Monthly Archives: July 2017

Unifiller launches new series of food service depositors

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Unifiller Systems has announced that it has unveiled its new Pro Series Food Service Depositors, designed specifically for the rigorous demands of the food service sector. The heavy-duty Pro Series includes the Pro1000i FS and Pro 2000i FS depositors, featuring a large conical hopper and precision height adjustment for use with various pumps and conveyor systems. Both models offer a… Read more »

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Heritage and ancient grain project feeds a growing demand

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After a century of markets dominated by a few types of wheat and white flour, ancient and heritage wheat varieties are making a comeback. Restaurants and bakeries that promote organic and local agriculture have sprouted up across the country in the last decade, meeting a rising consumer demand for tasty and nutritious foods that support an ethic of sustainability. In… Read more »

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Cookies are Canada’s favorite sweet baked good

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When it comes to sweet baked goods, it seems Canadians have a clear favorite. New research from Mintel reveals that nearly three quarters (72 percent) of Canadians eat cookies*, making it by far and away the nation’s most popular sweet baked good. Other top contenders making the list of Canada’s favourite baked goods include muffins (57 percent), cakes (53 percent),… Read more »

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Building a better gluten-free product

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Despite their oxymoronic existence, gluten-free foods persist. Sales in this segment grew 17.8% from 2013 to 2016 according to research from Mintel, though that growth has slowed down from year to year. From 2015 to 2016, these products saw 17.9% growth, which is still worth noticing. Not only are numbers up, but the percentage of people choosing gluten-free also continues… Read more »

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After Easter is before Christmas

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Around the middle of the year hardly any consumers would think of Christmas, which inevitably always arrives far too quickly – understandable when temperatures exceed 30°C and the longing for cool ice cream is stronger than the yearning for chocolate that softly melts in your mouth. However, the confectionary industry and the associated packaging sector have long started preparing their… Read more »

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Spain’s food and drinks industry has record-breaking year in 2016

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The Spanish food and drinks industry had its best ever year in 2016, breaking production, export and employment records. Figures released this week by the Spanish Federation of Food and Beverage Industries (FIAB) reveal the growing popularity of the country’s exports, up by 8.4% year-on-year. The food and drinks industry now represents 11% of the country’s total goods exports, with… Read more »

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