20-May-2013 - Striking a deal with a business partner in China would be “welcome news” for Tesco, according to City analyst Shore Capital.
20-May-2013 - Retailers have been accused of double standards for demanding high levels of food safety from suppliers, while playing down the amount of products contaminated with foreign objects they sell, claimed product inspection firm Mettler Toledo.
17-May-2013 - Own-label food manufacturers, meat processing firms and bakery ingredients companies are among 40,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) still awaiting compensation after some banks mis-sold loan ‘protection’ products which proved both damaging and difficult to exit.
15-May-2013 - Online grocery retailer Ocado is “playing with fire” as it negotiates a deal with Morrisons, which is eyeing a late entry into the online market, analysts have warned.
10-May-2013 - Food manufacturers and retailers have demonstrated commitment to reducing food and drink waste as 45 companies have signed up for the third phase of the Courtauld Commitment, which was launched yesterday (May 9).
09-May-2013 - UK dairy firms should adopt a new sector-specific safety training course and accreditation, according to food and drink qualification firm FDQ.
08-May-2013 - As part of its programme to encourage young people to choose a career in the food industry, the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT) has launched its first Student Award.
08-May-2013 - Britain’s third largest supermarket Sainsbury has taken full control of Sainsbury’s Bank, after acquiring the remaining 50% shareholding from Lloyds Banking Group for £248M.
07-May-2013 - Even companies adept at tackling the complex maze of research and development (R&D) tax credits are missing out on cash benefits because there is little clear information about what they are entitled to claim for.
03-May-2013 - It will be a “challenge” for the Food Advanced Training Partnership (Food ATP) to attract small food and drink firms (SMEs) to see the benefits of enrolling employees on to courses designed to improve their scientific understanding, according to one of the founding partners.
02-May-2013 - A new origin testing technology has been developed that will not only identify a product’s country of origin, but its precise region.
30-Apr-2013 - The centrepiece of Endoline's stand will be its latest case erector for shelf-ready packaging (SRP). The 248 is a servo-driven automatic high-speed case erector, which has a glueing system to seal the bottom of each case as it's formed.
30-Apr-2013 - For firms seeking to reduce labour costs and improve efficiency, packaging automation is a logical step. But with many smaller companies strapped for cash and starved of loans, could equipment rental prove to be the rational route to avoid capital expenditure?
30-Apr-2013 - Combined with the latest 12.5% hike in landfill tax, the availability of UK beverage carton recycling capacity for the first time in seven years from July will doubtless spur more local authorities to launch kerbside collections.
30-Apr-2013 - Sick says its next-generation safety light curtain sets new performance standards in efficiency, installation and reliability.
30-Apr-2013 - Winkworth says its new "lean, yet versatile UTL ribbon blender mixer" (patent pending) is now far more affordable, and will "significantly reduce payback periods".
30-Apr-2013 - Star Refrigeration has enhanced its remote monitoring solution for users of industrial cooling plant.
30-Apr-2013 - Flexicon's new Tip-Tite Sanitary Box Tipper forms a dust-tight seal between the container and the equipment, tips the container, and discharges bulk material at controlled rates.
30-Apr-2013 - ICS Temperature Control has launched a thermoregulator and temperature controller range with an ingress protection (IP) rating of IP65. Featuring the latest touchscreen technology, the C7 Advanced Controller offers recipe control, temperature, flow and pressure trending, selectable languages and data logging, which can be saved on a secure digital card for validation.
30-Apr-2013 - Manufacturing giant Unilever is to begin trialling dual-fuel technology for its fleet of vehicles in a bid to slash carbon emissions and cut costs, while also pressing for more collaboration between food firms to reduce the number of vehicles on the road.
30-Apr-2013 - The list of positive reasons for choosing vision-based product inspection is lengthening. Paul Gander looks at recent and future developments
30-Apr-2013 - Infestations from insects and vermin are a bigger problem for food manufacturers than many think, according to pest control specialist Rentokil.
30-Apr-2013 - UK food and drink manufacturers are finally waking up to the merits of automation, judging by the number of exhibits featuring robots at the forthcoming Total Processing & Packaging Exhibition. The event takes place at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre from June 4-6.
29-Apr-2013 - The new Groceries Code Adjudicator, tasked with policing the multiple retailers, has pledged to clean up illegal “kickback” practices, whereby suppliers are forced to use third-party suppliers favoured by the supermarkets, rather than choosing their own.
25-Apr-2013 - Olympus Automation has claimed its acquisition of the rights to sell the novel PDX sonic mixing and cooking technology from failed company Pursuit Dynamics, will improve its uptake and could save food and drink firms millions of pound through reduced processing costs.