• Get ready for WorldStar down under!

    Get ready for WorldStar down under!

    Hot on the heels of this year’s successful event, organisers of the WorldStar Packaging Awards are urging packaging companies all over the globe to start preparing their submissions for the 2018 awards, which are now open for entry, with Australia set to be the host country for the next awards ceremony. Submissions for the 2018

  • EU-China food safety project

    EU-China food safety project

    The multi-million-pound European Horizon 2020 programme, one of the world’s largest food safety projects, will be led by Queen’s University Belfast’s Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST). The EU-China-Safe project will involve key players in the food industry, research organisations and Governments across two of the

  • IKEA aims to cut food waste by 50% with Food is Precious initiative

    IKEA aims to cut food waste by 50% with Food is Precious initiative

    The IKEA initiative, Food is Precious, aims to cut food waste by 50% by the end of its fiscal year 2020. A smart scale solution, measuring wasted food and its sources, enables IKEA co-workers to find clever ways to prevent food waste. So far over 20% of the IKEA stores have implemented the solution, which

  • UK online grocery sales reach 7.3% market share

    UK online grocery sales reach 7.3% market share

    Kantar Worldpanel’s quarterly FMCG E-commerce Index reveals that in 2016, global FMCG online sales grew by 26%, with e-commerce now contributing to 35% of global FMCG growth. The share of grocery shopping conducted online continues to rise, particularly in the world’s most advanced e-commerce markets, such as South Korea, China and the UK. In the

  • Caught on camera – women shaping the future of British produce

    Caught on camera – women shaping the future of British produce

    Ten prominent business leaders in food and agriculture have come together for an iconic portrait by renowned photographer Jenny Lewis. The all-female shot was commissioned by the East of England Co-op to mark the tenth anniversary of its award-winning Sourced Locally initiative, which brings local produce to shoppers. The portrait celebrates ten inspiring women who

  • Pressure-sensitive suppliers recognised

    Pressure-sensitive suppliers recognised

    Avery Dennison Label and Graphic Materials recognised eight pressure-sensitive industry suppliers during the company’s fourth annual supplier recognition ceremony held recently in Mentor, Ohio. Winners were selected based on their performance in areas such as sustainability, innovation, service, and quality. Italy-based filmic liner supplier Siliconature was recognised as Supplier of the Year, and BO Paper

  • Children’s Food Trust partner

    Children’s Food Trust partner

    The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has been announced as the latest partner of the Children’s Food Trust in a bid to encourage knowledge, skills and confidence in fish cookery, and the importance of fish as part of a healthy balanced diet. The partnership has produced eight tried and tested seafood recipes from around the world,

  • ‘Selfie generation’ driving cosmetics sales

    ‘Selfie generation’ driving cosmetics sales

    The so-called ‘selfie generation’ is helping to drive up sales of cosmetics, according to figures from IRI, a leading provider of big data and predictive analytics for retailers and suppliers. Driven by the desire to share images on social media, the trend for face sculpting or contouring, and for thick, flawless eyebrows has led to

  • Going over-board for cheese impact

    Going over-board for cheese impact

    Entries have now closed for the 24th British Cheese Awards which take place on May 31st at the Royal Bath & West Show, Shepton Mallet, Somerset and organisers are expecting this year’s event to have an even bigger impact than last year’s, which attracted more than 900 entries from 148 producers. Cheeses entered came from