The Thanasi Foods acquisition provided traction for ConAgra's growth in 2017, despite a sales decline across the board.
Although Kellogg’s CEO was positive during the company’s Q3 2015 earnings call, cereal sales and net sales were both down.
Rockwell Automation has released the Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 527 AC drive, designed to work with its Logix-based programmable automation controllers (PAC).
Converting from foodservice to retail will create 500 jobs
To “maximize efficiencies and meet growing demand for its products,” Tyson Foods has announced it will spend $110m to make “major improvements” to its Vienna, Georgia, chicken processing plant.
ColorMatrix, which specialises in liquid colour and additive technology for thermoplastic applications, said the biggest trend over the next five years will be the reduction in packaging weight and improving the recyclability of used bottles.
Winkler Plastic in California, US, has changed its name to Nuconic Packaging as part of a rebranding initiative.
Leading food and drink makers including Nestlé, Unilever and Coca-Cola have made good progress in the year since Oxfam released its first Behind the Brands sustainability scorecard – and only one company made no progress, according to the NGO.
Gums and modified starch have strong adhesive properties and can therefore replace oil and sugar for powder toppings on crackers, in turn reducing fat content, finds research.
While its fourth quarter figures make for dismal reading, there are some silver linings to the clouds that have enveloped Diamond Foods for the past couple of years, CEO Brian Driscoll told analysts this week.
A new solution to improve the adherence of seeds and other toppings to bakery and snacks could cut waste by 70%, according to TIC Gums.
Consumers want indulgent and premium on-the-go cakes, but reducing portions can prove technically challenging in terms of quality and freshness, says Novozymes.
China was part of the inspiration behind the development of whey protein bakery improvers, a senior manager at Arla Foods Ingredients says.
Sonoco identified self-inflicted operating issues that increased costs and reduced productivity as being behind “worse than expected” full year results and pointed to “contingency plans to reduce costs” until the outlook becomes clearer.
Marel has launched a salmon trimming robot, which it claims can perform more quickly, consistently and continuously than a master trimmer working at peak performance.
Australian food firm Goodman Fielder said that thanks to better dialogue with its retail partners, agreed price increases across its bakery arm will help boost business further.
Sonoco has said a negative change in the mix of business, higher maintenance, labor, pension, interest and other expenses hit hard in their Q3 results.
Sonoco’s net income dropped for the second successive quarter but year-on-year figures were boosted by figures relating to the acquisition of Tegrant in its Protective Packaging segment.
Sonoco announces net income down and predicts tough year ahead
Sonoco said first quarter net income dropped almost $15m (€11.4m) year-on-year, and added that it was facing an ‘uncertain’ time with customer orders due to the economic climate.
Double yeasted dough (DY) has been found to improve the quality of sweet bakery products in research which used the Central European marble cake Kougelhopf.
German firm Kampffmeyer Food Innovation has introduced a low-dust release flour that it claims reduces adhesion to machines and eliminates microorganisms that lead to allergies, such as asthma.
Packaging supplier Sonoco lowers outlook after flat sales
Sonoco has lowered its outlook after the firm delivered weaker-than-expected second quarter results.
Steady growth forecast for ‘mature’ US green packaging market
The maturity of many products means that growth in US demand for green packaging will be a relatively modest 3.9 per cent per year until 2014, according to a new industry report.
TNO seeks partners to commericalise fibre based bread improver
Bakery ingredient suppliers are the target of a licensing deal for a fibre based bread improver that can be used to address salt reduction formulation challenges, claims Dutch research group, TNO.
Confectionery fats delivering growth, claims AAK
The chocolate and confectionery fats division showed strong seasonal volume improvements, claims leading oil and fats supplier AarhusKarlshamn as it releases third quarter financial results for 2010.
Buhler buys flour improvement business in China
The Buhler Technology Group has acquired a Chinese specialist in flour improvement products to extend the range of services it offers clients in the country.
Stora Enso outlines biodegradable board trends
Stora Enso said it has improved the processability, performance and cost competitiveness of its biopolymer coating technology as it announced the expansion of its selection of biodegradable packaging boards to include food trays.
Bemis sees upturn in flexible packaging demand
Bemis said a gradual improvement in demand for flexible packaging, especially for shelf-life extension products, was a major factor in it posting better than expected Q4 and year end results.
Research reveals support for carbon labels on food products
New research indicates that around three quarters of UK consumers would welcome carbon footprint labels on food products.
Nestle UK rail project will make wagons work harder
Nestle UK is close to a breakthrough on a scheme to use rail freight wagons specially designed to fit more food pallets inside them, “dramatically” improving distribution costs over road logistics, reports sister title Food Manufacture.
Bakery mixer upgrades boost performance and ease of use
Improved product quality and operational efficiency are benefits claimed by manufacturers Baker Perkins as a result of upgrades to a mixing and forming system for high output bakery plants.
Better use of process equipment key to savings, says UK group
Increasing energy bills are having a considerable impact on the food industry, in particular during the current financial climate, but food processors can cut energy consumption of processes by better use of existing equipment, claims a UK consultancy.
Strong partnerships in cereal supply chain engender financial gains
The recent contraction of raw material supplies to the food industry, that arguably tipped the delicate balance in the cereal supply chain, may have created a climate for better 'partnership building', suggests the UK's Home Grown Cereals...
Abattoir efficiency report welcomed
The UK meat industry and taxpayers will both benefit when ways of improving efficiency in abattoirs suggested by a new report are implemented, according to the British Meat Processors Association.
New software is performance boosting tool, says developer
New software can help food and beverage companies benchmark, measure and improve performance in five key areas: sales, finance, procurement, production and the warehouse, claims the developer.
Aseptic fillers target improved production speed
Two new aseptic filling machines can reduce the processing time
required by dairy manufacturers for using multiple
small-volume carton packages, their manufacturer claims.
Challenges ahead for CHR Hansen sustainability
CHR Hansen says that investment in production equipment efficiency,
and changing employee attitudes to natural resource use, remain the
key drivers in its company-wide sustainability drive.
New PET resins improve clarity at lower cost
Eastman Chemical Co. has launched three new polyethylene
terephthalate (PET) resins that it claims offer better bottle
clarity along with reduced production costs.
Packing system improves traceability, productivity says manufacturer
A new packing system can integrate into existing lines,
guaranteeing pack sequence verification while improving
productivity by up to five times, its manufacturer claims.
Bakery focus puts CSM back on track
CSM believes it is back on track after first half results revealed
some strong improvement, breaking a three-year trend of declining
Software pinpoints productivity problems
Software using real time operating data can help food and drink
companies boost efficiency levels, its developer claims.
UK food companies slow on RFID uptake survey shows
UK food manufacturers are slow to take up the use of radio
frequency identification (RFID) due to a lack of knowledge of the
technology, according to new research.
CSM targets key food sectors for future growth
Poor 2005 results could mark a watershed for ingredients giant CSM,
which is in the process of refocusing its business strategy.
Film technology allows downgauging, faster production
Borstar introduces a new grade of polyethylene (PE) film along with
an upgrade to its technology, which the company claims will help
food packagers to downgauge and increase production speeds.
New APV dough divider to cut costs, improve product quality
The UK's APV Baker has introduced a new dough divider that claims
to improve product quality and process control while lowering
Citect launches software to up equipment efficiency
Citect has made the global launch of a new software system that
aims to increase profits by targeting equipment efficiency.
Intralox launches pasta sheet conveyor belt
Intralox has launched a new conveyor belt designed for food
manufacturers using pasteurisers in their production of sheet
ED Smith cuts output processes by 50 per cent
Canadian food giant E.D. Smith & Sons claims to have made a 50
per cent reduction in day-to-day output processes by automating the
production and delivery of business documents across its supply
Major benefits from APV Baker four-roll dough moulder
A new four-roll dough moulder from APV Baker is said to provide
industrial bakers with a number of benefits, not least the
extension of product shelf life.
How to be more productive
A new report that identifies the key principles behind improving
distribution productivity has been launched. The company behind the
scheme, Tom Zosel Associates (TZA), claims that these principles
can help companies improve productivity...
Plant productivity software
Wonderware, a business unit of Invensys Systems, has launched
version 2.2 of its DT Analyst plant productivity improvement
software, giving users an improved multi language support.