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Enrico Grassi named ‘Visionary Leader’ at Gulfood Manufacturing Industry Excellence Awards
Enrico Grassi named ‘Visionary Leader’ at Gulfood Manufacturing Industry Excellence Awards

Enrico Grassi – Founder and President of Italy-headquartered multinational E80 Group – has received the prestigious ‘Visionary Leader’ accolade from judges at the recently concluded Gulfood Manufacturing 2022, held in the UAE. read more

St Helen’s Farm launches ‘Elf On The Shelf’ for Christmas
St Helen’s Farm launches ‘Elf On The Shelf’ for Christmas

St Helen’s Farm, one of the UK’s leading producers of goat’s milk products, has launched a new range of festive designs for its milk cartons – available from 23rd November. read more

BACOFOIL® launches new Non-Slip Baking Paper
BACOFOIL® launches new Non-Slip Baking Paper

With a new and innovative solution set to eradicate the age-old nuisance of baking paper that insists on curling and sliding, Bacofoil® has re-launched its market leading Non-Stick Baking Paper in a revolutionary ‘Non-Slip’ version. read more

Beavertown relaunches sold-out ‘glitter beer’ in time for Christmas
Beavertown relaunches sold-out ‘glitter beer’ in time for Christmas

Beavertown Brewery has become the UK’s first big beer brand to create cans of glitter beer. After previously selling out in under 24 hours, Frozen Neck – the new hazy ABV IPA, infused with edible glitter – is now available to pre-order. read more

Award-winning Turkish winemakers gather with foreign guests at Lara Barut Collection
Award-winning Turkish winemakers gather with foreign guests at Lara Barut Collection

Selected guests, special wines and unique delicacies combined once again at the Winemaker's Dinner event by Lara Barut Collection. The seventh edition of the prestigious Winemaker's Dinner meetings, where Turkish winemakers meet with foreign visitors, was held on 13 November, accompanied by Selim and Pinar Ellialti, the Founders of Suvla Saraplari. read more

Simply Roasted to debut London’s first crisp pick & mix pop-up corner shop
Simply Roasted to debut London’s first crisp pick & mix pop-up corner shop

From 25-27 November, Simply Roasted will open London’s first ever Pick & Mix bar dedicated solely to one of the nation’s favourite go to savoury snacks – crisps. read more

London Essence launches its exquisite mixers in Dubai
London Essence launches its exquisite mixers in Dubai

London Essence has announced the long-awaited arrival of its exquisite mixers in the Middle East. read more

Epicurium adds new better-for-you milkshakes and snacks to its portfolio
Epicurium adds new better-for-you milkshakes and snacks to its portfolio

UK-based healthy snacks wholesaler Epicurium has added Shaken Udder premium milkshakes and Flower & White fruity mallow bars – both HFSS-compliant – to its portfolio of better-for-you treats. read more

KTC Edibles becomes first UK business to sign Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto
KTC Edibles becomes first UK business to sign Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto

KTC Edibles Ltd, Britain’s largest manufacturer and distributor of edible oils, has further demonstrated its commitment to sustainable palm oil by becoming the first UK company to sign the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto. read more

Sorma Group to showcase 2 machines at Interpoma for efficient, delicate processing of apples
Sorma Group to showcase 2 machines at Interpoma for efficient, delicate processing of apples

From 17–19 November at Interpoma expo in Bolzano, Italy, Sorma Group will present its new line for filling and labelling cardboard trays, as well as its updated version of the Aporo packing machine. read more

SIG receives ‘Breakthrough Food Technology Award’ at Gulfood Manufacturing 2022
SIG receives ‘Breakthrough Food Technology Award’ at Gulfood Manufacturing 2022

Swiss multinational packaging pioneer SIG has received the ‘Breakthrough Food Technology Award’ at Gulfood Manufacturing 2022 for its innovative ‘Heat&Go’ packaging, which enables drinks to be microwaved without compromising product quality. read more

Purcari acquires majority stake in leading Bulgarian winery
Purcari acquires majority stake in leading Bulgarian winery

Purcari Wineries PLC – one of the largest wine and brandy groups in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region – has signed the Share Purchase Agreement for a 76-per-cent stake in Bulgarian joint stock company Angel’s Estate Winery. read more

Coffee breaks made greener with the launch of CauliCups
Coffee breaks made greener with the launch of CauliCups

The UK’s first tech-enabled reusable food and drink packaging solution introduces reusable coffee cups. read more

IFF muscles in with innovative alt-protein advancement
IFF muscles in with innovative alt-protein advancement

International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has just launched SUPRO® TEX – a breakthrough innovation in whole-muscle pieces of plant protein meat alternatives. read more

SIGNATURE EVO from SIG wins Gulf Sustainability Award
SIGNATURE EVO from SIG wins Gulf Sustainability Award

SIGNATURE EVO from SIG – the world’s first full barrier packaging material without aluminium layer for aseptic carton packs – has won the prestigious Gulf Sustainability Awards 2022 in the ‘Best Sustainable Product’ read more

Recyclable Favourites tub leads range of new Valeo Snackfoods SKUs
Recyclable Favourites tub leads range of new Valeo Snackfoods SKUs

Barratt, the Valeo Snackfoods confectionery brand behind sweets like Dip Dabs and Wham, has launched a new recyclable variety tub called Barratt Favourites. read more

UAE businessman Shahid Khan receives Gama Innovation Award
UAE businessman Shahid Khan receives Gama Innovation Award

Shahid N. Khan – a well-known CEO in the GCC region with vast international experience in Retail, FMCG, F&B and B2B – has received a coveted Global Innovation Award for outstanding achievement. read more

World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM)’s first Middle East conference opens doors in Abu Dhabi
World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM)’s first Middle East conference opens doors in Abu Dhabi

High-level stakeholders from across the global fresh food industry, including more than 500 public and private sector leaders and experts from around the world, have arrived in Abu Dhabi for the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) Conference 2022, which is being held in the Middle East for the first time. read more

The Turmeric Co. claims five accolades at UK’s prestigious Nourish Awards
The Turmeric Co. claims five accolades at UK’s prestigious Nourish Awards

Functional nutrition company, The Turmeric Co. has won five prestigious awards at this year’s Nourish Awards for its Raw Turmeric Original shot, Raw Turmeric Vitamin C & D3 shot and its Raw Turmeric & Beetroot shot. read more

Entire plant-based protein value chain brought under one roof at GoodMills Innovation
Entire plant-based protein value chain brought under one roof at GoodMills Innovation

The sales, marketing and application technology activities for the legume flours of Müller's Mühle Business Solution become part of the GoodMills Innovation portfolio following merger and implementation of B2B sales division ‘Plant-Based Proteins’. read more

Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo returns to London’s ExCel, 19-20 October
Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo returns to London’s ExCel, 19-20 October

Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo makes its much-anticipated return to London's ExCeL on 19–20 October, forming Europe’s leading event for takeaway and restaurant owners looking to boost their profits. read more

Meet ‘The Bar’ – AI-designed milk chocolate that will pass both taste test and sugar-taxes
Meet ‘The Bar’ – AI-designed milk chocolate that will pass both taste test and sugar-taxes

Finnish dairy company Valio has created a proof-of-concept chocolate bar to showcase what its innovative milk powder solution and know-how can achieve when it comes to enabling natural sugar reduction in any milk chocolate product. read more

‘The Simple Root’ secures listing with Thomas Ridley Foodservice
‘The Simple Root’ secures listing with Thomas Ridley Foodservice

The Simple Root has announced it will be launching with Thomas Ridley Foodservice as its go to market partner for the 2kg pack format of the firm’s market leading chilled plant-based cooking sauces. read more

Consortium Tradizione Italiana to showcase an array of Italian food leaders at SIAL 2022
Consortium Tradizione Italiana to showcase an array of Italian food leaders at SIAL 2022

SIAL Paris is finally back after four years, and Tradizione Italiana is set to showcase the products and innovations of its members in the Hall of Nations (Hall 1, stand E005), when the international food expo opens its doors in Paris on Saturday (15th October). read more

Gulfood Manufacturing 2022 set to tackle global food system challenges and drive ground-breaking innovation
Gulfood Manufacturing 2022 set to tackle global food system challenges and drive ground-breaking innovation

From new ingredients and advanced technologies to integrated supply chain solutions and breakthrough developments in the industry, Gulfood Manufacturing 2022 will act as a definitive driver for future of food production when it returns to Dubai in November. read more

Oxford to host UK’s first ever unstaffed, 24-hour ramen bar
Oxford to host UK’s first ever unstaffed, 24-hour ramen bar

The UK’s first ever 24-hour ramen bar is coming to Oxford. With no waiting staff, no booking and no waiting, consumers will be able to enjoy ramen 24 hours a day. read more

Crag Spring Water becomes first British winners at international water tasting competition
Crag Spring Water becomes first British winners at international water tasting competition

Cheshire-based spring water brand Crag Spring Water has won Silver in the Sparkling Low Minerality category at The FineWaters International Water Tasting Competition Taste and Design Awards 2022, held recently in Los Angeles. read more

Guylian unveils new duty-free range and Master's Selection in Cannes
Guylian unveils new duty-free range and Master's Selection in Cannes

Belgian chocolate brand Guylian is set to showcase both a new duty free range and a reviewed Master's Selection – ‘the best of the best’ – when it participates as an exhibitor at TFWA World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes, the Duty Free & Travel Retail Global Summit. read more

Mondi perfects mono-material bacon packaging
Mondi perfects mono-material bacon packaging

Mondi has collaborated with Austrian bacon producer Handl Tyrol to provide a new mono-material polypropylene (PP) high barrier packaging solution for bacon. The eye-catching 'wood effect' film ensures safe vacuum packaging and offers excellent protection to prevent food waste. read more

New report details Russia’s damage to Ukrainian crop storage
New report details Russia’s damage to Ukrainian crop storage

Russia’s military has damaged, destroyed or taken control of nearly 16 per cent of Ukraine’s grain storage facilities since the latest invasion began in February, a new analysis shows. read more

Free From Food Expo brings recipe for success to the Middle East in September 2023
Free From Food Expo brings recipe for success to the Middle East in September 2023

Free From Food Expo – Europe’s leading innovation platform for the free-from, organic, vegan, functional and healthy ingredient food industries – brings its recipe for success to the Middle East from 19–20 September 2023, when it holds its first ever event in Dubai. read more

Japan takes ultimate crown at World Steak Challenge 2022
Japan takes ultimate crown at World Steak Challenge 2022

After a full day’s technical judging at FIRE Steakhouse & Bar in Dublin, the 2022 World Steak Challenge results are in: A Japanese Wagyu was crowned the overall winner and was a clear cut above the rest in also taking the World’s Best Sirloin and World’s Best Grain-Fed. read more

ADM opens new extrusion facility in Serbia to meet rising demand for textured soy proteins
ADM opens new extrusion facility in Serbia to meet rising demand for textured soy proteins

As an extension of its non-GMO solutions, ADM will now offer both origination and extrusion capabilities of non-GMO soy protein for the European market. read more

Barratt launches HFSS-compliant marshmallows under best-selling Flumps brand
Barratt launches HFSS-compliant marshmallows under best-selling Flumps brand

Barratt has announced the launch of ‘Flumps Sugar Free’ – HFSS-compliant, sugar-free marshmallows with the signature Flumps taste. read more

Bühler masters the art of control sifting with high capacity at low footprint
Bühler masters the art of control sifting with high capacity at low footprint

Bühler’s Sifter Azurit MPAU is designed to rebolt and grade powdered and granulated grain-based product. Applied after the grinding system or ahead of the bagging or outload line for control sifting, it is an important machine in the quality management process. read more

The big baking industry reunion, plus top trends in action – all at IBIE 2022
The big baking industry reunion, plus top trends in action – all at IBIE 2022

Returning to Las Vegas from 17-21 September 2022, the much-anticipated International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) is the largest, most comprehensive baking industry event in the Western Hemisphere. read more

Baking papers from Nordic Paper are now compost certified
Baking papers from Nordic Paper are now compost certified

Leading the world in the manufacture of natural greaseproof paper without the addition of fluorocarbons (so-called PFAs), Nordic Paper has just obtained yet another confirmation of its environmental performance of its products: The company’s baking papers now are compost-certified. read more

Leafood secures €6.45m seed round to fund vertical farm network project
Leafood secures €6.45m seed round to fund vertical farm network project

Clean vertical farming technology pioneer YesHealth Group is partnering with quality leafy greens producer Leafood to build and operate a network of indoor vertical farms in Lithuania and the greater Baltic region, including Poland. read more

Dubai World Trade Centre and dmg events partner to develop international portfolio of F&B and hospitality sector events
Dubai World Trade Centre and dmg events partner to develop international portfolio of F&B and hospitality sector events

KAOUN International, the newly incorporated event organising company of the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), and leading international event organiser dmg events, have signed a joint venture agreement to develop an international portfolio in the food and hospitality sectors. read more

DrinkWell secures £1m investment to scale up in the low-calorie alcohol retail space
DrinkWell secures £1m investment to scale up in the low-calorie alcohol retail space

DrinkWell, the low-calorie alcohol retailer, has secured £1 million investment from a private investor to fuel its ambitious expansion plans. read more

Latest issue – Vol 5/22
– Machinery focus
– Gulfood Manufacturing insights
– Future-proofed chocolate – AI-designed confectionery
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