WAPA releases 2017 crop forecast

Close to 300 representatives of the international apple and pear sector met at the Prognosfruit Conference on 10th August 2017 in Lleida, Spain. During the Prognosfruit conference, the World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA), released the 2017 European apple and pear crop estimates.
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Fifth acquisition for Frutarom in 2017

Frutarom Industries Ltd. ("Frutarom"), one of the world's 10 largest companies in the field of flavours and natural specialty fine ingredients, continues its momentum of acquisitions and the implementation of its rapid and profitable growth strategy by announced that it has signed an agreement for the purchase of 100 % of the shares of the UK company Flavours and Essences (UK) Ltd. (“F&E”) for approximately US$ 19.5 million (£ 15 million) and a mechanism for future consideration based on F&E’s future business performance over the period of three years from the purchase date.
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FiE invites thought leaders and innovative start-ups to apply for 2017 Awards

“Thought Leadership”, the guiding concept for this year’s Food ingredients Europe, is echoed in the 2017 Fi Europe Innovation Awards. With ten newly created categories spanning all industry sectors, the Awards recognise and reward the ability to demonstrate and stimulate innovation.
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New Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte products coming exclusively to grocery locations in the US

Starbucks® Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) fans rejoice! While the official date of the return of the original handcrafted Starbucks® Pumpkin Spice Latte remains under wraps, Starbucks announced the launch of two new products in fall’s favorite flavor, coming exclusively to grocery locations: new ready-­to-­drink Starbucks® Pumpkin Spice Latte and Starbucks® Pumpkin Spice Flavored Ground Coffee.
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Tate & Lyle Q1 Trading Statement

This Trading Statement covers the period from 1 April 2017 to 30 June 2017, which is the first quarter of the financial year.
The Group made an encouraging start to the year with profit in constant currency ahead of the comparative period, and volume ahead in both divisions.
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Refresco continues to deliver on buy and build and organic volume growth in Q2 2017

On July 25, 2017, Refresco announced the signing of a definitive agreement with Cott to acquire Cott's bottling activities for $ 1.25 billion, creating the world's largest independent bottler with leadership positions in Europe and North America. Cott's bottling activities consist of 24 production sites in North America and 5 in the UK.
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Pepsico joins the recycling partnership

National nonprofit The Recycling Partnership (U.S.) announced its newest funding partner, the global food and beverage leader, PepsiCo. The organizations have agreed to collaborate on an ambitious cross-­sector approach to increasing recycling rates across America.
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Coca-Cola creates first ever advert made out of 100 % recyclable packaging

Coca-­Cola Great Britain has created its first ever ad made entirely out of its 100 % recyclable packaging. Love Story, created by Ogilvy and Mather Berlin, tells the story of two bottles who fall in love as they meet over and over again after being disposed of properly and recycled into new bottles.
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JBT Corporation acquires powder filler specialist PLF International

JBT Corporation, the global technology solutions provider to high-­value segments of the food and beverage industry, has announced the acquisition of UK-­based PLF International Limited (PLF), a specialist manufacturer of filling machines for the fast-­growing global powder product market.
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Global lemonade drinks market

Market research analysts at Technavio predict that the global lemonade drinks market will grow steadily at a CAGR of more than 6 % by 2021. This market research analysis identifies the rise in demand for cold-­pressed lemonades as one of the primary growth factors for this market.
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AROL SpA acquires UNIMAC-GHERRI

AROL SpA – global point of reference in the design, production and distribution of capping and corking systems – has finalized, on July 21, 2017, the acquisition of UNIMAC-­GHERRI, specialist in the production of filling and capping of glass containers with twist-­off caps.
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Brazilian citrus market: Early orange crop may end in August

The harvesting of the early oranges in the 2017/18 season is slowing down in some citrus producing regions from São Paulo, mainly in cities with higher temperatures (where fruits mature faster). The last fruits to be collected, therefore, should be harvested until late August, according to Cepea collaborators.
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Lipton® Iced Tea „spreads the love“ to consumers with interactive packaging

Leveraging the expertise of its European Design Studio in Leicester, UK, CROWN Bevcan Europe and Middle East, a business unit of Crown Holdings Inc., has helped long-­standing customer Lipton make its mark with consumers with an engaging new package.
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Herbie – non alcoholic

Herbie Virgin is a new product with no alcohol. Herbie Virgin is hand distilled like a gin with juniper, Danish apples, lavender and orange peel just without the alcohol.
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DSM appoints Patrick Niels as President of DSM Food Specialties

Royal DSM, a global science-­based company active in health, nutrition, and materials, announced that Patrick Niels is appointed President DSM Food Specialties as of 1 August 2017.

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Cott announced agreement to sell its traditional beverage manufacturing business to Refresco in all-cash transaction

Cott Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its traditional beverage manufacturing business ("Cott Beverages") to Refresco for USD $1.25 billion. The transaction includes Cott's North America, U.K., and Mexico businesses (excluding the RCI International division and its associated concentrate facility as well as the Aimia Foods division).
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AROL SpA acquires Unimac-Gherri

AROL SpA – global point of reference in the design, production and distribution of capping and corking systems – has finalized, on July 21, 2017, the acquisition of UNIMAC-­GHERRI, specialist in the production of filling and capping of glass containers with twist-­off caps.
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Industry Juice Launched cold-pressed juices for bars and restaurants

Chicago-­based Industry Juice, which recently launched at the 2017 National Restaurant Show, offers a true alternative to squeezing citrus juice on premise with its 100 % fresh squeezed, cold-­pressed lime, lemon, pineapple, orange and grapefruit juices.
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Krones continues stable growth in the first half of 2017

Krones, the world’s leading manufacturer of filling and packaging technology, continued its stable growth in the first half of 2017. Overall, revenue improved 13.8 % year-­on-­year to €1,775.2 million.
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Groundbreaking innovation: Beverage Power device to enhance flavour while drinking

The Beverage Power device enhances the flavour of beverages while drinking. The gadget was developed by Global Ionics LLC a US-­based technology, research, and marketing company focusing on battery power solutions using voltage booster technology and consumer products with ionic polarization technology.
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SVZ strengthens position in Asia with new office and sales manager

Premium fruit and vegetable ingredient supplier, SVZ, has announced that it is to open a representative office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, offering local support to customers in the Asian region. A new sales manager, Mr. Kevin Cheong, has also been appointed to support strategic growth in Asia.
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Crushing of the 2016/2017 season reduces and affects by-products exportations

The smaller volume of oranges allocated to processors in the 2016/17 season (due to one of the smallest crops in the citrus belt, with only 245.3 million boxes of 40.8 kilos) has affected not only orange juice exportations, but shipments of orange by-­products as well.
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SIG announces CFO transition

SIG Combibloc Group Holdings S.à r.l. (“SIG”), one of the world’s leading solution providers for the food and beverage industry, announced that Chief Financial Officer Marco Haussener plans to retire in February 2018 and will be succeeded by Samuel Sigrist.
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IFU method number 8: Determination of soluble solids

One of the most common tests conducted in the juice manufacturing industry is the measurement of soluble solids by refractometry. It is not only used for the assessment of a quality parameter but it is also commercially important where used in yield assessment.
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Florida Citrus July forecast: all orange production up slightly from June

The 2016-­2017 Florida all orange forecast released by the USDA Agricultural Statistics Board is up 200,000 boxes from last month, and is now at 68.7 million boxes. The total comprises 33.0 million boxes of non-­Valencia oranges (early, midseason, and Navel varieties), unchanged from last month, and 35.7 million boxes of Valencia oranges, up 200,000 boxes from last month.
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GNT Group doubles capacities for product development

The GNT Group announced the opening of its brand new laboratory facilities in Mierlo, The Netherlands. With an investment of more than three million euros, one of the global market leaders in Colouring Foods has considerably expanded its capacities for product development and quality control.
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Two better than one: KHS packaging machines now also with Rockwell drives

The KHS Group now provides the drive technology for its packaging plant technology in two different variants. As customs and standards on some markets are very different, in offering two versions the systems supplier is now much more flexible regarding the worldwide sale of its lines and machines.
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Coca-Cola European Partners Great Britain unveils new sustainable packaging strategy

Coca-­Cola European Partners unveiled its new GB sustainable packaging strategy – setting out an ambition for its GB business unit to work with local and national partners to recover all its packaging so that more is recycled and none ends up as litter.
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Biggest acquisition in the history of the ALPLA company

ALPLA, a leading provider of plastic packaging worldwide, has bought an African market leader in the form of Boxmore Packaging.
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Del Monte Pacific Limited and Fresh Del Monte Produce announced new joint ventures in retail and refrigerated grocery products

Del Monte Pacific Limited and Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. announced a series of new joint ventures between the two companies that will result in expanded refrigerated offerings sold across all distribution and sales channels, and a new retail food and beverage concept modeled after an already successful Fresh Del Monte Produce business in the Middle East.
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CARBIOS and TechnipFMC sign a contract on PET enzymatic biorecycling

CARBIOS, an innovative green chemistry company specializing in enzymatic bioprocesses applied to plastic and textile polymers, and TechnipFMC announced the launch of a project for the industrial development of CARBIOS PET enzymatic recycling process.
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Cracker Drinks Co introduces a new range of juice drinks

Crafted® by Cracker Drinks Co is a new brand of fruit juice drinks: Made in small batches in the UK, its distinctive flavours are created using unique fruit juice blends to craft a delicious range of drinks; a refreshing way to get your essential five a day without added sugar or sweeteners.
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