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Produce World Pioneers Internal Defect Detection in Onions

    Produce World Pioneers Internal Defect Detection in Onions

Produce World Rustler, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of onions and other alliums, will be the first company in the UK to install Near Infra-Red (NIR) technology for detecting internal defects in onions. Working in conjunction with MAF, the company which provided its grader, Produce World Rustler will be trialing the ground-breaking detection system […]

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Bonduelle Strengthens its Finances

    Bonduelle Strengthens its Finances

Bonduelle Group, the world leader in processed vegetables, has established a Revolving Credit Facility amounting to Eur300 million. This line of credit, which was largely oversubscribed, is part of Bonduelle’s overall financing strategy and international expansion, which saw it announce three acquisitions earlier this year (Allens’ frozen facility plants in the USA, vegetables canning plants […]

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Produce World Makes Significant Progress on Environmental Targets

    Produce World Makes Significant Progress on Environmental Targets

The Produce World Group has reduced the amount of waste it is sending to landfill by 29 per cent, and seen a fall in its CO2 emissions of 28 per cent. The company’s latest report on its Corporate and Social Responsibility Programme outlines the progress made on each of the four pillars of the programme: […]

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Bonduelle Gets Green Light For Hungarian Acquisition

    Bonduelle Gets Green Light For Hungarian Acquisition

Bonduelle Group, the world leader in processed vegetables, has strengthened its position in Central Europe after receiving the approval of the Hungarian competition authorities for its acquisition of Kelet-Food, a canning factory with a capacity of 25,000 to 30,000 tonnes. Located in Nyiregyhaza, north-east of Budapest, Kelet-Food produces canned sweet corn and peas, which it […]

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The Greenery UK Acquires John Baarda

    The Greenery UK Acquires John Baarda

The Greenery UK, one of the leading suppliers of fruit, vegetables and mushrooms to supermarkets and wholesalers across Britain, has acquired John Baarda, the second largest tomato producer in the UK. The move follows several years of poor financial performance and operational challenges at John Baarda. The Greenery UK is part of The Netherlands-based business […]

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Bonduelle Closes in on Russian Acquisition

    Bonduelle Closes in on Russian Acquisition

Bonduelle Group, the world leader in processed vegetables, has concluded negotiations regarding the acquisition of the agro-industrial and commercial assets of French co-operative CECAB in Russia and in the countries of the Confederation of Independent States (CIS). The acquisition, which was announced last October, should take effect in the first quarter of 2012 for the […]

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Produce World is Top of the Crops

    Produce World is Top of the Crops

Produce World IFP, based in Isleham, Ely, has become one of just a handful of food businesses in the UK and across Europe to achieve top marks following a British Retail Consortium (BRC) unannounced audit. The 31 businesses with A* status account for just 1% of all food businesses that use the BRC accreditation system. Produce […]

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Bonduelle Predicts Growth Despite Profits Fall

    Bonduelle Predicts Growth Despite Profits Fall

Bonduelle, world leader in processed vegetables, has reported at 10.7% rise in turnover to Eur1.73 billion for the year ended June 30th 2011 but operating profit before taxes dropped 22.8% to Eur80.7 million. The sales growth reflected a full year contribution from the consolidation of France Champignon, Europe’s largest mushroom producer, and the positive impact […]

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Scottish Food and Drink Exports Set New Records

    Scottish Food and Drink Exports Set New Records

Having reached record levels last year, export sales of Scottish food and drink products have broken the £2 billion mark for the first time in the first six months of 2011. Figures for the first half of 2011 show food and drink exports now stand at £2.4 billion – up 21% on the same period […]

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£13.7 Billion Wasted on Dumped Food and Drink in Britain

    £13.7 Billion Wasted on Dumped Food and Drink in Britain

The cost of buying and throwing away good food and drink reached £13.7 billion last year, reveals new analysis by the Local Government Association, the voice for local authorities in England and Wales. The analysis, which combined the purchasing price of food which was not eaten with the cost to council tax-payers of sending it […]

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Produce World to Launch Green Giant Fresh in the UK

    Produce World to Launch Green Giant Fresh in the UK

Fresh produce company Produce World is launching the Green Giant Fresh product line in the UK. The canned range of Green Giant sweet corn and speciality vegetables has been available in the UK since 1960.
In North America, selected growers have been offering retailers premium Green Giant Fresh fruit and vegetables for over 15 years and […]

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Premier Foods to Sell Canned Grocery Operation to Princes For £182m

    Premier Foods to Sell Canned Grocery Operation to Princes For £182m

Premier Foods has agreed to sell its East Anglian canned grocery operations to Princes for £182m. The sale is in line with Premier’s strategy of reducing debt and follows the proposed disposal of its meat-free business.
The canned operations are part of the Premier’s grocery division and have two manufacturing sites in the UK at Long […]

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Bonduelle Opens First Plant in Brazil

French and international vegetables processor Bonduelle has opened its first factory in Brazil. Based in the state of Goias, the new plant is catering to a large and growing canned-vegetables market and  was designed for year round operation in high-altitude, tropical conditions. Representing investment of Eur15m, the Brazilian factory employs 80 people and has an […]

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Food Processing in India Requires $30 Billion Investment

India will need approximately over $30b worth of investment to completely restructure its processing-food industry to substantially lift up the share of its processed food trade, which currently stands at 2.2% in the case of fruit and vegetables, 26% for fisheries, 6% in poultry, 20% in buffalo meat and 35% milk by 2015, according to […]

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Ardo UK Consolidates With £16 Million Development

Ardo UK is now prepared to meet the growing consumer demand for frozen foods while also improving cost competitiveness after consolidating its two UK operations into a single site at Charing in Kent, following investment of £16 million.
Well known for its Ardo and Shearway brands, Ardo UK specialises in producing and packaging frozen fruit and […]

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