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The new SL 90: all the advantages of a modular labeler and much more

The latest Sidel machine for self-adhesive and cold-glue labels meets customers’ needs for flexibility, high-performances and easy maintenance. The new

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Greencore Acquires US Sandwiches Business

  Greencore Acquires US Sandwiches Business

UK and Irish convenience food processor Greencore Group is extending its chilled prepared foods business in the US with the

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Major Bottle Redesign by Heineken

  Major Bottle Redesign by Heineken

Heineken has restyled its famous green bottle design using a longer neck and reduced the number of bottle sizes from

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2 Sisters Founder Takes Stake in Northern Foods

  2 Sisters Founder Takes Stake in Northern Foods

Food industry entrepreneur Ranjit Singh Boparan, who is head of the 2 Sisters Food Group, one of Europe’s leading poultry

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Nutrition Deemed a Growing Challenge for Health in the EU

Over half the EU adult population is now overweight or obese according to the ‘Health at a Glance: Europe 2010’

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EFSA Article 14: Positive Opinion for Oat Beta-Glucan

  EFSA Article 14: Positive Opinion for Oat Beta-Glucan

A scientific panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published its positive opinion on a disease risk reduction health

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Danone to Invest €50 Million to Expand Irish Baby Food Plant

  Danone to Invest €50 Million to Expand Irish Baby Food Plant

Danone Baby Nutrition plans to invest Eur50m to significantly expand capacity at its baby food manufacturing plant at Macroom in

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Kraft Foods Looks to Reduce Tax Bill With Cadbury Move

  Kraft Foods Looks to Reduce Tax Bill With Cadbury Move

Kraft Foods plans to move part of its recently acquired Cadbury business to its European headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland in

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Irish Whiskey Brand Jameson Reaches 3 Million Cases Milestone

  Irish Whiskey Brand Jameson Reaches 3 Million Cases Milestone

Pernod Ricard brand Jameson has further strengthened its position as the world’s leading Irish whiskey by achieving sales of three

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Ardagh Glass closes the acquisition of Impress Group

  Ardagh Glass closes the acquisition of Impress Group

New enlarged entity to be named Ardagh Group 7 December 2010 – Ardagh Glass Group is pleased to announce today

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Leadership Change at Kellogg

  Leadership Change at Kellogg

Kellogg Company has named John Bryant, currently chief operating officer, as successor to president and chief executive David Mackay upon

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UK Food and Grocery Market to Reach £183 Billion by 2015

  UK Food and Grocery Market to Reach £183 Billion by 2015

UK consumers will spend £182.7b in grocery retail outlets by 2015 – an average annual growth of 3.9% – according

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FrieslandCampina Makes Transition to Sustainably Produced Cardboard Beverage Packaging

  FrieslandCampina Makes Transition to Sustainably Produced Cardboard Beverage Packaging

Dutch and international dairy co-operative FrieslandCampina is making the transition to sustainably produced cardboard with the Forest Stewardship Council accreditation

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British Soft Drinks Market Returns to Growth

  British Soft Drinks Market Returns to Growth

2010 saw a return to growth for the £6 billion take-home soft drinks market in Great Britain following the 0.9%

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Cargill Receives Award For Supporting Cocoa Farmers

  Cargill Receives Award For Supporting Cocoa Farmers

Cargill’s work to improve livelihoods for cocoa farmers and their families in Africa, Asia and South America has earned it

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Irish Business Puts Britvic in the Red

  Irish Business Puts Britvic in the Red

Continued market share gains in Great Britain, a successful innovation programme and further expansion into continental Europe, were behind an

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Premier Foods Moves Closer to Meat-free Disposal

  Premier Foods Moves Closer to Meat-free Disposal

Premier Foods has confirmed that it has received bids for its meat-free business, incorporating the Quorn brand, from a number

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Emmi Expands Goat’s Milk Products Business

  Emmi Expands Goat’s Milk Products Business

Swiss dairy company Emmi is acquiring the Le Petit Chevrier brand from Fromagerie Bettex for an undisclosed sum to expand

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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

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European Business News – Week ending December 3, 2010

The biggest news story of the week was undoubtedly PepsiCo’s surprise $3.8 billion acquisition of a 66% stake in Wimm-Bill-Dann

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PepsiCo to Acquire 66% of Wimm-Bill-Dann For $3.8 Billion

  PepsiCo to Acquire 66% of Wimm-Bill-Dann For $3.8 Billion

PepsiCo is acquiring a 66% stake in Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods, Russia’s leading branded food and beverages company, for $3.8b, pending the

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Polestar Foods Sold to Privet Capital

  Polestar Foods Sold to Privet Capital

UK frozen desserts manufacturer Polestar Foods has been sold to Privet Capital, the turnaround investor, for an undisclosed sum. Privet’s

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EIB Loan to Improve Moldovan Wine Industry

  EIB Loan to Improve Moldovan Wine Industry

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a loan of Eur75m to finance the improvement in the quality (not the

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Board Appointment at Coca-Cola Enterprises

  Board Appointment at Coca-Cola Enterprises

Coca-Cola Enterprises, the world’s third-largest independent Coca-Cola bottler, has appointed Garry Watts as a director with immediate effect. He will

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ALS guide system: Unlimited format changeovers for air conveying

  ALS guide system: Unlimited format changeovers for air conveying

Sidel is introducing the ALS guide for air conveyors: an automatic adjustment system for side guides, ensuring greater flexibility during

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Danone and Unimilk Finalise Merger

  Danone and Unimilk Finalise Merger

Danone and Unimilk have completed the merger of their fresh dairy products businesses in Russia and other CIS member countries.

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Record Results at Danish Crown

  Record Results at Danish Crown

Reduced costs and improved results at its foreign subsidiaries were behind an increase in full year net profit from DKr1.16b

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UK Online Grocery Retailing Set to Double by 2015

The value of grocery shopping conducted over the internet in the UK is predicted to nearly double to £9.5b in

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ILAPAK’S NEW DELTA 2000 LD FLOWRAPPER OFFERS EFFICIENT, HIGH QUALITY PACKAGING SOLUTION FOR POULTRY

  ILAPAK’S NEW DELTA 2000 LD FLOWRAPPER OFFERS EFFICIENT, HIGH QUALITY PACKAGING SOLUTION FOR POULTRY

Ilapak has launched a new, upgraded version of its Delta LD flowrapper, specifically designed to meet the packaging requirements and

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Warburtons Invests £2.5 Million in Gluten-free Bakery

  Warburtons Invests £2.5 Million in Gluten-free Bakery

British bakery group Warburtons is reported to have invested £2.5m in a dedicated gluten-free production plant at its site in

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SABMiller Reveals Europe’s Most Popular Beer Drinking Destination

  SABMiller Reveals Europe’s Most Popular Beer Drinking Destination

Prague, Amsterdam and Berlin have been named the top European destinations for a beer, according to a new report into

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Valeo Completes Consolidation in Irish Consumer Foods Market

  Valeo Completes Consolidation in Irish Consumer Foods Market

Valeo Foods Group has completed the simultaneous acquisitions of the branded food businesses of Origin Enterprises for an enterprise value

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UK Retail Milk Price War Ends

  UK Retail Milk Price War Ends

Tesco’s decision to increase the price of its standard milk – a move followed by other supermarket groups Morrisons, Waitrose

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Tate & Lyle Sells Molasses Business

  Tate & Lyle Sells Molasses Business

Tate & Lyle is selling its Molasses business to W&R Barnett for £67m in cash. Molasses comprises the global molasses

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Cornish Blue is World Champion Cheese 2010

  Cornish Blue is World Champion Cheese 2010

Cornish Blue, from the Cornish Cheese Company, has been crowned the World Champion Cheese 2010 – the first time a

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$5.3 Billion Private Equity Takeover Deal

The biggest private equity food deal this year has been agreed with a consortium led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Vestar

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Death of Bernard Matthews

  Death of Bernard Matthews

Bernard Matthews, the founder of Bernard Matthews Farms, the largest turkey processor in the UK, has died at the age

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Expanded Horizons for Vitiva’s Rosemary Portfolio

  Expanded Horizons for Vitiva’s Rosemary Portfolio

Vitiva, Slovenia, is proud  to announce that the rosemary extracts sold under VivOX®, INOLENS® and SyneROX® brands, are in compliance

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European Business News – Week ending November 26, 2010

Food business entrepreneur Bernard Matthews passed away, aged 80, on November 25th. From humble beginnings sixty years ago, he developed

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Stock Spirits Group strengthens senior management team

  Stock Spirits Group strengthens senior management team

Stock Spirits Group (“Stock Spirits” or “the Group”), Central Europe’s leading branded spirits and liqueurs business, is pleased to announce

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SABMiller Enters Argentinean Beer Market

  SABMiller Enters Argentinean Beer Market

SABMiller, one of the world’s largest brewers, has acquired Cerveceria Argentina SA Isenbeck (CASA Isenbeck), the third largest brewer in

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FrieslandCampina to Restructure Dutch Cheese Production

  FrieslandCampina to Restructure Dutch Cheese Production

Dutch dairy multinational Koninklijke FrieslandCampina plans to invest Eur47m to improve efficiency at its cheese plants in Workum, Marum, Balkbrug,

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New British Guidelines to Country of Origin Labelling

  New British Guidelines to Country of Origin Labelling

New guiding principles on country of origin labelling to provide British consumers with clear, accurate information on the origin of

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Atlantic Grupa Completes Droga Kolinska Acquisition

Atlantic Grupa, Croatia’s biggest food and healthcare company, has successfully completed its acquisition of Droga Kolinska, the largest branded food

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Danone Continues US Dairy Expansion

  Danone Continues US Dairy Expansion

Danone is acquiring YoCream, the leading producer of frozen yoghurt in the United States, for $103m. The deal will enable

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World Dairy Market – China and India Increase Imports

  World Dairy Market – China and India Increase Imports

Supply shortages are forcing China and India to raise their imports of dairy products, according to the latest Rabobank Global

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Stefan Barden Leaves Northern Foods to Head Brakes UK

  Stefan Barden Leaves Northern Foods to Head Brakes UK

Having lost out on the job to head Essenta Foods, which is being created by the merger of Greencore and

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Bakery Expansion at Giles Foods

UK-based speciality breads, Danish pastries and tarts producer Giles Foods has expanded its bakery in Milton Keynes. Following investment of

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Weigh Price Labelling No one offers more for less

  Weigh Price Labelling No one offers more for less

Marel launches new AEW Delford WPL9040 Weigh Price Labeller                                  ­– ideal for smaller processors or lower volumes New to the

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Moy Park Opens £21 Million Poultry Processing Facility

  Moy Park Opens £21 Million Poultry Processing Facility

Moy Park, Northern Ireland’s largest food manufacturer, has officially opened a new turkey processing facility at its site in Ballymena. The

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