Nestle India plans upto 36 new product launches as it expects more exports

INDIA – Nestle India, the maker of Maggi noodles and Kitkat has said that it plans to launch upto 36 products in the 2019 fiscal across all categories in the country as it also looks to expand its capacity to serve more overseas markets, reports ET Retail. According to chairman and managing director Suresh Narayanan,…

Coca-Cola European Partners launches line of Espresso Monster coffee drinks

UK - Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has unveiled a new line of ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee drinks under the Monster Energy portfolio as it looks to delight coffee and energy drink consumers with new products. The on-the-go coffee drinks will be available in the UK starting March in a premium ‘touch ink’ black 250ml can. They…

Coca-Cola European Partners expands Monster range with Ultra Blue variant

UK - Coca-Cola European Partners has expanded its Monster Energy Ultra portfolio with a new Ultra Blue energy drink, expected to be available starting March this year. Monster Energy Ultra Blue has a dry, citrus and berry flavour and contains zero calories to suit consumers who want to reduce calories in their diet while getting…

Nigeria’s Chellarams DMK launches new chocolate malted drink

NIGERIA - Chellarams DMK Limited, the dairy arm of Chellarams Plc in Nigeria, has launched the ‘Real Activ Chocolate Malted food drink’ adding to its Real Activ product line. Speaking during the launch of the product, Aditya Chellaram, the Chief Executive Officer, Chellarams DMK, said the product’s unique taste and nutritional profile makes it a…

Kellogg collaborates to test eye-tracking technology in retail stocking

USA - The Kellogg Company has partnered Accenture and Qualcomm to launch a a pilot test that uses eye-tracking technology in a virtual reality headset to determine the best way to stock shelves for retailers. The partnership looks to transform retail merchandising by enabling companies to do market research faster, more affordably, and on a…

Coca-Cola European Partners unveils new line of sparkling fruit juice drink

EUROPE - Coca-Cola European Partners has launched a new line of canned Appletiser Spritzer drink, made with 50% real fruit juice and 50% sparkling water. The new range will be available in three flavors namely Apple & Exotic Lime, Apple & Blood Orange and Apple & Passion Fruit starting from March. According to the company,…

Wessanen UK launches dark roasted Whole Earth peanut butter

UK - Wessanen UK, an organic and natural food company has launched a new, intensely roasted peanut butter under the Whole Earth brand, expanding its spreads portfolio. The dark roasted peanut butter simulates the flavour of dark roasted coffee and according to the company, it contains high-oleic peanuts that have been through a special slow-roasting…

Ghana’s beverage company launches new US$2.2m Tetra Pak juice line

GHANA - Kasapreko Company Limited, a manufacturer and producer of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in Ghana, commissioned a new automated carton aseptic juice line following a US$2.2 million investment. According to the company, the juice production line will produce Kiddy Pak juice drinks to serve the young adults market, reports GhanaWeb. According to Chris Addo-Sarkodie,…

Ghana’s Niche Confectionery unveils 12 new variants in its chocolate portfolio

GHANA – Niche Confectionery Limited, a chocolate manufacturer and subsidiary of Niche Cocoa Ltd Ghana, launched 12 more varieties of its Niche Chocolate products. The company said the products include; extra dark (72% cocoa), dark (56% cocoa), milk (38% cocoa) and nine milk chocolate flavours; coconut, ginger, orange, strawberry, banana, mango, lime, honey and coffee.…

Ingredion unveils new gum-based texturizers to strengthen portfolio

USA – Ingredion has unveiled new single hydrocolloids which include gum acacia, cellulose gum and tara gum to meet customer expectations and consumer need for differentiated texture and mouthfeel in food applications. According to Ingredion, the new gum-based range has greater ingredient functionality, including texture stability, emulsification and protein protection. They add to the company’s…