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Greggs Making Good Progress as Sales Recover

    Greggs Making Good Progress as Sales Recover

Greggs, the UK retail bakery group, has increased sales by 3.1% to £373 million for the 26 weeks ended June 2014 as it continues to make progress against its strategic

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Diageo Makes Changes to Executive Committee and Board

    Diageo Makes Changes to Executive Committee and Board

Diageo has announced changes to its Executive Committee to build on the changes made earlier in the year and to further enhance the in-market accountability which will be key to

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French Fry Revolution: TOMRA Sorting introduces Sort-to-Spec

TOMRA Sorting announces the development of a new revolutionary feature specifically for french fry manufacturers: Sort-to-Spec. Sort-to-Spec is an intelligence system that continuously and in real-time adapts the sort settings

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2 Sisters Food Group Welcome FSA Inspection Findings

    2 Sisters Food Group Welcome FSA Inspection Findings

2 Sisters Food Group has announced the outcome of the recent Food Standards Agency (FSA) audits at two of its chicken processing sites. Both sites – at Scunthorpe and Llangefni

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The First 100% Recycled Food Safe Crate in the UK

    The First 100% Recycled Food Safe Crate in the UK

Sainsbury’s is the first UK retailer to recycle its old food crates into more efficient ones made from 100% recycled material. Recycling these crates to a more efficient crate type

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Inet-logistics Provides End-to-end Visibility Throughout the Supply Chain

    Inet-logistics Provides End-to-end Visibility Throughout the Supply Chain

Inet-logistics is an international software company that specialises in developing integrated, scalable and flexible SaaS Transportation Management Systems (TMS) for the fast moving consumer goods industry. The inet TMS enables

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Valio is a Global Expert in Demineralized Whey and Lactose-free Milk Ingredients

    Valio is a Global Expert in Demineralized Whey and Lactose-free Milk Ingredients

Besides being a leading expert in demineralizing technologies and manufacturing high quality Demi™ powders from its own fresh whey, Valio is also a true pioneer in developing lactose free technology

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NIR Moisture Measurement Solutions From NDC Technologies

Near infrared technology is well established as a favoured technique in many applications in dairy processes, both in production and laboratory environments. NDC Technologies provides in-process NIR moisture measurement solutions

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Familiar Trends Bring New Records in UK Grocery Market

    Familiar Trends Bring New Records in UK Grocery Market

The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 20 July 2014, show familiar trends of market polarisation bringing new records for Aldi and Lidl. Grocery

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Noodle Company Uses Drones to Promote Lunches to Russian Office Workers

    Noodle Company Uses Drones to Promote Lunches to Russian Office Workers

Russian fast food company, Wokker, the strategy employs drones to promote its range of rice and noodle dishes to busy Moscow office workers. The strategy, which is a first for

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Marine Harvest Fined €20 Million For Acting Without EU Merger Clearance

    Marine Harvest Fined €20 Million For Acting Without EU Merger Clearance

The European Commission has imposed a fine of €20 million on salmon farmer and processor Marine Harvest for acquiring its rival Morpol, both of Norway, without having received prior authorisation

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Impact of Teagasc Research Highlighted

    Impact of Teagasc Research Highlighted

Teagasc, the Irish agriculture and food development authority, has launched ‘Teagasc Research Impact Highlights 2013’. The document features some of the research areas that have had a profound impact on

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Robust First Half Performance by Nichols

    Robust First Half Performance by Nichols

UK beverages group Nichols has achieved strong growth of 11% in pre-exceptional profit to £10.0 million in the first half of 2014 on sales up 3% to £56.6 million as

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One in Five Over 65s Drink at Home on a Daily Basis

    One in Five Over 65s Drink at Home on a Daily Basis

While public perception focuses on younger drinking issues, new research from Mintel reveals that the other end of the generational spectrum is a definite cause for concern. The research highlights excessive

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Danone Rebuilding Margins

    Danone Rebuilding Margins

Danone has reported a 2.2% increase in like-for-like sales to Eur10.5 billion for the first half of 2014. However, as anticipated, trading operating margin fell sharply in the first half,

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Royal Honour for Ishida Europe

    Royal Honour for Ishida Europe

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II congratulates Ishida Europe’s Managing Director Graham Clements at a reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the winners of this year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. Established in

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Marel launches waterproof box labeller

Marel’s proven OCM9500 box and crate labeller now withstands full washdown to IP69K. Marel’s proven OCM9500 box and crate labeler has been upgraded with a waterproof chassis and indicator to

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An environmentally-friendly production process

An important project will be completed in 2014: a new combined heat, power and cooling plant in partnership with E.On Awareness towards environment is one of Goglio characteristics, testified by

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Produce World Group Expands Through Acquisition

    Produce World Group Expands Through Acquisition

Produce World Group, one of the largest expert growers and suppliers of high quality fresh vegetables in Europe, has acquired TIO, a company based in Forres, Morayshire in Scotland, which

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Arrabawn Co-op and Gaslink Sign Natural Gas Agreement

    Arrabawn Co-op and Gaslink Sign Natural Gas Agreement

Arrabawn Co-op and Gaslink have signed an agreement for the extension of the natural gas network to the Irish co-op’s milk processing plant in Nenagh, County Tipperary. Arrabawn, which has

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HPP Allows Processors to Maintain Freshness, Texture, Flavour and Healthy Nutrients Without Using Heat or Chemicals

    HPP Allows Processors to Maintain Freshness, Texture, Flavour and Healthy Nutrients Without Using Heat or Chemicals

Up until about 25 years ago, heat was chosen as the pasteurization standard because it was practical and easy to apply to large volumes of product. But when applied to

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Danish Technological Institute – A Valuable Resource For the Food Industry

    Danish Technological Institute – A Valuable Resource For the Food Industry

Responsible for developing, applying and disseminating research- and technologically-based knowledge for the Danish and international business sectors, the Danish Technological Institute is playing an increasingly important role within the food

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2degrees to Support Collaboration and Best Practice in the Irish Food Sector

    2degrees to Support Collaboration and Best Practice in the Irish Food Sector

2degrees has been appointed by Bord Bia (the Irish Food Board), following a public tender process, to collaborate on the development, implementation and management of an online platform to facilitate

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FANUC to Showcases Widest Range of Food Handling Robots – PPMA Show, Hall 5, Stand C50

    FANUC to Showcases Widest Range of Food Handling Robots – PPMA Show, Hall 5, Stand C50

Showcasing five different food handling robots, FANUC will present their biggest selection ever at a PPMA show this year. IP67

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Sensient Announces Bright Natural Red Range

    Sensient Announces Bright Natural Red Range

Sensient Food Colors Europe has introduced further innovation enabling food manufacturers to create vibrant red colour shades without having to

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Sales Slump at Premier Foods But Trading Profit Rises

    Sales Slump at Premier Foods But Trading Profit Rises

UK food group Premier Foods has reported a 2.1% increase in trading profit to £48.1 million for its underlying business

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Sainsbury Supermarket is Powered by Food Waste Alone

    Sainsbury Supermarket is Powered by Food Waste Alone

UK waste management company Biffa and Sainsbury have unveiled an innovative facility that will allow the UK retail group’s Cannock

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Ice-cold innovations: Compelling new ice cream products from WILD

    Ice-cold innovations: Compelling new ice cream products from WILD

WILD is using creative ideas to breathe new life into the ice cream segment. The focus is on premium-quality enjoyment.

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Northern Ireland Bakery Takes Traditional Irish Breads to the Gulf

    Northern Ireland Bakery Takes Traditional Irish Breads to the Gulf

Portadown-based Irwin’s Bakery has been assisted by Invest Northern Ireland to win its first export business in Abu Dhabi. Northern

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European Co-Packers Association and EasyFairs Join Forces

    European Co-Packers Association and EasyFairs Join Forces

EasyFairs and the European Co-Packers Association have joined forces behind the easyFairs Benelux Packaging Portfolio. The partnership between the event

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Sainsbury’s announces £200m ‘green loan’ to support environmental commitments

    Sainsbury’s announces £200m ‘green loan’ to support environmental commitments

In the first loan of its kind, Sainsbury’s announced today (21 July) an agreement with Lloyds and Rabobank for a

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Sales for Bta.2015 start off strong, with almost 70% of the exhibition floor booked

Around 70% of the available exhibition space has already been booked for the Barcelona Food Technology (Bta.) show, to be

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Sidel creates new drinks bottling business unit

    Sidel creates new drinks bottling business unit

PET solutions provider Sidel has created a new business unit to serve drinks products producers globally. Split into six teams

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Finsbury Food Group Doubles Capital Investment Spend

    Finsbury Food Group Doubles Capital Investment Spend

Finsbury Food Group, the UK manufacturer of cake and bread bakery goods, has taken advantage of its strong balance sheet

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SABMiller Raising $968 Million Through Disposal

    SABMiller Raising $968 Million Through Disposal

SABMiller has successfully raised ZAR7.6 billion (US$707 million) through sale of 293,896,315 ordinary shares in Tsogo Sun Holdings, the South

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Coca-Cola to Invest $8.2 Billion in Mexico by 2020

    Coca-Cola to Invest $8.2 Billion in Mexico by 2020

The Coca-Cola Company and its bottling partners in Mexico are making a joint, six-year investment of $8.2 billion. The investment,

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English Apricot Industry Starts Up

    English Apricot Industry Starts Up

It has taken several years of careful preparation but 2014 will go down in agricultural history as the year that

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Danone Partners With Brookside in East Africa

    Danone Partners With Brookside in East Africa

Danone has strengthened its standing in Africa by acquiring a 40% stake in Brookside, East Africa’s leading dairy products group.

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General Mills – Innovating in China For Growth

    General Mills – Innovating in China For Growth

US food group General Mills has opened a new innovation, technology and quality center in China, just outside Shanghai. The

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Tetra Pak – Leading the Way in Whey Processing

    Tetra Pak – Leading the Way in Whey Processing

DSS, a Tetra Pak Company, is leading the way in introducing new whey production technology to meet the changing demands

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European Commission and European Investment Bank (EIB) to Co-operate in Agriculture and Rural Development

    European Commission and European Investment Bank (EIB) to Co-operate in Agriculture and Rural Development

The European Commission and the the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for co-operation in

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The Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstoke Mill to Open in October 2014

    The Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstoke Mill to Open in October 2014

Bombay Sapphire, the world’s number one premium gin by value and the fastest-growing premium gin, has announced that the doors

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Tesco Customers Donate 5.1 Million Meals to Feed People in Need

    Tesco Customers Donate 5.1 Million Meals to Feed People in Need

Generous Tesco customers have donated 5.1 million meals for people in need. The total was calculated following the Neighbourhood Food

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New Research Shows Soil Microorganisms Can Help Farming Contribute to Cutting Harmful Greenhouse Gases

    New Research Shows Soil Microorganisms Can Help Farming Contribute to Cutting Harmful Greenhouse Gases

Newly published research into soil microbes shows how, eventually, farmers might reduce greenhouse gas production through the way they manage

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Pearlfisher Creates a Whole New Look For Single Serving Desserts

    Pearlfisher Creates a Whole New Look For Single Serving Desserts

Pearlfisher New York has created the brand strategy, identity, packaging and web design for new single serving dessert brand, Just

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Grupo Bimbo Continues International Expansion

    Grupo Bimbo Continues International Expansion

Having recently completed the C$1.83 billion (Eur1.22 billion) acquisition of Canada Bread Company, including its UK business, Mexico-based Grupo Bimbo

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Bühler Group: Marked rise in order intake

    Bühler Group: Marked rise in order intake

The Bühler Technology Group received orders worth CHF 1309 million in the first half-year of 2014. This is a substantial

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WRAP chief calls for UK to aim for food waste-free future

The UK needs to take bolder steps in tackling food waste to help future generations avoid resource scarcity challenges, according

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OMS Horizontal Pallet Strapper for T.H. Clements

Gordian Strapping has supplied a Horizontal Strapping Machine to T.H. Clements in Boston. T.H. Clements is a family-owned vegetable company,

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Greene King and AB InBev Sign Goose Island Distribution Agreement

    Greene King and AB InBev Sign Goose Island Distribution Agreement

UK brewer and pub operator Greene King has become the national distributor for US craft beer Goose Island following agreement

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Italian Mineral Water Acqua Panna Marks 450 Years of History

    Italian Mineral Water Acqua Panna Marks 450 Years of History

Acqua Panna, the Italian mineral water beloved by Florence’s powerful Medici family, has been re-styled to reflect the water’s Tuscan

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Packaging Innovations London Serves Up a Tasty Treat

    Packaging Innovations London Serves Up a Tasty Treat

Food and drink companies will have plenty to see at Packaging Innovations London, the exclusive event for branded and inspirational

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HERZA Schokolade presents exotic fruity variety for ice cream and muesli

    HERZA Schokolade presents exotic fruity variety for ice cream and muesli

Enjoyment is fundamental to any food product. Consumers are always searching for unusual new taste sensations. Now HERZA Schokolade has

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Preliminary report: International FoodTec Brasil 2014

The international food technology industry will meet for the first time from 05.08. to 07.08.2014 at the International FoodTec Brasil

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European Commission to Recover €57 Million of CAP Expenditure From Member States

    European Commission to Recover €57 Million of CAP Expenditure From Member States

A total of €57 million of EU agricultural policy funds, unduly spent by Member States, is being claimed back by

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PPMA Show 2014 Returns to the NEC to Demonstrate Opportunities For UK Manufacturing Prosperity

    PPMA Show 2014 Returns to the NEC to Demonstrate Opportunities For UK Manufacturing Prosperity

As growth in the UK’s manufacturing sector continues to accelerate, industry professionals are poised to flock to this year’s PPMA

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Nestlé UK Joins Forces With Defra, Coca-Cola and Tesco to Trial Recycling Solutions

    Nestlé UK Joins Forces With Defra, Coca-Cola and Tesco to Trial Recycling Solutions

Nestlé UK & Ireland, in partnership with Enval, SITA UK, LRS Consultancy, Coca-Cola Enterprises and Tesco UK, has received funding

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New High Efficiency Light Duty Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger

    New High Efficiency Light Duty Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger

Combining the strengths of its APV, Gerstenberg Schrӧder and Waukesha Cherry-Burrell Votator brands, SPX has released a new light duty

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