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  • US-based food ingredients company Motif Ingredients secures US$27.5m in funding and rebrands as Motif FoodWorks

  • Agricultural technology start-up Hazel Technologies, which has developed a solution to extend the shelf life of produce, receives US$13m in funding

  • Molson Coors announces plans to make 100% of its packaging reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025

  • In the US, Dairy Farmers of America launches a product line under its new Live Real Farms brand that combines both dairy milk with plant-based milk

  • In Australia, Nestlé launches KitKat Chocolatory Sublime Volcanic, which features 'one of the world’s rarest cocoas'

  • Entries now open for the 2019 Beverage Digest Awards. Nine awards to win celebrating excellence across the North American beverage industry. More at www.zenithglobal.com/events/250

  • International point of use (POU) water cooler manufacturer Waterlogic acquires Belgian cooler business Pure Services

  • Plant-based snacks brand Biena Snacks secures US$8m in Series B financing

  • US food ingredients supplier Prinova launches a new subsidiary in Australia and New Zealand

  • In the US, The Coca-Cola Company to launch its Dasani water brand in aluminium cans and bottles

  • In the US, Beyond Better Foods expands its Enlightened ice cream brand with a ketogenic-friendly product line

  • The deadline for entry to the industry's only Global Bottled Water Awards is Monday 2 September. Don't miss your chance to win one of 15 awards! Visit www.zenithglobal.com/events/245

  • US agricultural tech firm Cambridge Crops raises US$4m in seed funding to combat food waste

  • Dairy technology start-up SomaDetect completes a US$2m seed funding round

  • US agribusiness Bunge to move its global headquarters from White Plains, New York, to St. Louis, Missouri

  • In the US and Canada, drinks manufacturer BevCanna Enterprises to launch of a range of cannabis-infused iced teas called Grüv Beverages

  • Brazilian meat company BRF appoints Carlos Alberto Bezerra de Moura as its Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer

  • World’s top 10 dairy brands - see new blog by Zenith Chairman Richard Hall on www.bevblog.net

  • Sustainability insights. In a fast-changing world, we are working across the beverage sector to build a better future. Find out more at www.zenithglobal.com/consulting

  • Japanese chemical trading firm Nagase Group completes the acquisition of US food ingredients supplier Prinova

  • Office Watercoolers acquires UK-based water cooler businesses Waterflo and Brightwater

  • New Zealand dairy company Fonterra reveals it is on track to record an annual loss of as much as NZ$675m (US$435.2m)

  • In the US, yogurt producer Chobani opens a new innovation centre at its Twin Falls plant in Idaho

  • In the UK, home appliance company Dualit releases a new range of recyclable coffee capsules made from aluminium

  • World’s top 10 soft drinks brands - see new blog by Zenith Chairman Richard Hall on www.bevblog.net

  • US sales of CBD beverages projected to surpass US$1.4 billion by 2023. For topline market data and analysis download our free white paper today at https://www.zenithglobal.com/reports_data/free_download

  • Constellation Brands agrees to offload Black Velvet Canadian Whisky to US distilled spirits supplier Heaven Hill Brands for approximately US$266m

  • Diageo and Corporación Cuba Ron form Ron Santiago, a joint venture that will have exclusive global distribution rights to Cuban rum brand Santiago de Cuba

  • Illycaffè secures a deal with Euro Food Brands to acquire its Illy division, which is dedicated to the distribution of Illy products in the UK

  • In South Africa, the Irish Whiskey Association successfully registers Irish whiskey as a certification mark in the country

  • In the US, Anheuser-Busch aims to take advantage of growth in the hard seltzer category with the launch of Natural Light Seltzer

  • World’s top 10 food brands - see new blog by Zenith Chairman Richard Hall on www.bevblog.net

  • Just TWO weeks remain to save when registering for the 16th Global Bottled Water Congress in Dubai. Book before 31 August and save $210 per delegate. Go to www.zenithglobal.com/events/248

  • AB InBev expands in the US craft beer sector by acquiring Cleveland-based brewer Platform Beer Co.

  • Hochdorf Holding sells its 90% stake in Hochdorf South Africa to African Chocolate Café to focus on its Baby Care division

  • AriZona and Dixie Brands form a partnership for marijuana-infused products containing tetrahydrocannabinol

  • Kerry Foods overhauls its Pure dairy-free spreads range and launches a new baking variant

  • In the UK and Ireland, Danone partners with Dragon Rouge for launch of new range of Actimel shots

  • New Zenith Global report identifies sustainability, indulgence, snacking and provenance as some of the key trends driving dairy product innovation. Find out more at www.zenithglobal.com/reports_data/486

  • AB InBev’s venture capital division ZX Ventures sells US homebrew supply retailer Northern Brewer to an affiliate of Blackstreet Capital Holdings

  • Exal Corporation agrees to offload its filling business, Exal Packaging, to Argentine company Queruclor Group

  • In Australia, the country’s competition watchdog raises concerns about Saputo’s proposed acquisition of the speciality cheese business of Lion Dairy & Drinks

  • In the US, Tyson Foods creates a new facility designed to help the company develop more automation and robotics for its food production plants

  • In the US, Danone North America boosts its Silk brand’s Oat Yeah range with a new line of oat milk creamers

  • Our unique mix of market intelligence, commercial strategy and technical engineering consultants combine to help you meet your commercial and operational objectives. Find out more at www.zenithglobal.com/consulting

  • Diageo announces the acquisition of a significant majority shareholding in distilled non-alcoholic spirits brand Seedlip

  • Fonterra intends to sell a portion of its 18.8% stake in Chinese infant food producer Beingmate

  • In the US, cannabis company Dixie Brands partners with AriZona Beverages to produce cannabis-infused products

  • In the US, craft brewing technology company PicoBrew unveils a new kitchen countertop appliance that is capable of brewing tea, coffee, beer, kombucha and horchata

  • Nestlé launches a new range of plant-based instant white coffees under its Nescafé Gold brand

  • Rehabilitating dairy fat - see new blog by Zenith Chairman Richard Hall on www.bevblog.net

  • Walgreens Senior Director, DMM - Beverages announced as speaker at Beverage Digest Future Smarts. 9 December, New York. Details at www.zenithglobal.com/events/247

  • In the UK, European vending group Selecta Group launches a new coffee cup recycling service in collaboration with resource management specialist Veolia

  • In Brazil, beef producer Marfrig Global Foods reaches an agreement with Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) for the production and sale of plant-based protein products

  • In the UK, scientists develop an artificial ‘tongue’ that can taste subtle differences between drams of whisky and help tackle the counterfeit alcohol trade

  • In the UK, Unilever launches Magnum ice cream tubs made from recycled plastic packaging

  • In the US, CBD product manufacturer Natural Hemp Company releases its first brand, Day One CBD Sparkling Water

  • Experience matters. Zenith Global's groundwater team has unrivalled expertise spanning our 27 year history. Visit www.zenithglobal.com/consulting

  • Pernod Ricard, through Pernod Ricard USA, announces the acquisition of Firestone & Robertson Distilling

  • US-based organic cooperative Organic Valley becomes 100% powered by renewable electricity

  • Diageo to invest £180m in renewable energy resources across its African sites

  • Keurig Dr Pepper announces plans to convert all its packaging to recyclable or compostable formats by 2025

  • In the UK, alcohol business Eden Mill adds to its Mixology Project range of pre-mixed cocktails with a new variant called Love Bellini

  • 73 acquisitions in July - see new blog by Zenith Chairman Richard Hall on www.bevblog.net

  • From plant-based to 'better-for-you' - 10 key trends identified as driving NPD in the global dairy industry. For in-depth insights go to www.zenithglobal.com/reports_data/486

  • Hostess Brands enters into an agreement to sell its Superior Cake Products in-store bakery business to Sara Lee Frozen Bakery for US$65m

  • In Canada, ingredient solutions provider Ingredion begins construction of a new manufacturing facility in Saskatchewan to produce pulse-based protein ingredients

  • In New Zealand, Coca-Cola Oceania and Coca-Cola Amatil NZ announce that all their plastic bottles smaller than 1 litre and all water bottles will be made entirely from recycled plastic by the end of this year

  • In the UK and Ireland, Mondelēz International to bring all its chocolate and biscuit products typically bought for children to under 100 calories

  • In the UK, dairy brand The Collective launches Puds, a new range of yogurt pouches aimed at children

  • 16th Global Bottled Water Congress: Arla Foods Ingredients, EauLab, Flow Alkaline Water and Swirlit join the speaker line-up. More information at www.zenithglobal.com/events/248

  • Campbell Soup Company agrees to sell its Australian snacks unit Arnott’s and some of its international operations to investment firm KKR for US$2.2bn

  • In India, PepsiCo India announces plans to invest INR5.14bn (US$74.4m) over three years to build a new snacks manufacturing plant in Uttar Pradesh

  • In the UK, Blue Diamond unveils a new look for its range of Almond Breeze almond milk products

  • In the UK, Nooro launches two new CBD snack bars as it looks to tap into consumer demands for functional snacking options

  • Bacardi appoints Tony Latham as Chief Financial Officer

  • Annual milk sales in China are predicted to grow 32% to 41 billion litres by 2024 according to the latest data from Zenith Global. Find out more at www.zenithglobal.com/reports_data/486

  • In Indonesia, Nestlé announces a US$100m expansion of three of its factories in the country

  • In the UK, Swiss coffee machine manufacturer Eversys launches a new division in the country called Eversys UK

  • In the UK, British beer brand Jubel expands its range of fruit-infused lagers with a new grapefruit variant called Coast

  • Molson Coors announces that its CEO, Mark Hunter, will retire from his role in September 2019, to be replaced by Gavin Hattersley

  • In the UK, Coca-Cola Great Britain launches a new campaign to celebrate the ‘iconic’ taste of Coca-Cola

  • Mentoring and advice on mergers, acquisitions and divestments within the food and beverage industry. Explore the full breadth of our consulting services at www.zenithglobal.com/consulting

  • Members of US-based St Albans Cooperative Creamery vote to approve a merger with Dairy Farmers of America

  • In China, SIG invests €180m to build its second production plant in Suzhou

  • In New Zealand, Danone announces a NZ$40m (US$26.5m) investment in its Nutricia spray drying plant to help the site achieve carbon neutrality by 2021

  • In the UK, Diageo to move its global headquarters to a new site in central London

  • In the US, Wonderful Pistachios expands its No Shells range of pistachios with two new flavours: chili roasted and honey roasted

  • CEOs of Agthia Group, Dubai Refreshment, Mai Dubai and Masafi to present at the 16th Global Bottled Water Congress, 8-10 October, Dubai. Early bird rate available until 30 August at www.zenithglobal.com/events/248

  • US dairy-free creamer brand Nutpods secures an investment from private equity firm VMG Partners as part of a new funding round

  • Heineken reports H1 2019 revenues of €11.45bn (+5.6% YOY) with operating profit of €1.78bn (+0.3% YOY)

  • Packaging manufacturer Ardagh Group expands its range of coloured tabs and shells for cans with a new copper colour

  • In Australia, Carlton & United Breweries launches a new Victoria Bitter tea ahead of this year’s Ashes cricket series

  • Packaging solutions supplier Multivac announces that its CEO of 18 years, Hans-Joachim Boekstegers, will step down from his role at the end of 2019

  • Convenience, on-the-go consumption, snacking and premiumisation are amongst 10 key themes guiding new product development in the global dairy industry. More at www.zenithglobal.com/reports_data/486

  • PepsiCo acquires minority stake in Chinese company Natural Food International

  • Nestlé reports H1 2019 organic sales of CHF45.46bn (US$45.83bn) (+3.6%) with net profit of CHF5bn (US$5.04bn) (-14.6%)

  • In the US, Beam Suntory breaks ground on new distillery in Clermont, Kentucky

  • Mondelēz International launches Cadbury Dairy Milk 30% Less Sugar chocolate

  • US dairy firm Dean Foods appoints Eric Beringause as new CEO

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