Bunge Loders Croklaan to launch non-GMO sunflower lecithin solution

USA - Bunge Loders Croklaan, the global business-to-business plant-based oils and fats business of Bunge, will debut BungeMaxx sunflower lecithin, a Non-GMO Project Verified ingredient with a range of benefits for food and beverages, including emulsification, crystallization control, and more. BungeMaxx sunflower lecithin is Non-GMO Project Verified, plant-based, and does not require labeling as an…

Nestle sells New Zealand confectionery business with 55 jobs lost

NEW ZEALAND – Nestlé, a multinational food and beverage company, has sold some of its confectionery brands in New Zealand – including Fabulicious Red Licorice, Mackintosh and Black Knight – to Sydney-based firm Quadrant Private Equity. According to FoodBev, the company will cut production at its Wiri factory with as many as 55 jobs likely…

Coca-Cola’s Crown Beverages signs deal to distribute alcohol in Kenya

KENYA - Crown Beverages, a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa(CCBA) and one of the most reputable bottler of natural mineral water in East Africa has signed a signed a deal to distribute premium alcohol brands in Kenya. An article by Business Daily reported that the partnership with the Italian branded beverage firm, Campari Group will…

Cargill to invest upto US$10.5m to upgrade its Russian grain terminal

RUSSIA - Cargill, through its Production and Commercial Company "Bratya" (Rostov-on-Don) has announced plans to invest between US$9.5m to 10.5 million in upgrading its grain terminal in Rostov, Russia. According to a report by UkrAgroConsult, the upgrade is expected to increase the capacity of the existing terminal by 50% to 1 million tonnes per year…

Starbucks plans to ditch single-use plastic straws by 2020

USA - The American coffee company, Starbucks Corp has said it will eliminate single-use plastic straws from its coffeehouses globally by 2020 and in return offer recyclable strawless lids and alternative-material straws, like paper or compostable plastic. The coffee chain which operates more than 28,000 coffeehouses is seeking to remove about 1 billion plastic straws…

Coca-Cola Nigeria to use 50% recycled packaging by 2030

NIGERIA - Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), the sole bottler of Coca-Cola products in Nigeria has announced a commitment to use an average of 50% recycled content in its bottled drinks packaging by 2030. According to NBC Legal, Public Affairs and Communications Director Sade Morgan, the company was also working on developing plant-based resins, and reducing…

Tetra Pak achieves 50% renewable electricity consumption since RE100 commitment​

​SWITZERLAND - Tetra Pak, a multinational packaging company, has obtained half of its global electricity supply from renewable sources, putting the company firmly on course to meet its RE100 commitment of using only renewable electricity across all global operations by 2030. RE100 is a global, collaborative business initiative led by The Climate Group in partnership…

Coca-Cola to launch new Schweppes variant that enhances taste of dark spirits

UK - Coca-Cola European Partners is set to launch a new mixer variant of its Schweppes 1783 range, Muscovado created to enhance the taste of dark spirts like rum and whiskey. With plans to roll it out in September, Coca-Cola claim the mixer is naturally flavored through a combination of vanilla, caramel and butterscotch. According…

Coca-Cola Spain relaunches its Nordic Mist line with new packaging

SPAIN - The world’s largest soft-drink manufacturer, Coca-Cola has re-introduced Nordic Mist mixer range with the launch of a new soft drink line in Spain, featuring a new recipe and packaging. Nordic Mist Fruits soft drinks is said to be low in calories, designed for Spanish tastes and are available in four flavors: lemon with…

Nestle’s new wind farm to help meet renewable energy goals in UK and Ireland

UK - The Swiss food and drink conglomerate, Nestle SA has opened a new wind farm at Sanquhar in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland to power half of its UK and Ireland factories using renewable energy. According to Nestle, the facility is a nine turbine wind farm with the ability to generate 125 gigawatt hours of…