February 23, 2018

£90 million subsidy for agri-tech revolution”

The business secretary of state Greg Clark said the funds will bring together technology experts with agriculture

agtech
February 23, 2018

PepsiCo’s chief scientist issues challenge to US agriculture

The chief scientist at PepsiCo, the largest U.S. food company, is challenging American agriculture to dig in” and take greater steps to help provide nutritious, affordable food to a world population that will surpass 9 billion people by mid-century.

agtech
February 23, 2018

NSW mandarins go global

From Bhutan to Australia, the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) citrus production program is helping deliver mandarins to consumers across the world.

citrus
February 23, 2018

Naked extends beyond juices and smoothies for the first time

Naked today announced the launch of Naked Fruit, Nut & Veggie Bars, extending the brand beyond premium juices and smoothies for the first time.

diversification
February 23, 2018

Cool Texas winter ensures sweet organic grapefruit season

The winter has been kind to organic grapefruit growers in Texas. The cool, sometimes cold, conditions, have been just enough to ensure the grapefruit achieve a good level of sweetness, juice and color, while at the same time, not damaging the fruit.

grapefruit
January 29, 2018

Unpacking Coke’s Bold New Sustainable Packaging Vision

The Coca-Cola Company will work with a host of partners in the coming years to deliver its World Without Waste” packaging vision, which includes collecting and recycling a bottle or can for every one it sells globally by 2030 and renewing its focus on the entire packaging lifecycle.

packaging
January 29, 2018

Spanish lemon crop over 1 million tons

AILIMPO has launched its 3rd lemon forecast report for this running 2017/2018 season, revising and updating the figures previously announced in September.

lemon
January 29, 2018

New Age Beverages Begins Distributing Coco Libre Sparkling

The new Coco-Libre Sparkling, the first of its type worldwide, is an organic, non-GMO, not-from-concentrate, sparkling coconut water with zero added sugar, green tea antioxidants and tropical fruit juice.

coconut
January 29, 2018

Coca-Cola’s and PepsiCo’s Efforts to Revive Soda: Will They Work?

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are making efforts to enhance their soda volumes, which have been declining due to consumers’ changing beverage preferences.

CSD
January 29, 2018

Citrus officials cleared to use bactericides another year

tags: greening

Florida citrus officials greeted the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent decision to extend use of three bactericides positively, although their effectiveness in moderating the effects of citrus greening remain unproven.

January 26, 2018

Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption and Risks of Obesity and Hypertension in Chinese Children and Adolescents

The results of this study indicated that SSB reduction strategies and policies may be useful in preventing obesity among Chinese children and adolescents.

sugar
January 26, 2018

Meet the Leader with Jack Ma

This interview is about an hour long, but watch it this weekend. It touches a lot of topics that every company (in whatever field) are facing these days. Learn from companies outside your comfort zone…

world-view
January 26, 2018

Citrus: World Markets & Trade

Global orange production for 2017/18 is forecast to tumble 4.0 million metric tons from the previous year to 49.3 million as unfavorable weather leads to smaller crops in Brazil, the EU, and the United States, more than offsetting a slightly larger crop in China.

citrus
January 26, 2018

Beverage Tax First Year Total Falls Below Expectations

The final total for the first year of Philadelphia’s beverage tax is in, and it’s about 15 percent below projections.

sugar
January 25, 2018

Nature’s Choice launches quirky veg juices

Juices include cavolo nero and parsnip, with latter described by NCGM wholesaler as an eco-friendly substitute for almond and soya milk

vegetable
January 25, 2018

IFF Breaks Ground on Flavors/Fragrances Site in Sri City, India

In this economically vibrant country, it is critical that we invest to provide our customers with winning tastes and scents, said IFF Chairman and CEO Andreas Fibig. This new facility is fitted with capabilities tailored for our customers’ needs.

India
January 25, 2018

Growers Say Collaboration is Key to Defeating HLB

[We need] effective control of ACP to greatly mitigate the spread of HLB. Better interaction, communication, and coordination with industry and government to effectively carry out this mission.

greening
January 25, 2018

Exclusive: 5 Women Sue Monster Energy Over Abusive, Discriminatory Culture

Even as he awaits a criminal trial for allegedly strangling his girlfriend during a business trip in 2016, Brent Hamilton is still the head of music marketing at Monster Energy, the multibillion-dollar beverage company partly owned by Coca-Cola.

energy
January 25, 2018

2017 Year in Review: China’s Citrus Exports

According to the customs statistics in 2017, China’s export volume of citrus reached 919 thousand tons and accrued a value of USD 1.24 billion. Compared with 2016, year on year growth of export volume and value was down 1.6% and 4.9% respectively.

China
January 24, 2018

What’s hitting the shelves? New beverage launches January 2018

From protein water to iced tea, we take a look at some of the new launches in the beverage aisle around the world this month.

trends
January 24, 2018

Launch of recommended cash offer for all shares of Refresco

Recommended public offer for all Shares (the Offer”) by PAI Partners SAS (“PAI) and Cubalibre Holdings Inc., being part of a group led by the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (“bcIMC”), acting jointly through Sunshine Investments B.V. (the Offeror”) at an offer price of EUR 20 (cum dividend) in cash per tendered Share (the Offer Price”)

finance
January 24, 2018

Is Drinking Juice Healthy?

Juice is the health trend that just won’t go away. There’s a juicing shop on practically every city block, and everyone from your Spin instructor to your mother downs glasses of it daily. There’s no doubt that juicing is ubiquitous—but is it as healthy as everyone says?

juice
January 24, 2018

Here’s How Consumption Will Change Over the Next Decade

The emerging technological advances of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are giving us a glimpse of what the world of 2030 could look like and the immense changes that consumption patterns will undergo.

future
January 24, 2018

Citrus Marketing Business Updates

Citrus grower-shippers in California, Florida and Texas share the latest on their operations this season.

citrus
January 23, 2018

Will Unilever acquire tonic brand Fever-Tree?

Tonic brand Fever-Tree appointed a new director, Kevin Havelock. Considering he leads Unilever’s sodas division, there is speculation that Unilever may acquire Fevertree Drinks and that has boosted its share.

M&A
January 23, 2018

Taiyo eyes new opportunities for beverages with tea extract range

Ingredients specialist Taiyo has launched a new range of herbal teas, Sunphenon Instant Teas, which allow manufacturers to create tea-based products with valuable health benefits and a full tea flavor.

tea
January 23, 2018

Suppliers report strong demand for citrus

Citrus grower-shippers in California, Texas and Florida have seen good demand for citrus.

citrus
January 23, 2018

Blockchain - Buzzword or the future of commodities transactions?

Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), Shandong Bohi Industry Co., Ltd (Bohi), ING, Societe Generale and ABN Amro successfully completed the first ever full agricultural commodity transaction with a blockchain platform, covering all aspects of the operation from financing through to commercial contract execution and related logistics processes.

blockchain
January 23, 2018

An Australian first, blood oranges processed for Sicilian customers

Landing on the southern shores of Italy in December 2017 was the first shipment of concentrated blood orange juice made in Australia from Australian blood oranges.

Sicily
January 22, 2018

Startup crafts platform for buying and selling beverage equipment

Operating a successful craft brewery, winery, coffee shop or distillery requires a host of specialized equipment. Lincoln startup BrewBids is streamlining the process of buying and selling that equipment.

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