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Nestlé to sell Yinlu peanut milk and canned rice porridge businesses

Nestlé to sell Yinlu peanut milk and canned rice porridge businesses

Nestlé has announced that it has agreed to sell its Yinlu peanut milk and canned rice porridge businesses in China to Food Wise Co., Ltd. The deal covers all of Yinlu’s operations, including its five factories in Fujian, Anhui, Hubei, Shandong and Sichuan. Yinlu brands had sales of CHF 700 million in 2019. Both parties have…

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Arjowiggins launches new translucent barrier paper

paper manufacturer Arjowiggins has launched Sylvicta – a ground-breaking new sustainable alternative to plastics in packaging.

As part of its mission to help food brand owners and retailers create a circular economy society, paper manufacturer Arjowiggins has launched Sylvicta – a ground-breaking new sustainable alternative to plastics in packaging. Sylvicta is a translucent, functional barrier paper that has been proven to preserve the quality of food and cosmetics just as well…

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At home experiences can boost confectionery brands

At home experiences can boost confectionery brands

Brands no longer need to wait for the summer months with their festivals and crowded city centres to interact with their audiences. At Home experiences bring engagement and trial opportunities to everyone’s living room, says Vaughan Edmonds, Planner at global brand experience agency Sense. The events of this year have created change across the globe…

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Ferrero to launch first North American chocolate production plant

Ferrero to launch first North American chocolate production plant

Ferrero North America, part of Ferrero Group, will begin construction of its first North American chocolate production plant early next year. The facility will be an expansion of the company’s current site in Bloomington, IL, and will allow for the manufacturing of brands including Crunch, 100Grand, SnoCaps, Raisinets, and Goobers. The $75M expansion, which will…

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Campden BRI COO to succeed Chris Huscroft as Chief Executive

Pete Headridge will become the new Chief Executive of the Campden BRI Group

Pete Headridge will become the new Chief Executive of the Campden BRI Group following Chris Huscroft’s retirement on 1 January 2021. Huscroft joined Campden BRI in October 2018 as Director of Technology, before becoming Director of the Centre of Technical Excellence and then COO, prior to becoming Chief Executive in January this year. Tim Holmes,…

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DOVE Chocolate collaborates with Amazon Handmade

DOVE Chocolate collaborates with Amazon Handmade

As a brand that supports women everywhere, DOVE Chocolate has extended its five-year relationship with the humanitarian organisation CARE, to financially empower women in cocoa-growing communities in Cote d’Ivoire. Additionally, the brand aims to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of local women “Makers” at home this holiday season through a unique collaboration with Amazon Handmade. Just in…

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Schenck Process Group completes acquisition of Baker Perkins

Schenck Process Group completes acquisition of Baker Perkins

Schenck Process Group (SPG) has completed its acquisition of Baker Perkins. The deal was signed on 16th of October, subject to regulatory approval which was granted on 13 November. Baker Perkins’ range of food processing equipment is complemented perfectly by SPG’s ingredient weighing and feeding systems. Along with the strength of the combined sales and…

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Packaging sees growth in standards

Higher standards for packaging in place

 International Confectionery speaks with Marden Edwards, GEA and Syntegon about the latest developments in packaging and how increased need for automation and sustainability are at the forefront of these changes.   Since COVID-19 has continued to spread and forced industries to re-think business strategies whilst maintaining opportunities to remain financially buoyant, one industry has gained…

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Wafer production advances to the next level

advancing wafer baking machinery to the next level

WALTERWERK and Bühler give further insight into different elements of wafer baking and how digital automation and flexible solutions take precedence in this field.   The wafer industry is a fast-paced sector which looks to innovate according to consumer demands and market changes. For example, WALTER machines are used for the fully automated manufacture of…

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Coconut industry launches first sustainable charter

Coconut industry launches first sustainable charter

With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Green Invest Asia, leaders from AAK, FrieslandCampina, Harmless Harvest Thailand, Nestlé, and Unilever joined Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, to sign the coconut industry’s first Sustainable Coconut Charter. The charter aims to improve farmer livelihoods, lessen the carbon footprint of…

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