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Industry Interplay in Food Packaging

Industry Interplay in Food Packaging

4 Nov 2014

Sterilization, opening mechanisms, packaging for longer life, speed, hygiene, cost-effectiveness, reducing waste, ease of use…. packaging for solid product, for liquid product, for viscous product….into cups, bottles, trays…..packaging for market appea...

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Health and Wellness: Trends in 2014 [VIDEO]

Health and Wellness: Trends in 2014 [VIDEO]

29 Oct 2014

Euromonitor International’s latest health and wellness data shows that globally, the health and wellness industry saw 6.5% growth between 2013-2014, reaching US$773 billion in total sales.  Important differences in consumer demand remain between emergi...

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Technology Meets Tradition

Technology Meets Tradition

28 Oct 2014

The bakery and confectionery sector is going through some interesting times. Many of the products in the sector are particularly indulgent, and the good news in this regard is that consumers now seem to be – in general – better off and are ...

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Milking Added Value Options for Beverages

Milking Added Value Options for Beverages

28 Oct 2014

Many sources have highlighted dairy beverages as a key growth market for the future and certainly the soft drinks industry seems to think so, with Coca-Cola recently identifying value-added dairy as a top target for still beverage retail growth to 2020...

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Edible Insects: The Protein of the Poor?

Edible Insects: The Protein of the Poor?

22 Oct 2014

While three quarters of the food industry and NGOs claim to be looking for solutions to solve the challenge of feeding the world’s growing population, two vital questions still go unanswered: How will corporate responsibility initiatives lead to ...

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The Rise of the Dairy Protein

The Rise of the Dairy Protein

17 Oct 2014

The next time you shop in a supermarket, take a peek at the ingredients panel on the cereal bars you may be purchasing. Or, the sports drink you may be guzzling down after a workout. Or perhaps, the powder mixed in any number of products, ranging from ...

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The Changing Face of Dairy Products

The Changing Face of Dairy Products

17 Oct 2014

With a whole glut of new products and with more emphasis on unique and specialist items, dairy as a whole has been an interesting ride for many over the past few years. Food & Drink International has been witness to many of these changes, but perha...

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Functional Ingredients Offer the Best of Both Worlds

Functional Ingredients Offer the Best of Both Worlds

13 Oct 2014

Over the years Food & Drink International has reported on the industry, the functional ingredients sector has perhaps undergone the greatest change. It used to be the case that consumers would often have to make the choice between taste and functio...

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Beetles: Love Me Do

Beetles: Love Me Do

23 Sep 2014

The South American beetle has been used as food colorant for centuries, giving bright red colouring to soup, ketchup, sauces, jams and canned fruits. You may have seen recent controversies with coffee outlets starbucking their Frappuccinos with crushed...

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The Most Innovative Packaging

The Most Innovative Packaging

15 Sep 2014

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 was an exciting day. Not just for me, but for the finalists and the jury of the Packaging Innovation Contest De Gouden Noot 2014. The ten finalists came to Gouda to try to convince the jury that their packaging is the most ...

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Cutting Food Waste: a Dream?

Cutting Food Waste: a Dream?

15 Sep 2014

Isn’t it frustrating for you, dear reader, as an executive, an important cog in the food industry, to see between 20 and 75% of what you stand for being wasted? The purpose of the food and beverage industry is to meet the needs of the consumer. It is b...

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What is Smart Packaging?

What is Smart Packaging?

12 Nov 2013

Smart packaging has been a trending topic for years now. It comes with many names – it can also be called intelligent packaging, interactive packaging or active packaging – or combinations of these. Smart packaging is about clever ways to package...

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