November 29, 2023

Technology & Sustainability

Smartcore makes its debut at Fi Europe

Meet Smartcore at Fi Europe 2023 – The Official Digital Marketing Provider of Fi Europe & Vitafoods Europe Introducing Smartcore, the best-in-class B2B food and nutrition marketing solutions partner for smarter digital campaigns that empower you to reach your buyers and drive business growth. Rebranded from Food & Nutrition Marketing Services, Smartcore will make its official

European Parliament sends mixed signals to the bioplastics sector

European Bioplastics (EUBP) commends the European Parliament for recognizing the role of compostable plastics in achieving packaging waste prevention and reaching recycling targets. EUBP welcomes a less prescriptive approach, such as the one adopted by the European Parliament in plenary session today, for the packaging formats where biobased and compostable plastics play an important role

Technology and sustainable products are driving the corporate gift industry forward

The corporate gift sector in the MENA region is currently transforming due to the growing demand for technology and sustainable products. According to leading regional players in the industry, businesses are now opting for eco-friendly items and technology-based products to create unique and memorable gifts for their clients and employees. Gifts and Lifestyle Middle East

AIMPLAS’ social impact in 2022 was quantified at €665 million

For the fourth consecutive year, AIMPLAS presented its sustainability report, prepared in accordance with GRI standards, in which it takes stock of its activity in 2022 based on ESG criteria and renews its commitment to the ten principles of the UN Global Compact and the SDGs. AIMPLAS’ ESG report highlights some of the centre’s milestones,

Siegwerk’s climate targets validated by SBTi

Siegwerk, one of the leading global providers of printing inks and coatings for packaging applications and labels, has had its science-based climate targets validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Siegwerk joined the initiative with a commitment letter in 2022, and has set near- and long-term company-wide emission reductions in line with science-based net-zero


From incorporating sustainability into products right from the design phase, thanks to ecodesign and the utilization of reusable or recyclable materials, to obtaining environmental certifications. From increasingly intuitive user interfaces to digital services on online portals and in the cloud. These are just some of the distinguishing features of the 26 solutions that, due to

Albert Maltings implements the Digital Factory Portal

Digital Industry Platform – DFP, the latest solution developed by Montelektro, one of the leading automation companies in the food and beverage sector, has been recently successfully implemented in the Albert Maltings plant in Ruisbroek, Belgium. With a project that digitalizes production in this malting plant, Montelektro continues its long-term cooperation with one of its biggest

Africa to achieve self-sufficiency in food

China will allocate more resources to Africa’s industrialization and agricultural production, as well as train thousands of African students in their professional skills. This is what Chinese President Xi Jinping promised to African leaders at the end of the BRICS summit in Johannesburg (August 21-24). “China will leverage its resources to support Africa in growing

Unilever’s Innovation Overdrive with AI and Digital

Unilever is tapping into the power of advanced AI to revolutionize how they manage their product portfolio. Through data-driven insights, they are making strategic decisions about which products to keep and which ones to phase out. It’s like a digital crystal ball that predicts what customers want. This approach, known as SKU simplification, helps them

JBT’s OmniBlu wins ‘Predictive Analytics Solution Of The Year’ award

JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT), a leading global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food & beverage industry, today announced that its OmniBlu™ offering, a subscription-based digital ecosystem that offers JBT customers transformative features that target key challenges, has been awarded the Predictive Analytics Solution of the Year in the 2023 from AgTech Breakthrough

Merways: Simplified multi-way rental for online orders

The first step towards a more sustainable catering industry has been taken by introducing the legal obligation to reuse. But the legal framework is followed by the urge for solutions that make the rental of reusable containers even easier – both for customers and for the company. “Reusable without additional effort” is the motto of

Fair, organic and sustainable: Twiga Sun Fruits produces dried pineapple in Uganda

With the aim of providing a smallholders’ cooperative in the Ugandan sub-county of Kangulumira with future prospects, a fair income and a sustainable increase in prosperity, the Austrian company Twiga Sun Fruits GmbH recently launched a project for the production of solar-dried pineapple: organic, fair and meeting European quality standards. The new production facility has

Climate protection: Krones clearly sets out all relevant information

Krones has big plans regarding sustainability, as it demonstrated to striking effect at the drinktec 2022. As a supplier to the international food and beverage industry, the company has a responsibility to help solve three of humankind’s greatest challenges: firstly to supply the growing world population with affordable, sustainably produced food and drink; secondly to

EPTA sparks the tase of promotions with the new COSTAN branded SPICES range

The world of retail is evolving hand in hand with consumer lifestyles and the socio-economic scene. In this sense, a study conducted by Deloitte regarding consumer needs in 2023 reveals how they prefer foods that can contribute to physical and mental well-being. A quest for gratification that is reflected in a growing demand for healthy