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Digitization brings Van Dijk Bakery up to speed

Van Dijk Bakery, a prominent family-owned business from Zwartsluis, Overijssel, has secured a strong position in the European private label confectionery market since 1931. The company, now led by the fourth generation, ..

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High-capacity industrial food slicers

30 May 2023

As the world leader in food cutting technology, Urschel is the #1 best-selling supplier of industrial food cutting machines in the world. Urschel designs, manufactures and markets precision high-capacity industrial slici...

The many benefits of an MES implementation

16 May 2023

MES stands for Manufacturing Execution System and is the digital link between the office environment and the production floor. There are several providers of MES Systems, each with its own focus in terms of functionaliti...

Smart robots to make a salad

02 May 2023

Picking and packaging a bunch of grapes with a robot already requires a lot of technology. But it can get even more complicated: automatically preparing a ready-to-eat salad. Researchers from Wageningen University & ...

GS1 and JoinData launch location register for agricultural sector

26 April 2023

GS1 Netherlands and JoinData are teaming up to create a single source for organisation and location data of agricultural companies in the Netherlands. This data will be centrally recorded based on GS1 standards, making i...

High food prices call for sharper management

18 April 2023

Companies in the food chain are facing rising costs due to inflation. Food price inflation rose to a record high of 18.4% in March 2023, while general inflation stood at 4.4%.  This is caused by delayed pass-thro...

MULTIVAC reveals new website and brand identity

11 April 2023

MULTIVAC launched a new brand identity in early March, bringing together all aspects of their expertise in packaging and processing solutions. The renewed website is now online and designed in this new corporate identity...

Roy Meenderink: The key for innovation

11 April 2023

"Are you that old already?" a customer asked me when I recently told them that I have been in the food industry for 38 years. But no, I simply started early. In all that time, I have seen a lot of product innovations pas...

Get a grip on food

11 April 2023

Hardly anywhere is getting a grip on your business processes as crucial, and at the same time as challenging, as in the food industry. This puts a continuous strain on your margins, on processes and on people - and thus ...

The barcode is 50 years old and the 2D barcode is on the rise

04 April 2023

Since its introduction in 1973, the barcode has been on more than 1 billion products. Although this technology has been among us for five decades, a promising future still lies ahead. The next generation of barcodes is p...

Marjolein Brasz - CEO Foodvalley

01 April 2023

By 2050, we want healthy, affordable, and delicious food. Sustainably produced. Of course, we won't reach that destination overnight. The current system is a result of decades, centuries of built up, the change will also...

Foodvalley up to the plate

01 April 2023

The aim is to get healthy, sustainable and efficiently produced food on our plates. Our experts identify promising opportunities at an early stage, with their sights set on 2050, but with application possibilities for to...

Foodvalley - international partnerships

01 April 2023

People around the world are working on themes similar to those of Foodvalley. It is crucial to identify what is relevant and initiate the right collaborations to accelerate and export concepts where appropriate. Paola...

Foodvalley - Join the journey

01 April 2023

Our mission: In 2050 the food system needs to offer food security to 10 billion people worldwide. Tasty, affordable, healthy and sustainable food, produced with respect for animals and our planet.  It is a major ...

Opportunities and challenges of blockchain for agri-food

21 March 2023

What are the most recent developments in the realm of blockchain applications? What opportunities and challenges does the technology present to the agri-food sector in the Netherlands? And what would help blockchain appl...

Packaging: sustainable versus political gain

06 March 2023

The European Commission is 'through with it': the EU's packaging waste policy has failed. That is why the EU is intervening with new legislation. Which is SO detailed that it is going to have a lot of impact on the food ...