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August 2020

Coca-Cola reorganises business for future growth

31-08-2020

The beverage company establishes new operating units and global beverage category leads, supported by new Platform Services organisation. The Coca-Cola Company has announced strategic steps to reorganize and better enable the Coca-Cola system to pursue its “Beverage for Life” strategy, with a portfolio of drinks that are positioned …

TricorBraun to acquire Price Container and Packaging

31-08-2020

TricorBraun, a North American packaging distributor, has entered into an agreement to acquire Price Container and Packaging, a rigid packaging distributor serving primarily the industrial and food markets. Effective with the closing of the transaction, Price Container and Packaging will operate as Price Container, a TricorBraun company. Court …

Editor’s pickFighting food fraud with greater traceability and transparency

31-08-2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global awareness of supply chain systems, and consumers are beginning to question the origin of their product sources. Food & Beverage Asia speaks with Mark Toohey, managing director at Aglive, on how technology can empower food traceability, and enable farmers with greater control over their products …

Givaudan renames its Flavour and Fragrance divisions

28-08-2020

In an attempt to reflect its expanded product offerings to its customers, Givaudan renamed its Flavours and Fragrance divisions to Taste and Wellbeing, and Fragrance and Beauty, respectively. The formation of the Taste and Wellbeing unit highlights Givaudan’s expertise in flavour and taste, while signalling the expansion of the business into …

DMK announces leadership change for Baby Food business unit

28-08-2020

Dr Marc-Alexander Mahl will take on the position of COO. DMK has named Dr Marc-Alexander Mahl as the new COO for the company’s Baby Food business unit. Dr Mahl succeeds Stefan Eckert who left the company in 2019, and will assume his new position starting next year. Prior to joining DMK, Dr Mahl was executive vice-president, generics and …

Compac’s UltraView inspection module wins Hi-Tech Award

28-08-2020

The UltraView inspection module from Compac has been awarded the 2020 New Zealand Hi-Tech Award for Most Innovative Agritech Solution. Launched in late 2019, UltraView maximises the performance of Compac’s Spectrim grading platform for fresh fruits and vegetables. UltraView features the ability to find defects in fresh produce which would …

2 Sisters Storteboom installs GEA cooling and heating solution

27-08-2020

GEA has supplied integrated cooling and heating systems for the new site of the poultry processing company 2 Sisters Storteboom in Komorniki, Poland. Both companies have worked closely in the planning, configuration and installation of these systems. The aim was to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions, thus protecting the environment and …

KHS and Ferrum expand partnership to enhance competence in the can sector

27-08-2020

The Dortmund systems supplier will be acquiring a stake in Ferrum Packaging, with an aim to bundle the competencies of both machine-engineering companies to form a common system portfolio in the interest of providing integrated customer systems. KHS has announced its decision to purchase a stake in Ferrum Packaging, a subsidiary of Ferrum and …

SweeGen and CCFT forge joint venture to distribute stevia sweeteners in China

26-08-2020

The Chinese sugar provider will expand access to SweeGen’s non-GMO Bestevia stevia sweeteners in the country. SweeGen has announced its joint venture with the China Commercial Foreign Trade Group (CCFT) as the strategic partner to distribute Bestevia next-generation non-GMO zero-calorie sweeteners through its extensive distribution …