Despite the rising economic woes, people still crave small pops of pleasure from snacks. Pic: pfb1

Are snacks recession proof?

By Gill Hyslop

US retail data science, insights and media company 84.51° polled shoppers about their buying intentions ahead of the 25th edition of Sweets & Snacks Expo, held in Chicago in late May.

Warburtons has posted positive financial results despite difficult trading conditions

Warburtons’ offsets difficulties to secure growth

By Laurence Gibbons

Sales of wraps, sandwich thins and gluten-free products have helped Warburtons offset “difficult” trading conditions to increase turnover and operating profit in the 52 weeks to September 28 2013.

CSi offers conveyors, palletizers and other material handling equipment.


CSi promotes ‘smart’ material handling

By Jenni Spinner

Material handling systems from companies like CSi can help food firms streamline their packaging operations and increase efficiency.

Nestlé’s Asia chief admits errors in India

Nestlé’s Asia chief admits errors in India

By RJ Whitehead

The head of Nestlé’s business in Asia has admitted the company has made mistakes in the way it has approached the India market by ignoring consumers in the country’s massive middle-class over the last decade.

Bakery costs - reducing price with ingredients

Minimizing costs through ingredients

There are plenty of cost-cutting strategies out there for bakers, from staffing, production efficiency, packaging and ingredients management. But how important is formulation? And are bakers looking that closely to reduce costs?

Anuga FoodTec - innovation powerhouse


Anuga FoodTec - innovation powerhouse

By Rory Harrington

The food and beverage production industry is ramping up its innovation pipeline as a way of bucking the uncertain economic trend, Anuga FoodTec show director Peter Grothues told at the event last week in Cologne, Germany.

The firm posted strong financial results for the first quarter of 2011 and is confident it will turn around the fortunes of Brookes Avana

2 Sisters to restore Brookes Avana within two years

By Dan Colombini

2 Sisters Food Group’s chilled food business Brookes Avana, acquired from Premier Foods last year, will be returned to profitability within two years, according to its new owners.

Early harmonisation urged for stevia standards, methods

Dispatches from EUSTAS stevia symposium

Early harmonisation urged for stevia standards, methods

By Jess Halliday in Leuven

As the stevia industry is poised for wide take-up, harmonisation and recognition of the need for standards is crucial to securing a good reputation from the outset, according to ChromaDex CEO.

Is food sector recession proof? We test opinion at Anuga

Is food sector recession proof? We test opinion at Anuga walked the floor at the recent Anuga FoodTec trade show to ascertain how the current economic climate is impacting on the food and beverage processing and packaging equipment manufacture sector.

Foiled again

Foiled again

Deliveries of aluminium foil recorded for the third quarter of 2003
have declined compared with the same period last year, according to
the latest figures from the European Aluminium Foil Association

FMC Technologies 3Q results

FMC Technologies 3Q results

FMC Technologies, the global provider of energy processing and
production systems for a number of industries including the food
industry, has reported solid third quarter 2002 sales of $525.4
million (€538.6m) for the group as a whole,...