Supply chain refers to the processes that take a piece of food from a producer to the consumer. It includes production, processing, distribution, consumption and disposal and looks at logistics, warehouse, transport, software, machines, traceability and RFID.
Manufacturers are recognizing the value of data-driven manufacturing operations to ensure consumer safety, according to InfinityQS International.
A palm oil producer’s pledge to rehabilitate peatland in Indonesia will provide momentum for industry-wide change, it says.
EcoCortec which manufactures biodegradable, compostable films has joined forces with its Czech distributor, Tart, to launch Cor-Pak VpCIStatic Dissipative Bubble film.
Swisslog has won a €43m order with Almarai dairy, in Saudi Arabia, to automate its distribution logistics for its operations in Al Kharj, to be completed by 2018.
The United Nations (UN) is promoting the nutritional benefits of pulses through a year-long initiative.
Acoura has made three appointments to improve food safety and help customers battle fraud.
The global bioplastics production capacity is set to increase from around 1.7 million tonnes in 2014 to approximately 7.8 million tonnes in 2019, according to the European Bioplastics association.
Tetra Pak has informed all of its key suppliers they will be expected to file ethical performance reports on the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex), to improve supply chain transparency.
Intergovernmental organisation, CIHEAM (International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies), is calling on better food security to improve the wheat, corn, barley and rice industry supply chain.
China's appetite for fruit and vegetables, dairy and meat is expected to increase by 17% between 2015 and 2025, Rabobank claims, though the country’s cold chain system will struggle to...
PepsiCo will highlight its sustainability progress across its most significant areas: water, packaging, waste, energy and agriculture at Gulfood Manufacturing 2015, in Dubai, this week (October 27).
BillerudKornäs has sold its first FreeFormPack to VetiPak, one of the biggest co-packers in Europe, in partnership with Italian machinery manufacturer Curti.
Kliklok International will showcase its top load cartoning equipment in partnership with KayDee Solutions at Gulfood Manufacturing 2015 in Dubai this month (October 27 –29).
API which makes foils, laminates and holographs for brand enhancement and packaging protection for the snacks, beverage and confectionEry industry, has expanded its management team in the UK and Poland.
SunOpta has expanded its stand-up pouch packaging capabilities at its Buena Park, California, frozen fruit operation, and in its Wahpeton, North Dakota, roasted snack facility.
Terra Technology, which works with Mondelēz International, Kraft Heinz, General Mills, Kellogg and Campbell Soup, to provide inventory optimization and transportation forecasting has launched its Forecasting Benchmark Study to make...
The beer market in China has declined recently but individualisation and people buying their beer online has risen in the country, according to Thomas Delory, global procurement team leader, Packaging...
Procap, which makes plastic caps and closures, has rebranded to become United Caps, as part of its growth strategy to enter new markets and has expanded its management team.
Toray Plastics (America) celebrates its 30th anniversary, as it receives a $25k grant from The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training to develop a leadership training program.
Thiele Technologies, a division of Barry‐Wehmiller Companies, has acquired select products from Pitney Bowes (formerly Pitney Bowes Direct Mail Solutions and Sure‐Feed Engineering) in the US.
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Businesses need to embrace the recent influx of migrants from Syria and Afghanistan because in the future consumer preferences will change according to different pockets of society.
Phoenix Wrappers has launched the Breathe Easy Film Slitter, a stretch wrapper that packages perishable food.
KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation has agreed to an offer from the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers Union Local 153 to unconditionally return to work following strike action.
Ardagh Group is looking to expand its programme for recycling softening pellets to its sister plants after winning a Resource Recovery Award by the International Water Association (IWA).