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Nestlé purchases Essentia Water, increases functional water portfolio

Nestlé purchases Essentia Water, increases functional water portfolio

18 Mar 2021

Nestlé entered into an agreement in early March to acquire ionized alkaline water brand Essentia Water, which the Swiss company said was the No. 1 selling bottled water brand in the natural channel.

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Follow Your Heart dips into pancake batter

Follow Your Heart dips into pancake batter

17 Mar 2021

Trailblazing vegan brand Follow Your Heart has entered a new category with the launch of its Rocket Cakes bottled pancake batter mix. The mix is a refrigerated batter made from corn, white rice and millet flours and is gluten-free, soy-free and non-GMO...

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Ocean Spray launches Wave caffeinated sparkling water

Ocean Spray launches Wave caffeinated sparkling water

16 Mar 2021

Cranberry brand Ocean Spray launched a new line of functional water through an exclusive partnership with Walmart. Called Wave, the caffeinated sparkling water contains 50mg of caffeine derived from black tea, real fruit juice, and has no added sugars,...

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Food allergies are impacting more than half the U.S. population

Food allergies are impacting more than half the U.S. population

15 Mar 2021

Just over half of the U.S. population (51%) is impacted by food allergies or sensitivities, according to a new study by That’s It which used the Suzy marketing platform. This number is not necessarily those who have to contend with food allergies thems...

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Good Catch sends its plant-based burgers into fast food

Good Catch sends its plant-based burgers into fast food

12 Mar 2021

Plant-based tuna brand Good Catch announced that it will expand its foodservice footprint in New York through its new limited-time partnership with the sustainable restaurant chain Bareburger. While the initial trial period expired on March 10, the com...

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Drizly predicts that hard seltzer will get more flavorful in 2021

Drizly predicts that hard seltzer will get more flavorful in 2021

11 Mar 2021

The U.S. alcohol delivery service Drizly expects “hard alternatives” to continue to flourish in 2021. However, the category is no longer limited to seltzer with hard versions of iced tea, kombucha and lemonade gaining ground amid a demographic that is ...

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Coffee start-up to scale up ‘digitization’ of coffee aroma with $3m funding

Coffee start-up to scale up ‘digitization’ of coffee aroma with $3m funding

11 Mar 2021

Colombian-Israeli start-up Demetria is ready to scale up its Artificial Intelligence-driven tools that digitize the taste and aroma of coffee after closing a $3 million seed funding round.

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Singapore-based Next Gen announces largest plant-based seed funding

Singapore-based Next Gen announces largest plant-based seed funding

10 Mar 2021

Food tech startup Next Gen closed a $10 million seed round, giving the company the right to claim the largest ever seed funding round for a plant-based food tech company, according to Pitchbook data cited by the startup. Along with the influx of fundin...

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Beyond Meat signs deal with McDonald’s and Yum! Brands

Beyond Meat signs deal with McDonald’s and Yum! Brands

9 Mar 2021

Plant-based burger maker Beyond Meat announced that it struck a three-year partnership with McDonald’s to be the fast food chain’s preferred supplier for the McPlant patty. Additionally, Beyond Meat will partner with Yum! Brands, which owns KFC, Pizza ...

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Healthy Height expands into China

Healthy Height expands into China

9 Mar 2021

Healthy Height, the nutritional shake brand which has been clinically proven to increase children’s height is expanding its e-commerce presence in China.

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Asahi Breweries launches low-alcohol alternative Beery

Asahi Breweries launches low-alcohol alternative Beery

8 Mar 2021

Asahi Breweries launched a carbonated, low-alcohol drink as part of its endeavor to increase the sales of beverages with ABV volumes under 3.5%. The Japanese brewery is working to expand low-alcohol sales from 6% to 20% by 2025. The 0.5% ABV Beery beve...

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‘Impressive growth’: Spain’s entrepreneurs show growing appetite for food tech

‘Impressive growth’: Spain’s entrepreneurs show growing appetite for food tech

8 Mar 2021

In recent years, some places, such as Silicon Valley or Tel Aviv, have become synonymous with food tech and innovation. Spain does not tend to spring to mind.

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