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DT Industries reports drop in 3Q results

DT Industries, a US-based engineering-driven designer, manufacturer and integrator of automation systems and related equipment used to package food, has reported a net loss of...

Filipino Food processors launch trade offensive

Filipino food processors are calling for a summit meeting on food quality so its industry and government can develop "offensives" to counter the rising protectionism...

Food packaging companies await clarification of EU recycling directive

The European food packaging industry has turned its eyes on the UK to determine what moves its Government will take with regards the classification of...

Fleming to close two distribution centres

Fleming, the US grocery supplier, is closing two distribution centres despite reporting a 60 per cent rise in income. Although the company has beat analyst...

Amcor buys Schmalbach-Lubeca

Australian packaging company Amcor has said it plans to buy the polyethylene container and closure assets of Germany's Schmalbach-Lubeca for A$2.875 billion (€1.7bn). Amcor said...

Flexi-packaging faces up to globalisation

A recent report suggests that the future consolidation of flexible packaging companies serving the food and beverage industry is set to re-shape the segment. In...

Food industry gets new exhibition

A new exhibition has been launched for the European processing and packaging market by the Process and Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA), with the support of...

Interpack attracts largest visitor numbers yet

This year's Interpack, the international trade fair for the food packaging industry held in Düsseldorf, Germany, attracted 175,000 visitors from 103 countries and 2,557 exhibitors...

Nutraceutical company targets bakery sector

Nutraceutical Clinical Laboratories International Incorporated (NCLII) has begun selling its NuPreserv product to one of the leading US bakery groups. The natural ingredient is designed...

Sadia profits rise

Brazilian pork and poultry processor Sadia has seen an 11 per cent rise in its gross profits for the first quarter of the year, rising...

Argentina reopens 32 meat processing plants

Argentina has reopened 32 meat processing plants in the past four months thanks to a recovery in beef sales to the European Union (EU) and...

Convenience driving food innovation

A quick tour through this year's supermarket industry trade show in Chicago on Sunday proves the trend toward convenience shows no sign of abating, as...

Ethanol plants releasing toxins, EPA reports

Factories in the US that convert corn into the gasoline additive ethanol are releasing carbon monoxide, methanol and some carcinogens at levels "many times greater"...

Unilever to sell Loders Croklaan Group

Unilever has announced that it intends to sell its international specialty oils and fats business, Loders Croklaan Group, as part of its Path to Growth...

Premium Brands announces improved 1Q

Premium Brands, a producer and marketer of specialty branded consumer food products and conventional processed meats, has announced its financial results for the thirteen weeks...

Snack maker narrows its focus to Southeast Asia

Thailand's Useful Food, one of the country's largest snack producers, has revised its regional growth plan by focusing on Southeast Asia rather than the whole...

Patrick Cudahy opens bacon processing facility

US bacon processor Patrick Cudahy celebrated the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art bacon and sausage facility recently. The expansion will increase production capabilities in...

Huge drop in 1Q profits for French packaging company

French aluminium and packaging group, Pechiney, saw a 61 per cent fall in first-quarter profits but said it was confident of achieving stable earnings over...

Investors interested in paper group

A US-based private equity firm is thought to be in talks to buy Irish paper and packaging group Jefferson Smurfit, according to sources close to...

Crown Cork & Seal sells metal closures business

Crown Cork & Seal has completed the sale of the metal closure assets of its Danish subsidiary, Crown Cork Company Scandinavia, to Pelliconi Scandinavia, the...

First quarter improvement for Frozen Food Express Industries

Frozen Food Express Industries, the US-based temperature-controlled distribution company which specialises in food products, health care supplies and confectionery, has reported an increase in first...

Grain elevators exchanged

United Grain Growers of Canada and Louis Dreyfus Canada are to exchange grain elevators, according to statements released by the two companies. United Grain said...

More efficient wrapping for Pura

Pura Foods has taken delivery of its third Robopac Helix HS40 pallet stretchwrapper, supplied by Aetna UK. Pura's site in London processes and packs edible...

New rotary lobe pumps from Netzsch

Netzsch has introduced a range of rotary lobe pumps under the Tornado name, making it the only manufacturer in the UK to offer both rotary...

Smithfield to close plant by year-end

Smithfield Foods, the giant US meat processor, is to close a small production facility in Norfolk, Virginia, by the end of the year, laying off...

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