Growing Sustainability Concerns Will Shape the Indian Soft Drinks Industry

Ethical living is a crucial trend currently influencing consumer preferences and driving new product development in soft drinks in India, according to global market...

New Age Beverages Expands Partnership with Nestle

Organic and natural products company New Age Beverages is set to expand its partnership with Nestle, broadening their license agreement on NESTEA to include...

NZ’s Fonterra Raises Farmgate Milk Price Forecast

The world's biggest dairy exporter Fonterra on Tuesday increased the 2019-2020 guidance range for the price it pays farmers to procure milk, saying it...

Kantar Case Study – Pepsico: Overcoming Barriers for Snacks

Sometimes a product just seems to have reached saturation in its market. For no obvious reason, it’s just not clear how to encourage people...

La Boulangère & Co. Opens New Baked Goods Factory in France

French baked goods company La Boulangère & Co. has opened its 7th factory in the northwestern town of La Chaize-le-Vicompte, according to local press...

Sacco Partners with Jebsen and Jessen Ingredients to Expand Dairy Product Reach in Asia

Sacco S.r.l. Cadorago, Italy and Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients announced a new partnership that will see Sacco’s Dairy culture and probiotic dairy products distributed...

Upfield Group Acquires Arivia, Producer of Plant-Based Cheese

Upfield Group B.V., plantbased butter and spreads, today announced that one of its group companies, Upfield Europe B.V. has entered into a share purchase...

INSIGHT-Plastic Bottles vs Aluminum Cans: Who’ll Win the Global Water Fight?

* Companies under pressure after scenes of plastics in oceans * Danone joins Coke, Pepsi in shifting some plastic to cans * Recycling rates much higher...

Zero-Sugar Sodas, Smaller Soft Drink Cans Drive Coca-Cola Revenue Beat

Coca-Cola Co beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue on Friday as customers took to smaller-sized cans of its sodas, including Coca-Cola Zero Sugar,...

Ball Corp. Investing USD 200 Mln. in Massive Push Behind Aluminum Cups

Aluminum packaging supplier Ball Corporation has announced it will be investing USD 200 million to build a new facility for the production of aluminum...

Sodiaal Investing EUR 10 Mln. in New French Cheese Line

French dairy co-op Sodiaal’s will be installing a new production line at its cheese factory La Fromagerie de Saint-Flour. At a cost of EUR 10...

Danone Sees 3% LFL Sales Growth in Q3

Consolidated sales up by +3.7% on a reported basis to €6,418m in third quarter Third consecutive quarter of like-for-like sales growth acceleration: +3.0% in Q3 Very...

Pernod Ricard Considers U.S. Price Hike to Offset Trade Tariffs

* Q1 sales up 1.3% on underlying basis vs 3.3% consensus * Pernod Ricard mulls price hikes in U.S. post tariffs * Keeps guidance which notably...

Denmark: Cosucra to Open a Second Pea Processing Plant

After having completed in 2018 a €35 million investment in the extension of its pea plant in Belgium, COSUCRA is now in a position...

Qatar’s Dairy Company Baladna to Raise Around $392 Mln in IPO

Qatari company Baladna, which has built a dairy business in the desert following a trade embargo by Saudi Arabia and its allies, will launch...

Nestle Revamps Waters Business as Organic Growth Slows

* Organic growth slows in Q3 from strong Q2 * Plans to return 20 billion Swiss francs to shareholders * Revamps waters business, creates strategy unit...

New Zealand Milk Production Worries Bolster Milk Powder Futures

Whole milk powder futures held their ground, amid mixed ideas on New Zealand milk production at its seasonal high, and despite a sluggish performance...

Pernod Ricard Q1 Sales Growth Slows as China and India Decelerate

* Pernod under pressure from investment group Elliott * Q1 sales up 1.3% on underlying basis * China and India show signs of slowdown (Adds detail...

Refresco Forms Strategic Partnership with PepsiCo in Spain

Refresco has reached a strategic agreement with PepsiCo for the production of part of the PepsiCo beverages volume in Spain effective 1 November 2019. Refresco...

USA: LaClare Family Creamery Invests USD 10 Mln Doubling Operational Footprint

Wisconsin based LaClare Family Creamery has completed a USD 10 million expansion adding 28,000 square feet to its goat cheese operations. The expansion, the...

French Confectioner Fights to Save Christmas from the Brexit Grinch

* Confectioner says a third of British orders brought forward * UK retailers stockpiling ahead of Oct 31 Brexit deadline * Extra workers, night shifts mean...

Rabobank: Investing in Cheese Is Still a Good Bet

Investing in cheese manufacturing remains a good opportunity, according to the most recent RaboResearch dairy report “Global Cheese Trade Dynamics: Investing in Cheese Is...

Futura Foods Acquires GRH Food Company

Production at GRH Foods North Wales cheese facility is set to restart having been acquired by Futura Food UK Limited (‘Futura’). GRH went into...

Brazil: Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group Acquires Coffee Company Cafe Pacaembu

Producer and processer of roasted coffee Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group has acquired Cafe Pacaembu Ltda through its Brazilian subsidiary. No financial details have been...

Pork Brand Snaffling Pig Raises GBP 1.28 Mln in Crowdcube Round

Premium food and drink brand Snaffling Pig has closed its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube securing GBP 1,286,000 in total funding. Starting as a a...

European Innovators Target the ‘Chocoisseurs’

There is no arguing that Europeans love their chocolate: on average three-quarters of consumers include chocolate in a typical grocery basket, while per capita...

KIND Announces Acquisition of Better-For-You Snacking Company Creative Snacks Co.

Today, KIND Healthy Snacks announced the acquisition of Creative Snacks Co., a family owned better-for-you snack manufacturer based in North Carolina. Creative Snacks' award-winning...

Chocolate Makers Face Ethical Branding Dilemma

Ivory Coast and Ghana's threat to possibly halt the cocoa industry's ethical branding schemes poses a major risk to chocolate makers operating in Western...

Welsh Dairy Farmers Scramble To Find Buyers As Tomlinson’s Dairies Closes

Welsh dairy farmers have been desperately looking for new milk buyers after the suspected collapse of Tomlinson’s Dairies. The plant at Minera near Wrexham buys...

Tyson’s Food Waste Fighting Brand Yappah Shutting Down

Yappah Brand launched by Tyson Innovation Lab in May 2018 has shut down. The brand that upcycled chicken breast trim to protein crisps posted...

UK: Rebel Kitchen and Nurture Brands to Merge

From January 2020 Rebel Kitchen will join Emily and Ape as part of Nurture Brands to creating a plant-based snack and beverage business. Rebel Kitchen’s...

Diageo Opens New Innovation and Research Centre in Scotland

The new £6.4 million laboratory will be the new home for teams working on science, technology and innovation projects across the drinks industry supply...

Mintel: ITC’s Whipped Coffee Paste Aims to Disrupt India’s Instant Coffee Segment

The entry of coffee chains such as Starbucks, Cafe Coffee Day, Costa Coffee and Barista over the past few years has played a crucial...

Campbell Completes Sale of European Chips Business to Valeo Foods

Campbell Soup Company announced it has completed the sale of its European Chips Business to Valeo Foods, a portfolio company of CapVest Partners LLP,...

CEO Michele Buck Elected Chairman Of The Hershey Company

The Hershey Company has announced that its Board of Directors has elected Michele Buck as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Hershey...

Fraser & Neave Holdings to Spend USD 50 Mln on Capacity Expansion Projects

Malaysian diary manufacturer, Fraser & Neave Holdings said it will be investing RM 180 million (USD 50.1 million) to expand the company’s production capacity...

9 Liquid Milk Startups Reportedly Chosen for Real California Milk Accelerator Program

14 October 2019- Industry press are reporting that the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) has chosen the nine startups which will go on to...

Dean Foods to Leave IDFA

Dean Foods is set to part ways with the International Dairy Foods Association, press sources report, ending its relationship with the organisation over its...

Orkla Latvia Invests in Laima Facility

Orkla Latvia has invested EUR 800 thousand in equipment at its Laima production facility. The investment will go towards oven facilities to bake wafer...

Flora Owner in Talks to Buy Vegan Cheese Company Violife Foods

The owner of Flora, Country Crock and I Can’t Believe Its Not Butter, Upfield, is in talks to acquire vegan cheese company Violife Foods,...

Symrise Invests EUR 3 Mln Expanding Innovation Centre in Indonesia

Symrise has invested EUR 3 million expanding its Jakarta innovation centre significantly expanding the laboratory capacity for taste as well as fragrance and care. The...

Carlsberg a Step Closer to Creating ‘Paper’ Beer Bottle

Carlsberg Group has today updated on its journey to create the world's first 'paper' beer bottle made from sustainably-sourced wood fibres that is both...

Valeo Foods Buys 2 Sisters Christmas Puddings Business for GBP 67 Mln

2 Sisters Food Group can confirm it has entered into a binding contract for the sale of its Matthew Walker Christmas puddings business to...

Israel: Future Meat to Build World’s First Cultured Meat Production Facility

After closing a Series A funding round worth USD 14 million, Israeli company Future Meat Technologies said it now plans to build the world's...

Coca-Cola to “Rethink” Drinks Recipes in Singapore as Country Plans Sugar Tax

The Coca-Cola Company reportedly welcomed plans by Singapore to introduce taxes on sugary drinks makers, saying that it will be “rethinking” the recipes of...

Snacks: PE Firm VMG Partners Acquires Popchips

VMG Partners has acquired the better-for-you snack brand popchips for an undisclosed amount. The deal marks the launch of the company’s branded snacking platform,...

UK: Dairy Ingredients Supplier Meadow Foods Acquires Nimbus Foods

Meadow Foods, the UK’s leading supplier of dairy based ingredients to the food industry, announces the acquisition of Nimbus Foods Limited. The announcement is...

FrieslandCampina’s Deal with Royal A-ware Allows for Mozzarella Expansion

Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. has entered into an agreement with Royal A-ware for the production and supply of mozzarella cheese. FrieslandCampina expects to be ready...

Pernod Ricard Completes Acquisition of Castle Brands

Pernod Ricard and Castle Brands Inc. announced today the successful completion of the acquisition of Castle Brands by a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard S.A.,...

Nestle Develops Vegan Alternatives to Cheese and Bacon

Nestle announced today that it has developed vegan alternatives to cheese and bacon, designed to complement its existing plant-based burger patties. This makes it...

Pakistan: Nestle Opens New USD 22 Mln Juice Plant

Nestle Pakistan has opened its USD 22 million Nestle Fruita Vitals plant at the Sheikhupura Factory. The plant will manufacture Nestle's ranges of juices...

Euromonitor: Central American Beverage Trends in 2019

The Central American markets are an emerging focus for soft drink companies around the world. Mexico is the sixth largest market for soft drinks...

Grupo Bimbo Buys Cerealto Siro Foods Paterna Bread Business

Bakery Iberian Investments, a Grupo Bimbo subsidiary, has reached an agreement to acquire Paterna, including the plant, from Cerealto Siro Foods. No financial details...

Mintel: Coca-Cola Moves with New Energy

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola Australia released its first energy drink, Coca-Cola Energy, supported by a major campaign. The integrated marketing campaign for the new drink...

Fonterra Appoints Fraser Whineray in Newly Created Role of COO

Fonterra is pleased to announce the appointment of Fraser Whineray to its management team in the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer, starting...

Vester Capital take Minority Stake in Clean-Label Brand Simple Mills

Vestar Capital Partners today announced that it is has entered into an agreement to make a minority investment in Simple Mills, the number one...

UK: Warburtons Bakery Almost at the Point of Compostable Packaging

In a radio interview with BBC Radio 5 Live Jonathan Warburton, Chairman of Warburtons, revealed the company is almost at the point of being...

Vion Launches Start-Up for Alternative Proteins

The demand for alternative proteins is growing. Vion invests in demand-driven chains. Alongside the sustainable production of traditional meat, a new part of the organisation,...

Coca-Cola Amatil Opens New Bottling Technology Line to Cut Plastics Use By 1,000 Tonnes...

Coca-Cola Amatil will reduce its plastics use by a further 1,000 tonnes a year with the opening of a new high-tech bottling line in...

Mintel: Soft Drinks Can Fill the Gap for Alcohol Alternatives in Brazil

According to a survey conducted by Brazil’s Ministry of Health, more than half of the Brazilian adult population is overweight. Consumers put the culprit...

USD 31 Mln. Upgrades to Boost Sustainability at Frito-Lay Plant in CA

04 October 2019- Nearly USD 31 million will be invested in transportation and infrastructure upgrades at the Frito-Lay production plant in Modesto, California to...

Coca-Cola Unveils Sample Bottles Made from Marine Plastic

Coca-Cola has unveiled a sample bottle produced using 25% marine plastic, using marine litter that has been successfully recycled and reused. “About 300 sample bottles...

Agropur Names Emile Cordeau as CEO

Agropur Cooperative announces the appointment of Mr. Émile Cordeau as Chief Executive Officer effective October 15, 2019. In view of other opportunities for Mr....

Cheesed Off European Dairy Producers Dismayed at U.S. Tariffs

European cheese makers complained on Thursday of being held "hostage" in a transatlantic trade battle that had nothing to do with them after the...

Symrise’s Predictive Model Supports the Development and Modification of Milk Chocolate

Symrise’s “Milk Chocolate Mania” project, combining sensory and consumer research, is set to support producers of milk chocolate in Germany. The Predictive model, the...

Unilever Completes Sale of Alsa

Unilever announced today that, further to the announcement made on 9th February 2018, it has completed the sale of Alsa

Skim Milk Powder Prices Hit 4-Year High, Amid ‘Voracious’ Chinese Demand

Skim milk powder prices outperformed at GlobalDairyTrade, hitting a four-year high amid talk of “strong and persistent” demand for the product in Europe, and...

US: PepsiCo Investing USD 70 Mln Expanding Capacity at Frito Lay Plant

PepsiCo is investing USD 70 million in its Frito Lay Frankfort Indiana facility adding a new snacks line and expanding warehouse space local press...

Bidfood KSA to Distribute for General Mills Supplying Haagen-Dazs and Green Giant in Saudi...

Bidfood KSA, (Al Diyafa Company for Catering Services), the KSA’s multi-channel foodservice distributor, today announced that the company has struck an exclusive agreement with...

American Dairy Coop UDA and FrieslandCampina Partner in Dairy Ingredient Production

The American dairy cooperative United Dairymen of Arizona (UDA) will partner with FrieslandCampina to bring lactoferrin to the market. This partnership has a capacity...

France: Pernod and Ricard to Merge Creating Single Company

The Ricard and Pernod companies have today presented the “Reconquer!” project to their Employee Representative Bodies and their entire staff. This initiative is in...

Italy’s Illycaffe Sets Five Year Target for U.S. Expansion

Italy's Illycaffe could reach its goal of opening 200 cafes in the United States within five years as part of a broader drive to...

Scotland: Muller Confirms Review to Tackle Growing Milk Surplus

Fresh milk processor Müller Milk & Ingredients has warned Scottish dairy farmers who supply the company that a 25% surge in farm milk production...

Frank Hoogland to Leave the HOCHDORF Group at the End of March 2020

Frank Hoogland, Managing Director of the Baby Care Division of the HOCHDORF Group and a member of the group’s senior management team will leave...

Ireland: Glanbia Plans to Expand R&D Operations

Irish nutrition group Glanbia plans to extend operations at its Ballyragget site extending research and development capabilities there. According to the planning application lodged with...

UK: Dr. Oetker Acquires Cake Craft World

Dr. Oetker has acquired UK specialist baking company Cake Craft World for an undisclosed amount. It is understood on completion of acquisition Cake Craft...

Bridor Invests USD 40 Mln Expanding Bakery Plant

Quebec based baked goods manufacturer Bridor is investing USD 40 million doubling the area of its Boucherville bakery, increasing production capacity by 80%. Bridor manufactures...

Mondelez Piloting New Snacks Featuring Barry Callebault’s Cacaofruit Experience

Mondelez International, through its innovations and ventures arm, SnackFutures will be piloting two new products featuring Barry Callebault’s “Cacaofruit Experience”, a new range of...

AB InBev Asia Unit Gains 4% in Hong Kong Debut After Relaunching IPO

* Shares rise to as much as HK$28.10 vs IPO price of HK$27/share * AB InBev raised about $5 billion from Asia-Pacific unit IPO Shares in...

Fonterra’s August Milk Output in New Zealand Inches Up

Fonterra said on Monday that milk production in August in New Zealand rose marginally, amid slightly higher rainfall and better pasture cover. New Zealand milk...

Mintel: Sprite Gets Healthy with Coconut Variant

Earlier this year, soft drink brand Sprite extended its healthy product line-up in China with the launch of Sprite Coconut. Sprite Coconut leverages the concept...

Nestle to Introduce Paper Straws in Indonesia and Malaysia

Nestlé is introducing paper straws for its packaged drinks in Indonesia and Malaysia, replacing plastic straws. This is another step forward in Nestlé's ambition...

Grupo Bimbo Reorganising Spanish Unit to Adapt to Market Demand

Barcelona based Bimbo Donuts Iberia is set to move forward with a reorganisation plan that includes redundancy, citing economic, organisational and production reasons, local...

Illycaffe Seeks U.S. Retail Partner to Expand its Coffee Cafe Network

Premium coffee maker Illycaffe is ready to sell a stake in the Italian company to a strategic partner to help it boost its retail...

McDonald’s Joins Beyond Meat Bandwagon with Canada Tests

McDonald's Corp will test a new "plant, lettuce and tomato" sandwich using Beyond Meat's patties in some restaurants in Canada next week, following major...

Sustainability and Health Concerns Driving European Consumers Away from Meat

While meat sales volumes globally have increased by 8% between 2013 and 2018, and are expected to continue growing into the near future, Europe...

Nestle Expands Plant-Based Range in USA Switzerland

Nestlé is expanding its plant-based food range in the United States, its largest market, and in its home country of Switzerland. The launches come just...

USA: McDonald’s Enters Agreement with Keurig Dr Pepper for McCafe Packaged Coffee

McDonald's USA (MCD) and Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) today announced a long-term master licensing and distribution agreement for McCafé packaged coffee in the U.S....

PepsiCo to Stop Snacks Production in the Philippines

Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Incorporated (PCPPI) is set to close down its snack production line to focus on its core business, local press reports. PCPPI...

ACCC Will Not Oppose Saputo Cheese Deal with Lion

The ACCC has decided it will not oppose the proposed acquisition of Lion Dairy & Drinks’ Tasmanian-based cheese business by Saputo Dairy Australia. Saputo is...

Fonterra Announces Consolidation of Specialty Cheese Making Facilities

Fonterra has today announced plans to consolidate its specialty cheese making facilities, resulting in the closure of its Te Roto factory. Currently the Co-operative has...

UK: Popcorn Maker Thomas Tucker Enters Administration

Nottingham based popcorn manufacturer Thomas Tucker has entered administration, local press reports 64 people will lose their jobs. The company, established in 1988, supplies popcorn,...

Nestle Expands Milo Factory in Malaysia

Nestlé Malaysia today launched its expanded Chembong Factory in Negeri Sembilan, to establish the facility as the world’s largest MILO Manufacturing site and global...

Plant-Based Egg Maker Gains From Non-Animal Food Buzz but Lower Costs Key

Plant-based food startup JUST, shortly to launch its egg substitute in Europe as animal alternatives catch on, sees cutting costs as key to leaping...

Nestle Investing EUR 1.9 Mln in Condensed Milk Facility

Nestle is investing around EUR 1.9 million in its Spanish condensed milk factory in Pontecesures, constructing two new filling lines. The Pontecesures factory manufactures both...

Dairy Prices ‘To Stay Firm’- but Could Prove Volatile, Says Rabobank

Dairy prices will “remain firm” well into 2020, Rabobank said, viewing the market as “tighter than previously expected”, although cautioning over the threat of...

Cargill Invests USD 5 Mln to Meet Market Demand for Reduced Sugar Chocolate

Cargill has invested $5 million in its site in Mouscron (Belgium) to enhance its capabilities for producing chocolate with lower sugar levels. The investment...

Grays Peak Capital Acquires Baby and Toddler Food Brand NurturMe(R)

Grays Peak Capital purchased the NurturMe Brand, an emerging leader in the organic baby and toddler food category, for an undisclosed sum. Nurturme is...

New Zealand’s Fonterra Sells Its 50% Stake in DFE Pharma for $400 Million

New Zealand's Fonterra on Wednesday agreed to sell its 50% stake in DFE Pharma for NZ$633 million ($400.37 million) as the world's biggest dairy...

Nestle Waters NA Names New Chief Financial Officer

Nestle Waters North America today announced that Vivek Bedi will be appointed to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective December 1, 2019....

Connell Expands Food Offerings with Acquisition of Inno-Cosmic, Nation Maple in Malaysia

Connell, a Wilbur-Ellis company and a leading marketer and distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in Asia-Pacific, announces today the acquisition of the assets...

USA: Idaho Milk Products Completes USD 30 Mln Expansion

Dairy Producer Idaho Milk Products has completed a USD 30 million expansion at its Jerome facility increasing its production capacity by a third, from...

Campbell Completes Sale of Kelsen Group

Campbell Soup Company announced today that it has completed the sale of Kelsen Group to a Ferrero affiliated company for a purchase price of...

Israel: Strauss Group Tackles Excessive Sugar in Milk Chocolate with New Bar

Israel’s Strauss Group is the latest food manufacturer to take on excessive sugar in milk chocolate, with the company recently announcing the creation of...

Oatly to Open Manufacturing Plant in the Netherlands

Swedish oat milk company Oatly is opening a processing facility in Vlissingen, the Netherlands according to local press sources. It is understood to be the...

INSIGHT: US Consumers Raise Concerns about Healthiness of Ultraprocessed Veggie Burgers

New generation veggie burger companies Beyond Meat and Impossible Burger are disrupting the veggie burger and alternative meat industry, and other companies such as...

A2 Milk Company Names Race Strauss as Next CFO

The a2 Milk Company has announced Race Strauss will be joining the company as the Chief Financial Officer during the second half of FY20. Chief...

UK: Nestle Launches D2C with KitKat Chocolatory

The KitKat Chocolatory will arrive in 30 John Lewis & Partners shops across the UK and at York’s Chocolate Story later this week before...

Synlait Opens Nutritional Powder Manufacturing Facility in Waikato

Synlait’s nutritional powder manufacturing facility in Pokeno, Waikato is operational having processed the first milk received at the facility. The facility, the company said, will...

PHE Report Shows Further Sugar Reduction Progress by Food Industry

Soft Drinks Industry Levy data shows a 28.8% reduction per 100ml in retailer own-brand and manufacturer-branded products. Public Health England (PHE) has published its second-year...

Ireland: Aurivo Invests EUR 6 Mln in Dairy Processing Plant

Irish co-op Aurivo has invested EUR 6 million to create a sustainable liquid milk facility at its Killygordon site, Co Donegal. The investment, the...

Muller Confirms Closure of Aberdeen Depot

Muller Milk and Ingredients has confirmed it will close its depot in Aberdeen, the decision comes after a month-long review that concluded the site...

Perricone Juices Acquires Florida-Based Lambeth Groves

Beaumont Juice, Inc. (d/b/a Perricone Juices) announced today that it has agreed to purchase all of the remaining shares of United Juice Companies of...

Beyond Meat Rival Impossible Foods Readies for Retail Debut in California

Impossible Foods said it would sell its vegan burgers at 27 outlets of Gelson's Markets in California starting Friday, as it looks to catch...

Turkish Dried Fruit and Nuts Firm Builds New Plant with EBRD Loan

Turkish exporter of organic dried fruits and nuts, Isik Organic, is set to expand production and reduce waste with a EUR 16 million loan...

Fairfield Gourmet Food Corporation Acquires Foxtail Foods

Since 1986, Foxtail Foods has been known for its high quality desserts and is an exclusive supplier to Perkins Restaurant & Bakery and Marie...

USA: Flowers Bakery to Close Alabama Facility

Flowers Bakery is set to stop production at its Opelika, Alabama facility in December due to production inefficiencies and reduced volume, according to local...

Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Readies for Next Growth Phase with New CEO

Colorado based frozen Greek yogurt company Yasso has announced it is opening a new headquarters office in Bolder with a new CEO. The Yasso...

The Good Food Institute to Award USD 3 Mln. to Alternative Meat Research Projects

19 September 2019- Plant-based and cell-based meat advocates The Good Food Institute is launching round two of its competitive research grant program. With over USD...

Coca-Cola European Partners to Remove 4,000 Tonnes of Single-Use Plastic in Western Europe

Coca-Cola European Partners, will be replacing plastic shrink wrap with cardboard for its can multipacks across Western Europe, removing approximately 4,000 tonnes of single-use...

Coca-Cola HBC Buys Italian Premium Mineral Water Maker Lurisia

Coca-Cola HBC, which bottles Coca-Cola products in Europe, has agreed to buy Italian mineral water maker and sparkling beverage company Lurisia in a deal...

Romania: Danone Invests EUR 3 Mln in Organic Dairy Production Line

Danone Romania is due to start producing organic dairy products in its Bucharest facility by the end of October having invested over EUR 3...

Meiji Holdings Establishes China-Based Company, Meiji Dairies

Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. has announced the establishment of Meiji Dairies a China-based company that will produce and sell Meiji’s milk and yogurt products....

Canada: Molson Coors Opens USD 226 Mln Facility

Molson Coors Canada has officially opened its newest modern brewery in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia at Chilliwack. This CAD 300 million facility...

Market Opportunity Analysis: Cold Brew and Iced Coffee in Brazil

Ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee is the leading growth format for coffee at retail in the United States. This is highly unusual and has inspired companies...

Angry Farmers to Face Off with NZ’s Fonterra Over Financial Woes

Fonterra , the world's biggest dairy exporter, will face off this month with farmer shareholders angry about the New Zealand company's ill-fated foreign expansion...

Budweiser APAC Launches Second IPO Attempt, Targets up to $6.6 Bln

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV kicked off a second attempt to spin off its Asian business in Hong Kong with the launch of an IPO on...

Eastside Distilling Acquires Azunia Tequila

Eastside Distilling, Inc.  today announced the acquisition of Azuñia Tequila from Intersect Beverage. Azuñia Tequila offers four premium tequila products; Blanco Organic Tequila, Reposado...

Keurig Dr Pepper Creating New Pennsylvania Operations

Keurig Dr Pepper  today announced plans to develop a new, state-of-the-art production and warehouse facility in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The Company is expected to invest...

In a First for French Dairy, Lactalis and Producer’s Union Settle on Price Formula...

16 September 2019- Dairy giant Lactalis and the French union representing the farmers supplying it (UNELL) have concluded an accord for a milk price...

Zubrowka Vodka Joins Coca-Cola Amatil Portfolio

Coca-Cola Amatil has strengthened its premium spirits portfolio with the addition of Zubrowka Vodka. The new Australia-wide distribution agreement means that from 1 October 2019,...

PepsiCo Accelerates Plastic Waste Reduction

PepsiCo, Inc. announced a new target to reduce 35% of virgin plastic content across its beverage portfolio by 2025, which equates to the elimination...

Asia Pacific: Coffee Broadens Its Appeal with Fruit

The pairing of coffee and juice might sound unusual but it has the potential to attract more consumers, especially the younger generation, to the...

Cake And Bread Manufacturer Finsbury Says Looking At UK Sources For Products Ahead Of...

Finsbury Food Group PLC: * FY pre-tax profit rose 203 percent to 13.6 million STG * FY revenue rose 3.8 percent to 315.3 million STG * FY...

China Mengniu Plans to Buy Infant Formula Maker Bellamy’s for $983 Mln

China Mengniu Dairy Co unveiled a plan to buy infant formula maker Bellamy's Australia Ltd for A$1.43 billion ($983 million), a lifeline for a...

Brenntag Signs EMEA Distribution Agreement with Axiom Foods

Brenntag Food & Nutrition has signed an agreement with Axiom Foods for the distribution of its plant-based products in EMEA, excluding UK & Ireland....

Nigeria: Arla to Invest in Milk Collection from 1,000 Smallholder Farmers

13 September 2019- European dairy firm Arla has announced a new initiative to support the sector in Nigeria wherein it commits to purchase, collect,...

Alcohol: C&C Group to Move Listing to UK

13 September 2019- Irish cider maker C&C Group has announced it will be changing its listing to the UK, seeking admission to the FTSE...

Australia: Established Name in Cottage Cheese Goes into Administration

13 September 2019- Australian cheese and yogurt maker Brancourts has reportedly announced that it is going into administration and will likely be sold, according...

Plant-Based To Take On Traditional Meat in New Kroger Research Project

US supermarket giant, Kroger has announced a research partnership with Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) to determine how both plant-based meat and animal-derived meat...

Brexit Won’t Block Our Bubbly, Say French Champagne Makers

Whatever hardships a 'no-deal' Brexit might inflict on Britain a champagne drought will not be one of them, according to French producers. Makers of the...

Where’s The Fake Beef? Not At Kraft Heinz, Investors Worry

Investors are chewing out Kraft Heinz Co for failing to lay out a full strategy for how it plans to compete in the roughly...

Sports Nutrition: Celsius Holdings Buys Finland’s Func Food Group Oyj

12 September 2019- Sports beverage manufacturer Celsius Holdings announced yesterday the purchase of Finland’s Func Food Group Oyj. Func Food is a Nordic wellness company...

Synlait FY Revenues Exceed NZD 1 Billion

12 September 2019- Synlait today announced its financial result for the 12 months ended 31 July 2019. Synlait Chair Graeme Milne commented: “The combination of...

Refresco Extends Contract Manufacturing in UK With Purchase of CCEP Plant

12 September 2019- Refresco, a bottler and contract manufacturer for the beverage industry, has announced that it will be buying a production plant in...

Remy Cointreau Picks Richemont’s Vallat as New CEO

French spirits group Remy Cointreau said on Wednesday it had picked Richemont's Eric Vallat as its new chief executive officer. Vallat, who used to work...

Distell Accuses AB InBev, SABMiller Merger of Breach -S.Africa Regulator

South Africa's Competition Tribunal on Wednesday said it was looking into allegations by South African alcoholic drinks firm Distell Group that the entity formed...

AB InBev Set to Revive Budweiser Asia IPO with $5 Bln Float -Sources

The world's largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, which shelved a Hong Kong IPO of its Asia Pacific unit in July, is planning to raise about...

ACH Food Companies Acquires Anthony’s Goods

11 September 2019- ACH Food Companies, the arm of Associated British Foods which owns US branded staples such as Fleischmann’s Yeast, Karo corn syrups,...

Wells Enterprises Acquires Halo Top Low-Calorie Ice Cream

Major US ice cream manufacturer Wells Enterprises has announced the acquisition of the Halo Top brand of low-calorie ice cream from Eden Creamery. Launched in...

Kraft Heinz Fund Invests in Dairy-Free Cheese Maker New Culture

Kraft Heinz, through its venture fund, Evolv Ventures led a USD 3.5 million seed funding round by New Culture, a San Francisco-based startup that...

Fonterra Says It Is Too Early To Discuss Job Impact from Organisational Changes

Fonterra Co-Operative Group Ltd , the world's biggest dairy exporter, said on Wednesday that it will make organisational changes but it was too early...

Alkaline Water Company Acquires Fellow Premium Bottled Water Maker AQUAhydrate

Alkaline Water Company, the maker of alkaline water brand Alkaline88, announced that it has acquired AQUAhydrate, a Los Angeles-based premium bottled water company, in...

US: Cannabis Company Bhang Inc Acquires Red Ace Beverages

Bhang Corporation, a US-based company that produces and markets a range of cannabis-infused products, has acquired wellness beverage company, Red Ace Organics for USD...

Global Bakeries Continues SoCal Expansion With Purchase of Better Baking Co.

10 September 2019- The Better Baking Co. is now part of Global Bakeries, a fellow southern California-based commercial bakery after an acquisition which closed...

UK: Ready Salted Still the Nation’s Favourite Crisp

Ready salted are still the UK’s favourite crisp flavour despite the ‘vast array’ of flavours in the crisp aisles. Innovation has led to an explosion...

Big Ag Wants a Cut of Booming Fake-Meat Market

Bunge Ltd, one the world's biggest grain traders, recently disclosed the 1.6% stake it had purchased in the fast-growing fake-meat startup Beyond Meat. The play...

Arla Foods UK to Drop Use-By Dates on Milks & Yoghurts

Dutch dairy giant, Arla Foods will be dropping "use by" dates from labels of fresh milk and yoghurt products sold in the UK to...

Impossible Foods Says China Its Top Priority Meat Substitute Market

Impossible Foods, a California-based producer of meat substitutes made from plants, is actively working to speed up its entry into China, its number one...

Dean Foods Ends Review, Opts For ‘Standalone’ Plan; Shares Fall

Dean Foods Co said on Friday its board had ended a review of strategic options and decided that execution of its standalone operating plan...

Altia Takes on Sparkling Mulled Wine with Von Elk Company Investment

Leading Nordic alcoholic brands company Altia announced that it has purchased a minority share in the Von Elk Company, the business behind Gloët sparking...

DMK Group to Take Full Control of Joint Venture DV Nutrition

DMK Group has announced that it will take full control of whey-protein maker DV Nutrition, the Dutch joint venture the company started with fellow...

Hero Group to Sell Dutch Chilled Juice Brands to Riedel

06 September 2019- Hero Group’s Dutch branch has agreed to sell its FruitOntbijt and FruitSap chilled juice brands to Riedel Drinks B.V. this week,...

Nestle Opens New Frozen Pizzas Line, Part of EUR 100 Mln. German Production Modernization

06 September 2019- As part of a push to modernize its German plants to increase both sustainability and efficiency, Nestle inaugurated a modernized production...

Fonterra Seeks More Time to Finalise Accounts after Write-Downs, Losses

New Zealand's Fonterra on Friday sought more time to finalise its annual results, adding to uncertainty around the dairy giant's outlook after it took...

Savencia H1 Consolidated Net Sales Up 3.4% on US and Asian Acquisitions

Excerpt; full report available in pdf form below 05 September 2019- Savencia Fromage & Dairy’s consolidated net sales have increased by 3.4%, following a negative...

Kroger to Sell Its Own Plant-Based Meat Products

Kroger Co on Thursday said it would launch its own line of meatless burger patties, as the supermarket chain tries to cater to a...

Hormel Foods Goes Plant-Based with New Alt-Meat Range

Hormel Foods announced during its presentation at the Barclays Global Consumer Conference that it will be taking on the alternative meat market with “Happy...

Tyson Ventures into Plant-Based Seafood with New Investment

Meat processor, Tyson Foods has announced the completion of an investment by its corporate venture subsidiary, Tyson Ventures, in plant-based shellfish maker, New Wave...

Campari Group Signs Deal to Acquire French Rums Trois Rivières and La Mauny

Further to the communication of July 20th, 2019, regarding the exclusive negotiations with Groupe Chevrillon and a group of minority shareholders for the acquisition...

Arla Foods Ingredients Obtains GRAS Approval for Alpha-Lactalbumin in Infant Formula

Arla Foods Ingredients has obtained Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) approval relating to its use of alpha-lactalbumin in infant formula. The US Food & Drug...

Kellogg’s Keen to Capture Plant-Based Meat Market with Incogmeato

Kellogg's is looking to take a bite out of the growing alternative meat maket with the launch of its own plant-based meat replacement product...

Conagra Brands To Build New Innovation Center In Chicago

Today Conagra Brands, Inc. announced plans to build The Conagra Brands Center for Food Design in Chicago at 350 N. Orleans Street, located next...

Ice Cream: Wells Enterprises Reportedly Buying Unilever Plant in Nevada

05 September 2019- US ice cream manufacturer Wells Enterprises is reportedly buying a Unilever plant in Henderson, Nevada to boost supplies to the western...

New Zealand’s Fonterra to Freeze Pay, Scrap Bonuses of 7,000 Employees

New Zealand dairy group Fonterra , which is expected to report its worst annual loss next week, has scrapped bonuses and frozen the pay...

Nestlé Portugal Invests EUR 11 Mln to Establish Organic Baby Snacks Production Hub

The Swiss multinational’s Portuguese subsidiary will reportedly be spending EUR 11 million to turn its Avanca factory into its main production hub for a...

Starbucks Sees Slower Profit Growth in FY 2020

Starbucks Corp said on Wednesday it expects 2020 profit growth to be lower than the current 10% rate, two months after the coffeehouse chain...

Towerbrook Capital Partners Eyes Biscuit International and Fox’s Biscuits

4 September 2019 - UK private equity firm Towerbrook Capital Partners has been linked by Sky News to discussions to buy Biscuit International (BI),...

Orkla Buys Dutch Bakery Ingredient Manufacturer Vamo

03 September 2019- Through its wholly-owned subsidiary Sonneveld Group B.V. ("Sonneveld") Orkla Food Ingredients has signed and completed an agreement to purchase the Dutch...

Better-For-You Snack Company Expanding Production to Pennsylvania

04 September 2019- New Jersey-based snack company That’s How We Roll, LLC is expanding production to Pennsylvania with an investment of USD 4.4 million...

UK: Greencore Group Acquires Convenience Foods Maker Freshtime

Greencore Group plc (“Greencore” or “the Group”), a leading manufacturer of convenience foods in the UK, announces that it has today completed the acquisition...

Dairy Prices Fall At GDT – But Not By As Much As Feared

Dairy prices fell at GlobalDairyTrade, but not by much, amid ideas that the weakness in China’s economy is not proving as considerable a threat,...

Burger King to Launch Meatless ‘Rebel Whopper’ in Brazil

Burger King will launch a plant-based burger imitating meat called the "Rebel Whopper" in Brazil in November, the company said on Tuesday, amid an...

New Zealand’s Fonterra Says Weaker Yuan Hits Dairy Demand

Fonterra , the world's biggest dairy exporter, said on Wednesday the weaker Chinese yuan is hurting consumer purchasing power for its U.S. dollar-priced dairy...

US Cell-Based Meat Companies Launch Industry Association

03 September 2019- Five companies working on the cell-based meat concept in the US have banded together to form the Alliance for Meat, Poultry...

China Mengniu Dairy and Russia’s Sistema Plan JV -Kommersant

* China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd and a unit of Russian business conglomerate Sistema may create a joint venture to build dairy farms in...

Dairy: TINE to Cut Jobs and Milk Intake to Reduce Costs by NOK 1...

03 September 2019- Norwegian dairy company TINE, maker of Jarlsberg cheese among other products for export and domestic markets, has announced a restructuring and...

Frozen Dough Company Delorio Foods Gets New Owner

Frozen pizza dough and breadstick manufacturer Delorio Foods has been sold to Rudolph Capital. The transaction closed in July, no financial details were disclosed. New...

Mahou San Miguel Increases Stake in American Founders Brewing Co.

Spanish brewer Mahou San Miguel is set to strengthen its international presence taking a majority stake in Michigan based Founders Brewing Co. Mahou will increase...

Burton’s Biscuits Builds Capability With Acquisition Of Paterson Arran

Burton’s Biscuit Co. is strengthening its capability and broadening its product portfolio with the acquisition of Paterson Arran, one of Scotland’s independent food companies. The...

Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream Company to Open Manufacturing Facility in Brazil

Americas flash frozen beaded ice cream brand Dippin’ Dots plans to build manufacturing facility in Brazil. Construction is already underway with production expected to...

Valeo to Buy Campbell’s European Chips Business for USD 80 Mln

Campbell Soup Company announced it has signed an agreement for the intended sale of its European Chips Business to Valeo Foods, a portfolio company...

2019 Market Insight Report: Milk, Mylk and Myths

An exploration of the impact and drivers of milk alternatives In the last 10 years we’ve seen substantial changes in consumer attitudes towards traditional dairy,...

Mintel: Growth Opportunities in India For Snacks with Functional Benefits

Mintel Trend ‘Total Wellbeing’ highlights how consumers all over the world are on the lookout for solutions that complement their personal health—an opportunity for...

Neuhauser Doubles Size of Filled Donuts Manufacturing Site

Neuhauser has doubles the size of its Les Gourmandises de Broceliande site in France to add a third high-capacity line with a view to...

UK Farmers Call for Import Tariffs on Agricultural Products in No-Deal Brexit

Britain's National Farmers Union wrote to Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday calling for import tariffs on eggs, some dairy products, horticultural products and...

Constellation Brands Makes Minority Investment in Durham Distillery

Constellation Brands acquired a minority stake in Durham Distillery, a craft gin, vodka, liqueur and ready-to-drink canned cocktail producer located in Durham, N.C. Co-founded by...

Nestle Brazil Partners with Laticinio Bela Vista for UHT Milk Production and Sale

Nestle Brazil and Laticinio Bela Vista have established a partnership for the production and distribution of UHT milk. The aim, the companies say, is...

Croatia: Construction Starts on USD 5 Mln Dairy Research and Development Centre

Construction has started on a USD 5 million (HRK 36 million) research and development centre for the dairy sector in Virovitica. The project is...

Euromonitor: KFC Goes Beyond Chicken

KFC announced a partnership with Beyond Meat to launch a plant-based chicken option being piloted at a location in Atlanta beginning this week. Numerous...