Russell Stover Chocolates restructures its production and distribution operations

USA – Russell Stover Chocolates, the top manufacturer of boxed chocolates in the US is making several changes to the production, retail and distribution networks to align its operations with the changing consumer needs across […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kraft Heinz taps Campbell executive Abrams-Rivera as new US zone president

USA – The Kraft Heinz Company has appointed the president of Campbell Snacks Carlos Abrams-Rivera as the company’s new US Zone President, effective February 3, 2020. Abrams-Rivera, 52, will join the company after a successful […]

Kroger launches new meat alternative product, plans 50 additional plant-based foods this year

USA – The Kroger Co. has launched Simple Truth Emerge: Plant Based Fresh Meats, an expansion of Simple Truth line that offers burger patties, and plans to introduce 50 additional plant-based foods this year. Available […]

French e-grocery shopping platform Jow raises US$7m additional funding

FRANCE – French e-grocery startup Jow has raised US$7 million in new funding led by Stride.VC alongside DST Partners, as well as Caterina Fake and Jyri Engeström from Yes VC and Shan-Lyn Ma, the co-founder […]

Silvertree invests in South African new virtual kitchen business Darth Kitchens

SOUTH AFRICA – Cape Town-based investor Silvertree Holdings has invested R5 million (US$0.34 million) in return for a majority stake in former OrderIn co-founder Heini Booysen’s new Darth kitchens business. Also known as a “ghost […]

E-commerce firm Shopnaw to make maiden entrance in the Ghanaian market

GHANA – A new entrant in the e-commerce industry of Ghana is set to launch an online shopping market debut Shopnaw, providing tailor-made technology platform and marketing opportunities to support sellers, buyers and delivery partners. […]