22/09/2020 – News / Event / Tradeshow / ANUTEC International FoodTec India / Mumbai
21/09/2020 – News / Event / Virtual / Digital / Hospitality / Innovations / Africa
14/09/2020 – News / Retail / Event / Virtual / Digital / Buyers / Suppliers / The Pantry Live / Product Guru
10/09/2020 – News / Sustainability / Plastic / Recycling / Packaging / Food-Grade / Nestlé
28/08/2020 – News / Conference / Speakers / Food & Drink / Technology / Africa / Messe Muenchen
Exhibition organiser Messe Muenchen South Africa have issued a call for papers, seeking expert industry speakers for ‘food & drink technology Africa’, the premier trade fair for food, beverage, and packaging in southern Africa, which opens its doors from 13-15 July 2021 at Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg.
19/08/2020 – News / Packaging / PPE / Food / Pharma / Film / Flexible / FMCG / UFlex / India
UFlex Ltd – India’s largest multinational flexible packaging company, and a global player in polymer sciences – had declared its earnings for the first quarter of FY2020-21, recording a stellar performance and “great progress” in leveraging upon growth in the sector off the back of increased demand for personal hygiene and food packaging.
13/08/2020 – News / Beverages / Cocktails / Wine / Sipful Drinks / UK
04/08/2020 – News / Event / Exhibition / Agrifood / TUTTOFOOD / Italy / Global
21/07/2020 – News / Event / Tradeshow / THAIFEX - Anuga / Bangkok / Thailand / Asia
As Thailand further eases its Covid-19 restrictions, businesses and expo venues are gradually re-opening. And THAIFEX – Anuga Asia has just affirmed that it will hold its leading regional exhibition in Bangkok from 22–26 September 2020, which will make it one of the first international trade exhibitions to take place physically in Q3/Q4 this year, as the region’s F&B industry gears up for revived growth.
21/07/2020 – News / Agriculture / Meat / Waste / Emissions / UK
16/07/2020 – News / Nutrition / Health / Diet / Meal Replacement / Plenny / Shake / Jimmy Joy
Dutch-headquartered nutrition brand, Jimmy Joy, has just announced its newest launch, the ‘Plenny Shake v3.0’. Building on the foundations of its previous Plenny Shake v2.1, the firm’s latest iteration of its iconic meal replacement product promises to be even healthier and tastier than ever before.
15/07/2020 – News / Agriculture / Farming / Vegetables / Top Seeds International / Appointment / Ofir Elasar
13/07/2020 – News / Farming / Compassion / Sustainability / Animal / Welfare / Standards / Awards
Hosted by Compassion in World Farming, the prestigious annual Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards ceremony could not take place at the Tower of London this month as planned. Nonetheless, this week the leading international farm animal welfare charity has recognised those companies committing to higher welfare production and sourcing, through its awards programme.
07/07/2020 – News / Retail / Social distancing / Shoppers / Shelter / Weather / Canopy / DASH / Modular
01/07/2020 – News / Manufacturing / Tech / Processing / Ingredients / Packaging / Pharma / SternMaid
Germany-headquartered contract manufacturer SternMaid has commissioned a new line for filling products into a variety of different packs for the downstream food and pharma industries. The line can re-fill powdered food ingredients such as hydrocolloids or pharmaceutical excipients from any initial container into almost any other pack format the customer wishes – from FIBCs, to sacks, boxes or drums.
29/06/2020 – News / Agriculture / Consumer Physics / Ag-tech / Corn / Moisture / Analysis / Technology / US
23/06/2020 – News / Ingredients / Innovation / Nutraceuticals / Microalgae / Yemoja Ltd
Israel-based marine ingredient start-up, Yemoja Ltd, has opened the doors of its new plant dedicated to the industrial-scale production of high-value microalgae – in turn, opening the door to a proliferation of innovation in the areas of functional foods and nutraceuticals, as the beneficial properties of this sustainable raw material continue to be dicovered.
19/06/2020 – News / Pharmaceuticals / Neutraceuticals / Ingredients / Turmeric / Natural / Arjuna / India
India’s leading botanical extract manufacturer and exporter Arjuna Natural Pvt. Ltd has announced a surge in demand for its range of key botanicals – especially its flagship BCM-95® turmeric extract – as consumers globally express a greatly increased interest in consuming natural solutions as a preventative healthcare measure.
19/06/2020 – News / Health / Nutraceuticals / VitaBites / Anlit / Israel
Tel Aviv headquartered Anlit has just rolled out a new portfolio of immune-boosting products under the ‘VitaBite’ brand. The trio of products – LLP Immune Probiotics, Zinc, and Elderberry (sambuca) bites – are all market-ready for adaptation by supplement providers into customised functional formulations.
06/06/2020 – News / Ingredients / Health / Carob Bean / Pharmactive Biotech Products / Spain
04/06/2020 – News / Sustainability / Recycling / Fast-Food / Plastic / Zinc / ZincIn AS / Parx Materials
Two European firms, ZincIn AS and Parx Materials, have combined their expertise to transform old plastic fishing nets into fast-food serving trays that also integrate zinc – a natural defence mechanism against germs – in order to meet the requirements of quick service restaurants as such outlets strive to adapt to the world’s new Covid-19 reality.
01/06/2020 – News / Ingredients / Minerals / Calcium Carbonate / Omya / Switzerland
Swiss mineral ingredients manufacturer and speciality distributor Omya has just launched Omyaforte™ 100-OG, a highly bioavailable source of calcium. The new ingredient is suitable for fortified foods and powdered supplement formulations aimed at athletes, healthy agers, and others who may have a calcium deficiency.
01/06/2020 – News / Hospitality / Exhibition / Trade fair / Alimentec / Koelnmesse / Corferias / Colombia
26/05/2020 – News / Beverages / Liquor / Spirit / New Product / Kåska / Kaska / Finland / Europe
19/05/2020 – News / Sustainability / Packaging / Cheese / Dairy / Compostable / Recycled / DalterFood
Italian firm DalterFood Group – a major player in the cheese packaging sector and an international distributor of Italian food – has launched a range of hard cheeses in sustainable packaging. Consumers can now choose between 100-per-cent compostable and biodegradable bags or 100-per-cent recyclable bags.
13/05/2020 – News / Beverages / Health / Consumer Drinks / Energy Drinks / Ei8ht Energy / Ray Averre
A UK company has created the first consumer drinks product scientifically proven to substantially increase the body’s ability to transport oxygen. Taken as a sachet mixed with water, the product – called ‘Ei8ht Energy’ – increases the body’s ability to transport oxygen by close to five per cent for at least 80 minutes after ingestion.
06/05/2020 – News / Aquaculture / Technology / Internet of Things / IoT
Combining Internet of Thing (IoT) and satellite data analysis will be key to helping aquaculture businesses break through previous technical limitations and significantly increase the efficiency of their operations. Taiwan International Fisheries & Seafood Show, which returns from 3–5 September 2020, invites exhibitors of smart technologies to showcase the solutions that could transform aquaculture in the years ahead.
01/05/2020 – News / Sustainability / Health / SIAL / Paris / 2020 / Make.org / Future Food
29/04/2020 – News / Sustainability / Environment / BioFarm / Aleph Farms / Carbon-Neutral
Sustainable food systems pioneer Aleph Farms – the first company to produce meat on the International Space Station, without dependency on local natural resources and without slaughtering animals – has committed to net-zero emissions across its supply chain, and is leveraging its existing plans for pilot plant (BioFarm) to reach sustainability goals at scale.
22/04/2020 – News / Technology / Data / InfinityQS / Enact / Quality / Intelligence / Platform / QC / QA
20/04/2020 – News / Retail / E-commerce / Saudi Arabia / Covid-19
17/04/2020 – News / Packaging / Innovation / Sidel / Sanitiser / Disinfectant / PET / France / Covid-19
15/04/2020 – News / Packaging / Covid19 / Coronavirus / CSR / Tetra Laval / TetraPak / Sidel / DeLaval
02/04/2020 – News / IRI / Analysis / FMCG / Consumers / Covid19 / Retail / Consumer Behaviour
26/03/2020 – News / Technology / Apps / Cloud / COVID-19 / Eka Software Solutions
19/03/2020 – News / Food / Delivery / Meals / UK / Restaurants / HORECA / Coronavirus / Business
18/03/2020 – News / Beverages / PURA / Soda / Aurora / Awards / Taste Challenge / CSD / South Africa
16/03/2020 – News / Conference / Nutrition / Foodservice / Retail / Kerry / UK
11/03/2020 – News / Beverages / Wine / Organic / Organic Food Iberia / Spain
11/03/2020 – News / Hospitality / Awards / Hotel & Hospitality Show / Africa Big 7
06/03/2020 – News / Packaging / Innovation / Flexible Packaging Awards / Uflex / India
UFlex Ltd – India’s largest multinational flexible packaging company and a global player in polymer sciences – has been recognised with six accolades (three golds and three silvers) at the prestigious Flexible Packaging Awards 2020, which concluded earlier this week in Bonita Springs in the US state of Florida.
25/02/2020 – News / Food Processing / Condiments / Spice / Sauce / India
25/02/2020 – News / Food Processing / Flavours / McCormick & Company / AIM / US
Leading US flavour producer McCormick & Company has announced that Malcolm Swift – the firm’s President Global Flavor Solutions, International-EMEA and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) – has been elected President of the European Brands Association (AIM - Association des Industries de Marque), taking over from Trevor Bond of Johnson & Johnson.
25/02/2020 – News / Ingredients / Minerals / Calcium / Omya / Switzerland / VitaFoods Europe
18/02/2020 – News / Packaging / Environment / Sustainability / Recycling / Farming / Berries / USA
18/02/2020 – News / Packaging / Sustainability / Innovation / Plastic / Recycling / Nestlé
14/02/2020 – News / HORECA / Event / Hospitality / Saudi Arabia / The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia
Amidst a buoyant HORECA segment, with 158 active new hotel projects set to add an estimated 70,475 hotel rooms across Saudi Arabia in the not-too-distant future, the Kingdom’s premier hospitality and food industry event – The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia – returns for its eighth edition from 31 March to 2 April 2020. And the show’s organiser is promising its most hands-on hospitality experience to date, when the show opens its doors once more at Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events.
14/02/2020 – News / Ingredients / Olam International / Gulfood 2020 / Cocoa / Coffee / Dairy / Spices
14/02/2020 – News / HORECA / Halton / Finland / South Korea / Jeju Dream Tower / Kitchen Ventilation
Finnish firm Halton Group has been awarded a major contract to deliver professional kitchen ventilation project to South Korea’s new landmark and tourist resort, Jeju Dream Tower, which opened in 2019. This €900,000 contract represents the company’s biggest project of its kind in Korea to date, said Halton, which will be supplying its equipment to the client from December 2019 through to March 2020.
12/02/2020 – News / Hospitality / Partnership / The High Street Group / Budweiser / UK / US
12/02/2020 – News / Machinery / Technology / Food Processing / Environment / Climate / GEA
GEA – one of the world’s largest technology suppliers for food processing – has scored its best result to date in the climate assessment of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). With an overall score of A-, the Group now meets the criteria for the leadership level and thus ranks amongst the leaders in the sectoral and regional benchmark.
12/02/2020 – News / Packaging / Environment / Sustainability / Refillable / Abel & Cole / UK
Organic grocery business Abel & Cole has launched a cutting-edge refillables trial. This first-of-its-kind trial will remove single use packaging from a selection of pantry items and deliver them instead in returnable, reusable pots. This service, named Club Zero, makes Abel & Cole the first ever online retailer to offer a refillable service in the UK, as part of your normal weekly shop.
07/02/2020 – News / Ingredients / Event / Egypt / Fi Africa
22/01/2020 – News / Business / Trade / Export / Brexit / China / US / UK
21/01/2020 – News / Meat / Game / Sustainability / British / UK / Samworth / Waitrose / BGA / HORECA
21/01/2020 – News / Agriculture / Meat / Import / ANUFOOD China / China
20/01/2020 – News / Food Processing / Paradise Fruits / Ingredients / ProSweets 2020 / Germany
Paradise Fruits by Jahncke – the natural ingredients supplier behind four of Europe’s most innovative fruit and vegetable processing businesses – will debut its new range of freeze dried Crunchy granulates at ProSweets 2020, when the premier international sweets and snacks supplier event returns to Cologne in February.
16/01/2020 – News / Retail / Veganuary / Pizza Hut / Greggs / KFC / Subway
Participants of Veganuary will be spoiled for choice on any British high street this month as retailers launch vegan variations on their classic meat dishes. Pizza Hut has released a new ‘Pepperphoni Pizza’ while Greggs’ long-awaited vegan steak bake has now arrived in stores, alongside a vegan KFC burger and even a vegan meatball marinara Subway sandwich.
10/01/2020 – News / Beverages / S.Pellegrino / Beer / Talent / Young Chef 2020 / Global
09/01/2020 – News / Retail / KellyDeli / Sushi Daily / Veganuary
KellyDeli, the owner of sushi counter franchise Sushi Daily, has announced a colourful new vegan and vegetarian menu for January 2020 – one that caters to customers ditching meat for ‘Veganuary’ with a range of handmade products. There are Sushi Daily counters in over 100 convenient locations across the UK, including selected Waitrose and Asda stores.
08/01/2020 – News / Restaurants / Event / CES 2020 / Wi-Charge / Charter House Innovations / MagicBox
18/12/2019 – News / Snacks / Crisps / KETTLE® Chips / Cheese / UK
18/12/2019 – News / Sustainability / Fish / Tuna / Seafood / Thai Union Group / Thailand
Thiraphong Chansiri, CEO of seafood giant Thai Union Group PCL, has shared his views on sustainable development during a panel discussion at the recently held Thailand Responsible Business Network. Other panellists included executives from Ray Social Enterprise and leading corporates in Thailand including HomePro, AIS and Minor International.
13/12/2019 – News / Machinery / Technology / Innovation / Hiperbaric / Spain
09/12/2019 – News / Veganuary / Vegan / Environment / Global
Veganuary – a global organisation encouraging people to try vegan in January and beyond – has released passionate personal messages from climate-conscious celebrities urging everyone to ‘Join the New Year’s Revolution’ and sign up to the 31-day plant-based pledge. F&B companies would also be wise to take notice of this campaign, given the wider opportunities of the growing vegan and flexitarian consumer trend.
09/12/2019 – News / Protein / Snacks / Desserts / ROAR / UK
09/12/2019 – News / Sustainability / Nutrition / Nutraceuticals / Food Matters / UK
06/12/2019 – News / Innovation / Ingredients / Fi Europe / Mintel / Beauty Products
In a special presentation at the recently concluded Food Ingredients Europe (Fi Europe) – the world’s leading food and beverage ingredients platform – Alex Beckett, Associate Director of Food & Drink at Mintel explored how beauty and personal care ideas could make the jump from the make-up bag to the kitchen fridge.
06/12/2019 – News / Technology / Environment / Milk / Dairy-Free / Robotics / UK / Plenish
06/12/2019 – News / Health / Anti-Ageing / Nutriceuticals / Ingredients / Nicotinamide Riboside Chloride (NR)
28/11/2019 – News / Ingredients / Nestlé / Corbion / Microalgae / Algae / Sustainability
20/11/2019 – News / Retail / Snacks / Health / Popcorn / Metcalfe's
20/11/2019 – News / Packaging / Food / Innovation / Sustainability / Smurfit Kappa / Mitsubishi HiTec
20/11/2019 – News / Ingredients / Event / Fi Europe & Ni / France
The countdown has begun to Fi Europe & Ni, which opens its doors in Paris for the event’s 33rd edition from 3rd–5th December 2019. In addition to the innovations of approximately 1,700 exhibitors, a free-to-attend lecture programme will offer targeted information on new ingredients, technologies, challenges and trends in the industry. Moreover, the event organiser has announced that a special discounted price applies for registrations before 25th November.
14/11/2019 – News / Organic Waste / Kellogg / Cereal / Seven Bro7hers / Beer / UK
Cereal and snacks company Kellogg UK has announced a new ambitious target to reduce organic waste. By 2030 the Manchester-headquartered business will cut its organic waste – which includes food waste – by 50 per cent as part of its global Better Days corporate commitment to reduce its impact on the planet.
12/11/2019 – News / Event / Food Africa / Pacprocess / Food Processing / Egypt
Egypt, the gateway to key markets in the Middle East and Africa, is scheduled to host two major international trade fairs in December that will set numerous business opportunities in motion and establish new international trade connections. Leading F&B industry event Food Africa returns to Cairo for its fifth edition, and this year will be co-located with the inaugural pacprocess Middle East Africa event for the processing and packaging sector.
12/11/2019 – News / Ingredients / Food Processing / Innovation / Sustainability / Planetarians / Seeds&Chips
11/11/2019 – News / Food Processing / Research / Health / Glucose Metabolism / Fig / Euromed / Spain
06/11/2019 – News / Retail / Sushi / KellyDeli / Sushi Daily / UK