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Zentis Polska unveils new ingredient for yogurts

Zentis Polska has developed a new ingredient for drinkable yogurts with coffee, cream, cardamom and chilli – as well as its Pop & Joy line of juicy popping boba.
The product was introduced in May and follows several months of research and development to create the new functional preparation for drinkable yogurts, with functional properties and […]

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Fairtrade sees support from UK consumers

Volumes of Fairtrade tea, coffee, cocoa and bananas all grew in the UK in 2015 as consumers showed support for Fairtrade, according to the organisation, and these increased volumes will, it said, lead to greater financial premiums to Fairtrade farmers and workers in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Caribbean.
Fairtrade reported positive volume growth in four […]

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Bosch Packaging Technology at the Forefront of Developing the Coffee Industry in Ethiopia

    Bosch Packaging Technology at the Forefront of Developing the Coffee Industry in Ethiopia

German multinational the Bosch Group is hosting the ground breaking 1st International Coffee Processing and Packaging Round Table in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
It will feature representatives from United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), several industrial and agricultural institutions, big business, SMEs, farmers, civil society as well as local and international aid agencies in a strategic bid […]

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New Head For Nestle UK & Ireland

    New Head For Nestle UK & Ireland

Fiona Kendrick (pictured), currently head of Nestle’s Global Coffee & Beverage Strategic Business Unit, will succeed Paul Grimwood as chief executive of Nestle UK & Ireland in October. Having been at the helm of Nestle UK & Ireland since January 2009, Paul Grimwood is moving to head up the Swiss food and beverage giant’s US […]

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Nestle Reaffirms Commitment to Coffee Farmers in Vietnam

    Nestle Reaffirms Commitment to Coffee Farmers in Vietnam

Nestle has reaffirmed its commitment to support more than 20,000 coffee farmer households in Vietnam. The company will continue to develop sustainable coffee farming in the country in partnership with the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Measures include improving coffee productivity through better farming practices and distributing high-yield, disease-resistant plantlets over the next […]

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Fairtrade Sales Reach Almost €5 Billion

    Fairtrade Sales Reach Almost €5 Billion

€4.9 billion ($6.6 billion) was spent globally on Fairtrade certified products last year, according to figures by Fairtrade International. Around the globe, retail sales of Fairtrade certified products increased by a total of 12% compared to 2010. In Fairtrade’s biggest market, the UK, shoppers spent 12% more on Fairtrade products. In Fairtrade’s first and oldest […]

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DE Master Blenders 1753 Starts Official Trading

    DE Master Blenders 1753 Starts Official Trading

DE Master Blenders 1753, the independent pure-play coffee and tea company, which was spun off from Sara Lee Corporation in June, has commenced full trading on NYSE Euronext in Amsterdam. Michel Cup, chief financial officer of DE Master Blenders 1753, comments: “DE Master Blenders 1753 offers a compelling growth story. We have the ambition to […]

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Separation of Sara Lee Completed

    Separation of Sara Lee Completed

The Hillshire Brands Company, formerly Sara Lee Corporation, has completed the previously announced separation of its international coffee and tea business – DE Master Blenders 1753 – and has started trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
The Hillshire Brands Company is the US leader in meat-centric food solutions for the retail and food service markets. […]

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Hillshire Brands Company is New Name For Sara Lee’s North American Business

    Hillshire Brands Company is New Name For Sara Lee’s North American Business

Sara Lee has chosen Hillshire Brands Company as the new name for its North American business. Sara Lee will become two independent pure-play, publicly-traded companies on June 28, 2012. DE Master Blenders 1753 will focus on international coffee and tea and Hillshire Brands will focus on meat-centric food products and foodservice operations. Hillshire Brands will […]

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Nestle Strengthens Nespresso With €250 Million Investment in Switzerland

    Nestle Strengthens Nespresso With €250 Million Investment in Switzerland

Nestle is strengthening its premium portioned coffee brand Nespresso by investing SFr300 million (Eur250 million) to meet growing consumer demand worldwide. The company is to build a new factory in Romont in the Swiss canton of Fribourg to increase coffee capsule production.
Nespresso’s third production site will boost employment in the region, creating 400 new direct […]

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United Coffee Sold to Japanese Group

    United Coffee Sold to Japanese Group

United Coffee, Europe’s leading independent coffee group, is being sold by private equity fund, CapVest Equity Partners, to UCC Holdings, Japan’s leading coffee company. The transaction is expected to complete during the second quarter of 2012 and will bring together two leading coffee groups from Europe and Asia to become one of the top five […]

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New Nescafe Coffee Uses Micro-granules Adapted to Local Tastes

    New Nescafe Coffee Uses Micro-granules Adapted to Local Tastes

Consumers worldwide can enjoy a new premium Nescafe that uses a blend of soluble and finely ground micro-granulated coffee designed to meet specific tastes in individual countries. This month it has been launched in Brazil as Nescafe Duo Grao.
It was first launched to Japanese consumers as a luxury coffee called Nescafe Koumibaisen last year. In […]

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Eden Springs Entering the Coffee Market

    Eden Springs Entering the Coffee Market

By acquiring the coffee activities from Thecafe, the Dutch market leader in water coolers, Eden Springs, has established a platform for its planned growth in the office coffee service market. Eden Springs is Europe’s leading provider of water solutions for the workplace, offering a broad range of bottle-fed water coolers and plumbed-in water coolers. With […]

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Britain’s Growing Appreciation For Green and Herbal Tea

    Britain’s Growing Appreciation For Green and Herbal Tea

New research from Mintel finds British consumers are increasingly turning to alternative varieties of tea, as sales of green tea bags have shot up an impressive 83% in past two years alone. Indeed, the strain is showing for good old-fashioned English Breakfast tea. Although accounting for the biggest share of the tea market (70%), sales […]

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Sara Lee Moves Closer to Coffee and Tea Business Spin-off

    Sara Lee Moves Closer to Coffee and Tea Business Spin-off

Sara Lee expects to complete the spin-off of its international Coffee & Tea business by the end of June 2012. Post spin-off, the Coffee & Tea business will be domiciled as a new publicly traded company incorporated in the Netherlands.
“With over 250 years of history, the Coffee & Tea business has solid market positions and […]

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Nescafe Dolce Gusto Expands in Europe

    Nescafe Dolce Gusto Expands in Europe

Nestle is strengthening one of its fastest growing businesses in Europe with a Eur220 million (over SFr265 million) investment in building a new Nescafe Dolce Gusto factory in Germany, the largest market for the brand worldwide. Nescafe Dolce Gusto is Nestle’s machine and capsule ‘coffee shop experience-at-home’ system for both hot and cold drinks. It […]

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Nestle Launches Coffee Machine For Small Businesses in Europe

    Nestle Launches Coffee Machine For Small Businesses in Europe

Nestle has launched a new coffee machine designed to appeal to Europe’s millions of small businesses. The Nescafe Alegria, which is being rolled out by the company’s ‘out-of-home’ food services business Nestle Professional, is aimed at so-called ‘micro-enterprises’ of fewer than ten employees.
Micro-enterprises represent nine out of ten small to medium-sized enterprises in Europe, which […]

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Nestle to Restructure UK Coffee Operations

    Nestle to Restructure UK Coffee Operations

Nestle UK has unveiled proposals for a further £200 million extension to its Nescafe factory in Tutbury, Derbyshire, but will close its coffee factory at Hayes. The investment at Tutbury is in addition to the £110 million extension to the Nescafe Dolce Gusto facility at the site announced in November 2011. For the first time […]

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Sara Lee Strengthens its International Beverages Business

    Sara Lee Strengthens its International Beverages Business

Sara Lee has acquired Tea Forte, a US-based leader in the ultra-premium tea category, for an undisclosed sum. The deal is in line with Sara Lee’s plans to divide the group into two publicly traded, pure-play companies: one focused on meats in North America and the other focused on the international coffee and tea market.
Tea […]

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Sara Lee to Acquire Dutch Cafe Store Leader

    Sara Lee to Acquire Dutch Cafe Store Leader

Sara Lee, the US-based food and beverage group, is acquiring CoffeeCompany, a leading Dutch cafe store operator. The acquisition will boost Sara Lee’s branding platform and strengthen its presence in the growing segment of young out-of-home coffee consumers. The transaction is expected to close in the next 30 days, pending final closing conditions.
 
“This acquisition is […]

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Sara Lee Strengthens European Coffee Business

    Sara Lee Strengthens European Coffee Business

Sara Lee and its Norwegian joint venture partner, Kaffehuset Friele, have agreed to acquire the House of Coffee business, a leading food service provider of beverage solutions to offices and institutions in Norway and Denmark, from ISS for an undisclosed sum. The deal is subject to regulatory approval but is expected to close before the […]

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Nestle Invests £110 Million in UK Coffee Factory

    Nestle Invests £110 Million in UK Coffee Factory

Nestle is investing £110 million in its Nescafe Dolce Gusto factory in the UK, creating 300 new jobs and tripling coffee capsule production. The investment will expand the factory, located in Tutbury in Derbyshire, and its workforce. It is the latest in a series of multi-million pound investments Nestle has made in the UK over […]

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Kraft Foods to Invest $100 Million to Expand in Russia

  Kraft Foods to Invest $100 Million to Expand in Russia

Kraft Foods plans to invest $100 million to more than double the capacity of its coffee production plant at Gorelovo in the Leningrad region of Russia. Kraft Foods, which owns the Jacobs and Maxwell House brands, is the second biggest player in the expanding Russian coffee market with a share of 19%, behind Nestle with […]

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Nestle Expands Russian Coffee Factory

  Nestle Expands Russian Coffee Factory

Nestle has completed a SFr240 million (Eur195 million) expansion of its soluble coffee factory in Timashevsk, Russia. Located in the Krasnodar region, the site is Nestle’s largest soluble coffee factory in Europe. It is also the company’s biggest investment project in Russia so far.
 
The factory uses advanced freeze-dry technology to make Nescafe coffee products for […]

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Sara Lee to Spin-off International Coffee and Tea Business

  Sara Lee to Spin-off International Coffee and Tea Business

US-based food and beverage group Sara Lee has decided to spin-off its International Coffee and Tea business, rather than spinning off its North American business. At the start of the year, Sra Lee had been planning to spin-off its North American meats and frozen-desserts business.
“This transaction is more than a spin-off of one business segment […]

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UK Fairtrade Sales Break £1 Billion Barrier

  UK Fairtrade Sales Break £1 Billion Barrier

UK sales of Fairtrade products soared by 40% in 2010 to an estimated retail value of £1.17b compared with £836m in 2009. UK shoppers are continuing to embrace Fairtrade, showing no downturn on ethical values despite the tough economic times.
Figures released by the Fairtrade Foundation reveal that every day in the UK, some 9.3 million […]

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JBS Group Targets Sara Lee

  JBS Group Targets Sara Lee

The world’s largest beef producer JBS Group of Brazil is reported to be preparing an offer of $21 a share for Sara Lee, which would value the US-based food and beverage group at about $13.4b. Sara Lee is believed to have already rejected an offer of about $11b from JBS.
If successful this time, JBS is […]

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Kraft Foods Opens $14 Million Sugar Confectionery R&D Centre in Europe

  Kraft Foods Opens $14 Million Sugar Confectionery R&D Centre in Europe

Kraft Foods has opened a European Gum and Candy Research & Development Centre at Eysins in Switzerland. The $14m state-of-the-art facility will focus on innovation and new product development for many of Kraft Foods’ confectionery brands, including the world’s leading gum brand Trident and the world’s leading candy brand Halls, as well as other brands […]

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McDonald’s Aims For Bigger Share of UK High Street Coffee Market

  McDonald’s Aims For Bigger Share of UK High Street Coffee Market

In response to rising coffee sales, McDonald’s is extending its freshly-ground coffee range with the addition of sustainably-sourced Espresso. The Rainforest Alliance certified beverage marks another step in McDonald’s journey to transform its coffee business in the UK by offering freshly-ground, sustainably-sourced coffee at affordable prices.
Espresso is the latest addition to McDonald’s Full BEAN coffee […]

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Nestle to Invest SFr500 Million in Coffee Projects

In addition to the SFr200m (Eur150m) invested over the past ten years, Nestle will invest SFr500m in coffee projects by 2020. This includes an investment of SFr350m for the Nescafe Plan, which aims to bring under one umbrella Nestle’s commitments on coffee farming, production and consumption. The just launched Nescafe Plan contains a set of […]

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Generation Brew – Young British Coffee Drinkers Not Satisfied With a Cup of Instant

New research from YouGov SixthSense reveals that a generational divide exists in UK coffee consumption. 83% of over 55s has drunk a cup of instant coffee in the last month compared to 67% of 18-24 year olds. Younger generations are more likely to choose alternatives such as a cappuccino (43%), a latte (39%) and an […]

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Nestle Investing in Greenfield Factory in Russia

Nestle Rossiya is investing SFr60m (Eur45m) in the construction of a greenfield factory in the Vyazniki district of Vladimir region (some 300 kilometers east of Moscow) to produce a wide range of culinary products under the Maggi brand. When the first phase of construction is completed in the third quarter of 2011, the new plant […]

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