Starbucks to form a strategic retail partnership with Alibaba

CHINA - Starbucks Coffee Company, a multinational coffee company, and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., a Chinese multinational e-commerce company, have announced a strategic “New Retail” partnership to expand market service. According to Starbucks, the partnership will enable a seamless Starbucks Experience and transform the coffee industry in China. Starbucks announced plans to pilot delivery services…

Recycling Partnership and PepsiCo Foundation to boost US residential recycling

USA – The PepsiCo Foundation and national non-profit The Recycling Partnership, have announced the launch of "All In On Recycling" -- the largest ever industry-wide residential recycling challenge to make recycling easier for 25 million families across the U.S. According to PepsiCo, the industry challenge aims to help capture 1.9 million tons of quality recyclable materials over next…

Retail company Supervalu announces agreement with Blackwells Capital

USA – Supervalu, a grocery industry leader in grocery wholesale distribution and professional services, has entered an agreement with Blackwells Capital, in which has agreed to withdraw its director nominees and vote all of its shares in support of SUPERVALU’s full slate of directors. Supervalu said that under the accord, Blackwells will pull its director…

Nestle joins forces with six food companies to advance animal welfare standards

WORLD - Nestlé and six other food companies have joined forces through the Global Coalition for Animal Welfare (GCAW) to advance animal welfare standards throughout the global food supply chain. According to the company, the GCAW is the world’s first global food industry-led collaboration uniting major companies and animal welfare experts working towards improving standard…

FAO and EBRD hold workshops to tackle food security in Egypt

EGYPT - UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) held two workshops in Cairo, Egypt on the grain market to address supply chain efficiency and national food security. The workshops held in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, the Ministry of Supply and Internal…

Domino’s Pizza partners with Cold Stone Creamery to launch a ‘cultural’ ice cream flavour in Nigeria

NIGERIA - The Pizza giant Domino’s in partnership with the US ice cream parlor chain, Cold Stone Creamery has launched a new ice cream flavor called Baby Cakes alongside a squad meal that matches family lifestyles in Nigeria. To promote a cultural upbeat among consumers, the two are also collaborating with Biola Alabi Media to produce…

GEA partners with Almarai Company to build a modern dairy factory in Saudi Arabia

SAUDI ARABIA – GEA, one of the largest suppliers of technology for the food processing industry, has worked with Almarai Company in Saudi Arabia to build the nation’s largest and most modern dairy processing facility. Almarai Company is the the largest dairy company in Saudi Arabia by market value. The new plant at Al Kharj…

Chinese dairy manufacturer Mengniu revitalises organic milk using Tetra Pak solutions

CHINA - Mengniu, a leading Chinese dairy manufacturer, has upgraded its premium line of organic milk in collaboration with Tetra Pak, making it the first white milk in the world to use Tetra Prisma® Aseptic 250 Edge with DreamCap™​​. According to Tetra Pak, the new product line has a higher protein content, tastes better and…

CS Group and Pepsico Foodservice announce plans to expand distribution rights

USA - CS Group and PepsiCo Foodservice have announced the expansion of a distribution agreement that grants PepsiCo exclusive distribution rights to Cool Attitudes Craft Mixers in the United States. Cool Attitudes Craft Mixers are a disruptive entrant in the craft cocktail space, merging premium ingredients with the efficiencies of proven Bag-in-Box beverage dispensing technology.…

PepsiCo enters distribution agreement with Select Harvests branded nuts into China

CHINA – PepsiCo, an American multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation, has entered into a distribution agreement with Select Harvests to bring the Australian company’s Lucky brand of nuts and seeds in China. According to FoodBev, the products will be produced and supplied by select Harvests, while PepsiCo will be responsible for marketing, sales and…