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AAK (UK) Limited plant health checks paying dividends for baked goods manufacturers

AAK (UK) Limited, the country’s leading manufacturer and supplier of fats and functional ingredients, has been delivering free, regular plant health checks for the bakery sector for the past few

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WILD at SIAL 2014

    WILD at SIAL 2014

At this year’s SIAL, WILD will present ideas which satisfy consumer demands for natural products while also offering additional opportunities for growth. The portfolio at the trade fair includes concepts

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Light in Calories and Light on the Environment

Since aspartame was introduced in Europe in the 1980s, food and beverage manufacturers have been able to make low calorie and light products that taste excellent. Sales of low calorie soft drinks

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Strong First Half By Arla Foods But Milk Prices Set to Fall

    Strong First Half By Arla Foods But Milk Prices Set to Fall

Arla Foods increased revenue grew by 11% to DKr39.8 billion (Eur5.3 billion) in the first half of 2014 due to strong organic growth in core markets and global price increases.

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Revenue Grows at FrieslandCampina But Profits Fall

    Revenue Grows at FrieslandCampina But Profits Fall

Royal FrieslandCampina has reported a 3.5% increase in revenue to Eur5.713 billion for the first half of 2014. However, operating profit fell by Eur102 million (37.1%) to Eur173 million with

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Beam Suntory Names New Chief Financial Officer

    Beam Suntory Names New Chief Financial Officer

Beam Suntory, one of the world’s leading spirits companies, has appointed Mauricio Restrepo as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Mauricio Restrepo will join Beam Suntory from SABMiller, where he currently

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Sales and Profits Decline at Pernod Ricard

    Sales and Profits Decline at Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard has reported a 7% decline in full year sales to €7.945 billion, due to adverse foreign exchange factors and a 23% drop in sales in the Chinese market,

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Natural performance backed by science Ubiquinol and Glavonoid™ offer natural efficacy and safety

Brussels (Belgium), September 2014 – HiE, Amsterdam, 2nd – 4th December, booth K20 – Kaneka Pharma Europe highlights functional ingredients to support health for body and mind. The focus will

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Challenging Italian Yogurt Market Impacts Emmi’s First Half Profits

    Challenging Italian Yogurt Market Impacts Emmi’s First Half Profits

Swiss dairy group Emmi has increased sales by 3.1% to SFr1.63 billion (Eur1.35 billion) in the first half of 2014 but net profit after exceptional items decreased by 76.1% to

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Half of Households in Britain Shop in a Discounter

    Half of Households in Britain Shop in a Discounter

Grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 17 August 2014, show Aldi and Lidl have maintained their record shares of 4.8% and 3.6% respectively, mainly thanks

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World’s Third Largest Quick Serve Restaurant Group Launched

    World’s Third Largest Quick Serve Restaurant Group Launched

US-based Burger King has acquired Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnuts chain, for C$12.5 billion (US$11.4 billion) to create the world’s third largest quick service restaurant group. The merged

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Tetra Pak Launches Tetra Alsafe® For ESL

    Tetra Pak Launches Tetra Alsafe® For ESL

Tetra Pak, the world leader in food processing and packaging solutions, has launched Tetra Alsafe for ESL production, an automated tank with constant temperature control that preserves product quality between

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Parmalat Expands in Brazil

    Parmalat Expands in Brazil

Parmalat is acquiring the UHT milk and cheese manufacturing facilities along with certain brands of Brazilian dairy business Lácteos do Brasil for R$250 million (Eur83 million). The operations being acquired

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New Products With Almonds Grow 35% Across Multiple Categories in 2013

    New Products With Almonds Grow 35% Across Multiple Categories in 2013

According to the latest Innova Market Insights Global New Products Report, almonds outpaced overall food and nut introductions around the world in 2013, climbing 35 percent, compared to a 10

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‘Natural’ Foods Equal ‘Healthy’ for Older UK Consumers

    ‘Natural’ Foods Equal ‘Healthy’ for Older UK Consumers

A new survey by Canadean finds that consumers aged 55 and older associate ‘natural’ products with a healthy, yet tasty, lifestyle and diet. The survey of 2,000 UK consumers finds

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Siemens wins contract to supply turbines for UK offshore wind farm

Norwegian energy firms Statoil and Statkraft have awarded a contract worth approximately £500m to Siemens to deliver turbines for the 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm in the east of England,

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Lonza will present new research results on its Memree™ line of products at Hi Europe

Lonza is one of the world’s leading suppliers to the pharmaceutical, healthcare and life science industries. For the nutrition market, Lonza supplies high quality health ingredients supported by scientific research,

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Alvean – A New Sugar Venture Emerges From Cargill and Copersucar

    Alvean – A New Sugar Venture Emerges From Cargill and Copersucar

Cargill and Copersucar, the largest Brazilian sugar and ethanol trader, have successfully completed all required regulatory clearances to form Alvean, their new 50/50 sugar trading joint venture. Operating as an

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Tullamore Distillery Nears Completion as Spirit Safe Installed

    Tullamore Distillery Nears Completion as Spirit Safe Installed

The long-awaited return of Irish whiskey production to the town of Tullamore has moved a significant step closer with the installation of the custom-made Tullamore Distillery Spirit Safe. The symbolic

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Impressive List of Speakers For Dublin Conference & Exhibition – Innovation For Sustainable Growth

    Impressive List of Speakers For Dublin Conference & Exhibition – Innovation For Sustainable Growth

An impressive line-up of key note speakers has been assembled for the ‘Innovation for Sustainable Growth’ Conference and Exhibition to be held on Wednesday, September 10th at the Aviva Stadium

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Nestlé Announces Farm Animal Welfare Commitment

    Nestlé Announces Farm Animal Welfare Commitment

Nestlé has announced a major pledge to improve the welfare of the farm animals in its supply chain, following the signature of a partnership agreement with NGO World Animal Protection.

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Diageo Breaks Ground on New $115 Million Kentucky Distillery

    Diageo Breaks Ground on New $115 Million Kentucky Distillery

Diageo has broken ground on its new Shelby County, Kentucky distillery, which will officially be called ‘The Bulleit Distilling Co’ after the distillery’s flagship brand. In May, Diageo announced its

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A Third of UK Diners Rarely Think About the Healthiness of Food When Eating Out

    A Third of UK Diners Rarely Think About the Healthiness of Food When Eating Out

New research from Mintel reveals that a third (33%) of British consumers ordered a takeaway once a week or more in the past three months and 31% ate in a

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Mini Jackets Added to Bannisters’ Farm Range

    Mini Jackets Added to Bannisters’ Farm Range

Bannisters’ Farm, the UK’s leading supplier of frozen baked potato products to the foodservice sector, has introduced a new line

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Kellogg Publishes Fifth Diversity & Inclusion Report

    Kellogg Publishes Fifth Diversity & Inclusion Report

Kellogg Company has issued its fifth annual Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) report, ‘Features’, which details the company’s efforts toward strengthening

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Deteriorating Beer Markets in Eastern Europe Will Adversely Impact Carlsberg

    Deteriorating Beer Markets in Eastern Europe Will Adversely Impact Carlsberg

Carlsberg Group expects the continuing challenging economic conditions in some countries in Eastern Europe and destocking among distributors in Russia,

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Vion Invests in Bavarian Meat Plants

    Vion Invests in Bavarian Meat Plants

Vion Food is to make a multi-million euro investment in its Bavarian processing plants as part of a new strategy

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Irish Company Patents New DNA Testing Technology

    Irish Company Patents New DNA Testing Technology

Irish genetics company IndentiGEN has announced details of a new DNA testing technology which will offer it major advantages in

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Pearlfisher New York Designs Brand Identity and Visual Language For Legit Organics – A New Concept in Confectionery

    Pearlfisher New York Designs Brand Identity and Visual Language For Legit Organics – A New Concept in Confectionery

Pearlfisher New York has created the brand strategy, identity, packaging and visual language for new confectionery brand, Legit Organics. In a category

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Good First Half From Glanbia as it Increases Capital Investment

    Good First Half From Glanbia as it Increases Capital Investment

Glanbia, the global nutritional solutions and cheese group which is based in Ireland, has increased EBITA by 6% to €129.5

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Heineken Set For Healthy Top and Bottom Line Growth in 2014

    Heineken Set For Healthy Top and Bottom Line Growth in 2014

Heineken has reported a 14% increase in net profit (beia) to €772 million – up 19% organically – on revenue

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Nestlé Purina Takes Key Step to Help Aging Pets Maintain Brain Health

    Nestlé Purina Takes Key Step to Help Aging Pets Maintain Brain Health

Nestlé Purina, one of the world’s leading pet care producers, has developed a nutritional supplement consisting of fish oil and

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New Range of Oven Snacks Made With Breakthrough Crisp Sensation Crumb Coating

    New Range of Oven Snacks Made With Breakthrough Crisp Sensation Crumb Coating

Following years of research and development, Crisp Sensation Holding, owner of a worldwide patented food coating system, has announced that

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European Commission Announces Exceptional Support Measures For EU Fresh Fruit & Veg Producers

    European Commission Announces Exceptional Support Measures For EU Fresh Fruit & Veg Producers

In the context of Russian restrictions on imports of EU agricultural products, the European Commission is moving to introduce support

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Arla Foods Appoints New Head of Danish Business

    Arla Foods Appoints New Head of Danish Business

Tomas Pietrangeli (pictured) has been named the new head of Arla Denmark. Coming from a job as Managing Director at

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Nescafé Milano 2.0 Joins Red Dot Design Award Winners

    Nescafé Milano 2.0 Joins Red Dot Design Award Winners

Nescafé Milano 2.0 has been awarded the coveted Red Dot Design Award, highlighting the premium coffee machine’s blending of form

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Pearlfisher Futures Presents the Future of Food and Drink With Launch of the Taste Mode Report

    Pearlfisher Futures Presents the Future of Food and Drink With Launch of the Taste Mode Report

Pearlfisher Futures, Pearlfisher’s future insight and innovation team, has launched the Taste Mode Report – a highly inspirational study of

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What is Lean Maintenance?

    What is Lean Maintenance?

Far from being a necessary evil, experience shows that the proactive involvement of Maintenance within a Lean Manufacturing programme accelerates

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CAMRA Launches Pubs Matter Campaign

    CAMRA Launches Pubs Matter Campaign

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is lobbying the UK Government over failure to close planning loopholes – as pub

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Chiquita Rejects Offer From Cutrale Group and Safra Group

    Chiquita Rejects Offer From Cutrale Group and Safra Group

The board of directors of Chiquita Brands International has unanimously decided that the unsolicited offer from the Cutrale Group and

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Kellogg Company Announces New Responsible Sourcing Commitments and Renews Conservation Goals

    Kellogg Company Announces New Responsible Sourcing Commitments and Renews Conservation Goals

Building on the company’s heritage, Kellogg Company has announced new social and environmental commitments that will enrich the lives of consumers

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Carlsberg Celebrates Barclays Premier League Partnership With ‘Take Your Seats’ Film

    Carlsberg Celebrates Barclays Premier League Partnership With ‘Take Your Seats’ Film

Following a successful first year of Premier League sponsorship, Carlsberg has launched ‘Take Your Seats’, a film that celebrates iconic

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Labels Make the Difference

    Labels Make the Difference

Speciality & Fine Food Fair is the leading UK trade event that exclusively targets food and drink buyers from the

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Coca-Cola Strengthens Position in Energy Drinks

    Coca-Cola Strengthens Position in Energy Drinks

The Coca-Cola Company is acquiring a 16.7% stake in international energy drinks producer Monster Beverage Corporation for $2.15 billion as

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Innovation For Sustainable Growth – Aviva Stadium, Dublin – September 10th 2014

    Innovation For Sustainable Growth – Aviva Stadium, Dublin – September 10th 2014

‘Innovation for Sustainable Growth’ is the theme of Food & Drink Business Europe’s inaugural Conference and Exhibition for the Irish

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Joe’s Tea Co Picks Up Three Gold Stars in Great Taste Awards

    Joe’s Tea Co Picks Up Three Gold Stars in Great Taste Awards

Joe’s Tea Co, the London-based organic tea company, has been recognised for yet more outstanding tea at this year’s Great

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Nestlé Tackling Child Labour in Cocoa Farming

    Nestlé Tackling Child Labour in Cocoa Farming

Nestlé is helping hundreds of children whom it has found to be working on the Côte d’Ivoire cocoa farms where

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Vitro secures $950m contract from Constellation Brands

Mexico-based glass manufacturer Vitro has received a new contract from its client Constellation Brands to produce 7.3 billion beer bottles.

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Danish Crown Shifts Some Domestic Production to Tulip UK

    Danish Crown Shifts Some Domestic Production to Tulip UK

The board of directors of Danish Crown has approved the plan to move production from international meat group’s Faaborg site

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Gin Set to Flow From New Scottish Micro Distillery

    Gin Set to Flow From New Scottish Micro Distillery

Work has now finished at the most northerly gin distillery on mainland Britain with the final piece of equipment –

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Timothy Taylor’s Boltmaker Crowned Champion Beer of Britain

    Timothy Taylor’s Boltmaker Crowned Champion Beer of Britain

After over a year of local tasting panels and regional heats leading up to the finals, CAMRA, the Campaign for

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AAK Working With Food Manufacturers to Support Saturated Fat Reduction Pledge

    AAK Working With Food Manufacturers to Support Saturated Fat Reduction Pledge

AAK (UK), the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of fats and functional ingredients, is helping food manufacturers and retailers to

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Fast Response from UK Company to Help Save Lives in Iraq

    Fast Response from UK Company to Help Save Lives in Iraq

2 days ago UK based engineering firm Olympus Automation (OAL) were approached by the president of Azersun, the leading food

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Constellation Brands to Purchase Casa Noble Tequila

    Constellation Brands to Purchase Casa Noble Tequila

International alcoholic beverages group Constellation Brands is acquiring the Casa Noble tequila brand. The transaction includes the Casa Noble trademark

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European Commission Announces Deductions From 2014 Fishing Quotas

    European Commission Announces Deductions From 2014 Fishing Quotas

The ten Member States that declared having exceeded their fishing quotas in 2013 will face reduced fishing quotas for those

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Production Starts at new Arla Foods/DMK Joint Venture

    Production Starts at new Arla Foods/DMK Joint Venture

Production has begun at a new whey and lactose production facility that is a joint venture between Denmark’s Arla Foods

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Babcock Wanson Boiler Helps Convert Food Waste into Renewable Electricity

    Babcock Wanson Boiler Helps Convert Food Waste  into Renewable Electricity

Viridor, one of the UK’s leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies, has installed a Babcock Wanson HEB 1050

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COVERIS designs new packaging for First Milk’s cooking sauces

COVERIS Rigid (Mansfield) UK has designed a new, completely recyclable, thin wall in-mould labelled packaging for dairy firm First Milk’s

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