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Harrods extends its ‘No & Lo’ offer with Savyll RTD cocktails line-up
Harrods extends its ‘No & Lo’ offer with Savyll RTD cocktails line-up

Non-alcoholic drinks challenger, Savyll Beverage Co., has launched its stylish collection of single-serve cocktails into Harrods, as part of the renowned Knightsbridge retailer’s No & Lo range extensions. read more

Goose droppings in beer brewing – Finland’s green capital takes circular economy to the next level
Goose droppings in beer brewing – Finland’s green capital takes circular economy to the next level

This summer, Finns can drink beer brewed with wild herbs, food waste and even goose faeces. The new beers are the outcome of a tie-up between microbrewery Ant Brew and the City of Lahti, as this year’s European Green Capital strives to become a waste-free circular economy by 2050. read more

Ella’s Kitchen unveils impressive social and environmental progress in 2021 sustainability report
Ella’s Kitchen unveils impressive social and environmental progress in 2021 sustainability report

Ella’s Kitchen has published its latest ‘Good Stuff We Do’ sustainability report, unveiling key social and environmental progress made since July 2019. The UK’s leading baby food brand also pledged to tackle pandemic-related impacts on early-years nutrition. read more

New report evaluates future of cultured meat industry
New report evaluates future of cultured meat industry

Following the world’s first approval of a cultured meat product for commercial sale last year, IDTechEx’s new research report explores the technical and market factors that are shaping this emerging industry segment. read more

Zeppelin Systems drives efficiencies in modified starch production processes
Zeppelin Systems drives efficiencies in modified starch production processes

The market for starch and its derivatives has sky-rocketed over the past 25 years, in line with the ever-expanding range of applications for modified starches and proteins – and plants from Zeppelin Systems offer new ways to boost the efficiency of their production. read more

Doisy & Dam launch chocolate ‘Peanut D&Ds’ – “a grown-up take” on a traditional treat
Doisy & Dam launch chocolate ‘Peanut D&Ds’ – “a grown-up take” on a traditional treat

In July, premium chocolate-makers Doisy & Dam will launch their first new product innovation of 2021 – Peanut D&Ds, which the company describes as “a grown-up take on a traditional chocolate treat, made with higher quality ingredients.” read more

There IS life after Dragons’ Den: Pure Heavenly chocolate scores record sales
There IS life after Dragons’ Den: Pure Heavenly chocolate scores record sales

British confectionery business Pure Heavenly – a revolutionary dairy-free chocolate with only 1.2-per-cent sugar – has achieved tremendous YTD growth of 262 per cent (+£0.77m) after expanding its commercial team and releasing new product ranges. read more

White Claw Hard Seltzer announces summer of seltzer as it launches variety pack in UK
White Claw Hard Seltzer announces summer of seltzer as it launches variety pack in UK

Leading global hard seltzer brand, White Claw Hard Seltzer, has announced the launch of its variety pack in the UK. Consisting of eight single cans in one shareable box, the nation’s four fastest selling hard seltzers single cans are now available to buy nationwide. read more

Middle East’s leading Private Label expo returns in November
Middle East’s leading Private Label expo returns in November

Private Label & Licensing Middle East (PLLME) returns in November (7th–9th) to welcome the world – live and in-person – at one of the world's safest venues, Dubai World Trade Centre. read more

Uber Eats generates $4.8bn sales in 2020
Uber Eats generates $4.8bn sales in 2020

Food delivery services experienced a significant uptick in 2020 due to Coronavirus pandemic restrictions forcing people indoors. According to data presented by TradingPlatforms.com, food delivery giant Uber Eats generated US$4.8bn in revenue for 2020 – a 152-per-cent year-on-year (YoY) rise from 2019 figures. read more

HALAAL’21 @ ATW: Championing South Africa’s halal economy
HALAAL’21 @ ATW: Championing South Africa’s halal economy

Supporting growth in the global halal market, and to further promote the segment’s emerging stature in southern Africa, dmg events and Pure Grit Project & Exhibition Management will jointly present new trade-networking platform HALAAL’21 as part of Africa Trade Week (ATW) in August. read more

IRI explores way ahead for F&B brands as UK gov looks to ban online and TV ads for HFSS foods
IRI explores way ahead for F&B brands as UK gov looks to ban online and TV ads for HFSS foods

The UK Government looks set to go ahead with its plans to restrict products high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) being shown on TV (pre-9pm) and online from 2022. In response, Carl Carter, Marketing Strategy & Effectiveness Director at IRI, explores the latest IRI data around the impact of the ban and the options ahead for FMCG manufacturers. read more

CHAMPIONING ORGANIC GROWTH – Organic Food Iberia returns in September
CHAMPIONING ORGANIC GROWTH – Organic Food Iberia returns in September

It’s been confirmed that Organic Food Iberia will return to IFEMA MADRID from 8–9 September 2021. With much anticipation emanating from across the industry, the premier international organic produce expo and conference is expected to provide a major boost to the prospects of producers in the burgeoning organic F&B sector. read more

Tropical Vibes launches new ‘SOURS’ beverage range
Tropical Vibes launches new ‘SOURS’ beverage range

Rapidly expanding UK beverage brand Tropical Vibes is set to build upon its success with the launch of its highly anticipated ‘SOURS’ range of juice drinks, inspired by tangy sweets like cherry gummies and fizzy cola bottles. read more

New podcast journeys around the world in a tea cup
New podcast journeys around the world in a tea cup

To celebrate International Tea Day (Friday 21st May), the UK Tea & Infusions Association’s new podcast series takes us on a trip around the world of teas – from China to Malawi, and Russia to Sri Lanka. read more

KTC’s new Super Plus Hi-Fry lasts two and a half times longer than standard vegetable oil
KTC’s new Super Plus Hi-Fry lasts two and a half times longer than standard vegetable oil

KTC Edibles Ltd, the UK’s largest independent manufacturer and distributor of edible oils, has launched Super Plus Hi Fry – a new heavy-duty frying oil designed to last two and a half times longer than standard vegetable oil. read more

Connect with thousands of professionals at The Food Entrepreneur Show in November
Connect with thousands of professionals at The Food Entrepreneur Show in November

The Food Entrepreneur Show makes its much-anticipated return to London's ExCeL from 9–10 November 2021, forming THE biggest business growth event for the food and drink industry. read more

HostMilano returns onsite in October, spotlighting safety and innovation in the HORECA segment
HostMilano returns onsite in October, spotlighting safety and innovation in the HORECA segment

Thanks to the easing of restrictions and new measures decided by governments regarding trade fair structures, the HORECA world will meet live at fieramilano when premier event HostMilano returns onsite from 22–26 October 2021. The global equipment hub is set to gather all the most important Italian and international companies, with over 1,000 exhibitors from 40 countries already confirmed. read more

Companies take action towards living wages
Companies take action towards living wages

IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, has announced with global companies Aldi Nord, Aldi Sud, Eosta Fyffes, Fairphone, L’Oréal, Schijvens  Fyffes, Superunie, Taylors of, Harrogate, and Unilever to take action towards living wages. In a joint Call to Action, they call on other companies to do the same. read more

Carrefour strengthens status in Brazil with acquisition of Grupo BIG
Carrefour strengthens status in Brazil with acquisition of Grupo BIG

Carrefour Brazil has entered into an agreement with Advent International and Walmart for the acquisition of Grupo BIG Brasil SA (Grupo BIG), Brazil’s third-biggest food retailer. read more

AVEVA’s cloud-based solutions recognised for delivering “exceptional efficiencies” to F&B firms
AVEVA’s cloud-based solutions recognised for delivering “exceptional efficiencies” to F&B firms

Based on its recent analysis of the global manufacturing execution system (MES) market for the food & beverage industry, California-headquartered global analyst Frost & Sullivan has recognised AVEVA Group Plc. with the 2020 Global Product Leadership Award. read more

Seven Bro7hers lands ASDA deal
Seven Bro7hers lands ASDA deal

Seven Bro7hers Brewing Co. is launching two of its signature beers across select ASDA superstores in its first major supermarket deal. read more

Annies Fruit Bars, the all-natural snack made from NZ’s best fruit
Annies Fruit Bars, the all-natural snack made from NZ’s best fruit

For 33 years, Annies has been making 100-per-cent fruit snacks. Made by taking whole fruit, pulping it, then air-drying it, the all-natural Annies Fruit Bars are manufactured in New Zealand and loved the world over. read more

Radnor Splash unveils new flavours and packaging for Cash & Carry
Radnor Splash unveils new flavours and packaging for Cash & Carry

Radnor Splash has unveiled a set of new flavours and environmentally friendly retail-ready pack sizes for its Cash & Carry customers. read more

DalterFood launches a new cut: Cheese Matchsticks
DalterFood launches a new cut: Cheese Matchsticks

As it continues to diversify its range of products to meet industry and catering needs, Italy-headquartered dairy group DalterFood has unveiled a brand new innovation – cheese matchsticks, “a unique cut on the market,” according to the firm, “designed to guarantee the best results”. read more

Qualitas Health forms new alliances to advance innovative, algae-centered products
Qualitas Health forms new alliances to advance innovative, algae-centered products

Texas-based Qualitas Health – best known for its algae omega-3 supplement brand iwi – has announced new partnerships aimed at helping to accelerate the firm’s development of algae-centred products, and increase its footprint in the plant-based protein products market. read more

Sidel extends WB wrap-around packing platform to handle RSC cases
Sidel extends WB wrap-around packing platform to handle RSC cases

Equipment manufacturer Sidel has launched a new Cermex WB47 case packer, expanding its WB wrap-around range to handle not only the wrap-around blank family, but also American cases (RSC and HSC). Additionally, the Parma, Italy-headquartered group’s WB platform ensures enhanced flexibility with shorter changeover times. read more

Naked Smoothies unveils new editions to its ‘Lean’ and ‘Machine’ ranges
Naked Smoothies unveils new editions to its ‘Lean’ and ‘Machine’ ranges

Naked Smoothies, the UK’s number one functional smoothie brand from PepsiCo, has launched new additions to its lower-sugar Lean and vitamin-enriched Machine ranges, as consumer demand for healthier, functional beverages continues to expand. read more

ISM to launch Japan edition in 2022
ISM to launch Japan edition in 2022

ISM, the world's largest trade fair for sweets and snacks, will make its Asian debut in Japan, next year. East Asia’s innovative new sweets and snacks showcase, ISM Japan, will take place at Tokyo Big Sight from 13–15 April 2022. read more

Leading food firms call on EU to phase out use of cages in animal farming
Leading food firms call on EU to phase out use of cages in animal farming

Leading food companies across the EU have sent a joint letter to the EU Commission and Members of the EU Parliament, calling for a phase out in the use of cages in animal farming, starting with enriched cages for laying hens. read more

Organic Food Iberia & Eco Living Iberia launch new Q&A series with organic industry’s leading players
Organic Food Iberia & Eco Living Iberia launch new Q&A series with organic industry’s leading players

Organic Food Iberia and Eco Living Iberia presents: The Big Interview – the new Q&A series where organisers of the event talk to some of the biggest names across the organic industry. read more

Limonetik helps NU! manage the success of its connected fridges
Limonetik helps NU! manage the success of its connected fridges

Paris-based start-up NU! is expanding due to “skyrocketing” demand for its connected refrigerators. And the company has asked Limonetik to integrate all types of electronic meal vouchers in response to user demand. read more

Turmeric extract–essential oil combo demonstrates neuro-protective potential
Turmeric extract–essential oil combo demonstrates neuro-protective potential

A new study shows that turmeric extract combined with purified essential oil of turmeric can protect against aluminum induced neurotoxicity via enhanced bioavailability of the nutraceutical in brain tissue. read more

Seven Bro7hers launches limited-edition ‘Peanut Butter on a Jaffa Cake’ stout to mark craft brewer’s 7th anniversary
Seven Bro7hers launches limited-edition ‘Peanut Butter on a Jaffa Cake’ stout to mark craft brewer’s 7th anniversary

Innovative UK-based brewery Seven Bro7hers Brewing Co. has announced it is launching a limited-edition ‘Peanut Butter on a Jaffa Cake’ stout to kick off its seventh birthday celebrations. read more

KFC owner Yum Brands reports digital sales of $17bn in 2020, up 45% YoY
KFC owner Yum Brands reports digital sales of $17bn in 2020, up 45% YoY

Despite the blow of pandemic restrictions in 2020, Yum Brands’ earnings for the year topped analysts’ estimates. How well the company has faired has had much to do with embracement of digital innovation across its quick-service restaurant chains, which include KFC, Taco Bell, The Habit and Pizza Hut. read more

Demand for red-fleshed Kissabel® apples continues to outstrip supply
Demand for red-fleshed Kissabel® apples continues to outstrip supply

As recent plantings across Europe result in higher volumes of Kissabel® – a group of highly distinctive red- or pink-fleshed additions to the apple category – suppliers continue to report strong commercial interest, with demand far above the available supply, indicating a bright future for the innovative new brand. read more

Toyo Printing Inks unveils new GMP-compliant offset inks for food packaging
Toyo Printing Inks unveils new GMP-compliant offset inks for food packaging

Toyo Printing Inks, Inc. – a member of Japan-based Toyo Ink Group, one of the world’s largest ink manufacturers – has launched a new series of sheet-fed, offset inks with low odour and low migration characteristics. read more

Al Islami Foods expands into frozen dough segment with new paratha
Al Islami Foods expands into frozen dough segment with new paratha

UAE-based Al Islami Foods – one of the GCC’s largest frozen food companies, and 2020 winner of a global iHalal award for Best Halal Food Brand – has just expanded into the frozen dough business with the launch of a new paratha. read more

New research reveals UK attitudes towards futuristic foods
New research reveals UK attitudes towards futuristic foods

From lab-grown meat to crickets, algae and even edible water bottles, futuristic foods are becoming increasingly acceptable to UK consumers, according to new YouGov survey by Readly. read more

ChickP goes commercial with novel protein
ChickP goes commercial with novel protein

FoodTech start-up ChickP Protein Ltd has announced full commercial production of its 90-per-cent chickpea isolate. In tandem, the firm is expanding its global activities, having kicked-off a venture in the US by sealing a joint market development agreement with Socius Ingredients, Inc. read more

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