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Mondelez: Consumers continue to prefer snacks to meals

Mondelez: Consumers continue to prefer snacks to meals

9 Feb 2022

It’s no secret that snacking has become commonplace. Vast majority of people are consuming snacks on a daily basis, and snacking is no longer the exclusive domain of better-for-you options, according to Mondelez International’s third annual State of Sn...

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Nestlé Health Science acquires US plant-based nutrition company

Nestlé Health Science acquires US plant-based nutrition company

8 Feb 2022

The health science division of the world’s largest food manufacturer is acquiring a majority stake in Orgain, a maker of protein powders, shakes and bars, according to a press release. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founder ...

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Euromonitor’s top consumer trends in 2022 – and what they mean for the food industry

Euromonitor’s top consumer trends in 2022 – and what they mean for the food industry

7 Feb 2022

From direct-to-consumer e-commerce to upcycled food or functional ingredients for holistic wellbeing, we look at how food and drink manufacturers can leverage some of 2022’s top consumer trends into their portfolios.

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PepsiCo and Starbucks partner to launch energy drink

PepsiCo and Starbucks partner to launch energy drink

7 Feb 2022

Starbucks is launching a branded energy drink called Baya through its partnership with PepsiCo, according to a press release from the coffee chain. The 12-ounce ready-to-drink cans of liquid energy will come in three fruity flavors: Mango Guava, Raspbe...

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Mexican brand Sigma launches amaranth-based snack in the US market

Mexican brand Sigma launches amaranth-based snack in the US market

4 Feb 2022

Chocke-Obleas are arriving from Mexico to key markets in the U.S., thanks to multinational company Sigma. The Mexican snack wafer is made with chocolate, artisan wafers and crispy popped amaranth, and the wafers currently come in two flavors: chocolate...

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Report: U.S. alcohol sales pass $6B, growth on the horizon

Report: U.S. alcohol sales pass $6B, growth on the horizon

3 Feb 2022

Online sales of alcohol reached $6.1 billion in 2021, and that growth is expected to continue to climb through 2022, according to a new report from the global food and agribusiness bank Rabobank.

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Starfield lands largest plant-based funding round in China’s history

Starfield lands largest plant-based funding round in China’s history

2 Feb 2022

Chinese alternative protein manufacturer Starfield Food Science & Technology closed a $100 million Series B funding round — the largest in China’s recorded history to date, according to a release from the company.

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World’s largest indoor vertical farm planned for construction in US

World’s largest indoor vertical farm planned for construction in US

1 Feb 2022

Indoor aquaponic farming company Upward Farms is aiming high with its new project to open the world’s largest indoor vertical farming plant in early 2023. The 250,000-square-foot (six-acre) facility will be two to four times the size of the next larges...

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Plant-based, whole-cut salmon to arrive in 2024

Plant-based, whole-cut salmon to arrive in 2024

31 Jan 2022

Plantish revealed its prototype for plant-based, whole-cut salmon earlier this month when it came out of stealth mode. The Israeli-based startup said while its prototype will be available at popups for attendees to taste beginning this year, its salmon...

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The rise of baby food delivery

The rise of baby food delivery

30 Jan 2022

Direct-to-consumer baby food companies promise to deliver nutritious, clean label food products that are tailored to babies’ developmental needs straight to busy mums’ doors, and investors are eyeing the category with interest.

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Frozen food remains a hot category in the US

Frozen food remains a hot category in the US

28 Jan 2022

Even as supply chain constraints cool off and shopper purchasing patterns shift from what they were at the height of the pandemic, frozen food remains a category that is still benefitting from the renaissance it underwent in the past two years.

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Chewing gum launched to stop sweet cravings in their tracks

Chewing gum launched to stop sweet cravings in their tracks

27 Jan 2022

Now, instead of reducing sugar intake by selecting food carefully, consumers can stop sugary treat cravings in their tracks with botanical-infused chewing gum from the Israeli start-up Sweet Victory. This new gum blocks sugar receptors on the tongue wi...

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