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Orgain produces protein-based shakes, powders and snacks. Pic: Getty Images/RossHelen

Nestlé Health Science to buy majority stake in Orgain

By Jim Cornall

Nestlé Health Science has agreed to purchase a majority stake in Orgain, a plant-based nutrition company, from its founder Dr Andrew Abraham and Butterfly Equity, who will continue to be minority share owners.

The report praises Unilever, Tesco, Nestle, Sainsbury’s and Conagra for being “pioneers” on sustainable protein research and innovation. Pic: Getty Images/klenova

FAIRR report says alternative proteins on the rise

By Jim Cornall

A five-year investor engagement with 25 leading global food retailers and manufacturers on protein transition finds evidence of clear leadership and reports the number of firms adopting formal targets to grow their alternative protein offerings is on...

Nestlé has inaugurated its largest R+D Accelerator in Lausanne, Switzerland. Pic: Nestlé

Nestlé R+D Accelerator inaugurated

By Jim Cornall

Today, Nestlé officially inaugurated its largest R+D Accelerator, at the company's fundamental research center in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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...

More accelerated science-driven innovations are expected to be launched in the near future. Pic: Getty Images/fizkes

Nestlé R&D Accelerator sees results with product launches

By Jim Cornall

The Nestlé R&D Accelerator is a global initiative first launched in April 2019 at Nestlé Research in Lausanne, Switzerland. Since then, more than 30 teams have completed the R&D Accelerator program by taking a product from a concept to the store...

The new products are being rolled out first in Malaysia.  Pic: Nestlé

Nestlé launches dairy free Milo in Asia

By Jim Cornall

Nestlé said as consumers in Asia are including more dairy alternatives in their diet, it is launching plant-based versions of some of its brands in the region.

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More than 40 dairy company deals in 2020

By Jim Cornall

Nestlé, Constellation Brands, Diageo, Keurig Dr Pepper, New Age Beverages and Pernod Ricard were the most acquisitive companies of 2020, according to the Zenith Global food and drink transactions database, with each responsible for five or more takeovers....

Dairy Dialog podcast 119: Danone, Faerch, Too Good To Go

Dairy Dialog podcast 119: Danone, Faerch, Too Good To Go

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have three interviews. We feature conversations with Jamie Crummie, co-founder of Too Good To Go; Mark Tollman, group strategic sales director at Faerch Group; and Miguel Freitas, PhD, nutrition scientist at Danone.

Fabrice Cavallin, Nestlé’s managing director, donating a mini cooler to a Sri Lankan Nestlé dairy farmer. Pic: Nestlé

Nestlé helping Sri Lankan dairy farmers

By Jim Cornall

In Sri Lanka, Nestlé has facilitated the first commercial silage enterprise in the North Western Province, to help dairy farmers in the region have uninterrupted access to feed and improve the quality and supply of local milk.

Nestlé Brazil’s NESCAU beverage range will be available with SIG’s renewable and recyclable paper straw solution. Pic: SIG

Nestlé Brazil introduces SIG paper straws on NESCAU carton packs

By Jim Cornall

In partnership with SIG, a Swiss-headquartered systems and solutions provider for aseptic carton packaging, Nestlé Brazil’s complete NESCAU beverage range is now available in SIG’s combiblocMini carton packs with SIG’s renewable and recyclable paper straw...

Nestlé is the first of what the US dairy community hopes will be many partners joining the Net Zero Initiative.  Pic: Nestlé

US dairy introduces Net Zero Initiative

By Jim Cornall

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy has unveiled the Net Zero Initiative, an industry-wide effort intended to help US dairy farms of all sizes and geographies implement new technologies and adopt economically viable practices.

Yili has overtaken Danone to become the most valuable dairy brand in the world, as well as claiming second position in the overall Brand Finance Food 50 2020 ranking.

Yili tops Brand Finance list of world’s most valuable dairy brands

By Jim Cornall

The food & drink sector is one of the few sectors that should suffer limited impact as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the world’s top food & drink brands unlikely to lose brand value, according to the latest Brand Finance Food & Drink...

The new plant-based product hits the shelves in the UK in October. Pic: Nestlé

Nestlé launches vegan Carnation

By Jim Cornall

In the UK, Nestlé has launched a new vegan alternative condensed milk to its Carnation range made from a blend of oat and rice flour.

Dairy companies and organizations responded swiftly to the latest IATP report.

Dairy sector takes issue with IATP report

By Jim Cornall

The dairy industry has been quick to respond to a new report from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), Milking the Planet: How Big Dairy is heating up the planet and hollowing rural communities.

The Recover Better campaign is being convened by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) with the UN Global Compact and the We Mean Business coalition.

Companies joins UN-backed Recover Better campaign

By Jim Cornall

SIG, Royal DSM, and more than 150 other companies have released a joint Recover Better statement, which calls on governments around the world to match their ambition to achieve a zero-carbon economy by aligning coronavirus economic aid and recovery efforts...

Nestlé said it has decided to step up its focus on the plant-based category.

Nestlé investing in plant-based in China

By Jim Cornall

Nestlé has announced a series of investments it says will further strengthen its footprint in China and enable it to further enhance its product portfolio.

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