Nestlé tops growing Russian chocolate market
Nestlé is the most popular chocolate producer in Russia, but other
international companies still play second fiddle to the numerous
local (or even regional) producers there. But the market is set to
grow over the next five years,...
Fighting Listeria, the natural way
Danish scientists announce a breakthrough in the battle against the harmful Listeria bacterium, with the discovery of a common lactic acid bacterium that fights Listeria efficiently in foods.
Twist-Wrap Films, set to wrap up candy market?
Twist-Lyte and Hicor, part of the Exxon Mobil Group, has launched a
specially redesigned film, which is claimed to make production
faster and more efficient.
'Foiling' dirty can tops
A Brazilian brewery has contracted Krones to provide a Taxomatic
labeller which is now operating with extended technology to apply
foil to can lids as hygienic protection.
Kerry adds to ingredients business
Kerry has expanded its business in the US with the acquisition of
two food ingredients businesses - including one focused on the
confectionery market - for $67 million (€61.9m).
Improving wrapping quality
Twist-Lyte Hicor already claims to be the lightest twist wrap film
on the market, but now it can offer confectionery producers greater
efficiency and production speed as well.
Amcor expands wine bottle plant
Amcor is building a second glass furnace on its existing wine
bottle facility in Gawler, South Australia, in a move that will
double its current production capacity.
Cadbury completes Adams buy
Cadbury Schweppes, the UK-based confectionery group, has completed
its acquisition of US-based sugar confectionery producer Adams.
Lindt improves despite Swiss franc strength
Swiss chocolate producer Lindt & Sprüngli has reported a 5.6
per cent increase in sales for 2002.
Quality Candy strengthens hard candy portfolio
The US-based Quality Candy Company has acquired the Paduke hard
candy business of compatriot Gilliam Candy Brands.
Swiss biscuit sector hit by German decline
Price discounting by retailers and the strength of the Swiss franc
severly reduced exports of biscuits from Switzerland to Germany, by
far the most important foreign market. The situation is no better
at home, with cheap imports reducing...
Radio waves used to enhance fruit juice safety
In the US, an Agricultural Research Service scientist has devised a
means of using radio waves to make fruit juice safer.
Resina launches caps and labels inspection system
In the US, Resina West, has introduced a system that simultaneously
inspects for a variety of empty or filled container defects.
Plastic bottle unscrambler
Posimat, the Spain-based provider of unscrambling and conveyor
logistics solutions, is about to launch its Posimaster Multichute
high-speed bottle line unscrambler at the Hispack show in Barcelona
on 31 March.
Yes to gummy bears
German company Amapharm has developed an innovative delivery method
for children's daily vitamins.