'We've had stronger messages from the large companies we work with that they are aware of the potential for disruption, what we could call the uberisation of their activities.' © iStock/StockRocket

Application deadline: 25 November 2016

AcceleRise promises accelerated 'Uberised' route-to-market for start-ups

By Niamh Michail

Are you a food tech start-up looking to speed up your time to market, or an established industry player that could mentor a young company? AcceleRise business accelerator is calling on applicants to foster a food tech ecosystem.

IOI saw its RSPO membership suspended following allegations of illegal deforestation. ©iStock


RSPO lifts IOI's suspension

By Niamh Michail

The Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has lifted the suspension of Malaysian palm oil supplier IOI citing "good progress" made by the group.

SunOpta to 'significantly enhance' quality assurance. Photo: iStock - BrianAJackson

SunOpta shakes up quality assurance and begins strategic review

By Vince Bamford

SunOpta – the business at the center of a sunflower kernel recall that affected snacks manufacturers including Treehouse Foods, General Mills, Clif and PepsiCo – has announced a change of management for its quality assurance.

API Foils to expand across Europe

API Foils to expand across Europe

By Jenny Eagle

API which makes foils, laminates and holographs for brand enhancement and packaging protection for the snacks, beverage and confectionery industry, has expanded its management team in the UK and Poland.

One of last year's WPO winners: Creators of the Powerade bottle claim it is the first one in the world to utilise Nitro Warmfill technology without a petaloid base.

First WPO meeting scheduled for May

By Jenny Eagle

WPO (World Packaging Organization) will have its first meeting of 2015 during IPACK-IMA – Packaging & Processing Exhibition (May 19-21), in Milan, Italy, coinciding with World Expo.

Vonco bags for food contact appllications

Management team eyes opportunities in flexible packaging

Vonco Products implements new business strategy, corporate image

By Heidi Parsons

Confident in its capabilities after instilling a lean manufacturing culture and undergoing a strategic business planning process, flexible packaging supplier Vonco Products is reintroducing itself to the food industry.

Coveris to close its resin resale operation

EU Food & Consumer business to focus on flexible packaging

Coveris to close its resin resale operation

By Jenny Eagle

Coveris has announced plans to close its resin resale operation, which currently operates within the company’s European Food & Consumer business unit.

Michelle Newman

60-second interview

What do you do? Michelle Newman Kliklok International

By Jenny Eagle

As part of FoodProductionDaily’s ongoing series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers of the food and beverage industry, we caught up with Michelle Newman, sales administration and marketing manager, Kliklok International.

£1M business opportunity for Bacheldre Watermill

Waitrose’s flour supplier for sale

By Nicholas Robinson

Niche flour milling operation Bacheldre Watermill is being sold for £1.4M, with a £1M business plan and the potential to create around 20 jobs.

What does it take to be a food & beverage CEO?

Road to the top: What does it take to be a food & beverage CEO?

By Elaine Watson

What does it take to get to the top of a leading food and beverage company? Can you still make it from the shop-floor to the boardroom? Is an MBA essential? And do operations managers or R&D directors ever get to lead Fortune 500 companies, or do...

IPI event: Simulation in packaging

Simulation in packaging event is real!

By Joseph James Whitworth

A symposium about ‘Simulation in Packaging Development’ will be held by the IPI International Packaging Institute in June.

Bernhard Url looks set to be the next EFSA chief after winning board backing

EFSA Board backs Bernhard Url to be new chief

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is backing Dr Bernhard Url to be its next executive director after its management board selected the acting chief from a shortlist.

Bill Michels

60-second interview: The Day Job

What do you do? Bill Michels, president, ISM Services

By Jenny Eagle

As part of FoodProductionDaily’s ongoing series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers of the food and beverage industry, we caught up with Bill Michels, president, ISM Services, who prior to becoming a consultant had a career in senior supply...

The PDX Reactor can reduce the time of soup processing

PDX Reactor targets US after scooping $1.6m grant

By Jenny Eagle

Olympus Automation has won a £1m ($1.6m) grant from the UK’s Technology Strategy Board (TSB) for its PDX technology, just weeks after a former Baker Perkins chief joined the company.

PMMI is offering an online course on risk assessment.

PMMI launches online risk assessment course

By Jenni Spinner

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) now offers an online learning course geared toward helping food packaging operations get a handle on mitigating safety risks.


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