The food industry’s evolution in how product is sold and distributed to the way product is produced is attracting private equity investment. Mark Lynch, partner at Oghma Partners, reports
Covid has impacted M&A in the food sector in several ways, as Mark Lynch, partner at Oghma Partners, reports.
It’s no secret that the plant-based food industry is growing at an exponential rate. People are making a concerted effort to eat more healthily and more sustainably, and are scouring the shelves for meat-free options, writes Neil Hansford, food technology expert, Air Products.
GS1 UK celebrates 50 years of digitalisation in commerce, calls for collaboration towards next-generation barcodes
On the 50th anniversary of the Global Trade Item Number (GTIN), GS1 UK reflects on the moment when leaders from the biggest names in commerce came together to transform the global economy.
It’s true that the plant-based term was coined to make plant-based appealing for health reasons without getting into the ethical debate, but does that mean that vegans are more ethical than those defining as plant-based? Louise Palmer-Masterton, founder of Stem & Glory restaurants, discusses this debate.
When two international companies created the world’s first high-volume facility manufacturing omega-3 oil from natural marine algae, the $200 million joint venture had to minimise any impact at the plant, which was already producing another product. Even more challenging, this had to be accomplished while adding new automation capabilities and upgrading a variety of systems and equipment. Del Williams reports
Demand for natural products is on the rise as consumers look to improve their lifestyle and diet, and this trend has only been strengthened and accelerated by the events of the past few months, explains Nathalie Pauleau, global product manager for Natural Colours, Naturex.
Tubular cable conveyors can significantly reduce product damage, energy use, noise, and maintenance, as technical writer Del Williams outlines
Goplasticspallets.com MD Jim Hardisty explains how 2020 has presented an opportunity for the company to further bolster its team and strengthen its partnerships.
Stephen Whyte, founder and MD of food safety software solutions business Qadex, reports that the months spent in lockdown has seen a profound and positive change in the company’s interaction with customers, as well as highlighting the move towards a digital future for the food safety industry.
Surviving the ‘new normal’: investing in agile technologies is key to a resilient food and beverage industry
Brian Foster, head of Industry Finance at Siemens Financial Services, UK, discusses why food and beverage companies will need to integrate business agility into their operations if they are to cope with continued uncertainty and volatile markets.
Technical writer Del Williams explains how Lumsden Belting’s engineered geometry increases strength and decreases stretch while allowing more coating to fall through for re-use.
Michael Lewis, chief executive of E.ON UK, explains why food manufacturers should place sustainability at the heart of their recovery plans and long-term strategies.