Hershey Company announces its holistic cocoa sustainability strategy

USA - The Hershey Company, an American company and one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world has announced Cocoa For Good, its holistic cocoa sustainability strategy. This comprehensive strategy addresses the most pressing issues facing cocoa-growing communities: poverty, poor nutrition, at-risk youth, and vulnerable ecosystems. According to the company, it seeks to bring…

Mondelēz International announces OREO brand will display Cocoa Life logo

USA - Mondelez International has announced that from the end of March, the OREO brand will be covered by its industry leading sustainable cocoa sourcing programme, Cocoa Life. OREO packs will display the Cocoa Life logo, which will be present across the full range by the end of this year. According to the company, this…

Krispy Kreme enters Nigeria, to invest US$7m in 20 outlets

NIGERIA - Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation, an American doughnuts and coffee brand is investing US$7 million in a network of outlets as it begins its journey into the Nigerian food and beverage market, offering 16 different varieties of doughnuts, as well as Nigerian blended coffee. The company says that its expansion into the Nigerian market…

Danone-owned SToK Coffee unveils two new cold brew drinks

USA - SToK Coffee, US-based brewer of cold drinks has released two new offerings that is, Yerba Mate cold brew tea and Protein cold brew coffee to add to its variety of cold brews in multi-serve and single serve formats, Yerba Mate Cold Brew Tea offers 75% more caffeine for caffeine lovers, has less sugar…

UK rejects the tax on disposable coffee ‘latte levy’

UK - The British government has rejected calls to impose the ‘latte levy’ on disposable coffee cups, instead opting to reduce the use of single-use cups through voluntary initiatives. To reduce on Britain’s 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups a year and as a deposit return scheme for plastic bottles, the Environment Audit Committee (EAC) proposed a…

Kenyan tea sales to Pakistan declines following stringent rules on aflatoxin

KENYA - Kenya’s tea exports to top buyer Pakistan dropped by half or US$36.55 million loss in sales compared to the same period last year after the top market instituted a requirement for rigorous testing for aflatoxin. The Tea Directorate attributed declined sales to strict rules used in aflatoxin tests following a disagreement between Kenya…

Fairlife reintroduces its coffee flavor to add to its Power protein drink line

USA - Fairlife, US brand of milk has added a new coffee flavour, Core Power protein shakes to expand its range of Core Power Original lactose-free protein drinks. The new flavor is an improved version of the original one, with 26 grams of proteins per serving as compared to 20 grams in the original ‘light’…

Unilever PG Tips switches to 100% renewable and biodegradable tea bags

UK – Unilever PG Tips, one of one of the U.K.'s most iconic tea brands, has switched to producing 100% fully renewable biodegradable tea bags made with new plant-based material. According to the company, this is the latest step in its journey to improve the impact of products on the environment by moving to fully…

Export council prepares farmers for increased export cocoa production

NIGERIA- Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), in collaboration with the Abia State Government, organised a one-day capacity building workshop in Umuahia, the state capital to sensitise farmers on how to increase cocoa production for export. This was done to enhance the contribution of the non-oil sector to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product GDP, which was…

Keurig expands its coffee machine portfolio, with new bold design

USA - Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., a leader in specialty coffee and innovative single serve brewing systems has further expanded its line of Keurig brewers with the new Keurig K-Elite™ coffee maker. The K-Elite™ coffee maker blends premium finishes with programmable features to deliver the most beverage customization in any Keurig single cup coffee maker…