Dairy Drinks

Chinese dairy company Mengniu purchased Australian company Bellamy's last year, but could not complete a deal for Lion Dairy & Drinks.

Mengniu pulls plug on Lion deal

By Jim Cornall

In November 2019, China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited announced the planned acquisition of Lion-Dairy & Drinks (LDD) Pty Ltd in Australia.

SIG’s paper straws can be used with SIG’s recyclable carton packs, which are mainly made of renewable paper board. Pic: SIG/Intermarché

SIG’s recyclable straws hit the shelves

By Jim Cornall

Swiss-headquartered SIG’s fully recyclable and renewable paper straw solution for aseptic carton packs is being launched for the first time in Europe by French retail group Intermarché.

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How is Coca-Cola dealing with the coronavirus crisis?

By Rachel Arthur

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...

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Coca-Cola volumes decline 25% globally during coronavirus lockdowns

By Rachel Arthur

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...

Summer Fancy Food Show 2020 canceled due to coronavirus

Summer Fancy Food Show 2020 canceled due to coronavirus

By Elaine Watson

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 Summer Fancy Food takes place in June in New York City.

'We're more than the Fancy Food Show as a community'

By Beth Newhart

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.

Clover Sonoma’s new packaging will be available on shelves this summer in its organic half gallon and quart milk cartons.

Clover Sonoma debuts fully renewable plant-based milk carton

By Beth Newhart

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.

Sproud has about half the sweetness of oat beverages and five-times the protein of soy and almond.

Swedish pea drinks make North American debut

By Beth Newhart

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.

COVID-19: Expo West cancelled as New Hope shifts focus to Expo East

COVID-19: Expo West canceled as New Hope shifts focus to Expo East

By Elaine Watson

In an announcement that will not likely surprise many stakeholders, New Hope has decided to cancel (rather than postpone) the Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim and focus its attention on Expo East in Philadelphia (Sept. 23-26).

The new Milo replaces milk powder with soy and oats.

Milo minus the milk

By Jim Cornall

As people are including more plant-based alternatives in their diet, Nestlé is launching plant-based versions of some of its global brands.

Biotiful Dairy is the top-selling brand of the kefir manufacturers in the UK.

Tesco says kefir is niche no more

By Jim Cornall

UK retailer Tesco says that until recently, kefir was a niche dairy product in the UK - bought mainly by Eastern European shoppers, a region where it is very popular.

The Italian Way considers the US a ‘mature and conscious’ market for Italian beverage exports.

Italy eyes the US beverage market for health-conscious, eco customers

By Beth Newhart

American consumers are increasingly looking for products with a focus on simple, high-quality ingredients and sustainability. And a group of Italian companies believe their products are ready to meet these demands: with their drinks on show at the Winter...

Coca-Cola takes full ownership of ultra-filtered milk fairlife

Coca-Cola takes full ownership of fairlife

By Rachel Arthur

The Coca-Cola Company has acquired the remaining stake in fairlife LLC from its joint venture partner Select Milk Producers: giving it 100% ownership of the ultra-filtered milk company.

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PepsiCo launches 2020 accelerator program

By Rachel Arthur

PepsiCo has launched its second PepsiCo Greenhouse accelerator program in North America: calling for applications from start-ups which are at the forefront of transformative trends.