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Stand-up pouches offer stand-out appearance

Sandridge Food has launched a line of fresh soups and salads, with layered ingredients showcased in clear, flexible pouches.

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AMERIPEN reveals future targets

The executive director of AMERIPEN has targeted growing membership and becoming actionable with its research on packaging-related topics as part of its future direction.  

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First look at GEA Grasso 100-year-old factory renovation

GEA Grasso is nearing completion of its piston compressor factory in s-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch) in the Netherlands.

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PMMI bolsters membership with processing

The packaging-centric group is adding processing machinery makers to its General Member roster.

Special edition: Organic & non-GMO

One Degree Organic: like CPGs from the farmers’ market

The founders of Canadian bakery products manufacturer One Degree Organic Foods think the current packaged food landscape has distanced consumers far too much from Mother Nature. They’re looking to narrow...

Truly whole grain? Reconstituted grains make that tricky, says Whole Grains Council

In January, Oldways and the Whole Grains Council submitted a letter to the US Food & Drug Administration urging it to complete its guidance on whole grain labeling, with particular...

General Mills and Kellogg refute Oxfam climate change attack

General Mills and Kellogg have dismissed Oxfam’s claim that they are the ‘worst offenders’ on global greenhouse gas emissions and not doing enough to tackle climate change.

Cereal entrepreneurs seek to engage kids in effort to improve category's nutrition

The founders of Bitsy’s Brainfood, which has launched a new line of childrens’ breakfast cereals to go with its cookies, used their experience as mothers and working with kids in...

Is that a snack or a candy? ‘It’s so blurred now’, says NCA president

Snacks and confectionery have truly blurred from a product perspective and retail slant, says the president of the National Confectioners Association (NCA).

EWG slams added sugar in kids' cereals; Gen Mills says it's leading the way in sugar reduction

A recent analysis of more than 1,500 cereals, including 181 marketed for children, by the Environmental Working Group found that a person eating an average serving of cereal a day...

Developing western snacks with an ‘Arabic’ spin on them

tna sees Middle East as fastest growing market

The Middle East is the fastest growing market, in terms of business growth for tna, according to Michael Green, managing director, tna Australia.

Salt manufacturer invests in $1.3m packaging line

Salt of the Earth has spent $1.3m on an automatic packaging production line to improve the quality of its products and expand the number of its pack options.

TOMRA Sorting Food appoints China sales director

China: ‘A rapid paced and price sensitive market’

TOMRA Sorting Food, which makes sensor-based sorting and processing systems for the fresh and processed food industries, has appointed Steven Van Geel as a sales director for China. 

£80M pumped into Hovis to fund future growth

Hovis has received £80M of cash from commercial lender GE Capital to fund future growth plans following The Gores Group’s acquisition of a controlling stake in the bakery firm in...

Justice OKs Ardent Mills venture with caveats

The US Department of Justice will allow the formation of Ardent Mills, the largest US flour miller, to proceed if the companies involved sell four competitively significant mills. The massive venture...

News in brief

Top 10 global retail brands: Amazon number one

Online retailer Amazon beat Wal-Mart to become number one global retail brand, according to data from Millward Brown Optimor, with Tesco in sixth place.

Irish dairy group beefs up African ingredients presence

The opening last week of a regional development and application centre in Durban, South Africa, signals a clear intent by Kerry Foods to ramp up its focus on the fast...

'We need more time': SFA calls for 4-6 years on Nutrition Facts panel overhaul

The two-year proposed window for manufacturers to change nutrition labeling is not enough, snack makers need four to six years, says the CEO of the Snack Food Association (SFA).

Zeelandia CEO: Turkey's ‘inspiring’ economy prime for bakery NPD

The Zeelandia Group will invest several million euros into modernizing production in Turkey – an ‘inspiring’ economy brimming with new product development opportunities in bread and pastry, its CEO says.

How to beat global packaging waste? Get a worm bank

An Australian SME has launched a Global Worming business for food processors and packaging manufacturers.

Dispatches from Interpack 2014

Prospering amid political crises: How one Egyptian firm invested its way out

Egyptian bakery equipment firm Morcos has faced financial difficulties amid political unrest in its home market, but an investment strategy saw it prosper against the odds, its purchasing manager says.

News in brief

Sensient Natural spices up portfolio

Sensient Natural Ingredients has developed a line of ‘on-trend’ chili blends that enable food and beverage makers to align innovation with demand.

Dispatches from Sweets & Snacks Expo 2014

Flamous Brands CEO: We want to take falafel chips mainstream

Flamous Brands has redesigned its packaging for better shelf appeal as it tries to push falafel chips into the mainstream snacking space, its CEO says.

Low glycaemic carbohydrate enhances mood and memory in older adults: Study

Lower glycaemic load (GL) meals have been shown to benefit cognition and mood in young people, and now a new study has found that Beneo’s low glycaemic carbohydrate Palatinose (isomaltulose)...

2014 Sweets and Snacks Expo

Top 8 product launches at Sweets and Snacks

The Sweets and Snacks Expo has wrapped up for 2014, but the scores of notable product launches has left show attendees with a sweet taste in their mouths. If you...

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