Category Archives: Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

FrieslandCampina to propose to its members the introduction of a certified Top Dairy line with extra focus on animals, nature, and climate

Introducing a Top Dairy line with extra focus on animals, nature, and climate; well-balanced milk supply based on market-driven growth Amersfoort, the NETHERLANDS, 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (16 April 2018), FrieslandCampina has announced that it will accelerate and further expedite … Read the full press release

Shortlisted finalists for the 2018 BBSRC Innovator of the Year competition announced

The shortlisted finalists for the 2018 BBSRC Innovator of the Year competition have been announced (see box below for full list). LONDON, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Twelve finalists will compete to be named Innovator of the Year 2018 at The Mermaid … Read the full press release

Nordic’s largest brand study on sustainability ranked Valio as the most sustainable brand in Finland

HELSINKI, 17-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Consumers rank Valio as the most sustainable brand in Finland. The dairy and food company received the recognition for the fifth consecutive year in the Nordic’s largest brand study on sustainability. Issues of particular importance to … Read the full press release

Valio presents its new lactose free product portfolio and Valio PROfeel® protein snacks at Alimentaria

HELSINKI, 17-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Valio has over 110 years of experience in dairy innovations and is a true pioneer in lactose free products. Today, Valio is bringing selected products from its globally largest lactose free –sin lactosa–  portfolio to the Spanish … Read the full press release

Solidaridad supports sugarcane farmers in India with modern cultivation practices to enhance smallholder production

Utrecht, The Netherlands, 13-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — India is the world’s largest consumer of sugar and the second largest producer after Brazil. However, sugarcane is highly water intensive and recent years have witnessed significant droughts. Solidaridad, along with its partners, is … Read the full press release

California-based Beyond Meat appoints PHW as its sales and distribution partner for the German Market

Los Angeles // Rechterfeld, 12-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — California-based Beyond Meat, which counts Bill Gates and Leonardo DiCaprio among its investors, is working to change the meat we eat by replacing animal protein with plant-based proteins. The company‘s mission is … Read the full press release

BMW Group and Witzigmann Academy bring the international Eckart Witzigmann Award for fine cuisine, the art of cookery and conscious enjoyment to New York in 2018

MUNICH, 06-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The international Eckart Witzigmann Award (ECKART) continues its journey around the world: In 2018, the renowned award for fine cuisine, the art of cookery and conscious enjoyment – named after “chef of the century” Eckart … Read the full press release

Arla Foods to sell its cheese production site in Sonthofen, Germany to dairy company Allgäuer Hof-Milch GmbH

Viby J, Denmark, 30-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — European dairy co-operative Arla Foods plans to sell its cheese production site in Sonthofen, Germany to German-based dairy company Allgäuer Hof-Milch GmbH. Both companies have signed a letter of intent and aim to finalize … Read the full press release

DSM to present personalized nutrition at Vitafoods Europe in Geneva, 15-17 May 2018

DSM, stand F10, Vitafoods Europe, Geneva, 15-17 May 2018 Kaiseraugst, Switzerland, 28-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — DSM will welcome attendees to experience the nutrition of the future at Vitafoods Europe 2018, with insights and innovations that will enable customers to capture … Read the full press release

Symrise will present its products at agrofood in Lagos, Nigeria from March 27 to 29, 2018

The company exhibits at the Nigeria agrofood trade show Products for customers in West Africa Holzminden, Germany, 26-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Symrise is boosting its operations in the West African market. The global supplier of fragrances and flavorings will present its … Read the full press release

NIB to loan EUR 42 million to Tine SA for the construction of its new dairy in Bergen, Norway

NIB and the Norwegian dairy company Tine SA have signed a loan agreement of NOK 400 million (EUR 42 million), with a 12-year maturity, on financing the construction of Tine’s new dairy in Bergen, Norway. In order to save energy, waste … Read the full press release

Valio’s unsalted butter won Best of Class at the World Championship Cheese Contest 2018

HELSINKI, 15-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Valio’s unsalted butter won Best of Class at the World Championship Cheese Contest 2018 in Wisconsin, USA, on March 8. There were 30 leading butter brands from around the world participating in the unsalted butter class. … Read the full press release

Co-op opens new food store in Market Harborough following a £1.9M investment

MANCHESTER, 15-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Co-op serves-up a new food store in Market Harborough following a £1.9M investment creating 15 jobs. The Leicester Road store launches on Thursday, 15 March, with representatives from Market Harborough Primary Academy and the Market Harborough Fire … Read the full press release

Harald Xperience first in Finland to take augmented reality (AR) to restaurants

HELSINKI, 14-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Harald Xperience Ltd. is the first company in Finland to introduce an application with AR aimed to enhance the customer experience in restaurants. The application called EatX allows the customer to visualize the various dishes … Read the full press release

Dutch development bank FMO loans USD 10 million to microfinance organisation VisionFund International (VFI)

THE HAGUE, 13-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — FMO, the Dutch development bank, has provided a five-year loan of USD 10 million to VisionFund International (VFI), a global microfinance organisation. This transaction will benefit the end clients of VFI’s microfinance institutions (MFIs) … Read the full press release

Co-op: customers can check-out their own purchases on their phone without visiting a till

MANCHESTER, 08-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The old adage that the UK is a nation of shopkeepers could soon ring true as the Co-op today, Wednesday, 7 March, unveils a convenient future where customers can check-out their own purchases on their phone, without visiting … Read the full press release

Appèl wins the catering contract for the University of Twente

ENSCHEDE, 02-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — After completing a European tendering process today, 1 March 2018, the final decision on the catering contract for the University of Twente has now been taken. From 1 July 2018, on-campus catering will be in the … Read the full press release

Liverpool computer scientist Dr Danushka Bollegala to work on a range of recipe and ingredient recognition projects at the world’s largest recipe sharing platform Cookpad

LIVERPOOL, 02-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Liverpool computer scientist, Dr Danushka Bollegala, is bringing his expertise in natural language processing (NLP) to the world’s largest recipe sharing platform, Cookpad, to work on a range of recipe and ingredient recognition projects. NLP is a branch of artificial … Read the full press release

Arla Foods: Markus Mühleisen appointed Managing Director and Group Vice-President Germany effective March 1st 2018

Viby J, Denmark, 01-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Markus Mühleisen will become Arla Foods’ new Head of Germany as of March 1st 2018. As Managing Director and Group Vice-President Germany, he will be responsible for Arla Foods’ business in Germany and Austria. … Read the full press release

Valio to reduce salt and sugar content in its products by 2020

Valio has announced its nutrition agreement for improving the health and wellbeing of consumers. The ambitious targets for reducing salt and sugar content in Valio’s products by 2020 are part of our sustainability programme and continued efforts to improve public … Read the full press release

Co-op to open a record number of 30 new food stores in London

MANCHESTER, 16-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Co-op is ramping up its investment in London this year, as it prepares to open a record number of 30 new food stores and refresh seven from its current portfolio in the region. The £28million investment forms … Read the full press release

Bonduelle brand will be displaying Nutri-score labels for all its products

Villeneuve-d’Ascq, France, 14-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With a view to always ensuring more transparency for consumers, the Bonduelle brand will be displaying Nutri-score labels for all its products. As a pioneer in the field, this commitment perfectly illustrates the group’s … Read the full press release

BayWa: first harvest of the Jazz® brand apple in the Weisenheim region of Rhineland-Palatinate

Optimal cultivation conditions in Rhineland-Palatinate MUNICH, 12-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BayWa has brought in the first harvest of the Jazz® brand apple in the Weisenheim region of Rhineland-Palatinate for commercial marketing in Germany. 100,000 trees on around 30 hectares have … Read the full press release

Siemens: “Discover the value of the Digital Enterprise for the bakery industry” at the Anuga FoodTec in Cologne

Trade fair slogan “Discover the value of the Digital Enterprise for the bakery industry” “Digital twin” boosts innovation speed and productivity MindSphere apps capture and analyze production and process KPIs NUREMBERG, 07-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens will be exhibiting at this … Read the full press release

RCH Group to Showcase Innovative Selling Solutions at EuroCIS

TREVISO, Italy, 05-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Technology plays a crucial role in the modern world of retail, affecting all areas of the sales cycle from inventory management right through to pricing and customer experience. EuroCIS is the leading trade fair for … Read the full press release

Ramboll leads a sustainable agriculture project in the small Swedish town of Ljusdal

Ramboll is part of a visionary sustainable agriculture project where vegetables and fish are nurturing each other to create a closed-loop system. COPENHAGEN, 02-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — According to the United Nations, sustainable food production is an important milestone for … Read the full press release

Arla Foods to invest over half a billion euro in 2018 to deliver on its 2020 growth ambition

The farmer-owned dairy cooperative Arla Foods has announced a plan to invest over half a billion euro in 2018 as the company continues to deliver on its 2020 growth ambition. Viby J, Denmark, 01-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The executive management’s … Read the full press release

Rabobank launches a €60 million investment fund for the Fintech and Food & Agri sector

UTRECHT, 31-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rabobank is today launching Rabo Frontier Ventures (RFV), a €60 million strategic investment fund that focuses on high-potential early-stage Fintech and Food & Agri companies. RFV is a subsidiary of Rabobank Group and forms part of … Read the full press release

Changes to the global system of meat and protein production underway as new initiative launched at the World Economic Forum

Demand for meat and protein set to double by 2050 with 9 billion people and a growing middle class Widespread provision of safe, affordable and sustainable protein is critical to human nutrition and economic development New white paper Meat: The Future outlines … Read the full press release

Orkla makes the Corporate Knights Global 100 index for the first time

Orkla is included in the Corporate Knights Global 100 index of the world’s most sustainable companies, which was presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos on 23 January. OSLO, 23-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The index is a ranking of … Read the full press release