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interpack 2021 and components cancelled

interpack 2021 and components cancelled

3rd December 2020

In agreement with its partners in associations and the industry, and with the trade fair advisory committee, Messe Düsseldorf has decided to cancel both interpack and components 2021, scheduled to take place from 25 February to 3 March, due to the restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic. “We have done everything we can to do…

Bunge Loders Croklaan launches Karibon

Bunge Loders Croklaan launches Karibon

3rd December 2020

Bunge Loders Croklaan, a global leader in specialty oils and fats solutions for the food industry, announced the launch of Karibon, a patent-pending 100% shea-based premium Cocoa Butter Equivalent (CBE), raising the standard in chocolate confectionery. This plant-based, nutritionally balanced and sustainably sourced ingredient meets consumer demand for more conscious and sustainable food options that…

GELITA acquires majority stake in Turkish gelatine manufacturer

GELITA acquires majority stake in Turkish gelatine manufacturer

2nd December 2020

GELITA AG has acquired 65% of the shares in the Turkish gelatine producer SelJel. With this Joint Venture, GELITA AG is further strengthening its position as the industry’s global leader. The remaining 35% of the shares remain with the founding family Tezman. With approximately 6,500 metric tons of edible, pharmaceutical and technical gelatine, SelJel is…

Fi Europe CONNECT reports innovation and high engagement

Fi Europe CONNECT reports innovation and high engagement

1st December 2020

With a comprehensive content agenda covering daily topics such as “Regulatory”, “Taste & Texture” and “Sustainability”, and a large number of attendees, Fi Europe CONNECT kicked off last week. The virtual event has so far had more than 8,500 active participants – exceeding the expectations of organiser Informa Markets. More than 300 exhibitors are already…

ProSweets Cologne and ISM cancelled in 2021 due to the pandemic

ProSweets Cologne and ISM cancelled in 2021 due to the pandemic

27th November 2020

Just two weeks ago, Koelnmesse, the leading associations of the German sweets and snack industry, and key industry representatives were confident that they would be able to hold ProSweets Cologne as well as ISM 2021. However, due to the continuing rise in the number of infections and the associated lockdowns and international travel restrictions, Koelnmesse…

Sweeteners reformulated for American consumers

Sweeteners reformulated for American consumers

27th November 2020

Taste is king with American consumers, who according to new research, shy away from a wide range of consumer products containing low-calorie, high-intensity sweeteners because they feel they do not measure up to sugar. Survey respondents say the sweeteners have an unsatisfactory texture and give off an aftertaste. To them, it does not have the…

Nestlé to sell Yinlu peanut milk and canned rice porridge businesses

Nestlé to sell Yinlu peanut milk and canned rice porridge businesses

26th November 2020

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…

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

Arjowiggins launches new translucent barrier paper

24th November 2020

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…

At home experiences can boost confectionery brands

At home experiences can boost confectionery brands

23rd November 2020

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…

Ferrero to launch first North American chocolate production plant

Ferrero to launch first North American chocolate production plant

20th November 2020

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…