All news articles for January 2022

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Synergy Flavors expands R&D and processing facilities

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Synergy Flavors has expanded several areas of its Illinois headquarters to support forward-looking flavor innovation and increased customer collaboration, said the company.

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'Real dairy, no cows': Remilk scales up animal-free dairy production

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Fresh off of closing a $120m Series B funding round, Remilk is scaling the production and availability of its dairy-identical milk protein (minus the cows) while engaging with high-profile CPG brands looking to develop alternatives to conventional dairy...

Nouri unleashes immunobiotic beverage

Nouri unleashes immunobiotic beverage

By Danielle Masterson

The gut health brand, perhaps best known for its two-in-one capsules containing probiotics that float inside plant-based omega oil (Ahiflower), has now entered the functional beverage category with the launch of Inner Immune.

Chocolate lovers in the US are pushing up cocoa prices. Pic: GettyImages

Commodities

US demand for chocolate drives up cocoa prices

By Anthony Myers

Record surge for chocolate by American consumers has pushed sales to $29bn, with retail chocolate sales climbing more than 5% a quarter, according to data from Chicago-based researcher IRI.

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Leafreport finds over half CBD products mislabeled

By Danielle Masterson

The CBD watchdog released a market analysis, revealing that of the 221 products tested, only 40% matched the labeled CBD strength and many contained the wrong type of CBD.

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Euromonitor: Trends to watch in plant-based milk

By Mary Ellen Shoup

With US$18bn in global retail sales, plant-based milk alternatives represent the gateway into plant-based foods for many consumers who are looking to reduce consumption of animal-based products, which continues to propel the category forward with new...

Unilever looks at the mood-boosting potential of prebiotic ingredients / GettyImages-nastco

Unilever research tie-up targets ‘mental wellbeing’ ingredients

By Katy Askew

Unilever is partnering with microbiome experts at Holobiome to identify food and beverage ingredients that could positively impact ‘mental wellbeing’ by targeting the gut-brain axis. Unilever Science and Technology manager Dr Simone Pyle tells FoodNavigator...

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Imperfect Foods hires new CEO

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Imperfect Foods, an online grocer targeting the reduction food waste across the food system, has hired Dan Park as its new CEO to drive the company's future chapter of growth.

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