PepsiCo joins circular shopping platform Loop in reusable packaging pilot

USA – Food and beverages giant, PepsiCo has joined the grocery platform Loop launched by global recycling organisation, Terracycle to promote reusable packaging and reduce plastic waste. PepsiCo said it will be offering Paris consumers two of its brands, Tropicana Orange Juice and Quaker Cruesli Chocolat Noir, in reusable containers, as part of a market…

Kroger joins forces with private equity to invest in innovative brands

USA – The American retailing company, Kroger has announced a strategic partnership with Lindsay Goldberg, a private equity firm to invest and foster growth in innovative consumer brands. Through a newly formed platform called PearlRock Partners, the two are looking to help emerging consumer brands reach new customers and grow their business. PearlRock Partners will…

Mars Petcare, Carrefour join Loop initiative to reduce single-use packaging

FRANCE – Mars Petcare has joined the Loop initiative, a new initiative launched by TerraCycle in collaboration with Carrefour to reduce single-use packaging. Loop™ Initiative is said to be the first e-commerce platform that aims to reduce plastic waste by offering shoppers with durable, functional and reusable packaging. The launch has been backed by over…

Ingredion launches corn-based clean label starch for lower-fat products

USA – Ingredion has unveiled a new corn-based clean label starch suitable for production of indulgence textures in healthier foods such as lower-fat and lower-calorie products. NOVATION Indulge 2920 starch enables food producers to improve mouthfeel by offering the same functionality as a modified starch while replacing or reducing ingredients such as fat and oil,…

Global food firms commit to phase out industrial transfats by 2023

SWITZERLAND – Global food and beverage companies and members of the International Food and Beverage Alliance (IFBA) have pledged to phase out industrially produced trans-fat from the global food supply by 2023. The twelve food and beverage giants have agreed to adopt enhanced worldwide commitment to phase out industrially produced trans fats (iTFAs) from their…

Corbion launches clean-label conditioner for high quality tortillas

NETHERLANDS – The Dutch food and biochemicals company, Corbion has unveiled new tortilla conditioner that improves the quality of tortillas while meeting the need for cleaner ingredient label. Called Tortilla Suave CL, the new range delivers high-end functionality without relying on conventional dough improvers. It can be added on top of existing tortilla formulas to…

Ingredion expands virtual lab capabilities to dairy application in Asia Pacific

ASIA – Global ingredients company, Ingredion has extended its virtual laboratory capabilities, INSIDE IDEA LABS to the dairy market in the Asia-Pacific region. The virtual dairy lab brings insights and application expertise in dairy product formulation to food and beverage manufacturers, while ensuring they meet consumer needs in the fast-growing segment. The virtual dairy lab…

Symrise partners Califormulations LLC to foster beverage innovation

USA – Symrise has formed a strategic partnership with Califormulations, LLC to create a unique platform that will foster beverage innovation. Symrise is set to leverage on Califormulations’ expertise in end-to-end beverage innovation in consumer-packaged goods. The new platform combines beverage expertise and innovation capabilities with the ability to quickly develop shelf-ready, scalable products. Customers…

Chr. Hansen to launch new culture that reduces added sugar in fermented dairy

DENMARK – Chr. Hansen is set to launch new Sweety Y-1 claimed to be the first culture in the world that allows dairy manufacturers to create naturally sweeter products while reducing added sugar. According to FoodIngredientsFirst report, culture helps address modern market trends and consumer demands for healthy food by reducing added sugar without compromising…

DuPont unveils new range of cultures for fermented plant-based products

USA - DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has introduced new range of cultures specially designed for fermented plant-based products. The new DuPont Danisco VEGE cultures are an addition to Danisco brand which delivers food and beverage innovation to address the health, wellness trends among consumers. It features DuPont’s premium HOWARU probiotics which are specially designed for…