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‘Bittersweet’ moment for Odwalla co-founder as Coca-Cola axes the brand and focuses on more ‘scalable’ innovations
In a move that may not come as a huge surprise given executives’ recent hints about “pruning” the portfolio, Coca-Cola is discontinuing the Odwalla juice brand and the refrigerated network… Lire la suite >>
HelloFresh expands into Denmark as analysts predict ‘sticky but niche’ post-Covid meal-kit demand
Growth hungry HelloFresh is defying concerns that rising consumer demand for meal-kit delivery services may wane as lockdown restrictions ease. However, its biggest threat remains online supermarkets, say analysts. Lire la suite >>
“Innovation still exists in brands that are in market,” retailers are reviewing new products, investor says
While the coronavirus outbreak may have initially sidelined new food and beverage launches as retailers scrambled to stock the basics, and stay-at-home orders slowed research & development, one investor predicts… Lire la suite >>
Coronavirus will boost clean meat trend, says supplier
The cultured meat sector is set to eventually be buoyed by the coronavirus crisis as consumers become more interested in food solutions seen as sustainable and safe, believes the co-founder… Lire la suite >>
Is fava the new soy? Wet fraction ‘optimises’ fava beans for a climate friendly alternative
Danish researchers have developed a new processing method that, they say, means fava beans can be leveraged as an environmentally friendly alternative to soy. Lire la suite >>
From Meyer’s meal boxes to vegan cheddar
As the coronavirus crisis continues to play havoc with planned product releases, FoodNavigator brings you an update on the noteworthy innovation that continues to hit the shelves across Europe. This… Lire la suite >>
From vertically farmed basil to SodaStream Pepsi flavours
Colruyt Group’s Bio-Planet supermarket banner launched the first herbs grown in its own vertical farm facility – with further produce in the pipeline. Meanwhile, PepsiCo outlined one possible response to… Lire la suite >>
Plastic packaging: Hero or villain in the coronavirus era?
Coronavirus has provoked the food packaging debate, with some using the crisis to hammer home the message that plastic is vital for protecting food from germs and extending its shelf… Lire la suite >>
Freeze drying technology could result in tastier, clean label ice-cream
Freeze-dried berry powders have been found to act as ‘outstanding’ stabilizers, according to US research, offering manufacturers exiting clean label solutions for customers. Lire la suite >>
Nestlé on COVID-19: ‘We need to focus our efforts on securing supplies, manufacturing and logistics’
Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider warns that the business must ‘get ready for the storm’ as supply chain challenges are expected to intensify amid the global coronavirus pandemic. Lire la suite >>
Industry 4.0 Impact on Food and Beverage Manufacturers volume 2: Spotlight on food safety
Standing still is not an option. As food safety moves up the global agenda, demands are being made by consumers, retailers, regulators and stakeholders to raise the level of food… Lire la suite >>
Nestlé believes plant-based is a ‘once in a generation opportunity’ to revive ready meals: ‘The story is beyond burgers’
Nestlé plans to ramp-up its innovation around plant-based products and is eyeing opportunities to grow its CHF12bn prepared dishes and cooking aides category. Lire la suite >>