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Sainsbury’s cracks down on recycling Easter Egg boxes

In an attempt to cut down on landfill waste, Sainsbury’s is highlighting the recyclability of its Easter egg packaging, businessgreen.com reports. The seasonal chocolate goodies have received much criticism over the years due to the sheer amount of packaging they comprise. Research published in 2012 by Lib Dem MP Jo Swinson discovered that Easter eggs… Read more

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Food and drinks industry will benefit from apprentices, FDF says

Companies who employ those who have done an apprenticeship could really land a great skilled worker, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has commented. According to British Baker Magazine, Angela Coleshill, director of employment and skills at FDF, said: “Skills are the driving force to a successful industry. Growing our talent pool with apprenticeships is a… Read more

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Britain’s first “social supermarket” opens

Britain’s first “social supermarket” has opened in South Yorkshire. The shop sells food, drink and cosmetic products that cannot be sold in mainstream supermarkets, due to weight errors, packaging imperfections or other minor mistakes, at discounts of up to 70 per cent. It has already issued membership cards to local residents who are on benefits, allowing them… Read more

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High demand for seasonal grocery delivery slots

Shoppers are already scrambling to book up delivery dates for their Christmas groceries, but some may have missed the boat already. Luxury supermarket chain Waitrose has announced that its online grocery delivery slots for Christmas Eve have already been booked up and the slots for December 23 as well. Other supermarkets are yet to announce… Read more

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Packaging manufacturers have “no option” but to improve sustainability

Packaging manufacturers have “no option” but to improve their sustainability credentials, it has been claimed. Ashwin Moorthy, who is head of engineering and innovation at Nampak Plastics, believes that the “age of abundance” is well and truly over in the packaging industry and that all packaging designers must now proactively look at methods of saving on… Read more

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New food packaging safety measures

It has been announced that the Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI) is developing patent-pending ‘reveal inks’ which will provide reminders to return certain items such a milk, yoghurt and ketchup to the fridge to prevent food poisoning. Between 2009-2010, 21 per cent of diseases caused by food occurred in the home – generally caused by foods… Read more

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Instant coffee fuelling growth in hot beverage market

Continued strength in sales of instant coffee is leading to a resurgence in the hot beverage market, reports thegrocer.co.uk. Overall sales of hot drinks have risen by 2.4 per cent over the last 12 months, thanks in part to sales of instant products from the likes of Nescafe and Kenco. The market is now worth £1.73 billion a year to retailers, spurred on by a four… Read more

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Brits developing a more acquired taste in cheese

British shoppers are developing a more acquired taste in cheese. New data released by Kantar suggests that sales of continental cheeses have spiked by eight per cent in the last year. Using sales figures from Tesco, researchers revealed that sales of Chaourcee, Comte, Langres and cave-aged Emmental have all more than doubled. In an interview… Read more

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Exhibitions still have their place in the packaging industry, says expert

A packaging expert has claimed that exhibitions still have their place in the industry. Although it is claimed that some in the industry are finding it harder to attract “high-quality visitors”, David Harrison, group exhibitions manager at the Processing & Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA), suggested they can still be worthwhile if they are organised correctly…. Read more

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Food manufacturers pressured to use recyclable packaging

Food manufacturers are being pressured to increase their use of recyclable packaging. Consumers are reportedly keener than ever to buy products with packaging they can recycle, because many councils are looking to limit the amount of non-recyclable they are willing to collect. Some councils have limited their refuse collection to two bags per household per fortnight…. Read more

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Transparent food packaging found to be less effective at selling healthy products

Consumers generally prefer to buy their food in transparent packaging, although they tend to shift away from buying healthy products in open-window containers. That’s the view of Steve Herlehy, account executive at Plastic Suppliers, who consulted with recent analysis from MarketWatch to deliver insight into what helps certain types of packaged foods stand out. Cited by… Read more

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FDF hails new plan for ‘green revolution’ of food

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has welcomed plans to bring science and agriculture closer together to create more sustainable, healthier and affordable food, reports thisiscornwall.co.uk. Announced earlier this week (July 22) and to be led by the Leadership Council, the Agri-tech Strategy will allow food manufacturers to source more environmentally friendly ingredients from an… Read more

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