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Five-year vision for soft drinks unveiled

A report launched by Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has unveiled its new vision for the future of the soft drinks category. The report – titled See The Opportunity – reveals opportunities to unlock £2.1 billion category growth, and is part of CCE’s ongoing commitment to working with its customers to grow soft drinks sales responsibly and […]

Eden Springs acquired by Rhône Capital

Eden Springs, Europe’s leading provider of water and coffee services in the corporate sector, has signed an agreement for the sale of its business to investment funds affiliated with Rhône Capital L.L.C. The acquisition is being made based on an enterprise value for Eden of circa €240 million. Following the completion of the proposed transaction, […]

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DuPont expands MCC offering

DuPont Nutrition & Health is expanding its microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) offering through an extended agreement with Taiwan-based Mingtai. The agreement includes development, production, distribution, marketing and sale of the hydrocolloid to the global food industries. In 2009, DuPont Nutrition & Health entered into the MCC gum industry via a strategic partnership with Mingtai, with the […]

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FDF scoops ad campaign award

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) campaign, Taste Success, has scooped the Silver Laurus award for the most outstanding production achieved with a budget or £15,000 (€17,700) or less at the IVCA (International Visual Communications Association) awards. The campaign, Taste Success – A Future in Food, is FDF’s industry-led campaign to attract new talent to […]

Packaging pair set to ‘shake up’ food market

Glass packaging firm Croxsons says it’s planning to ‘shake up’ the food packaging market following British Retail Consortium (BRC) accreditation for Elmoris, its partner for closures. Lithuania-based Elmoris – which specialises in metal twist-off closures – and Croxsons recently exhibited together at IFE, where they showed off a range of glassware and closures for food […]


Coup for cardboard can

The winner of this year’s Fresh Ideas award at the Pro2Pac show is Itsu’s ‘cardcan’ – an environmentally friendly iced tea pack declaring itself ‘the only cardboard drink can on the market’. The can, which launched in Waitrose stores across the UK in February, has a smaller carbon footprint than aluminium cans or plastic bottles, […]

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FDF industry awards open for entry

The new Food and Drink Federation (FDF) awards are now open for entry. The awards have been launched to coincide with FDF’s centenary and include a number of new categories for both individuals and companies. The entries will all be judged by panels of industry experts and the winners announced at an awards ceremony at […]

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