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IFF CEO on the Frutarom mega-deal: 'This transaction is all about growth'

By Elaine Watson

Terms such as ‘streamlining overheads’ and ‘footprint optimization’ conjure up images of job cuts and factory closures, but IFF’s $7.1bn megadeal to acquire Israeli flavors and natural ingredients firm Frutarom is “all about growth, not cost savings at...

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What’s the real reason behind Halo Top’s success? Mintel explains

By Mary Ellen Shoup

‘Dieting’ and ‘reduced fat’ have become passé phrases in the world of packaged food replaced with terms like ‘clean label’ and ‘locally-sourced’, so what can explain low-calorie ice cream alternative Halo Top’s dramatic takeover of the frozen dessert...

Em+Pact empowers women to eat healthier and become ‘goal diggers’

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Em+Pact empowers women to eat healthier and become ‘goal diggers’

By Elizabeth Crawford

Industry newcomer Em+Pact is carving out an underserved niche in the $600 million protein bar category by targeting women with products that are crafted to meet their specific nutritional needs and by working with nonprofits to empower them to be “goal...

Cargill launches EverSweet fermented steviol glycosides

Cargill launches EverSweet fermented steviol glycosides

By Elaine Watson

EverSweet - the hotly-anticipated ‘next-generation’ Reb D and Reb M sweetener from Cargill and Evolva produced via fermentation – is now available in commercial quantities, say the partners, who have also struck a deal to explore whether other high intensity...

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Shaka Tea unveils new look, closes second round of financing

By Elaine Watson

Honolulu-based Shaka Tea - the first Hawaiian ready-to-drink iced tea, and the first brewed with māmaki, a plant that only grows in the Hawaiian islands – has unveiled a new look, reformulated its wares to reduce sugar, and closed its second round of...

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