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Chocolate startup embracing Asian heritage

LOS ANGELES — Chris Young, the co-founder and chief executive officer of a chocolate startup, recently observed a lack of diversity in leadership behind established and even emerging brands in the category. He and his two co-founders “felt like we needed to conceal our Asian heritage for this industry to take us seriously,” Mr. Young recounted in a LinkedIn post. He described the “uphill battle” the founding team has faced over the past four years since launching Pocket Latte, a brand of chocolate squares infused with coffee, noting, “at candy trade shows, we frequently got asked questions like ‘where do you import this from’ or ‘what part of China’ is this from.” “Today, that all changes,” he added, revealing a forthcoming launch of chocolate coated almonds featuring Asian-inspired

Coca-Cola’s recovery from COVID varies by region

The coronavirus pandemic has triggered seismic shifts in shopping behavior, challenging The Coca-Cola Company, and creating new opportunities in everything from brand launches and marketing campaigns to routes to market and revenue growth management strategies. Coca-Cola teams around the world are collaborating with

How Temasek became a leading food tech investor

The Singapore-based firm realized eight years ago the sector held the keys to sustainability and longevity. After $8 billion in investments, its agri-food division head is more bullish than ever.
Articles

Indoor farming to reach an estimated $155.6B by 2026

Dive Brief: Indoor farming was a $79.3 billion market in 2021, according to PitchBook, which expects the segment to expand at a 14.4% compound annual growth rate to hit $155.6 billion by 2026. The indoor farming space, including growers and providers of growing systems, raised a total of $1.6 billion through 70 deals
Ingredients & Additives

Food Preservative Market Size In 2022

Food Preservative Market Size In 2022: 2.8% CAGR with Top Countries Data, Which product segment is expected to garner highest traction within the Food Preservative Industry?

Natural Food Colours Market Expectations & Growth Trends Highlighted Until 2028

Future Market Insights’ outlook on the natural food colours market studies the growth path of the global market over a 10 year period from 2018 to 2028. According to the report, growing consumer preferences for natural food colours over synthetic variants is anticipated to drive revenue growth in the coming decade. The
Packaging

Fresh meat packaging market to double its size in 10 years

PACKAGING The rising demand for flexible packaging over rigid and aesthetic dispensing of food items via transparent packaging is projected to drive the market. The global fresh meat packaging market size is expected to reach $ 4.5 billion by 2030 from $ 2.30 billion in 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.7% from 2021 to 2030, according to a market report from TrendsMarketResearch. The rising demand for flexible packaging over rigid and aesthetic dispensing of food items via transparent packaging is projected to drive the market. "Fresh meat packaging is gaining significant traction nowadays due to the characteristics such as longer shelf life, cost-effectiveness, and more efficient packaging offering. Many of the retailers and butchers are shifting to use effective

2022 E-commerce Packaging Trends by Packaging Experts

E-commerce packaging continues to evolve at a rapid pace, as e-commerce itself continues to grow. The pandemic has restructured how all industries deliver products to their customers. It’s vital to your business operations that the systems you put in place are driven by consumer expectations and demands. The market is

Industry 4.0 and beyond

Industry 4.0, the automation of manufacturing and industrial processes with smart technology, featuring machine-to-machine communication and the internet of things, is omnipresent in the packaging industry. Elisabeth Skoda gains insights from two major players in the field on recent developments and innovations and
Food Processing

Rice Processing Program develops on-farm drying guidelines to maximize quality, reduce energy

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station’s Rice Processing Program has released new recommendations to guide on-farm, in-bin rice drying in Arkansas to maximize quality and energy savings. Griffiths Atungulu, interim director of the Rice Processing Program and associate professor of grain processing and post-harvest system engineering for the Experiment Station, the research arm of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said the new guidelines are intended to balance rice quality, energy use and weather considerations. Using data compiled over nearly a decade, Atungulu’s team created an easy-to-read chart that offers guidelines for “suitable” and “unsuitable” drying operation ranges for Arkansas rice farmers during the harvesting months of

Automation and Electronic Systems Technology in the Food Processing Industry

Just as smaller farms are disappearing and mega-farms are taking over growing food in the U.S., food processing plants are becoming huge corporate automated plants. They are powered by electronic systems technology from receiving the raw food products to their finished condition. Our population demands cheaper food and

What happens at a seafood processing plant?

What is a seafood processing plant? Seafood processing plants, also known as plants or processors, are facilities in which a range of procedures are done to prepare wild-caught and/or farmed seafood for eventual retail and consumption. As seafood is highly perishable, special care is needed to preserve it after
Catering & Hospitality

6 Food Delivery Stocks to Watch

The COVID-19 pandemic caused explosive growth in the demand for food delivery services. With dine-in services closed or severely restricted in many parts of the U.S., restaurants increasingly relied on third-party delivery services to stay afloat. And, with consumers avoiding trips to stores, online grocery delivery

Digital communication is even more vital to guest experience post-pandemic

Staff shortages – on the rise due to the ongoing effects of the pandemic – is the latest challenge faced by our tourism operations that comes with the return in demand. Hoteliers are struggling to provide their usual services to guests, some even resorting to operate at lower capacity rather than risk a slip in
Country Reports

Unique Farming through the Covid-19 pandemic Meet Julio Fernandez Speroni

Around the world, farmers are doing everything they can to prevent the coronavirus crisis from becoming a hunger crisis. Industries of all kinds have been forced to rapidly change how they work, and agriculture is no different. Farmers are used to adapting to circumstances, whether it’s droughts, floods, or pest infestations. Overcoming unpredictable hurdles goes with the job, but the pandemic is bringing a range of new challenges to growing the food people depend upon. These challenges make it clear that more must be done to enhance the resilience of our food system. To understand these obstacles, we spoke to farmers, growers, producers and industry figures around the world to learn how they are adapting in this unprecedented time. Read more about How Farmers Are Keeping Us Fed through

Most Popular Icelandic Foods You Shouldn’t Skip In 2022

Icelandic foods are usually included in the weirdest and most exotic dishes around the world. Some of its meats are even still controversial these days. However, there are also culinary delights that you’ll badly regret not giving a try. Furthermore, Iceland is well known for its purebred cattle and poultry, along with
Logistics & Supply Chain

Key Technology Introduces High Capacity Veryx B210

Key Technology introduces the highest capacity digital sorter in the food processing industry - the new VERYX B210. With an inspection area over 2 meters wide, the belt-fed VERYX B210 maximizes throughput on high-capacity lines. Like all sorters in the VERYX family, the new B210 features advanced detection technology and an innovative system architecture that improve sorting accuracy. Recognizing objects' color, size, shape and/or structural properties, VERYX sorters remove foreign material (FM) and product defects to improve product quality while virtually eliminating false rejects to increase yields. Featuring a 2100-mm wide inspection zone, VERYX B210 offers a production capacity in excess of 23 metric tons (50,000 lb.) of product per hour, depending on the application. With an

Food Supply Chain Industry

Numerous factors, such as forecasting accuracy, meaningful synthesis of business data, and increasing awareness about the benefits offered by supply chain analytics, are collectively responsible for driving growth of the market. Supply chain analytics solutions facilitate better strategic decision making, and help

Automation

Industrial Automation can be defined as the use of computer aided control devices to operate different industrial processes by replacing human involvement. Industrial automation helps to operate multiple processes in controlled manner. It helps for mass production by reducing time and increasing production quality.
Industry Experts

8 ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY PREDICTIONS FOR 2020

A new year (and a new decade!) is almost upon us. It wouldn’t be December without sharing my thoughts on the tech trends and developments we can anticipate in 2020. Here are eight important, but not obvious, technology trends just over the horizon.

The Consistency Strategy

Chris Gibson is an author, a franchise veteran and a F&B specialist with over 25 years of experience in the industry. After heading up some well-known brands that have restaurants all over the World, he is now based in the Middle East and is developing some exciting new food concepts with a vision to take these to new

Social Media Predicts Food Trends

New food trends are hard to predict. Food trends are strongly connected to different cultural aspects and are highly influenced by social media. Some big influencers in today’s society are the bloggers who have thousands and millions of followers. Bloggers use their platforms to promote different brands and lifestyles,
Events

Arabian Travel Market 2021 To Run Live Event In Dubai

Reed Travel Exhibitions, organiser of Arabian Travel Market (ATM), has announced that the 2021 edition of its annual showcase, will take place live at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) on Sunday 16 to Wednesday 19 May. Now in its 27th year and working in collaboration with DWTC and Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), the theme of the show next year will be ‘A new dawn for travel and tourism’ and the spotlight will be thrown onto the current state of the industry and more importantly, what the future holds. It will also look at the emerging trends and how innovation can drive the industry forward. Supporting ATM’s theme, a recent Colliers report - MENA Hotel Forecasts, estimates that 2021 will be a year of recovery, based on the assumption that hotel performance

MEAT-TECH: A Fair In Person That Looks At The Future With Confidence

MEAT-TECH is a fair in person that promises to be the great return of the event dedicated to processing and packaging solutions for meat, cold cuts and ready meals industries which will take place at Fiera Milano from May 17th to 20th, 2021. The co-location with TuttoFOOD in May 2021 consolidates the image of a fair
Interviews & Profiles

De Groot: We Focus On The Market Of ‘Healthier Indulgence’

foodHQ conducted an interview with Gea de Groot, Product Group Manager Food Ingredients at FrieslandCampina Kievit. The company is a global manufacturer of beverage and food ingredients, and it is trusted by the world’s best loved brands to provide superior ingredient solutions.

The Five Pillars of Sustainability

Dr. Martin Berlekamp/Max Wolfmaier: Under the guiding principle of “rethink”, Schur Flexibles Group is presenting a sustainability program for greater environmental and climate protection. The recent European Plastics Strategy, developed by the EU Commission, is the result of an assessment of the global challenges

Sealing Technology: The Overlooked Backbone of a Successful Production Line

From product quality to output speed, uptime and design, sealing affects vital aspects of brand image and, ultimately, business success. However, the outcome depends on just how well the sealing technology is suited to the individual product, environment, production parameters and materials. The importance of the