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REO UK has developed a Profinet I/O module designed for food production machines that can be easily integrated into Industry 4.0 networks. The module returns operational metrics to a supervisory system, allowing for easy monitoring of all production processes. This results in increased operational efficiency and reduced waste by providing

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The outside catering company Purple Grape has come up with a solution for companies who lack a canteen by offering a bespoke canteen service. Premises rarely come with an in-house canteen these days and installing one is a mammoth task involving specialised equipment and a team of trained staff with

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Food and drink group Princes is set to invest £3.6m in its largest food production site in the UK as part of its ongoing commitment to strengthening its UK operations. With work due to start in April 2016, the investment will see the creation of new staff changing and catering

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Axiom GB has designed and completed an automated packing and dispatch solution for Asda Stores which has enabled it to double its order throughput of its online George. com homeware merchandise without increasing the footprint of the original manual operation. The Asda homeware business operates over three floors on the

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Tyrrells Poshcorn, the new popcorn range from snack brand Tyrrells, is getting into the Christmas spirit with its first super sized seasonal sharing packs. The aptly named ‘Pillow of Poshcorn’, is available in Tyrrells best-selling Sweet & Salty variant, now made with golden caster sugar and recent winner of a

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Crewe-based Wrights Food Group has introduced a taste of the Mediterranean to the ‘grab and go’ market, following the launch of its meatball marinara lattice. Encased in Wrights’ classic golden puff pastry, the savoury slice is filled with seasoned meatballs andpockets of melted Gruyère cheese in a rich tomato sauce.

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A leading UK artisan food producer, Finnebrogue, and celebrity Irish chef Paul Rankin, have commented that the IARC report released in October into red meat was good news for the best, fresh British and Irish sausages, as they do not use any of the processes or chemicals referred to in

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The British Growers Association, the UK’s leading horticultural body, has welcomed the launch of ‘Innovative Farmers’, a new network to support innovation by farmers and growers, putting growers firmly in the driving seat of horticultural research. Created by an unprecedented partnership of farming groups, the new ‘Innovative Farmers’ network provides

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Launched by Waitrose at a limited number of stores, the new version is versatile, easier-to-cook and sweeter than traditional cauliflower. The retailer believes that the new product suits modern lifestyles and will appeal to all ages. The leading UK vegetable producer the Produce World Group has grown Sweet Sprouting Cauliflower

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CHEP has announced that leading international biscuit manufacturer United Biscuits (UB) has signed a three-year contract renewal for managed pallets in the UK, France and Benelux for more than three million pallet movements annually. CHEP has been supplying United Biscuits with pallets since the 1970s and is the company’s principal

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