GEA launches hygienic screw pump Hilge NOVATWIN

20th March 2020

With its new flexible screw pump, GEA Hilge NOVATWIN, GEA fulfils customer wishes and requirements such as the highest hygienic demands for gentle product handling, long-term reliability, versatile applications and professional support throughout the entire product life cycle, based on more than 150 years of pumping experience. The new positive displacement pump completes GEA’s portfolio of…

Nestlé launches limited edition personalised KitKats for Mother's Day

Nestlé launches limited-edition personalised KitKats online

18th March 2020

Nestlé has announced it has launched a luxury, handcrafted KitKat that’s personalised from now until the end of April 2020, the KitKat Chocolatory is available directly from Nestlé through a new online shop ( The web shop marks Nestlé’s first ever move into a direct-to-consumer offering for its UK confectionery business. The KitKat Chocolatory brings with it a whole…

Javier Polit will be the new Chief Information Officer for Mondelez

Mondelēz International announces new Chief Information Officer

18th March 2020

Mondelēz International has announced that it has named Javier Polit as Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this role, he will be responsible for the company’s global information technology solutions and will report directly to Luca Zaramella, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective March 23, 2020. “We are very pleased to welcome Javier to…

interpack postponed until February 2021

interpack postponed until February 2021

13th March 2020

Messe Düsseldorf has announced it is postponing the leading international trade fair interpack. It will now take place from 25 February to 3 March 2021. In doing so, Messe Düsseldorf is following the recommendation of the crisis management team of the German Federal Government to take into account the principles of the Robert Koch Institute…

Mintel says chewing gum sales are low in India

Mintel suggests two strategies to boost gum confectionery in India

13th March 2020

Gum confectionery launches in India are dominated by tooth-whitening and breath-freshening claims—one of the reasons why gum consumption is limited. In fact, Mintel research reveals that only a quarter of Indians have had chewing gum in the last three months. Moreover, according to Mintel estimates, India’s per capita volume consumption of gum confectionery remains low compared to other…

ice cream takes a healthier approach

Ice cream market moves to healthier choices

13th March 2020

Pleasure is still the driving force behind ice cream purchases, with consumers naming its taste, the fact that it’s a treat and makes people feel happy as the top three reasons for buying it. In the contemporary consumer environment, however, the balance between health and indulgence is increasingly important and a new report from Innova…

AIB International

AIB International President and CEO Andre Biane announces retirement

12th March 2020

Andre Biane, President and CEO of AIB International, will retire at the end of 2020. A search for the next leader of the international food safety and quality organisation is underway. During his seven-year tenure, Biane has led AIB International through a remarkable transformation, guiding its evolution and setting the stage for future growth. The…

Vitafoods Europe postponed due to coronavirus

Vitafoods Europe postponed due to Coronavirus

11th March 2020

Vitafoods Europe has announced it will postpone the event in order to take the necessary precautions from Coronavirus. Informa Markets released the following statement today: “In light of the ongoing COVID-19 health situation, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone Vitafoods Europe 2020 until 1-3 September 2020,” said Chris Lee, Managing Director, Health and…

Paradise Fruits sees rise of organic ingredients

Organic ingredients drive interest for Paradise Fruits

10th March 2020

Paradise Fruits by Jahncke, the global supplier of naturally healthy food ingredients, has seen a surge in interest in its organic fruit inclusions after showcasing a wide range of innovative new products at two major trade shows in Germany. Following attendance at ProSweets 2020 in Cologne from February 2-5 and BioFach 2020 in Nuremburg from…

TOMRA opens new HQ in Johannesburg

TOMRA open new headquarters in Johannesburg

10th March 2020

TOMRA has opened new regional headquarters in Johannesburg to strengthen its commitment to customers in South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania. This initiative is designed to enhance customer care through even better technical support, service, and training, and to ensure prompt availability of spare parts. The move will also improve operational efficiencies by bringing together under…