Ferrero partners Loop, Carrefour to explore reusable cans for its Nutella brand

FRANCE – Italian manufacturer of branded chocolate and confectionery products, Ferrero has partnered with Carrefour and Loop to roll out reusable jar for its Nutella brand. The partnership is in line with Ferrero’s 2019 plans to make all its packaging 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. To support this objective, the company has joined forces with the two companies to implement the pilot scheme for its Nutella brand in Paris, France. The new jar was developed by Ferrero in partnership with reuse platform Loop and is specially designed with…

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New PET bottle recycling capacities in France and Poland a major boost to EU’s move towards circular economy

FRANCE – Europe’s move towards a circular economy has received a major boost following reports that Thailand-based company Indorama Ventures is planning to build a new recycling plant in France and a further expansion of two facilities in Poland. The installations and expansions are aimed at boosting the company’s PET recycling and are inline with the company’s plans to invest US$1.5 billion globally to expand its recycling facilities. Indorama Ventures has a target of processing a minimum of 750,000 metric tons of rPET globally by 2025. The new plant in…

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ADM unveils Wisium feed premix portfolio in Canada as corporate venture arm invests in microbiome focused fund

CANADA – Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) has unveiled its Wisium premix and nutrition services brand in eastern Canada even as its corporate venture capital arm, ADM Ventures injected funds into a microbiome focused fund. Following the launch, Wisium offerings will be now available in Quebec, Ontario and Maritimes include Transi Up, Egg Quality Concept, Feet Up, and PURlite. Near Infrared Technologies offering quick predictions of nutrient values to ensure quality of raw materials and finished feeds. In addition, Wisium will offer Near Infrared Technologies that provide quick predictions of…

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Alland & Robert to expand capacity of acacia gum plant in France

FRANCE – Acacia gum specialist Alland & Robert has announced it will invest €11 million (about US$12.82 million) to increase production capacity at its production site in Saint-Aubin-sur-Gaillon, France. Acacia gum is a natural, plant-based, and health-haloed ingredient that is used in thousands of everyday products. In the food industry, acacia gum is used to generate texture, emulsify and stabilize. It is also widely used in winemaking, with recent studies by the company demonstrating its mechanism for preserving wine’s color while reducing sedimentation. Acacia gum can also be leveraged to…

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Functional flours specialist Limagrain inaugurates US$10.6m production line in France

FRANCE – Limagrain Ingredients, a European specialist in functional flours, has inaugurated a new US$10.6 million production line on its site in Arques, Northern France. With the new extended production line, the company says it will be able to produce almost 15,000 metric tons of functional flours across Europe. Functional flours are the result of a synergy between cereal expertise, via varietal selection, and the expertise of hydro-thermal processes. Limagrain has a 100 percent clean label range which serves as an alternative to thickeners and starches. Through its products, the…

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Danone to build new organic infant milk production facility to meet growing demand

FRANCE – Danone has announced plans to invest €25 million (US$29.66m) in building a new organic infant milk production facility, which will be located in the Hauts-de-France region of the country, to meet growing demand from French consumers for organic products. In addition, Danone has announced that it will support 30 to 40 milk producers in the transition to organic. The company has been expanding its organic milk offerings globally. In 2019, Danone North America launched Horizon Organic Growing Years, a new whole milk created specifically for children aged one…

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Rémy Cointreau acquires controlling stake of champagne producer, Champagne J de Telmont

FRANCE – French spirits group Rémy Cointreau has announced the acquisition of majority stake in champagne producer, Champagne J de Telmont for an undisclosed sum. Rémy Cointreau said it acquired the Champagne house’s brands, inventory, production facilities and property assets, including its vineyards in France’s Champagne region. Founded in 1912, the champagne house is located in Damery, in the Marne department of France. “We’re delighted to welcome J. de Telmont champagne into the Rémy Cointreau group family of wines and spirits,” said Eric Vallat, who was appointed Rémy Cointreau’s new…

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Baby food producer Yooji secures US$8m additional funding for marketing

FRANCE – Yooji, a French maker of organic frozen food for babies, has secured additional funding of €7.5 million (US$8.7m) from existing investors Danone Manifesto Venture, Capagro and Caravelle, in addition to new shareholders Pymwymic (Put Your Money Where Your Meaning Is Community) and DS Participation. The funds will be used for marketing as the company seeks to break the €20m (US$23m) a year sales mark. Pymwymic says that it will support Yooji’s ‘impact mission’ in the areas of sustainability and promoting healthy diets for infants. “Yooji has created a…

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Heineken launches its ‘Fresh Draught To-Go’ smart dispenser in 4 markets

FRANCE – Heineken has partnered with local brewery Gallia Paris to pilot its smart ‘Fresh Draught To-Go’ dispenser technology at the newly opened Monoprix Montparnasse in Paris and across 4 markets. Heineken has been building the quality & image of draught beers for decades, while simultaneously ensuring they become greener and rethinking how they can innovate to make a positive step towards waste reduction. By developing this innovation, they aim to offer their customers a new way to enjoy a perfectly fresh draught beer, at home, delivered in a sustainable…

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Nestlé launches recyclable paper wrappers for Maggi bouillon cubes in France

FRANCE – Maggi, a Nestlé product that has seasonings, instant soups, and noodles has become the first major brand to use recyclable paper packaging to wrap individual bouillon cubes, for its organic range in France. The paper used for the wrapper is from sustainable sources, pulp and paper mills certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and The Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, and its development marks another step in Nestlé’s commitment to make all its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, as the company works towards a…

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