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Wincanton logistics wins 3-year deal with Coca-Cola

Wincanton logistics company has signed a three-year contract with Coca-Cola to handle its raw materials and finished products at a warehouse in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

General Colin Powell & David Cameron headline ISM2017

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) has announced General Colin Powell and former UK Prime Minister David Cameron will headline ISM2017 as keynote speakers.

Guest article

‘As US diets change, so will sauces, filling and packaging methods’

‘Liquid filling machines are used in a range of industries, but one of the biggest industries to utilize this equipment is the food industry. Many different types of foods and sauces need liquid filling machines that are capable of handling liquid products of varying viscosity.

Del Monte turns pineapple waste into renewable energy

Del Monte Philippines Inc. (DMPI) has partnered with Global Water Engineering (GWE) to create renewable energy from pineapple waste.

Guest article

‘CRM is going mobile, CRM is turning social – how the F&B industry can benefit’

Food and beverage is one of the UK’s fastest moving, most dynamic industries: market trends can change rapidly, and the desires and tastes of customers can be difficult to predict.

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Bruker acquires Active Spectrum Micro-ESR Business

Bruker has acquired a manufacturer of benchtop micro-ESR (Electron Spin Resonance) spectroscopy systems used for applied and industrial applications.

Swisslog taps into Mai Dubai $21m bottled water ‘mega expansion’

Mai Dubai, bottled water company, part of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), has partnered with Swisslog to automate its storage and distribution centre as part of its 2020 $21m mega expansion project.

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Tetra Pak: ‘Juice and dairy consumption declining across western Europe, driven by negative image of processed beverages and UHT technology’

Consumption habits are changing at a fast pace globally and Europe is leading on many of the emerging trends. But, juice and dairy consumption is declining across western Europe, largely driven by the increasingly negative image of processed beverages and UHT technology, says Tetra Pak.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2016

‘Battle of the Baristas’ UAE coffee consumption to reach $112m in 2017

 A total of eight of the Middle East and North Africa’s (MENA) most talented baristas battled it out for the second edition of the MENA Cezve/Ibrik Championship at Gulfood Manufacturing this month (November 7-9).

Gulfood Manufacturing 2016

Tetra Pak introduces 3D virtual reality simulator at Gulfood

Tetra Pak showcased its 3D virtual reality simulator at Gulfood to show guests how they can get up close and personal to their machinery without having to visit a factory.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2016

Tetra Pak global launch of upgraded PlantMaster at Gulfood

Tetra Pak showcased the latest version of its PlantMaster - factory control, supervision and operation software suite, with a global launch at Gulfood Manufacturing.

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Markes International launches sorptive extraction technology

Markes International has launched a technology for high-capacity sorptive extraction of organic chemicals from liquids and solids.

CIBUS TEC 2016

Andritz dairy separator enjoying success in craft beer market

Andritz, which has been supplying centrifugal separators for dairy and liquid food for 80 years, is seeing ‘a promising market’ in beer production.

Cibus Tec 2016

Italian packaging & processing industry sees €6.2bn turnover in 2015

The Italian food packaging & processing machinery industry rose to €6.2bn turnover in 2015, according to Antonio Cellie, MD, Fiere di Parma.

CIBUS TEC 2016

JBT trials coil heat exchanger on apple puree

JBT has carried out trials on a coil heat exchanger in aseptic systems, to sterilize fruit and vegetable puree and concentrate.

Sealed Air to spin-off Diversey Care in 2017

Sealed Air is to spin-off Diversey Care and the related hygiene business by the second half of 2017.

Coca-Cola to acquire AB InBev’s stake in CCBA

The Coca-Cola Company has announced its intention to acquire Anheuser-Busch InBev's (ABI) stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) following the closing of the ABI combination with SABMiller. 

SABMiller 2020 target to stop buying HFC fridges

SABMiller has announced a 2020 target to stop buying hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) fridges as the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) announces a second Refrigeration Resolution.

Siemens: F&B manufacturers are slow to embrace IoT and Industry 4.0 demands

Food and beverage (F&B) manufacturers are slow to meet the rising demand in digitalization and adapt their machines to customized packaging, according to Siemens.

Whisky giant Diageo’s biogas plant sees 25% reduction in fossil fuel energy

Whisky giant Diageo claims it has seen a 25% reduction in fossil fuel energy after installing a Clearfleau biogas plant a year ago.

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