Global edible packaging market to reach US$721m by 2026 – new report indicates

USA – With the rising demand for biodegradable packaging worldwide, the global edible food packaging market is projected to reach US$721.99 million by 2026, according to a recent report published by Fior Markets. An edible […]

KBL partners with Safaricom in developing smart coolers leveraging on IoT

KENYA – The Kenya Breweries Limited, subsidiary of the East African Breweries Limited has partnered with Safaricom a Kenyan mobile network operator to connect and enhance its coolers with sensors which leverage on the Internet […]

Rising generation of food consumers is more open to new food tech, study shows

USA – The newest generation of food consumers with purchasing power, Gen Z, is more open to food technology than older generations, according to new research from global communications consultancy Ketchum. The study, titled ‘Ketchum’s […]

Japan to fund US$3.6m for creation of virtual farmers market in Mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE – The Japanese government will be funding Mozambique with upto US$3.6 million for the creation of a Virtual Farmers Market, a project implemented by the United Nations, World Food Programme. The initiative aims to […]

Coca-Cola to use 100% recycled plastic for its three bottled brands

EUROPE – The Coca-Cola Company and the Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) have announced that its Honest, GLACÉAU Smartwater and Chaudfontaine brands will be sold in bottles made from 100% recycled plastic (rPET) by the end […]

India’s dairy firm Hatsun Agro Product unveils new yogurt and cheese range

INDIA – Hatsun Agro Products, India’s privately held dairy company has expanded its product portfolio with the launch of new yoghurt and cheese variants in the market. The company which makes ice creams, dairy whitener, […]

Nestle launches R&D Accelerator to boost innovation and speed-to-market

SWITZERLAND – Nestle has launched a new accelerator with a goal to utilize innovative technologies and systems to bring new products to consumers around the globe. Called Nestle R&D Accelerator, the program seeks to bring […]

Kellogg collaborates to test eye-tracking technology in retail stocking

USA – The Kellogg Company has partnered Accenture and Qualcomm to launch a a pilot test that uses eye-tracking technology in a virtual reality headset to determine the best way to stock shelves for retailers. […]