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Blue Bottle acquisition gives Nestlé access to ‘quality obsessed coffee drinkers’

Nestlé’s recent acquisition of a 68% stake in California startup Blue Bottle Coffee is a departure from its usual business strategy when it comes to its coffee portfolio, according to...

Glanbia adds protein punch to hot drinks with heat stable & soluble hydrolyzed whey protein

With protein seeing continued interest from mainstream consumers, Glanbia Nutritionals has launched ProTherma: a hydrolyzed whey protein that can withstand high temperatures and therefore offer a protein punch in everyday...

Indian start-up's new civet dung coffee is no flash in the pan

India has made its first foray into fecal coffee, albeit at a scale that will not flush away Indonesia, its biggest producer.

Unilever adds Pukka Herbs to portfolio as part of ethical product drive

Unilever has bought organic herbal tea business, Pukka Herbs tea in the latest addition to a stable of brands that reflect its commitment to ethical practices and meet consumer demand...

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McDonald’s & Coca-Cola partner on RTD coffee

McDonald’s USA is to introduce a line of RTD McCafé Frappé beverages for retail, in a partnership with The Coca-Cola Company. 

Constantia Flexibles to meet demand for specialty laminates in coffee, confectionery & snacks

Constantia Flexibles has invested €6m ($7m) to meet a growing demand for specialty laminates in high property barriers, for confectionery, coffee and snacks.

Multivac invests $2.9m to expand production capacity in Germany

Multivac Marking & Inspection has invested €2.5m ($2.9m) to expand its production capacity at its factory in Enger, Germany.

Biodegradable plastic packaging that 'disintegrates like orange peel' expands into coffee

Tipa, which launched biodegradable plastic packaging 'designed to behave like an orange peel when it is thrown away' last year, has expanded into coffee.

Euromonitor: Coffee to eclipse tea in consumption in the UK by 2021

Annual coffee consumption in the UK is projected to overtake tea consumption by 2021 with black tea registering the steepest sales declines, according to Euromonitor. 

What’s hitting the shelves? New product launches: August

From energy drinks sweetened with monk fruit to functional bottled waters, we take a look at some of the new products launching in the beverage category around the globe. 

Australian start-up wins funding to make coffee cups from coffee husks

Australian start-up company Huskee has raised more than $114k via a Kickstarter campaign to produce coffee cups and lids made from coffee husks, the layer of cells that coat a...

Making tea trendy: How can the category appeal to millennials?

Functional teas, specialty teas, and indulgent products will help the tea category appeal to millennials against a backdrop of overall falling tea volumes, according to Mintel. 

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Coca-Cola South Pacific launches Barista Bros campaign to get closer to consumers

Coca-Cola South Pacific has launched a Barista Bros campaign – ‘The Deliciousness is in the Detail’ – to build a stronger emotional connection with consumers.

Coffee consolidation mirroring beer’s M&A activity, says Rabobank

The global coffee industry has more room for consolidation and shares a similar M&A pattern to the international beer market, according to a recent Rabobank report.

Sonoco to close one of its US factories this year

Sonoco will close its Boone, South Carolina factory in October, axing 35 jobs.

What does Starbucks closing Teavana stores mean for specialty tea?

Starbucks’ decision to shut down Teavana stores does not come as a surprise nor is it a bad sign for the specialty tea market, according to Charlie Cain who served...

Green tea polyphenol EGCG counteracts obesity and cognitive decline caused by Western diet

There is "compelling evidence" that EGCG from green tea could improve memory impairment, brain insulin resistance, and obesity caused by a high-fat and high-fructose diet, researchers have claimed....

Starbucks buys back its eastern China operation in record deal

In the biggest single transaction in its history, Starbucks’ American parent has bought up the remaining shares in its eastern China joint-venture. The deal now brings all stores in the...

Nestlé’s innovation platform HENRi@Nestlé marks one year anniversary

From initiating portion control advice on biscuits, alternative green packaging for Nestlé Waters and promoting Nespresso’s sustainability efforts - HENRi@Nestlé celebrates its one-year anniversary this month.

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Man dies in industrial accident at Berry Plastics

A 46-year-old man has died at Berry Plastics plant in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, after claims he was struck by a piece of industrial machinery.

Nestlé seals 5-year deal with Netherlands logistics firm

Nestlé has partnered with Kuehne + Nagel logistics company to store its chocolate, coffee and culinary products over the next five years.

La Colombe Coffee Roasters launches single-use ground coffee in a can

La Colombe Coffee Roasters and Crown Beverage Packaging have launched the MiniVault, pre-portioned ground coffee in a single-use can.

Bestherbs Coffee recall after undeclared ingredient similar to Viagra

Bestherbs Coffee has issued a voluntary recall of its New Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found it contained undeclared active pharmaceutical...

GSK to sell Horlicks brand in the UK

GSK has announced it intends to sell its Horlicks brand in the UK, and is proposing to close the associated manufacturing site in Slough. It also intends to sell its...

Break The Cup coffee breaks the mold by creating a new animal-free fermentation process

The thought of fermenting coffee beans by feeding them to small cat-like civits or large elephants only to collect them again at the other end of the digestive process sounded...

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