Packaging equipment & materials

JBS USA to acquire case ready meat business

JBS USA to acquire case ready meat business

By Aidan Fortune

JBS’ USA subsidiary has entered into an equity purchase agreement with Empire Packing Company to acquire the company's case ready production facilities and Ledbetter branded retail products for US$238m.

Frontmatec debuts new solutions at IPPE

IPPE 2020

Frontmatec debuts new solutions at IPPE

By Aidan Fortune

Meat industry solutions supplier Frontmatec debuted not one but three new pieces of equipment at this year’s International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Altanta, Georgia.

IPPE 2020: innovation showcase

IPPE 2020: innovation showcase

By Aidan Fortune

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) took place at the end of last month (January 2020) in Atlanta, Georgia, with some of the latest equipment in the food manufacturing world being showcased.
More than 32,000 attendees from...

The Italian Way considers the US a ‘mature and conscious’ market for Italian beverage exports.

Italy eyes the US beverage market for health-conscious, eco customers

By Beth Newhart

American consumers are increasingly looking for products with a focus on simple, high-quality ingredients and sustainability. And a group of Italian companies believe their products are ready to meet these demands: with their drinks on show at the Winter...

Protein trends for 2020

Cargill identifies protein trends for 2020

By Aidan Fortune

US processor Cargill has outlined some of the key trends in the protein sector for 2020, focusing on how consumer habits are shifting as well as perception of the meat industry has changed.

Bettcher and Borncut sign distribution agreement

Bettcher and Borncut sign distribution agreement

By Aidan Fortune

US-based Bettcher Industries has entered into a distribution agreement with Danish Borncut covering the company’s precision portion cutting equipment sold into the North American market.

BMPA to hold climate change event

BMPA to hold climate change event

By Aidan Fortune

Industry body British Meat Processors Association along with other partner organisations is to hold a one-day event to examine the science behind livestock related climate change.

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