• Supermarket turns food supply chain transparent

    Supermarket turns food supply chain transparent

    New provenance-scanning technology is enabling shoppers to view the journey of their food. A Cotswolds supermarket has become Britain’s first retailer to make it mandatory for suppliers to tell shoppers where ingredients are sourced from. The Midcounties Co-operative in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, requires suppliers to publish – and prove – where they source all food. In

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  • The Natural Food Show – bigger than ever for 2019

    The Natural Food Show – bigger than ever for 2019

    The Natural Food Show is back at ExCeL London on 7-8 April. Featuring over 400 exhibitors – it will host the biggest showcase of natural and organic food and drink the UK has ever seen. Part of Natural & Organic Products Europe, which attracts over 10,000 attendees annually, the show is a ‘must attend’ for

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  • Arrivals and Departures

    Arrivals and Departures

    New Tetra Pak CEO appointed Tetra Laval Group Board has announced Adolfo Orive as the new President and CEO of Tetra Pak. The appointment follows the decision by Dennis Jönsson to step down after 14 years in the position – and 36 years with the company. Orive, 55, joined Tetra Pak in 1993, holding roles

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  • Diageo reports surge in sales and profits

    Diageo reports surge in sales and profits

    Diageo, the world’s largest spirits company, revealed double-digit growth in its global operating profit as a Johnnie Walker marketing tie-up with the blockbuster TV show Game of Thrones helped drive US sales. The international drinks giant, which is also Scotland’s largest whisky producer, posted earnings of £2.4 billion for the half-year to 31 December, an

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  • Polymer Logistics shares FMCG trends for 2019

    Polymer Logistics shares FMCG trends for 2019

    Data, private label products, and facility automation are FMCG trends leading the way in 2019, according to Adrian Dale, Managing Director of Polymer Logistics. Leveraging its insights as a leading provider of ‘One-Touch/Retail Ready Packaging (RRP)’ solutions for retail supply chains, the company offered its unique take on this year’s three leading trends. Leading the

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  • Primera Europe becomes DTM print

    Primera Europe becomes DTM print

    Primera Technology Europe, pioneer in specialty printing with over 32 years of experience in developing individual printing services and representative of the US company Primera Technology, Inc. in EMEA for 18 years, have announced its new company name, DTM Print. Over three decades DTM, an abbreviation for Data Technology Management, has grown fast from a

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  • Hot melt system fights against pharmacy fraud

    Hot melt system fights against pharmacy fraud

    Valco Melton, a leading manufacturer of adhesive dispensing equipment, has developed an innovative tamper evident solution for pharmaceutical industry packaging. After the Falsified Medicines Directive has come into force in February, all pharmaceutical manufacturers will be required to adapt their packaging lines so products are better protected against damage or fraud. Valco Melton has designed

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  • ‘Polluter pays’ proposal for future waste strategy

    ‘Polluter pays’ proposal for future waste strategy

    Businesses and manufacturers could be forced to foot the bill for national recycling under the Government’s long awaited Resources and Waste Strategy, unveiled last month. Major producers of packaging waste currently only pay around 10 percent of the cost of collecting and recycling the 11m tonnes of packaging waste produced across the UK. The remaining

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  • No room at the inn for Brexit stockpilers

    No room at the inn for Brexit stockpilers

    It’s usually the calm after the Christmas storm for the UK’s commercial, temperature controlled warehouses. Then along came Brexit stockpiling. According to the Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF), virtually every chilled and frozen warehouse facility up and down the country is fully reserved between now and April – and beyond. “Whether it’s ingredients going

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