Tate & Lyle launches stevia sustainability project in partnership with Earthwatch

UK – Food and beverage ingredients supplier, Tate & Lyle has partnered Earthwatch, an international environment body to launch a new research project to assess the sustainability of the stevia sweetener supply chain. The strategic review will be carried out by Earthwatch, Tate & Lyle and its stevia partner Sweet Green Fields will join expertise…

Ishida Europe opens Quality Control Demonstration Centre in the UK

UK – Food packing machinery company, Ishida Europe has inaugurated a Control Demonstration Centre at its UK headquarters in Woodgate, Birmingham to demonstrate its capabilities in packing line systems for food industries. The center will be open to food manufacturers who will have an opportunity to see how the equipments and their entire systems work…

Nestle launches range of Starbucks coffee products after US$7.1b deal

SWITZERLAND – Nestle has announced the global launch of a new range of coffee products under the Starbucks brand following last year’s US$7.15 billion tie-up deal to sell Starbuck’s coffees and teas. The new range involves 24 products including whole bean and roast and ground, as well as the first-ever Starbucks capsules developed using Nespresso and Nescafé Dolce…

Muller unveils US$128m cost and margin improvement program

UK - Müller Milk & Ingredients has launched a new US$128.71 million (£100m) program to promote cost and margin initiatives meant to secure a vibrant and sustainable future for the business. Called ‘Project Darwin’, the initiative involves a comprehensive review of every aspect of the company operations, logistics, back office and people organisation, all looking…

Global plant-based beverages market reaches US$247.8b driven by health and wellness trends

WORLD – The global plant-based beverages market is estimated at US$247.84 billion in 2018 and this is expected to grow at annual growth rate of 6.7% to reach US$474.66 billion by 2028, according to latest report by Future Market Insights. The increase is attributed to rising demand for health and wellness products in the global…

Packaging group Huhtamaki launches a new line of paper straws

FINLAND – The Finnish food packaging company, Huhtamaki has launched a new line of paper straws to increase availability of sustainable choices and alternatives to plastic straws. The development comes after the company invested in new, purpose-built machinery to expand its capabilities in providing sustainable materials for food packaging products. Huhtamaki said the new paper…

Carlsberg unveils new Danish Pilsner beer in the UK to strengthen brand

UK – Global brewer, Carlsberg has unveiled a ‘better’ brand of its flagship Carlsberg beer in the UK called Carlsberg Danish Pilsner backed by ‘multi-million-pound’ investment. Available in the UK starting March 1, Carlsberg said the new beer brand with improved quality perceptions, enhances the consumer drinking experience and minimise its environmental impact. The trade…

Danone unveils smart cap for its Font Vella mineral water to enhance hydration

SPAIN – Danone has announced that it is set to launch a special smart cap to its Spanish mineral water brand Font Vella that will allow consumers track their water intake as well as hydration levels. Called Coach2O, the device covers the existing bottle cap, ensuring no contact between the water and the device and…

Dairy Farmers of America launches Craigs Creamery cheese in the US

USA – The national milk marketing corporative, Dairy Farmers of America in conjunction with eight New York-area farm families has unveiled a new cheese brand called Craigs Creamery in the US. The firm says the new product is made with local, high-quality milk and all-natural ingredients, reinforcing its commitment to sustainable farming and ensuring a…

American Soybean Association, KSU partner to launch aquafeed program in the US

USA – The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health in partnership with Kansas State University (KSU) have launched aquafeed program in a bid to increase productivity in aquaculture farms in the United States. The Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade Cambodia (CAST) program is a five-year project with mandate to…