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Cornelius delivers innovative concept in dried fruit products

Cornelius Group and Milne Fruits partnered up to supply the European food and drink industry with an innovative concept in dried fruit products. Milne Fruits is a relative newcomer to the

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European beverage can usage ‘up 1.25bn’ in 2015

More than 64bn cans were filled in Europe last year – an increase of 1.25bn on 2014 – according to figures published by Beverage Can Makers Europe (BCME). Total can

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The Food and Food Ingredients Industry of Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa Will Meet in Fi Istanbul 2016 for the Fourth Time…

The common meeting point for the developed food ingredients industry of Asia and Europe, Fi Istanbul 2016 is organized in Istanbul Convention Center on May 4th-6th. Fi Istanbul has successfully

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Americk Packaging moves flexible division to Wigan

Part of the flexibles division of the Americk Packaging Group, ASP Flexibles is one of the fastest growing packaging suppliers to the fresh produce market in Europe. Sustained growth prompted

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SABMiller’s Lager Volumes Decline in Europe

    SABMiller’s Lager Volumes Decline in Europe

Global brewer SABMiller has reported a 1% organic decline in full year lager volumes in Europe as beer market growth continued to be subdued and competitors aggressively promoted economy brands

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Double-digit Profit and Sales Growth at Hilton Food Group

    Double-digit Profit and Sales Growth at Hilton Food Group

Despite the difficult economic conditions, Hilton Food Group, Europe’s leading specialist retail meat packing business supplying major international food retailers in twelve countries, made good progress during 2011. The group

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Barry Callebaut Outperforms Chocolate Market But Profits Fall

    Barry Callebaut Outperforms Chocolate Market But Profits Fall

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high quality cocoa and chocolate products, increased its sales volume by 6.7% for the first half year ended February 29, 2012 to again

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Nestle Grows in Both Developed and Emerging Markets

    Nestle Grows in Both Developed and Emerging Markets

Reflecting growth in both emerging markets and developed markets, Nestle increased net profit by 8.1% on a continuing basis to SFr9.5 billion (Eur7.8 billion) for 2011 on sales of SFr83.6

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R&R Ice Cream Links With Kraft Foods

    R&R Ice Cream Links With Kraft Foods

R&R Ice Cream, Europe’s largest own label ice cream manufacturer, is joining forces with Kraft Foods to bring confectionery innovation to ice cream markets across mainland Europe. In co-operation with

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Carlsberg Restructures Central Functions Across Europe

    Carlsberg Restructures Central Functions Across Europe

Following a challenging 2011, Carlsberg plans to reduce the number of positions in its headquarter functions across Europe by 130 to 150, of which approximately 95 positions have already been

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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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Emerging Markets Drive Sales and Profits at Diageo

    Emerging Markets Drive Sales and Profits at Diageo

Buoyed by strong growth in emerging markets, particularly by its Scotch whisky brands, Diageo has achieved 5% organic growth in both net sales to £9.94 billion and in operating profit

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Solid First Half From Nestle

    Solid First Half From Nestle

Nestle has produced a solid financial performance in the first half and is predicting organic sales growth at the top end of the 5% to 6% range and a margin

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Ajinomoto to Strengthen Consumer Foods Operations in Europe

Tokyo-based Ajinomoto Co is reorganising its industrial and consumer food products business in Europe. The move is designed to strengthen sales in the consumer foods segment, by integrating operations under

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Sustainably Farmed Seafood Holds Key to Future Global Food Security

    Sustainably Farmed Seafood Holds Key to Future Global Food Security

The first-ever global assessment of the environmental costs of aquaculture shows that farmed seafood is less ecologically damaging than livestock production, and that there is great potential for improvements in

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PepsiCo Launches European Search for Emerging Communications and Technology Companies

    PepsiCo Launches European Search for Emerging Communications and Technology Companies

PepsiCo has announced an open call for digital entrepreneurs across Europe to apply to take part in ‘PepsiCo10’, an innovation incubator program designed to discover and support emerging technology companies

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European Region Still in Decline at Diageo

    European Region Still in Decline at Diageo

Greater focus on its priority brands and increased investment in emerging markets has allowed Diageo to deliver 7% organic net sales growth in its third quarter, and to increase sales

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SABMiller’s Lager Volumes Down in Europe

    SABMiller’s Lager Volumes Down in Europe

Global brewer SABMiller has reported that its lager volume in Europe declined by 3% in the 12 months to March 31st 2010, reflecting a particularly challenging first half impacted by

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Financial Restructuring at Findus Group

    Financial Restructuring at Findus Group

Findus Group, one of the leading frozen food businesses in Europe with sales over Eur1.3b, is reported to be renegotiating its covenants with its lenders in order to gain greater

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Acquisitions Bolster Aryzta

    Acquisitions Bolster Aryzta

Helped by strategic acquisitions, Aryzta, the Switzerland-based international speciality bakery group, increased EBITA by 52% to Eur173.1m on revenue up by 36% to Eur1.89b for the first six months ended

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Glass Recycling Continues to Increase in Europe

    Glass Recycling Continues to Increase in Europe

According to the latest glass recycling estimates – published one year ahead of the official Eurostat data – more than 67% of glass bottles and jars were collected for recycling

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Continued Recovery at Pernod Ricard as Full Year Targets Raised

    Continued Recovery at Pernod Ricard as Full Year Targets Raised

Benefiting from an improvement in the global economic environment and favourable currency factors, Pernod Ricard has achieved strong sales and profit growth in the first half ended December 31st last.

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Solid Sales Growth and Bumper Profit at Nestle

  Solid Sales Growth and Bumper Profit at Nestle

Reporting growth across all regions and categories, Nestle achieved a 6.2% organic growth in 2010 group sales to SFr109.7b (Eur84.9b)

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Robust 2010 Performance by Heineken

  Robust 2010 Performance by Heineken

Helped by the integration of its FEMSA acquisition in Latin America and continued growth of its flagship brand, Heineken increased

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Raisio in Middle of Growth Phase

Raisio, the Finnish food and functional food ingredients group, increased net sales by 17.9% to Eur443.0m in 2010. EBIDTA fell

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Europe Remains Weak Spot For Diageo

  Europe Remains Weak Spot For Diageo

Despite a 3% decline in Europe, Diageo achieved organic net sales growth of 4% to £5.32b for the six months

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Europe is Flat But Coca-Cola Achieves Solid Global Growth

  Europe is Flat But Coca-Cola Achieves Solid Global Growth

Having achieved solid worldwide volume growth of 5%, Coca-Cola has reported a 3% increase in operating income to $8.4b for

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Raisio Acquires Big Bear Group

  Raisio Acquires Big Bear Group

Finnish food group Raisio has acquired UK-based Big Bear Group for Eur95.3m (£82.0m) to further its growth strategy of becoming

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Refresco Acquires Spumador to Strengthen European Leadership

  Refresco Acquires Spumador to Strengthen European Leadership

Netherlands-based Refresco Group is acquiring Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks and mineral water in Italy

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Cargill Acquires German Chocolate Business

  Cargill Acquires German Chocolate Business

Cargill is expanding its cocoa and chocolate business in Europe through the acquisition of. KG Kakao Verarbeitung Berlin (KVB), an

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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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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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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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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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Global Spread and Big Brands Drive Profit at SABMiller

  Global Spread and Big Brands Drive Profit at SABMiller

SABMiller, one of the world’s leading brewers with operations and distribution across six continents, has increased reported EBITA by 13%

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Food Operators Welcome Moves to Create an EU Industrial Policy

  Food Operators Welcome Moves to Create an EU Industrial Policy

CIAA (the Confederation of the food and drink industries of the EU) has welcomed the publication of the European Commission’s

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PepsiCo Plans to Revolutionise its Farming with New i-crop Technology

  PepsiCo Plans to Revolutionise its Farming with New i-crop Technology

PepsiCo plans to roll-out globally its new i-crop farming technology that will enable the soft drinks and snacks group’s farmers

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Kraft Foods Opens $14 Million Sugar Confectionery R&D Centre in Europe

  Kraft Foods Opens $14 Million Sugar Confectionery R&D Centre in Europe

Kraft Foods has opened a European Gum and Candy Research & Development Centre at Eysins in Switzerland. The $14m state-of-the-art

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Coca-Cola Enterprises Now Refocused on Europe

  Coca-Cola Enterprises Now Refocused on Europe

Having just completed the disposal of its North American bottling business to The Coca Cola Company, Coca-Cola Enterprises is now

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Aryzta Well Placed to Benefit From Economic Recovery

  Aryzta Well Placed to Benefit From Economic Recovery

Swiss and international speciality bakery group Aryzta has reported a 2.2% increase in operating profit (including associates and joint ventures)

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Sudzucker Projects Higher Sales and Profits

  Sudzucker Projects Higher Sales and Profits

German-based Sudzucker, which is Europe’s largest sugar group, has reported a 57% increase in operating profit to Eur282m on sales

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Northern Ireland Meat Companies Look to Growth in Global Markets

  Northern Ireland Meat Companies Look to Growth in Global Markets

Northern Ireland’s £1.5 billion meat industry must work on strategies that will reduce costs and increase its ability to exploit

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Atlantic Grupa Focusing on Integrating Droga Kolinska Acquisition

Atlantic Grupa, Croatia’s biggest food and healthcare company, is focusing on integrating its recent acquisition of Droga Kolinska, the largest

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£4.6 Billion European Ice Cream Market Stays Cool Despite a Cold Economy

  £4.6 Billion European Ice Cream Market Stays Cool Despite a Cold Economy

New research from Mintel Global Market Navigator (GMN) reveals that Germans are the biggest ice cream lovers in Europe, with

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Strong Interim Results From Hilton Food Group

  Strong Interim Results From Hilton Food Group

UK-based Hilton Food Group, the leading specialist retail meat packing business supplying major international food retailers in Europe, has reported

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Barry Callebaut to Expand Production Capacity After Global Supply Agreement With Kraft

  Barry Callebaut to Expand Production Capacity After Global Supply Agreement With Kraft

Barry Callebaut, the world’s largest manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, and Kraft Foods, the world’s second largest food company

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Dogged Full Year Performance By Pernod Ricard

  Dogged Full Year Performance By Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard, the world’s second largest spirits and wine group, has reported a 1% increase in net profit to Eur951m

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Sodiaal’s Acquisition of Entremont Gains French Approval

  Sodiaal’s Acquisition of Entremont Gains French Approval

The French Competition Commission has approved dairy group Sodiaal’s acquisition of Entremont Alliance, the loss making French cheese producer. The

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Emerging Markets Drive Heinz

  Emerging Markets Drive Heinz

Emerging markets such as China, India, Indonesia, Latin America and Russia are expected to deliver at least 20% of Heinz’s

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FrieslandCampina Doubles Interim Profit

  FrieslandCampina Doubles Interim Profit

Dutch dairy co-operative Royal FrieslandCampina has doubled profit to Eur156m, due to improved margins and volume growth, and increased revenue

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Greencore Completes Disposal of Dutch Convenience Food Business

  Greencore Completes Disposal of Dutch Convenience Food Business

Leading UK and Irish convenience food manufacturer Greencore Group has completed the sale of its Netherlands-based convenience foods business, Greencore

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Findus Group Targets Growth in Nordic Region

  Findus Group Targets Growth in Nordic Region

Findus Group, one of Europe’s largest frozen food and seafood companies, has appointed Jari Latvanen, formerly with Nestle, to head

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Stronger Second Half Performance Drives Growth at Diageo

  Stronger Second Half Performance Drives Growth at Diageo

A stronger second half performance has helped global alcoholic drinks giant Diageo to increase reported operating profit by 6.5% to

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European Organic Food Market Continues to Grow

  European Organic Food Market Continues to Grow

EU-27 demand for organic products continues to grow. The European organic consumer market is the biggest in the world, and

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