All apples are not the same: when it comes to juice, people want a range of options

People who like wine usually develop a preference for a particular grape variety. A similar thing could soon happen with juice drinkers: ‘variety’ is the current catchword for fruit juice specialists such as Amecke GmbH & Co. KG and the Maspex Group with their brand Tymbark.
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Biggest buyers and sellers in 2016

Anheuser-­Busch InBev, Nestlé, Emmi, Constellation Brands, Frutarom and Sazerac were the most acquisitive companies of 2016, according to the bevblog.net food and drink transactions database, with each responsible for 6 or more takeovers.
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Starbucks – Evolution Fresh Juice

Eating more fruits and vegetables is an aspiration for 81 % of Americans, according to a 2016 study by the International Food Information Council*.
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614 food and drink acquisitions in 2016

2016 was another record year for food and drink industry transactions, with 614 registered in the bevblog.net mergers and acquisitions database, an average of almost 12 each week.
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Citrus January forecast: Florida all orange production down 1 percent from December

The 2016-­2017 Florida all orange forecast released today by the USDA Agricultural Statistics Board is 71.0 million boxes, down 1.00 million boxes from December, and 13 percent less than last season’s production. The forecast consists of 36.0 million boxes of the non-­Valencia oranges (early, midseason, and Navel varieties) and 35.0 million boxes of the Valencia oranges.
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BLG and biggest Dutch cold store operator seal partnership

BLG LOGISTICS GROUP AG & Co. KG sells 51 percent of its shares in the Bremerhaven cold store to the Dutch enterprise Kloosterboer. In future the joint venture will bear the name Kloosterboer BLG Coldstore GmbH.
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Booze calculator: What's your drinking nationality?

How much have you drunk in the past week? How does your drinking compare to the average in countries around the world?
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Chr. Hansen A/S: A good start to the year

“The results in Q1 gave us a good start to the year, and we maintain our guidance for the full year. Both Food Cultures & Enzymes and Natural Colors delivered strong organic growth and improved profitability...
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drink technology India, PackTech India, FoodPex India surpass all expectation

The fourth and so far the largest event consisting of drink technology India (dti), PackTech India and FoodPex India closed its doors at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, having seen nearly 12,100 visitors, an increase of more than 18 percent.
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Increasingly health-conscious consumers present new opportunities for superfoods beyond conventional sectors, says Canadean

Superfoods, typically of high demand in the food, drink and beauty sectors, will soon see a distinct shift towards more diverse categories, driven by increasing health-­consciousness, according to consumer insight firm Canadean.
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Premium cider on the rise across European markets, says Canadean

Premium cider brands in West Europe recorded a compound annual growth rate of almost 8 % between 2009 and 2015, far exceeding competing price segment categories which all posted declines, says consumer insight firm Canadean.
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Flexible optical sensors to control the quality of beverages and environmental parameters

Researchers from UPM have developed a low-­cost, easy-­to-­implement and flexible optical sensor that provides great advantages compared to other optical devices.
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Bühler’s PET sorting solution helps plastics recyclers increase yields by more than 30 %

Waste plastic is an enormous challenge worldwide. Yet, as production continues to increase, just 5 % of waste plastic is recycled effectively.
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Tate & Lyle PLC Board Changes

Tate & Lyle PLC announces the appointment of Dr Gerry Murphy as a non-­executive director and Chairman-­designate of the Company. He will join the Board on 1 January 2017 and will succeed Sir Peter Gershon as Chairman of the Company on 1 April 2017 following Sir Peter’s retirement as a Director on 31 March 2017.
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Great similarity: Plastic bottles score with many advantages over glass bottles

Effective immediately, the Polish Vodka brand Sobieski is now marketing its 1.75-­liter premium product in plastic bottles. While this step may seem surprising at first glance in an unusual product category, it makes perfect sense on closer inspection.
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Ball Intends to Cease Production at Beverage Packaging Plant in Reidsville, North Carolina (U.S.)

Ball Corporation announced that it intends to cease production at the company's Reidsville, North Carolina, beverage packaging plant in mid-­2017. The plant's customers will be supplied by other Ball facilities in the U.S.
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The Coca-Cola Company announces senior leadership succession plan

The Coca-­Cola Company announced that its Board of Directors has approved unanimously the recommendation of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Muhtar Kent for an evolution of the company’s senior leadership structure.
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Armand Lumens to become Louis Dreyfus Company’s Chief Financial Officer

Louis Dreyfus Company B.V. (LDC) announced that former Royal Dutch Shell executive Armand Lumens has been appointed Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective March 1st, 2017.
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