RPC Group struck an optimistic note as it announced buoyant half year profits, selected segment expansion and predicted above average future growth for the rigid packaging sector as the trend towards glass substitution continued.
After gaining novel foods approval in the EU, baobab is tipped to become a billion dollar industry. Stephen Daniells speaks to William Smith from Afriplex to find out what foods baobab fruit pulp is turning up in, and whether supply can match the demand.
Ter Beke's acquisition of the Dutch Langeveld Sleegers, a market
leader in the field of processed meats slicing and pre-packaging,
could be of great strategic importance to the company, writes
Heineken, the Dutch brewer, has continued to extend its reach into
some of the world's lesser-known beer markets with an agreement to
take a controlling stake in Nigeria's Consolidated Breweries,
writes Chris Jones.
Equipment manufacturer CFS has come up with a novel way of
exhibiting its new products at the forthcoming IFFA 2004 show.
Instead of bringing all its machinery to Frankfurt, the company
plans to take event-goers to its production...
Consumer packaging group, Rexam, has announced the acquisition of
Heineken glass plant Glas Moerdijk in the Netherlands. The company
has bought the plant for €43 million in a move that will strengthen
it's position with Heineken...
A new gelatine replacer from Dutch company DMV International
carried off the gold award for the most innovative new ingredient
on the marketplace, rounding off the first day of the bustling Fi
Europe exhibition that opened its doors...
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...
The rapid growth of Belgian beer giant Interbrew has prompted the
company to assess how best to optimise its capacity. As a result,
the group is closing one Dutch brewery and significantly reducing
production at one of its UK plants,...