April 19, 2019

Sugar-sweetened beverage affordability and the prevalence of overweight and obesity

SSB affordability was significantly associated with the prevalence rates of both overweight and obesity.

sugar
April 19, 2019

Some Florida Citrus Seeing Recovery from Greening

Some growers switched to alternative crops such as blueberries or peaches. Others have remained vigilant putting groves under protective screens to keep the insect out.

greening
April 19, 2019

Marketing investment pays off for PepsiCo

PepsiCo boosted its marketing budget at the same time as focusing more on healthier snacks and beverages in keeping with consumer trends.

marketing
April 19, 2019

Here’s Soylent’s New Product. It’s Food.

For fans, Squared represents an obvious, if modest, next step, from liquid to solid. To the rest of the world, Soylent Squared is a snack-size protein bar.

food
April 19, 2019

Biodiversity Requirements Will Enhance Organic Standards

There are already built-in mechanisms to push organic standards to better support things like biodiversity and soil health.

opinion
April 18, 2019

JBT to showcase solutions for Brazil’s dairy, tomato & fruit processors

The huge potential offered by JBTs preservation and sterilization solutions for Brazil’s dairy, tomato, vegetable and fruit processing industries will be highlighted at an upcoming one-day seminar at the JBT Research & Technology Center in Araraquara, São Paulo State.

processing
April 18, 2019

Ignore the fad diets - sugar in fruit doesn’t make it unhealthy

What’s going on is that the current crop of fad diets, such as paleo, keto, carnivore and pegan - have persuaded a lot of people that fruit is a dietary no-no.

opinion
April 18, 2019

FGF Trapani reacts to drug-trafficking allegations

The arrest of the three men at the airport Benjamin Matienzo put on alert the board FGF Trapani. Samples of Proallium FR D caused some confusion”.

background
April 18, 2019

Brazilian OJ exports fall 14% in 18/19 - Tahiti lime price is the 2nd highest for April

The combination of lower orange supply in the Brazilian citrus belt (São Paulo and Triângulo Mineiro) in the 2018/19 crop with the recovery of Florida production is keeping the Brazilian exports of Frozen Concentrate Orange Juice (FCOJ) Equivalent low.

citrus
April 17, 2019

This century’s best-performing US stock sells energy drinks, not iPhones

Monster’s shares have rocketed 60,000% since their public debut in 2003, besting all other US shares this century.

finance
April 17, 2019

PE fund AION fully exits Varun Beverages, walks away with 2x returns

AION, which had invested $90 million in the PepsiCo bottler, sold its 4.5% stake in a block deal for a slight premium over the stock’s current price.

finance
April 17, 2019

ADMs micronized powders: This makes colours more intense to the eye’

Ingredients supplier Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is expanding its line of WILD colour solutions with the addition of new micronized colour powders that, it says, deliver a more intense” finish.

color
April 17, 2019

A new contender in the paper bottle segment

Paper bottle requires just 5 g of plastic, 75% of the materials used are made from renewable resources and are compostable, and the five parts of the pack separate easily for recycling.

packaging
April 16, 2019

Ribena goes craft in £6.2m campaign

Juice drink is talking up 81-year history.

marketing
April 16, 2019

Inside the Explosive Growth of Clean Juice

What started as an at-home trick to eat more veggies has boomed into a thriving franchise with a wide-ranging consumer base.

background
April 16, 2019

Figuring Juice and Tea Sales

By offering all-natural and organic options, c-stores become an alternative to high-end chains.

convenience
April 16, 2019

Dole Has Two New Spoonable Smoothie Flavors And One Tastes Exactly Like Dole Whip

Launching in grocery stores this spring, the smoothie bowls—which will be available in Strawberry Banana and Dole Whip Pineapple Banana—are both under 200 calories.

smoothies
April 16, 2019

Attracting Health-Conscious Consumers, Brewers Focus on Functional Ingredients

Bee Pollen. Quinoa. Pink Himalayan sea salt. Increasingly brewing companies are pushing more functional” offerings as they look to appeal to consumers seeking healthier alcohol options.

functional
April 15, 2019

Sparkling smart water for skin health?

A new carbonated beverage with added vitamins, iron and other nutrients, and claims to improve skin health, has been introduced to the Japanese market.

functional
April 15, 2019

How Singapore firms are preparing for new packaging mandate

Companies tell Eco-Business how they are preparing for the mandate, and what they are doing to limit their packaging waste.

packaging
April 15, 2019

Cryptosporidiosis outbreak linked to apple juice

Researchers have described the first outbreak of apple juice-related cryptosporidiosis reported outside the United States.

food-safety
April 15, 2019

Citrus greening: Nepal’s groves under threat

The disease entered the country because of the weak quarantine regulations. It is projected that virtually all the mandarin hubs in Nepal will be infected by citrus greening in 10 to 15 years.

greening
April 15, 2019

Campbell Soup to sell Bolthouse Farms for $510 million

Upon the completion of the sale of Bolthouse Farms, which is expected by the end of fiscal 2019, Campbell will have divested its entire Campbell Fresh division.

M&A
April 12, 2019

How One Company Is Turning More Americans Onto Tea By Sharing Its Story

CEO and cofounder Linda Appel Lipsius isn’t just banking on changing consumer preferences to sell the product. She’s confident the product — and its story — sells itself.

tea
April 12, 2019

Final Orange Crop Forecast Brazil [PDF]

Total orange crop production forecast: 285.98 million boxes (increase of 0.39%).

forecast
pdf
April 12, 2019

Brazil exports 13% less orange juice

The reduction trend has remained in line with the fundamentals of the market,” commented the Executive director of CitrusBR, Ibiapaba Netto.

Orange
April 12, 2019

Big brands recruit small innovators in battle against single-use plastics

The most recognizable names in food and beverage, home and health care, and beauty and personal care have set the ambitious goal of 100 percent recyclable, reusable and compostable packaging by 2025.

packaging
April 11, 2019

Wessanen agrees to be acquired by consortium for 885m euros

The acquisition will enable Wessanen to continue to invest in initiatives in order to maintain its position as a leader in sustainable foods. The Consortium shares Wessanen’s view to pursue growth of its leading healthy and sustainable food brands.

M&A
April 11, 2019

Rich Energy (drink), the Mystery Sponsor of America’s F1 Team

Few can find Rich Energy for sale, and people are having an even harder time finding out where the company’s money comes from—or if it has any at all.

background
April 11, 2019

Launch of Nestlé R&D Accelerator to boost innovation and speed-to-market

The accelerator brings together Nestlé scientists, students and start-ups to advance science and technology with the objective to accelerate the development of innovative products and systems.

incubator


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