Mars Petcare, Carrefour join Loop initiative to reduce single-use packaging

FRANCE – Mars Petcare has joined the Loop initiative, a new initiative launched by TerraCycle in collaboration with Carrefour to reduce single-use packaging. Loop™ Initiative is said to be the first e-commerce platform that aims […]

Nestle and Carrefour partner to offer full brand traceability using blockchain

FRANCE – Nestle and the French retail giant, Carrefour have partnered to use blockchain technology to offer full traceability of famous mashed potato brand, Mousline purée. Customers in France will be able to have full […]

Egypt rejects French wheat shipment over high fungus contamination

EGYPT – The government of Egypt has rejected a shipment of 63,000 tonnes of wheat sourced from France which officials in the country said that the commodity had exceeded the authorized levels of ergot, a […]

Pernod Ricard sets sustainability goals, targets 100% recyclable packaging by 2025

FRANCE – The French spirits company, Pernod Ricard has launched ambitious sustainability roadmap, targeting to move to 100% recyclable, compostable, reusable or bio-based packaging by 2025. The 2030 Sustainability & Responsibility strategy sets out targets […]

Berlin Packaging to acquire French firm Verrerie Calvet

FRANCE – The American supplier of packaging services, Berlin Packaging has reached an agreement to acquire French packaging manufacturer Verrerie Calvet with a goal to expand its operations in the European region. Berlin Packaging, which […]

Owens-Illinois to invest US$60m in expanding glass production facility in France

FRANCE – Owens-Illinois, Inc (O-I) has announced that it will invest about US$60 million to expand its glass production facility in Gironcourt, France as part of the planned investment in Europe. The company said the […]

Carrefour applies blockchain technology for a traceable milk supply chain

FRANCE – The French multinational retailer, Carrefour has announced that it is using blockchain technology for its products to ensure a transparent and traceable milk supply chain. The technology will enable consumers trace information about […]

DNV GL, GFSI survey reveals certification as most critical tool in advancing food safety

FRANCE – DNV GL, one of the world’s leading certification bodies, and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) in collaboration with The Consumer Goods Forum have identified certification as the most efficient tool for the […]

Givaudan opens digital factory in France to accelerate innovation

FRANCE – The global flavors and fragrances giant, Givaudan has inaugurated a new digital factory in Paris, France to cope up with future consumer trends and drive innovation. The factory offers a digital transformation platform […]

French agricultural cooperative Agrial to acquire German dairy group Rotkappchen

GERMANY – The French agricultural cooperative and food-processor Agrial has agreed to acquire German dairy company Rotkappchen Peter Julich Group for an undisclosed sum. According to Agrial, the acquisition represents further fulfilment of the strategy […]