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Beyti is 52% owned by Saudia Arabian dairy firm Almarai Company, and 48% by PepsiCo Inc. Pic: ©Getty Images/MidoSemsem

EBRD supports Egypt’s Beyti with $44m loan

By Jim Cornall

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing Egyptian dairy and juice producer, the International Company for Agricultural Industries Projects, S.A.E (Beyti), with a $44m loan.

Focus Brands already owns chains like Cinnabon, Auntie Anne’s and Carvel. Pic:getty/samael334

Jamba Juice acquired by Focus Brands for $200m

By Beth Newhart

Atlanta-based Focus Brands Inc has announced a definitive merger deal with Texas-based Jamba, Inc., under which Focus brands will acquire Jamba for $13 per share in cash, worth approximately $200m.

Accessibility advocates are calling for these plastic straw bans to be flexible and not so absolute. Pic: ©GettyImages/jon11

Disney to eliminate plastic straws from all locations

By Beth Newhart

The Walt Disney Company has announced it will be the latest major corporation to cut down on plastic waste by phasing out single-use straws, joining the ranks of Starbucks and McDonald’s. Disney will phase them out of its global theme parks by 2019.

Picture: Getty/Roman Babakin

EU policy proposal cracks down on single use plastics

By Joseph James Whitworth

The European Commission has proposed rules to cut use of single use plastics including a ban on cutlery, straws and drink stirrers and reduced use of food containers and drinks cups.

‘Protein refreshment’: Kerry eyes up growth of protein juice, water and energy drinks

Vitafoods 2018: ‘The consumer really is driving into plant-based’

Protein refreshment: Kerry eyes up growth of protein juice, water and energy drinks

By Rachel Arthur

With protein seeing continued interest from mainstream consumers, a new world of ‘protein refreshment’ is emerging, says Irish dairy and ingredients supplier Kerry – with increased demand for protein boosts in lighter, refreshing beverages such as water,...

Milkshakes and fruit juices are exempt from the UK's sugar tax - but can still contain high amounts of sugar. Pic: getty/mindstyle

UK sets sugar reduction targets for juice and milk-based drinks

By Rachel Arthur

Juice and milk-based drinks are currently exempt from the UK’s sugar tax: but Public Health England has set out targets for sugar reduction in these categories – and says that progress will be taken into account when it reviews the milk-based drinks exemption...

The new range retains the same environmental credentials as the rest of the Tetra Pak portfolio.

Tetra Pak launches new packaging material effects​

By Jim Cornall

Tetra Pak has launched a suite of new packaging material effects, known as Tetra Pak Artistry, which the company said will help food and beverage producers revitalize the look and feel of their products.

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