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Krones will slash Italian jobs to ensure site’s ‘long-term future’

Krone's Kosme Barifill beer filler: A smaller-sized machine targeted at small to mid-tier breweries

Krones said today that it will scrap packaging and palletising operations at its subsidiary Kosme, which specializes in smaller-sized filling and labelling machines for small bottlers and SMEs.

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China overtakes US to become world’s largest economy in PPP

An economic milestone occurs this year as China overtakes the US to become the world’s largest economy in purchase power parity, or PPP.

pira packaging summit, november 11-12, london

Dare to be different: What's next for food packaging?

The pressure to reduce costs has had a big influence on food packaging over the last five years, but it could now be time to dust off ideas which offer differentiation and added value.

Tailor made: Custom food producer expands with ERP software

Surlean Foods, a producer specialized in custom products and dishes for food clients nationwide, is installing enterprise resource planning software from Deacom to facilitate and streamline expansion.

Support system: Videojet program gets the package coding ball rolling

The support program is designed to guide food packaging and processing operations through the ins and outs of effective use of coding and marking equipment.

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FIC: GS1 UK looks at common labelling issues and misconceptions

Big brands are well on their way to being FIC compliant, but for many smaller businesses there is still work to do, according to GS1 UK.

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DNA sequencing trialled at US public health lab from FoodQualityNews.com

Following outbreaks in real-time using DNA sequencing techniques is being tested at the New York State Department of Health's Wadsworth Center Laboratories.

PepsiCo CEO on the threat of fresh: Indra Nooyi plots mastery of muted US retail market from BeverageDaily.com

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi says the company is positioning itself as the highest growth food and beverage manufacturer in a ‘relatively low growth’ US retail landscape where fresh food is trending strongly.

Hershey misses sales target in Q2 from ConfectioneryNews.com

Hershey has fallen slightly short of its net sales growth target in the second quarter but expects a strong Halloween and Christmas.       

Canada-style EU GI cheese compromise 'entirely unacceptable': USDEC from DairyReporter.com

The compromise reached by Canada and the European Union (EU) on geographical indications (GIs) would be "entirely unacceptable" to the US, the US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) has said.

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FoodProductionDaily industry movers June 2014
People on the move June 2014

Industry movers June 2014: International Paper, tna, SOFHT

Who made it into June's industry movers gallery with job news in the processing and packaging arena?...

Bühler infrared Sortex K sorters

Bühler stands out from the crowd with night vision goggle technology

Bühler is standing out from the competition by using InGaAs (indium-gallium-arsenide) technology in its Sortex sorters, which...

Nestlé USA recalls Häagen-Dazs ice cream
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Nestlé USA recalls 10,000 packages of ice cream

Nestlé USA is recalling 10,000 packages of Häagen-Dazs ice cream due to mismatched packaging which does not...

Flexible packaging emphasizes convenience

Top five flexible packaging trends

A leader from packaging provider Zip-Pak has offered his views on what trends are driving the flexible...

Wrigley creates squeezable chewing gum dispenser
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Squeeze me! Wrigley creates squeezable chewing gum dispenser

Wrigley has filed a patent for a novel flexible chewing gum packet that can be squeezed to...