The consumer wants more (and less)

The consumer buys more convenience, wants improved and more product information and wants less plastic packaging. The impact of these developments on the packaging industry is considerable and will increase rapidly in th..

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Vraag bijzonder vleesproduct groeit

Vraag bijzonder vleesproduct groeit

21 March 2019

Het vermarkten van onderscheidende vleesproducten maakt dat producenten minder gedicteerd worden door grote inkooporganisaties en betere marges kunnen maken. De vraag naar bijzonder vleesproduct groeit sneller dan het aa...

Improving the quality of fruit and vegetables

Improving the quality of fruit and vegetables

19 March 2019

Project leader Eelke Westra (WUR): "One of the most groundbreaking results, in my opinion, is the objective measuring method that can assess large quantities of fruit and vegetables for quality at the same time. This mak...

Mireille Kaptein Businesswoman of the Year 2019

Mireille Kaptein Businesswoman of the Year 2019

19 March 2019

Mireille Kaptein, Managing Director of Kaptein, the flexible packer of cheese and butter and producer of processed cheese and powder cheese, has been named Businesswoman of the Year 2019. At the Amstel Hotel in Amster...

New construction Vergeer Holland

New construction Vergeer Holland

18 March 2019

In the presence of 3 generations Vergeer, today the first pile was laid for the new building for family business Vergeer Holland. The construction takes place at the location of the current distribution centre of Vergeer...

Bolscher is going to make vegetarian products

Bolscher is going to make vegetarian products

17 March 2019

Bolscher Meer Dan Vlees will also produce vegetarian and vegan products. The company building will be renovated to make this possible. Bolscher: "In principle, it makes little difference to us whether we process meat or ...

Food Heroes Awards presented

Food Heroes Awards presented

15 March 2019

The Food Heroes Awards were presented during the CFIA Expo. This year, EnVie (Belgium), Ovo (the Netherlands) and Mussella (France) received an award for reducing food waste in the primary sector in a special way. EnVie ...

A visit to Meatproteins

A visit to Meatproteins

14 March 2019

In September 2018 the article Meet Meatproteins was published in our magazine. We received so many reactions to this article that we asked if we could visit this innovative company with our network. Director Jacques ten ...

Dutch and French cheese, extra tasty

Dutch and French cheese, extra tasty

13 March 2019

Family business Van der Heiden Kaas, distributor of many artisanal cheeses, has acquired Fromagerie Brigitte on February 1st. This has further broadened the product range. In addition to the special quality of Dutch chee...

Belona part of the Optimum Group

Belona part of the Optimum Group

12 March 2019

Belona, a specialist in the manufacture of self-adhesive labels based in Oud Gastel (The Netherlands), will become part of the Optimum Group. The addition of Belona, including its subsidiary Sema Label, fits within the l...

Arla strives for climate-neutral dairy

Arla strives for climate-neutral dairy

12 March 2019

Arla Foods and its 10,300 owners present an ambitious plan to accelerate the transition to sustainable dairy production. The main objective of the sustainability programme is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% per...

No foreign bodies in packaged foods

No foreign bodies in packaged foods

12 March 2019

Minebea Intec supports the food industry in increasing the reliability, safety and efficiency of production lines. The global provider of inspection technologies is continuously expanding its checkweighing and foreign bo...

Week Without Meat: mainly marketing

Week Without Meat: mainly marketing

11 March 2019

The Week without Meat is not a social initiative, but is mainly a promotional week for vegetable products. There are now quite a few commercial parties involved from the vegetable sector. For example, 'social & su...

Van Uhm BV: Dealer Ferdinand Henneken

Van Uhm BV: Dealer Ferdinand Henneken

11 March 2019

Van Uhm BV & Habuba BV have added the machines of Ferdinand Henneken GmbH to their range. Ferdinand Henneken GmbH was founded in 1977 and started producing large horizontal tumbler systems. In 2019 the family busi...

20% less packaging

20% less packaging

05 March 2019

Consumers, supermarkets, social organisations and governments are putting more and more pressure on companies to pack(age) in a sustainable way. Dutch supermarkets recently agreed that by 2025 there will be a 20 percent ...

Cooking with passion

Cooking with passion

05 March 2019

A striking example of cooperation: StarCuisine, specialist in oriental dishes, and Ilpra Benelux from Barneveld, supplier of tray seal machines and foils, have been together for ten years. An absolute win-win situation. ...

Packaged fruit and vegetables

Packaged fruit and vegetables

05 March 2019

Pre-packaged fruit and vegetables are a fixture these days in the supermarket. But packaging is only complete when the right information is on it. IQ Packing and Espera can therefore mean a lot to each other. At IQ Pa...

awareness sustainability and recycling

awareness sustainability and recycling

05 March 2019

The market wants less packaging material. The focus is on environmentally friendly packaging and compostable wrapping. "We encourage the use of mono-materials. New developments also require adjustments to packaging machi...

Food-safe packaging

Food-safe packaging

05 March 2019

The packaging of your product is more than just attractive wrapping that facilitates sales, and that certainly applies to fresh products. The packaging also contributes to the shelf life of your product. And therefore fo...

Packaging is a special thing

Packaging is a special thing

05 March 2019

The role of the Knowledge Institute of Sustainable Packaging has changed. It is increasingly becoming a partner in business, a logical consequence of the social pressure that has arisen with respect to packaging. Directo...

The power of packaging

The power of packaging

05 March 2019

Product packaging is like the entrance to a beautiful building. It is the first impression you give the visitor. Packaging and selling go hand in hand. Selling means encouraging to buy and beautiful packaging does exactl...

Insight into product sustainability

Insight into product sustainability

05 March 2019

The content and origin of every product - whether it's a chocolate bar or a luxury handbag - in the supply chain can be followed digitally. This offers opportunities in achieving recycling targets. GS1 Digital Link can b...