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Seafood Holdings Swallowed by Bidvest

  Seafood Holdings Swallowed by Bidvest

Seafood Holdings, which specialises in producing and distributing fresh fish to the food service industry in the UK, has been

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UK Tea Company Acquisition

Keith Spicer, which has been supplying tea to the UK market since 1934, has been acquired by two international companies,

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Carlsberg Sells German Brewery

  Carlsberg Sells German Brewery

The Carlsberg Group has sold its Feldschlosschen brewery in Dresden, Germany, to Frankfurter Brauhaus. The disposal is part of Carlsberg

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Nestle Streamlines Russian Confectionery Business

  Nestle Streamlines Russian Confectionery Business

Nestle is reported to have sold its Altai Confectionery business in Russia to local private company Corminus Enterprises for an

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Pint of British Pub Beer Breaks Three Pound Barrier

  Pint of British Pub Beer Breaks Three Pound Barrier

The VAT increase in Britain will push the price of a typical pub pint of beer beyond the three pound

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Camlab now offers automated water analysis solution for BOD by day and titration by night

Camlab, one of the UK’s leading scientific suppliers and service/repair agents, has been appointed by Man-Tech Associates to represent and

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Finsbury Food Group and Genius Foods Form New Joint Venture

  Finsbury Food Group and Genius Foods Form New Joint Venture

Finsbury Food Group, a leading UK manufacturer of cake, bread and gluten-free bakery goods, has entered into a new joint

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Constellation Brands Sells Australian and UK Wine Business

  Constellation Brands Sells Australian and UK Wine Business

Constellation Brands, the world’s leading premium wine company, has agreed to sell its Australian and UK business – Constellation Wines

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Brakes Group Wins £200 Million Contract With Mitchells & Butlers

  Brakes Group Wins £200 Million Contract With Mitchells & Butlers

Brakes Group, a leading supplier to the food service sector in the UK, Ireland, France and Sweden, has signed a

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Boparan Considering £300m Hostile Bid For Northern Foods

  Boparan Considering £300m Hostile Bid For 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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Dale Farms Extends Northern Ireland Liquid Milk Business

  Dale Farms Extends Northern Ireland Liquid Milk Business

The UK Office of Fairy Trading has cleared the proposed acquisition by Dale Farm of the fresh liquid milk business

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Tata Acquires British Salt For £93 Million

  Tata Acquires British Salt For £93 Million

India-based Tata Chemicals has entered the UK food market with the £93m acquisition of British Salt, Britain’s leading manufacturer of

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UK Food and Drink Manufacturers Perform Well

  UK Food and Drink Manufacturers Perform Well

The UK food and drink manufacturing sector is still performing strongly, despite uncertainty among companies about the state of the

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New Dairy For Turkey

  New Dairy For Turkey

AB Holdings, which is one of Turkey’s largest food groups, is to build a new dairy products factory in Konya

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European Business News – Week ending December 20, 2010

The announcement that Arla Foods is about to extend its interests in Germany by merging with Hansa-Milch, completes a year

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OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITIES WITH A MARKET LEADER

As market leaders in filling and portioning equipment, Handtmann has an enviable reputation for top quality products and service. With

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FFP’s New Print Investment Increases Capacity and Reduces Environmental Impact

  FFP’s New Print Investment Increases Capacity and Reduces Environmental Impact

FFP is adding to an already impressive portfolio of flexographic presses with a brand new 8-colour Windmoeller and Hoelscher MIraflex.

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Arla Foods and Hansa-Milch Consider German Dairy Merger

  Arla Foods and Hansa-Milch Consider German Dairy Merger

Scandinavian dairy group Arla Foods and the Northern Germany-based Hansa-Milch are considering merging. Representatives of the two dairy co-operatives are

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Young & Co Expands Pub Business

  Young & Co Expands Pub Business

Young & Co, the British regional brewer and pub operator, has expanded its managed pub estate with the acquisition of

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Molson Coors Opens New British Cask Ale Brewery

  Molson Coors Opens New British Cask Ale Brewery

Reflecting rising sales of cask ales and the growing interest in speciality beers within the UK beer market, Molson Coors

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EC Proposes New Measures to Improve Dairy Sector Stability

  EC Proposes New Measures to Improve Dairy Sector Stability

The European Commission has adopted a proposal on ‘contractual relations in the milk sector’. The proposal aims to boost the

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Ethics Impact on British Consumer Food Shopping Patterns

  Ethics Impact on British Consumer Food Shopping Patterns

Awareness of ethical and environmentally friendly produced food is a key factor in consumer choice of where and what food

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Major International Advertising Campaign For Tallamore Dew

  Major International Advertising Campaign For Tallamore Dew

Spirits group and Scotch whisky distiller William Grant & Sons will launch a new, worldwide, integrated advertising campaign in 2011

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Heinz and Bakkavor Impacted by Industrial Disputes

  Heinz and Bakkavor Impacted by Industrial Disputes

Two of the UK’s largest convenience food processors, Heinz and Bakkavor Group, are facing disruption to production due to industrial

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Carlsberg UK invested on this break-through technology. Goal: Optimizing final product quality while minimizing consumption up to 25%.

Pasteurization technology takes a new turn with the introduction of Sidel’s “Swing,” a new system that cuts energy consumption by

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Ten Brewers Control 61% of Global Beer Market

  Ten Brewers Control 61% of Global Beer Market

Worldwide beer consumption has increased by over 3% per annum during the last ten years and the top ten brewers

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Nestle Restructures UK Confectionery Business

  Nestle Restructures UK Confectionery Business

Nestle is to close its confectionery factory at Castleford but has opened a new £5m Kit Kat production line in

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Playboy Energy Drink Arrives in the UK

  Playboy Energy Drink Arrives in the UK

Playboy Enterprises and Play Beverages have introduced Playboy Energy Drink to the UK. Successfully launched in the US in 2007,

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Westler Foods Goes into Administration

English company Westler Foods, best known for its Westlers branded hotdogs, has appointed KPMG Restructuring as administrator. The profitable business

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GSK to Strengthen Nutritional Healthcare Business With £162m Acquisition

  GSK to Strengthen Nutritional Healthcare Business With £162m Acquisition

GlaxoSmithKline is acquiring Maxinutrition, a UK company that manufactures protein-enhanced functional nutrition products, from Darwin Private Equity for £162m, including

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Coca-Cola Hellenic is Finalist in Platts Energy Industry Awards

  Coca-Cola Hellenic is Finalist in Platts Energy Industry Awards

Coca-Cola Hellenic has been recognised as a leader in energy efficiency, by becoming a finalist at the 12th annual Platts

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G&J Greenall links-up with customers through Wesupply

COVENTRY, 29th November 2010:  G&J Greenall, a leading distiller and bottler of premium quality gin and vodka, has moved to

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Hershey to Accelerate Growth in Europe

  Hershey to Accelerate Growth in Europe

North American chocolate confectionery manufacturer Hershey is stepping up its growth in Europe as part of its strategy to reduce

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Widdowson Group showcase logistics at its best at the Food and Drink Logistics Show

  Widdowson Group showcase logistics at its best at the Food and Drink Logistics Show

The Widdowson Group’s experienced supply chain team will be on hand to welcome visitors to Stand H28 at the Food

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Nestle Opens New $136 Million Factory in Dubai

  Nestle Opens New $136 Million Factory in Dubai

Nestle has reaffirmed its commitment to the Middle East by opening a new $136m manufacturing facility in Dubai to serve

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Further Challenges Ahead For Functional Food Ingredients Market

  Further Challenges Ahead For Functional Food Ingredients Market

2011 is set to be another year of challenges for the functional food ingredients market, predicts Beneo, the food ingredients

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ABF Maintains Profits Momentum

  ABF Maintains Profits Momentum

Despite the uncertain economic outlook for western economies, Associated British Foods has confirmed that it expects to achieve revenue and

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Bernard Matthews Wins Top Turnaround Award

  Bernard Matthews Wins Top Turnaround Award

Bernard Matthews Farms, Britain’s largest turkey producer, has won the private company category in the Institute for Turnaround Europe’s Top

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European Business News – Week ending December 10, 2010

Food processors are continuing to face confusion and difficulties regarding the health claims which can be made for specific functional

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Sizzling success of Mallon’s Sausages in Europe

  Sizzling success of Mallon’s Sausages in Europe

Mallon’s Foods of Monaghan, famous across the island of Ireland for their uniquely crafted sausages has now achieved international recognition

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Danone Calls For Changes to EFSA’s Handling of Health Claims

  Danone Calls For Changes to EFSA’s Handling of Health Claims

Danone has again called on the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to amend its evaluation processes and clarify the criteria

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Spin-offs to Leave Fortune Brands Focused on Spirits

  Spin-offs to Leave Fortune Brands Focused on Spirits

The board of Fortune Brands has decided to spin-off two of the group’s business – Home & Security and Golf

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Dairy Snacks Market Driven by Health and Convenience

  Dairy Snacks Market Driven by Health and Convenience

The international market for dairy snacks, such as cheese strings and yogurt tubes, grew by 7% in 2009 and is

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British Food Inflation Down

Food inflation in Britain fell to 4.0% in October from 4.4% in September, according to the BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index

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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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