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CFIA Rennes 2012

  The Crossroads of Food Industry Suppliers is today and for years the leading trade show for the food processing players . 1 300 exhibitors divided into 3 sectors Ingrédients

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THE UK’s PREMIER SHOW FOR MAINTENANCE AND ASSET MANAGEMENT!

  easyFairs® MAINTEC 2012 gives industry professionals an efficient and highly effective opportunity to meet face-to-face with the sector’s most innovative people in one efficient visit. Now in its 37th

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Welcome to PACKAGING INNOVATIONS 2012 – Europe’s leading event for primary and secondary packaging.

  Taking place on 29th February – 1st March, PACKAGING INNOVATIONS 2012 provides the perfect location to discover the future of design, brand and materials to sell your products. Hundreds

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The established, market-leading logistics and warehouse solutions event

  Logistics Link South last took place in February 2011. The show was hailed a success by many of the exhibitors who made good contacts and expect to do business

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The World’s Largest Annual Food & Hospitality Show

  When you invest in Gulfood, you are choosing a trade show with proven credentials. Established over 25 years, Gulfood has a well deserved reputation amongst exporters for delivering spectacular

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Nothing tastes sweeter than your success

…and nowhere is it easier to seal your success in this industry than at ProSweets Cologne – the international supplier fair for the confectionery industry. After all, the entire industry

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Bag compactor offers safer operational performance

Flexicon Europe has developed a Bag Compactor as an integral part of its range of Bad Dump Stations, enabling operators to easily and safely discard and compress up to 80

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Nestle Strengthens Food Service Business in Scandinavia and Finland

    Nestle Strengthens Food Service Business in Scandinavia and Finland

Nestle Professional, the Nestle business that supplies the food service out-of-home industry, is strengthening its portfolio with a new acquisition in Scandinavia and Finland. The purchase of the stocks and

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Carlsberg appoints Norbert Dentressangle as UK’s primary logistics partner

Norbert Dentressangle has been appointed as Carlsberg UK’s primary logistics partner under a new five year contract. Carlsberg will continue to distribute its own and other third-party brands to pub

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Barry Callebaut Extends Swedish Production Site

    Barry Callebaut Extends Swedish Production Site

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, has inaugurated an extension to its dedicated spray-drying production facility in Kagerod in southern Sweden. This SFr10 million (Eur8

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Innova Market Insights – Top 10 Trends for 2012

Top Trends for 2012 – Purity, Authenticity and Sustainailbity Lead the Way Innova Market Insights will Present the Top Ten Trends in a Webinar     DUIVEN, THE NETHERLANDS —Innova

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The real cost of water purity

Effective water purification can be a critical element in controlling operating costs, argues Mark Bosley, business support divisional manager with industrial water purification specialist Purite For most industrial and process

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Driving operational excellence in brewing

These are economically challenging times for the UK’s brewing industry. John Taylor, VP sales operations and business consulting, EMEA, AspenTech explains how both breweries and their suppliers must streamline processes

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Developing Markets Drives Sales and Earnings Growth at SABMiller

    Developing Markets Drives Sales and Earnings Growth at SABMiller

Global brewer SABMiller has increased lager volumes by 3% on an organic basis for the six months to September 30th 2011 led by robust growth in Latin America, Africa and

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PepsiCo acquires Brazilian cookie manufacturer

US-based beverage and snack company PepsiCo has acquired the leading Brazilian cookie and cracker manufacturer Brazil Mabel to strengthen its presence in Latin America’s emerging markets. The financial details of

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Greenbottle targets wine with paper bottle

Suffolk-based firm GreenBottle has developed, what it claims to be, the world’s first paper bottle of wine. The company said that it is currently in talks with supermarkets and wine

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Sun Pac acquired by Liquibrands

Sun Pac Foods Limited has been acquired by Liquibrands Inc, a private investment firm owned by beverage industry veteran Csaba Reider. Liquibrands has assumed ownership and operation of Sun Pac’s

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Contract renewal marks Wincanton’s 15-year partnership with Heinz

Contract extension sees Wincanton again invited to join iconic brand’s “Golden Circle” of preferred suppliers Wincanton has announced the renewal of its long-standing warehousing and distribution contracts with H.J. Heinz

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Tesco adds two new rail services – Britain’s largest retailer continues to reduce environmental impact

Tesco has launched the first of two new rail services, which together will save 10,000 tonnes of CO2 and remove 40,000 lorries from the road annually. The new service from

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Fugeia and Nestle come together to develop bran ingredient

Fugeia is to work with Nestlé on the development of food products containing Brana Vita. Brana Vita is a food ingredient product, rich in arabinoxylan oligosaccharides, soluble fibres derived from

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New Executive Board Appointment at FrieslandCampina

    New Executive Board Appointment at FrieslandCampina

Roelof Joosten has bee appointed as a member of the executive board of Royal FrieslandCampina with effect from 1st January 2012. Within the executive board he will be responsible as

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Lactalis Eyes Swedish Dairy Group

French dairy group Lactalis is reported to be in negotiations to acquire Skanemejerier, the Swedish dairy products and fruit juices co-operative. Skanemejerier achieved a net profit of SEK300.2 million ($44.6

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Huhtamaki launches hinged food containers

Finnish packaging company Huhtamaki has announced the addition of new moulded-fibre hinged food containers to its range of takeaway disposable

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Coca-Cola System Investing $2 Billion in India

  Coca-Cola System Investing $2 Billion in India

The Coca-Cola Company and its bottling partners will invest $2 billion in India over the next five years, beginning in

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Heineken and Coca-Cola Hellenic Extend Stake in Macedonian Joint Venture

  Heineken and Coca-Cola Hellenic Extend Stake in Macedonian Joint Venture

Heineken and Coca-Cola Hellenic are acquiring 41.2% of the shares in Pivara Skopje, their joint venture beverage company in the

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FrieslandCampina and Unilever Commence Sustainable Dairy Ingredients Project

  FrieslandCampina and Unilever Commence Sustainable Dairy Ingredients Project

FrieslandCampina and Unilever have joined forces in a project that will boost the availability of sustainable dairy ingredients. Key elements

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Barry Callebaut Outperforms Global Chocolate Market

  Barry Callebaut Outperforms Global Chocolate Market

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, has again outpaced the global chocolate market with an

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Rising Input Costs Impact Profits at Cranswick

  Rising Input Costs Impact Profits at Cranswick

Cranswick, one of the leading UK suppliers of pork products, has reported a 23% drop in operating profit to £19.0

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Ball targets premium brands

Ball Packaging Europe is offering a range of aluminium bottles that can be filled on a conventional bottle filling line.

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Nestle Continues to Drive Growth in Europe €10 Million Investment in Spain

  Nestle Continues to Drive Growth in Europe €10 Million Investment in Spain

Nestle is continuing to drive its growth in Europe with a €10 million (more than SFr12 million) investment to produce

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New ISO Standard on Traceability of Fish Products to Improve Food Safety

  New ISO Standard on Traceability of Fish Products to Improve Food Safety

The use of a new ISO standard on the traceability of finfish products is intended to help improve food safety

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Ilkka Dunder Appointed Technical Director of Tetra Pak in UK and Ireland

Tetra Pak, the world’s leading food processing and packaging company has announced the recent appointment of Ilkka Dunder (pictured) as Technical

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Barry Callebaut enters into joint venture in Indonesia

Barry Callebaut, a manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, and PT Comextra Majora, a diversified soft commodities trader and an

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C&C Group Acquires Number Two US Cider Brand

  C&C Group Acquires Number Two US Cider Brand

UK and Irish beverages producer C&C Group has acquired Hornsby’s, the number two domestic US cider brand, from E &

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IDB Acquires US Cheese Ingredients Business

  IDB Acquires US Cheese Ingredients Business

The Irish Dairy Board has strengthened its presence in the US with the acquisition of Thiel Cheese & Ingredients for

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Cargill Continues to Support Cocoa Sector in Cote d’Ivoire

  Cargill Continues to Support Cocoa Sector in Cote d’Ivoire

Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business has agreed a memorandum of understanding that underlines its continued support for Ivorian cocoa farmers

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EU Approves Arla’s German Acquisition

  EU Approves Arla’s German Acquisition

The EU’s competition authorities have given the go-ahead for Arla Foods’ acquisition of Allgauland-Kasereien in Southern Germany. Allgauland-Kasereien will now

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Grupo Bimbo Completes Acquisition of Sara Lee’s North American Business

  Grupo Bimbo Completes Acquisition of Sara Lee’s North American Business

Grupo Bimbo has just completed the acquisition of Sara Lee’s fresh bakery business in North America. The deal, which has

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PepsiCo Enters Strategic Alliance in China

  PepsiCo Enters Strategic Alliance in China

PepsiCo has agreed to form a strategic alliance with Tingyi Holding, one of the major food and beverage companies in

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Olympus Opens €55 Million Romanian Dairy

  Olympus Opens €55 Million Romanian Dairy

Greek dairy producer Olympus has opened its first greenfield factory in Romania at a cost of Eur55 million, representing the

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US Private Equity Firm Eyes Greencore

  US Private Equity Firm Eyes Greencore

US private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice is reported to have made an approach to buy Greencore, one of

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Coffee market chilled out

While the ready-to-drink or iced coffee market is relatively mature and showing only modest growth in much of Asia, levels

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PepsiCo Expands in Brazil

  PepsiCo Expands in Brazil

Reflecting its strategy of expanding in emerging markets, PepsiCo is reported to have acquired Mabel, one of Brazil’s leading biscuit

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Beam Reaches Major Milestone in Bourbon

  Beam Reaches Major Milestone in Bourbon

Leading global spirits group Beam recently celebrated the filling of its 12 millionth barrel of bourbon since the repeal of

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Sainsbury’s Becomes Largest UK Retail User of AD

  Sainsbury’s Becomes Largest UK Retail User of AD

Sainsbury’s has become the UK’s largest anaerobic digestion (AD) retailer after signing a ground breaking deal with Biffa, the waste

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Dunbia Extends Pork Business

  Dunbia Extends Pork Business

British and Irish meat processor Dunbia has expanded its operations through the purchase of English pork business Heathfield Foods. The deal increases

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$2.4 Billion Pringles Acquisition Delayed

  $2.4 Billion Pringles Acquisition Delayed

US-based snack foods group Diamond Foods is delaying its acquisition of Pringles from Procter & Gamble. The $2.35 billion deal

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Restructuring at DMK

  Restructuring at DMK

The newly created DMK, Germany’s largest dairy co-operative, has unveiled plans for major restructuring in order to improve cost efficiency.

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Sara Lee Close to Disposing of French Bakery Unit

  Sara Lee Close to Disposing of French Bakery Unit

Sara Lee is reported to be in negotiations to sell Eurodough, its French baked goods unit, as part of the

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Scottish Government to Introduce Minimum Alcohol Pricing

  Scottish Government to Introduce Minimum Alcohol Pricing

The Scottish Government has published its Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) Bill, which looks to set a minimum price for a unit

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New Innovations From Palsgaard at FIE 2011

At the upcoming FIE, Danish manufacturer of emulsifier and stabilizer based systems, Palsgaard, will present new innovations within all of

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Natural Ingredients From Fortivia

  Natural Ingredients From Fortivia

Fortivia is a natural ingredients supplier specialized in rice by-products valorization. Its expertise in rice industry has been expended through

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Unilever Sells North American Food Brands

  Unilever Sells North American Food Brands

Unilever has agreed to sell its Culver Specialty Brands division, in the US and Canada for $325 million (Eur230 million)

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Changes to Leadership Team at Premier Foods

  Changes to Leadership Team at Premier Foods

UK food group Premier Foods has announced changes to its leadership team to strengthen focus on the company’s renewed growth

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