Nestle Australia to launch new Milo without cane sugar

AUSTRALIA – Nestle Australia has announced that it is set to launch a new version of its Milo beverage, made without cane sugar in response to changing consumer needs towards healthier lifestyles. The latest version of Milo has 30% less added sugar and is a result of more than two years of development. According to…

ADM Wild expands natural colors range with new micronized powders

USA – Leading ingredients supplier, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has launched new micronized color powders made from coloring foodstuffs and paprika extract, expanding its WILD Rainbow Range. The new micronized color powders are made up of particles that are much smaller than conventional color pigments that increases their opacity. ADM says that these properties…

Waitrose in partnership to develop food packaging film from waste shells

UK – British supermarket chain, Waitrose has partnered a Scottish biotechnology company, CuanTec to trial a new food packaging film made from langoustine shells. The partners are exploring the potential for eco food packaging made from the waste shells to address the increasing concerns around plastic packaging and their impact on the environment, reports FoodBev.…

Alland & Robert and Sayaji form JV for acacia gum production in India

INDIA - Acacia gum manufacturer, Alland & Robert has announced a new joint venture with India’s Sayaji Industries for production of acacia gum for the Indian market. The 50:50 joint venture will allow Alland & Robert produce acacia gum targeting the agri-food, the pharmaceutical and the cosmetic industries. The partnership will carry a new name…

Danone sells US organic salads business Earthbound to Taylor Farms

USA – Danone has announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its US organic salads business Earthbound to California-based Taylor Farms for an undisclosed sum. The company said the divestment is part of its portfolio management and capital allocation optimization strategy. Earthbound Farm is said to have registered US$400 million in annual sales…

Dairy alternatives market expanding at 8.3% CAGR as consumers turn to vegan diets

WORLD – As demand for plant-based food products surges, a report by Future Market Insights (FMI) suggests that the revenue of the dairy alternatives market will reach US$34.6 billion by 2029.   This category is expected to register a CAGR of 8.3% during the forecast period boosted by an upsurge in demand for vegan diets…

Givaudan records a strong start to the year with 4.3% sales increase in flavors

SWITZERLAND – The Swiss flavors and fragrances company, Givaudan has recorded sales of US$1.52 million, a 6.3% increase compared to the previous year boosted by the flavors division. In the first three months of 2019, good growth was achieved across all product segments and geographies while the flavors division reported an increase of 4.3%. The…

Cargill launches mass balance model coatings and fillings in sustainable sourcing

USA – Cargill has expanded its sustainably sourced range with new coatings and fillings made with Rainforest Alliance Certified coconut oil sourced through a mass balance model. According to Cargill, the new range was developed in response to consumers’ growing demands for sustainably sourced ingredients. Through the Mass balance model, the company sources a volume…

GlaxoSmithKline Chairman Philip Hampton to step down amidst company split

UK – The British pharmaceutical and consumer goods company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced that company chairman Philip Hampton will be stepping down from his role in the middle of a possible split of its business. Hampton will be leaving the company after more than three and a half years as chairman even as he succumbs…

Swiggy’s deal for Uber Eats India delays over regulatory issues

INDIA – Uber’s plans to sell its Indian food delivery business, UberEats to rival Swiggy has been delayed as a result of tax and legal issues as well as other regulatory conditions. An ET Retail report which cites three people familiar with the matter indicates that in addition to failure to meet certain market and…