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Nestlé acquires majority stake in German start-up

Nestlé acquires majority stake in German start-up

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Nestlé Germany says it shares a “common path” with herb and spice manufacturer Ankerkraut, following the acquisition of a majority stake in the company earlier this month.

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Record sales for organic kombucha firm during pandemic

By Liza Laws

Equinox Kombucha started off being brewed in a kitchen in Calderdale, Yorkshire, after a couple of intrepid travellers returned from Asia wanting to bring the live culture and all its benefits with them.

Nouri unleashes immunobiotic beverage

Nouri unleashes immunobiotic beverage

By Danielle Masterson

The gut health brand, perhaps best known for its two-in-one capsules containing probiotics that float inside plant-based omega oil (Ahiflower), has now entered the functional beverage category with the launch of Inner Immune.

Biosyntia and Lantana Bio in flavonoid discovery agreement

Biosyntia and Lantana Bio in flavonoid discovery agreement

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Danish biotech company, Biosyntia and French counterpart, Lantana Bio, have joined forces to step up development of sustainable flavonoids for use in dietary supplements, food and drink fortification, and personal care.

Kerry research shows taste is the top purchase consideration for more than 60% of global consumers, with protein quality second. Pic: Kerry

Kerry publishes Protein Mindset report

By Jim Cornall

Taste and nutrition company Kerry said new global research shows most protein consumers are motivated by health and wellness, with 50% of respondents associating protein with “healthy diet” and 46% with “healthy lifestyle.”

The chocolate shake includes hidden fruit and veg including beetroot, pomegranate, linseed, acerola, barley grass, pumpkin and broccoli. Pic:getty/wundervisuals

WelleCo launches daily superfood powder for kids

By Rachel Arthur

Plant-based beauty and wellness brand WelleCo has launched The Super Kids Elixir + Protein: ‘a delicious, all-in-one, daily superfood powder that is packed full of the essential vitamins, minerals, protein and nutrients that children need to grow, learn,...

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Brainy beverages: The growing market opportunity

By Nikki Hancocks

The global taste and nutrition company Kerry has revealed a new whitepaper with Europe-wide data detailing the opportunity in functional beverages with cognitive health benefits.

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Mintel: Health ingredients to watch in 2022

By Nikki Hancocks

New health ingredients to watch in 2022 include hyaluronic acid, marigold, l-theanine, and ginseng, as consumers search for products that can support their eyes, mood and healthy ageing.

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All-natural new launches and product updates

By Nikki Hancocks

Product launches and updates from this month reveal an 'all-natural' theme, with 'pure' flavours, a beauty-from-within innovation and a new patent approval for an all-natural product.

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EFSA expands opportunities for vitamin D fortification

By Nikki Hancocks

Lallemand has successfully expanded the permitted categories of use for its vitamin D yeast in the EU after gaining favourable opinion from the EFSA for the use in 32 additional food categories.

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