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Nampak to invest in Europe

Nampak to invest in Europe

Nampak, one of South Africa's leading food and beverage packaging
providers, is to spend nearly €10 million to optimise capacity and
productivity at its newly acquired production facilities in both
South Africa and Europe.

Duvel turnover boosted

Duvel turnover boosted

Belgian speciality beer maker Duvel Moortgat shrugged off declining
volumes in France and the Netherlands to post a 9 per cent rise in
first half turnover, helped by strong performances in the UK and
US.

Shopping continues for DSM

Shopping continues for DSM

Purchases and new production facilities have so far marked the
healthy growth of Dutch life science company DSM in 2002. This week
the company announced further acquisitions with the purchase of the
food coatings activities of Vaessen...

Thorntons set to expand

Thorntons set to expand

The UK chocolate maker and retailer has recorded its first rise in
underlying sales for three years, but still believes there is
potential for improvement through existing operations.

Korea steps up recycling

Korea steps up recycling

In South Korea the ubiquitous plastic-made instant noodle
containers and styrofoam plates will be separately collected and
recycled starting from next year, the Environment Ministry there
has said.

Lonza sells US operation

Lonza sells US operation

Lonza has said that it is selling its fatty acid and glycerine
operation in Painesville, Ohio, to US firm Twin Rivers Technologies
for undisclosed terms, according to the Swiss-based chemicals and
components company.

Water, water everywhere...

Water, water everywhere...

Most consumers in the UK do not understand the risks of not
drinking enough water, and that the wide variety of bottled waters
available to them have more differences than simply still or
sparkling. We spoke to Ian Hall of the Natural...

Energy bars go mainstream

Energy bars go mainstream

A new energy bar with guarana has been launched by UK confectionery
group Cadbury Schweppes, the first 'mainstream' chocolate bar to
enter the energy market. Boost Guarana is said to offer as much
extra energy as an energy...

Foodmach Sold to Staff

Foodmach Sold to Staff

Foodmach, the Australian food and beverage packaging equipment
provider, has said that its employees have taken the opportunity to
share ownership of its materials handling solutions business.

Foods for the Future

Foods for the Future

Adding to the increasing body of evidence that suggests chocolate
may be beneficial to the health comes new research that reveals
this 'ultimate temptation' may help fight off cancer and heart
disease, and, with a certain...

Hershey sale put on hold

Hershey sale put on hold

The sale of the leading US chocolate bar maker Hershey Foods has
been put on hold in order to allow the courts to assess the likely
social and economic impact of the disposal. But will the
restrictions likely to be imposed on the...

Ball expands plant

Ball expands plant

Ball, the multinational food and beverage packaging provider, has
said it is investing approximately $43 million (€43.3m) to expand
its existing Milwaukee metal beverage container plant to install a
new, high-speed food can line and...

Hormel Foods redevelops plant

Hormel Foods redevelops plant

Hormel Foods, a multinational manufacturer of food, meat and
poultry products, has said it will complete the transformation of
its Illinois, US, plant from a pig slaughter operation to a
value-added product processing facility.

Asian spiral freezers

Asian spiral freezers

Thai Industrial Gases, a division of the worldwide BOC gas
processing company, has established spiral freezer manufacturing
capabilities to serve Asian food processors.

Spray Dynamics acquisition

Spray Dynamics acquisition

In the US, Spray Dynamics, the Missouri-based worldwide leader in
liquid and dry coating equipment has purchased CMS (Coating
Machinery Systems), a manufacturer of continuous and batch coating
systems, from Vector Corporation of Marion,...