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The swap to bio-based packaging delivered an 'immediate' reduction in CO2 emissions / Pic: GettyImages-Farnknot_Architect

Coffee maker Meira cuts carbon footprint with bio-based packaging

By Katy Askew

Finnish coffee producer Meira, part of the Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group, has launched Vallilan Paahtimo, a new range that offers ‘a more sustainable cup, inside and out’. In partnership with packaging manufacturer Amcor, the line includes a bio-based...

Lion Dairy & Drinks launched its Dairy Farmers Creamery & Co range in 2018, one of the company’s many dairy brands. Pic: Lion Drinks & Dairy

Bega Cheese confirms Lion Dairy & Drinks acquisition

By Jim Cornall

Bega Cheese Limited said it has entered into a binding share sale and purchase agreement to acquire all of the shares in Lion Dairy & Drinks from Japan’s Kirin Holdings for a net acquisition price of A$534m (US$393m).

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PepsiCo launches 2021 Greenhouse Accelerator

By Rachel Arthur

PepsiCo has launched an open call for entrepreneurs to take part in this year’s PepsiCo Greenhouse Accelerator: with the ten winning companies receiving funding and mentorship from PepsiCo.

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Diageo to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030

By Rachel Arthur

Diageo has launched a 10 year sustainability action plan: setting goals including net zero carbon emissions from direct operations by 2030; and using 30% less water in every drink it makes.

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AB InBev: Three 2020 innovations that address today’s mega-trends

By Rachel Arthur

What does successful innovation look like in a year defined by a global pandemic? From big seltzer bet Bud Light Hard Seltzer in the US, to a new beer from a company-government-farmer collaboration in Ecuador, AB InBev CEO Carlos Brito highlights three...

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NERD rebrands and expands as nootropics beverage trend gains steam

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Following its acquisition by Beverage USA Holdings Inc. (BevUSA) earlier this year, mental acuity beverage company NERD is on track to become a nationally-recognized brand with new retail distribution, an expanded direct-to-consumer business, and refreshed...

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