Pentair to Showcase Innovations at Food & Drink Technology Trade Fair in Africa

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Global company expands regional presence to support growing customer needs Schaffhausen, Switzerland – 18 March, 2014 – Pentair is showcasing its latest innovations and integrated solutions for the beer, beverage, food, dairy and wine industries at the ‘food & drink technology Africa’ trade fair and conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, March 18-19. (more…)

Welcome to Castelain Brewery

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Situated in the famous beer region in northern France, in the Province of Artois near the Belgian border, there has been a brewery in the 330-people village of B?nifontaine for more than 90 years. This brewery has been successfully run by the Castelain family since 1966. The brewery is famous for its CH’TI lager, which won a gold medal at the Brussels Beer Challenge 2013 and a silver medal at the European Beer Star 2013 in Munich. Since the beginning of 2013, these award-winning beers have now been brewed in a brewhouse from GEA Brewery Systems. (more…)

Beer Business (Pivnoe Delo) #4-2013

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Russian beer producers 2013 (catalogue/database) 685 beer producers in the catalogue   37 large breweries 69 medium scale breweries 341 minibreweries and microbreweries 238 restaurant breweries 193 beer producers are added to the catalogue

food & drink technology Africa announces conference programme

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The conference programme for food & drink technology Africa has been scheduled. The new event, organised by Messe M?nchen International and its subsidiary MMI South Africa, will premier in Johannesburg on March 18 and 19, 2014 at Gallagher Convention Centre. (more…)

N?rnbergMesse achieves best result for an odd year

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• N?rnbergMesse Group: revenue tops 185 million euros
• N?rnbergConvention Center: busy year with many premieres
• Worldwide exhibition ranking: one of the top 15 exhibition centres (more…)

Technology showcase drinktec now also a marketing hub

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The visitors, the speakers and the sponsors – all were agreed the Innovation Flow Lounge, which premiered at drinktec 2013, was a resounding success. This new marketing platform increased the number of visitors from marketing and sales by eight percent. 12,000 visitors to drinktec were from this area. 3,344 visitors to drinktec, the “technology fair”, were pure marketing specialists. And, notably, almost all the visitors to the Innovation Flow Lounge gave a top overall rating to drinktec itself – clear indication that this event has successfully brought together technology and marketing. In addition to its tradition role as a technology
showcase, drinktec has therefore now taken on another function: as a marketing interface. (more…)

What happens at the “Point of Sale”?

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The new Innovation Flow Lounge during the five days at drinktec 2013, World’s Leading Trade Fair for the Beverage and Liquid Food Industry, proved to be not just a contact forum, but also an idea forum for marketing and launching new products. This was above all made clear at the Talking Table, the regulars’ table for daily panel discussions. Experts from marketing and technology discussed the trend to craft beers, the significance and possibilities of packaging, clever ideas for promoting sales as well as beverage innovations and extras. We have summarized the most important theses and statements below. (more…)