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Asia scoops ice cream growth boost as West turns to East for flavours

By RJ Whitehead

Food historians credit China with inventing ice cream and Marco Polo for bringing it to Italy. Skip forward to the 21st century, and the rate at which Western ice-cream makers are looking to the East for inspiration promises to see renewed momentum—with...

An increased variety of dairy alternative drinks are being introduced to the market. ©iStock/miwa_in_oz

Booming plant-based drinks market set for more category innovation

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The explosive growth of the dairy alternative drinks market is driven by increased demand from consumers who do not want to fully commit to a plant-based diet but prefer to “pick and choose” to suit their lifestyle, according to Innova Market Insights.

The Scholle IPN facility in Chile. Picture: Scholle IPN.

Scholle IPN expands in Latin America

By Jenny EAGLE

Scholle IPN, which produces flexible packaging for wine, processed fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and aseptic juices in the Latin American market, has opened a manufacturing facility in Santiago, Chile.

The Kiteiras micro distribution project in Brazil is one of the existing Danone projects. Pic: ©Danone.

Danone and IDB announce partnership

By Jim Cornall

Danone and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have announced they are joining forces with Livelihoods Funds and the Danone Ecosystem Fund in an attempt to boost economic growth in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

LiquiGlide expands CPG portfolio. Picture: LiquiGlide.

LiquiGlide expands its CPG portfolio in condiments and dairy

By Jenny EAGLE

LiquiGlide has taken on a general manager as it commercializes its first applications in packaging with coatings for condiments (mayonnaise, dressings and dips) and dairy (cream cheese, sour cream and yogurt), among others.