Nestlé launches new on-site coffee roasting solution ‘Roastelier’

SWITZERLAND – Nestlé has launched the ‘Roastelier’, a compact coffee-roasting solution that the food and beverage company said will allow baristas to unlock and simplify the art of roasting in the shop. Nestle said that […]

Merit Functional Foods receives investment to expand its disruptive plant protein technology

CANADA – Merit Functional Foods, in consortium with Pitura Seeds and The Winning Combination, has received a co-investment from Protein Industries Canada (PIC), to facilitate the rapid growth of the new company. PIC is an […]

Solidaridad, EU sign US$4m partnership agreement to develop Liberia’s cocoa value chain

LIBERIA – Solidaridad West Africa in partnership with the European Union, has penned a memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the US$4M Cocoa Value Chain Development Program (COVADEP) in Liberia which Solidaridad is expected […]

Malawi launches US$95m Agriculture Commercialization Project

MALAWI – The President of Malawi has officially launched the Agriculture Commercialization Project (AGCOM) worth US$95 million with financing from the World Bank. The project which is set to run for six years nation-wide, will […]

Plukon acquires majority stake in Staay Food’s vegetables and convenience business

NETHERLANDS – Plukon Food Group has agreed to acquire 51% stake in Fresh Care Convenience, a producer and processor fruit and vegetables owned by its Dutch peer, Staay Food Group. Based in Dronten, the Netherlands, […]

Luckin Coffee forays into smart coffee, snack vending machine market

CHINA – Luckin Coffee, China’s largest coffee chain operator is entering the automated retail market with the launch of its “luckin coffee EXPRESS” smart unmanned coffee machine and “luckin pop” smart vending machine. The luckin […]

Mondi announces departure of group’s chief executive officer Peter Oswald

AUSTRIA – Mondi Plc has announced that its Chief Executive Officer Peter Oswald, will step down from the position and the board of packaging and paper group and leave the company on 31st March 2020. […]

Mosa Meat partners with Nutreco and Lowercarbon to accelerate market introduction

NETHERLANDS – The Dutch startup behind the world’s first cultivated hamburger, Mosa Meat has entered a strategic partnership with Nutreco and Lowercarbon Capital to accelerate the commercial launch of its labgrown meat. The partnership with […]