Jack Daniel’s launches new golden whiskey in the United States

USA - Jack Daniel's, leading American whiskey brand has introduced a new golden whiskey called Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey in the United states. This comes after a successful launch of the range as a travel retail exclusive item and select markets in Asia. Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey has a…

Kenya’s monthly coffee earnings sink 24% to US$76.98m as global glut persists

KENYA – Kenya's Coffee earnings have continued to record a decline as the country’s March 2019 sales plunged 24% to US$76.98 million (Sh7.8 bn) against US$102.65 million (Sh10.4bn) realised in the same period last year, data from the Coffee Directorate reveals. Daniel Mbithi , chief executive at Nairobi Coffee Exchange said that the decline in…

Nestle Australia to launch new Milo without cane sugar

AUSTRALIA – Nestle Australia has announced that it is set to launch a new version of its Milo beverage, made without cane sugar in response to changing consumer needs towards healthier lifestyles. The latest version of Milo has 30% less added sugar and is a result of more than two years of development. According to…

ADM Wild expands natural colors range with new micronized powders

USA – Leading ingredients supplier, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has launched new micronized color powders made from coloring foodstuffs and paprika extract, expanding its WILD Rainbow Range. The new micronized color powders are made up of particles that are much smaller than conventional color pigments that increases their opacity. ADM says that these properties…

Nestle and Carrefour partner to offer full brand traceability using blockchain

FRANCE – Nestle and the French retail giant, Carrefour have partnered to use blockchain technology to offer full traceability of famous mashed potato brand, Mousline purée. Customers in France will be able to have full access to blockchain data for the product, enhancing transparency across the entire supply chain. Consumers can use their smartphone or…

JBS opens new US$20m food innovation center in Colorado, US

USA – Brazilian meat processor, JBS USA has inaugurated a new state-of-the-art food innovation center in Colorado, the United States reinforcing its capabilities in global innovation. Located at Colorado State University (CSU) campus, the new facility is set to give JBS a competitive advantage in culinary research in Colorado, across the US and around the…

Waitrose in partnership to develop food packaging film from waste shells

UK – British supermarket chain, Waitrose has partnered a Scottish biotechnology company, CuanTec to trial a new food packaging film made from langoustine shells. The partners are exploring the potential for eco food packaging made from the waste shells to address the increasing concerns around plastic packaging and their impact on the environment, reports FoodBev.…

Beam Suntory expands portfolio with new rosé and yuzu citrus Effen vodkas

USA – Beam Suntory has unveiled new variants of its EFFEN® Vodka, a super-premium and smooth vodka, looking to delight US consumers with new taste experiences. The two new flavors: EFFEN® Rosé and EFFEN® Yuzu Citrus are an expansion of the Effen vodka made from premium French wheat using a continuous distillation process, along with…

Craft Brew Alliance launches low alcohol, low-calorie seltzer drink

USA - Craft Brew Alliance’s growth unit pH Experiment is set to launch a new line of low alcohol, low calorie seltzers to delight consumers during the summer. The new product, Pacer Low Proof Seltzer is the second product innovation by the pH Experiment, a segment that was launched to explore opportunities and growth outside…

UK investor to establish US$2.97m tea processing factory in Kenya

KENYA – Tea farmers in the western region of Kenya are set to benefit from a US$2.97million (Shs 300 million) state-of-the-art tea processing factory from a United Kingdom-based investor in a move to rejuvenate the tea sector in the region. The tea factory will be the second in the western region in addition to Mudete…