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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.

Importance of data-driven operations growing - InfinityQS

Manufacturers are recognizing the value of data-driven manufacturing operations to ensure consumer safety, according to InfinityQS International.

Palm oil producer launches peatland protection project in Indonesia

A palm oil producer’s pledge to rehabilitate peatland in Indonesia will provide momentum for industry-wide change, it says.

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EcoCortec launches Cor-Pak Bubble film to protect sensitive components

EcoCortec which manufactures biodegradable, compostable films has joined forces with its Czech distributor, Tart, to launch Cor-Pak VpCIStatic Dissipative Bubble film.

Swisslog wins €43m order with Almarai dairy in Saudi Arabia

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.

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Strong pulse: UN’s International Year of Pulses targets trade boost

The United Nations (UN) is promoting the nutritional benefits of pulses through a year-long initiative.

Acoura adds experience to help food clients

Acoura has made three appointments to improve food safety and help customers battle fraud.

Global bioplastics production to increase from 1.7m tonnes in 2014 to 7.8m tonnes in 2019

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 to improve supply chain transparency across 3,000 partners worldwide

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.

CIHEAM calls for better food security for Mediterranean wheat, corn, barley and rice industries

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.

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China needs improved cold chain to support surge in demand for produce

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...

Gulfood Manufacturing 2015, Dubai

PepsiCo: ‘Is sustainability mainstream or faddish?’

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 sells first durable pack for sprinkles, candy, sugar & licorice to VetiPak

BillerudKornäs has sold its first FreeFormPack to VetiPak, one of the biggest co-packers in Europe, in partnership with Italian machinery manufacturer Curti.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2015, Dubai

Kliklok top load cartoning equipment for tea expands in the Middle East

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).

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API Foils to expand across Europe

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 expands stand-up pouch technology in frozen fruit, roasted & fruit snacks

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.

Forecasting Benchmark Study compares CPG firms in N. America & Europe

Terra Technology: ‘The rate of adoption of new technologies is much slower than industry requires’

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...

EuroPack Summit 2015, Monaco, France

China beer market is declining but individualization and online purchases have risen

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 rebrands as United Caps and expands its management team

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 30th anniversary

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.

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Thiele Technologies acquires Sure‐Feed Product Line from Pitney Bowes

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.

People on the move August 2015

Industry movers August 2015: Klöckner Pentaplast, Novelis, Coveris and MOCON

Who made it into our processing and packaging industry movers gallery for August of 2015 for the food and beverage sector?

ECMA Congress 2015, Bucharest, Romania

We need to plan for the influx of migrants from a business point of view

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.

Kellogg’s stretch wrapper provider launches breathable wrap for perishable food

Phoenix Wrappers has launched the Breathe Easy Film Slitter, a stretch wrapper that packages perishable food. 

Strike ends at KapStone Longview Mill after it restarts five paper machines

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 to expand pellet recycling scheme after award recognition

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).

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