Category Archives: Food & Beverage

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Oddlygood Acquires Planti, Expanding its Plant-Based Market Leadership in Sweden and Finland

(IN BRIEF) Finnish plant-based product producer, Oddlygood, has acquired the Nordic brand Planti® in a strategic move to strengthen its position in the plant-based dairy alternative market. The acquisition makes Oddlygood the market leader in plant-based dairy alternative spoonable snacks … Read the full press release

DNV Urges Companies to Adopt Food Value Chain Certification to Combat Food Loss and Waste

(IN BRIEF) In recognition of the UN’s “International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste,” DNV emphasizes the role of certification in reducing food waste across the value chain. The UN reports a rise in hunger since 2014, with … Read the full press release

Cargill and Solidaridad Form $4.6 Million Global Partnership to Enhance Farmer Livelihoods and Sustainable Farming Practices

(IN BRIEF) Cargill and Solidaridad have initiated a strategic global partnership aimed at enhancing the livelihoods of farmers, promoting climate-friendly farming practices, and advancing conservation and responsible land use. Over a three-year period, the $4.6 million program will impact approximately … Read the full press release

BASF Calculates Product Carbon Footprints for Key Nutrition Products, Outperforming Global Market Averages

(IN BRIEF) BASF, a leading chemical company, has calculated the Product Carbon Footprints (PCFs) for several key products in the human and animal nutrition markets, including vitamins, carotenoids, beverage processing polymers, feed enzymes, and feed performance ingredients. These PCFs represent … Read the full press release

Nutreco Appoints Claudio Cervellati as Chief Supply Chain Officer

(IN BRIEF) Nutreco has appointed Claudio Cervellati to the newly created role of Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) and as a member of Nutreco’s Management Board. Claudio, who joined Nutreco in December 2022, has extensive experience in senior leadership roles … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank Provides €15 Million Loan to CrowdFarming for Sustainable Agricultural Innovation

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €15 million venture debt loan agreement with CrowdFarming, an online platform connecting European farmers directly with consumers. Supported by the InvestEU program, this financing will enable CrowdFarming to enhance its … Read the full press release

Ukrainian Siblings Transform Family Yeast Business into Global Success Story

(IN BRIEF) Ukrainian siblings, Olena and Rostyslav Vovk, have transformed their family business, Enzym Group, from a Soviet-era yeast plant into a modern, diversified company. Enzym Group is now a market leader in the yeast industry and produces yeast food … Read the full press release

Nestlé Expands Presence in Brazilian Chocolate Market with Majority Stake in Grupo CRM

(IN BRIEF) Nestlé is set to acquire a majority stake in Grupo CRM, a premium chocolate company in Brazil, through an agreement with Advent International. Grupo CRM operates a successful direct-to-consumer model, with over 1,000 chocolate boutiques under the Kopenhagen … Read the full press release

Enilive and Accademia Niko Romito Launch ‘ALT Stazione del Gusto’ Project, Bringing Quality Street Food to Italian Service Stations

(IN BRIEF) Enilive, an Eni Sustainable Mobility brand, has partnered with Accademia Niko Romito to launch the “ALT Stazione del Gusto” project. The first restaurant under this partnership will open in Rome in September, located within an Eni service station. … Read the full press release

Nestlé’s Palforzia Peanut Allergy Treatment Finds New Owner in Stallergenes Greer

(IN BRIEF) Nestlé has successfully divested its peanut allergy treatment business, Palforzia, to biopharmaceutical company Stallergenes Greer. This move follows Nestlé’s strategic review of its portfolio and aims to ensure business continuity while providing patients uninterrupted access to the treatment. … Read the full press release

Montachem International Enters Compostable Materials Market with Seaweed Resins Company Loliware

PARTNERSHIP TO MAKE SEAWEED RESINS WIDELY AVAILABLE, LAUNCH LOLIWARE IN EUROPE (IN BRIEF) Montachem International is partnering with Loliware, a U.S.-based materials science company, to venture into the compostable materials market using seaweed resins. This move introduces Loliware’s innovative seaweed-based … Read the full press release

Revolutionary Paper-Based Frozen Food Packaging Unveiled Through Collaborative Breakthrough by Ahlstrom and The Paper People LLC

(IN BRIEF) Ahlstrom, in collaboration with The Paper People LLC, has introduced a breakthrough in sustainable packaging with a fully fiber-based, recyclability-certified solution for frozen foods. This packaging, designed to replace conventional fossil-based plastics, provides an eco-friendly alternative for frozen … Read the full press release

University of Leeds Scientists Transform Plant Proteins into Juicy Alternatives with Microgels

(IN BRIEF) Researchers at the University of Leeds, led by Professor Anwesha Sarkar from the School of Food Science and Nutrition, have developed a breakthrough technique to enhance the texture and moisture of plant-based protein alternatives. By creating plant protein … Read the full press release

BevZero Introduces State-of-the-Art Mobile Flash Pasteurization Unit to Enhance Non-Alcoholic Beverage Stability at South Africa Facility

(IN BRIEF) BevZero, a major player in the non-alcoholic beverage industry, is set to launch an advanced mobile flash pasteurization unit at its South African facility in Q4 2023. The unit, a TMCI PADOVAN, will enhance the safety and longevity … Read the full press release

Seafood with a View: Study Shows Consumers Willing to Pay More for Locally Caught Fish in Sight of Active Fisheries

(IN BRIEF) Researchers from the University of York and The James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen conducted a study in the Scottish inshore fishing towns of Mallaig and Oban, revealing that consumers are willing to pay significantly more for seafood if … Read the full press release

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan and Accenture Partner for Data-Driven Transformation through Joint Venture

(IN BRIEF) Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. and Accenture have entered into a joint venture set to commence in January 2024. The venture is aimed at supporting Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Group’s goal of becoming a data-driven organization with streamlined administrative and … Read the full press release

Banijay’s MasterChef to Debut in French-Canadian Market, Cookery Competition Set to Inspire Culinary Enthusiasts in Quebec

(IN BRIEF) Banijay, a prominent media and entertainment company, announces that its popular cooking show, MasterChef, will be adapted for French-Canada. Produced by Pixcom in collaboration with Quebecor Content, the show will feature cooking enthusiasts competing against each other to … Read the full press release

Gutermann and Deutsche Telekom Partner to Enhance Water Supply Networks with Acoustic Leak Detection using NB-IoT Technology

(IN BRIEF) Gutermann, a Swiss company specializing in leak detection, has partnered with Deutsche Telekom to provide intelligent connectivity for water supply infrastructures. The solution uses acoustic leak detection with noise loggers installed in the pipe networks, which send noise … Read the full press release

EBRD Expands Support to Ukraine’s KredoBank with €25 Million Guarantee Facility for Critical Industries and Food Security

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is expanding its cooperation with KredoBank, a subsidiary of PKO Bank Polski, to support food security and critical industries in wartime Ukraine. The EBRD provides a €25 million guarantee facility … Read the full press release

Experts Call for Early Intervention to Curb Childhood Obesity and Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Adulthood

(IN BRIEF) A scientific statement published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology highlights that childhood obesity is a critical factor leading to cardiovascular disease (CVD) in adulthood. Childhood obesity is on the rise globally, and the associated problems of … Read the full press release

Symrise Pet Food Rebrands its Nutrition Ingredients to Nuvin™, Expanding Growth and Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) Symrise Pet Food has announced the rebranding of its nutrition ingredients brand to Nuvin™, with a focus on expanding growth and advancing sustainability. The transformation aims to strategically strengthen the company’s pet food offering, encompassing egg, chicken, hydrolyzed … Read the full press release

Bira 91 Teams Up with Accenture for Enterprise Reinvention and Digital Transformation

(IN BRIEF) Bira 91, an Indian premium beer company operating globally, has entered into a collaboration with Accenture to drive growth, enhance business agility, and accelerate innovation through an enterprise reinvention program. Accenture will assist Bira 91 in designing and … Read the full press release

MICHELIN Guide 2023 Announces Culinary Stars in Guangzhou, Introducing Special Awards

(IN BRIEF) The MICHELIN Guide Guangzhou 2023 has revealed its latest selection of culinary establishments in the city. The sixth edition features a total of 119 recommended restaurants, including 3 Two MICHELIN Star, 16 One MICHELIN Star, 42 Bib Gourmand, … Read the full press release

Arkema, Polymem, and Tergys Collaborate on Innovative Autonomous Filtration Systems for Clean Drinking Water Supply

(IN BRIEF) Arkema, Polymem, and Tergys have partnered to develop innovative autonomous filtration systems that address the challenge of supplying drinking water to remote and disaster-stricken areas. The collaboration builds on the expertise of Arkema and Polymem in the development … Read the full press release

Loughborough Researchers to Investigate Effective Communication Strategies on Eating and Body Weight with Adolescents

(IN BRIEF) Researchers from Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences are launching a project to explore effective communication strategies about eating and body weight with adolescents. Led by Dr. Florence Sheen, the team aims to investigate how … Read the full press release

Global Study Challenges Advice on High-Fat Dairy Foods in Healthy Diet

(IN BRIEF) A global diet study published in the European Heart Journal challenges the conventional advice of limiting high-fat dairy foods. The study, conducted in 80 countries across all inhabited continents, found that diets emphasizing fruit, vegetables, dairy (mainly whole-fat), … Read the full press release

VINCI Highways Introduces Sustainable Drinking Water Solution Along Athens-Patras Highway

(IN BRIEF) VINCI Highways, in partnership with its subsidiary Olympia Odos, is expanding its innovative “Water from the Air” service along the Athens-Patras highway. The service provides travelers with free, fresh, and high-quality drinking water produced from air ambient humidity. … Read the full press release

Barry Callebaut to Deliver Chocolate Innovations for Unilever’s Ice Cream Portfolio in Extended Supply Agreement

(IN BRIEF) Unilever and Barry Callebaut have extended their strategic supply agreement for cocoa and chocolate. Barry Callebaut will continue delivering chocolate innovations for Unilever’s ice cream products, driving long-term growth. The partnership also focuses on supporting Unilever in achieving … Read the full press release

Chr. Hansen’s MyOli™ 6’-SL HMO Receives EU Approval for Infant Formula and Follow-On Formula

(IN BRIEF) Chr. Hansen has received approval from the EU for their 6’-SL HMO, the final addition to their MyOli™ 5 HMO Mix. This authorization allows the highest use level of 6’-SL in infant formula and follow-on formula in the … Read the full press release

iGulu F1: Brewing Evolution Unleashed

iGulu Smart Capsule Homebrew Appliance F1

The Future of Homebrewing Has Arrived (IN BRIEF) The iGulu F1 Smart Capsule Homebrew Fermenter is a highly anticipated product that aims to revolutionize homebrewing. It combines tradition and technology to offer enthusiasts an unparalleled brewing experience. The F1 delivers … Read the full press release

Heineken Announces Leadership Changes: Stacey Tank to Depart, Joanna Price to Assume Chief Corporate Affairs Role

(IN BRIEF) Stacey Tank, Chief Transformation and Corporate Affairs Officer at Heineken N.V., has decided to leave the company to rejoin her family in the United States due to her child’s illness. Her role will be taken over by Joanna … Read the full press release

Nestlé CFO Transition: François-Xavier Roger Steps Down, Anna Manz Appointed as Successor

Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR (IN BRIEF) Nestlé has announced the departure of François-Xavier Roger, the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), after eight years with the company. Roger has made significant contributions to Nestlé’s … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel Packaging Coatings Responds to BPA Restrictions with Bisphenol-Free Internal Coating Solution for Beverage Can Makers

AkzoNobel Packaging Coatings Responds to BPA Restrictions with Bisphenol-Free Internal Coating Solution for Beverage Can Makers

(IN BRIEF) AkzoNobel Packaging Coatings has introduced a new bisphenol-free internal coating, called Accelshield 700, for beverage can ends. This coating provides can makers with an alternative to traditional coatings containing bisphenol A (BPA) and complies with FDA and EU … Read the full press release

Covestro Introduces Decovery® CQ 6010: Advancing Recyclable Paper Packaging with Bio-Based Barrier Coating

(IN BRIEF) Covestro has developed Decovery® CQ 6010, a partially bio-based barrier coating resin that enables recyclable paper packaging. By replacing polyethylene (PE) and aluminum layers in food packaging, Decovery® CQ 6010 reduces waste and improves recyclability. The resin provides … Read the full press release

Barry Callebaut strengthens commitment to transparency with 100% certified or verified cocoa and ingredients target by 2030

(IN BRIEF) Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading chocolate and cocoa products manufacturer, has announced a set of refined sustainability targets for its Forever Chocolate plan. The company aims to make sustainable chocolate the norm, with targets to achieve by 2030 … Read the full press release

AAK Group reports strong start to 2023 with increased operating profit and cash flow

(IN BRIEF) Swedish food ingredients company AAK Group has reported a 43% rise in Q1 operating profit compared to the same period last year, driven by solid performance in its food ingredients and chocolate and confectionery fats business areas. Despite … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ expands offerings for food and feed industries with alternative protein solutions

(IN BRIEF) International technology group ANDRITZ is expanding its offerings to the food and feed industries by providing solutions for the production of alternative proteins. The company will help customers scale up their production of alternative proteins and provide support … Read the full press release

Taco Bell Recognizes Ahlstrom’s Innovative and Sustainable Packaging Contributions

(IN BRIEF) Ahlstrom has been recognized for its contribution to Taco Bell’s sustainable packaging. The company leveraged its FluoroFree and trulyNatural technologies to develop compostable packaging solutions for Taco Bell, which are free of harmful chemicals. Ahlstrom received the recognition … Read the full press release

Nestle establishes Institute of Agricultural Sciences to promote sustainable food systems

(IN BRIEF) Nestlé has opened an Institute of Agricultural Sciences to advance sustainable food systems and develop science-based solutions in agriculture. The institute is dedicated to screening and developing solutions in key focus areas, such as plant science, agricultural systems, … Read the full press release

BASF expands ecovio® portfolio for sustainable food packaging with home and industrial compostable grade

(IN BRIEF) BASF, a leading chemical company, has added a certified home and industrial compostable grade for cold and hot food packaging to its ecovio® portfolio for extrusion coating on paper and board. The new extrusion coating grade, ecovio® 70 … Read the full press release