The coronavirus crisis has hurt many food and beverage SMEs, reliant on out-of-home channels, particularly hard. We spoke to the founders of French ice cream start-up Gemelli to hear how this company has responded.
Danone believes that the cornonavirus pandemic will result in a polarization of the food sector, as consumers trade up to healthier products in some areas and trade-down to cut household expenditure in others. “There will be a polarization of the market....
UK start-up Produce & Provide is launching a new service that aims to help connect farmers and consumers. The company’s founder Neil Darwent believes the transition to shorter, more local supply chains represents a ’21st century food and farming revolution’.
In a world first, a baby formula production site is to be certified carbon neutral by the Carbon Trust. Dairy giant Danone, which operates the Wexford, Ireland facility, tells us how it ‘managed to successfully decouple’ the site’s CO₂ emissions and productivity.
Plant-based drink disruptor Oatly says it is planning to take on the overall dairy category after securing $200 million in new equity from an investment group led by private equity giant Blackstone and a group of celebrities.
Taste and nutrition experts at Kerry Group have identified gut health as an important innovation lever for food R&D teams. More interestingly still, they argue that the opportunity around gut health and foodservice is ripe for picking.
As big and small food brands adapt to the 'new normal', many are exploring the direct to consumer (D2C) route as a means of growing sales. Coconuts Organic, a plant-based ice cream, is one of the small businesses doing just that.