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Packaging design inspiration gallery: INTERACTION

Engaging consumers with creative packaging can help encourage trial, build your brand, and increase loyalty. These food and beverage packages use interactive ideas to encourage shoppers to buy, eat, drink...

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Cargill tackles $10.6m food facility expansion

Cargill’s Kitchen Solutions division has broken ground on a 22,500-sq.-ft. expansion at one of its processing facilities.

General Mills makes health gains across US categories

General Mills has improved the health profile of 73% of its U.S. retail sales volume since 2005, with more than 20% improvement in fiscal 2013 alone. 

Baked blueberries may have altered polyphenol content warn researchers

Baking blueberries could lead to changes their polyphenol content, and alter the potential health benefits of the 'superfood', according to new research.


Nielsen: Fresh bakery is in fashion and par-baked loaves are hitting runways

Bakery is like fashion – fresh bakery is in and ‘fresh at your convenience’ is the latest trend hitting runways, says Nielsen’s bakery expert.

Breaducation: Veggie bread could win back consumers

Vegetable fortified bread has gone mainstream in Canada and this could help combat some of the sector’s bad health press, says an analyst.


Speculation suggests BK is learning from others' Indian midadventures

The wires are ablaze with talk today about the long-awaited entry by Burger King to the Indian fast food market – as much for the chain’s late arrival in the...

dispatches from K Show 2013

Green PE growing in food packaging - Braskem

Green polyethylene (PE) is growing with Tetra Pak, General Mills and Danone adopting the technology but is not yet at full capacity, according to Braskem.

People on the move October 2013

Industry movers October 2013: IPACK-IMA, FFT, JBT FoodTech and more

Who are the latest industry movers in the processing and packaging arena? We reveal the chairman of IPACK-IMA 2015 and appointments at Treofan, JBT FoodTech and the next job of the former...

Frying temperatures key for flaxseed wheat chips: Study

Wheat chips can be fortified with flaxseed but frying temperatures must be high to counteract textural and taste impacts, research shows.


McDonald's says goodbye to Heinz

McDonald’s is dropping Heinz as its main Ketchup supplier after working together for 40 years.

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Andaltec to improve packaging shelf life

The Andalusian Plastics Technology Center (Andaltec) in Martos (Jaén), southern Spain, is working on a dozen projects related to packaging in the food industry.

Marel opens training facility in Denmark

Marel, which makes food processing equipment, will open its doors to Progress Point, a customer training and demonstration facility, in Denmark, on November 7.

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Awards judges go nuts for Sonoco snack jar

A Sonoco Plastics package has landed first-place honors for its design and sustainability.

Insignia Technologies hits $1m for global trials

Insignia Technologies will go ahead with trials in the US, UK and Europe after renewed interest with a sizeable cash investment.

Kellogg’s Live Nation music app is just a novelty, says analyst

Kellogg has developed an interactive music mobile app with entertainment major Live Nation but the move will only be semi-interesting for consumers and considered a novelty, says an analyst.

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PROCESS EXPO exhibitor donates food to needy

SlipNOT has joined the organizers of PROCESS EXPO event in donating to help feed the hungry.

Protein source crucial to quality of gluten-free sweet baked goods: Study

The proteins in a formulation can drastically impact the quality and texture of gluten-free baked goods and therefore must be selected wisely, suggest researchers.

Government bets big on food processing sector

Local officials have granted $200,000 in government funding to bolster processing capabilities at a food facility.

Global yeast market could be worth $5.1bn by 2016

Increasing demand for specialised yeast to improve food and drink quality are driving rapid growth in the global yeast market , which could grow 75% on 2010 levels to reach...

Baker Perkins tackles challenges of a cookie boom

Interchangeable frozen dough machines for the cookie sector enable manufacturers to cater to booming demands for fresh-baked cookies, Baker Perkins says.

dispatches from K Show 2013

Antifog additives target product appeal - AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has launched antifog additives for polyethylene and ethyl vinyl acetate (EVA) food packaging films to boost the appeal and shelf life of fresh products.

dispatches from K Show 2013

Polyscope changes gears with food packaging focus

Polyscope is to apply for food contact approval on one of its terpolymer grades and target niche applications in a move into the food packaging market.

Puratos rolls out fat-cutting, long-life fillings globally

Puratos Group has developed a line of multifunctional baked good fillings that can slash fat and improve shelf life while tapping into indulgence, its product manager says. 

Taste for natural foods drives $5.8bn additives market

Increasing taste for natural foods products is fueling growth in the additives market, expected to hit $5.8bn by 2018.

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