Coca Cola, PepsiCo and Nestle are the largest waste contributors, says Greenpeace

CANADA – Greenpeace, a non-governmental environmental organization, has released an audit which said that Coca Cola, PepsiCo and Nestle are the top three contributors to ocean waste and pollution. According to the organization, together with their partners in the Break Free From Plastic movement, they enlisted the help of 10,000 volunteers across 42 countries to…

Craft Brew Alliance forms distribution partnerships with 3 US-based beer companies

USA - Craft Brew Alliance, Inc., a leading craft brewing company, has made strategic brewing and distribution partnerships with Appalachian Mountain Brewery (AMB), Cisco Brewers, and Wynwood Brewing Co. through three separate purchase agreements. Formally launched in 2015, CBA’s craft partner strategy has contributed significantly to the evolution of the company, and new agreements represent…

Coca-Cola Amatil acquires minority stake in restaurant tech start-up Tabsquare

AUSTRALIA - Cola Amatil has announced it has taken a minority stake in Singapore-based restaurant tech start-up, TabSquare via its corporate venturing platform, Amatil X. According to the company, TabSquare provides artificial intelligence [AI]-powered smart in-restaurant solutions to improve the restaurant experience for diners and improve operational efficiency for restaurant owners. It is the second…

IFF successfully completes Frutarom acquisition to become a global leader in fragrances

USA - International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., an American corporation producing flavors and fragrances, has announced it has completed its acquisition of Frutarom, and is now a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition. According to the company, it anticipates the combination with Frutarom will translate into accelerated financial performance, with robust top and bottom-line…

Ball Corporation to expand market presence in Spain with US$115m investment

SPAIN – Ball Corporation, one of the world's leading suppliers of metal packaging, has made a US$115 million investment, as the company expands its presence in Spain, where it already has another production facility located in La Selva del Camp. The plant’s capacity is contracted to existing Ball customers, with two production lines and an…

Coca Cola Amatil officially opens the largest Australian manufacturing plant in Queensland

AUSTRALIA – Coca Cola Amatil, one of the largest bottlers of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages, has officially opened its largest Australian manufacturing plant in Queensland, to improve production. According to the company, the US$165 million expansion of the Coca-Cola Amatil bottling and warehouse facility in Richlands, will enable it to produce more than 90 million unit…

Cargill reports fiscal 2019 first-quarter results with 5% rise in revenues

USA – Cargill, an American provider of food, agriculture, financial and industrial products, has reported a 5% revenue increase in results for the first quarter of fiscal 2019, which ended Aug. 31, 2018. According to the company, the adjusted operating earnings totalled US$883 million, nearly matching the US$888 million earned in last year’s strong comparative…

Ingredion announces US$60m investment of specialty food ingredients in Asia

ASIA - Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions, today announced US$60 million of planned investments to grow its specialty food ingredients business in Asia. According to the company, it commenced expansion of its modified and clean-label specialty starch capabilities in tapioca, waxy corn and rice early last year. The investments include a…

Arca Continental officially complete construction of new plant in Houston

USA - Arca Continental, one of the largest Coca-Cola bottling companies in the world, and its Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages company, has completed the laying of the first stone of its new plant and Center for Coca-Cola Distribution in Houston, Texas. According to the company, the executives of Arca Continental and CCSWB, along with federal, state…

Nestle pledges to increase use of recycled plastics by 2025 in Europe

EUROPE – Nestlé, a Swiss transnational food and drink company, has pledged to make a significant increase in the amount of recycled plastics it uses in some of its packaging in the European Union. By 2025, bottles, PET layer in laminates, caps on glass jars and tins, trays for meat products and shrink films for…