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  • Strabane Manufacturer to Invest Over £7 Million in Ambitious Expansion Strabane-based Fabplus is planning to more than double its workforce and turnover with support from Invest Northern Ireland. The investment is part of a three year expansion plan to increase its market share in the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain, and gain a foothold in mainland Europe and Scandinavia. Recruitment is underway to employ 83 additional staff at [...]...
  • PM Group Appoints a New Non-Executive Director Michael McNicholas has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Project Management Holdings (PM Group), the Irish headquartered international project delivery specialists. Michael McNicholas. Michael has over 35 years’ experience in senior leadership positions in the public and private sectors. He is the former CEO of Ervia, NTR plc and Managing Director of ESB International.  During his [...]...
  • Center Parcs Signs Contract With John Sisk & Son As construction activity on the much anticipated €233 million Center Parcs Longford Forest resort in County Longford ramps up, the company has announced it has formally awarded two major construction contracts to Dublin-based construction firm John Sisk & Son. The contracts for the construction of the 470 lodges and 30 apartments as well as the state-of-the-art centre [...]...
  • Medi-Shower Invests in Innovation to Drive Export Growth Multi-award-winning manufacturer Medi-Shower has created ‘smart showerhead’ technology which can reduce the risk of Legionnaires disease. The cutting edge product, developed with R&D support from Invest Northern Ireland is designed to meet the high requirements for hygiene within the healthcare sector. It reduces the risk of waterborne infection from bacteria that can build up due to poor design [...]...
  • EIB Loan Will Trigger €180 Million Investment Programme in Fingal Fingal County Council has signed a €70 million Framework Loan Agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) which will trigger a €180 million investment in strategic infrastructure projects within the county’s Capital Development Plan. This represents the first EIB support for county-wide investment in partnership with an Irish local authority for more than a decade [...]...

WRAP Outlines £330 Billion Economic Growth Potential For EU From Smarter Resource Use

  WRAP Outlines £330 Billion Economic Growth Potential For EU From Smarter Resource Use

WRAP’s EU 2020 Vision pinpoints food as one of the most wasted resources and calls for “concerted action” to halve UK household food waste by 2025. Business opportunities from more efficient resource use include:
* Business competitiveness improvements of £330 billion (Eur400 billion)
* The potential for an additional 160,000 people to be employed in the recycling […]

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JDO and Diageo toast new-look Harp Lager

JDO Brand Design & Innovation has created a new look for Diageo Ireland’s Harp brand, which will run on its packaging.

The aim was to increase its relevance to a new generation of drinkers in Northern Ireland and restore some of the  heritage of a brand launched 53 years ago by the Guinness Brewery. JDO used […]

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Nestlé Drives Digital Innovation With Silicon Valley Outpost

  Nestlé Drives Digital Innovation With Silicon Valley Outpost

Nestlé has set up an innovation outpost in Silicon Valley, California to help deepen relationships with consumers online and in social media. The aim is to enhance existing partnerships with the world’s largest technology corporations while looking for pioneers among the thousands of small technology start-ups that Nestlé can work with.
In the fast growing area […]

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PACKAGING INNOVATIONS HAS IT COVERED AT THE NEC 2014

Packaging Innovations 2014 returns to the NEC on 26 and 27 February 2014, offering an array of product launches and packaging solutions, a mass of first time and international exhibitors increasing the range of ideas on offer. So whether it is food and drink packaging, industrial solutions, luxury, cosmetic or pharmaceutical packaging, this show has it covered.
International exhibitor, Schur Star Systems, will be launching its latest developments in the UK. Specifically designed for the […]

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GELITA® Collagen Proteins – Advanced Solutions for a Constantly Changing World of Food Development

 
GELITA, number one in the global collagen protein market, presents smart ways to cope with new requirements for contemporary food. This includes varied texture, new delivery systems and approved health aspects.
 

 
Fortified Gums
This major trend in the US is also growing fast in Asian countries. Either as an application system for different actives or just to […]

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Healthy nutrition for a lifetime

BENEO invites industry visitors to Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) 2013 to view its extensive portfolio of functional ingredients designed to promote healthy eating at every stage of life.
It is never too early to begin thinking about a healthy diet. However, health and taste are inseparable, and consumers will only choose functional food and drink […]

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AUCTION SALE – Due to the Closure of Baby Deli Manchester and a Major Packing Plant – Ends Wednesday 20th November

  AUCTION SALE – Due to the Closure of Baby Deli Manchester and a Major Packing Plant – Ends Wednesday 20th November

GENUINE SALE
 
Buyers Premium only 12.5%
 
No Reserves
 
Equipment briefly comprises of:
Joni Kettle – Audion Electron vffs s/s -16 head multi head weigher – Vegatronic 500 s/s bagging machine – Pallet Inverter – Tray Washer – PALS Labellers – Packing line – Tray sealers  – Tray Washer – Robot Coupe R23 – Mixer – Metal Detector/check weighers – […]

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DecaWave creates 25 jobs in Dublin

  DecaWave creates 25 jobs in Dublin

25 new jobs are being announced at an Irish semiconductor chip company.Dublin-based firm DecaWave plans to fill the engineering, product management and sales and marketing positions over the next 18 months.The new jobs come as the company launches a new semiconductor chip, which promises to make indoor location and communication more effective.
The technology has particular […]

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Accolade Wines to Acquire Leading New Zealand Wine Brands

  Accolade Wines to Acquire Leading New Zealand Wine Brands

Accolade Wines has agreed to buy leading New Zealand brands Mud House and Waipara Hills from prominent New Zealand winemaker, the Mud House Wine Group. The deal is subject to approval byNew Zealand’s Overseas Investment Office.
The brands augment Accolade Wines’ existing portfolio of New Zealand brands and offer the opportunity to grow in significant markets […]

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Profits Fall at Tate & Lyle

  Profits Fall at Tate & Lyle

Tate & Lyle, the global provider of ingredients and sweeteners to the food, beverage and other industries, has reported a 4% decline in adjusted operating profit to £187 million with adjusted profit before tax down down 3% to £173 million for the six months to 30 September 2013 on sales up 7%  to £1.74 billion. […]

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Chocotech Extends German Production Plant

  Chocotech Extends German Production Plant

Chocotech GmbH, the innovativechocolate and candy solutions specialist, is in the final stages of adding a new 3,000 sq m (32,300 sq ft) kitchen assembly extension to its facility in Wernigerode, Germany. This will increase the manufacturing area to 10,000 sq m (107,600 sq ft) which will allow Chocotech to become more flexible with the […]

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Spiroflow’s Top-notch Testing Steers Customers in the Right Direction

Very few people would buy a new car without a test drive, or a house without at least one visit and evaluation. So why would a manufacturer make a significant investment in new capital machinery without having the chance to test it?
Spiroflow is one of the few suppliers of conveying and weighing equipment to offer […]

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Press Release

Werlte, November 2013 – VTL (Vernetzte-Transport-Logistik GmbH) has ordered  40 new Dry Liner trailers from Krone. . Managing Director Andreas Jäschke has now officially received the first  trailer in Werlte.
 
“Our claim “VTL- green packaged goods cooperation” states it very clearly. We take our responsibility for maintaining the natural environment very seriously.  That is why we […]

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Cadbury Dairy Milk Wrapper Redesign Launches

Confectionary group Cadbury is introducing a more “accessible” Dairy Milk wrapper design on its bars this month as it aims to align the product more closely with its new “informal” marketing campaign.
It’s the 23rd time that Dairy   Milk has been repackaged over the 108 years since the chocolate bar was first introduced and it adds […]

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Venezuela’s first ambient yogurt uses barrier PET packaging

Empresas Polar, a leading Venezuelan food and beverage manufacturer, has broken new ground with the commercial launch of the first ambient stored yogurt in Venezuela. The non-refrigerated pourable yogurt, called MiGurt, is packaged in an aseptically filled, 750-gram barrier polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle from Amcor Rigid Plastics.
 
Empresas Polar made its entry into the Venezuelan yogurt […]

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Asda launches roast-in-the-bag chickens with FFP packs

Asda has introduced a new roast-in-the-bag chickens in packs produced by FFP, the flexible packaging specalist.

The flexibles group worked with food company Faccenda, who had, according to FFP, been challenged by Asda to come up with a “truly innovative packed product”.
The new line is part of Asda’s premium Butcher’s Choice range and uses FFP’s Estercook […]

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Bulletproof looks to 1950s to revamp Mondelez’s Ritz crackers

Mondeléz International has refreshed its Ritz cracker brand across Europe with new pack designs that draw inspiration from the brand’s early years.

Design agency Bulletproof raided the Ritz archive and analysed the present look to gain an insight into product dynamics, visual qualities and the inherent nostalgia surrounding the iconic brand.
The team balanced each European market’s […]

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New limited edition tins for iconic Hamlet brand

JTI is introducing four limited edition tins for its Hamlet cigar brand in time for the festive season.

Four “Manly Knowledge” designs inside the inner lids of Hamlet Miniature 10s aim to differentiate the cigar from competitors while stay true to its brand values.
One knowledge tip reads: “One or the Other: Traditional braces or a smart […]

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Tango unveils limited edition Anchorman bottle

Tango has raised the curtain on a limited edition bottle in a partnership with Paramount Pictures for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

Britvic, which owns the drink, said the bottles were set to feature the face of the movie’s lead character Ron Burgundy and be supported by POS material.
Bottles come in 2L, 600ml and 330ml formats […]

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Tate & Lyle Christmas tin taps into popularity of Great British Bake Off

Brand creative agency Design Bridge has produced a limited edition festive tin for Lyle’s Golden Syrup as part of a long-standing relationship with Tate & Lyle Sugars.

The latest tin includes a Christmas pudding, traditional sixpence, holly, crackers and filigree. It follows on from limited edition designs marking the Queen’s diamond jubilee and Halloween.
According to the […]

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