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PepsiCo Americas Beverages boss keen to scrap ‘old industry growth paradigm’

Food Production Daily - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:00

PepsiCo Americas Beverages CEO Al Carey says he wants to spend less on soda promotions where sales are declining and more on spurring growth in faster-growing portfolio areas.

‘Juices, soft drinks, beer all use more water!’ Nestle Waters hits back at California drought critics

Food Production Daily - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:03

Nestle Waters has hit back at critics who claim it draws too much water from a Southern Californian spring, insisting its products are sustainable and use minimal water versus other packaged beverages.

Put down the pen, pick up a tablet! Virtual factories and augmented reality in Sidel training centres

Food Production Daily - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:53

Sidel Services has opened a training centre in Guadalajara, Mexico that includes a virtual factory, augmented reality, and a library of technical manuals accessible on tablet devices.

Tetra Pak joins forces with IKEA and Kingfisher in sustainability drive

Food Production Daily - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 04:27

Tetra Pak says it wants to promote the benefits of responsibly sourced sustainable timber and has joined IKEA and Kingfisher to analyse the impact of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.

OAL’s Steam Infusion triumphs at European Food Venture Forum

Food Production Daily - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 03:30

OAL group, formerly Olympus Automation, has won an award at The European Food Venture Forum for its Steam Infusion technology.

Dutch component maker Qimarox gets wind in sails

Food Production Daily - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 03:19

Dutch machine component manufacturer Qimarox will sponsor a windmill to show its commitment to the local community.

Strauss: ‘We don’t have to reinvent the wheel but sometimes we have to think about things differently’

Food Production Daily - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 13:13

Putting salad into expensive-looking glass jars, combining IML (In-Mould Labeling) and injection molding techniques and offering customers personalised gifts of honey to celebrate Rosh Hashanah the Hebrew New Year, are just some of the ways Strauss is thinking outside of the box to secure brand loyalty.

UK needs ‘urgent action’ to hit recycling targets: Plastics 2020

Food Production Daily - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 04:22

Plastics 2020 says the UK needs to take urgent action to hit its 2017 recycling targets and is calling on food packagers and other stakeholders to identify actions to boost recycling.

RPC Superfos SuperLock packaging comes to UK

Food Production Daily - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 03:17

Danish plastic packaging firm RPC Superfos has launched its SuperLock barrier packaging in the UK.

Coca-Cola Europe: ‘By keeping finance away from the table we are free to innovate'

Food Production Daily - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 16:57

Coca-Cola Europe entered into a debate about disruptive packaging and if firms should let finance people into the design process, at the EuroPack Summit, in Lisbon, Portugal, this week.

LiquiGlide expands IP protection after global interest in its slippery coating

Food Production Daily - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 09:07

LiquiGlide has started international patent filings to protect the intellectual property (IP) of its slippery coating technology.

Pro Mach buys capping and bottling business Pace Packaging

Food Production Daily - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:40

Ohio-based Pro Mach has announced the acquisition of automated bottle unscrambler and orientor manufacturer Pace Packaging as it continues an M&A spending spree it started earlier this week.

Danone to expand its children’s range in Russia

Food Production Daily - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:25

Danone will expand its children’s range Danonino globally expanding into Russia and Asia after initial success in Spain and the UK.

Cereal makers must think outside the pot: Think spoons and fruit sachets

Food Production Daily - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 03:49

Cereal pots appeal to consumers seeking faster, easier ways of eating breakfast, but manufacturers must go beyond simple, on-the-go pot packaging, says Datamonitor Consumer.

Ajinomoto to acquire Windsor Quality Holdings for $800 M

IFT News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 01:00
Ajinomoto North America Inc., a consolidated subsidiary of Ajinomoto Co. Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire Windsor Quality Holdings LP, a private U.S. company for approximately $800 million.

General Mills to acquire Annie’s for $820 M

IFT News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 01:00
General Mills Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Annie’s Inc., a U.S. producer of branded organic and natural food products with net sales of $204 million in its latest fiscal year.

Nagase America hires Simmons

IFT News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 01:00
Nagase America has hired Sharrann Simmons for the newly created position of Senior Business Manager for the Life Sciences division.

Novel approaches to making gluten-free bread

IFT News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 01:00
The demand for gluten-free foods is increasing. However, because gluten is a structure-building protein essential for formulating leavened baked goods, obtaining high-quality gluten-free bread is a technological challenge.

Fragrance Resources Names Joseph Rainone SVP of Operations

Perfume Flavorist - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:23
Rainone had most recently been group vice president of manufacturing at Robertet Group.

Inaugural East Afripack opens in Nairobi

Food Production Daily - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:18

East Afripack, the first ever gathering of the processing, packaging and converting industries in the East Africa Region, will open in Nairobi, Kenya today.

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