Dairy Merger

  Austrian Dairy Merger

Austria’s largest and fourth biggest dairy groups, Berglandmilch and Tirol Milch respectively, are planning to merge. The deal is subject

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Emmi Strengthens Position in Swiss Cheese

  Emmi Strengthens Position in Swiss Cheese

Emmi has consolidated its position within the Swiss cheese market following approval of its proposed acquisition of Fromalp by the

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Aryzta Makes Strategic Acquisitions Worth $1.08b

  Aryzta Makes Strategic Acquisitions Worth $1.08b

Switzerland-based speciality bakery group Aryzta has made two strategic acquisitions to significantly strengthen its position in Europe, North America and

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Dairy Crest Reduces stake in Wexford Creamery

Dairy Crest has reduced its stake in its Irish dairy joint venture, Wexford Creamery, from 80% to 30%. Wexford Milk

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Danone Bolsters US Medical Nutrition Business

  Danone Bolsters US Medical Nutrition Business

Danone is acquiring Medical Nutrition USA for $ 62m in cash. MNI introduced the concept of liquid protein supplements for

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Valio Opens New €40m Butter Plant in Finland

  Valio Opens New €40m Butter Plant in Finland

Finnish dairy group Valio has officially opened a new Eur40m butter facility at its plant at Seinajoki. According to Valio,

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Carlsberg to Increase Stake in Chinese Brewer

  Carlsberg to Increase Stake in Chinese Brewer

Carlsberg is increasing its shareholding in Chongqing Brewery Co from 17.5% to 29.7%. The purchase price for the 12.25% stake

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Private Equity Group Grabs Plum Baby

Darwin Private Equity has completed the acquisition of UK organic baby food business Plum Baby for £10m. Launched in 2006

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R&R Ice Cream Increases Presence in Mainland Europe

  R&R Ice Cream Increases Presence in Mainland Europe

R&R Ice Cream, with operations in the UK and Germany, is expanding its international business with the proposed acquisition of

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Sodiaal Closes in on Acquisition of Entremont Alliance

French dairy group Sodiaal has reached a preliminary agreement to acquire Entremont Alliance, its loss making rival. The deal would

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Raisio Launches Benecol Bread in Romania

Finnish food group Raisio has introduced Dobrogea Benecol, a cholesterol lowering bread, in the Romanian market. Launched by Raisio’s Romanian

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Danone and Unimilk to Create Leading Dairy Business in Russia and the CIS

  Danone and Unimilk to Create Leading Dairy Business in Russia and the CIS

Global food giant Danone is to merge its fresh dairy products business in the CIS area with Unimilk, Russia’s second

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Cognac Fortifies Remy Cointreau

  Cognac Fortifies Remy Cointreau

Helped by a strong performance from its cognac division, French drinks group Remy Cointreau has reported a 7.2% organic growth

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Britvic Completes €237m French Acquisition

  Britvic Completes €237m French Acquisition

In line with its ambitions to expand internationally, UK-based Britvic has acquired Fruite, an independent French soft drinks producer with

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