Starbucks commits US$100m in new investment fund to support food startups

USA – The world’s leading coffee giant, Starbucks has announced that it is committing US$100 million in a new investment firm, Valor Siren Ventures I L.P. (VSV) to support growth of food and retail startup companies. The new venture fund will partner with startup technology companies with a goal to grow the next generation of…

DSM unveils new solar testing field in Netherlands to advance renewable energy

NETHERLANDS – Royal DSM has announced that it has unveiled a new field test site in Southern Netherlands to advance its capabilities in solar materials and reinforce the renewable energy agenda. The new Louisegroeve solar field is a collaboration between DSM and its partners including the solar module manufacturer Tata Power Solar and NaGa Solar,…

Canada’s Growpacker gets backing to launch cannabis brand incubator program

CANADA – Canadian contract manufacturer of THC & CBD infused consumable liquids, dry goods, and health & wellness products, Growpacker has launched a new incubator programme to fast-track cannabis brands. Also participating in the programme is Ceria Brewing Company, the Colorado craft brewery and the maker of Blue Moon beer. The brand incubator and accelerator…

Constellation Brands expands Modelo range with new ready-to-drink Chelada

USA – Constellation Brands has launched new ready-to-drink Chelada, Modelo Chelada Limón y Sal, expanding its Modelo beer brand in the United States. The new addition is made with Mexican beer and the refreshing natural flavor of lime and salt to provide a new, convenient way to enjoy the classic Chelada experience. It joins other…

Graham’s The Family Dairy debuts new line of high-protein ice cream

UK – The family-owned dairy company, Graham The Family Dairy has launched a new line of high-protein ice cream, Goodness Ice Cream to expand its dairy products offering. The new range provides consumers with a great tasting choice, is lower in sugar and lower in calories, featuring 310 calories per tub. Apart from being a…

Muller enters natural yogurt category with two new variants in the UK

UK – UK’s leading dairy products brand, Muller has launched its ‘first-ever’ line of natural yogurt in the UK, to offer consumers delightful and wide yoghurt portfolio. The new variants, Müllerlight Natural and Müllerlight Greek Style Natural expands the company’s Official Yogurt of British Athletics range into a yogurt category that Muller has been absent.…

DuPont expands plant-based range with new pea and soy protein nuggets

USA – The global ingredients and food provider, DuPont has launched new plant-based protein nuggets, expanding the DuPont™ Danisco® range featuring protein and healthy snacking. The company has unveiled six new plant protein nuggets featuring pea and soy protein options that add crunchy texture and higher protein content to food products. The new range find…

Kemin unveils Powerpacked Molecule technology that protects food from oxidation

SINGAPORE – Kemin Industries, global ingredients supplier to the food and beverage industry has unveiled a new technology called Powerpacked Molecule™ that enhances chemical blending process and protects food from oxidation. Developed by Kemin Food Technologies, the innovation offers customers new and improved naturally derived antioxidants thus, advancing both food safety and customer satisfaction. Just…

Heinz to launch new condiment variants to meet demand for tasty sauces

USA – Heinz is set to launch new condiment variants, Heinz Mayocue and Heinz Mayomust sauces to address the growing demand for tasty and delicious products among saucy fans. Heinz Mayocue is a tasty combination of mayonnaise and barbecue sauce while, Heinz Mayomust is made through mixing mayonnaise and mustard. The two sauce variants are…

Beyond Meat launches plant based Beyond Beef alternative to ground beef

USA – The Los Angeles-based producer of plant-based meat substitutes, Beyond Meat has launched Beyond Beef, a plant-based alternative to ground beef, suitable for vegan diets. According to the company, the new product provides the same benefits as ground beef while addressing health and environmental concerns as well as animal welfare and ethics. Driven by…