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Cloetta acquires Irish jelly bean producer Aran Candy

    Cloetta acquires Irish jelly bean producer Aran Candy

Confectionery company Cloetta has announced the acquisition of Ireland-based Aran Candy, the owner of the Jelly Bean Factory brand, for SEK140m ($21m). Aran Candy, established in 1998, producer and seller

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Individual chocolate mixes offer new value-addition potential

    Individual chocolate mixes offer new value-addition potential

Norderstedt, May 2014 – Chocolate pieces give the taste and appearance of baked goods, muesli and ice cream a special touch. Different forms and flavour experiences create variety and drive

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Laita to Invest €80 Million to Expand Capacity

    Laita to Invest €80 Million to Expand Capacity

French dairy co-operative Laïta has unveiled an €80 million investment programme to expand its production capacity in dry dairy ingredients. The two year development plan involves the installation of new

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Unilever Launches Free Service on New Allergen Legislation

    Unilever Launches Free Service on New Allergen Legislation

Unilever Food Solutions has launched a new service to support the food service industry in complying with upcoming food allergy information regulations. The Allergen and Diets Guide for Professional Catering

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Burgers Go Blue in America

    Burgers Go Blue in America

Red meat, white buns and blue cheese. Burgers will be in all American colours now that Arla Foods is making a concerted effort to take a bite out of the

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Mondelez International Joins Chocolate Industry’s ‘CocoaAction’ Through World Cocoa Foundation

    Mondelez International Joins Chocolate Industry’s ‘CocoaAction’ Through World Cocoa Foundation

Mondelez International, the world’s largest chocolate company and a proud member of the World Cocoa Foundation since 2004, is lending its support for the chocolate industry’s “CocoaAction” sustainability strategy announced

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A Year of Consolidation For Dairy Crest

    A Year of Consolidation For Dairy Crest

UK dairy group Dairy Crest has reported adjusted profit before tax up 31% to £65.3 million, including higher profits from sale of surplus properties, on revenue up 0.7% to £1.39

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Arla Foods Successfully Sells New Bonds

    Arla Foods Successfully Sells New Bonds

In order to establish a broader financing platform and to refinance parts of its existing bank debt, Arla Foods has again given professional investors the opportunity to invest in the

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Increase Throughput and Reduce Downtime With AutoCoding Systems’ Performance Monitoring Solution

    Increase Throughput and Reduce Downtime With AutoCoding Systems’ Performance Monitoring Solution

Experienced systems integrator, AutoCoding Systems, has over 10 years’ experience in the FMCG sector offering automation solutions across packaging line operations. Their products comprise a proven range of modular applications,

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Solid Progress by Britvic

    Solid Progress by Britvic

UK and international soft drinks group Britvic has increased revenue by of 4.7% to £670.7 million on a constant currency basis, with volume growth of 3.9% to over 1 billion

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Greencore’s Strong Interim Performance Driven by Food to Go Businesses

    Greencore’s Strong Interim Performance Driven by Food to Go Businesses

Greencore Group, the leading Irish and UK convenience food producer, has reported an 8.2% increase in revenue to £619.8 million for the 26 weeks ended 28 March 2014 with operating

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PepsiCo and Senomyx Extend Sweet Prgogram Collaboration

    PepsiCo and Senomyx Extend Sweet Prgogram Collaboration

PepsiCo has exercised its option to extend its collaborative agreement with Senomyx, a leading company using proprietary taste science technologies to discover, develop and commercialize novel flavor ingredients for the

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Idhammar Focuses on Energy Usage Reduction For OEE and CMMS Users

    Idhammar Focuses on Energy Usage Reduction For OEE and CMMS Users

Reducing waste in all its forms (inventory, downtime, leaks, paperwork etc) through lean manufacturing, coupled with energy saving campaigns such as ‘load shedding’, ‘switch off’, ‘insulate better’, and ‘heat efficiently’,

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Tong Peal showcases latest Caretaker Potato Sorter at Cereals 2014

Tong Peal, the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of agricultural handling and grading equipment, will be showcasing the latest version of its market-leading Caretaker (potato) grader at Cereals 2014. The

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Green Isle Foods to Invest €30 Million in its Irish Operations

    Green Isle Foods to Invest €30 Million in its Irish Operations

Green Isle Foods, the leading Irish frozen foods company, is to invest €30 million across its operations in Ireland which will result in an additional 115 jobs over the next

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Bacardi Appoints Interim CEO

    Bacardi Appoints Interim CEO

The board of directors of Bacardi, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, has appointed Michael J Dolan as Interim chief executive officer, effective immediately. Michael J Dolan

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Britain’s Food and Grocery Industry to Provide Skills Training in Schools

    Britain’s Food and Grocery Industry to Provide Skills Training in Schools

The food and grocery research and training charity, IGD, has announced the launch of a ‘School Pilot’, as part of their successful ‘Feeding Britain’s Future’ campaign which is now in

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Denny Bros – The Multi-page Labels Specialist

    Denny Bros – The Multi-page Labels Specialist

Denny Bros is a specialist printing business and the proud originators of the Fix-a-Form multi-page label. The company’s multi-page labels are used extensively in the food and drink industry as

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Lean, Mean and Green – More Than a Survival Strategy For the 21st Century

    Lean, Mean and Green – More Than a Survival Strategy For the 21st Century

By Roy Green of Harford Control By all accounts there will be 9 billion mouths to feed across the globe by the year 2050. With predictions like this you could

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Positive Performance by Cranswick

    Positive Performance by Cranswick

Despite having to contend with record input prices and tough trading conditions within the UK food retailing market, Cranswick has delivered increases in both sales and profits for the year

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UK’s Largest Winery Opens

    UK’s Largest Winery Opens

The Rathfinny Winery, which is the largest, greenest, purpose built winery in the UK, has been officially opened. The Rathfinny Estate in Alfriston, East Sussex will be producing more than

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Canadian Company Closes Deal in Northern Scotland

    Canadian Company Closes Deal in Northern Scotland

Canada-based Cooke Aquaculture has completed the acquisition of Meridian Salmon Farms, a leading Scottish salmon farming company, from Marine Harvest, the Norwegian seafood group. With operations in Shetland and the

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Tuborg Launches Global Campaign

    Tuborg Launches Global Campaign

Tuborg beer is launching a brand new global marketing campaign called ‘Always Say Yes,’ building on the cultural ‘FOMO’ trend, or ‘Fear of missing out’, and encouraging a positive attitude.

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PureCircle Reduces Carbon Footprint Intensity 15%

    PureCircle Reduces Carbon Footprint Intensity 15%

PureCircle, the world’s leading producer and marketer of high-purity stevia products announced today it has cut the carbon footprint of

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Deliver Capital Projects Faster, Cheaper, Better

    Deliver Capital Projects Faster, Cheaper, Better

Most managers and engineers have had firsthand experience of capital projects that failed to live up to expectation when introduced

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Local Brands are Winning in UK’s FMCG Market

    Local Brands are Winning in UK’s FMCG Market

Kantar Worldpanel’s 2014 barometer of the UK’s most chosen FMCG brands reveals that local brands are winning, with UK favourites

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Valio Building €170 Million Snacks Plant

    Valio Building €170 Million Snacks Plant

Fiinsih dairy group Valio is to commence the construction of a new snacks plant in Riihimaki, near its existing Valio

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FrieslandCampina Wins King Willem I Award

    FrieslandCampina Wins King Willem I Award

Netherlands-based dairy co-operative Royal FrieslandCampina has won the King Willem I Award. The award recognises and rewards good business practices

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Europe’s Food and Drink Industry Sales Exceed €1 Trillion

    Europe’s Food and Drink Industry Sales Exceed €1 Trillion

Europe’s food and drink industry employs 4.24 million workers throughout all Member States, mostly in rural areas, 64% of whom

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Pearlfisher Creates New Baby Food Brand For Russian Market

    Pearlfisher Creates New Baby Food Brand For Russian Market

Pearlfisher has created Sami-s-Usami, a new game-changing brand that revolutionises the Russian baby-food market. The work spans brand strategy, portfolio

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Attractive Resin Flooring in Retail

Busy retail food and drink environments demand a resin floor that is durable and low maintenance, yet highly attractive to

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Frutarom opens new starter culture laboratory

Major investment in new laboratories enables more efficient development processes, portfolio extensions and even better customer focus  Korntal-Münchingen, Germany, May

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“Make it. Use it. Save it.”

HORGEN, SWITZERLAND – May 8, 2014 – Dow’s presence at Interpack 2014 on May 8-14 in Düsseldorf, Germany focused on

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Kerry Group Opens New Regional Development & Application Centre in South Africa

    Kerry Group Opens New Regional Development & Application Centre in South Africa

Kerry, the global ingredients & flavours and consumer foods group, has opened a new Kerry Regional Development & Application Centre

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Coca-Cola Retains Position as the Most Chosen FMCG Brand in the World

    Coca-Cola Retains Position as the Most Chosen FMCG Brand in the World

Coca-Cola remains the world’s most chosen FMCG brand for the second year in Kantar Worldpanel’s Brand Footprint ranking. The brand

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European Commission Proposes Full Ban on Driftnets For Fishing

    European Commission Proposes Full Ban on Driftnets For Fishing

The European Commission wants to prohibit the use of any kind of driftnets for fishing in all EU waters as

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OREO Brand to Partner With Paramount Pictures

    OREO Brand to Partner With Paramount Pictures

Mondelez International has announced that its OREO brand, the world’s favorite cookie, will partner with Paramount Pictures for the global

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Snowbird Expands Technical Team

    Snowbird Expands Technical Team

Fast developing Snowbird foods has made its first new senior management appointment since the management bought the company last year.

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Stainless Steel For Food Processing

Aspen Stainless by Canal Engineering Ltd has a long track record of providing safe, hygienic and long-lasting stainless steel products

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EUROTEC WTT – Innovation & Sustainability in Water Treatment

    EUROTEC WTT – Innovation & Sustainability in Water Treatment

Eurotec WTT specializes in the design, production and installation of water, wastewater, waste and food process treatment plants. Eurotec’s mission

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Owners of Arla Foods and Walhorn Agree to Merger

    Owners of Arla Foods and Walhorn Agree to Merger

The merger between Arla Foods and EGM Walhorn has now been approved by the co-operative owners in both companies. The

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FrieslandCampina Plans Joint Venture For Infant Milk Formula in China

    FrieslandCampina Plans Joint Venture For Infant Milk Formula in China

Dutch dairy company Royal FrieslandCampina and China Huishan Dairy Holdings Company have entered into exclusive talks on creating a joint

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Green Light For Grupo Bimbo Acquisition of Canada Bread

    Green Light For Grupo Bimbo Acquisition of Canada Bread

Grupo Bimbo has received approval from the Canadian Minister of Industry to acquire Canada Bread Company. The C$1.83 billion (Eur1.22

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AIMPLAS receives the award for the best European project due to biodegradable extruded nets for citrus fruits and mollusks

The ECOBIONET project coordinated by AIMPLAS received the award for the best European project of the Valencian Community 2013 in

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Barilla Eyes Big Opportunity in Irish Pasta Market

    Barilla Eyes Big Opportunity in Irish Pasta Market

Barilla Food Company, which has annual revenues of €3.9 billion, is home to the world’s leading pasta brand. From May

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Free Workshop Highlights Need For Accuracy and Reliability in Weighing Technology

    Free Workshop Highlights Need For Accuracy and Reliability in Weighing Technology

The need for highly accurate and dependable weighing technology throughout the food industry will be the focus of HBM’s workshop,

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Making baked products manufacturing fit for the future: Productivity and efficiency through data transparency

Pressure on prices is rising in the bakery market. Of particular concern is the increasing pressure from the discounters who

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Sidel secures new contracts from Coca-Cola

PET liquid packaging solutions provider Sidel has secured three new contracts from Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling (HBC) in Nigeria, Russia and

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San Miguel Brewing International and Mahou San Miguel Sign Co-operation Agreement

    San Miguel Brewing International and Mahou San Miguel Sign Co-operation Agreement

San Miguel Brewing International., the international arm of San Miguel Brewery, the largest brewer in the Philippines and Southeast Asia,

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Heineken Launches Latest Global Campaign

    Heineken Launches Latest Global Campaign

Heineken has unveiled its latest global campaign, ‘Cities of the World’, aimed to inspire men to live worldly, new adventures

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Ice age – small inverter, big impact

Ratingen, Germany 24th April 2014 Mitsubishi Electric frequency inverter with stall prevention ensures improved efficiency and performance in traditional ice

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New Chairman For Finsbury Food Group

    New Chairman For Finsbury Food Group

Finsbury Food Group, a leading UK manufacturer of cake and bread bakery goods, has appointed Peter Baker as Non-Executive Director

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Campden BRI: Your Partner in Innovation and New Product Development

Developing new products or reformulating existing ones is a complex process – requiring knowledge of ingredients, processing techniques, packaging materials,

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JOHN WARREN ABP FINDS WINNING FORMULA AT PRESTIGIOUS NORTH EAST BUSINESS AWARDS

The North East’s leading animal by-product and food waste collection and disposal service provider is celebrating winning a top business

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Enclosed batch fryer improves efficiency and energy savings

Heat and Control’s latest BF-360 Batch Fryer combines an enclosed cooking area with automatic control of temperature, slice agitation, batch

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Vacuum packaging for industry and trade

The long-established machine manufacturer, WEBOMATIC, Germany, stands for vacuum packaging machines both for the industry and the trades. In the

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TITAN Containers expands – again

The rapid expansion of Denmark-based TITAN Containers’ European network continues, with the opening of new branch offices in Ireland and

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Fanuc rebrands UK operations under Fanuc UK

Fanuc has realigned its UK divisions under one brand: Fanuc UK Limited. This will enable the company to deliver a

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