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Kyoot, Gen Z’s go-to chocolate, adds Raspberry Pink Pepper flavour to line-up
Kyoot, Gen Z’s go-to chocolate, adds Raspberry Pink Pepper flavour to line-up

Plant-based Belgian chocolate Kyoot – touted as “the cleanest, tastiest, good-for-you treat, made with the highest quality ingredients that you deserve and can trust” – has just added a Raspberry Pink Pepper bar to its award-winning line-up of gourmet chocolate bars. read more

BRAVE launches Super Hoops: Europe’s first sustainable, high-protein, no-sugar cereal made from pulses
BRAVE launches Super Hoops: Europe’s first sustainable, high-protein, no-sugar cereal made from pulses

Grain-free and soya-free, BRAVE Super Hoops is the first cereal in Europe to be made from peas and chickpeas, two of the world’s most sustainable protein sources. Available in Original and Cinnamon flavours, the new non-HFSS cereal launches in Whole Foods Market and Planet Organic (UK) in August, as well as on Amazon. read more

TruOliv production gets new carbon-neutral accreditation
TruOliv production gets new carbon-neutral accreditation

Dolcas Biotech LLC’s desert-grown TruOliv™ organic olive leaf and fruit extract has been newly minted with zero-carbon certification. The new seal endorses the Landing, New Jersey-based company’s commitment to environmental welfare, as Dolcas unveils the new liquid beadlet encapsulation formulation for its prized olive extract. read more

Introducing Nu:tropic, the new brain-boosting nootropic snack bar brand
Introducing Nu:tropic, the new brain-boosting nootropic snack bar brand

From the creators of renowned nootropic brand Mind Lab Pro® comes Nu:tropic® – an innovative range of nootropic snack bars designed to boost daily brainpower and long-range cognitive function. read more

Walmart to buy 4,500 EVs for last-mile delivery
Walmart to buy 4,500 EVs for last-mile delivery

Walmart has signed a definitive agreement with Canoo – a high-tech advanced mobility company – to purchase 4,500 all-electric delivery vehicles in support of its growing e-commerce business. The order concerns Canoo’s Lifestyle Delivery Vehicle (LDV), with the option to purchase up to 10,000 units. read more

Absolut Vodka and Tomorrowland festival launch limited-edition bottle
Absolut Vodka and Tomorrowland festival launch limited-edition bottle

To mark their continued collaboration, leading premium vodka brand Absolut and Tomorrowland music festival have teamed up to launch a limited-edition bottle ahead of this year’s event in Boom, Belgium. read more

Beer distributor uses closed-loop keg recycling to raise sustainability awareness
Beer distributor uses closed-loop keg recycling to raise sustainability awareness

Through the collection of empty KeyKegs, environmentally focused UK beer distributor Jolly Good Beer aims to promote a circular economy in Hospitality. read more

Leading natural colours supplier Oterra acquires India’s Akay Group
Leading natural colours supplier Oterra acquires India’s Akay Group

Oterra, the world’s leading supplier of natural colours, has further strengthened its core offerings with the acquisition of Akay Group, a prominent natural ingredients manufacturer. Founded in India in 1995, Akay is a leading player in the natural colours and nutraceutical ingredients industry. read more

Consumers expect shared responsibility for the health of the planet, finds Innova
Consumers expect shared responsibility for the health of the planet, finds Innova

For several years now, issues related to transparency and building consumer trust have headed up Innova’s Top 10 Trends. By 2022, these trends had zeroed in on environmental issues and a shift in key consumer concerns about the environment. read more

ADM explores food innovations and sustainable approach to meeting evolving consumer trends ahead of IFT 2022
ADM explores food innovations and sustainable approach to meeting evolving consumer trends ahead of IFT 2022

Food processing giant ADM is set to showcase an array of new innovations at leading F&B innovation expo IFT 2022 (10-13 July, Chicago). Ahead of the event, ADM’s Vice President of Marketing, Brad Schwan, discusses current and emergent consumer demands... read more

KTC Edibles Ltd launches UK’s first Halal-certified beef dripping
KTC Edibles Ltd launches UK’s first Halal-certified beef dripping

KTC Edibles Ltd, Britain’s largest independent manufacturer and distributor of edible oils, has launched a Halal Certified Beef Dripping – making it the first of its kind available in the UK. read more

India’s Reliance announces first foray into F&B retail with UK sandwich chain Pret A Manger
India’s Reliance announces first foray into F&B retail with UK sandwich chain Pret A Manger

Reliance Brands Ltd (RBL) has announced a strategic partnership
with global fresh food & organic coffee chain, Pret A Manger, to launch and build the brand in India. read more

ADM unveils top predictions for the global microbiome market
ADM unveils top predictions for the global microbiome market

Global nutrition leader ADM outlines the emerging trends shaping the fast-growing microbiome segment in the year ahead. read more

Eatplanted secures first UK grocery listing in organic supermarket chain Planet Organic
Eatplanted secures first UK grocery listing in organic supermarket chain Planet Organic

Eatplanted, Europe’s leading meat alternative brand, has secured its first UK grocery listing in organic supermarket chain Planet Organic. The Eatplanted range, consisting of four SKUs, will be available to purchase at all 13 stores. read more

THE SKINNY FOOD CO launches healthy food range in 300 ASDA stores UK-wide
THE SKINNY FOOD CO launches healthy food range in 300 ASDA stores UK-wide

Healthy food and drink brand The Skinny Food Co® continues to expand its in-store presence across the UK, having secured another major listing – with leading grocery retailer, Asda. read more

Wyzo wins two high-profile design awards as world’s first sidebot
Wyzo wins two high-profile design awards as world’s first sidebot

Wyzo® – the world’s first sidebot – has scooped two high-profile accolades, for outstanding design aesthetic and functionality. read more

Food & Beverage Networker releases showreel highlights from THAIFEX - ANUGA ASIA
Food & Beverage Networker releases showreel highlights from THAIFEX - ANUGA ASIA

Food & Beverage Networker magazine had an absolute blast in Bangkok at this year’s THAIFEX - ANUGA ASIA – South East Asia’s largest F&B trade show held in-person since the pandemic. Our showreel highlights a few snippets from this action-packed expo. read more

Mondi’s RetortPouch Recyclable wins Swiss Packaging Award
Mondi’s RetortPouch Recyclable wins Swiss Packaging Award

Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, has been recognised by the Swiss Packaging Institute (SVI) for its RetortPouch Recyclable solution. The packaging, which won the Swiss Packaging Award in the ‘Sustainability’ category, was developed for Coop’s private label range of healthy pulses and grains sold in Switzerland. read more

B.T. Sweet names new CEO, expands Advisory Board
B.T. Sweet names new CEO, expands Advisory Board

Food-tech start-up B.T. Sweet Ltd has named Yishai Potack as its new CEO. Mr Potack will lead efforts to take the company’s CAMBYA™ natural sweetener to the next level, advancing go-to-market plans for the innovative plant-based, one-to-one drop-in sugar replacer for use in multiple food applications. read more

The Black Farmer debuts limited edition ‘Carnival’ sausages
The Black Farmer debuts limited edition ‘Carnival’ sausages

In a bid to raise awareness of important dates in the Caribbean calendar this year – Windrush Day, Jamaican Independence 60th Anniversary and, of course, the return of The Notting Hill Carnival – The Black Farmer has created the Carnival sausage. read more

Joe’s Ice Cream celebrates its centenary in style
Joe’s Ice Cream celebrates its centenary in style

Fans of iconic Welsh brand Joe’s Ice Cream have gathered to help one of Wales’s best-loved brands celebrate its 100th birthday in style. read more

Food-tech startup opens world’s largest facility for production of cow-free milk in Denmark
Food-tech startup opens world’s largest facility for production of cow-free milk in Denmark

Remilk has opened the world’s largest precision fermentation facility. The Israeli company’s new plant in Denmark will replace 50,000 cows annually, and produce proteins that are “chemically identical” to milk. read more

Positive signs of global change reflected in Compassion’s Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards
Positive signs of global change reflected in Compassion’s Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards

Compassion in World Farming welcomed the return of its prestigious Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards, at a ceremony in London this week, with accolades bestowed on 27 organisations, whose efforts are set to benefit over 138 million farm animals each year. read more

UK’s commercial catering equipment market expands by 17% in 2021
UK’s commercial catering equipment market expands by 17% in 2021

The commercial catering equipment market bounced back with a 17-per-cent value growth in 2021, according to AMA Research’s ‘Commercial Catering Equipment Market Report 2022-2026’. read more

Extending returnable glass bottle life is crucial for brewers amid rising energy costs and glass shortages
Extending returnable glass bottle life is crucial for brewers amid rising energy costs and glass shortages

Brewers throughout Europe face huge price increases and significant glass bottle shortages, with logistic and supply chain issues that took hold in the pandemic having been exacerbated by soaring energy bills. As a result, the cost of new glass bottles to the industry has risen 80 per cent over the past year. read more

Tofu Tasty launches ‘Craft Tofu Knots’ in the UK
Tofu Tasty launches ‘Craft Tofu Knots’ in the UK

Tofu Tasty – the new sister company to Bonnie Chung’s award-winning Miso Tasty – has launched Craft Tofu Knots exclusively in Waitrose stores, amid strong UK consumer interest in the dried tofu delicacy. read more

VTT develops transparent cellulose film to replace traditional plastic in food packaging
VTT develops transparent cellulose film to replace traditional plastic in food packaging

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is piloting a new transparent cellulose film that reduces microplastic. read more

Croxsons’ striking bottle complements Silent Pool Gin’s Platinum Celebration release
Croxsons’ striking bottle complements Silent Pool Gin’s Platinum Celebration release

A limited edition celebratory gin commemorating Queen Elizabeth’s II’s Platinum Jubilee, has recently been released by award-winning distillers, Silent Pool Gin. Leading glass-packaging company Croxsons provided the signature bottle, which features Silent Pool Gin’s iconic patterning. read more

End of retaliatory tariffs welcomed by US Distilled Spirits Council and Scotch Whisky Association
End of retaliatory tariffs welcomed by US Distilled Spirits Council and Scotch Whisky Association

The Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. (DISCUS) and the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) have joined together to toast to the end of retaliatory tariffs on American Whiskey and Scotch Whisky in trade disputes “wholly unrelated to the distilling sector”. read more

Researchers explore how chocolate fillings can be made with oleogels from plant oils
Researchers explore how chocolate fillings can be made with oleogels from plant oils

Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV and partners from industry are investigating how fat content can be reduced in chocolate fillings by using oleogels made from plant oils as well as how the lipid composition can be optimised. read more

Agri and F&B projects could benefit from new funding to support growth of Scotland’s bioeconomy
Agri and F&B projects could benefit from new funding to support growth of Scotland’s bioeconomy

New funding has been made available by the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) to help grow Scotland’s bioeconomy with the latest tranche of its innovation fund now open for proposals. The IBioIC is particularly interested to hear from projects focused on agriculture and food & drink for this latest round. read more

Hostex 2022 Ambassador says reimagined focus for SA Chefs is on membership
Hostex 2022 Ambassador says reimagined focus for SA Chefs is on membership

James Khoza – Hostex 2022 Ambassador and one of South Africa’s most inspirational chefs – tells Food & Beverage Networker that his reimagined focus for SA Chefs Association is on membership. read more

Eat planted doubles production volume as it strive to become Europe’s premier alt-meat producer
Eat planted doubles production volume as it strive to become Europe’s premier alt-meat producer

Swiss foodtech start-up Eat planted – known for alternative proteins and its award winning Eatplanted.chicken – has doubled its production capacity following investment into its site in Kemptthal, Switzerland. The move means it is fast becoming the largest, most modern production facility for plant-based meat in Europe. read more

Introducing ‘For Aisha’, pioneer of exotic halal baby food
Introducing ‘For Aisha’, pioneer of exotic halal baby food

Made with 100-per-cent natural ingredients and providing at least one of a baby’s ‘five-a-day’ in every product, the innovative brand aims to bring exotic flavours from around the world to the bowls of little ones. read more

THAIFEX Anuga Asia exceeds expectations and offers key insights on top F&B industry trends
THAIFEX Anuga Asia exceeds expectations and offers key insights on top F&B industry trends

With trade visitor numbers exceeding expectations, the recently concluded THAIFEX Anuga Asia – the continent’s leading trade fair for the food & beverage industry – served to shine a powerful spotlight on the most important trends transforming the F&B sector. read more

Sweets brand FOX’S launches Pudding Collection in UK to celebrate Platinum Jubilee
Sweets brand FOX’S launches Pudding Collection in UK to celebrate Platinum Jubilee

As the UK gears up to celebrate the historic Platinum Jubilee, FOX’S® – the number one brand in traditional hard boiled fruit sweets – is launching a tasty collection of sweets celebrating Great British puddings. read more

Imagindairy closes seed round to reach investment total of $28m
Imagindairy closes seed round to reach investment total of $28m

FoodTech startup Imagindairy Ltd – developer of animal-free milk proteins – has secured an additional US$15 million in its extended seed-round. read more

Buen Vato to launch world’s first Tequila in a cardboard bottle
Buen Vato to launch world’s first Tequila in a cardboard bottle

Buen Vato, the world’s first tequila in a cardboard container – shaped as a bottle and made from 94 per cent recycled material – will be launched in Europe in July 2022, starting in the Swedish market. read more

Wall’s Pastry showcases fresh look with two new pickle products
Wall’s Pastry showcases fresh look with two new pickle products

THE UK’s number one sausage roll brand, Wall’s Pastry, has paired its family-favourite rolls with a hit of tangy pickle in two new products. read more

Fatherson Bakery celebrates Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with UK launch of limited-edition fairy cakes and cupcakes range
Fatherson Bakery celebrates Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with UK launch of limited-edition fairy cakes and cupcakes range

Award-winning British bakers Fatherson Bakery is getting into the spirit of the Royal celebrations by launching three limited-edition Jubilee fairy cakes and cupcakes to help celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee from 2nd June. read more

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