Canadian giant meat company to expand into plant protein products – acquires Lightlife Foods for $145 million

Maple Leaf Foods has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Brynwood Partners VI L.P. to acquire Lightlife Foods, Inc., a leading manufacturer and brand of refrigerated plant-based protein foods in the United States, for US$140 million, and related costs. The transaction will be financed from cash on hand. Based on current operating Read more about Canadian giant meat company to expand into plant protein products – acquires Lightlife Foods for $145 million[…]

Yoplait launches New line of whole milk yogurt targeting families who crave ‘back-to-basics’ yogurt

Yoplait is giving consumers a whole lot to love with a new line of whole milk yogurt. The stirred yogurt has 3.25% milk fat and comes in nine flavours including strawberry, blueberry, mango and coconut. The General Mills-owned brand saw stirred, traditional yogurt was growing five times faster than the category as a whole, but Read more about Yoplait launches New line of whole milk yogurt targeting families who crave ‘back-to-basics’ yogurt[…]

Coca-Cola With Dietary Fiber to Launch in Japan

Coca-Cola Plus is the latest brand to join Coca-Cola Japan’s portfolio of Food of Specified Health Use (FOSHU) drinks – a large and growing segment of the country’s competitive beverage market. The first-ever Coca-Cola approved as FOSHU by the Japanese government will roll out nationwide next month in eye-catching white packaging after more than a Read more about Coca-Cola With Dietary Fiber to Launch in Japan[…]

Chinese demand for food products set to rise: report

Chinese demand for food products set to rise: report The growth of the Chinese middle class is one of several factors expected to create increased  demand for imported agricultural products such as cereals, vegetables and live animals, as well as processed foods including meat, fish and fruits, according to a new report from the Conference Read more about Chinese demand for food products set to rise: report[…]

Coca-cola’s fairlife launches “Supkids” milk

Coca-cola’s fairlife launches “Supkids” milk Coca-Cola’s ultra-filtered premium milk fairlife has launched a children’s ‘Superkids’ variety, available in white milk and chocolate milk. Fairlife uses a patented cold-filtration process, which separates the components of milk and then recombines them while boosting the protein and calcium proportions, ‘concentrating goodness for more of what you want and Read more about Coca-cola’s fairlife launches “Supkids” milk[…]

China- Food Processing Ingredients Annual

China’s economic growth has slowed in recent years, and this slowing expansion has taken a toll on many industries, including the food processing/manufacturing sector. This sector experienced overall revenue growth of only four percent in 2015 (compared to eight percent in 2014). Despite slowing revenue growth and consolidation, a number of national trends will support Read more about China- Food Processing Ingredients Annual[…]

Yoplait® Announces New Greek, Custard and Dippers Yogurt Lines

Yoplait® Announces New Greek, Custard and Dippers Yogurt Lines Yogurt fans are getting exactly what they’ve asked for this new year as Yoplait® is bringing back Yoplait Custard, a fan favorite from Yoplait’s past. The brand has also introduced two new products: Greek 100 Protein and Yoplait Dippers. All are now available in supermarkets and Read more about Yoplait® Announces New Greek, Custard and Dippers Yogurt Lines[…]

Fonterra – NEW NZMP PROTEIN PACKS MORE PUNCH

NZMP, Fonterra’s dairy ingredients business, is aiming for a heavyweight title in the $10 billion sports nutrition market with a new protein ingredient that delivers at least 10 per cent more protein than other standard whey protein offerings. Designed for use in sports drinks and energy bars, the new protein ingredient is faster acting, as Read more about Fonterra – NEW NZMP PROTEIN PACKS MORE PUNCH[…]

Glanbia, DFA, MMPA and Foremost Farms announce plans for new US cheese and whey facility

Glanbia plc, Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (“DFA”) Michigan Milk Producers Association (“MMPA”) and Foremost Farms USA (“Foremost Farms“) announced today that they are in advanced discussions to create a stand-alone joint venture to build and operate a new cheese and whey production facility in the State of Michigan, USA. Upon completion, the plant is Read more about Glanbia, DFA, MMPA and Foremost Farms announce plans for new US cheese and whey facility[…]

Bonafide Launches “Drinkable Veggies,” RTD Made with Bone Broth

Call it a cooler convergence of the trendiest kind. Bone broth, cold soup, and HPP juices collided in the grab-and-go space today with the release of Bonafide Provisions’ “drinkable veggies” line, the first product to use bone broth as an ingredient in a cold, ready-to-drink beverage format. 2016 was a banner year for the frozen Read more about Bonafide Launches “Drinkable Veggies,” RTD Made with Bone Broth[…]