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Food processing is the use of plant equipment and technologies to change the raw ingredients in a product to give it a longer shelf life. It includes freezing or drying food to preserving the nutrients, process controls, regulation and plant productivity.

Italian know-how

Italian technology company AVE Industries is set to break into the US food and drink packaging market following the signing of a long-term strategic agreement with Evergreen Packaging Equipment, a...

More strong growth from Tesco

Britain's biggest supermarket group Tesco has today reported third quarter sales growth of 17.5 per cent, figures which beat all analysts' forecasts and showed once again the ever widening gulf...

The sack race

Frantschach has completed the acquisition of an industrial sack plant near Chicago, USA. The move is designed to consolidate the firm's position across the Atlantic...

Conterfeit control

Two companies specialising in technologies used in the prevention of counterfeiting, adulteration and diversion of products have merged to form a new player called Authentix....

Securing the future

Packaging giants Alcan and Pechiney have finally agreed on the terms of a liquidity agreement that will be made available to eligible beneficiaries of Pechiney...

Cremonini gets it right

Less than two years after reporting losses of €13.5 million, Italian meat packer Cremonini is well on the way to strong profit growth in 2003,...

East and west

Danish brewing giant Carlsberg is set to fade out production at its facility in Stockholm. The move is expected to result in 300 job losses....

Co-operation works

US-based farm co-operative Meadowbrook Farms is set to open a state-of-the-art pork processing plant that will be wholly owned by hog producers. Construction of the...

Dutch courage

Three Dutch cheese processors have joined forces to produce and market goat's milk products. Heijkoop, De Jong and CBM believe that by combining their strengths,...

Swede success

Swedish firm Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) has increased its ownership interest to 65 per cent in Central Package Group, which holds a stable position on...

Northern lights down

UK food processor Northern Foods has blamed a drop in pre-tax profit on tough trading conditions in the first half of the year. The group...

Lift for Linde

German-based technology firm Linde Group has reported a Q3 rise in profits from July to September 2003 despite tough economic conditions and negative currency effects...

Czech sugar plant to shut

Cukrovary TTD, which is currently controlled by French company Societe Anonyme Sucriere do Berneuil sur Aisne and Germany's Nordzucker, has announced the closure of its...

No quarter

Graham Packaging Holdings, parent company of Graham Packaging Company, has reported healthy third quarter results. The group recorded a 19.8 per cent gain in operating...

Stork stalls

Dutch technology company Stork has returned a mixed set of results for the third quarter of 2003. The group, which is split into 5 main...

Ukraine open for business

Nestlé continues to pursue its strategy of getting a foothold in just about every food market in the world. The recent purchase of Ukrainian food...

CCHBC fizzing

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company has delivered strong financial results during the first nine months of the year, reporting a 27 per cent growth in operating...

Bottled up

It's that time of year again. Companies are releasing their third quarter results amid great fanfare, even if there isn't that much to cheer about....

BBH set for production expansion

Following a strong third financial quarter, Baltic Beverages Holding - a 50 per cent joint venture with Scottish & Newcastle and Denmark's Carlsberg , says it...

Arla close four dairies

In order to cut costs, the executive board at Sweden's Arla Foods has voted to close four dairies - two in Denmark and two in...

Worth weighting for

Global supplier of weighing and packing line solutions Ishida Europe has announced it is to open a Paris office at the end of 2003. With...

Dutch courage

Brewery giant Grolsch is building what it claims will be the most efficient brewery in Europe. But to do so, the Dutch company first had...

Cutbacks at Frico

Staff cuts and closures are looming at Frico Cheese as the company sets out to restructure its cheese maturation and packaging activities. The firm has...

Bad news for biotech firm

Recently published sales figures from Sartorius indicate that 2003 has not been a great year for the German biotechnology group. Third-quarter earnings have been negatively...

Buhler goes Latin

Swiss-based technology firm Buhler has always been keen to move beyond its European base and into new global markets. This decades-long strategy has proved highly...