Alcohol free wine maker FRE forays into the canned wine market with new offerings

USA – FRE, one of the leading alcohol-removed wine brand, has entered the cans market with the launch of new single-serving alcohol-removed wines; Sparkling Rosé and Sparkling Brut. The new offerings aim to give existing […]

Cargill invests US$29.1m to expand animal nutrition plant in the US

USA – Diamond V, an animal nutrition business owned by Cargill, has opened its expanded manufacturing plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to complete all production and packaging of its natural immune support products in one […]

Kroger teams up with Ocado in opening new distribution facility in the US

USA – The Kroger Company, America’s largest grocery retailer has partnered with British online grocer, Ocado in setting up and operating a new Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC) located in Frederick, Maryland. The facility will support Kroger’s […]

Nestlé partners with Burcon and Merit on plant-based ingredients

SWITZERLAND – Nestlé has entered into a joint development agreement (JDA) with Merit Functional Foods and its technology partner Burcon NutraScience to tailor their plant-based proteins for use in Nestlé food and beverage applications. The […]

HKScan to invest US$6.62m in expanding poultry processing facility in Finland

FINLAND – Meat and food company, HKScan has unveiled plans of investing €6 million (US$6.62m) in the new slaughter process of its poultry unit in Rauma, Finland. HKScan expects the investment to significantly improve raw […]

Keeping the pace: New study highlights plant-based protein trends in 2020

USA – Plant-based proteins dominated the food and beverage landscape in 2019 driving new product introductions and overall industry buzz. As food companies look for ways to keep pace with the rapidly expanding and evolving […]

Conagra Brands launches new Duncan Hines Keto Friendly Cake Cups

USA – Duncan Hines, a brand of Conagra Brands, has unveiled a collection of Keto Friendly Cake Cups, designed to meet the growing demand by consumers seeking low-carbohydrate snacks. Duncan Hines Keto Friendly Cups come […]

Zambian company to set up a US$166m sugar refinery

ZAMBIA – Mobe Sugar Company, a wholly owned Zambian private manufacturing company has initiated talks with Luanshya Municipal Council, North-Central Zambia on opening a sugar refinery and auxiliary factories in the district worth over US$166 […]

Louis Dreyfus Company secures US$100m to expand operations

NETHERLANDS – Louis Dreyfus Company, a leading merchant and processor of agricultural products has secured a US$100 million financing facility from the EBRD to facilitate the company’s regional expansion. The funding will support LDC’s operations […]