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Supply Chain

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.

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Danone Waters warns EU bottled water PEF rules could cost struggling SMEs

Danone Waters has warned that EU plans to introduce rules obliging bottled water brands to assess their product environmental footprint risks discriminating against hard-pressed SMEs.

Multivac breaks ground on €11.9m distribution centre

Multivac has celebrated the ground-breaking ceremony of a €11.9m distribution centre in Wolfertschwenden, Germany, with more planned in other regions.

Premium Warehousing AEB software speeds up Carlsberg beer delivery

Premium Warehousing, a British warehousing and logistics handling provider, has installed AEB’s Excise Movement and Control System (EMCS) software, EMCS||XPRESS which has led to faster processing of excise goods for...

BillerudKorsnäs joins Save Food

‘Few players in the supply chain look at the overall picture when it comes to transporting food’

BillerudKorsnäs has joined Save Food, a UN supported global initiative on food loss and waste.

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Tesco to change the way it works with its packaging suppliers

Tesco’s Food Academy, its robust style of negotiating, BPA and ink migration, were some of the topics addressed at the Food Packaging Forum in Zurich last week.

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Stora Enso creates executive VP of Sourcing

Stora Enso has appointed Johanna Hagelberg as executive vice president Sourcing as of November 1, 2014.

DuPont: 'Meat packaging needs to use high performance resins that seal through grease'

Packaging for meat and Parakh Agro Industries UHT processed milk in aseptic flexible film pouches were some of the topics discussed by DuPont at the PAC Packaging Consortium’s “A Day...

People on the move September 2014

Industry Movers September 2014: McCain, International Paper and Petainer

Who made it into September's industry movers gallery with job news in the processing and packaging arena?McCain, Borealis, International Paper, CIMData, Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Petainer, Clondalkin Group and FSNS...

Energy costs hits industry hard, says German plastic packaging association

The German plastic packaging market is facing tougher competition, with energy costs placing native companies at a disadvantage, says a national packaging association. 

‘Leave your cap on!’ Initiatives boost aluminium closure recycling rate to 45%

The average aluminium closure recycling rate in Europe has hit 45% thanks to improved collection and recycling, according to the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA). 

EU Food & Consumer business to focus on flexible packaging

Coveris to close its resin resale operation

Coveris has announced plans to close its resin resale operation, which currently operates within the company’s European Food & Consumer business unit.

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Linx signs ArnosTech as a distributor

Linx Printing Technologies has appointed ArnosTech from Cyprus as a distributor partner, selling its full range of Linx continuous ink jet printing and thermal transfer overprinting technologies.

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Alufoil relaunches global website with a video in 10 languages

Alufoil (the European Aluminium Foil Association) has relaunched its global website in 10 languages ahead of ALUMINIUM 2014, from October 7-9, at Messe Dusseldorf, Germany.

Finished coils of aluminium sheet will be used in beverage can markets

Novelis opens ‘World first’ $258m aluminium recycling plant

Novelis has opened a $258m aluminium recycling centre next to its rolling mill in Nachterstedt, Germany.

General Mills targets further supply chain savings after net profit plunge

General Mills says the need to offset inflation is as strong as ever as it broadens the scope of cost saving measures across the value chain.

Nestlé Mexico makes strategic $53m investment to ensure milk supply

Nestlé Mexico will invest 700m pesos ($53m) over the next six years to increase milk production in the country. 

Eagle and AIS join forces to offer meat fat analysis service

Eagle Product Inspection has partnered with Advanced Inspection Services (AIS) to offer meat manufacturers fat analysis on a contract basis. 

DuPont invests $100m in Texas packaging resin facilities

DuPont plans to invest $100m at two Texas facilities to support growing demand for its speciality high performance food packaging resins.

Carlsberg to adopt The Bowtie method to maximize level of expertise

Carlsberg is moving towards The Bowtie Method to maximize the level of interaction and expertise between its supply chain and procurement divisions

Tetra Pak joins forces with IKEA and Kingfisher in sustainability drive

Tetra Pak says it wants to promote the benefits of responsibly sourced sustainable timber and has joined IKEA and Kingfisher to analyse the impact of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.

People on the move August 2014

Industry Movers: August 2014: Bemis, Schneider and SGS

Who made it into August's industry movers gallery with job news in the processing and packaging arena? Bemis, Michelman, TriMas Corporation, Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Toray Plastics and SGS all...

EuroPack Summit celebrates 10th anniversary

EU legislation on packaging & packaging waste top of the agenda

EuroPack kicked off the 10th anniversary of its summit in Lisbon, Portugal, this week with Europen (European Organization for Packaging and the Environment) discussing EU legislation on a packaging and...

Heinz renews CHEP deal to increase transport and logistics operations

H.J. Heinz Company has signed a three-year contract renewal with CHEP to use its pallet pooling services across Europe.

Frito-Lay president: 'We’re laser-focused on productivity’

Improved supply chain productivity using automation and better go-to-market delivery systems has driven core operating profit up 6% CAGR, says the president of Frito-Lay North America.

Repackaging costs? Remember the cost of lost consumer confidence, says BEUC meat origin campaign

Industry should put less emphasis on the cost of relabelling and remember the cost of plummetting consumer confidence, according to a European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) campaign to extend mandatory meat...