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Ingredion acquires controlling stake in stevia supplier PureCircle

By Elaine Watson

Global ingredients giant Ingredion has struck a deal to acquire a controlling (75%) stake in stevia supplier PureCircle, which has been going through a period of extreme turbulence in recent months, prompting the suspension of its shares and the installation...

MonkFiber doubles as a sweetener and dietary fiber, says Ingredients by Nature

Monk fruit... a new source of dietary fiber that doubles as a sweetener?

By Elaine Watson

Monk fruit (Luo Han Guo) is best known as a source of high intensity natural sweeteners, but it could also emerge as an intriguing new source of fiber, claims Ingredients by Nature, which has developed a ‘sweet fiber’ from the pomace of monk fruit called...

SURVEY: How is coronavirus impacting food innovation and R&D?

SURVEY: How is coronavirus impacting food innovation and R&D?

By Elaine Watson

Onboarding new brands is not top of the priority list right now at most food retailers, many of which are more focused on rationalizing SKUs than adding new ones. Meanwhile, R&D under lockdown isn't easy. So is innovation on pause, or are companies...

The world's largest food manufacturers are responding to the COVID-19 crisis in a number of ways from providing materials to produce 50,000+ surgical masks to waived healthcare fees for COVID-19 related doctors' visits.

Big Food and coronavirus: The response so far

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Over the past few weeks, big food manufacturers have leveraged the strength of their operations and logistics capabilities to combat the spread of COVID-19. Many are also supporting their employees with additional compensation, cash bonuses, waived health...

SōRSE emulsions are currently in around 30 products, including a new line of beverages from startup Mad Tasty

Formulating with CBD: In conversation with SōRSE Technology

By Elaine Watson

While developing new products during a pandemic presents obvious challenges, food and beverage companies remain bullish about the potential for products featuring hemp-derived CBD, says Seattle-based SōRSE Technology, which supports brands looking to...

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Convenience stores pivot in response to coronavirus crisis

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Over half (52%) of convenience stores are reporting increased grocery sales as consumers seek out pantry items from more retail channels to address their coronavirus shopping needs, reports the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), which...

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