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KK Foods Plans £5.5 Million Expansion

    KK Foods Plans £5.5 Million Expansion

KK Fine Foods, a leading frozen food manufacturer based at Deeside in Wales, is set to expand and diversify with support from the Welsh Government, creating an additional 40 new

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Nestlé Launches Fund to Boost Packaging Innovation

    Nestlé Launches Fund to Boost Packaging Innovation

Nestlé has announced that it will invest up to SFr2 billion (€1.86 billion) to lead the shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics and to accelerate the development of

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Bosch Packaging Technology is Now Syntegon

    Bosch Packaging Technology is Now Syntegon

Syntegon Technology is the new name for Bosch Packaging Technology, following the sale of the former Bosch division. Headquartered in Waiblingen, Germany, Syntegon Technology’s business focus is on intelligent and

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Nestlé Launches New KitKat Gold in the UK

    Nestlé Launches New KitKat Gold in the UK

Nestlé has unveiled a unique addition to its biggest confectionery brand – the new KitKat Gold. KitKat Gold is a combination of trademark crispy wafer on a smooth milk chocolate

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789 Food and Drink Acquisitions in 2019

    789 Food and Drink Acquisitions in 2019

2019 broke records again for the number of food and drink transactions around the world, with 789 registered on the Zenith Global mergers and acquisitions database, an average of 15

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Start-Up Village Puts Innovation at Heart of Packaging

    Start-Up Village Puts Innovation at Heart of Packaging

Packaging Innovations 2020 is encouraging industry start-ups to apply to take part in the ‘Start-Up Village’, a platform designed to showcase the ground-breaking designs of up and coming companies. The

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Carlsberg UK Launches New Alcohol-free Brand Carlsberg Nordic

    Carlsberg UK Launches New Alcohol-free Brand Carlsberg Nordic

Carlsberg Group is embracing the growing popularity of low and alcohol-free beer by launching Carlsberg Nordic in the UK. Replacing the existing Carlsberg 0.0 brand, Carlsberg Nordic will be listed

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Positive Festive Trading Cheers Britain’s Eating and Drinking-out Market

    Positive Festive Trading Cheers Britain’s Eating and Drinking-out Market

Britain may have fallen out of love with shopping on the High Street over the festive period, but consumers continued to go out to eat and drink over Christmas and

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Starch Europe Welcomes Sedamyl as a New Member

    Starch Europe Welcomes Sedamyl as a New Member

Starch Europe, the trade association representing the European starch industry, has announced the addition of the Sedamyl Group as a new member. Sedamyl Group, is an established European manufacturer of

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FrieslandCampina to Invest €24 Million Annually in Sustainable Farming

    FrieslandCampina to Invest €24 Million Annually in Sustainable Farming

In the coming years, FrieslandCampina will make an annual amount of €24 million available to further stimulate sustainable development on the farm. The higher its member dairy farmers score within

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Raisio’s Oat Production is Ready to Respond to Growth in International Demand

    Raisio’s Oat Production is Ready to Respond to Growth in International Demand

Raisio Group, the Finnish and international food business, is proceeding to build its oat business activities. Investment of some €8 million, which was made in the oat mill located in

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How Digitalization of the Supply Chain Will Reduce Global Food Waste

    How Digitalization of the Supply Chain Will Reduce Global Food Waste

By Dr Felix Flemming, TOMRA Food The scale of the global food waste problem is staggering. According to reports, 1.6 billion tons of food are lost or wasted every year, equating to

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Sober Christmas Gives UK Retailers a Headache

    Sober Christmas Gives UK Retailers a Headache

The latest UK grocery market share figures from Kantar show year-on-year supermarket sales grew marginally by 0.2% in the 12 weeks to 29 December. While retailers still took a record

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Record Performance by Irish Food and Drink Exports

    Record Performance by Irish Food and Drink Exports

Bord Bia’s Export Performance and Prospects report 2019/2020 reveals a stand out 2019 performance by Ireland’s food, drink and horticulture industry as exports reached €13 billion in 2019 (2018: €12.1

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Ecopack Challenge – Packaging Innovations Birmingham and M&S Join Forces to Discover the Latest Sustainable Packaging Solutions

    Ecopack Challenge – Packaging Innovations Birmingham and M&S Join Forces to Discover the Latest Sustainable Packaging Solutions

Packaging Innovations Birmingham 2020, which brings the whole packaging industry together under one roof, from design, marketing and branding, through to engineering and logistics, returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 26

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AB InBev Agrees European Renewable Energy Brewing Deal

    AB InBev Agrees European Renewable Energy Brewing Deal

AB InBev beers, including Budweiser, the world’s most valuable beer brand, will soon be brewed with renewable electricity throughout Europe after AB InBev signed a deal with global renewable energy

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Diageo Invests in US Alcohol-free Spirits Brand

    Diageo Invests in US Alcohol-free Spirits Brand

Diageo, via its Distill Ventures accelerator for new and growing brands, has invested in Ritual Zero Proof, a US alcohol-free spirits brand. The investment will help drive Ritual’s growth in

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Key Technology Acquires Herbert Solutions

    Key Technology Acquires Herbert Solutions

Key Technology, a leading global designer and manufacturer of digital sorting, inspection, conveying and other processing equipment, and a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, has acquired Herbert Solutions,

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Britain’s Food and Drink Sector Forging Ahead With Growth

    Britain’s Food and Drink Sector Forging Ahead With Growth

Britain’s food and drink sector continues to ignore the uncertain political and economic climate and is forging ahead at home and abroad according to a new report published by Make

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Enterprise Ireland Announces Funding of €35,000 For Food & Drink Start-ups

    Enterprise Ireland Announces Funding of €35,000 For Food & Drink Start-ups

Enterprise Ireland has announced that it is offering up to €35,000 in funding for food and drink companies who participate in the Food Works programme in 2020. This funding is in addition to the supports already

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Tetra Pak Collaborates With Hexagon in Smart Plant Engineering Platform

    Tetra Pak Collaborates With Hexagon in Smart Plant Engineering Platform

Tetra Pak, the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company, has announced a collaboration with Hexagon’s PPM Division, the leading global provider of engineering software for the design, construction

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Norwegian Seafood Exports Top NOK107 Billion in 2019

    Norwegian Seafood Exports Top NOK107 Billion in 2019

Norway exported 2.7 million tonnes of seafood to a total value of NOK107.3 billion (€10.86 billion) in 2019. This represents a 3 per cent decrease in volume but an 8

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Clearly Drinks Aims to Shake-up UK Flavoured Water Market in 2020

  Clearly Drinks Aims to Shake-up UK Flavoured Water Market in 2020

UK-based drinks manufacturer, Clearly Drinks is re-launching its Perfectly Clear flavoured water brand in 2020 – its biggest brand announcement

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New Ink Added to Linx Range

  New Ink Added to Linx Range

Linx Printing Technologies has introduced an ink specially formulated to resist moisture, colour change and transference. It is ideal for

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True Invests in Soulfresh as Appetite For Healthy Food and Drink Choices Grows

  True Invests in Soulfresh as Appetite For Healthy Food and Drink Choices Grows

True, the European retail and consumer sector investment specialist, has invested £26 million in Soulfresh, a UK food and drinks

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BRCGS Publishes its Plant-Based Standard

  BRCGS Publishes its Plant-Based Standard

BRCGS, a leading brand and consumer protection organisation, used by over 29,000 certificated suppliers over 130 countries, has launched the

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UK’s Largest Packaging Show Unveils New Interactive Features Designed to Educate and Inspire

  UK’s Largest Packaging Show Unveils New Interactive Features Designed to Educate and Inspire

Packaging Innovations 2020 will introduce two new interactive show features designed to address the challenges faced by industry professionals at

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Dairy Council For Northern Ireland Launches EU Sustainable Dairy Fact Book

  Dairy Council For Northern Ireland Launches EU Sustainable Dairy Fact Book

The Dairy Council for Northern Ireland has published the second annual EU Sustainable Dairy Fact Book, in conjunction with the

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Flavorchem Releases 2020 Flavour & Trends Forecast

  Flavorchem Releases 2020 Flavour & Trends Forecast

Flavorchem Corporation, an established leader in the manufacturing of flavour and colour solutions. has released its 2020 Trends & Flavour

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Campbell Completes $2.5 Billion Disposal

  Campbell Completes $2.5 Billion Disposal

Campbell Soup Company has completed the sale of Arnott’s and certain of Campbell’s International operations to global investment firm KKR

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Colours & Flavours – Superheroes of Product Success

  Colours & Flavours – Superheroes of Product Success

The role of colours and flavours is highly significant in the development of successful new products as consumers aim to

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Campari Group Acquires French Distribution Business

  Campari Group Acquires French Distribution Business

Campari Group has signed a deal to acquired French drinks distributor Baron Philippe de Rothschild France Distribution (RFD) for an

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The 2020 Trends Set to Drive Innovation in Snacking

  The 2020 Trends Set to Drive Innovation in Snacking

Almonds will continue to be a key ingredient driving innovation in snacking as the plant-based ‘revolution’, wholesome indulgence and natural,

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Britvic Joins Consortium to Tackle Plastic Waste

  Britvic Joins Consortium to Tackle Plastic Waste

Building on Britvic’s existing work to protect the environment, the company has joined forces with other global businesses to promote

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Nestlé to Sell 60% of Herta and Create a Joint Venture With Casa Tarradellas

  Nestlé to Sell 60% of Herta and Create a Joint Venture With Casa Tarradellas

Nestlé has agreed to sell a 60% stake of Herta to Casa Tarradellas, a Spanish family-run food company that is

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JDE and Peet’s Coffee to Combine and Explore IPO

  JDE and Peet’s Coffee to Combine and Explore IPO

Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) is to merge with US-based Peet’s Coffee and explore an IPO, creating a global leader in

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Business Optimism Improving Across UK Eating and Drinking-out Market

  Business Optimism Improving Across UK Eating and Drinking-out Market

Optimism in the eating and drinking-out market has risen to its highest point for 18 months, the latest Business Confidence Survey reveals

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Dairy Alternatives Diversify as the Consumer Base Evolves

  Dairy Alternatives Diversify as the Consumer Base Evolves

A new report from Innova Market Insights on the global dairy alternatives market highlights the complexities of the consumer picture,

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Cranswick Acquires Pig Farming Business

  Cranswick Acquires Pig Farming Business

Cranswick, a leading UK food producer, has acquired Packington Pork from the Mercer family. Packington Pork comprises pig farming and

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Brillopak’s UniPaker Handles 66 Million Kilos of Potatoes a Year For Morrisons

  Brillopak’s UniPaker Handles 66 Million Kilos of Potatoes a Year For Morrisons

Morrisons fresh produce depot in Rushden, Northamptonshire has installed two automated Brillopak crate loading potato cells, UniPaker, taking productivity and

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Mondelēz International Appoints Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer

  Mondelēz International Appoints Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer

Mondelēz International has named Minsok Pak as Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer. In this role, he will

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New €10 Million Investment in Irish Dairy Technology

  New €10 Million Investment in Irish Dairy Technology

A new €10 million investment in Moorepark Technology Ltd (MTL) has been officially opened at Fermoy, County Cork in Ireland.

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Number of UK Pubs Increases For First Time in a Decade

  Number of UK Pubs Increases For First Time in a Decade

Stampede, a Leith-based start-up offering digital growth services to the hospitality sector and hundreds of pubs in the UK, has

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BrewDog Opens 100th Outlet and First Bar in Ireland

  BrewDog Opens 100th Outlet and First Bar in Ireland

Independent Scottish craft brewer BrewDog has opened its 100th brewpub worldwide and its first in Ireland. BrewDog has been on

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IFF to Merge with DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences Business in $45.4 Billion Deal

  IFF to Merge with DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences Business in $45.4 Billion Deal

IFF is to merge with DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences in a deal that values the combined company at $45.4 billion

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Global Grocery Retail Sales to Grow 24% by 2024

  Global Grocery Retail Sales to Grow 24% by 2024

The global grocery retail market will generate an additional US$2.2 trillion in sales by 2024, growing by 24%, according to

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JD Wetherspoon to Invest More than £200 Million on Expansion

  JD Wetherspoon to Invest More than £200 Million on Expansion

UK-based pubs group JD Wetherspoon is to invest more than £200 million on its estate over the next four years.

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Nestlé Makes Strategic Move to Create Global Leader in Ice Cream

  Nestlé Makes Strategic Move to Create Global Leader in Ice Cream

Nestlé has reached an agreement to sell its US ice cream business to Froneri, an ice cream-focused joint venture Nestlé

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UK Supermarket Shoppers Hold Back on Festive Spending

  UK Supermarket Shoppers Hold Back on Festive Spending

The latest UK grocery market share figures from Kantar show year-on-year supermarket sales growth slowed again during the past 12

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Packaging Innovations 2020 Announces Plans for the BIG Carbon Debate

  Packaging Innovations 2020 Announces Plans for the BIG Carbon Debate

Leading industry experts from some of the UK’s most respected authorities will come together on the Ecopack Stage at Packaging Innovations

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Unilever Opens New €85 Million Global Foods Innovation Centre

  Unilever Opens New €85 Million Global Foods Innovation Centre

Unilever has opened a new global Foods Innovation Centre on the campus of Wageningen University, the leading global agri-food research

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British Food and Drink Industry Report 2020 Launched

  British Food and Drink Industry Report 2020 Launched

The Food and Drink Federation and Santander have launched a new report highlighting the growth opportunities and challenges for the

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HKScan to Introduce New Group-wide Operating Model

  HKScan to Introduce New Group-wide Operating Model

HKScan, the Nordic meat and food group, will introduce its new group-wide operating model on 1 January 2020. The new

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Number of Breweries in the EU Hits 10,000

  Number of Breweries in the EU Hits 10,000

There are now more than 10,000 breweries in the European Union according to the latest figures revealed by The Brewers of

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