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Lactalis moves more brands into Indian market

Lactalis moves more brands into Indian market

8 Dec 2020

French brand Lactalis is expanding its hold in the Indian market through the launch of its UHT toned Lactel milk brand. These one-liter packs are fortified with vitamins A and D will retail for Rs70 ($0.94).

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Candy maker Mars to acquire Kind North America for $5B

Candy maker Mars to acquire Kind North America for $5B

7 Dec 2020

Candy maker Mars will fully acquire bar maker Kind Bar in a deal that is reported to be worth $5 billion. Daniel Lubetzky, the company’s founder told the New York Times, which first reported the deal, that Kind's sales are about $1.5 billion annually. ...

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Immune-boosting product launches in Southeast Asia

Immune-boosting product launches in Southeast Asia

7 Dec 2020

Chocolate snacks with adaptogenic mushroom powder, vitamin C jelly, and prebiotic-packed crackers are just some recent product launches in Southeast Asia promising to boost consumers’ immunity as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on.

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Report: Food and Beverage spending anticipated to rise during holidays

Report: Food and Beverage spending anticipated to rise during holidays

4 Dec 2020

The Consumer Brands Association releases a report stating that spending in the food and beverage sector will be up 9.5-11.5% for the season. This forecast jump in spending is in line with CPG sales over three of the last four months which were reported...

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Avian Flu reaches Britain, quarantine measures set

Avian Flu reaches Britain, quarantine measures set

3 Dec 2020

In November, the first cases of avian flu were detected in the UK prompting the government to set up biosecure prevention zones across England, Scotland and Wales. Since then, the number of cases has continued to increase in both domestic and wild popu...

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Despite warnings, aspartame remains an authorized additive in the UK

Despite warnings, aspartame remains an authorized additive in the UK

2 Dec 2020

When the UK exits the European Union come the new year, there will not be any change to the list of authorized food additives. This post-transition list will continue to permit aspartame as a food additive despite studies suggesting that its consumptio...

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Terra Kaffe closes funding for single-serve, podless espresso machine

Terra Kaffe closes funding for single-serve, podless espresso machine

1 Dec 2020

Superautomatic espresso maker Terra Kaffee closed a $4 million funding round with the New York-based venture capital fund The Seed Lab, bringing its total funding to just shy of $5 million since its debut in 2019.

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Mondelez releases it second State of Snacking report

Mondelez releases it second State of Snacking report

30 Nov 2020

Snacking has now become a lifeline for people weathering the lingering pandemic. As compared to pre-COVID-19, 88% of adults say that their snacking has increased since this past spring, according to Mondelez’s second annual State of Snacking report.

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Chinese consumers increasingly concerned about food safety

Chinese consumers increasingly concerned about food safety

30 Nov 2020

Food safety is of growing concern for Chinese consumers and many do not fully trust on-pack claims such as organic. Supply chain certification is one way to win back trust, according to Lloyd’s Register.

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Height-boosting protein drink launches in Asia

Height-boosting protein drink launches in Asia

27 Nov 2020

After successfully launching in the U.S., Israeli brand Nutritional Growth Solutions introduced its Healthy Height protein shake to the Asia-Pacific market. Alongside the product launch came a successful IPO on the Australian Stock Exchange where the c...

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Former Walmart alumnus brings AI to trucking, minimizing spoiled produce

Former Walmart alumnus brings AI to trucking, minimizing spoiled produce

26 Nov 2020

The former Walmart executive Syed Aman has moved on in his logistics career and is now the cofounder and CEO of HWY Haul, a company that professes a goal of streamlining the business of delivering produce to retailers while also reducing food waste.

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Heineken is now brewing its Sol beer with solar

Heineken is now brewing its Sol beer with solar

25 Nov 2020

Heineken is one step closer to its goal of increasing the share of renewable energy in its beverage production to 70% by 2030 with the installation of 9,212 solar panels at its brewery in the Netherlands where it produces Sol beer.

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