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Danone Expands its Chinese Strategic Alliance

    Danone Expands its Chinese Strategic Alliance

Danone is to subscribe to a private placement totaling €437 million by Yashili, one of China’s leading infant milk companies. Upon completion of the subscription, Mengniu, currently Yashili’s majority shareholder,

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Nestlé to Use Humanoid Robot to Sell Nescafé in Japan

    Nestlé to Use Humanoid Robot to Sell Nescafé in Japan

Nestlé Japan will soon begin using a humanoid robot to sell Nescafé machines as part of its ongoing effort to enhance brand engagement with consumers in Nescafè’s biggest market. Nescafé

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Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition is Major Success

    Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition is Major Success

450 delegates from food and drink businesses across the UK and Ireland attended the inaugural Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition, which was held at the Motor Cycle

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SuperValu Gains Ground in Ireland as Aldi and Lidl Increase Share

    SuperValu Gains Ground in Ireland as Aldi and Lidl Increase Share

The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 12 October, show SuperValu to be the only major multiple grocer to be in growth

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Isle of Skye Brewery to Expand

    Isle of Skye Brewery to Expand

A brewery based on the Isle of Skye which is experiencing a growing demand for its award winning beers is to expand into new markets around the world. The £450,000

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State-of-the-art Food-Grade Lubricants Contribute to Economic Success

    State-of-the-art Food-Grade Lubricants Contribute to Economic Success

The most recent lubricant developments contribute to economical and successful plant and machine operation. With safety such a key consideration, we look at how safety, reliability and cost effectiveness are

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80% of UK Switching Socialising For Saturdays on the Sofa

80 per cent of British consumers are now switching into hibernation mode, choosing cosy nights in with the family over nights on the town with friends, according to new research

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New Marketing Chief For The Coca-Cola Company

    New Marketing Chief For The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company has announced that after more than seven years of distinguished leadership and service as the US-based drinks giant’s Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer, Joe Tripodi will retire

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Irish Whiskey Awards Celebrate Diversity & Quality of Indigenous Irish Industry

    Irish Whiskey Awards Celebrate Diversity & Quality of Indigenous Irish Industry

The diversity and quality of Irish Whiskey were celebrated at the second annual Irish Whiskey Awards. The event, which was organised by the Celtic Whiskey Shop, showcased and honoured this

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Nestlé Purina Introduces Personalised Dog Food Product in the US

    Nestlé Purina Introduces Personalised Dog Food Product in the US

Nestlé Purina has launched a new personalised dog food product in the United States to help support specific nutritional needs – the first time a major pet food producer has

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Global Stevia Market Up 14% in 2014

    Global Stevia Market Up 14% in 2014

The rapid rise of stevia as a natural sweetener has continued unabated over the past year. A new study by leading food and drink consultancy Zenith International estimates that worldwide

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Cutrale-Safra to Acquire Chiquita in $1.3 Billion Deal

    Cutrale-Safra to Acquire Chiquita in $1.3 Billion Deal

Chiquita Brands International is being acquired by Cutrale-Safra group in a deal that will combine one of the leading fresh produce companies with one of the world’s most highly regarded

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Sustainability Double For Coca-Cola HBC

    Sustainability Double For Coca-Cola HBC

Coca-Cola HBC, the world’s second largest bottler of products of The Coca-Cola Company, has been awarded an A rating by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) – and a place in

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Vegetable Boxes ‘Come of Age’ With New Organic Range From Produce World

    Vegetable Boxes ‘Come of Age’ With New Organic Range From Produce World

The UK’s leading grower and supplier of fresh vegetables, Produce World Group, has launched a new branded range of organic vegetable boxes called ‘Nature’s Premium.’ The launch follows the Soil

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Clear Label Leads Top 10 Trends for 2015 10 Food Trends Worth Watching

Duiven, The Netherlands — “From Clean to Clear Label” and “Convenience for Foodies” lead the Innova Market Insights food & beverage Top 10 Trends list for 2015. Innova Market Insights

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Carlsberg Group Expands in China

    Carlsberg Group Expands in China

Carlsberg Group has completed the acquisition of 100% of Chongqing Beer Group Assets Management Co for RMB1.56 billion (approximately DKr 1.4 billion, Eur188 million) to expand its brewing interests in

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The PPMA Show 2014 Makes its Triumphant Return to the NEC

    The PPMA Show 2014 Makes its Triumphant Return to the NEC

The PPMA Show 2014 reaffirmed its status as the UK’s premier free-to-attend complete production line event for processing and packaging machinery, as 8,190 visitors took to the NEC for its

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DELIVERING WORLD-CLASS CHOCOLATES: Caffarel partners with Ammeraal Beltech

Caffarel, one of the world’s leading, long-established chocolatiers, is the creator of the delicious Piedmontese gianduiotto boat-shaped chocolate – a confection which, once fashioned, must be carefully conveyed for individual

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Cranswick Acquires Benson Park

    Cranswick Acquires Benson Park

UK food group Cranswick has broadened its product range and customer base with the acquisition of Benson Park, a specialist producer of cooked poultry, for an undisclosed sum. Employing about

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AMIGA Project at its Last Stage in Study of GM Plants

    AMIGA Project at its Last Stage in Study of GM Plants

After three years of activities and fields studies, the AMIGA (Assessing and Monitoring the Impacts of Genetically modified plants on Agro-ecosystems) project will meet with stakeholders to disclose some significant

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Students From Eight Nations Ready For FoodTech Challenge

    Students From Eight Nations Ready For FoodTech Challenge

FoodTech Challenge sponsored by Damstahl is a new innovation competition being held from 28-30 October at the trade fair FoodTech 2014 in MCH Messecenter Herning, where the visitors can follow

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PM Group Reports Strong Turnover and Profit Growth for 2013

    PM Group Reports Strong Turnover and Profit Growth for 2013

PM Group, the international engineering and project management firm headquartered in Dublin, has reported turnover of €355.5 million for the year ended December 31st 2013, well ahead of prior year due

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The Coca-Cola Company Moves to Drive Stronger Growth

    The Coca-Cola Company Moves to Drive Stronger Growth

The Coca-Cola Company is to implement a series of actions to reinvigorate growth. These actions support the previously announced five strategic priorities to restore momentum and the Company’s long-term growth

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Nestlé Opens its Most Water Efficient Factory

    Nestlé Opens its Most Water Efficient Factory

Nestlé has opened its most water efficient factory in the world in Mexico, in a move that the company plans

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UK Grocery Market Enters Deflation

    UK Grocery Market Enters Deflation

The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 12 October 2014, show that like-for-like prices

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Freezers Left Out in the Cold as Younger UK Shoppers Shun Food ‘Graveyards’

    Freezers Left Out in the Cold as Younger UK Shoppers Shun Food ‘Graveyards’

Freezers across the UK are ‘neglected’, ‘under-used’ and ‘under-appreciated’, with younger shoppers dubbing them ‘graveyards’ for food that is soon

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Symington’s Acquires Tanfield Foods

    Symington’s Acquires Tanfield Foods

UK convenience food manufacturer Symington’s has acquired ready meals producer Tanfield Foods for an undisclosed sum. Consett-based Tanfield Foods produces

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Big Four UK Grocery Retailers’ Profit Margins to Shrink Further

    Big Four UK Grocery Retailers’ Profit Margins to Shrink Further

Operating profit margins of the big four UK grocery retailers – Tesco, J Sainsbury, Asda and Wm Morrison Supermarkets –

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EIB Supports Agri-Food Sector in Ukraine With €50 Million

    EIB Supports Agri-Food Sector in Ukraine With €50 Million

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €50 million to Astarta-Kiev, a leading Ukrainian agro-industrial producer. Founded in 1993, Astarta–Kiev

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Nestlé Inaugurates Major Dairy Farming Institute in China

    Nestlé Inaugurates Major Dairy Farming Institute in China

Nestlé has inaugurated the Dairy Farming Institute in Northeast China, in one of the company’s biggest dairy investments that will

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Sustainable Food and Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition – Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham – October 23, 2014

    Sustainable Food and Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition – Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham – October 23, 2014

Time is running out to register to attend the inaugural Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition to be

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Chivas Regal Launches First New Blend Since 2007

    Chivas Regal Launches First New Blend Since 2007

Chivas Regal, the world’s first luxury whisky brand, has introduced Chivas Regal Extra — its first new global expression since

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Rapid Intensification of Brazilian Beef Production to Continue

    Rapid Intensification of Brazilian Beef Production to Continue

In response to rising global beef demand, Brazil is set to step up the rapid intensification of its beef production

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Arcil Presents the A7 – The Next Generation FFS Machine

    Arcil Presents the A7 – The Next Generation FFS Machine

Less than a year after it joined Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Arcil is launching a new generation of FFS machines that results

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Green10 – The Business Intelligence Dashboard Tool For Food Service

  Green10 (G10) provides access to an interactive, online dashboard that measures and monitors any caterer’s unique, responsible CSER buying

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UK Sales of Halloween Products to Reach £240 Million

    UK Sales of Halloween Products to Reach £240 Million

New research from Mintel reveals that retail sales of Halloween products reached £230 million in 2013 and are expected to

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EU Projects Promote the Development of Breads With a Plus on Health

    EU Projects Promote the Development of Breads With a Plus on Health

As a result of two in-depth EU projects a team of leading European researchers, industry partners and artisan bakeries has

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Improved Bakery Production Facilities

    Improved Bakery Production Facilities

When maintaining a hygienic environment there are many elements to be considered by a contractor before any construction can begin.

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Sweet Hygienic Resin Flooring

    Sweet Hygienic Resin Flooring

In food production it is vital that the correct flooring is chosen for maximum safety and efficiency around the workplace.

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Doosan Launches New Environmentally-friendly, Cost-effective Forklifts Range

    Doosan Launches New Environmentally-friendly, Cost-effective Forklifts Range

Doosan Industrial Vehicle has launched five new 2.0t to 3.5t capacity forklifts incorporating Doosan’s revolutionary, award-winning G2 diesel engine. By

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Arla Foods Acquires Swedish Cheese Business

    Arla Foods Acquires Swedish Cheese Business

Arla Foods in Sweden is acquiring cheese business Falbygdens Ost from Finnish food group Atria. The acquisition is in line

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Produce World Group Forms Strategic Alliance

    Produce World Group Forms Strategic Alliance

UK-based Produce World Group, which is one of the largest expert growers and suppliers of high quality fresh vegetables in

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EU Research Turning Food Waste into Feed

    EU Research Turning Food Waste into Feed

Global demand for food is expected to increase by 70% by 2050, while a steep increase in biomass use will

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Sales Spice Up For EHL Ingredients

    Sales Spice Up For EHL Ingredients

EHL Ingredients, one of the UK’s leading importers, blenders and packers of natural food ingredients, has reported an increase in

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Chilled Coffee Market Gathers NPD Momentum

    Chilled Coffee Market Gathers NPD Momentum

Ready-to-drink (RTD) or iced coffee has been seeing a period of strong product and market activity in recent years. It

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Nestlé Expands Purina Factory Production

    Nestlé Expands Purina Factory Production

Nestlé Australia has increased production of pet food at its Purina factory in eastern Australia. An additional 100 full-time roles

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Symrise Opens Production Site in Madagascar

    Symrise Opens Production Site in Madagascar

Symrise has opened an extraction facility for vanilla and is taking another important step in sustainable vanilla production in Madagascar.

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Tetra Pak Launches Industry’s First Package Made Entirely From Plant-based, Renewable Materials

    Tetra Pak Launches Industry’s First Package Made Entirely From Plant-based, Renewable Materials

Tetra Pak, the world leader in food processing and packaging solutions, has launched the industry’s first carton made entirely from

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Glanbia Completes Acquisition of Nutrition Brand

    Glanbia Completes Acquisition of Nutrition Brand

Glanbia, the global performance nutrition and ingredients group, has completed the acquisition of The Isopure Company for US$153 million (Eur120

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Molson Coors turns beer green with lightweight innovation

Juggling sustainability with customer expectations is a daily balancing act for brewery firms like Molson Coors. The solution it would

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PRESS RELEASE – NEW MICVAC LINE IN JAPAN

Fujicco – Bästa Deli Fujicco Co. Ltd., one of the leading food producers in Japan, launched products with the Micvac method

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HPP Tolling opens Republic of Ireland’s first High Pressure Processing (HPP) central treatment facility in the National Food Park in Dublin

    HPP Tolling opens Republic of Ireland’s first High Pressure Processing (HPP) central treatment facility in the National Food Park in Dublin

Irish food processors gain convenient access to HPP technology resulting in longer shelf life for products. Food processors in Ireland

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Finsbury Food Group to Acquire Fletchers Group For £56 Million

    Finsbury Food Group to Acquire Fletchers Group For £56 Million

Finsbury Food Group, which is one of the UK’s leading cake and bread bakery goods manufacturers, has agreed to acquire

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Production Commences at Chivas Brothers’ New Speyside Malt Whisky Distillery

    Production Commences at Chivas Brothers’ New Speyside Malt Whisky Distillery

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, has completed the construction of its new Speyside

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CIEH Announces New Food Safety For Logistics Qualification

    CIEH Announces New Food Safety For Logistics Qualification

A new qualification has been launched by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) that will benefit anyone working in

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Food Businesses Advised to Increase Surveillance on Walnuts as a Potential Fraud

    Food Businesses Advised to Increase Surveillance on Walnuts as a Potential Fraud

Due to heavy rain in walnut growing areas such as Pakistan and Argentina, market prices are up 50% – triggering

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Mid-Calorie Receives Top Marks in CSD Market

    Mid-Calorie Receives Top Marks in CSD Market

The global market for carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) is shifting as it responds to changing consumer lifestyles. Now more than

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UK Wine Industry Benefits From Food and Drink Renaissance

    UK Wine Industry Benefits From Food and Drink Renaissance

The number of new wine producers in the UK has jumped by 48% in a year, from 31 in 2012/13

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