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24 Apr 2019
--- Serving a market the size of China with one type of milk tea is not viable as consumer preferences vary per region, according to recent FrieslandCampina Kievit research. Consumers are showing preferences for intense milk... Read More
24 Apr 2019
--- Venture capital firm Cultivian Sandbox Ventures has raised US$135 million in its third round of funding: Cultivian Sandbox Food & Agriculture Fund III. The VC firm invests in food and agriculture technology companies... Read More
24 Apr 2019
--- UK high-end grocer Marks and Spencer (M&S) has caused a stir among consumers after its own-label “Super Water,” a protein-packed, fruit-based drink, has been called out for containing an “unusual”... Read More
24 Apr 2019
--- Royal FrieslandCampina is to sell its cream liqueur manufacturing business in Rijkevoort to Dutch investment company Wagram Equity Partners. The deal is subject to the usual conditions, including the required regulatory... Read More
24 Apr 2019
--- A widely used agricultural neonicotinoid (pesticide) – also referred to as “neonic” – called clothianidin causes honey bees to become more susceptible to deadly varroa mites, according to a... Read More
23 Apr 2019
--- Despite the growing interest in plant-based diets, many consumers believe that meat, fish and eggs can be an essential part of a healthy and environmentally responsible diet, according to new global research from Cargill.... Read More
23 Apr 2019
--- Cheap broilers from discounters in Germany have been found to be 56 percent contaminated with germs that are resistant to antibiotics. More than one-in-three chickens are contaminated with germs that have resistance to... Read More
23 Apr 2019
--- The Kraft Heinz Company’s Board of Directors has appointed former Anheuser-Busch InBev executive Miguel Patricio as Chief Executive Officer effective July 1, 2019. Patricio will succeed Bernardo Hees, who will remain... Read More
19 Apr 2019
--- Transnational consumer goods company Unilever has announced its results for the first quarter of 2019, which show underlying sales growth of 3.1 percent led by its emerging market business which grew by 5 percent. Commenting... Read More
19 Apr 2019
--- This week in business, the UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) announced that Kraft Heinz would be joining its membership with immediate effect. This new membership is partly due to the tailored Brexit service the trade group... Read More
19 Apr 2019
--- Tate & Lyle is eyeing both Asian expansion opportunities and growth within specialty ingredients, as the company evolves ever further from its commodity roots. While Tate & Lyle’s Primary Products and Food... Read More
18 Apr 2019
--- Seasonal NPD allows companies to “get creative” within the confines of a specific theme and draw inspiration from tradition combined with trending themes. This Easter, companies have taken inspiration for this... Read More
18 Apr 2019
--- Measures taken last year to bolster the world’s largest food company Nestlé have started to pay off as the Swiss giant reports higher-than-expected growth for the first three months of 2019. As Nestlé... Read More
18 Apr 2019
--- Fruit flavors are expected to dominate, along with international cuisines and warming spices, according to the UK-based flavors company International Taste Solutions (ITS). As part of the drive to pinpoint flavor trends for... Read More
17 Apr 2019
--- Digital technologies are providing the tools to improve traceability, trust and ultimately shape food supply chains to withstand the predicted challenges of the future. A rapidly growing urban population and increased... Read More
17 Apr 2019
--- The Campbell Soup Company has found a buyer for Bolthouse Farms. Butterfly, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm specializing in the food sector, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bolthouse Farms for US$510... Read More
17 Apr 2019
--- Swiss cocoa manufacturer Barry Callebaut has established traceability for a third of its global cocoa volume. This is a key tool for the group to reach its Forever Chocolate commitment to make sustainable chocolate the norm... Read More
16 Apr 2019
--- Archer Daniels Midland’s (ADM) Wild Flavors and Specialty Ingredients Business Unit (WFSI) has launched micronized color powders made from coloring foodstuffs and paprika extract for particularly vibrant shades of... Read More
16 Apr 2019
--- Washington State University (WSU) researchers have found a new way to make food taste salty with less sodium chloride, the consumption of which has been tied to adverse health outcomes. In a paper published in the Journal of... Read More
15 Apr 2019
--- With the rapid growth of food start-ups, industrial giants are increasingly invested in promoting innovation across the food supply chain. This month, the Food & Beverage Innovation Forum 2019 (FBIF2019) will be held at... Read More
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