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Food & Beverage Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Rabobank’s vision ‘Make sustainable palm oil the norm’ presented to Lilianne Ploumen, Minister of Foreign Trade, in Jakarta

JAKARTA, Indonesia, 22-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — There is both potential and urgency in the palm oil sector to achieve the transformation to sustainably produced palm oil. Rabobank would like to make an active contribution to this process, in conference with her … Read the full press release

World’s biggest independent family brewery Bavaria kicks off new international campaign ‘Welcome to the Family’

New international campaign ‘Welcome to the Family’ World’s biggest family brewery celebrates sense of family with beer as social glue Campaign with new TV commercial launched in the Netherlands today LIESHOUT, Netherlands, 18-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Bavaria, the world’s biggest independent … Read the full press release

Study: 4 per cent of cattle slaughtered in abattoirs in England had injection site lesions in the carcasses

NOTTINGHAM, 15-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A new investigation into how meat can be damaged by farm injections has found that 4 per cent of cattle slaughtered in abattoirs in England had injection site lesions in the carcasses. The study by … Read the full press release

Neste has not commenced purchases of raw materials from Malaysian palm oil company IOI

Neste focuses on its own extensive social responsibility development program – IOI developing in the right direction HELSINKI, 08-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On November 7, 2016, Finnwatch published a follow-up study report on the operations of the Malaysian palm oil company … Read the full press release

Jacobs Douwe Egberts BV’s Sapphire Investments BV to acquire leading pan-Asian integrated instant food and beverage brand owner and manufacturer Super Group for S$1.45 billion

JDE makes a pre-conditional offer for all of Super Group Ltd for S$1.30 per share in cash, backed by irrevocable commitments representing 60% of shares issued SINGAPORE, 07-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Super Group Ltd (SGX : S10.SI) (“Super Group”) and Sapphire … Read the full press release

Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. and BPD reach agreement for the sale of the former Coberco site

Yesterday, Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. and BPD announced that they had reached an agreement about the sales of the former Coberco site. This is the first step in the development of a new municipal hotspot at the Rhine quay in Arnhem, … Read the full press release

Swedish brand Skånemejerier launches drinking yoghurt products in environmentally friendly Tetra Top 330 Mini Nallo

Skånemejerier first brand to use Tetra Top® 330 Mini Nallo LAUSANNE, 03-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Consumers in Sweden now have an environmentally-sound choice for chilled drinking yoghurt, following the launch of a range of Skånemejerier products in Tetra Top 330 Mini … Read the full press release

ECE: MyZeil shopping center in Frankfurt to get a new innovative food and entertainment options by the end of 2018

International food concepts, a premium cinema, and new outside terraces planned FRANKFURT, 03-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — MyZeil shopping center, located in the heart of Frankfurt’s city center, shall get a new, spectacular food area of international stature by the end … Read the full press release

Kai Könecke to become Emmi Group Chief Supply Chain Officer

LUCERNE, 27-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Kai Könecke will become Emmi Group Chief Supply Chain Officer and a member of Emmi Group Management with effect from 1. April 2017. His long-standing experience will enable him, together with his team, to tap additional … Read the full press release

Nestlé CEO Bulcke on 9-month sales: real internal growth at the higher end of the industry in both emerging and developed markets

Total sales of CHF 65.5 billion, up 1.0% 3.3% organic growth, 2.5% real internal growth, 0.8% pricing For the full year 2016 we expect organic growth of around 3.5%, improvements in margins and underlying earnings per share in constant currencies, … Read the full press release

Autogrill: HMSHost awarded foodservice concession at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in North Carolina for ten years

Concession awarded for ten years, from 2020 to 2030 Plans for further improvement of the current offering  MILAN, 18-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Through its American subsidiary HMSHost, Autogrill (Milan: AGL IM) has been awarded a foodservice concession at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport … Read the full press release

Rabobank: abolition of EU sugar production quota by October 2017 does not necessarily guarantee a low sugar price in the bloc

UTRECHT, 13-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The scheduled abolition of the EU sugar production quota by October 2017 does not necessarily guarantee a low sugar price in the bloc. Lifting export restrictions will make it easier for EU sugar to find its … Read the full press release

DSM at FoodTech Processing & Packaging, Herning, Denmark, 1-3 November 2016

DSM, Booth #9794, FoodTech Processing & Packaging, Herning, Denmark, 1-3 November 2016 DELFT, 11-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — DSM will showcase solutions that meet consumer demands for healthier dairy, such as sugar-reduced yogurt and low-fat cheese, at this year’s FoodTech. The … Read the full press release

Emmi the largest Swiss milk processor to rely entirely on sustainable electricity from BKW

BERN, 04-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Emmi has committed to reducing its CO2 emissions by 25 % by 2020. In an important step towards meeting this objective, the largest Swiss milk processor is switching to sustainable electricity. To this end, it is … Read the full press release

Bringing the FREME e-Services to the Market

TURIN, Italy, 29-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — FREME,  a 2-years project co funded by the European Commission under the H2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation with the goal of developing a commercial-grade open framework of e-Service for the multilingual and semantic … Read the full press release

Barry Callebaut and Prova to launch project to diversify and stabilize revenues of vanilla farmers in Madagascar

Introducing cocoa farming to Madagascar’s vanilla production region Combining Barry Callebaut’s long-standing cocoa expertise with Prova’s proven local vanilla know-how to create synergies Making local vanilla farmers’ income situation more resilient and less dependent on the highly volatile vanilla market … Read the full press release

Dr John Ingram of University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute awarded GFS and Food System Resilience programme coordination award

GFS and the ‘Food System Resilience’ programme partners are pleased to announce that Dr John Ingram and his team at the Environmental Change Institute in the University of Oxford have been awarded the programme coordination award. Swindon, UK, 27-Sep-2016 — … Read the full press release

Co-op signed up to the National Farmers Union’s Fruit and Vegetable Pledge

MANCHESTER, 21-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The Co-op has demonstrated its commitment to championing best practice in the fresh produce sector by signing up to the National Farmers Union’s Fruit and Vegetable Pledge. The community retailer made the announcement at its inaugural … Read the full press release

The Co-op backs UK farmers by stocking 100% own-brand fresh British beef, chicken, pork, lamb, bacon and turkey

MANCHESTER, 21-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The Co-op today (Saturday, 17 September 2016) extended its commitment to back UK farmers by switching all of its fresh bacon and lamb to 100% British. The new sourcing initiative will make the Co-op the only … Read the full press release

Lloyds Bank’s study shows Food and Drink sector eager to move ahead with expansion and development plans despite EU referendum vote

Build up to the EU Referendum had a negative impact on businesses, and leaving the EU is cited as biggest potential challenge to sector but wider outlook is positive Almost half of firms said that investment in their business had … Read the full press release

EBRD with parallel lenders to provide €123 million to the Croatian food and pharmaceutical producer Podravka d.d.

Bank provides €123 million financing together with parallel lenders LONDON, 07-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a financing package of up to €123 million to the Croatian food and pharmaceutical producer Podravka d.d. … Read the full press release

Carlsberg extends Danish Football Association sponsorship until European Championship finals in 2020

Carlsberg and the Danish Football Association prolongs its cooperation, as Carlsberg is the official partner for the national team until European Championship finals in 2020. COPENHAGEN, 05-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Carlsberg has sponsored the national team since 1978, and a survey … Read the full press release

Arla to challenge soft drinks with healthier milk-based alternatives

A sparkling milk & fruit drink, a milk & tea drink and an energy drink rich in protein are all part of Arla’s new ambition to triple its business outside standard white milk in the global beverage market. Arla wants … Read the full press release

TNS Gallup’s ReMark survey: Orkla tops the retail sector’s ranking of suppliers to the Norwegian grocery trade

Orkla tops the retail sector’s ranking of suppliers to the Norwegian grocery trade.  OSLO, 19-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Orkla tops the retail sector’s ranking of suppliers to the Norwegian grocery trade, according to the results of TNS Gallup’s ReMark survey this … Read the full press release

Barry Callebaut, IFC, and the IDH provide USD 9M to cover up to 103,000 smallholder cocoa farmers in Cote d’Ivoire

Making cocoa farming more sustainable and profitable for farmers •    USD 24 million benefits generated to smallholders as a result of  investments •    Reaching 103,000 farmers by 2020/21 season •    23% expected income increase for farmers at year two •   … Read the full press release

Ausgewogene Ernährung: Die Food-verliebte Schauspielerin Janina Uhse und Profikoch Tarik Rose starten für EDEKA in Rio während der Olympischen Spiele

Schauspielerin Janina Uhse und Profikoch Tarik Rose starten für EDEKA in Rio während der Olympischen Spiele Die Genuss-Experten messen sich in kulinarisch-sportlichen Challenges Partnerschaft mit der Deutschen Olympiamannschaft für ausgewogene Ernährung geht in die nächste Runde HAMBURG, 08-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

MARR S.p.A. 1H2016: increased revenues to EUR 722.8 compared to EUR 697.9 in 2015

MARR: The Board of Directors approves the results of the first half of 2016.  Increase in revenues and operating profits confirmed in the first six months:  Total consolidated revenues of 722.8 million Euros (697.9 in 2015)  Consolidated EBITDA of 49.5 … Read the full press release

AAK acquired vegetable oils company California Oils Corporation from Mitsubishi Corporation of Japan

MALMÖ, 18-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — AAK has acquired the leading West Coast based vegetable oils company California Oils Corporation from Mitsubishi Corporation of Japan. California Oils Corporation, also known as CalOils, had last year revenues of approximately SEK 1,350 million and … Read the full press release

Inalca Food & Beverage enters Australian market through acquisition of 60% of companies Fresco Gourmet Pty Ltd and Itaus Pty Ltd

The majority stake has been acquired in two Sydney companies: “Fresco Gourmet” e ”Itaus” Castelvetro di Modena (Italy), 08-Jun-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Inalca Food & Beverage, a company controlled by Inalca Spa (Gruppo Cremonini) and specialized in the international distribution of … Read the full press release

DNV GL to present at the EAT Stockholm Food Forum on June 13th-14th

DNV GL seeks to answer the question at the EAT Stockholm Food Forum on June 13th-14th. The conference gathers thought leaders from all over the world to shift food systems towards greater sustainability, security, and equity within the boundaries of … Read the full press release