The world's biggest flavour company, Firmenich, has hailed “Classic Blueberry” as its flavour of the year for 2020 - citing the fruit’s longstanding association with wellbeing and its role in ushering a new wave of F&B options for global consumers.
Colour company, Pantone, has unveiled its latest Colour of the Year for 2020, choosing Classic Blue, or Pantone 19-4052 for its ‘reassuring qualities’.
A new global Ipsos survey finds 80% of "connected" people around the world believe manufacturers should be obliged to help with the recycling and re-use of the packaging they produce. This sentiment is shared by 86% of South Africans who have access to the Internet.
The plant-based foods trend is an opportunity for every type of business. And it is a great example of how product development skills can create new markets, writes Julian Mellentin of New Nutrition Business.
Nielsen Global Connect has released its always-anticipated Top 25 Breakthrough Innovation winners - and more than half of those on the 2019 list are food-bev brands.
To help companies to think about their product packaging with reuse and recycling in mind, the PET Plastic Recycling Company (PETCO) has released a definitive guide to packaging design, created specifically for the PET (polyethylene terephthalate) manufacturing sector.
The Institute of Packaging SA's Gold Pack Awards are the showcase for the local packaging industry - here is news of the 2019 food winners. This prestigious event is now held every year instead of bienially.
Rhodes Food Group has reported a strong rise in full-year earnings, helped by a recovery in its international operations and a weaker rand. Baked beans have been a notable performer in its broad basket of products.
This year has been marked by food innovators pushing boundaries, particularly when it comes to alternative proteins, and one of the most extraordinary is the new leveraging of an old NASA technology by US startup, Air Protein.
The top seller of yogurt in America is plowing into plant-based foods. ‘Fast Company’ has an in-depth look at the germination of the Chobani Oat line, launching in January 2020.
The prebiotic fibre inulin is having its moment in the sun thanks to strong consumer desire for less sugar, for more protein and for products that support digestive wellness, says New Nutrition Business.
Milk prices are climbing around the globe and have reached multiyear highs, driven in part by a surprising surge in demand from China, a country where not so long ago it was next to impossible to get dairy products.
In a launch that begs the question, "What took so long?", Kellogg and Unilever have teamed up to cojoin their über popular Pringles and Aromat brands.
With sugar reduction a central topic in the media and among consumers, opportunities for reducing sugar intake are taking a number of directions as companies address evolving concerns and demands, says Innova Market Insights.
Founded in 1925, America's leading and oldest milk company, Dallas-based Dean Foods, has filed for bankruptcy protection, signalling another grim chapter in the struggles of the dairy industry.
Mars is launching a new line of vegan chocolate bars in Britain, becoming the first major confectionery company to offer a plant-based alternative to milk chocolate.
Sometimes, a really bad dose of pollution news can have a silver lining. On 13 August about 30,000 litres of edible cooking oil and caustic soda spilled from collapsed storage tanks at the Willowton Oil factory into a tributary of the Msunduzi River, scene of the historic Dusi Canoe Marathon between Pietermaritzburg and Durban.
Southern Africa’s top three entrepreneurs were named at the 22nd Annual EY World Entrepreneur Awards gala dinner in Johannesburg on Wednesday 13 November 2019 - with two involved in food.
Health-conscious consumers want it all! New Nutrition Business has released its always awaited and appreciated insights in its annual report, “10 Key Trends in Food, Nutrition and Health”, this time for 2020.