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Grupo Modelo suspends beer production in Mexico

Grupo Modelo suspends beer production in Mexico

13 Apr 2020

Grupo Modelo will temporarily stop brewing Corona beer and other brands to comply with the Mexican government’s order to suspend all non-essential activities in the wake of a growing number of cases of COVID-19. The order for the temporary suspension r...

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Covid-19: Companies’ ethical claims in the spotlight

Covid-19: Companies’ ethical claims in the spotlight

12 Apr 2020

Businesses around the world have spent huge amounts of time and money trying to convince consumers of their ethical credentials. Now, they are being put to the test.

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Flexitarianism spurs the rise of meat-plant blends

Flexitarianism spurs the rise of meat-plant blends

11 Apr 2020

Plant-based eating is a major trend, but while consumers may want to increase plant consumption, most are not willing to shun meat entirely. Now, a growing number of manufacturers is introducing products that combine the best of both.

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COVID-19 drives surge in online grocery sales

COVID-19 drives surge in online grocery sales

10 Apr 2020

Confinement and supermarket shortages have driven more shoppers to purchase online with NYC-based tech firm Chicory reporting increases in online orders that surpass U.S. holidays, including Halloween and Fourth of July.

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Cycloponics to expand organic farming facilities in French car parks

Cycloponics to expand organic farming facilities in French car parks

9 Apr 2020

A French subterranean agriculture startup launched its first funding round last November and raised almost double the investment that was requested. When Cycloponics launched on Lita.co, a platform for investment in sustainable companies, the company h...

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Trax acquires Survey.com to deliver AI-powered, on-demand merchandising

Trax acquires Survey.com to deliver AI-powered, on-demand merchandising

8 Apr 2020

Singapore-based retail analytics technology, Trax, acquired Survey.com, a platform that provides sales activations and merchandising services for emerging and mid-market consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands. Financial details of the transaction were no...

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Applegate introduces blended burgers

Applegate introduces blended burgers

7 Apr 2020

Applegate will introduce Well Carved, its new hybrid meat and veggie line, to grocery stores in April 2020. The new product portfolio will feature beef and turkey burgers as well as Asian style pork meatballs and Mediterranean style turkey meatballs.

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Covid-19 boosts immune support market

Covid-19 boosts immune support market

6 Apr 2020

The novel coronavirus outbreak has had some unexpected side effects, including a sales boost for manufacturers of immunity-focused foods and supplements – although there is no evidence that any product can protect against the virus itself.

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Is animal-free meat, dairy and egg just around the corner?

Is animal-free meat, dairy and egg just around the corner?

6 Apr 2020

Animal food products made without animal agriculture are gaining ground, with a handful of companies now making nature-identical products and ingredients that are (very nearly) supermarket-ready.

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European Food Unions asks for worker support in COVID-19 crisis

European Food Unions asks for worker support in COVID-19 crisis

6 Apr 2020

European food industry unions and employers are calling on EU leaders to take steps to support the 4.7 million food industry workers whose jobs have been affected by COVID-19. The groups' joint letter to the government outlines four proposals that bols...

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COVID-19 negatively impacts Q1 alcohol and dairy sales in China

COVID-19 negatively impacts Q1 alcohol and dairy sales in China

3 Apr 2020

Euromonitor released a report revealing that both alcohol and dairy sales have suffered as a result of the extended quarantine in many Chinese cities during the first quarter of the year.

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Alcohol companies combat COVID 19 hand sanitizer shortages

Alcohol companies combat COVID 19 hand sanitizer shortages

2 Apr 2020

Amid shortages of the topical disinfectant, both local and international distilleries in the United States are repurposing high-proof ethanol alcohol as branded hand sanitizers and donating it to those in need.

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