Tata Beverages to set up US$14m tea packaging unit in Odisha, India

INDIA - Tata Global Beverages (TGBL), the Indian non-alcoholic beverages company plans to set up a new tea packaging unit worth US$14.01 million in Gopalpur Industrial Park, Odisha, India, reports ET Retail. The company has entered into a letter of Intent (LOI) with Tata Steel Special Economic Zone Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Steel…

Rwanda’s Sorwathe company unveils new green tea factory worth US$1.12m

RWANDA – Sorwathe company, one of the oldest tea companies in Rwanda has invested over US$1.12 million in a new green tea factory in Kinihira, Rulindo district in the country’s Northern Province. The company will exclusively produce green tea to address the growing global demand, a report by Tea With Nipun reveals. According to Sorwathe…

Arla Foods unveils new high-protein and healthy concept in biscuit making

UK – Arla Foods Ingredients has released a new Whey-Pro Biscuit concept that will enable biscuit manufacturers tap into the high-protein and healthy indulgence trends while overcoming technical challenges. The new concept which features the company’s whey protein ingredient, Nutrilac involves a biscuit recipe with a premium look, taste and feel. It was designed to…

Kellogg unveils probiotic, prebiotic and fibre cereal brand for digestive health

USA – The Kellogg Company has debuted a new cereal brand, HI! Happy Inside that contains prebiotics, probiotics, and fiber that supports digestive health and wellness of consumers. Kellogg said the new cereal delivers 1 billion CFU live probiotics from active strains, 2.5 grams of prebiotics and 8-9g of fiber pending variety. Developed at WK…

AB InBev and SA Breweries to launch alcohol-free grain snack to support farmers

SOUTH AFRICA - South African Breweries in partnership with the parent company AB InBev are piloting a savoury, alcohol-free grain snack, made from locally grown grain to support emerging farmers and community development initiatives, reports ANA. The snack, called Castle Lager Better Bites is packaged in 40g packs and available for purchase at five tavern…

AB InBev and coffee maker Keurig launch home cocktail machine in the US

USA – Keurig Dr Pepper has partnered with AB InBev to launch Drinkworks Home Bar, a pod-based cocktail-making machine for people who struggle to stir, mix, or shake their own cocktails at home. The machine is able to prepare cocktails, brews, ciders by calculating the precise amount of water and carbonation needed for each proprietary.…

UK based Vieve launches ‘world’s first’ watermelon-flavoured protein drink

UK – Vieve, a UK based producer of naturally flavoured protein waters has expanded its portfolio with the launch of what it claims the world’s first watermelon-flavoured protein drink. The company said the watermelon flavoured water contains NO fat, NO sugar, NO artificial colours or flavours, low calorie and the ideal amount of protein in…

Unilever Ghana launches livelihood empowerment project for women

GHANA – Unilever Ghana has launched an entrepreneurial empowerment programme in Upper West (UW) to enhance financial stability among women. According to GNA, Unilever Ghana in collaboration with ProNet North has trained women in basic bookkeeping, financial management and savings principles under an Indian ‘Shakti’ business model. The model seeks to create livelihood opportunities for…

Simbisa Brands launches mobile application to boost delivery efficiencies

ZIMBABWE – Simbisa Brands, the quick service restaurant business owned by Innscor Africa has launched a mobile application dubbed Dial-a-Delivery (DaD) to enhance efficiency in its delivery network, reports the Herald. The platform boosts efficient delivery of products to customers through centralised call centres. Customers place orders through the phone via the DaD application and…

Plant Based Foods Association launches new plant-based certification label

USA – The US based The Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) has unveiled a new initiative, Certified Plant Based that focuses on plant-based alternatives to animal-based foods. The programme which it claims to be the first and only plant-based food certification specifies the criteria required to make a certified plant-based food claim and has NSF…