Loma's combination X5c X-ray and Checkweighing unit

Loma to put more emphasis on convenience food market

By Joseph James Whitworth

Driven by busy ‘time poor’ lifestyles and an ageing population, the convenience market continues to flourish, according to Loma Systems which is putting more emphasis on the sector.

Commission clears Solina acquisition

Commission clears Solina acquisition

By Niamh Michail

The European Commission has cleared the acquisition of French ingredient supplier Solina by private investment company Ardian.

The acquisition will help Solina expand its business scope in Western Europe, said the company

Solina Group acquires Paulig flavours division

By Joyeeta Basu

France's Solina Group will acquire the industrial flavouring division of Paulig to increase its presence in Nordic countries and Russia, the company has said.

Euromonitor: “Eating habits have become somewhat more westernised, especially with more young women entering the workforce and the need for fast cooking solutions.

Saudi Arabia warms to microwave food

By Eliot Beer

Saudi Arabia's younger consumers and working women are driving a gradual shift towards microwaveable meals, but wider change will be slow to come, according to research firm Euromonitor.

Many dinner-skippers say they snack late at night instead of eating a main evening meal

More time-pressed Brits are skipping dinner


Nearly a quarter of British adults skip dinner at least once a week, with many saying that they lack the time to prepare a meal, according to a new report from Canadean Custom Solutions.

The globe shares ideas on snacking prompting brand building opportunities, Euromonitor says

Snacking on global brand ideas with Euromonitor

The big eat: A shared global snack vision

By Kacey Culliney

A snack is a snack in every market making global brand building easier, a Euromonitor analyst says.

One of Glendale Foods' Yankee products

Glendale Foods refurb breaks new ground in UK

By Rod Addy

Frozen food manufacturer Glendale Foods has delivered a UK first with the installation of a high speed multi-forming machine that can make up to 3,000 meatballs a minute.

The snacking research could help tackle the weighty problem of childhood obesity

Kids’ familiarity with snacks lifts fullness expectation: Study

By Mike Stones

Children’s familiarity with snack foods influences how full they feel after eating them, according to a new study from psychologists at the University of Bristol. The research, which could have important implications for remedying childhood over-eating,...

Northern Foods Gets Fit

Northern Foods Gets Fit

By Anita Awbi

Britain's Northern Foods has posted a first-half profit rise of 5.8
per cent, following the introduction of a company-wide 'Get Fit'
streamlining campaign to drive profit margins and rationalise


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