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The move will see the brand use 93% less plastic per pack. Pic: Unilever

Unilever switches Carte D’Or ice cream to paper tubs

By Jim Cornall

Unilever has switched its range of Carte D’Or ice cream in the UK from plastic packs to responsibly sourced, recyclable paper tubs and lids in a move that will save more than 900 tons of virgin plastic each year.

Silk Nextmilk, from Danone North America, is now available in the US.

January: What’s new in plant based?

By Jim Cornall

While we generally wait until the end of the month, we've taken out some of the plant-based product Veganuary launches in January for our special newsletter. There are many plant-based launches in the alternative meat, seafood and dairy aisles, so...

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...

Unilever is launching new products in the US through its Breyers, Good Humor, Klondike, Magnum Ice Cream, Popsicle and Talenti brands. Pics; Unilever

New US ice cream launches from Unilever

By Jim Cornall

Unilever is launching a variety of new frozen treats in the US with its Breyers, Good Humor, Klondike, Magnum Ice Cream, Popsicle and Talenti brands.

The new tubs will be rolled out across Europe in 2020 and globally in 2021.

Magnum launches tubs made with recycled plastic

By Jim Cornall

UK ice cream brand Magnum has launched its ice cream tubs range in the UK using packaging made with recycled plastic. Following a successful pilot last year, Magnum is the first ice cream brand to use recycled polypropylene plastic in packaging.

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...

Ice cream has an application with adults, and the occasion of eating ice cream before bed aligns with CBD’s relaxation properties. Pic: Getty/belchonock

Does CBD have a place in dairy?

By Beth Newhart

The use of non-psychoactive CBD as a food, beverage or supplement ingredient is still illegal in the US. But that hasn’t stopped the market from exploding, with dairy already playing catch-up.

Business is progressively acknowledging how deeply reliant it is on the planet’s biodiversity.

Dairy companies among biodiversity pledge coalition

By Jim Cornall

Nineteen companies and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), have launched a new initiative to protect and restore biodiversity within their supply chains and product portfolios.

“We expect to see further growth from acquisitions, with a long-awaited shift in the top three of the global ranking likely.

Rabobank publishes Dairy Top 20

By Beth Newhart

Nestlé, Lactalis and Danone continue leading the global dairy industry, but could see some shakeups in the future, according to a new analysis from Rabobank.

The average American eats 48 pints of ice cream per year, according to the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association. Pic: Getty/Sally Anscombe

National ice cream month wraps up in the US

By Beth Newhart

As July comes to a close, so too does another national ice cream month in the US. Brands celebrated with free samples and new flavor launches across the category.

Nestlé’s portfolio is the most valuable globally, with a combined brand value of $70.5bn, up 11% on the previous year. Pic: ©Getty Images/bluebay2014

Top 10 dairy brands: Yili closes gap on Danone

By Jim Cornall

The latest Brand Finance Food & Drink 2019 report shows that, again, Switzerland’s Nestlé tops the food ranking, although its brand value increased by just 1% year on year to $19.6bn.

The new box, made from PE (polyethylene) coated cardboard, can be widely recycled in the UK.

Solero trials wrapper-less multipack ice cream

By Jim Cornall

In the UK, Unilever has launched a trial of the first wrapper-less ice-cream multipack for its Solero Organic Peach product, with 35% less plastic compared to the original Solero Organic pack with individual plastic wrappers.

Ben & Jerry's plans to source its future CBD locally from its home state.

Ben & Jerry’s announces intent for CBD ice cream launch

By Beth Newhart

CBD has not yet been fully legalized in the US, but Ben & Jerry’s is already for preparing for when it may be. The company released a statement committing to incorporating CBD into future ice cream innovations as soon as it is federally legalized....

 The council will help Ben & Jerry's adhere to its new ‘values-led dairy vision.'

Ben & Jerry’s introduces dairy advisory council

By Beth Newhart

A new group of experts in environmental health, the animal protection movement, water quality and organic farming has been created to advise Ben & Jerry’s on future product manufacturing.

An interview with Wall's, featuring its new products including the vegan Magnum at the Ice Cream Expo, is included in this month's product round-up.

New products in the dairy aisles: February

By Beth Newhart and Jim Cornall

February was a busy month for dairy launches, and in this round-up, we also include an interview with Unilever’s business development manager, Rachel Brooks, on the new range of products being launched, from the Ice Cream and Gelato Expo held in Harrogate,...

Ice cold: winter ice cream round-up

Ice cold: winter ice cream round-up

By Beth Newhart

Freezing temps across the US haven’t discouraged ice cream brands from expanding their portfolios. From boozy flavors to low-cal pops, here are the freshest launches within the US frozen dessert category.

Ben & Jerry’s to eliminate plastic from all Scoop Shops

By Beth Newhart

Following the example of many other high-profile companies, Ben & Jerry’s has announced plans to combat the environmental effects of single-use plastic. It will be removed from its Scoop Shop locations worldwide by the end of 2020.

Culture Republick is launching seven flavors, each with 400-500 calories.

Unilever adds a probiotic twist to its ice cream portfolio

By Beth Newhart

Unilever United States has launched Culture Republick, a light ice cream brand featuring live probiotic cultures. It gets Unilever deeper into the light ice cream game, departing from its more traditional brands like Ben & Jerry’s.

The Somic-Flexx III has been a key driver of Somic’s success in North America due its flexibility and adaptability.

Somic unveils new end-of-line machinery at Pack Expo

By Beth Newhart

Germany-based Somic debuted the Somic-Flexx III at Pack Expo International this week, a new modular packaging solution that combines both wraparound casing and retail-ready packaging on one machine.

HUL currently markets ice creams and frozen desserts under the Kwality Wall’s and Magnum brands.

Hindustan Unilever to acquire Adityaa Milk ice cream business

By Jim Cornall

In India, Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) has announced it has signed an agreement with Vijaykant Dairy and Food Products Limited (VDFPL) and its group company to acquire its ice cream and frozen desserts business consisting of its brand Adityaa Milk.

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