SIAL UNVEILS NEW DIGITAL SHOW FOR MEAT PRODUCTS TAKING PLACE THIS JUNE

SIAL has revealed its plans to launch of a digital show dedicated to the meat industry.

FENTIMANS RESPONDS TO MARKET SHIFT WITH NEW MIXER RANGE

The growing popularity of long mixed drinks has encouraged UK independent premium soft drinks brand Fentimans to launch a range of 200ml mixers and tonics from May, with a gradual phase-out of older 125ml sizes.

UK MEAT SALES SLOW, WHILE FISH GOES AGAINST THE CURRENT

Fresh meat and poultry growth rates slowed down in the UK in the 12 weeks to March 21, with fresh primary meat growing 11.6% and fresh processed 5.8%, in comparison to figures from the start of lockdown restrictions in March…

ORGANIC & HEALTHY FOODS ARE SEEING THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT AGAIN

Los Angeles-based private equity firm Butterfly Equity has stepped up its investment focus on the food sector again this year following a string of pre-pandemic acquisitions spanning the entire food value chain from ‘seed to fork’.

ALDI AUSTRALIA SETS TARGET OF ZERO FOOD WASTE TO LANDFILL BY 2023

Aldi Australia is launching multiple initiatives to help it reduce the amount of food waste it sends to landfill to zero by 2023.

MEALWORMS APPROVED BY EU AS HUMAN FOOD

Mealworms could soon be on the menu for people in Europe after officials gave the green light for them to be used in food as an alternative source of protein.

EU HAILS OUTCOME OF SEAFOOD TOMORROW INITIATIVE

European leaders have hailed the results of their Seafood Tomorrow project, which aimed to improve food safety and sustainability in the sector.

CANADIAN GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS $1.9M EXPANSION OF AGRI-FOOD CENTRE

Saskatchewan’s non-profit Food Industry Development Centre is to be expanded thanks to a $1.9 million (CAD 2.3 million) investment from the government of Canada and the province as part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

GROCERY DELIVERY APPS ATTRACT INVESTMENT AS CUSTOM MOVES ONLINE

The recent move by Justin King, a former chief executive of Sainsbury’s, to invest in a grocery delivery app company has shone a light on the rapid growth in the sector.

FOOD CROWD JOINS AL SILAL INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS

UAE’s first Emirati grocery delivery platform, Food Crowd – a wholly-owned subsidiary of food giant Al Dahra Farms – has affiliated itself with Al Silal, a government initiative, aiming to actively support and promote the UAE’s food security vision.

UK FROZEN FOOD SALES OUTPACE OVERALL GROCERY MARKET GROWTH

Frozen food sales in the UK are continuing to outperform the overall grocery market, according to recently released data.

BLUENALU TIE-UPS TARGET CELL-CULTURED SEAFOOD EXPANSION IN ASIA

California-based BlueNalu has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with two Asian seafood providers – Thai Union and Mitsubishi Corporation – to assess market strategies for cell-cultured seafood in the Asia region.

DISCOUNT CHANNEL TO ADD €34BN TO EUROPEAN GROCERY RETAIL MARKET

The discount grocery channel accounts for 43% of retail growth across Europe and will add €34 billion in sales from 2020 to 2022, according to new research from analyst IGD.