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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 &

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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%

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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,

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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European First For Irish Food Company

    European First For Irish Food Company

Irish organic food company Just Food, has launched an innovative new range of soups, HiLo, which is the first high

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European SME Week: Small and Medium-sized Food and Drink Companies Driving Growth in Europe

    European SME Week: Small and Medium-sized Food and Drink Companies Driving Growth in Europe

On the occasion of this year’s European SME week, FoodDrinkEurope wishes to underline the value of small and medium-sized enterprises

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Altia to Replace CEO

    Altia to Replace CEO

The board of directors of Altia has decided to release chief executive Antti Pankakoski from his duties. Antti Pankakoski has

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GOVERNMENT MUST MAKE MORE OF ANAEROBIC DIGESTION – JUNIPER .

Speaking ahead of the ADBA National Conference [3 Dec] where he will be chairing a session, Tony Juniper*, said:“A range

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Britvic productivity boosted by Videojet trial.

Soft drinks group Britvic is looking at upgrading its Rugby site following the trial of a Videojet 1620 UHS coding

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Digital print technology for packaging market to reach £9bn

Huge growth is expected in the digital print for packaging market, forecast to reach $15.3bn (£9.4bn) by 2018, according to

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MULTIVAC is showing packaging solutions from a range of technologies.

Wolfertschwenden, 21st November 2013 – At Fruit Logistica, which takes place in Berlin from 5 to 7 February 2014, MULTIVAC

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Clearer Future for Anti-Fogging.

The recent K exhibition in Dusseldorf saw AIPIA member AkzoNobel introduce Armofog 151 anti-fog additive which, says the company, enhance

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Smartphones get Fresh with Fish.

From the outside you can’t tell whether pre-packed fish is still fresh. Once you remove the plastic it’s immediately obvious

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Glass-clear PET with Oxygen Scavenging.

Mullinix showcased its innovative, glass-clear, PET/scavenger packaging – maintaining zero oxygen permeation for over four years – at the recent

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See Triple NOT Double with 3D Whisky Pack.

Caskstrength Creative has teamed up with Diageo for the fourth instalment in its Alphabet series of whisky bottlings, marking the

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Anheuser-Busch provides relief to tornado victims

Anheuser-Busch is providing 2,156 cases of emergency drinking water-or 51,744 cans-for use by residents affected by the recent storms in

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A Transparent Aseptic Package From Ecolean

Ecolean will begin the year 2014 with the launch of a brand new innovation: a transparent, aseptic package solution. The

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SABMiller Continues to Drive Revenue and Growth

    SABMiller Continues to Drive Revenue and Growth

Fuelled by continued growth in its developing markets, driven by increased capacity, consumer reach and investment in brand portfolios, SABMiller has

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Donworth Capital Acquires Two Irish Food Companies

    Donworth Capital Acquires Two Irish Food Companies

Donworth Capital is acquiring two businesses in the Irish fresh food production sector. The company has purchased Galmere Fresh Foods

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Plant Ageing Gene Key to Food Supply

    Plant Ageing Gene Key to Food Supply

Breakthrough science with the ability to control the life-cycle of plants could be the solution to increasing food production as

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Dawn Meats Wins Irish Sustainability Award

    Dawn Meats Wins Irish Sustainability Award

Dawn Meats won the overall award within the ‘Sustainability’ category in the recent Bord Bia Food & Drink Awards 2013.

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Mintel Reveals UK Consumer Trends For 2014

    Mintel Reveals UK Consumer Trends For 2014

Looking ahead to 2014, Mintel’s senior trends consultant Richard Cope outlines the four trends set to impact the consumer market

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Strong Support From UK Farmers to Become Co-owners of Arla Foods

    Strong Support From UK Farmers to Become Co-owners of Arla Foods

Eighty five per cent of Arla Foods Milk Partnership (AFMP) farmers have already signed up to become co-owners of Arla

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Tesco Launches Future Farmer Foundation

    Tesco Launches Future Farmer Foundation

Tesco has launched the Future Farmer Foundation to support the next generation of British farmers. The Foundation has been established

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UK Grocery Market Shares Move in Two Directions

    UK Grocery Market Shares Move in Two Directions

The latest UK grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 10 November 2013, show another all-time record

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Bonduelle to Develop and Launch Dehydrofrozen Vegetables

    Bonduelle to Develop and Launch Dehydrofrozen Vegetables

Bonduelle, the world’s leading processed vegetable producer, has been granted the exclusive global rights to develop and launch dehydrofrozen (“DHF”)

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Unilever Launches Sustainable Living Initiative

    Unilever Launches Sustainable Living Initiative

Unilever is following up its Sustainable Living Plan with the launch of Unilever Project Sunlight, a new initiative to motivate

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Nestlé Joins Alliance For Responsible Plant-based Plastics

    Nestlé Joins Alliance For Responsible Plant-based Plastics

Nestlé has announced that it will work in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund and seven consumer firms to encourage

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Mondelez International Invests Over $100 Million in New European Biscuit Factory

    Mondelez International Invests Over $100 Million in New European Biscuit Factory

Mondelez Intenational plans to invest over $100 million in a state-of-the-art biscuit manufacturing plant at its Opava site in the

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Anheuser-Busch provides relief to tornado victims.

  Anheuser-Busch is providing 2,156 cases of emergency drinking water-or 51,744 cans-for use by residents affected by the recent storms

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Press Release.

Sustainability prize for Krone ‘recuperation’ trailer Munich/Werlte, 22nd November 2013 – Krone was awarded with the “European Transport Prize for

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Dr Oetker packs revamped by Decide

Home baking brand Dr Oetker has turned to design agency Decide to create new packaging. The new design is intended

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Deli Wraps packs redesigned by Holmes & Marchant.

Design agency Homes & Marchant has created new packs for Mission Foods’ range of Deli Wraps. Holmes & Marchant was

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