USA – Nestlé, a food and beverage company, and Starbucks, multinational chain of coffeehouses and roastery reserves, have unveiled the latest innovation from their global coffee alliance with the launch of non-dairy coffee creamers in the US.

The launch builds on Starbucks’ entry into the refrigerated creamer category in July last year and is in response to growing consumer interest in plant-based options.

Starbucks Non-Dairy Creamers feature a blend of almond milk and oat milk and claim to offer a rich and smooth texture with delicious flavors inspired by customer-favorite handcrafted beverages.

Starbucks Non-Dairy Creamers are available in two flavors – Caramel and Hazelnut. Starbucks Caramel Flavored Non-Dairy Creamer is made with caramel and hints of vanilla flavouring, inspired by its Caramel Macchiato.

Meanwhile, the brand’s Hazelnut Flavored Non-Dairy Creamer is inspired by the Hazlenut Latte found at Starbucks Cafes. The plant-based options will join the current dairy creamer line up, which consists of caramel macchiato, white chocolate mocha, cinnamon dolce latte and toffeenut latte.

In 2018, Nestlé paid US$7.15 billion for exclusive rights to sell Starbucks’ line of packaged products with the first range of Starbucks-branded coffee products released last year.

Most recently under the agreement, the companies launched a Cold Brew concentrate range, Starbucks Fresh Brew and three new coffee blends in K-Cup pods.

Starbucks duo of non-dairy creamers will be available to purchase from August in grocery stores nationwide.

In other related news, Nestlé has joined other partners in founding the European Clean Trucking Alliance. This unique coalition brings together NGOs, shippers, logistics and consumer goods companies. Together they share the goal of accelerating the decarbonization of road freight transport in the EU.

As European countries seek to recover from COVID-19, Nestlé and the other members of this Alliance urge governments to invest in and speed up the shift towards greener transport.

Further reducing CO2 and air pollution from road transport will help achieve the objectives of the European Green Deal and make Europe the first carbon-neutral continent.

“We are proud to be one of the founding members of the European Clean Trucking Alliance. Improving the efficiency of our transport and distribution is crucial if we want to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050,” Paul Lammers, Head of Supply Chain for Nestlé Zone Europe, Middle East and North Africa said.

“Since 2014, we have reduced our CO2 emissions in logistics by more than 10% in Europe. Having more zero-emission trucks and the required infrastructure will help accelerate this move.”

Nestlé is already on the road to a net zero emissions future. In September 2019, the company announced its ambition to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. It will soon publish a plan consistent with this aim, including interim targets.

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