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California's marijuana marketplace generated an estimated $2.5bn in sales in 2018.

Two Roots Brewing Co. expands cannabis drinks to California

By Beth Newhart

Cannabis-infused beer alternatives from Two Roots Brewing Co. are coming to California dispensaries. The Two Roots brand debuted THC and CBD options last summer in Nevada, brewed as alcohol-stripped craft beer.

Clover is a branded consumer goods and products group operating in South Africa and other African countries with a range of value-added dairy and non-dairy products.

Milco consortium offers $359m to acquire South Africa’s Clover

By Jim Cornall

South African food and beverage company Clover Industries Limited said it has entered into an implementation agreement with Milco SA Proprietary Limited, in terms of which Milco will make an offer to acquire all of the issued shares in Clover on a fully...

Work on building the new production hall will commence in March 2019.

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Crediton Dairy announces £12m expansion

By Jim Cornall

The UK’s Crediton Dairy has announced a £12m ($15.8m) investment in 2019 in its flavored and functional milk processing facility.

Nestlé opens new Bonjorno coffee factory in Egypt

Nestlé opens Bonjorno coffee factory in Egypt

By Rachel Arthur

Nestlé has inaugurated a new EGP 250m ($14m USD) coffee factory for its Bonjorno brand in Egypt: envisioning the facility as an export hub for coffee in the region.

Young people are proving that they want to buy local and small, which is turning out to be one of the greatest opportunities in the specialty market.

Shopping small: 79% of Gen Z buys specialty foods

By Beth Newhart

Both younger generations - millennials and gen Z - are more interested in supporting local, small businesses than their gex X and baby boomer predecessors. The independent, specialty food and beverage market in the US is now worth $140bn and growing three...

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