Americas: Dean Foods introduces new packaging for cultured products

Dean's Sour Cream and Cottage Cheese products have donned a new packaging concept that is originally developed and used throughout Europe on supermarket shelves in the US. “This new packaging line is completely recycle-able and conforms to almost all sustainability programs. The curved bottom profile of these packages allows consumers to easily scoop up every last bit of the product,"...

Asia Pacific: Zenith says China bottled water market doubles since 2008

China’s bottled water consumption grew by 14% in 2012 to 54 billion liters, according to a new report from Zenith International. The market’s value has risen by 143% since 2008 and reached more than $16 billion in 2012. The leading brands are Master Kong from Ting Hsin, Nongfu Spring, Wahaha and C’estbon from Hua Run and Ice Dew from Coca-Cola. There are,...

World: Zenith study finds 50% dairy market growth in gulf since 2007

Dairy product sales grew by more than 50% between 2007 and 2012 to $5.8 billion in the six Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries, according to a new report from Zenith International. It states that Saudi Arabia is the biggest dairy market among GCC states, accounting for 74% of volume. The largest product category is fresh white milk with a 41% volume...

Europe: Datamonitor ForeSights Report says heritage grains are making a comeback

Datamonitor has launched a new ForeSights report on how consumers, packaged foods manufacturers and the environment can reap rewards from heritage grains that have been farmed for thousands of years. Ancient grains – or heritage grains – were highly prevalent before modern farming methods introduced hybrids. More nutritious, better for the environment and often locally grown, heritage grains meet current consumer...

Asia Pacific: Coca-Cola donates more than $2.5M in Philippine typhoon relief aid

Coca-Cola Philippines and its bottling partner, Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines, said on so that the advertising budget could be used to support the recovery and relief efforts from Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) that struck the country on November 8, 2013. In addition to advertising budget donation in the Philippines, the Coca-Cola system has contributed more than $2.5 million in cash and in-kind contributions...

Europe: Alfa Laval wins starch processing order in Russia

Alfa Laval has won an order to supply equipment to a Russian processing plant. The order, booked in the Process Industry segment, has a value of approximately SEK 100 million ($15.2 million) and delivery is scheduled for 2014. Alfa Laval’s equipment, including separators, decanters, heat exchangers, evaporators and fluid handling products, will form a complete process line for extracting starch and...

Americas: Ajinomoto, Toyo Suisan enter frozen noodle JV

Ajinomoto Co., Inc. and Toyo Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. have exchanged a memorandum of understanding on technological participation by Toyo Suisan in the frozen noodle business of Ajinomoto Co. in North America. Under the agreement, the companies will establish a frozen noodle production company through a joint venture (JC) with investments of 80% from Ajinomoto Co. and 20% from Toyo Suisan. Sales...

World: Glenroy provides packaging material for HopeGel

Flexible packaging company Glenroy Inc., will provide packaging material for HopeGel, a nutrient and calorie-dense protein gel for children suffering from severe acute malnutrition. HopeGel has been distributed to children in Haiti through the work of a nonprofit, grassroots organization called the HopeGel Project. The HopeGel Project was initiated by co-founders Daniel Schapiro and Dr. Nathan Feldman of EB Performance, LLC...

Asia Pacific: Changing consumer preferences to drive Indian food additives market, says Frost & Sullivan

Changing lifestyles and hectic work schedules have spawned a large market for processed and packaged convenience foods, according to a Frost & Sullivan report entitled Analysis of Indian Food Additives Market. It found the booming organized retail sector further extends the reach of processed foods. The change in eating habits and the frequent introduction of new products and product lines, particularly...

Asia Pacific: American Lorain Corporation installs chestnut decladding line

American Lorain Corporation, an international processed snack foods, convenience foods, and frozen foods company based in the Shandong Province, China, has installed its chestnut decladding machine in December, 2013. The machinery, imported from Europe, preheats the chestnuts into dry condition, and declads the chestnuts using ejected natural gas flames. Unshelled chestnuts are then carried directly to frozen storage through connected pipeline. Average...