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Ishida East Africa Listed in Kenyan Business Integrity Index

Ishida East Africa, a subsidiary of Ishida Europe, has shown its commitment to responsible and ethical business practice by the company’s inclusion in the inaugural Integrity Index from the British Chamber of Commerce Kenya (BCCK). The Integrity Index is part of the Business Integrity Initiative (BII) pilot programme, which is being run by the BCCK in partnership with the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in Kenya. The Business Integrity Initiative provides practical guidance on addressing and resolving integrity challenges and provides a range of platforms to encourage and increase peer-to-peer private sector engagement. It also works with the Kenyan authorities to promote

Krones And Innocent Are Building A CO2-Neutral Bottling Plant

Following long years of contract-bottling, the smoothie and juice producer innocent has decided to build the very first bottling plant of its own. Krones won the order for four complete PET bottling lines and the corresponding IT landscape. The paramount consideration for “the blender”, as innocent has christened its

Dried Potatoes : Huge Demand for Ready To Eat Food Product among People Helps to Flourish Industry Rapidly

According to newly published report by Transparency Market Research, titled 'Dried potatoes Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2018-2027', the overall revenue generated from the global dried potatoes market is anticipated to be valued at somewhere around US$ 2,484.4 Mn in 2018, which is expected to rise at a CAGR of 3.5% throughout the forecast period (2018-2027). Potatoes is one of the most popular dried vegetables usually popular as flakes and also consumed as snacks. According to FAO data, less than 50% of potatoes are consumed fresh and rest is processed to value-added products and dried potatoes. Dried potatoes have a plethora of applications in the food processing industry and food service industry and retail use. In the global dried potatoes market, North


With a rapidly growing population, adopting sustainable production practices on a global scale is an imperative to safeguard the future of our planet. The food supply chain is certainly one area where there is urgent need for improved sustainability. Without food – this precious resource currently being wasted across

How Plant-Based Food Will Reshape The Market In 2019

It won’t be long until the turn of the year, and once again this will bring typical New Year’s resolutions such as “healthier nutrition” with it. This time though, it seems like 2019 might be the year for consumers to really stick with their food-related resolutions: in the food and beverage market, all signs are
Interviews & Profiles

Food Retail Worldwide Is in the Throes of a Revolution

Food retail is changing…and quickly. More quickly than ever in fact! Structures, organizations, market positioning, offerings, partnerships: no facet of this sector is exempt from the ongoing revolution. "Not only is food retail completely overhauling its models, across the board, but it is also buzzing with innovations, further cementing its position as a global food laboratory," says Nicolas Trentesaux, SIAL Network Director.


The GNT Group is a family-owned company pioneering in the creation of specialized, future-proof products from only natural ingredients. Frederik Hoeck, Managing Director of the GNT Group, presents success factors vital for producing the most natural high-quality colors.
Industry Experts

The Consistency Strategy

Chris Gibson is an author, a franchise veteran and a F&B specialist with over 25 years of experience in the industry. After heading up some well-known brands that have restaurants all over the World, he is now based in the Middle East and is developing some exciting new food concepts with a vision to take these to new markets. Gibson talked to foodHQ about the brand consistency strategy.

Social Media Predicts Food Trends

New food trends are hard to predict. Food trends are strongly connected to different cultural aspects and are highly influenced by social media. Some big influencers in today’s society are the bloggers who have thousands and millions of followers. Bloggers use their platforms to promote different brands and lifestyles,
Ingredients & Additives

Five disruptive ice cream trends - and how color can help

Setting and meeting the latest trends is vital for ice cream manufacturers. Trends come and go, so identifying those that are here for the long term is key to success. While much of the focus is on flavor, color has an overwhelming impact on product appeal. It communicates quality, taste, brand value and freshness, with 85% of consumers saying it is their top reason for selecting a product from the shelf.¹ Color also changes the way consumers enjoy the product, influencing perceptions of sweetness and flavor intensity. The type of coloring is vital, too. Clean and clear labels are key to ensuring widespread consumer acceptability, and Coloring Foods – made from fruits, vegetables and edible plants – offer the perfect solution. With EXBERRY® by GNT, our experts have extensive experience in

Three attractive confectionery trends – and how color can help

From nostalgic favorites to cutting-edge new creations, manufacturers are tapping into the biggest confectionery trends to make their mark. Color is a key factor in determining confectionery success. Achieving the right shade helps sweet treats to stand out on the shelves and even influences enjoyment of the

Five disruptive beverage trends - and how color can help

Innovation is at the heart of the modern drinks industry, with adventurous consumers seeking out new and exciting beverage experiences. To meet these evolving consumer expectations, manufacturers are seeking to ensure they are keeping track of the most important trends and delivering the types of beverages that

KHS At Braubeviale: Reliable Technology and Digital Service for The Beverage Industry

By taking part in BrauBeviale from November 10 to 12 in Hall 7A, KHS demonstrates that a trade show can also be successful for exhibitors even under difficult circumstances. As a reliable partner to the beverage industry the Dortmund engineering company continues to be on site in person for its customers in these trying times – while observing all of the currently valid hygiene and social distancing rules, of course. The exhibition focus will be on KHS’ new and further developments in filling technology, especially those for the can and glass bottle segments. The KHS Group will also be presenting its broad portfolio of digital services that give customers numerous benefits, particularly in view of the current social and travel restrictions. “As an exhibitor of many years we value


Advanced and flexible software from Nulogy, a leading provider of agile supply chain solutions, has enabled Marsden Packaging to remain responsive to the changing needs of brand owners throughout the volatility of the COVID-19 pandemic. Marsden Packaging, based in Blackburn, specialises in primary and secondary
Food Processing

IMA DAIRY & FOOD Founds Sales and Service Company for The Asia Pacific Region

In future, the global packaging machine manufacturer IMA DAIRY & FOOD with its well-known brands Erca, Gasti, Hamba and Hassia will be more present on the Asian Pacific market. An own sales and service company has been founded in early September and Wilfrid Marie has been appointed as Managing Director & CEO effective from 01.09.2020. Wilfrid Marie has several decades of management experience and know-how in the packaging industry. Prior to joining IMA DAIRY & FOOD he worked for the French Serac Group for more than 30 years; the last four years as President of the Group Executive Board. Since 2007 Mr. Marie is permanently based in Asia and has a very good market knowledge. ‘With Wilfrid Marie, an accomplished and experienced leader comes on board who brings a strong customer orientation

Reliable representative samples in a very short time!

The Knife Mill PULVERISETTE 11 provides a homogeneous sample in a very short time due to its special design. Each subsample taken from any location in the grinding vessel is representative for the original sample and thus ensures an exact, significant analysis. And that for a wide range of different materials,
Catering & Hospitality

High Luxury but Low Touch: Changing Priorities for Hospitality Industry in a Post-COVID-19 World

The hospitality industry is no stranger to turbulent times and global crises. As one of the world’s oldest business models, the industry has been through World Wars, epidemics, Gulf tensions, recessions and now the COVID-19 pandemic. While the whole world is talking about the unprecedented nature of this crisis and how there is a need for a new normal in the hospitality industry, we at Frost & Sullivan are taking a step back and analyzing the situation to look at the bigger picture. Yes, things are bleak at the moment. The global hospitality market has hit rock bottom, and the once-growing beacon of hope, the GCC hospitality market, has seemingly lost its brightness. In the pre-COVID period, the growth in the tourism and travel sector in the Gulf region was about 10% during the past five

Envirol to Upgrade Food Waste Recycling Plant in Dubai

Envirol, a joint venture initiative between Dubai Municipality and BLUE (a member of Alserkal Group), has revealed its plans to expand and upgrade its current recycling facilities in Dubai. The announcement was made during a ground breaking ceremony for the expansion at the Envirol Recycling Plant in Al Aweer. The
Country Reports

Belgium, Beef Specialist In Europe

Quality Meat from the heart of Europe − bringing together Craftsmanship, Food Safety and Tailor-Made Service. That is what the Belgian meat suppliers proudly present. As one of Europe’s leading meat producers and exporters, they have turned their expertise into… an art in itself. Belgian beef owes its unique position to the people who produce it. Producers, processors and suppliers: worldwide, all professionals are considered true specialists. They are all experts who know their customers and who vouch for a tailor-made service—although those customers live thousands of kilometers away, in every corner of the world. Why choose European beef by the Belgian meat suppliers? Belgium is the ideal location to produce beef, thanks to its temperate climate (favourable to meat production) and its

A New Mini-Recorder of Temperature and Relative Humidity

The mini recorder mod. FT-90 / USB is a device with notable memory of recording and is particularly suitable in applications in the food (HACCP) Industry, Pasteurization, Pharmaceutical, Transports refrigerators, Agriculture, Ecology, Laboratories of search and metrology, Museums, etc. This logger has some interesting

ODG Concludes the Sale of Their Point of Sale Material

ODG, the award-winning retail and branding design consultancy headquartered in Dubai, announces the sale of its Hong Kong and Singapore based Point of Sale Material, Visual Merchandising and Packaging entities. This sale allows ODG to focus upon its core retail specializations of Branding, Design and Architecture. ODG
Logistics & Supply Chain


Industrial Automation can be defined as the use of computer aided control devices to operate different industrial processes by replacing human involvement. Industrial automation helps to operate multiple processes in controlled manner. It helps for mass production by reducing time and increasing production quality. Industrial Automation consists of different levels such as sensor level, automation control level automation, supervision level and enterprise level.

Interpoma 2020 Is Changing Format and Going Digital

Interpoma 2020, the international fair dedicated to the world of apples planned for the coming November in Bolzano will be presented in a new hybrid format, which will see events both in digital format and in physical presence. "Interpoma Connects 2020: Digital Days for the Apple Economy", which is the name of the appointment, will take place 19 and 20 November, while the traditional physical exhibition will be moved to 2021. The decision was made by the Board of Directors of Fiera Bolzano after having conducted a survey among the international public and was of the opinion that the distinctive international character of Interpoma was therefore potentially compromised due to the present and future international travel restrictions. Interpoma 2020 will be changing look and become “Interpoma


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