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Nielsen predicts permanent changes to Asia's post COVID-19 grocery market

Nielsen predicts permanent changes to Asia's post COVID-19 grocery market

16 Apr 2020

Following the easing of quarantine restrictions in Asia, Nielsen found that consumers in these countries are still more likely to eat at home and also more likely to continue to use take away and food delivery options than prior to the virus outbreak.

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Barclays predicts vertical farming will disrupt food production

Barclays predicts vertical farming will disrupt food production

15 Apr 2020

Vertical farming has a $50 billion market opportunity and a chance to mitigate sustainability issues within traditional fresh fruit and vegetable agriculture, according to new research by Barclays Capital.

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ADM announces sweeping sustainability goals

ADM announces sweeping sustainability goals

14 Apr 2020

In an effort to further advance the sustainability of its operations, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has committed to reducing its absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 25% and its energy intensity by 15% by 2035.

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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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