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Fast growing economies such as Brazil, India, Russia and China present big growth prospects for confectioners. Stay on the pulse of multinationals' moves into these markets and keep up to pace with local players here.

BRC reveals key changes to Global Standard for Packaging

Additional safeguards to reduce the risk of chemicals migrating from inks in packaging to food products are included in a new edition of the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard...

Kraft likely to have robust defence in India tax probe, says legal expert

Kraft is likely to have a robust defence in relation to the reported investigation into any tax bill it might be liable for following its takeover of Cadbury in February...

Nestlé sells Russian confectionery business

Nestlé has sold its Russian confectionery division, Altai Confectionery, in a bid to focus on its core brands.

Pan-European study reveals packaging trends

Lightweighting, recyclability and the development of eco-packaging have been revealed as the key issues for consumers, according to an analysis of packaging trends across seven major European countries by the...

Packaging material price hikes continue to challenge, finds FoodProductionDaily survey

The results of the inaugural survey gauging the outlook for the food and drink processing industry reveal that commodity and packaging material price increases, the bugbear of the past...

Packaging lobbyist warns that green policy divisions in Europe could damage trade

European policy makers need to be aware that taking conflicting approaches on sustainability could affect the free flow of packaged goods, according to the managing director of Europen.


PepsiCo pays a high price for a gamble in Russian dairy

When PepsiCo put up $5.4bn last week to acquire Wimm-Bill-Dann, it was seduced by the promise of high revenue growth but like any high-yield investment the Russian deal does not...

Virtual engagement to aid food and drink packaging innovation, claims MWV

Leading packaging materials and machinery supplier MWV claims its open innovation portal will generate new ideas related to sustainability, materials science and substrate development for food and drink packaging.

Cereal and pasta makers will gain from seal integrity of biopolymer, Innovia

A new biopolymer range provides better seal integrity for the larger pack sizes of dry products such as muesli and pasta, claimed Innovia Films at the launch of the new...

Stretchable paper could revolutionise thermoformed packaging

A new stretchable paper may signal the beginning of the end for thermoform plastic trays, Billerud told at the Emballage show in Paris last week.

Dispatches from Emballage in Paris

Prototype system promises significant energy savings in packaging process

Sustainability and energy saving are two of the major trends driving current development in packaging and processing technology.

Packaging innovation centred on convenience, analysts

Beverage packaging design will revert away from a recent shift towards cost effectiveness, and back to longer-term trends such as added value and convenience, as countries begin to emerge from...

Rexam defends green credentials of beverage can

Talking from the Brau Beviale trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany, Rexam executive John Revess outlined the lobbying and marketing work needed to improve the environmental image of the beverage can.

Biofilm busting enzyme boosts plant hygiene caught up with Realco at the recent IPA trade show in Paris to discuss biofilms and the company’s breakthrough in tackling these slime layers that pose a constant contamination...

US and China lead choc market recovery, Barry Callebaut

Recovery in the chocolate market is underway in the US, Brazil and China but Western Europe has been slow to rebound and Eastern Europe still shows negative growth rates, said...


SPX hungry for growth in food, brewing and emerging markets caught up with Patrick Dowling of SPX Flow Technology at IPA 2010 to talk about the company’s strategies for acquisition and sector growth.

Sugar confectionery booming in India

The Indian confectionery market witnessed the launch of over 200 products in various categories last year, thus ranked, according to Datamonitor, in the top 20 in terms of global new...

Bosch to build Indian packaging plant on soaring food and bev demand

Bosch has unveiled plans to build a new €4m packaging machinery plant in India to meet burgeoning demand growth from the country’s food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors.

Perfetti to boost Indian plant capacity on market gains

Perfetti van Melle is set to increase capacity in a plant in southern India as its two year long marketing efforts pay dividends in terms of its gum and éclair...

News in brief

Nestle to build R&D centre in India

Nestle is investing around CHF50m in a new R&D centre in Gurgaon, India, as it expects 45 per cent of its global sales to come from emerging markets within a...

PureCircle and Tereos target Europe and Brazil for sugar/stevia blends

PureCircle has launched a joint venture with the sugar company Tereos to provide sugar/stevia blends to the European market and gain a stronger international presence through Tereos’ Brazilian facilities.

First bio-based twist film packaging to be launched in Europe - company

Cereplast said an agreement reached with Turkish company Sezersan Ambalaj will see bio-based twist film packaging launched onto the European market for the first time

Nestle invests in premium Russian choc plant

Nestlé reports that an upgrade to its premium chocolate manufacturing facility in the Samara region of Russia will transform it into a key competence centre for confectionery products in Europe.

Kraft looks to packaging to protect chocolate from heat

Kraft Foods is reaching out to industry and academic partners to find a packaging technology that will protect chocolate bars from melting.

Chocolate category proving winner for Nestlé in India

Nestlé chocolate products recorded double-digit growth in emerging markets, driven partly by the performance of the lowest priced products in its portfolio, said the group as it posted gains of...

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