Coffee tech firm Bellwether Coffee raises $40m in funding

USA – California based Coffee technology firm, Bellwether Coffee has raised US$40 million through a Series B funding to accelerate expansion of its electronic commercial roaster and online coffee bean marketplace solutions. Led by DBL […]

KFC teams up with Beyond Meat in piloting plant-based chicken

USA – KFC has partnered with meat alternatives company Beyond Meat to trial a new plant-based chicken, Beyond Fried Chicken, available as both nuggets and boneless wings. The Beyond Fried Chicken was launched at a […]

Stakeholders collaborate to remodel South Africa’s poultry industry

SOUTH AFRICA – The South Africa’s poultry industry is set to receive a major boost from a government-led master plan aimed at making local producers more competitive. The government, through the Department of Trade and […]

Coca-Cola bottler pilots robotic technology to deliver beverages in UK

UK – The world’s largest Coca-Cola bottler, Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is piloting robotic technology to deliver beverages to consumers at Altons Tower in the UK.   CCEP Ventures has teamed up with autonomous driving […]

Nestlé expands plant-based range with mince and new-recipe burger

EUROPE – Nestlé is expanding its plant based food range with the introduction of a new ‘cook from raw’ Garden Gourmet Incredible Mince and a new and improved version of its Incredible Burger. The new […]

Amazon opens its biggest global campus in India to enhance investment

INDIA – American online retailer and technology company, Amazon has opened its biggest campus in the globally in Hyderabad, India, as the first Amazon-owned campus outside the US. The 9.5-acre campus will house over 15,000 […]

KitKat Chocolatory releases limited edition of rare volcanic chocolate bar

AUSTRALIA – Nestlé’s KitKat Chocolatory has released a new limited-edition range, KitKat Chocolatory Sublime Volcanic, made from one of the world’s rarest cocoas. The KitKat Chocolatory Sublime Volcanic is so named as the cocoa has been sourced […]

Biena Snacks secures US$8 million funding to expand plant-based foods

USA – Boston’s plant-based snacking brand, Biena Snacks has secured US$8 million in Series B financing led by MAW Investments, to accelerate growth of the brand. MAW Investments is a private equity firm created by former Snyder’s-Lance […]

First US plant-based education centre opens amid growing demand for meat-free diets

USA – The first fully plant-based US nutrition and culinary education centre, the Centre for Plant-Based Living (CPBL) is opening in St. Louis, Missouri. The centre, which comes at a time when demand for information […]

Kenya’s Capital Market Authority proposes new regulations for commodity exchange

KENYA – Capital Markets Authority of Kenya is proposing new regulations that will guide the planned Commodities Exchange. According to the draft regulations, companies looking to expand their activities to the commodities exchange will have […]