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Buhler Ltd is a nominated finalist by the Institute of Customer Service in the category ‘Best Customer Satisfaction Strategy Award’

http://www.instituteofcustomerservice.com/11167/UK-Customer-Satisfaction-Awards.html
I am pleased to announce that Buhler Ltd has been nominated as a finalist in the UK Customer Satisfaction Awards for the category ‘Best Customer Satisfaction Strategy Award’
Other finalists in the category are: Sainsbury’s Supermarket, Direct Line Insurance, Barclays Corporate Banking, Webhelp UK and Essilor Ltd. 
The award recognises organisations that deliver excellent and innovative […]

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Video | Label Apeel and Forza Supplements develop digitally-printed labels.

PN visits Label Apeel to find out how digital print is changing the development process for the business and its client Forza Supplements.
In this exclusive video, Packaging News brand director Josh Brooks discovers how Forza Supplements and Label Apeel, the Leicester-based label printer, collaborated to develop a new range of labels for the Kent-based manufacturer.
The […]

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Rose Forgrove launches speciality cheese wrapper

Packaging equipment supplier HayssenSandiacre’s Rose Forgrove range has added a new inverted integra wrapper to its line designed to package soft, sticky or wet products.
The Integra 601 features fast pack size changeover with a single part change, gas flushing, easy-open packages and long-dwell sealing for hermetic packs.
Featuring an inverted unwind design, the wrapper is sanitation-friendly […]

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Highest degree of flexibility in the packing of life science and healthcare products.

Wolfertschwenden, 28th November 2013 – At interpack 2014 MULTIVAC will be presenting its extensive range of services for the life science and healthcare industries. The packaging specialist offers flexible solutions for the packing of sensitive medical and pharmaceutical products in single or combination packs. MULTIVAC also has flexible solutions in its product range for the […]

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Solid Growth by Marston’s

  Solid Growth by Marston’s

UK regional brewer and pub operator Marston’s has reported a 7% rise in underlying operating profit to £168.3 million on group revenue up 9% to £782.9 million for the year ended 5 October 2013, driven by growth at its Destination and Premium outlets, Taverns (community pubs) and Brewing operations.
Ralph Findlay, chief executive of Marston’s, comments: “In […]

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Courtauld Commitment Phase 2 Helps Deliver £3.1 Billion in Savings

  Courtauld Commitment Phase 2 Helps Deliver £3.1 Billion in Savings

The UK grocery sector reduced food and packaging waste by 1.7 million tonnes which equates to 4.8 million tonnes of CO2eq under the Courtauld Commitment Phase 2 agreement. The final results, released by WRAP, show significant progress has been made. The supply chain target has been exceeded, the packaging target has been met and the […]

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Unilever Completes Skippy Sale in China

  Unilever Completes Skippy Sale in China

Unilever has completed the sale of its Skippy business in China to Hormel Foods. This follows completion of the sale of the rest of the global Skippy business to Hormel Foods on January 31, 2013.
On January 3, the two companies announced the global deal for approximately $700 million, including the Skippy trademarks and two manufacturing […]

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AmbaFlex – Science in Spirals

With AmbaFlex’s invention of the SpiralVeyor® in the mid nineties a new era in conveyor systems started. Continued development and expansion of the scope made AmbaFlex a leader of spiral conveyor solutions. With over 9000 systems installed together with a global production and service organization AmbaFlex offers a spiral conveyor solution for each application and […]

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ADM Launches New Range Of Customisable Soya Protein Crisps

ROLLE, Switzerland, 19th November, 2013 – Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) announced today the launch of Textura™, a new line of soya protein crisps that can be tailored to individual formulation needs. A great source of high quality protein, fibre and whole grains, Textura soya crisps are a cost-effective way to enhance nutrient content, […]

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DM and Olenex Showcase Extensive New Ingredients Portfolio at FiE 2013

ROLLE, Switzerland, 19th November, 2013 – Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) will bring a breadth of ingredients knowledge to Food Ingredients Europe 2013. Showcasing an extensive portfolio, ADM will be featuring new products across a range of categories, including premium cocoa powders; a new confectionery and baked goods range; and flaked vegetable fats for […]

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Only Sugar Tastes as Good

AminoSweet Aspartame tastes like sugar.  When they taste water sweetened with aspartame and water sweetened with sugar, most people cannot tell the difference.  As The Beverage Institute for Health & Wellness has stated, “Of all of the low- and no-calorie sweeteners, aspartame has a sweetness that most closely replicates the taste of table sugar.”  It’s […]

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New Nestlé Freezers to Help Tackle Climate Change

  New Nestlé Freezers to Help Tackle Climate Change

Nestlé is systematically introducing more environmentally efficient ice cream freezers using natural refrigerants acrossEurope. The company has pledged that from now on all new commercial horizontal ice cream chest freezers bought by Nestlé across Europe will use only natural refrigerants.
These are naturally occurring substances – like carbon dioxide, ammonia, water or air and hydrocarbons, like […]

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€21 Million Irish Investment in ‘Milk Mining’

  €21 Million Irish Investment in ‘Milk Mining’

The Irish Government has announced a second term of funding worth €21 million for the functional foods Technology Centre, Food for Health Ireland (FHI). The Department of Jobs, Enterpriseand Innovation, through Enterprise Ireland will invest €16 million in FHI with the remaining €5 million being provided by the companies involved in the research centre – Carbery, […]

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Mondelez International Employees Serve and Learn From Communities Around the World

  Mondelez International Employees Serve and Learn From Communities Around the World

Mondelez International is celebrating as it wraps up its first global month of service. During October 2013, 15,000 employees donated nearly 26,000 hours of service across 80 countries in projects to help protect the well-being of the planet.
In teams of three to 300, employees rolled up their sleeves and took on all sorts of work, […]

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Arla Foods Starts Up World’s Largest Fresh Milk Dairy

  Arla Foods Starts Up World’s Largest Fresh Milk Dairy

The first milk for its retail customers is now rolling off the filling lines at Arla Foods UK’s new Aylesbury dairy in Buckinghamshire. Arla has invested over £500 million in the UK since 2007 and commenced building the Aylesbury site in February 2012.
The £150 million state-of-the-art dairy is set to be the world’s largest fresh […]

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Britvic Grows Revenue and Profit

  Britvic Grows Revenue and Profit

UK and international soft drinks group Britvic has reported strong operating profit growth of 18.4% to £137.9 million on revenue up 4.4% to £1.32 billion for the year ended 29 September 2013. Britivic is continuing to pursue its new development strategy, launched last May, and remains on course to deliver £30 million of cost savings […]

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Nestlé Expands Factory Production in Turkey

  Nestlé Expands Factory Production in Turkey

Nestlé has invested SFr9.9 million (Eur8 million) to expand production at one of its major regional manufacturing hubs, in western Turkey, creating an additional 100 jobs. The Karacabey plant first opened in 1989 and will now also make Maggi brand bouillon for the growing Saudi Arabian market.
“Turkey is one of the fastest growing and most […]

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Strong Demand For Dairy Nutrition Supports Volac Growth

  Strong Demand For Dairy Nutrition Supports Volac Growth

Dairy nutrition company Volac has increased operating profit by 37% to £23.7 million and turnover by 19% to £193.3 million for the financial year ending February 2013. Volac reported a significant increase in profit from operations in the UK, Ireland and The Netherlands, and a 31% increase in export sales revenue from UK manufacturing sites […]

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£2.5 Billion Food Waste Bill in UK’s Hospitality and Food Service Sector

  £2.5 Billion Food Waste Bill in UK’s Hospitality and Food Service Sector

The UK’s hospitality and food service sector is facing an annual bill in excess of £2.5 billion for food waste, a new WRAP report reveals. The report, ‘Overview of waste in the UK Hospitality and Food Service (HaFS) Sector’, also predicts that this figure could rise beyond £3 billion by 2016 unless steps are taken […]

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Mitsubishi Electric robot emulates intuitive human cake icing movements

  Mitsubishi Electric robot emulates intuitive human cake icing movements

Solving a long-standing automation problem in cake decoration has also produced a groundbreaking development that could be taken up across a whole range of other industries.
Quasar Automation wanted to create a system that can neatly apply icing or other embellishments to cakes regardless of irregularities and imperfections in the cakes’ surface.
To achieve this they have […]

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Mark Beaver Appointed MD of Olympus Automation

  Mark Beaver Appointed MD of Olympus Automation

Olympus Automation has appointed Mark Beaver as managing director taking over from owner Harry Norman who has become CEO. Mark joins from Baker Perkins where he had a very impressive track record as business director for the confectionery division. Mark’s international sales experience coupled with advanced company system knowledge will help Olympus Automation improve its […]

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Further Progress by Greencore

  Further Progress by Greencore

Despite the challenging trading environment and the impact of the horsemeat scandal on ready meals sales, Greencore, the UK and international convenience food processor, increased group operating profit by 8.1% to £76.5 million on revenue up 3% to £1.2 billion for the year ended 27 September 2013. Greencore’s strong operating and financial discipline helped to deliver […]

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OFT Considers Diageo Divestment Remedy in Whisky Merger

  OFT Considers Diageo Divestment Remedy in Whisky Merger

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is considering an offer from Diageo to sell most of its Whyte & Mackay business to address competition concerns regarding bottled blended Scotch whisky, arising from its completed acquisition of United Spirits. Diageo and United Spirits are both suppliers of spirits in the UK and across the world. In […]

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IK Investment Partners to Sell Europe Snacks

  IK Investment Partners to Sell Europe Snacks

Pan-European private equity firm IK Investment Partners is selling Europe Snacks, a leading French manufacturer of savoury snacks under private label brands, to Apax Partners, the French private equity firm. The transaction, which is subject to the approval of competition authorities, is expected to close before the end of the year.
For over 20 years, Europe […]

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Dawn Meats Receives Environmental Management Certificates

  Dawn Meats Receives Environmental Management Certificates

Irish food group Dawn Meats has been presented with its ISO 14001 Environmental Management certificates for sites throughout Ireland and the UK. Philip Tallon, group operations manager, who accepted the certificates on behalf of Dawn Meats, comments: “This is a chance for us to take a look at everything we have achieved. The delivery of […]

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Foam Phenomenon – Diversey Enduro Power Enhances Operational Efficiency, Food Safety and Sustainability

  Foam Phenomenon – Diversey Enduro Power Enhances Operational Efficiency, Food Safety and Sustainability

Diverse food manufacturing sectors – from poultry and fish processing to pizza manufacturing, and from dairy processing to potato crisp frying – have tested and proven the effectiveness of Enduro Power™. This innovative range of cleaning foams from Diversey™ demonstrates up to 50% less water usage, a reduction of up to 33% in chemical levels […]

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Frutarom Acquires Control of Russian Flavours Company

  Frutarom Acquires Control of Russian Flavours Company

Frutarom Industries, one of the world’s largest companies in the field of flavours and fine ingredients, is continuing to implement its rapid growth strategy with the acquisition of 75% of Moscow-based Protein Technologies Ingredients Group, for a cash consideration of US$50.3 million (reflecting a company value of $67 million). PTI has net assets valued at above […]

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The east – the market of the future: Paulaner on the road to success in the CIS region .

 From Moscow to Astana to Baku – Paulaner’s Bavarian beer specialities are more popular than ever in the emerging markets of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region, where sales have risen 15% this year alone.  
Munich, November 2013 – The Munich-based traditional brewing company Paulaner has increased its sales in the CIS region by around […]

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EUROPE’S CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING MARKET WORTH MORE THAN EUR 21 BILLION .

AMI, Bristol, 26th November 2013– Converted flexible packaging represents one of the most complex and dynamic sectors of the European packaging industry.  AMI estimates the industry consumed 3.8 million tonnes of substrates in 2012 in a business worth more than EUR 21 billion.
 
This valuation may surprise some industry observers as considerably lower figures have more […]

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Chesapeake Bristol switches to ultra low migration ink

Chesapeake Bristol has incorporated an ultra-low migration ink system standards and is understood to be the first self-adhesive label manufacturer in the UK to make the move.
The company is part of Chesapeake’s Branded Packaging division, which manufactures packaging in the food and drink sector. The move follows a set of trials with its supplier Paragon […]

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