Category Archives: Food & Beverage

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EIB Funds €435 Million to Stora Enso for Sustainable Packaging Transformation in Oulu

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) is extending a €435 million credit to Stora Enso to upgrade its Oulu manufacturing site for producing eco-friendly, fiber-based packaging for food and personal care products. This investment aims to reduce plastic reliance … Read the full press release

Sainsbury’s Pioneers AI Veterinary Technology to Enhance Dairy Cow Welfare

(IN BRIEF) Sainsbury’s has introduced advanced AI veterinary technology in partnership with Vet Vision AI to enhance dairy cow welfare on its farms. This innovative system uses cameras to monitor cow behavior continuously, providing real-time insights that help identify early … Read the full press release

Carrefour Completes Acquisition of Cora and Match Banners from Louis Delhaize Group

(IN BRIEF) Carrefour has finalized the acquisition of the Cora and Match banners from the Louis Delhaize group for €1.05 billion, enhancing its foothold in the French food distribution market. The acquisition includes 60 Cora hypermarkets and 115 Match supermarkets, … Read the full press release

Driving Green Change: FrieslandCampina Honors Dairy Farmers’ Commitment to Sustainability with Substantial Premiums

(IN BRIEF) FrieslandCampina member dairy farmers have received over 245 million euros in premiums for their sustainability efforts in 2023, marking a significant step towards enhancing sustainability within the dairy industry. Through initiatives like the ‘Foqus planet Sustainable development’ program, … Read the full press release

APA Consortium, Including Grupa Azoty and BASF, Sets Sights on Sustainable Future for Flexible Packaging

(IN BRIEF) Grupa Azoty ATT Polymers, BASF, UBE, ENVALIOR, and DOMO Chemicals have come together to establish the Advanced Packaging Association (APA) AISBL, dedicated to promoting sustainability in the flexible packaging value chain through scientific assessment. By championing polyamide-based packaging … Read the full press release

Carbon-Neutral Milk: Valio’s Biogas-Powered Truck Cuts Emissions by 85%

(IN BRIEF) Valio, a dairy company, has introduced a new biogas-powered milk truck that significantly reduces emissions compared to diesel trucks. This initiative aligns with Valio’s goal of achieving carbon-neutral milk production by 2035. The use of biogas not only … Read the full press release

Autogrill and Gruppo Hera Forge Alliance to Propel Circular Economy Initiatives

(IN BRIEF) Autogrill, a leading travel foodservice provider, and Gruppo Hera, a major Italian multiutility, have forged a strategic alliance to drive circular economy initiatives, sustainable mobility, and environmental communication in alignment with the UN’s Agenda 2030. The one-year agreement … Read the full press release

EBRD and EU Launch €12.5 Million Programme to Boost Lebanese SMEs

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union (EU) have launched a €12.5 million programme aimed at supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Lebanon to enhance resource efficiency and circularity measures. Over a … Read the full press release

DLMI@Enstek: FrieslandCampina’s State-of-the-Art Dairy Plant Opens in Malaysia

(IN BRIEF) Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad (DLMI), a subsidiary of FrieslandCampina, inaugurated its new dairy plant, DLMI@Enstek, in Bandar Enstek, Malaysia. Equipped with cutting-edge technology, the plant aims to double production capacity to meet the growing demand for high-quality … Read the full press release

Ferrero Group Releases 15th Sustainability Report, Showcasing Progress Across Key Pillars

(IN BRIEF) The Ferrero Group unveils its 15th Sustainability Report, highlighting significant advancements in its sustainability journey across key pillars such as environmental protection, responsible ingredient sourcing, promoting responsible consumption, and empowering people. Led by Giovanni Ferrero, the Executive Chairman, … Read the full press release

WHO Report Reveals Stark Health Disparities Among European Adolescents, Urges Immediate Action

(IN BRIEF) The WHO Regional Office for Europe releases a report exposing significant health discrepancies among young people across the region, particularly affecting those from less affluent families. Findings from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey highlight concerning … Read the full press release

GEA Revolutionizes Bakery Industry with Plug & Play Oven Installation Service

(IN BRIEF) GEA, a key player in the bakery industry, introduces a game-changing solution to streamline oven installations. Through their Plug & Play service, GEA preassembles modules at their facility in Verona, Italy, significantly reducing installation time and production downtime … Read the full press release

Kotahi and Maersk Extend Long-Term Freight Agreement, Ensuring Stability for New Zealand’s International Trade

(IN BRIEF) Kotahi, New Zealand’s largest containerised freight manager, and A.P. Moller – Maersk have solidified their partnership with a second long-term freight agreement lasting until December 2034. This agreement, valued at NZ$160 billion, provides stability and resilience to New … Read the full press release

Ovid NutriHealth Launches: Interdisciplinary Database for Food and Health Sciences

(IN BRIEF) Wolters Kluwer Health, in collaboration with the International Food Information Service (IFIS Publishing), has introduced Ovid NutriHealth, an exclusive interdisciplinary health research database. With over 500,000 records sourced from publishers worldwide, the platform provides comprehensive information on the … Read the full press release

Cotti Coffee Chooses Adyen’s Platform for Global Expansion and Enhanced Customer Experience

(IN BRIEF) Adyen, a leading financial technology platform, has partnered with Cotti Coffee to support the global coffee chain’s expansion into new international markets including Canada, Australia, Japan, Singapore, and the UAE. This strategic collaboration leverages Adyen’s single-platform solution to … Read the full press release

Marias Gamesa Revives “Cafecito con Marias Gamesa” to Support Latina Moms Ahead of Mother’s Day

(IN BRIEF) Ahead of Mother’s Day, Marias Gamesa has relaunched its digital platform “Cafecito con Marias Gamesa,” in collaboration with the Super Mamás podcast, to foster a supportive community for Latina mothers in the U.S. The initiative responds to findings … Read the full press release

Marel Initiates Pilot Project with Green Steel to Reduce Carbon Emissions

(IN BRIEF) Marel has embarked on a pilot project to utilize green steel, produced using renewable energy and recycled materials, in its manufacturing processes to reduce environmental impact. This initiative is part of Marel’s broader strategy to meet its Science-Based … Read the full press release

The Growing Dominance of Chicken Breast Meat in Global Markets

(IN BRIEF) Chicken breast meat, preferred for its health benefits and versatility, dominates markets in North America, Europe, and Oceania, with its popularity on the rise due to its ease of preparation and adaptability in various dishes. As consumer preferences … Read the full press release

Brenntag Expands Partnership with Royal Avebe to Offer Potato Starch and Protein in UK and Ireland

(IN BRIEF) Brenntag, the global leader in chemicals and ingredients distribution, announces the expansion of its partnership with Coöperatie Koninklijke Avebe U.A. (“Royal Avebe”) to include the United Kingdom and Ireland. This extension of the distribution agreement provides Brenntag customers … Read the full press release

Rarebreed Dining Partners with Savills for Strategic Property Evaluation

(IN BRIEF) Rarebreed Dining, known for its steak-focused pubs including The Plough Inn, Cobham, and The Shurlock Inn, Twyford, has enlisted international real estate advisor Savills to conduct a strategic review of its business and property assets. With sites strategically … Read the full press release

Ahold Delhaize Repurchased 1,238,807 Shares as Part of €1 Billion Buyback Program

(IN BRIEF) Ahold Delhaize, a major retail company, has repurchased 1,238,807 of its common shares between April 22, 2024, and April 26, 2024, as part of its ongoing €1 billion share buyback program announced in November 2023. The shares were … Read the full press release

BevZero Spain Enhances Sustainability Efforts with Installation of Solar Panels at Production Facility

(IN BRIEF) BevZero, a global leader in beverage innovation, takes a significant step towards sustainability with the installation of 100 solar panels, generating 50 kW of peak power, on the rooftop of its Spain facility. This initiative, representing an annual … Read the full press release

BASF Introduces Industrial Compostable ecovio® T 2206 for Greenhouse Twines, Advancing Sustainable Agriculture

(IN BRIEF) BASF has expanded its sustainable food production offerings with the introduction of ecovio® T 2206, a certified industrial compostable biopolymer ideal for manufacturing black twines used in commercial greenhouses for growing annual fruit and vegetables. These twines, made … Read the full press release

Ahold Delhaize Fully Allocates First Green Bond to Climate-Reducing Projects

(IN BRIEF) Ahold Delhaize has announced the full allocation of proceeds from its inaugural Green Bond to investments in Green Projects aimed at reducing the company’s greenhouse gas emissions and climate impact. The €500 million raised last year has been … Read the full press release

Symrise AG Reports Strong Q1 Growth, Confirms 2024 and Long-Term Targets

(IN BRIEF) Symrise AG kicked off the 2024 fiscal year with a successful start, reporting a 5% increase in sales to €1.3 billion, supported by robust demand and organic growth of 10.9%. Dr. Jean-Yves Parisot, CEO, expressed optimism for the … Read the full press release

Symrise Unveils Novel Health Solutions at Vitafoods Europe 2024

(IN BRIEF) Symrise is set to debut innovative health active solutions at Vitafoods Europe 2024, showcasing six concepts designed to address gut health, immunity, healthy aging, and metabolic health. The company’s focus on consumer needs drives the development of these … Read the full press release

Ahold Delhaize Establishes NextCo Advisory Board to Represent Next Generation Voices

(IN BRIEF) Ahold Delhaize, a global retail giant, introduces NextCo, an advisory board to the Executive Committee (ExCo), aiming to incorporate the perspectives of the next generation into strategic decision-making processes. Comprised of six Millennial leaders from key countries where … Read the full press release

Ahold Delhaize Repurchased 900,000 Shares as Part of €1 Billion Buyback Program

(IN BRIEF) Ahold Delhaize announces the repurchase of 900,000 common shares between April 8 and April 12, 2024, as part of its €1 billion share buyback program initiated in November 2023. With shares bought at an average price of €26.94 … Read the full press release

Amazonia Connect Initiative Promotes Sustainable Livestock Farming in Brazil

(IN BRIEF) Partners, producers, and stakeholders convened in Pará, Brazil, for a gathering centered around sustainable livestock farming, organized as part of the Amazonia Connect program. Hosted by consortium partners including USAID, Solidaridad, Earth Innovation Institute, National Wildlife Federation, and … Read the full press release

Heathrow Whisky Festival Takes Off, Celebrating Spirit of Travel

(IN BRIEF) Heathrow Airport launches its annual Whisky Festival, running from April 15 to May 14, offering travellers a month-long celebration of whisky culture. The festival boasts expert-led masterclasses, exclusive product launches, and whisky-infused menu items across the airport’s terminals. … Read the full press release

EIF Commits €40 Million to Boost Sustainable Agriculture in Europe

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) is allocating €40 million to support the European Agri Transition Fund, aimed at fostering a fairer, healthier, and more sustainable food system in Europe. Managed by INOKS Capital, the fund targets SMEs and … Read the full press release

EIB and Maspex Group Seal €42 Million Deal for Sustainable Production Upgrades

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €42 million agreement with Maspex Group, a major food and beverage producer in central and southeastern Europe, to enhance energy efficiency and sustainability across their production plants in Poland and … Read the full press release

GEA Showcases Innovative Solutions for Wastewater Treatment Efficiency at IFAT 2024

(IN BRIEF) At the IFAT 2024 trade fair, GEA is set to unveil its latest advancements in wastewater treatment technology, including decanters for sludge treatment and the groundbreaking digital real-time monitoring system, GEA Intellicant®. The decanter centrifuges, validated with GEA’s … Read the full press release

Feed Analysis Reinvented: Intraco Ltd Teams Up with trinamiX GmbH for Advanced Spectroscopy Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Intraco Ltd, a prominent exporter of premixes and concentrates, and trinamiX GmbH, a leading provider of mobile spectroscopy solutions, have collaborated to revolutionize feed analysis. Their partnership aims to provide Intraco and its distribution partners with real-time nutrient … Read the full press release

BevZero South Africa Achieves FSSC 22000 Food Safety Certification

(IN BRIEF) BevZero, a leading provider of beverage solutions, proudly announces its attainment of the FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management System certification in South Africa. This certification, incorporating the ISO 22000 standard, highlights BevZero’s dedication to ensuring the highest standards … Read the full press release

Paris 2024 Torch Relay: Coca-Cola Concert Series to Ignite Festivities Across France

(IN BRIEF) The Paris 2024 Torch Relay, sponsored by Coca-Cola, Banque Populaire & Caisse d’Epargne, promises an electrifying celebration as it traverses France, starting from Marseille on 8 May. With the flame’s arrival, the festivities will kick off, featuring six … Read the full press release

Symrise Provides Relief Efforts After Cyclone “GAMANE” Hits Madagascar

(IN BRIEF) In the wake of cyclone “GAMANE” striking Madagascar’s SAVA region, affecting the main vanilla growing area, Symrise ensures the safety of its 200 employees and extends aid to the affected community. The cyclone caused flooding, damaging houses, rice … Read the full press release

Three Mushketeers: Transforming Mushroom Surplus into Culinary Gold

(IN BRIEF) Three Mushketeers, a startup founded by Emmi Korjus, Emma Kynkäniemi, and Ida Nikkilä, is revolutionizing the use of surplus mushrooms by creating a mushroom powder that enhances the taste of vegetarian dishes. The powder, currently in its second … Read the full press release

Ahold Delhaize Repurchased 200,000 Shares as Part of €1 Billion Buyback Program

(IN BRIEF) Ahold Delhaize has disclosed its repurchase of 200,000 common shares between March 25, 2024, and March 28, 2024, at an average price of €27.45 per share, totaling €5.5 million. This buyback is part of the company’s €1 billion … Read the full press release

Marel’s SensorX: Revolutionizing Bone Detection in Food Processing

(IN BRIEF) In the realm of food processing, maintaining food safety and quality is paramount, yet contaminants pose a persistent challenge. Marel’s SensorX, introduced in 2007, has been a game-changer in bone inspection, setting the standard for the poultry industry. … Read the full press release