New products


DEL MONTE adds zest to its Occasions range

Premium fruit juice brand, Del Monte is re-launching its Occasions cocktail range in new packaging and adding a new Mango Margarita flavour to the range. The packs reflect the festive nature of these juice-based drinks and highlights how, unlike traditional cocktail mixers, they can be drunk either with or without alcohol. Occasions Margarita has mango as a base, which is […]

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Pick of the crop

Summer has arrived, along with the nice, fresh-looking pineapple cover of this month. Our product focus on fruit and vegetables peels the layers off the different aspects of this sector. I’ve looked at handling, processing, logistics and new products so you get a good overview of new developments across the line. In terms of overviews, […]

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Sensient introduces five new flavours

Sensient Flavors Europe has introduced a new range of natural melon flavours.  The line includes five flavours in the most popular varieties of melon: Cantaloupe, Galia, Honeydew, Piel de Sapo and Watermelon. Using the Natural Origins extracts as a building block, they offer authentic sensory profiles and can be declared as natural flavourings. The new range […]

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Belcolade expands with two production lines

Belcolade, the Belgian chocolate brand made by family firm Puratos, is expanding its site in Erembodegem (Aalst, Belgium). Two production lines are being added – one for the production of liquid chocolate, and one for packaged chocolate. The warehouse is also being enlarged. The expansion represents an investment of €21 million. The existing buildings will […]

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Women respond better to personalised packaging

According to new research by easyFairs, organisers of Packaging Innovation London 2014, women are four times as likely to be susceptible to personalised packaging. 43% of the 500 marketing and packaging professionals surveyed claimed that personalised or gender specific packaging is more likely to lead to a purchase with women than with men. The divide […]

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Product contamination insurance for the food and beverage industry

Willis Group Holdings, a global risk adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker, is launching a new product contamination insurance proposition in partnership with XL Group, Willis Limited’s Food and Drink and Faber Global teams, and in association with BRC Global Standards. Recall Shield has been designed with the BRC Global Standards team to encourage and reward […]

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Changing drinks habits across Europe

The latest report from market and shopper intelligence firm IRI reveals that changing drinking habits across Europe affected sales of drinks, including mineral water, last year. According to IRI’s Pulse Drinks Report (Q4 2013), total sales for non-alcoholic drinks across Europe was €43.6 million, a drop of 0.4%, with only the UK and France seeing […]

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Carbery Group announces trading results

Carbery Group has announced a strong operational and financial performance in its 2013 annual results.  The Group saw an 11.9% increase in their 2013 turnover to €318.3m (2012: €284.6m) and an increase of 23% in PBT to €13.0m (2012: €10.6m). Carbery Food Ingredients, which comprises of its nutritional ingredients business and its flavour and taste […]

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Packaging equipment specialist receives award

Ishida Europe has received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in acknowledgement of its business success. The company has received its award for International Trade. Ishida Europe has been recognised for increasing exports as a percentage of total turnover from 65% to 76%.  To deliver this growth, Ishida has implemented a strategy that has facilitated increased […]


Conveyor for sticky sweets

Packaging solutions specialist, tna, is launching its new tna roflo VM 3 high throw vibratory conveyor. The high throw design achieves the gentle transfer of sticky confectionery and difficult products through increased vertical motion to improve product throughput and line efficiency. The latest incarnation of the tna roflo VM 3 overcomes the specific challenges of […]

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