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    Leftovers: Kind softens its approach to granola; Hippeas takes on Doritos

    The Mars-owned snacking brand’s new launch brings a chewier texture to its classic offering, and Rasa taps into adaptogens for new brews.

    By Food Dive staff • Jan. 6, 2023
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    Benson Hill sells Fresh division for $21M to concentrate on ingredients

    Agribusiness company IMG Enterprises closed on its Florida facility, real estate, and packhouse at the end of 2022 and will complete the transaction through a stock purchase this year.

    By Jan. 6, 2023
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    The Food Dive Outlook on 2023

    Continued volatility, a focus on sustainability and technology playing a bigger role in giving consumers what they want are playing a huge part in the trends we see for 2023.  

    By Food Dive staff
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    Cocoa can’t be sustainable without systemic changes for farmers, report says

    CPGs are not doing enough to ensure growers supplying the ingredient are paid fairly, Voice Network argued in its biennial Cocoa Barometer report.

    By Jan. 5, 2023
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    Digging for gold: Kodiak CEO aims to convince consumers it’s more than waffles and pancakes

    Despite competition from PepsiCo, Kellogg and other CPGs in the $47 billion breakfast category, new CEO Valerie Oswalt said her company plans to be more aggressive in promoting its oatmeal, frozen waffles and granola bars.

    By Jan. 5, 2023
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    2022’s top M&A deals in the food and beverage industry

    Last year saw companies turn to dealmaking as a way to quickly gain presence in fast-growing categories or strengthen their position in existing ones.

    By Jan. 3, 2023
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    IFF sells Savory Solutions Group for $900M

    The sale to private equity firm PAI Partners is the first of three divestments CEO Frank Clyburn said were coming soon at the company’s investor day earlier this month.

    By Dec. 22, 2022
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    How ADM helps other fermentation companies grow and innovate

    Through investments, expertise and agreements, the global commodities giant has worked with many startups, helping them transform their technology into food. 

    By Dec. 22, 2022
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    John B. Sanfilippo buys baked cheese brand to expand snacking portfolio

    The purchase of Just the Cheese for an undisclosed amount brings the nut and dried fruit products maker into new categories and complements its existing portfolio. 

    By Dec. 21, 2022
  • Two sandwich halves are stacked high with deli slices that look like turkey made from The Better Meat Co.'s Rhiza protein, with a company logo flag on a toothpick stuck in one.
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    Maple Leaf Foods partners with The Better Meat Co. to develop mycelium products

    The agreement, which is the first in alternative protein since the Canadian meat giant cut back on its plant-based division, is focused on R&D and innovation with Rhiza protein.

    By Dec. 21, 2022
  • A cast iron skillet with four cooked slices of MyBacon sits on a beige round woven placemat with herbs and stones at the upper left, as well as a small dish of pink salt.
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    Inside MyForest Foods’ strategy to make mycelium bacon sizzle

    Research, ingenuity and inspiration to “do something useful” are leading the up-and-coming startup to eventually grow 3 million pounds of mushroom roots a year at its Swersey Silos facility.

    By Dec. 20, 2022
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    How upcycled food companies tackle their biggest challenge

    As more brands create products using ingredients that would have gone to waste, leaders in the industry say educating consumers is key to success.

    By Dec. 19, 2022
  • Broken squares of dark chocolate in a pile on a white background.
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    Many dark chocolates have high levels of cadmium and lead, study finds

    Consumer Reports looked at the amount of heavy metals in 28 popular brands, though the issue already was litigated, settled and studied, and confectioners have committed to making improvements.

    By Dec. 19, 2022
  • A purple box of Krave Double Chocolate Brownie Batter on a purple background on the right, and a purple pouch of Froot Loops with Marshmallows Jumbo Snax on a magenta background on the right.
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    Leftovers: New Kellogg treats make winter sweet; Stony Creek and Bigelow tea up new brews

    The cereal giant is bringing two indulgent new offerings to breakfast and snack time, and vegan brand GrownAs* debuts mac and cheese with 10 grams of protein per serving.

    By Food Dive staff • Dec. 16, 2022
  • Bright green flags fly in front of the L-shaped Novozymes office building, with a mirrored wall straight ahead and white brick with small windows to the right. People walk on a covered path.
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    Chr. Hansen will merge with Novozymes in a $12.3B deal

    The sale, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2023 at the earliest, would create a company with extensive expertise in enzymes and natural microbials.

    By Dec. 15, 2022
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    Equal sweetener owner Whole Earth announces CEO transition plan

    The company’s board appointed member Michael Franklin to serve as its interim head starting Jan. 1. He replaces Albert Manzone, who has run the firm since 2016.

    By Dec. 15, 2022
  • A pile of wrapped chocolate bars made by Oobli
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    Oobli launches protein-sweetened chocolate bar

    The company, previously known as Joywell Foods, has three varieties available for online presale, all of which have 70% less sugar than traditionally made competitors. 

    By Dec. 15, 2022
  • Fresh vegetables and fruits at the refrigerated section of a supermarket.
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    Drought leads to 80% jump in vegetable prices

    Prices from producers increased 38% in November, and could continue to be unstable if weather conditions don’t improve.

    By Dec. 13, 2022
  • A worker in one of Ynsect's insect farms.
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    Ynsect plans US insect farm and partners with Ardent Mills

    The facility will produce more than 55,000 tons of ingredients a year, which the milling company will explore for use in healthy and sustainable food.

    By Dec. 13, 2022
  • Glass laboratory containers of pulses including yellow peas on a lab counter.
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    Equinom raises $35M for new non-GMO plant protein ingredients

    The Israel-based company is nearly doubling its lifetime funding with this round and will use the money to get its precision-bred pea, soy and sesame ingredients to the market faster.

    By Dec. 12, 2022
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    Leftovers: General Mills flips for IHOP cereal; Brach’s heats up candy canes

    The CPG giant and pancake restaurant joined forces for the breakfast offering, and Ben & Jerry’s teams up with award-winning director Ava DuVernay on an ice cream flavor.

    By Food Dive staff • Dec. 9, 2022
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    IFF plans job cuts as part of company restructuring

    The ingredients giant plans to save $100 million annually through headcount reduction, which is a part of a plan to become more streamlined, efficient and customer-centric.

    By Dec. 8, 2022
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    DSM debuts clean-label canola-based protein ingredients

    The ingredients manufacturer said its new offerings have textural benefits that make them a more realistic meat alternative.

    By Dec. 8, 2022
  • Packages of several of Bel Brands' plant-based and alternative dairy options on and near wooden cutting boards with crackers, cut vegetables and a bagel nearby.
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    Bel Brands gets into animal-free cheese with Perfect Day partnership

    The French company continues its embrace of alternative dairy by launching plant-based The Laughing Cow wedges and working with food tech startups for more innovative products in the future.

    By Dec. 8, 2022
  • Kahlúa, Pernod Ricard, coffee, alcohol
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    Kahlúa touts full traceability of key coffee ingredient

    The liqueur, which is owned by Pernod Ricard, said brands and retailers are facing mounting pressure from customers to provide greater transparency into their supply chains.

    By Dec. 7, 2022
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    Precision pollination startup BeeHero nets $42M with backing from General Mills

    The startup said its technology allows beekeepers to better monitor their hives, which could help improve crop yields and reduce food insecurity.

    By Dec. 7, 2022