Buttermilk’s innovative Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt Fudge bar comes in plastic-free wrapper and is palm oil-free


Buttermilk is continuing to minimise the environmental impact of its confectionery range by relaunching its popular plastic free, palm oil-free Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt fudge bar. Buttermilk’s delicious Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt bar made waves last summer when it became one of the first on-the-go treats to come in an environmentally-friendly wrapper. After enjoying the…

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Herma invests €20 million developing new labelling systems facility


German-based Herma has invested €20 million into the creation of a new labelling machine and label applicator facility at its headquarters in Filderstadt near Stuttgart. The company has completed the move out of its former premises in Deizisau, and the move reflects wider expansion of the business in recent years. “We were able to design…

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Bühler co-founders Future Food Initiative with ETH Zürich and EPFL

Bühler has committed to co-found the Future Food Initiative launched by ETH Zürich and EPFL, together with the industrial partners Givaudan and Nestlé. The initiative aims to accelerate the development of healthy food products and more sustainable, plastic-free packaging. Its research lays the ground for secure access to affordable nutrition, addressing global challenges of hunger and…

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Volpak: serving the market with forty years of innovation

2018 was a highly significant year for Volpak, a Coesia Group company, standing out particularly for its presentation of the SC+, a high-performance HFFS continuous motion machine that marks a real breakthrough in the pouching sector. Meanwhile the order book for ENFLEX, Volpak’s entry-level brand specialising in medium-low speed machines continues to grow doubling. Last…

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Westfalia Fruit launches the biggest Hass avocado processing plant in Columbia

Westfalia Hass avocados

Westfalia Fruit Colombia, a company of Westfalia Fruit, a South African leader in the supply of subtropical fruit, inaugurated in January a new processing plant for Hass avocados in Sonsón, in the department of Antioquia, Colombia. The new facility is the largest and most advanced avocado processing plant in the country, featuring the latest grading…

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tna names Jonathan Rankin as CEO

jonathan rankin tna

tna announced the promotion of Jonathan Rankin to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Having recently returned to tna as Chief Sales Officer (CSO), Jonathan will lead tna’s day-to-day operations, while focusing on the implementation of new processes that will take tna’s operational efficiencies and growth to the next level. Founded in 1982 by Alf and Nadia…

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Simplicity in the packing process with the SchurStar Concept!


Schur is an international team of 15 companies, offering packaging, packaging machines, packaging systems, and knowhow. SchurStar Systems operates out of Flensburg, Germany, Carlsbad, USA and Melbourne, Australia. We take advantage of the knowhow of the entire Schur group to offer the best possible flexible packaging solution to our customers. Increased capacity requirements called for…

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Clampdown on junk food adverts that target and track children – World Obesity Federation

World Obesity Federation

Adverts that target children in online video games, apps, social media and other digital platforms are fuelling the obesity crisis and need to be regulated, according to a new evidence dossier published by the World Obesity Federation. Powerful targeting techniques that track children’s online behaviour – including their browsing history, location, preferences, “likes” and even their emotions – are being used by advertisers to persuade…

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tna co-founders Alf and Nadia Taylor honoured with Ethnic Business Award

Food processing and packaging equipment manufacturer tna is pleased to announce that its co-founders Alf and Nadia Taylor have been awarded with the 2018 Ethnic Business Award in the “Medium to Large Business” category. Established in 1988, the Ethnic Business Awards are one of Australia’s longest running business awards and were founded to recognise and…

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Mars Bars face UK supply shortage in the event of no Brexit deal

Mars Bars

Mars Bars could run out of supplies in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, according to warnings made to environment minister Michael Grove by the Food and Drink Federations (FDF). The two brands’ 20 ingredients are imported from mainland Europe and reportedly can go off in a matter of several days, so a failure of…

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