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Bühler Group to sell flour ingredients business to Bakels

Bakels to acquire flour ingredient business from Bühler Group

2nd January 2020

Bühler Group has announced it has sold its flour ingredient business to Bakels. The Swiss group manufactures and distributes innovative bakery ingredients and application solutions. The signing and closing of the agreement took place in December 2019. 70 employees of Bühler Guangzhou are moving to the new owner with immediate effect. Both parties have agreed…

Puratos' new initiative will support cocoa farmers

Puratos launches new agroforestry initiative

18th December 2019

Global chocolate, bakery and patisserie ingredients expert, Puratos, has launched a new agroforestry project, in partnership with PUR projet. The new initiative forms part of Puratos’ in-house Cacao-Trace scheme; a sustainable cocoa sourcing programme supporting cocoa smallholder farmers. It also aids Puratos’ efforts to ensure its business operations are carbon neutral by 2025. The agroforestry…

GEA will present solutions at FoodEx 2020

FoodEx 2020 set for success with GEA

17th December 2019

International technology group, GEA, will showcase its comprehensive portfolio of pioneering processing and packaging equipment available in the UK at FoodEx 2020 (stand P130), taking place at the NEC in Birmingham from March 30 to April 1. In a market where customer preferences, economic trends and global competition increasingly influence operations, food producers need to…

Döhler at FiE 2019 – Turning the best out of nature into Multi-Sensory & Nutritional Excellence

12th December 2019

In line with the company motto “Turning the best out of nature into Multi-Sensory & Nutritional Excellence”, Döhler presented natural ingredients and ingredient systems for innovative food and beverages at Food ingredients Europe in Paris on December 3-5. Döhler’s comprehensive portfolio reflects the topics of naturalness, plant-based nutrition, Nutritional Excellence and Multi-Sensory Experiences. Whether vegetable…

Ingredion renews distribution deal of stevia sweeteners

Ingredion alters distribution deal with SweeGen

11th December 2019

Ingredion is extending its distribution of SweeGen’s stevia-based sweeteners on a non-exclusive basis for an additional three years. Ingredion has been the exclusive global distributor of SweeGen sweeteners in all markets except China since 2017, when the companies became the first suppliers to commercialize Reb M by bioconversion. The production process uses SweeGen’s patented fermentation…

Mondelez donates thousands of products to those in need

Mondelez donates thousands of chocolate products to FareShare

10th December 2019

Mondelez International has donated over 150,000 products to food redistribution charity FareShare. As part of Cadbury Heroes’ 20th anniversary celebrations, products such as Cadbury Heroes, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Oreos will be distributed across FareShare’s network of charities and community groups over the festive period. With many people across the UK struggling to make ends…

NCA launches digital aid for confectionery consumers

NCA provides digital resource for confectionery consumers

10th December 2019

More than 90% of Americans say they plan to share or gift chocolate and confectionery during the winter holiday season, which means for some that this is the perfect time to think more actively about the role that chocolate and candy can play in a happy, balanced lifestyle. In an effort to support people engaging…

Brasil Pavilion at ISM features new launches from Brazil

Brasil Pavilion to have a large presence at ISM

9th December 2019

In five years, Brazilian exports of sweets, candies and snacks grew by more than 32% and Brazilian companies bet on portfolio diversity to keep up the pace and ensure good business at ISM 2020 next year in Cologne at the Brasil Pavilion in Hall 3.1. Brazilian confectionery exports have increased more than 32% since 2015…

Paradise Fruits introduce new Eastern flavours at Fi Europe

Paradise Fruits showcase new Eastern range at FiE

9th December 2019

Paradise Fruits by Jahncke, the natural ingredients supplier behind four of Europe’s most innovative fruit and vegetable processing businesses, launched a new range of Eastern- inspired products at Food Ingredients Europe 2019. ‘Taste of the East’ by Paradise Fruits Solutions takes its inspiration from Japan and meets a growing trend for Eastern flavours. The range…

Fi Europe Start Up Innovation Awards 2017

Fi Innovation Awards winners announced

6th December 2019

With the Fi Innovation Awards, Informa Markets once again honoured companies that have responded to the trends and challenges of the ingredients industry with exceptionally innovative and creative solutions. This year’s Startup Innovation Challenge championed young companies in particular. The award ceremony on the evening of December 3 was also a heads-up for the international…