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Apofruit Italia to showcase varietal innovation at Fruit Logistica 2023
Apofruit Italia to showcase varietal innovation at Fruit Logistica 2023

Apofruit Italia – the fruit grower co-operative with around 3,000 members that market 100-per-cent Italian-made products all over the world – will be at Fruit Logistica 2023 in an even bigger exhibition space packed with even more content. read more

Crab and lobster welfare takes a step forward with first UK supermarket benchmark
Crab and lobster welfare takes a step forward with first UK supermarket benchmark

Companies in the UK face the first assessment of welfare standards for crabs, lobsters and prawns since the creatures were legally recognised as sentient and able to feel pain. read more

Peckwater Brands acquires competitor eatclever, expands in DACH region
Peckwater Brands acquires competitor eatclever, expands in DACH region

Peckwater Brands, Europe’s largest operator of virtual food brands, has acquired eatclever, the virtual delivery brand market leader in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). read more

SOLIDUS makes €11m investment in sustainable retail packaging for 2023
SOLIDUS makes €11m investment in sustainable retail packaging for 2023

Europe’s leading sustainable packaging provider SOLIDUS launches three new retail and food service solutions – skin packaging, MAP (Modified Atmosphere Packaging), and fully recyclable punnets – as part of its innovative FUTURLINE® range. read more

Mondi expands range of FunctionalBarrier Papers with high barrier packaging solution
Mondi expands range of FunctionalBarrier Papers with high barrier packaging solution

Mondi – a global leader in packaging and paper – is expanding its unique range of medium, high and very high barrier paper-based packaging to support customers on their journey to use more sustainable packaging solutions. read more

Farm carbon calculator Agrecalc appoints first CEO
Farm carbon calculator Agrecalc appoints first CEO

Award-winning farm carbon calculator Agrecalc has appointed its first CEO, in a major step towards becoming a spin-out company that supports agriculture’s journey to net-zero. read more

Emerging World FZC inks land lease deal to establish PRAN manufacturing plant in UAE
Emerging World FZC inks land lease deal to establish PRAN manufacturing plant in UAE

Khalifa Economic Zones Abu Dhabi - KEZAD Group, has signed an agreement with Emerging World FZC – the sole importer of PRAN-RFL Group’s products in the Middle East region – to establish a PRAN manufacturing plant to cater to local and regional markets. read more

The Simple Root launches range of plant-based cheeses
The Simple Root launches range of plant-based cheeses

Championing the humble root crop as their main ingredient, The Simple’s Root’s 100-per-cent plant-based cheese alternatives melt effectively and offer a no-compromise swap on plant-based menus, while containing 30-per-cent less fat and salt than competitor vegan cheeses. read more

Japan wins 2023 Pastry World Cup
Japan wins 2023 Pastry World Cup

The victory of Japan – represented by Moe Takahashi (chocolate), Naritoshi Suzuka (sugar), and Yusaku Shibata (ice) – was announced at the close of the Pastry World Cup’s 18th edition – held during the Sirha Lyon 2023 expo. read more

ICL invests in breakthrough sustainable protein ingredients startup Arkeon
ICL invests in breakthrough sustainable protein ingredients startup Arkeon

Global speciality minerals company ICL has announced that its agri-food innovation and investment platform, ICL Planet Startup Hub, has invested €2.75 million in Arkeon GmbH with the aim of developing CO2- derived protein ingredients for food applications. read more

US pizzeria brand 800 Degrees makes UK debut
US pizzeria brand 800 Degrees makes UK debut

Californian-born pizzeria 800 Degrees Pizza is making its UK debut this month. The popular international restaurant will launch its very European first site in one of the UK’s fastest growing and innovative leisure and entertainment providers, Gravity Wandsworth. read more

There’s not enough fruit and veg to go round in UK, finds new study
There’s not enough fruit and veg to go round in UK, finds new study

Britain does not produce or import enough fruit and vegetables for its population to get the government-recommended five-portions-a-day 400-gram intake, according to a newly published analysis by the Sustainable and Healthy Food Systems (SHEFS) research group, which includes The Food Foundation. read more

Gulfood to tackle global food challenges and kick-start pivotal year for UAE
Gulfood to tackle global food challenges and kick-start pivotal year for UAE

With major dialogues around food security, sustainability and
investments in the lead-up to COP 28, 2023 is likely to be a critical year for the food & beverage industry – and bringing together F&B communities from across the world to Dubai, Gulfood (20–24 February) is set to chart the way forward. read more

Food-tech innovator Vgarden develops ‘tuna tins without the fins’
Food-tech innovator Vgarden develops ‘tuna tins without the fins’

Vgarden, Ltd – a food-tech developer and manufacturer of plant-based alternatives – has launched a game-changing, clean-label, vegan tinned tuna. read more

Top Gum evolves gummy category with sugar-free, organic innovation
Top Gum evolves gummy category with sugar-free, organic innovation

Innovative producer TopGum Industries Ltd has launched its latest offering of sugar-free, organic gummies to the nutritional health supplement category. read more

ACI Group secures exclusive UK and Ireland distribution deal with Soy Austria
ACI Group secures exclusive UK and Ireland distribution deal with Soy Austria

ACI Group – a leading distributor working with some of the largest global food, as well as pharma, industrial and road brands – has entered into a new partnership with international market leader Soy Austria® to distribute its soy-based solutions in the UK and Ireland. read more

Plant-based protein shake brand GROUNDED launches in Whole Foods Market
Plant-based protein shake brand GROUNDED launches in Whole Foods Market

GROUNDED – the clean plant-based protein shake brand – has secured a listing with Whole Foods Market, launching in to all UK locations from 5th January. The brand has also taken over the main front of store window in the Kensington branch. read more

The Art of ITALICUS Aperitivo Challenge returns for fifth edition
The Art of ITALICUS Aperitivo Challenge returns for fifth edition

Launching in 11 countries worldwide, the unique competition challenges bartenders to create cutting-edge, innovative, art-inspired cocktails that represent the aperitivo experience using multi-award-winning ITALICUS Rosolio di Bergamotto citrus liqueur. read more

Ozzy Nel appointed to the board of food rescue organisation SA Harvest
Ozzy Nel appointed to the board of food rescue organisation SA Harvest

Ozzy Nel – COO of food rescue and hunger relief organisation SA Harvest – has been newly appointed as a board member. SA Harvest has rescued over 10.6 million tonnes of food from going to waste, delivering it to more than 200 beneficiaries across South Africa, amounting to 35.3 million meals in total. read more

Solidus Solutions to showcase circular retail-ready packaging at Fruit Logistica
Solidus Solutions to showcase circular retail-ready packaging at Fruit Logistica

Leading fibre-based packaging provider Solidus Solutions (SOLIDUS) will attend the annual Fruit Logistica tradeshow for the fruit and vegetable sector at Messe Berlin in Germany from 8–10 February 2023, showcasing its latest sustainable packaging solutions. read more

VioLife’s vegan alternatives to cheese launch in new Pret a Manger sandwich creations
VioLife’s vegan alternatives to cheese launch in new Pret a Manger sandwich creations

In time for Veganuary, Violife has announced the launch of two delicious new vegan sandwiches, available in Pret A Manger stores across the UK from 11th January 2023. read more

A.P. Moller – Maersk to build cutting-edge new cold storage facility in Norway
A.P. Moller – Maersk to build cutting-edge new cold storage facility in Norway

With the announcement of a new innovative cold storage facility that will be planned for Flatholmen quay in Aalesund, Norway, A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) continues its mission to integrate global end-to-end cold chains. read more

Byron launches exclusive ‘Mex-It-Up’ burger for Veganuary
Byron launches exclusive ‘Mex-It-Up’ burger for Veganuary

The new Mex-It-Up burger – a Veganuary special created by leading restaurant chain Byron – has officially landed, packing a punch that combines sweetness and spice. read more

Ynsect accelerates production of insect-based ingredients in North America
Ynsect accelerates production of insect-based ingredients in North America

Paris-headquartered Ynsect signs two major agreements to establish production sites in the US and Mexico. These new agreements arrive in tandem with the firm’s flagship facility in France – the world's largest vertical insect farm – entering its commissioning phase. read more

Spices & Herbs Global Expo returns to Macfrut 2023 for its 2nd edition
Spices & Herbs Global Expo returns to Macfrut 2023 for its 2nd edition

Spices & Herbs Global Expo – the international exhibition dedicated to spices, officinal herbs, and aromatic herbs – returns to Macfrut (from 3–5 May 2023 in Rimini, Italy), with sustainability, biodiversity and innovation set to be the focus of this new edition. read more

Crespel & Deiters Group appoints Executive Board in response to dynamic growth
Crespel & Deiters Group appoints Executive Board in response to dynamic growth

Germany-headquartered Crespel & Deiters Group, one of Europe’s significant middle-market wheat processors, has continuously expanded and diversified its product portfolio in recent years. In order to establish core processes across the growing Group, its management will be overseen by a newly appointed Executive Board. read more

Fatherson Bakery unveils festive feast collection
Fatherson Bakery unveils festive feast collection

Award-winning UK-based bakery Fatherson has unveiled its festive feast collection for Christmas 2022 – including an array of mince pie varieties, Christmas cake, festive loaf, cupcakes, and an apple and mincemeat pie. read more

Dubai Organic Expo (13–15 December) to feature over 200 exhibitors
Dubai Organic Expo (13–15 December) to feature over 200 exhibitors

Dubai is set to become the focal point of the global organic industry next week as more than 200 producers and suppliers from nearly 46 countries converge in the UAE emirate for the three-day Middle East Organic and Natural Products Expo. read more

Fi Europe Innovation Awards and Startup Innovation Challenge 2022 winners unveiled
Fi Europe Innovation Awards and Startup Innovation Challenge 2022 winners unveiled

Honoured at a special ceremony during Fi Europe 2022 in Paris, the winners of this year’s prestigious Fi Europe Innovation Awards and the Startup Innovation Challenge were chosen by an expert judging panel for their outstanding contributions to the F&B ingredients industry. read more

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

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