February 20, 2019

Turkey’s agricultural decline drags down related industries

The alarming decline is having a spillover effect on agro-industries, especially the food and beverage sector as well as other industries that manufacture inputs for the agricultural sector.

Turkey
February 20, 2019

SZENT is changing what it means to be a flavored beverage

Secured to the neck of the bottle, the brand uses a thin patented scent ring infused with natural oils in various scents to give consumers a a whiff of aroma channeling the flavor experience as they drink the bottle of water.

NPD
February 20, 2019

Production estimates for 18/19 are revised up, but output continues smaller than in 17/18

According to Fundecitrus, production was revised up because of the rains during springtime in Brazil (peak harvesting for pear and late oranges), which favored fruits growth.

Brazil
February 20, 2019

Orange hesperidin explains the low glycemic index of orange juice

Hesperidin — a polyphenol found in citrus fruits and juices — has the capacity to slow down glucose absorption in the gut.

research
February 20, 2019

IFF Acquires The Additive Advantage; Expands Scent, Taste, and Actives Delivery Capabilities

The acquisition of TAA helps to expand our large portfolio of offerings to customers in a truly unique way — through print technology.

M&A
February 20, 2019

Arla Foods Ingredients develops high-protein beverage solution

The beverage prototype has 10g of protein per 100ml shot, making it suitable for patients who require whey protein in a low-volume nutritional treatment.

medical
February 20, 2019

8 Mission-Driven Companies Reinventing The Packaged Food Industry

Here are eight leaders whose companies are taking advantage of current consumer trends by creating packaged goods that are healthy, allergy-free and nutritious in addition to being tasty.

inspiration
February 19, 2019

Why You Need to Pay Attention to Organic Consumers

The USDA may have specific guidelines for organic foods, but understanding the consumers who purchase them is less clearcut.

consumers
February 19, 2019

SIG leads the beverage carton industry with the first paper straw solution

Nestlé is the first customer to introduce SIGs paper straw solution and has already tested the market launch in the Dominican Republic.

packaging
February 19, 2019

Farmworkers could be replaced by robots sooner than we think

Agricultural workers of the future may soon be made of tech and steel. Can a robot pick a strawberry better, faster, and cheaper than a seasonal farmworker?

farming
February 19, 2019

Argentina Citrus Annual

Fresh lemons for processing in MY 2018/2019 are expected to increase to 1.21MMT from MY 2017/2018 levels due to increased production.

Argentina
February 18, 2019

The Philippines’ first-ever carton-packaged water inspires Hope in a Box’

This lets consumers make a positive contribution to the community since 100 percent of profits from the sale of Hope in a Box will go to building of public school classrooms nationwide.

packaging
February 18, 2019

Coca-Cola European Partners unveils Appletiser Spritzer line

Launching in the UK in March, the range will be available in three flavours: apple and exotic lime, apple and blood orange, and apple and passion fruit.

CSD
February 18, 2019

Chinese-American Charged With Stealing $120 Million Worth of Trade Secrets

You Xiaorong stole trade secrets related to BPA-free (bisphenol-A) coating technology, which lines the insides of cans and other food and beverage containers to prevent flavor loss, corrosion, and reactions to the food or beverage content.

packaging
February 18, 2019

Binghatti Beverages: Quality beverages from a trusted brand

Binghatti Holdings CEO, Muhammad BinGhatti on what makes Binghatti Beverages unique

UAE
February 18, 2019

Amul to launch fruit juices; will challenge Real, Tropicana, Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali

Amul is set to foray in the packaged juice market. Tru’ juices, likely to be launched by the end of this month or by the fortnight, will be sold in pan-India markets.

India
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.

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