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PepsiCo acquires energy drink maker Rockstar for $3.85bn

PepsiCo is massively expanded its presence in the energy drinks category with the $3.85 billion acquisition of Rockstar Energy Beverages. Founded in 2001, Rockstar produces...

Plant-based food takes bigger slice of market as US retail sales...

Plant-based foods have continued to grow their market share in the US with retail sales growing 11% to $5 billion in 2019, almost five...

Bumble Bee Foods nets Good Catch maker to enter plant-based seafood...

Seafood producer, Bumble Bee Foods, is aiming to utilise the know-how of Gathered Foods Corporation to expand its portfolio and break into the burgeoning...

Just Eat to offer drone deliveries with new partnership

Just Eat has partnered with a drone delivery ‘as a service’ platform to offer aerial food deliveries in Dublin, Ireland. Ireland's Manna, which purports to...

Danone to take majority stake in Harrogate Water

Danone, the multinational that owns evian and Volvic, is set to acquire a majority stake in Harrogate Water, the family-owned business behind the historic...

Greater visibility with next-generation freezer doors

According to a study by the German Frozen Food Institute (DTI), frozen food products are becoming increasingly popular. With 1.3 billion contacts per year...

PepsiCo expands online snacks growth in China with Be & Cheery...

In a bid to become China’s leading consumer-centric food and beverage company, PepsiCo has acquired one of the nation’s largest online snacks companies for...

Morrisons to only sell free-range eggs

Morrisons has become the first major supermarket in the UK to move its entire egg offering to free-range. The move comes five years earlier than...

Demand for kefir rockets as consumers seek out gut-health

Kefir is tipped as one of the major food trends of 2020 after sales of the yoghurt-like milk drink boasting gut-friendly bacteria dramatically increased...

Gov must ‘negotiate zero tariff agreement’ with EU, says BRC

Consumers in the UK will be facing higher costs and reduced availability of goods if government does not secure a comprehensive trade deal with...

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