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Tesco’s new incubator program heavily features plant-based companies

Tesco’s new incubator program heavily features plant-based companies

30 Oct 2020

Tesco is in its fourth year of hosting an incubator program for startup consumer packaged brands, and this year, the cohort features a substantial list of plant-based brands that will receive institutional support from the supermarket chain and its pan...

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Walmart and Flipkart invest $30M in Indian e-commerce platform

Walmart and Flipkart invest $30M in Indian e-commerce platform

27 Oct 2020

The U.S. retail giant Walmart and India’s grocery e-commerce company Flipkart (which is majority-owned by Walmart) invested for the second time this year in the Indian delivery startup Ninjacart. Although the companies did not disclose their financial ...

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UK invests in insect farms, accelerating development of sustainable protein

UK invests in insect farms, accelerating development of sustainable protein

23 Oct 2020

In its quest to promote sustainable agriculture, the UK government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) provided London startup Entocycle £10 million ($12.9 million) for the construction of the country’s first large-scale industrial insect farm ...

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Kellogg’s pilots cereal boxes designed for the blind in the UK

Kellogg’s pilots cereal boxes designed for the blind in the UK

22 Oct 2020

With research revealing that 9 in 10 people that are visually impaired find it difficult or impossible to read the information on food packaging, Kellogg chose to alter its packaging to make that information more accessible to a larger demographic.

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myAir delivers stress reduction through nutrition

myAir delivers stress reduction through nutrition

19 Oct 2020

Israeli-based myAir is a new startup that is focusing on controlling stress through nutrition. The brand, which produces plant-based snack bars, has six functional blends that were developed using AI to combat a number of the most prevalent physiologic...

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Jelly Belly sweetens the deal with premium chocolate

Jelly Belly sweetens the deal with premium chocolate

22 Sep 2020

When it comes to candy, Jelly Belly has been there done that. To keep things fresh, this brand, which is known for its flavorful jelly beans, is branching out of its niche and introducing gourmet chocolate truffles and chocolate bars.

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Tastewise, the AI-powered food intelligence solution, launches in the UK

Tastewise, the AI-powered food intelligence solution, launches in the UK

21 Sep 2020

AI-powered platform Tastewise predicts the way consumers order, cook and eat through analyzing restaurant menus, social media interactions and online home recipes. After debuting in the U.S. last year, the insights company is now launching in the UK.

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PepsiCo trials digital watermark to facilitate recycling in EU

PepsiCo trials digital watermark to facilitate recycling in EU

18 Sep 2020

To help tackle the looming issue of waste management in the European Union, PepsiCo is partnering with a consortium of 85 industry stakeholders and the European Brands Association (AIM) to pilot a digital watermark technology aimed at making recycling ...

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Reese’s launches snack cakes for breakfast

Reese’s launches snack cakes for breakfast

11 Sep 2020

Consumption of sweets and treats has increased in the United States as a result of the pandemic, and now consumers will have yet one more occasion on which to indulge: breakfast. Hershey’s just announced its Reese’s Snack Cakes, a chocolate cake filled...

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Israeli biotech startup prints carpaccio

Israeli biotech startup prints carpaccio

3 Sep 2020

Israeli startup MeaTech 3D has just produced the first building block to create the holy grail of alternative proteins: steak. The biotech startup successfully printed a layer of muscle tissues that resembled carpaccio and proved that sorting muscle an...

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Coca-Cola introduces recyclable paperboard rings on its multi-packs

Coca-Cola introduces recyclable paperboard rings on its multi-packs

31 Aug 2020

As a result of its effort to remove all unnecessary hard to recycle plastic from its portfolio in Western Europe, Coca-Cola is introducing a paperboard packaging alternative called CanCollar in Spain.

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Thanks to the pandemic, foodtech booms during Q2

Thanks to the pandemic, foodtech booms during Q2

28 Aug 2020

The foodtech ecosystem was already evolving rapidly, but when the pandemic shifted business across the globe, technology-driven growth became even more vital to the CPG ecosystem. Plant-based products, cellular agriculture, online grocery and VC invest...

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