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Brits to spend seven times their weekly grocery budget on festive food

Press Release Brits to spend seven times their weekly grocery budget on festive food Media Links LONDON – 6 December 2018 – Brits will splash out on festive indulgences this year, spending an average of £166 per person on their Christmas groceries. The research from shopping and fundraising platform, Give as you Live , has found that the amount is seven times more per person than the average weekly spend on household food and drinks*. Britain’s biggest festive food spenders City Average spend per person London £199 Bristol £188 Southampton £187 Brighton £182 Aberdeen £181 Birmingham £180 Chelmsford £173 Portsmouth £172 Manchester £170 Newcastle £170 Merry men and lavish Londoners spend the most The survey also revealed that men are likely to want a few more pigs in blankets than women, as they are expected to splash out an average of £177 per person on food during the festive season, above women’s £154 per person. Across the cities, London and Bristol are the bigg..

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IFCO donates environmentally friendly RPCs worldwide

Press Release IFCO donates environmentally friendly RPCs worldwide Media Links IFCO SYSTEMS supports food banks worldwide by provisioning free RPCs and co-financing refrigerated vans PULLACH, GERMANY, 11. December 2018: Since the beginning of its initiative for the support of food banks in 2009, IFCO SYSTEMS, the leading global provider of reusable packaging solutions, has donated more than 280,000 RPCs (Reusable Plastic Containers) to food banks. In addition, the company supports food banks with voluntary work and by co-financing refrigerated vans. “A better supply chain serves us all. This is why we support food banks around the globe with our RPCs to optimize their supply chain processes – enabling them to better fulfill their mission every day, and yet reduce waste,” said Wolfgang Orgeldinger, CEO of IFCO SYSTEMS. “IFCO is pleased to support the food banks in their endeavors to help those in need. Since we started our initiative in 2009, IFCO has not only provided ..

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Smithfield Foods Takes Major Step in Cloud Journey by Moving SAP Workloads to Virtustream Enterprise Cloud

Press Release Smithfield Foods Takes Major Step in Cloud Journey by Moving SAP Workloads to Virtustream Enterprise Cloud Media Links Virtustream helps food giant achieve multi-cloud strategy to manage mission-critical applications, saving $3M in total IT costs London, UK – 24th January 2019 - Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud company and a Dell Technologies business, today announced that Smithfield Foods, Inc., a $15 billion global food company, has successfully completed the migration of all SAP systems onto a single, unified S4/HANA SAP platform on Virtustream Enterprise Cloud. According to research from Forrester, 86 percent of organisations describe their cloud strategy as multi-cloud today. While 58 percent of those organisations are looking for improved performance with their multi-cloud strategy, 52 percent are looking to achieve cost savings. By consolidating their SAP applications onto Virtustream Enterprise Cloud, Smithfield is realising both goals, wh..

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Now bring us some figgy pudding! Brits think dads, husbands and boyfriends eat the most on Christmas Day

Press Release Now bring us some figgy pudding! Brits think dads, husbands and boyfriends eat the most on Christmas Day Media Links London (18 December 2018) – Apart from opening presents, an integral part of the British Christmas Day is eating, and new research has found that Brits think certain family members eat more than others on the day. Give as you Live surveyed 2,000 British consumers about their grocery and eating habits during the festive season and found that more than a quarter of Brits think their husband or boyfriend (27%) is the biggest Christmas eater, while a further 26% say it’s dad. The nation’s biggest eaters on Christmas Day Husband (or boyfriend) 27% Dad 26% Oldest sibling 15% Youngest sibling 9% Wife (or girlfriend) 8% Mum 7% Middle sibling 5% Grandpa 3% Grandma 1% The oldest sibling might also be the one to blame for scoffing the last of the pigs in blankets, as 15% of Brits say that they are the ones eat..

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South Korea’s Homeplus joins EMD

Press Release South Korea’s Homeplus joins EMD Media Links Cooperation will start in the private label businessGlobal supply chains offer increased opportunities for growth to the distributors and industrial partners involved – retail customers benefit from a larger assortment variety Pfäffikon, Switzerland: The European Marketing Distribution AG (EMD) welcomes a new partner: Homeplus Co. Ltd, Korea’s second largest retailer, is from now on closely cooperating in the sourcing of private label products with the leading European associated group. The agreement signed on Wednesday 23 January in Zürich by Homeplus’ CEO Lim Il-Soon provides also for the option of cooperation in other areas of intercontinental cooperation. Homeplus, founded in 1997, is the second largest company in the South Korean retailer market with a turnover of 9.7 billion US dollars (2017). The Homeplus Group owned by the Asian private equity firm MBK Partners operates currently 752 retail outlets and e..

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Getronics wins major global contract with Intersnack

Press Release Getronics wins major global contract with Intersnack Media Links Seven-year ICT services contract spans 23 countries and 10,000 staff London, UK – 11th February 2019 – Global ICT services provider Getronics has won a major seven-year contract with savoury snack leader Intersnack, the holding company behind more than 20 well-known brands, including Hula Hoops, funny-frisch, Chio, McCoys, POM-BÄR, KP nuts, Estrella, Vico, and ültje. Getronics logoGetronics will deliver and manage end-to-end global IT infrastructure, including Service Integration & Management (SIAM), end-user computing services, networking, hardware and software, security and service desk. This infrastructure will provide the essential foundation on which Infor, Intersnack’s chosen provider to deliver their ERP cloud applications migration project, will provide a business process solution. Intersnack has grown both organically as well as through several acquisitions, bringing a variety of ec..

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IFCO awarded as German Innovation Leader

Press Release IFCO awarded as German Innovation Leader Media Links Pullach – 06. March 2019: IFCO SYSTEMS, the leading global provider of reusable packaging solutions for fresh foods, has been recognized by the F.A.Z. Institute as an innovation leader in Germany. IFCO ranked a top position in the category “Conveying, Packing, Storage”. The award proves the innovative strength of IFCO and its reusable plastic containers (RPCs). For the study “Deutschlands Innovationsführer” (Germany’s Innovation Leaders), 33,000 German companies were analysed with regard to their innovative strength. The study is based on data from the European Patent Office and was conducted by Prognos on behalf of the F.A.Z. Institute and in cooperation with the IMWF Institute for Management and Economic Research. “Our spirit is to improve our products and services towards a better supply chain that serves all. We are very proud that the F.A.Z. Institute has recognized our innovative power and named us..

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IFCO acquisition by Triton and ADIA has been finalized

Press Release IFCO acquisition by Triton and ADIA has been finalized Media Links Munich, June 3, 2019: IFCO SYSTEMS, the leading global provider of reusable packaging solutions for fresh foods, announced that the acquisition by Triton and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has been finalized on May 31, 2019. The two investment companies acquired IFCO for an enterprise value of US$ 2.51 billion. This makes IFCO a fully independent company, able to act agile and flexibly and to offer the industry’s most efficient and sustainable fresh foods packaging solutions. Brambles, the former parent company of IFCO, acquired IFCO in March 2011. Since then, IFCO has grown to be the global market leader for reusable plastic containers (RPCs) for fresh foods. Today, IFCO has 32 subsidiaries around the world, which serve more than 320 retailers and over 14,000 producers in over 50 countries. The company operates more than 75 service centers and a global pool of over 290 million RPCs..

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Just Eat launches gift card offering with epay

Press Release Just Eat launches gift card offering with epay Media Links London, UK, 19 June, 2019: Just Eat, a leading global hybrid marketplace for online food delivery, has unveiled its first ever gift card offering in the UK in partnership with provider epay, a specialist in electronic payment and prepaid solutions. The UK is the first of Just Eat’s markets to offer the gift card proposition with epay, which will be available to both consumers and corporate customers. The partnership will be rolled out across further markets globally, starting later this year. Just Eat Gift CardCustomers will be able to purchase both physical and digital gift cards, initially through the Just Eat website. The cards will then be rolled out across major UK retailers over the next 12 months, with denominations of £15, £20, £25, £30, £40 and £50. Gift cards are a high-value and growing market, with more than 7 in 10 consumers in the UK having purchased at least one gift card in the pas..

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San Benedetto aims to improve digital processes with Panasonic TOUGHBOOK devices

Press Release San Benedetto aims to improve digital processes with Panasonic TOUGHBOOK devices Media Links Italian beverage company San Benedetto adopts rugged Panasonic TOUGHBOOK tablets for efficient production line management, as part of the company's digitisation process. BRACKNELL, UK. 1st August 2019 – San Benedetto, a leading company in the non-alcoholic beverage sector in Italy, has issued its production line employees with 65 Panasonic TOUGHBOOK A2 10,1’’ fully rugged tablets for use in its factories. The company, with 2,000 employees globally, operates in more than 100 countries and has a production capacity of 4.6 billion bottles per year. The devices, which help San Benedetto take a major step towards a paperless work environment, will be used in its production lines, with the aim of simplifying processes and operations and increasing productivity. San Benedetto adopts Panasonic TOUGHBOOK tabletsUnrivalled ergonomic design In its commitment to safeguar..

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