All news articles for August 2022

Chamomile harvests - yields and quality - are being challenged by climate change.   Image © jessicahyde / Getty Images

Botanical yields fall as climate change affects harvests

By Stephen Daniells

Extreme weather events from heat waves and droughts to ‘hundred-year storms’ happening every two years, the impact of climate change is obvious. And few industries are witnessing the impact as much as botanical supply chain.

TreeHouse Foods sells major chunk of meal prep business in $950m deal

TreeHouse Foods sells major chunk of meal prep business in $950m deal

By Elaine Watson

Private label specialist TreeHouse Foods – which has been looking to reengineer its portfolio to focus on higher-growth, higher-margin snacks and beverages markets – has struck a deal to sell a significant portion of its meal preparation business to European...

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Younger consumers less engaged with condiments category, says Mintel

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The popularity of condiments soared during the pandemic as consumers used the products as an easy way to elevate an otherwise bland meal made at home, notes Mintel, which says that condiment brands must engage with younger consumers to ensure future long-term...

Dr Mike Leonard: 'Motif has developed unique approaches to analyzing, discovering, and designing both plant-based ingredients and foods to better address unmet customer needs and tastes...' Image credit: Elaine Watson

New CEO at Motif FoodWorks after recent round of layoffs

By Elaine Watson

Boston-based food tech firm Motif FoodWorks has promoted its CTO Dr Michael Leonard to the role of CEO, effective immediately, as current CEO Jonathan McIntyre moves to an advisory role in the company.

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