• A new international flavour

    A new international flavour

    A new international focus will be seen in the 2017 edition of Cosmopack, a B2B event for the beauty supply chain which will take place in Bologna from March 16th to 19th. This year, there will be new exhibitors from South Korea and Japan. With more than 440 exhibiting companies, South Korea will present the innovative “K-Beauty trends” while Japan will pay

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  • New categorisation of food scares will help stop food chain being compromised

    New categorisation of food scares will help stop food chain being compromised

    Researchers from the University of Surrey have developed a new comprehensive categorisation of food scares, a new study in the British Food Journal reports. The food sector is now a world market with products sourced from all over the globe to meet the growing demand of consumers for diverse food stuffs regardless of seasonality. Fulfilling

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  • Supermarkets had best Christmas for four years

    Supermarkets had best Christmas for four years

    Shoppers leaving it particularly late meant huge sales surge in week before the big day London, 10 January 2017. Britons left their Christmas grocery shopping particularly late this year which meant supermarket sales in the week up to Christmas were “surprisingly strong” and resulted in the best Christmas trading period for four years. Nielsen retail

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  • First lifetime achievers announced with Worldstar winners

    First lifetime achievers announced with Worldstar winners

    This year’s WorldStar presentation evening, which takes place in May, will see the first group of Lifetime Achievement in Packaging winners receive their awards. Thomas L Schneider, president of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) which organises the awards, said the awards honour “some truly great packaging professionals” and has urged all WPO members to make

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  • ‘Stop shop’ alert coming up for dissatisfied consumers

    ‘Stop shop’ alert coming up for dissatisfied consumers

    Shopping experiences both online and in-store are not meeting the customer expectation of purchasing goods anytime, anywhere, according to international consumer research. In a survey of 4,000 consumers, Blue Yonder, a cloud-based provider of predictive applications for retail, explored consumer shopping habits online, in supermarkets, in discount retailers and in the mass merchants across the

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  • Black Friday shoppers want better return policies

    Black Friday shoppers want better return policies

    Omnico questioned 1,200 consumers about their plans for Black Friday (November 25th) and Cyber Monday (November 28th), as part of the second Omnico Retail Gap Barometer which explores how retailers are meeting changes in shopper behaviour. Of those who responded, 46% said they will buy online with home delivery while only

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  • Food research aimed at cutting NHS spending

    Food research aimed at cutting NHS spending

    Government-funded research to help reduce NHS spending on diet-related illness by cutting the amount of salt and fat in cheese is underway at Sheffield Hallam University.The three-year project is being carried out in the University’s National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering following a £580,000 grant from Innovate UK.

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  • Alcohol pricing legislation to be appealed

    Alcohol pricing legislation to be appealed

    The Scotch Whisky Association has decided to appeal the recent minimum unit pricing (MUP) ruling, which it says is incompatible with EU law and likely to be ineffective.
    The Scottish Government passed legislation to set a minimum price for alcohol back in April 2012, with no opposition in Parliament,

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  • 40/40 target for 2020

    40/40 target for 2020

    Coca-Cola HBC has set itself a 2020 goal of recovering 40% of its total packaging of marketed goods for recycling, and using at least 40% of its total energy for renewable and clean energy sources. The drinks giant has set itself the impressive sustainability targets with a view to growing its business “responsibly, profitably and sustainably”.

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