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Tyson publishes sustainability report showing progress toward plant-based sustainability

Tyson publishes sustainability report showing progress toward plant-based sustainability

11 Jun 2020

Tyson Foods released its 2019 sustainability report entitled “Grow – Deliver – Sustain” where the company outlines its progress across its five focus areas of food, animal welfare, environment, workplace and communities.

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Skittles gives up the rainbow in June to support Pride Month

Skittles gives up the rainbow in June to support Pride Month

10 Jun 2020

Last week was the first week that consumers could no longer “taste the rainbow.” Skittles gave up its rainbow of colors for the month of June to celebrate Pride Month and support the LGBTQ+ community.

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Apeel Sciences on track to save 20 million pieces of fruit from food waste

Apeel Sciences on track to save 20 million pieces of fruit from food waste

9 Jun 2020

At the end of May, Apeel Sciences raised $250 million dollars in new financing, bringing the startup’s total funding to more than $1 billion. This infusion of funds will be put toward the company’s mission of food waste prevention, an area in which it ...

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Ajinomoto flavors to be distributed in North America by Canadian company

Ajinomoto flavors to be distributed in North America by Canadian company

5 Jun 2020

Food ingredient producer and distributor Caldic Canada will be the exclusive distributor of Ajinomoto’s savory ingredients across the Canadian market. Although financial details were not disclosed, this distribution agreement will take effect beginning...

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Kersia acquires Holchem, becomes Europe’s second biggest food safety company

Kersia acquires Holchem, becomes Europe’s second biggest food safety company

4 Jun 2020

French biosecurity and food safety firm Kersia acquired UK-based Holchem, one of the leading players in the UK food and beverage hygiene sector. The financials of this deal were not disclosed, but it was backed by the private equity investment company ...

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Cargill’s FATitudes survey indicates attitudes toward fats and oils are changing

Cargill’s FATitudes survey indicates attitudes toward fats and oils are changing

3 Jun 2020

Twenty years ago fat was bad. Today, however, there are just bad fats. According to Cargill’s annual FATitudes survey, 68% of consumers are closely monitoring the amount and type of fat that is in their packaged food choices.

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Nielsen: Indian commodities became more expensive during lockdown

Nielsen: Indian commodities became more expensive during lockdown

2 Jun 2020

In India, Nielsen found that basic commodities, including soft drinks, ghee, packaged tea and refined oils skyrocketed in price. In tandem with these price hikes, overall FMCG sales slumped by 34% in April, reported The Hindu Business Line.

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Food and alcohol predicted to be only categories with positive growth in 2020

Food and alcohol predicted to be only categories with positive growth in 2020

1 Jun 2020

Thanks to the essential nature of the supermarket products, fresh food, hot drinks, packaged food and alcoholic beverages are forecast to grow in 2020, according to research by Euromonitor International. Alcohol will see the slowest growth out of these...

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Frito-Lay releases its new U.S. Snack Index, shows summer trends

Frito-Lay releases its new U.S. Snack Index, shows summer trends

29 May 2020

Frito-Lay’s annual snacking index reveals that 86% of Americans believe their summertime activities, and consequently their snacking habits, will be different this year due to COVID-19. Typical snacking occasions like group gatherings are not anticipat...

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Nestlé plans $100M plant-based manufacturing facility in China

Nestlé plans $100M plant-based manufacturing facility in China

27 May 2020

Swiss food giant Nestlé recently announced that it will invest 100 million Swiss francs ($103 million USD) to open a plant-based food manufacturing facility in the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA), which is 72 miles outside of Bei...

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Malaysian firm develops package-less packaging

Malaysian firm develops package-less packaging

26 May 2020

A group of Malaysian Ph.D. students won the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Save our Seas global engineering challenge with their new bagless approach to food packaging called the PICAS block. The competition is hosted in partnership wi...

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UPDATED Timeline: Impacts of COVID-19 on the global food industry

UPDATED Timeline: Impacts of COVID-19 on the global food industry

25 May 2020

The number of people affected by Covid-19 continues to climb, with confirmed cases surpassing 5.5 million and the number of deaths at nearly 347,000 worldwide as of May 25.

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