Monthly Archives: April 2014

Prada Group: Announces Acquisition Pasticceria Marchesi

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Prada SPA announces the acquisition of 80 percent of Angelo Marchesi SRL , owners of the historic Milanese pastry shop founded in 1824. Ever since it opened its doors for the first time, the Pasticceria Marchesi has occupied an 18th-century building in Corso Magenta in Milan.

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Bakers association approves of G.M.O. labeling bill

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The American Bakers Association on April 10 commended the members of the House of Representatives responsible for introducing the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, which seeks to establish a federal labeling standard for food and beverage products made with bioengineered ingredients, or genetically modified ingredients (G.M.O.s).

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Better Biscuits, Better Business

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United Biscuits has announced plans for a multi-million pound investment in the UK, including a new field sales team and a brand new trade platform. It is hope this will enable convenience retailers to build a better, more successful Biscuits business.

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New pick and place robot portfolio

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Working alongside robot and mechatronic manufacturers FANUC and Festo, Pacepacker has launched a new pick and place robot portfolio. The range, which currently includes around 20 different options for food manufacturers to choose from, is made up of Cartesian, articulated arm and delta-style robots. This range means that Pacepacker, an automation integrator, can provide a robotic solution to handle a variety of food assembly or packing scenarios.

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Canada Bread gets court approval for plan of arrangement

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The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has issued a final order approving the previously announced plan of arrangement between a wholly-owned subsidiary of Grupo Bimbo and Canada Bread.

The arrangement will result in the sale of Canada Bread to Grupo Bimbo, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014, subject to completion of other closing conditions, including approval under the Investment Canada Act. The transaction has previously received shareholder approval and clearance under the Competition Act (Canada) and the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (United States).

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Certified Sustainable Palm Oil sales continue to rise

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Sales of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) for the first quarter ending March 31, 2014 (Q12014), have hit a new high, with a 49% increase for physical uptake of RSPO CSPO and a 54% increase for GreenPalm Certificates, compared with Q12013.

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Premium Blendhub launches Supply Chain Excellence Centre

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Spanish company Premium Blendhub has created the Supply Chain Excellence Centre. Through this centre, the company says that it offers its clients a fully transparent management model of the raw materials used in food powder blends, allowing them to always know the cost and ingredients used in these products and, therefore, compare and optimise their costs and functionality.

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