SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Industrial Baking & Snacks

News > December 2014

« Previous month Next month »
Amcor, Bosch, Nestle, SIG organisation celebrates 10th anniversary

IPI to hold regional seminars for SMEs in 2015

The International Packaging Institute (IPI) whose industry members include Bosch, Amcor, Nestle and SIG celebrated its 10th anniversary recently and will hold regional seminars for SMEs in 2015.

Bristol students partner with Iggesund Paperboard on its Christmas card assembly

Iggesund is using its Christmas card as an ambassador for its paperboard material and to display printing techniques on five sections done with the help of a team of undergraduate...

Researchers create robot that pulls breast fillets from chickens… and turkeys are next

Researchers at SINTEF, an independent research organisation in Scandinavia, have built a robot called Gribbot to extract breast fillets from chickens, normally done by human hands.

News in brief

PPC Folding Carton Boot Camp draws record attendance

A record 35 attendees from industry-related organizations in the US and Canada took part in the Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) Folding Carton Boot Camp earlier this month.

Good carbs, bad carbs to play into 2015

The steer away from carbs will continue into 2015 but if industry is clever, the shift presents plenty of opportunities, says a healthy foods expert.

Top 12 stories of 2014: Frito-Lay marketing, snacking and wheat science

Marketing insight from Frito-Lay, snacking trends for the future and wheat science were just a handful of the best-read stories on BakeryandSnacks for 2014.

dispatches from European Bioplastics conference

Mango Materials moves on methane gas for bioplastics

Methane gas could be used as a feedstock to produce affordable PHA bioplastic, according to the CEO of a US-based start-up.

General Mills net profit plummets 37% amid continued cereal woes

General Mills has reported a significant slump in profits for its second quarter, pulled down by a tough environment in North America, particularly across breakfast cereals.

News in brief

Grupo Bimbo strengthens Canada footprint with Saputo Bakery buy

Grupo Bimbo has bought Saputo Bakery via its Canadian subsidiary Canada Bread for C$120m ($103m).

Former Nestle MD to head up Consumer Board

Stora Enso reorganises Renewable Packaging Division

Stora Enso will split its Renewable Packaging Division into two segments; the Consumer Board and Packaging Solutions, from January 1, 2015. 

News in brief

W. R. Grace and Milliken combine to deliver differentiated resin portfolios

W. R. Grace & Co. and Milliken & Company are partnering to enable polypropylene (PP) manufacturers to develop differentiated resin portfolios.

Festive Film

Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’...

Un-savoury contest? Pork pies merger brings UK competition concerns

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has ruled that Pork Farms’ acquisition of Kerry Foods’ chilled savoury pastry (CSP) business may substantially lessen competition in the sector.

FIC regulation was a big fish to fry, says European Snacks Association

The EU Food Information to Consumers (FIC) regulation has been the biggest challenge for snack makers during 2014 and difficulties aren’t over yet, says the European Snacks Association (ESA).

Seasonal goodwill as EPAL and UIC end two year pallet conflict

EPAL (the European Pallet Association), and UIC, a European Pallet Exchange Group (managed by Rail Cargo Group/OBB, on behalf of UIC), has ended a two year conflict and forged a...

Snacking in 2015 to be shaped by occasions: Think late-night, sports and breakfast-fillers

Midnight cereal chomping, energy-dense sports snacks and on-the-go breakfast replacements are just some of the trends set to shape the snacking market next year, according to Datamonitor Consumer.

New Zealand

High-fibre diet improves lung health in smokers

Auckland University researchers have found that a diet that is high in fibre helps reduce harmful inflammation in the lungs of smokers.

No clear benefit of low GI diet for heart health, say 'surprised' researchers

Using glycemic index (GI) as a guide to healthy food choices may not help improve cardiovascular risk factors or insulin resistance, researchers warn.

Federation of Bakers: 2015 will be a fight back on carbs

The UK will publish an extensive report on the role of carbohydrates in the diet next year, presenting opportunities for bread makers to fight back against carb-bashing, says the Federation...

News in brief

Bread volume method approved by AACCI

A method for finding bread volume has been approved by the American Association of Cereal Chemists – International (AACCI).

EUROPEN seeks further clarification, while PRE regrets delay

European Commission drops Circular Economy package for a ‘more ambitious proposal’ in 2015

The European Commission has announced plans to withdraw from the Circular Economy package leading to widespread disappointment from industry bodies.

dispatches from Emballage 2014, Paris

Adept targets food and packaging growth

Adept has said it wants to grow its mobile robot business in food and packaging to make a new type of industry.

NPD watch: Green tea cereal, meat bars and bread for women

Antioxidant-rich cereals, protein-packed snack bars and bread tailored to women’s nutritional needs were just some of the product innovations identified by Datamonitor Consumer during 2014.

Family-owned business seeks green grail

Vegan visionaries build plant to LEED Platinum standards

Only a handful of food processors worldwide are so committed to sustainability as to have built a facility that qualifies for the highest level of certification in the LEED (Leadership...

'Strategic move' helps both firms achieve objectives

Cascades sells its Norampac boxboard business to Graphic Packaging

As part of a plan to focus on its strengths, Cascades Inc. has agreed to sell its North American boxboard manufacturing and converting assets to Graphic Packaging Holding Company for...

« Previous month Next month »

Key Industry Events

 

Access all events listing

Our events, Shows & Conferences...