All news articles for August 2021

The R&D facilities were upgraded to feature labs, experimental kitchens, consumer testing, sensory evaluations rooms, open working spaces, as well as Nestlé's fundamental research hub.  Pic: Nestlé

Nestlé expands R&D facilities in Singapore

By Jim Cornall

Nestlé's R&D center in Singapore, which has been playing a role in developing products and technologies for South East Asia and beyond for both Nestlé's retail and out-of-home business, has been upgraded.

First Milk said the investment will strengthen the company's position in dairy sustainability. Pic: First Milk

First Milk invests in Agricarbon

By Jim Cornall

UK dairy company First Milk has announced it has invested in soil carbon measurement company, Agricarbon, acquiring a 5% stake in the business.

Action on Sugar is calling for government restrictions on child-friendly packaging, and nutrition and health claims on yogurts (high or medium in sugar), to stop misleading parents. Pic: Getty Images/kzenon

UK Action on Sugar group slams majority of children’s yogurts

By Jim Cornall

The UK group Action on Sugar is calling for a complete ban on child-friendly yogurt packaging and on misleading nutrition and health claims following its new product survey, which it said shows only 5% of yogurts with child-friendly packaging contain...

Emmi said it is adjusting its sales forecast for the full year upwards slightly. Pic: Emmi

Emmi issues first-half 2021 results

By Jim Cornall

Swiss dairy company The Emmi Group increased sales by 6.2 % to CHF 1,883.6m ($2.05bn) in the first half of 2021, with organic growth of 3.7%.

On-the-go pouches like the Eatlean range are ambient and can be kept outside the fridge.  Pic: Eatlean

High protein cheese and health

By Jim Cornall

Research by the Oral Health Foundation in the UK found staying at home because of lockdowns led to more than one-in-three (38%) British adults increasing the amount of times they snacked throughout the day (1).

Euromonitor International predicts lab-grown dairy could be the most popular choice within 10 years. Pic: Getty Images/klenova

New research shows scale of milk alternative acceleration

By Jim Cornall

New figures released by global market research company Euromonitor International show the milk alternatives sector other than soy is the fastest growing category in the dairy products and alternatives industry, and is worth $10bn globally, an increase...

There's great concern globally over the effect of plastic in the oceans, but could marine seaweed provide an answer to the problem?

Will seaweed be the next sustainable packaging source?

By Jim Cornall

Packaging company DS Smith said it is exploring how seaweed fibers can be used as a raw material in paper and packaging products amid increasing demand for sustainable goods from customers and consumers.

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