All news articles for June 2018

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: How is the war on sugar impacting chocolate?

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: How is the war on sugar impacting chocolate?

By Elizabeth Crawford

While the ongoing war on sugar is taking a toll on sales of conventional chocolate in the US, it is creating an opportunity for once-niche, better-for-you options, including sugar-free – as long as the taste and experience are not compromised in the trade-off,...

Plant-based brand Beyond Meat to triple manufacturing footprint

Beyond Meat triples manufacturing footprint

By Elaine Watson

Plant-based meat brand Beyond Meat has opened a second production facility in Columbia, Missouri, that will more than triple its manufacturing footprint from 30,000 to 100,000sq ft and create 250 new jobs in 2018.

The Gardein and Hungry-Man brands will become part of Conagra Brands' portfolio

Conagra Brands acquires Pinnacle Foods shares

By Ashley Williams

US packaged foods company Conagra Brands has reached an agreement with manufacturer Pinnacle Foods to acquire its remaining shares and debts, in a deal worth $10.9 billion.

Starbucks launches packaged Teavana in grocery stores

Starbucks launches packaged Teavana in grocery stores

By Rachel Arthur

Starbucks is introducing Teavana tea sachets in US grocery stores, expanding availability of the brand as Starbucks aims to increase its overall tea business to $3bn over the next five years.

The investment will improve animal health and welfare standards for swines

Canada invests $12.7m in swine sector innovation

By Ashley Williams

Canada’s Ministry of Agriculture has invested CA$12.7m to Swine Innovation Porc to facilitate research into the swine sector under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership program.

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