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Nestlé agrees to sell U.S. confectionery business to Ferrero

Nestlé today announced that it agreed to sell its U.S. confectionery business to Ferrero for USD 2.8 billion in cash. Nestlé’s 2016 U.S. confectionery sales reached about USD 900 million. The transaction is expected to close around the end of the first quarter of 2018 following the completi ... more

Sysco grows european business with Kent Frozen Foods acquisition

Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kent FrozenFoods, a successful UK-based foodservice distributor with revenue in the year ended 31 December 2016 of £47 million. The acquisition, which is conditional upon approval from the Competition and Markets Auth ... more

Fonterra partners with Alibaba's Hema Fresh to launch fresh milk product into China

Fonterra has launched a new fresh milk product in China in partnership with Hema Fresh, Alibaba’s innovative new retail concept which combines traditional bricks-and-mortar shopping with a digital experience. The new Daily Fresh milk range is now available in Hema’s 14 stores in Shanghai an ... more

In sweet corn, workhorses win

When deciding which sweet corn hybrids to plant, vegetable processors need to consider whether they want their contract growers using a workhorse or a racehorse. Is it better to choose a hybrid with exceptional yields under ideal growing conditions (i.e., the racehorse) or one that performs ... more

McDonald's Going All-Recycling By 2025

McDonald's Corp. (MCD) said Tuesday that all of its packaging worldwide will come from renewable, recycled or certified sources by 2025, up from the current figure of 50 percent. The fast food giant also aims to recycle guest packaging in all its restaurants by then, compared with only 10 ... more

Suedzucker Q3 result from operations declines; but lifts FY revenues outlook

German sugar producer Suedzucker AG (SUEZF.PK) reported that its result from operations for the third-quarter declined to 86 million euros from 133 million euros in the prior year. But, quarterly revenue for the third-quarter rose to 1.81 billion euros from 1.70 billion euros in the prior ... more

Recall of French baby milk products extended to 83 countries

The head of French dairy company Lactalis says that a recall of baby milk products because of a salmonella scare has been extended to 83 countries from around 30. In an interview with French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche, the president of Lactalis, Emmanuel Besnier, said that more than 12 m ... more

Coca-Cola to cut bottle size, increase price in UK to deal with sugar tax

Coca-Cola has announced its plans to cut bottle size and to increase price, in order to deal with the introduction of a sugar tax on soft drinks from April this year in the UK. The beverage giant plans to cut the size of 1.75 liter bottles to 1.5 liter and at the same time raise prices by 2 ... more

WUR spin-offs receive funding for feasibility study

Two spin-offs of Wageningen University & Research (WUR) have received funding from the government. This money will be used for the implementation of a feasibility study. These two companies were derived from Wageningen Research. N-chroma, the first spin-off researches and develops new metho ... more

Fast food makes the immune system more aggressive in the long term

The immune system reacts similarly to a high fat and high calorie diet as to a bacterial infection. This is shown by a recent study led by the University of Bonn. Particularly disturbing: Unhealthy food seems to make the body’s defenses more aggressive in the long term. Even long after swit ... more

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Nestlé agrees to sell U.S. confectionery business to Ferrero

Nestlé today announced that it agreed to sell its U.S. confectionery business to Ferrero for USD 2.8 billion in cash. Nestlé’s 2016 U.S. confectionery sales reached about USD 900 million. The transaction is expected to close around the end of the first quarter of 2018 following the completi ... more

Sysco grows european business with Kent Frozen Foods acquisition

Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kent FrozenFoods, a successful UK-based foodservice distributor with revenue in the year ended 31 December 2016 of £47 million. The acquisition, which is conditional upon approval from the Competition and Markets Auth ... more

McDonald's Going All-Recycling By 2025

McDonald's Corp. (MCD) said Tuesday that all of its packaging worldwide will come from renewable, recycled or certified sources by 2025, up from the current figure of 50 percent. The fast food giant also aims to recycle guest packaging in all its restaurants by then, compared with only 10 ... more

Suedzucker Q3 result from operations declines; but lifts FY revenues outlook

German sugar producer Suedzucker AG (SUEZF.PK) reported that its result from operations for the third-quarter declined to 86 million euros from 133 million euros in the prior year. But, quarterly revenue for the third-quarter rose to 1.81 billion euros from 1.70 billion euros in the prior ... more

Fast food makes the immune system more aggressive in the long term

The immune system reacts similarly to a high fat and high calorie diet as to a bacterial infection. This is shown by a recent study led by the University of Bonn. Particularly disturbing: Unhealthy food seems to make the body’s defenses more aggressive in the long term. Even long after swit ... more

Can Muesli help against arthritis?

It is well known that healthy eating increases our general sense of wellbeing. Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have now discovered that a fibre-rich diet can have a positive influence on chronic inflammatory joint diseases, leading to stronger bones. T ... more

Alland & Robert Introduces Karaya Gum to the Food Industry

As a natural gum coming from wild trees, Karaya gum is a natural and vegetal ingredient that can be used for many food and pharmaceutical applications. Alland & Robert, a French company founded 134 years ago and the international leader in Karaya gum manufacturing, has developed a method of ... more

More World Star glory for Alufoil Trophy champions

Once again the WorldStar competition, organised by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO), has recognised excellence in aluminium foil innovation by naming four winning entries from the Alufoil Trophy 2017 in its own list of winners. Amcor and Constantia Flexibles provided the successful en ... more

Mondi wins five World Star Awards for innovative packaging solutions in four categories

The World Star Awards 2018 have awarded five Mondi entries for their innovative character. The prestigious awards, organised annually by the World Packaging Organisation, take candidates from 33 national awards and five continents into consideration. “We are honoured by this distinction and ... more

Hershey To Buy Amplify Snack Brands In $1.6 Bln Deal

Hershey Co. (HSY) said that it agreed to buy Amplify Snack Brands Inc. (BETR) for $12.00 per share in cash. The agreement has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies. Affiliates of TA Associates, Amplify's largest stockholder, and key Amplify insiders, who collectively r ... more

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Sysco grows european business with Kent Frozen Foods acquisition

Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kent FrozenFoods, a successful UK-based foodservice distributor with revenue in the year ended 31 December 2016 of £47 million. The acquisition, which is conditional upon approval from the Competition and Markets Auth ... more

McDonald's Going All-Recycling By 2025

McDonald's Corp. (MCD) said Tuesday that all of its packaging worldwide will come from renewable, recycled or certified sources by 2025, up from the current figure of 50 percent. The fast food giant also aims to recycle guest packaging in all its restaurants by then, compared with only 10 ... more

Suedzucker Q3 result from operations declines; but lifts FY revenues outlook

German sugar producer Suedzucker AG (SUEZF.PK) reported that its result from operations for the third-quarter declined to 86 million euros from 133 million euros in the prior year. But, quarterly revenue for the third-quarter rose to 1.81 billion euros from 1.70 billion euros in the prior ... more

Coca-Cola to cut bottle size, increase price in UK to deal with sugar tax

Coca-Cola has announced its plans to cut bottle size and to increase price, in order to deal with the introduction of a sugar tax on soft drinks from April this year in the UK. The beverage giant plans to cut the size of 1.75 liter bottles to 1.5 liter and at the same time raise prices by 2 ... more

Fast food makes the immune system more aggressive in the long term

The immune system reacts similarly to a high fat and high calorie diet as to a bacterial infection. This is shown by a recent study led by the University of Bonn. Particularly disturbing: Unhealthy food seems to make the body’s defenses more aggressive in the long term. Even long after swit ... more

'Sniffing' out counterfeit liquors

Watered-down or fake liquors can reap financial rewards for nefarious individuals, but the adulteration of liquor cheats consumers and can even lead to health hazards from added contaminants. Scientists now report in ACS Sensors a portable device with an advanced sensor array that can ident ... more

AG Barr brings a taste of italy to the uk with San Benedetto

AG Barr is bringing the authentic taste of Italy to UK shoppers with San Benedetto –the premium Italian soft drinks brand that’s high in taste, and contains only 86 calories per can. “Soft drinks shoppers are lookingfor premium, exciting and indulgent products that deliver on taste, and thi ... more

2017 Craft Beer in Review

Strong brewery growth, increased beer tourism and the launch of theindependent craft brewer seal—with more than 2,700 craft brewers signed on—were all part of a watershed year for craft beer in 2017. TheBrewers Association (BA) —the not-for-profit trade association dedicated tosmall and ind ... more

More World Star glory for Alufoil Trophy champions

Once again the WorldStar competition, organised by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO), has recognised excellence in aluminium foil innovation by naming four winning entries from the Alufoil Trophy 2017 in its own list of winners. Amcor and Constantia Flexibles provided the successful en ... more

Mondi wins five World Star Awards for innovative packaging solutions in four categories

The World Star Awards 2018 have awarded five Mondi entries for their innovative character. The prestigious awards, organised annually by the World Packaging Organisation, take candidates from 33 national awards and five continents into consideration. “We are honoured by this distinction and ... more

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Sysco grows european business with Kent Frozen Foods acquisition

Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kent FrozenFoods, a successful UK-based foodservice distributor with revenue in the year ended 31 December 2016 of £47 million. The acquisition, which is conditional upon approval from the Competition and Markets Auth ... more

McDonald's Going All-Recycling By 2025

McDonald's Corp. (MCD) said Tuesday that all of its packaging worldwide will come from renewable, recycled or certified sources by 2025, up from the current figure of 50 percent. The fast food giant also aims to recycle guest packaging in all its restaurants by then, compared with only 10 ... more

Suedzucker Q3 result from operations declines; but lifts FY revenues outlook

German sugar producer Suedzucker AG (SUEZF.PK) reported that its result from operations for the third-quarter declined to 86 million euros from 133 million euros in the prior year. But, quarterly revenue for the third-quarter rose to 1.81 billion euros from 1.70 billion euros in the prior ... more

Fast food makes the immune system more aggressive in the long term

The immune system reacts similarly to a high fat and high calorie diet as to a bacterial infection. This is shown by a recent study led by the University of Bonn. Particularly disturbing: Unhealthy food seems to make the body’s defenses more aggressive in the long term. Even long after swit ... more

McDonald's tests fresh beef in another burger

McDonald's is testing the use of fresh beef in another burger, the latest move by the fast food chain to swap out frozen beef as it seeks to improve its image. The company said Tuesday that the new burger, called Archburger, is being tested in seven McDonald's restaurants in Tulsa, Oklahoma ... more

Hempler Recalls 4,068 Pounds Of Pepperoni Sticks Citing Metal Contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Ferndale, Wash. establishment Hempler Foods Group, LLC, is recalling approximately 4,068 pounds of pepperoni sticks products due to contamination of extraneous material, specifically metal. The fi ... more

More World Star glory for Alufoil Trophy champions

Once again the WorldStar competition, organised by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO), has recognised excellence in aluminium foil innovation by naming four winning entries from the Alufoil Trophy 2017 in its own list of winners. Amcor and Constantia Flexibles provided the successful en ... more

Mondi wins five World Star Awards for innovative packaging solutions in four categories

The World Star Awards 2018 have awarded five Mondi entries for their innovative character. The prestigious awards, organised annually by the World Packaging Organisation, take candidates from 33 national awards and five continents into consideration. “We are honoured by this distinction and ... more

German court hears 'sausage cartel' appeal against price-fixing fines

A court in Dusseldorf is set to begin hearing arguments Tuesday in an appeal case to overturn fines imposed on a sausage makers' cartel. The group of 21 companies, known as the "sausage cartel," was fined a total 338 million euros (398 million dollars) in 2014 by Germany's Bundeskartellamt ... more

Holscher receives prestigious Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Award for early-career innovation in nutrition

Hannah Holscher, assistant professor of nutrition in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois is a recipient of the second annual New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research award. The annual set of early-career grants to outstanding food and agric ... more

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Sysco grows european business with Kent Frozen Foods acquisition

Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kent FrozenFoods, a successful UK-based foodservice distributor with revenue in the year ended 31 December 2016 of £47 million. The acquisition, which is conditional upon approval from the Competition and Markets Auth ... more

Fonterra partners with Alibaba's Hema Fresh to launch fresh milk product into China

Fonterra has launched a new fresh milk product in China in partnership with Hema Fresh, Alibaba’s innovative new retail concept which combines traditional bricks-and-mortar shopping with a digital experience. The new Daily Fresh milk range is now available in Hema’s 14 stores in Shanghai an ... more

McDonald's Going All-Recycling By 2025

McDonald's Corp. (MCD) said Tuesday that all of its packaging worldwide will come from renewable, recycled or certified sources by 2025, up from the current figure of 50 percent. The fast food giant also aims to recycle guest packaging in all its restaurants by then, compared with only 10 ... more

Suedzucker Q3 result from operations declines; but lifts FY revenues outlook

German sugar producer Suedzucker AG (SUEZF.PK) reported that its result from operations for the third-quarter declined to 86 million euros from 133 million euros in the prior year. But, quarterly revenue for the third-quarter rose to 1.81 billion euros from 1.70 billion euros in the prior ... more

Recall of French baby milk products extended to 83 countries

The head of French dairy company Lactalis says that a recall of baby milk products because of a salmonella scare has been extended to 83 countries from around 30. In an interview with French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche, the president of Lactalis, Emmanuel Besnier, said that more than 12 m ... more

Fast food makes the immune system more aggressive in the long term

The immune system reacts similarly to a high fat and high calorie diet as to a bacterial infection. This is shown by a recent study led by the University of Bonn. Particularly disturbing: Unhealthy food seems to make the body’s defenses more aggressive in the long term. Even long after swit ... more

US non-dairy milk sales grow 61% over the last five years to reach $2.11 billion in 2017

As the popularity of plant-based nutrition grows, it seems non-dairy milk* is increasingly finding its place in Americans’ refrigerators. New research from Mintel reveals that non-dairy milk sales have seen steady growth over the past five years, growing an impressive 61 percent since 2012, ... more

Emmi sells its minority stake in siggi's

Emmi has owned a 22 % stake in The Icelandic Milk and Skyr Corporation (siggi's) following two transactions in 2012 and 2013, when Emmi was also a contract manufacturer for the brand. Siggi’s, headquartered in New York, is the pioneer in the production and distribution of Icelandic style Yo ... more

More World Star glory for Alufoil Trophy champions

Once again the WorldStar competition, organised by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO), has recognised excellence in aluminium foil innovation by naming four winning entries from the Alufoil Trophy 2017 in its own list of winners. Amcor and Constantia Flexibles provided the successful en ... more

Mondi wins five World Star Awards for innovative packaging solutions in four categories

The World Star Awards 2018 have awarded five Mondi entries for their innovative character. The prestigious awards, organised annually by the World Packaging Organisation, take candidates from 33 national awards and five continents into consideration. “We are honoured by this distinction and ... more

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Sysco grows european business with Kent Frozen Foods acquisition

Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kent FrozenFoods, a successful UK-based foodservice distributor with revenue in the year ended 31 December 2016 of £47 million. The acquisition, which is conditional upon approval from the Competition and Markets Auth ... more

In sweet corn, workhorses win

When deciding which sweet corn hybrids to plant, vegetable processors need to consider whether they want their contract growers using a workhorse or a racehorse. Is it better to choose a hybrid with exceptional yields under ideal growing conditions (i.e., the racehorse) or one that performs ... more

McDonald's Going All-Recycling By 2025

McDonald's Corp. (MCD) said Tuesday that all of its packaging worldwide will come from renewable, recycled or certified sources by 2025, up from the current figure of 50 percent. The fast food giant also aims to recycle guest packaging in all its restaurants by then, compared with only 10 ... more

Suedzucker Q3 result from operations declines; but lifts FY revenues outlook

German sugar producer Suedzucker AG (SUEZF.PK) reported that its result from operations for the third-quarter declined to 86 million euros from 133 million euros in the prior year. But, quarterly revenue for the third-quarter rose to 1.81 billion euros from 1.70 billion euros in the prior ... more

WUR spin-offs receive funding for feasibility study

Two spin-offs of Wageningen University & Research (WUR) have received funding from the government. This money will be used for the implementation of a feasibility study. These two companies were derived from Wageningen Research. N-chroma, the first spin-off researches and develops new metho ... more

Fast food makes the immune system more aggressive in the long term

The immune system reacts similarly to a high fat and high calorie diet as to a bacterial infection. This is shown by a recent study led by the University of Bonn. Particularly disturbing: Unhealthy food seems to make the body’s defenses more aggressive in the long term. Even long after swit ... more

Mauricio Graber appointed new CEO of Chr. Hansen Holding A/S

The Board of Directors of Chr. Hansen Holding A/S has today appointed Mauricio Graber as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as of 1 June 2018. Mauricio Graber (54) has been President of the Flavours Division of Givaudan S.A. and a member of Givaudan’s Executive Committee since 2006. Mauricio ... more

Barentz International Acquires Serbian Soforebo to Strengthen their Animal Protein Offer in the Balkans

Barentz, an international leader in the distribution of high-quality ingredients, today announced the acquisition of Serbian Soforebo. The acquisition will strengthen Barentz functional protein portfolio, and expand the company’s market share in the Balkans. Soforebo was established in 1993 ... more

More World Star glory for Alufoil Trophy champions

Once again the WorldStar competition, organised by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO), has recognised excellence in aluminium foil innovation by naming four winning entries from the Alufoil Trophy 2017 in its own list of winners. Amcor and Constantia Flexibles provided the successful en ... more

Belgians are European champions in dietary supplements

The demand for sports nutrition, dietary products and vitamin preparations is booming. The daily rat race and the constant pressure to improve performance mean that people are more likely to take dietary supplements. Aminolabs in Belgium is well placed to benefit from the upswing in active ... more

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