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Olivia Culpo enters ready-to-drink cocktail space with VIDE Beverages

Olivia Culpo enters ready-to-drink cocktail space with VIDE Beverages

29 Oct 2020

Ready-to-drink cocktails have garnered enormous popularity in the last few years with companies releasing a stream of options for consumers looking for a convenient alternative to a craft cocktail. VIDE is the latest entrant into the crowded space and ...

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Heineken and Arizona Beverages partner to release hard seltzer

Heineken and Arizona Beverages partner to release hard seltzer

28 Oct 2020

Beer giant Heineken and iced tea maker Arizona Beverages are teaming up to release a hard seltzer beverage called SunRise Hard Seltzer, which the companies said will be available in the first quarter of 2021.

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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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Nielsen: Financial restraint leads shoppers to search for deals

Nielsen: Financial restraint leads shoppers to search for deals

26 Oct 2020

The global pandemic has had far-reaching consequences, one of which is the global economic ramifications that have resulted from lockdowns this summer. As consumers look to adapt to their new economic realities, recent data from Nielsen found that Amer...

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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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General Mills looks to sell its Yoplait brand

General Mills looks to sell its Yoplait brand

21 Oct 2020

General Mills is looking to potentially offload its controlling stake in Yoplait, according to the French industry publication L’Agefi. The company is working with Morgan Stanley as it considers a sale.

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PepsiCo brings Bubly flavor drops to its SodaStream machines

PepsiCo brings Bubly flavor drops to its SodaStream machines

20 Oct 2020

PepsiCo is combining two of its sparkling water brands with the introduction of Bubly Drops for its SodaStream platform. The drops will be available in six flavors – Grapefruitbubly, Blackberrybubly, Limebubly, Strawberrybubly, Mangobubly and Cherrybub...

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AB Inbev completes its acquisition of the Craft Brew Alliance

AB Inbev completes its acquisition of the Craft Brew Alliance

16 Oct 2020

The merger of AB InBev and the Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) is now finalized following the divestiture of brewery operations in Hawaii. In September the U.S. Department of Justice approved the companies’ decision to sell CBA's Kona Brewing operations in H...

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Chr. Hansen sells natural colors business unit to private equity firm

Chr. Hansen sells natural colors business unit to private equity firm

15 Oct 2020

After considering a sale for several months, Chr. Hansen sold its natural colors business to private equity firm EQT IX for EUR 800 million. The deal is expected to officially close in 2021.

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Roquette to open world’s largest pea protein plant in Canada

Roquette to open world’s largest pea protein plant in Canada

14 Oct 2020

As the food industry continues to grapple with the fallout from COVID-19, French ingredient manufacture Roquette remains undaunted in its efforts to ramp up production of its pea protein. The company began investing in expanding its production capabili...

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In Ireland, Subway’s sandwich rolls are not legally bread

In Ireland, Subway’s sandwich rolls are not legally bread

13 Oct 2020

The Irish Supreme Court ruled that Subway bread is not legally considered as such. Instead, its sugar content, which is five times above what Irish law specifies as the acceptable threshold for bread, lands the company’s sandwich rolls in the confectio...

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U.K. begins exporting beef to the U.S. for the first time since 1996

U.K. begins exporting beef to the U.S. for the first time since 1996

12 Oct 2020

After over two decades of prohibiting the importation of beef into the U.S. from the U.K., the government of the United States lifted the ban this October to allow for U.K. beef producers to trade across The Pond.

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