All news articles for July 2022

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Plant-based creamers on fire with oat and blends leading the pack

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Dollar sales of refrigerated liquid plant-based creams and creamers were up +25.8% year-on-year to $527.4m in measured US retail channels* in the year to July 10, 2022, while unit sales were up +16.1%, led by strong growth in blends and ‘other’ (which...

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From bright whites to brilliant blues: Color innovation in F&B

By Rachel Arthur

‘We eat first with our eyes’ – and the saying is all the more true in an age of social media. But color is not just about good looks: it’s also about meeting consumer demands for natural and sustainable alternatives. We take a look at some of the latest...

The new factory. Pic: Nestle

Nestlé opens $340m coffee factory in Mexico

By Rachel Arthur

Nestlé has opened a new Nescafé coffee factory in Veracruz: creating 1,200 new jobs and making Mexico the company’s main coffee producer globally.

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Plink! The effervescent future of functional beverages

By Elizabeth Crawford

Once associated with refreshment and relaxation, the crack of a can or hiss of gas following the twist of bottle top is becoming a source of anxiety for some consumers who associate it with single-use plastic, broken recycling systems and unwanted litter.

Only 45% of cans are currently recycled in the US - but that's better than glass or plastic, according to the CMI. Pic:getty/kaisphoto

How can the US increase beverage can recycling?

By Rachel Arthur

Less than half of beverage cans in the US are currently recycled: but US can manufacturers want to see 80% recycled by 2040 and 90% by 2050. So how can these goals be reached?