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Hong Kong compostable food packaging startup lands $6 million funding round

Hong Kong compostable food packaging startup lands $6 million funding round

18 May 2020

Hong Kong startup Ecoinno received US$6 million in Series A funding from the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund to help stand up its manufacturing facilities as well as increase its overall production of its biodegradable packaging. This is the startup’s secon...

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Female scholarships make a splash this spring

Female scholarships make a splash this spring

15 May 2020

Historically, females are underrepresented in the Consumer Packaged Goods and aquaculture industries - two areas where investment and growth is gaining steady momentum. To remedy that gap in representation, several companies are working to provide fema...

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U.S. meatpacking industry supply chain strained by COVID-19

U.S. meatpacking industry supply chain strained by COVID-19

14 May 2020

The coronavirus has spread rapidly within U.S. meatpacking facilities affecting both workers as well as United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspectors. The result of the proliferation of infections is that over 20 major meatpacking plants ha...

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Jack Daniels and Drinkworks team up for cocktails in a pod

Jack Daniels and Drinkworks team up for cocktails in a pod

12 May 2020

Jack Daniels Lynchburg Lemonade is now conveniently in a pod. Through a partnership between Brown-Forman and Drinkworks, the classic lemonade, whiskey, triple sec combination is now available for a limited time with the touch of a button on the Drinkwo...

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Ingredion debuts polyol sweetener as sugar replacement

Ingredion debuts polyol sweetener as sugar replacement

11 May 2020

Ingredion launched Erysta, its first polyol sweetener that comes in a range of crystalline particle sizes for different moisture applications. This sugar alcohol is 70% as sweet as sugar and has zero calorie content. According to a statement from the c...

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Packaging manufacturer Greif divests its CPG unit

Packaging manufacturer Greif divests its CPG unit

7 May 2020

Greif, Inc. completed the sale of the consumer packaged goods (CPG) portion of its paper packaging division to Graphic Packaging Holding Company GPK in April for $85 million. The funds will be used to repay company-issued debt. Greif has lost 30.8% of ...

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FoodWatch condems French supermarket chains’ ‘label scam’ pricing strategy

FoodWatch condems French supermarket chains’ ‘label scam’ pricing strategy

4 May 2020

As French consumers whiz through the aisles to shop for the basic necessities and return to the social distanced safety of their homes, they may not be closely checking labels and can miss the fact that many products are more expensive in larger packag...

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A food crisis is brewing in the United States

A food crisis is brewing in the United States

1 May 2020

Food banks in the United States are overrun by demand, and Feeding America, the organization that coordinates food banks in the U.S., estimates that an additional $1.4 billion is required to meet the skyrocketing need in the six months.

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Plastics manufacturers transforms muffin containers into PPE

Plastics manufacturers transforms muffin containers into PPE

30 Apr 2020

In response to the ongoing shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the United States, FMCG plastic packaging manufacturer Novolex has retrofitted its production lines at four North American facilities to produce isolation gowns and face shie...

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COVID-19 has made Americans 50% more confident in the kitchen

COVID-19 has made Americans 50% more confident in the kitchen

29 Apr 2020

America has gotten back to cooking as prolonged lockdowns and quarantines force individuals to stay inside and rely on their culinary skills to feed themselves. The result of this extra time spent indoors is that 54% of consumers report they are cookin...

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Banana imports from the Philippines expected to drop 40%

Banana imports from the Philippines expected to drop 40%

28 Apr 2020

Asia’s banana supply may take a hit in the upcoming months as lockdowns have curtailed the Philippines’ ability to harvest and export its banana crop. The country, which is the world’s second-biggest banana exporter, predicted its banana shipments may ...

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COVID-19: Zomato delivery app shows body temperature of drivers in India

COVID-19: Zomato delivery app shows body temperature of drivers in India

27 Apr 2020

In an effort to further increase the safety of those ordering take out, Zomato introduced a temperature tracking feature on its delivery app in India. The feature was released the week of April 13 and covered 50% of the application’s delivery partners ...

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