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IVL to acquire 74% of Medco Plast. Photo: IVL.

IVL to expand in East African PET packaging market

By Jenny Eagle

Indorama Ventures Ltd (IVL) will expand its portfolio in East Africa following the acquisition of a 74% share of Medco Plast from Middle East Glass Manufacturing (MEG) and the Samaha family.

On biodynamic farms 10% of the land has to be set aside for giving back and helping the environment.

Biodynamic farming spreads to coffee

By Beth Newhart

With consumers increasingly concerned about how their food is produced, interest in biodynamic farming is growing. While growing in popularity for wine production in Europe, Holistic Roasters also sees the potential for biodynamic farming in the coffee...

Products containing CBD do not provide a ‘high’ as often associated with marijuana and can be sold anywhere in the US.

Sprig CBD sodas expand to nine states

By Beth Newhart

After being one of the earliest developers of THC-infused beverages, California-based Sprig entered the CBD market this year with a line of CBD sparkling sodas. These sodas are now sold at retailers in nine states.

Top coffee chains are being influenced by consumer demand for premium products and experiences. Pic: ©GettyImages/Rawpixel

US coffee shop market grows to $45.4bn in 2018

By Beth Newhart

The US coffee market has increased in volume by 3.8% over the last 12 months, with growth set to continue, according to Allegra World Coffee Portal’s 2019 Project Café USA report.

The consumer expects taste, performance, functionality and environmental sustainability out of their beverages, sparking innovation like collagen coffee to keep up with demand.

Bulletproof Coffee expands collagen protein in its lineup

By Beth Newhart

Bulletproof Coffee is expanding its RTD line with more flavors infused with collagen protein. The brand looks to attract the mainstream health and wellness market with its pioneering use of collagen and Brain Octane oil in coffee.

The RTD coffee category has exploded as consumers continuously prioritize convenience in their everyday routines.

Nescafé brings texture and functionality to RTD coffee

By Beth Newhart

Coffee giant Nescafé will launch two new RTD coffee drinks next year: eyeing up a new world of texture and functionality for coffee lovers with its Cold Whipped Lattes and Coffee Protein Smoothies.

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