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SIAL Paris 2024 to celebrate its 60th anniversary

SIAL Paris promises an exceptional edition in 2024 as the world's largest trade show in the food industry celebrates its 60th anniversary. There will be lots of surprises in store for visitors! Poster of the inaugural international food show (Photo: www.sialparis.com/en/the-show/our-story) It was a major event in 1964: the first Salon International de l'Alimentation (International…

START-UP TO HELP EGYPT’S FARMERS GO HIGH-TECH

Egypt’s farmers could be going high-tech after a platform aimed at helping them to access finance and markets raised more than $1 million in funding.

SUPERMARKET TRIPS BACK ON THE AGENDA FOR UK SHOPPERS

Grocery shoppers in the UK are making more visits to supermarkets as concerns over the coronavirus fall, according to latest figures.

DURAVANT ACQUIRES POULTRY PROCESSING EQUIPMENT MAKER FOODMATE

Illinois-based Duravant, a manufacturer of process equipment, has completed the acquisition of poultry processing machine maker Foodmate which is dual-headquartered in Georgia, USA and in the Netherlands. The acquisition first announced in April gives Duravant – a specialist in the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors – a bigger global footprint. The company can…

DEMAND KEY TO EUROPEAN UNION’S ABILITY TO MEET ORGANIC PRODUCTION GOALS

The European Union’s targets for organic farmland will only pay off if consumer demand can keep up with production, according to research and consulting company Ecovia Intelligence.

IGD BRINGS INDUSTRY TOGETHER TO TACKLE FOOD SURPLUS IN UK

With 16% of adults (one in six people) across England, Wales and Northern Ireland experiencing food insecurity, the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD) has launched a new guide to help manufacturers increase their redistribution of surplus food.

GATHERED FOODS DEBUTS PLANT-BASED SEAFOODS

Meat alternative seafoods are set for a “surge”, the head of Gathered Foods has said after the company launched a new plant-based breaded range.

DECLINE IN BRAZILIAN CATTLE PROCESSING COULD BOOST NEW ZEALAND BEEF EXPORTS

An analysis by Beef + Lamb New Zealand, the farmer-owned organisation representing the country’s sheep and beef farmers, suggests that a global shortage of beef could be a trigger for lifting New Zealand beef prices. According to the group’s senior agricultural analyst Rachel Agnew, China’s demand for beef soared during 2020 and 40% of it…

SPAR INTERNATIONAL ENJOYS GROWTH OF 7.4% IN 2020

Global supermarket chain Spar International grew by 7.4% to €39.8 billion in 2020 according to its latest sales figures.

ONLINE ALCOHOL: WHERE THE TOP 10 MARKETS ARE HEADING

The Covid-19 pandemic is well documented to have accelerated a major shift to e-commerce and online sales, as the OECD has outlined in its latest report.

WICKED KITCHEN AND BEYOND MEAT LAUNCH FROZEN READY MEAL RANGE

Tesco’s vegan brand, Wicked Kitchen, has teamed up with Beyond Meat, the plant-based meat alternative producer, to launch a range of frozen ready meals.

ARNOTT’S SNAPS UP KIWI CRACKER BRAND 180 DEGREES

Arnott’s, Australia’s largest biscuit manufacturer, has acquired 180 degrees, the New Zealand cracker firm, in the latest of a series of purchases.

HEINEKEN EYES PURCHASE OF SOUTH AFRICA’S DISTELL

Heineken, the Dutch brewing giant, is in talks to buy a majority share of Distell Group, the South African wine and spirits company.
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