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What’s new at the Summer Fancy Food Show?

What’s new at the Summer Fancy Food Show?

By Beth Newhart

The summer iteration of the Specialty Food Association’s (SFA) Fancy Food Show took place in New York City this week. Specialty food and beverage sales make up 16.1% of the total industry, with plant-based products growing the fastest in all categories....

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.

Kroger intends to use the after-tax cash proceeds to reduce its debt. Pic: Getty/martinrlee

Kroger completes Turkey Hill sale

By Beth Newhart

After announcing that it may drop its flagship dairy brand last August, Kroger sold Turkey Hill to Peak Rock Capital earlier this year. The agreement was completed this week for $215m.

The wind industry is expected to deliver more than $85bn in economic activity by 2020.

General Mills signs 15-year deal for wind energy

By Beth Newhart

Food giant General Mills is making a commitment to sustainability and clean power by covering the electricity at its US facilities with renewable wind energy. It has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement with Roaring Fork Wind, LLC.