February 15, 2019

Sugar Traders Follow Agri Giants in Seeking Blockchain Fix

Sugar traders are following the world’s top agricultural merchants in looking at using blockchain technology to help streamline trading and shipping transactions.

blockchain
February 15, 2019

Coca-Cola Slides After Forecasting Weak Organic Revenue Growth

The soft drinks giant said that comparable earnings for the current year would likely remain flat while organic sales growth would slow.

finance
February 15, 2019

Citrus by the Numbers

For the 2017-18 season, production from the nation’s top citrus producers collectively supplied 6.1 million tons of citrus, made up of 3.3 million tons for fresh consumption and 2.8 million tons processed into juice and other products.

citrus
February 15, 2019

California organic lemons hitting supply stride

Production is humming along for California organic lemons this season.

fresh
February 14, 2019

IFF Reports Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2018 Record Results

Completes historic year with record-setting sales — increasing 17% — and transformational acquisition.

finance
February 14, 2019

How One Small Maker Is Sustainably Shaking Up The American Fruit Snack Market

No concentrates, no sugars, no corn syrups. We take whole organic fruit, blend it up and then slow dry it overnight to make a real, authentic fruit snack.

sustainability
February 14, 2019

Future of US citrus may hinge on consumer acceptance of genetically modified food

Given the controversy over the safety of genetically modified food, scientists need to know whether producers will adopt this technology and whether shoppers will buy and consume GM citrus fruit.

greening
February 14, 2019

Beware sugar levels in popular tea drinks, Hong Kong consumer watchdog warns

Consumer Council says drinks with no sugar added’ may still contain sugar. Five samples tested exceed recommended daily limit for free sugars.

sugar
February 13, 2019

Yerba maté may boost antioxidant levels for overweight and obese people

Consuming one liter per day of yerba maté — but not green tea — may increase levels of an antioxidant enzyme linked to HDL (good) cholesterol for obese and overweight people.

research
February 13, 2019

Spain: The citrus crisis is not only due to South African imports

Regardless of the entry of citrus fruits from third countries into the European Union, the crisis is also due to other reasons.

economics
February 13, 2019

Japanese model inspires Thai smart farmers

The Japanese firm has used artificial intelligence and drones to manage its mandarin orange and tangerine farming, and for farm product processing.

farming
February 13, 2019

Ingredients consolidation: Appetite for adjacent and natural expansion still strong

M&A activity in adjacent non-traditional areas, as well as forays into natural raw materials are set to continue to top the food ingredients mergers scene, should favorable market dynamics remain.

opinion
February 12, 2019

Private Equity Spoiled Natalie’s Juice Company. Then The Founder Rebottled It Into A $140M Success

Feed your body like you want it to treat you,” the tan, athletic 60-year-old says. We were making fresh juice before it was chic.”

background
February 12, 2019

How the cannabis beverage was established and expanded by Keef Brands

Today, cannabis is breaking into many sectors of the food and beverage industry. But 10 years ago, it was considered a dangerous narcotic.

interview
February 12, 2019

Field-to-bottle: British farmer grows cold pressed juice market in Europe

A third-generation farmer in England has expanded his company’s cold pressed juice range in the UK, with plans to export to Scandinavia later this year.

growth
February 12, 2019

Ardian to pick up Italian drinks dispenser maker Celli from Consilium

The Milan-based company designs, manufactures, tests and installs beverage dispensers for breweries and soft drinks companies.

M&A
February 11, 2019

What is America drinking?

Bottled water continues to be a growth juggernaut, niche categories such as tea and sports drinks continue to outpace the marketplace, and spirits and wine are outpacing beer, even though there is still growth in the craft beer market.

trends
February 11, 2019

Florida All Orange Production Unchanged from January Forecast

Florida All Grapefruit Production Down 3 Percent.

forecast
February 11, 2019

Cott Sells its Soft Drink Concentrate Production Business & RCI International Division to Refresco for 50M

This transaction is the final step in the transformation of our business where selling the remaining business unit of the traditional carbonated soft drinks business is consistent with our strategy of accelerating the growth across our platform in water, coffee, tea, extracts and filtration solutions,” commented Cott’s CEO Tom Harrington.

M&A
February 11, 2019

Coke Introduces Orange Vanilla Coke and Orange Vanilla Coke Zero Sugar

Orange Vanilla Coke and Orange Vanilla Coke Zero Sugar — the first Coca-Cola trademark flavor innovations in over a decade — hit stores nationwide on Feb. 25 in a range of packaging options.

CSD
February 11, 2019

101: How to trade orange juice

Learn how to trade orange juice and some strategies that could help you during your time on the markets.

background
February 8, 2019

New Citrus Variety Set to Go the Distance for Florida Growers

The new Marathon’ mandarin features several attributes attractive to growers: seedless, a tolerance to HLB, and an ability to stay on the tree longer.

fresh
February 8, 2019

Lemons show positive signs for future growth

For Boca Raton, FL-based Bova Fresh, LLC, a grower-shipper and importer, one big success story in 2018 was its lemon business.

fresh
February 8, 2019

Celsius secures distribution deals with AB InBev wholesale partners

Functional beverage producer Celsius Holdings has secured distribution deals in the US with partners in the AB InBev, Keurig Dr Pepper and MillerCoors networks.

distribution
February 8, 2019

BioMérieux Acquires Food, Beverage Molecular Testing Firm Invisible Sentinel for $75M

The company targets a variety of segments in the food and beverage industry, including the beer, wine, poultry, and juices sectors.

M&A
February 7, 2019

Valio expands use of plant-based cartons for dairy products in Finland

Finnish dairy products manufacturer Valio has achieved one of its sustainable goals through expanding the use of plant-based cartons for its gable top milk, sour milk, cream and yoghurt products.

packaging
February 7, 2019

How Vertical Farm Startup Bowery Approaches Biodiversity

Utilizing robotics, hydroponics, sensors, machine learning and predictive analytics, the company aims to grow food more efficiently and sustainably than traditional agriculture.

farming
February 7, 2019

Givaudan opens new state-of-the-art Flavours manufacturing facility in Pune, India

Investment of CHF 60 million further supports Givaudan’s growth ambitions in Asia Pacific.

growth
February 7, 2019

Dirty Lemon Launches +valerian Sleep Tonic

Featuring a 400 mcg dose of Valerian Root the +valerian formula draws its function from a combination of calming botanicals and magnesium known to promote drowsiness and mental relaxation while also supporting cellular rejuvenation.

functional
February 7, 2019

Bimi launches raw juice in Spain

Premium brassica brand looks to propel health trend in Spain with new vitamin-rich cold pressed fruit and veg juice.

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