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Americas: Quick service restaurants woo consumers with healthy breakfast

Customers can now design their meals according to their tastes and dietary requirements due to increased demand for customization in food served in quick service restaurants. This, coupled with the rising demand for on-the-go food globally, is expected to contribute significantly to market growth during the forecast period, according to a report by Research and Markets. A trend boosting...

Americas: Nut milk producer gets US$18M of funds for expansion

US-based artisanal nut milk cheeses and yoghurt Kite Hill has closed an US$18 million fundraising round with lead investment from 301 INC, General Mills’ new business development and venturing unit, and CAVU Venture Partners, a consumer growth equity firm. The company intends to use the proceeds from the funding round to expand distribution and increase consumer awareness for the...

Asia Pacific: Australian dairy, sectors to study on nitrogen use

National services body Dairy Australia will receive approximately US$1.5 million from the Australian Government to support nitrogen use efficiency research development and engineering or RD&E as part of its involvement in the cross project titled RDC More profit from nitrogen: enhancing the nutrient use efficiency of intensive cropping and pasture. The project will receive up to US$5.8 million directed...

Americas: Dairy Queen wants cage-free eggs

American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ) announced a new egg-sourcing policy that requires its suppliers in the US and Canada for shell eggs, liquid eggs and ADQ proprietary products to purchase eggs only from approved cage-free egg suppliers. The company pledged to have transition completed on or about the end of 2025. The process of producing eggs in cage-free environments—where...

Americas: Consumers are spending on organic food, finds report

The organic packaged food market in the US is subject to rapidly changing consumer demands and increased health consciousness, finds a Technavio report. It is also affected by local consumer tastes and demographic trends. Economic wellbeing in the US will also bring about improved living standards, increased disposable incomes, and altered consumer lifestyles. Vendor performance in the market may...

Europe: Givaudan expands flavors, seasonings footprint

As part of its 2020 strategy to strengthen capabilities in integrated solutions, Givaudan will be acquiring ConAgra Foods’ Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings business. Spicetec offers a range of flavors, spices and savory seasoning solutions to customers, primarily in North America and operates from locations in Omaha, Nebraska; Carol Stream, Illinois and Cranbury, New Jersey, employing 280 people. The transaction is expected...

Asia Pacific: Chinaplas 2016 held in “right timing”, says organizer

Chinaplas 2016 received 148,575 visitors from April 25 to 28 in Shanghai, China, which set a new record since its debut in 1983. Compared to the shows held at Shanghai in 2014 and Guangzhou in 2015, the number of visitors this year increased by 13.96% and 15.84% respectively. There were 39,454 overseas visitors this year, representing 26.55% of the total. The 10...

Europe: Report says halal, vegan drive ethical label market

Euromonitor International has launched the Ethical Labels database, responding to the growing movement towards sustainability, social responsibility and transparency on labels. According to the new research, halal and vegan labels are set to grow by a compound annual growth rate of more than 5% annually between 2015 and 2020, translating into US$13.0 billion and 708 million additional sales, respectively. Currently worth...

Europe: Leaders launch network for managing food crises

Authorities have launched a new network to achieve joint global food-security assessments and joint responses to food crises, including those related to phenomena such as El Niño, was in Istanbul, Turkey in May 2016. Launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the European Union, the Global Network for...

Americas: Key Technology showcases digital sorters in US show

Key Technology will showcase its next-generation VERYX digital sorters at INC World Nut & Dried Fruit Congress in May at San Diego, US. With advancements such as multi-sensor Pixel Fusion and the highest resolution 4-channel cameras and laser sensors available on a digital sorter, VERYX identifies sub-millimeter-size FM and defects. It can discriminate between good product, shell, paper shell, mold,...