China’s ‘milk bars’ have been issued with new guidelines that place them under stricter regulatory control, with a stronger focus on maintaining the freshness and safety of products as dairy consumption in the country grows.
Coronavirus has turned business models and consumer trends on their heads. However, the importance of innovation is not going to change: “Innovation will continue to be a source of future growth,” says Coca-Cola. But the direction of innovation - and...
Legumes, cereals, pseudocereals, fruits, and vegetables show much promise as transport mediums for probiotics, prebiotics, and bioactive compounds to the gut at concentrations that prove beneficial, says researchers.
British start-up Devon Garden Foods is preparing to launch its first dairy alternative made from yellow spit peas. “Our goal was to be significantly better than plant-based competitors,” CEO Cesar Torres tells FoodNavigator.
This time last year, consumers wanted drinks that were new and exciting, and sought out variety and an experience. But has coronavirus turned this completely on its head – are consumers now turning back towards familiar and trusted big brands?
PepsiCo saw a strong Q1: but as with any business faces a great deal of uncertainly around COVID-19. It says its strategy is to identify and plan for a ‘new normal’ – and tailor innovation accordingly.
How will the coronavirus pandemic affect consumer and retail trends in the long term? Coca-Cola is predicting three key shifts: a return to known and trusted brands; a huge shift towards ecommerce, and a sleeker and slimmer innovation pipeline.
Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey says that the company is well-versed in surviving crises over the course of its 134 year history: “Every previous crisis – military, economic or pandemic – the Coca-Cola Company has come out stronger”. So how is it dealing...
The Coca-Cola Company’s worldwide volumes have declined around 25% since the beginning of April, with almost all that decline coming from away-from-home channels. “The ultimate impact of coronavirus on 2020 is unknown at this time,” says the beverage...
The Specialty Food Association’s (SFA's) Summer Fancy Food Show, scheduled for June 28-30 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York (which has recently been turned into a makeshift hospital), is the latest major food show to be canceled due to the coronavirus...
The Specialty Food Association's (SFA) Summer Fancy Food Show is scheduled to take place in June in New York City: but its location - the Javits Center in Manhattan - is currently being converted into a makeshift hospital.
Plant-based milk alternative brand Elmhurst 1925 had big plans for Natural Products Expo West before its postponement earlier this month. However, its oat-based single serves, lattes and creamers will still launch in the US on schedule.
California-based dairy Clover Sonoma is making sustainability strides with the launch of a new milk carton made entirely from plant materials. It’s one of the first of its kind in the US and will hit shelves this summer.
Following the worldwide success of oat drinks from Sweden, beverage company Sproud is looking to make peas the next big milk alternative protein source. After the postponement of Natural Products Expo West, it hits the North American market next month.