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Mars acquires whole-fruit snacking brand Trü Frü

Mars buys Trü Frü, a high-growth, better-for-you, whole-fruit snacking brand. The company will operate as a separate business within Mars to maintain its entrepreneurial spirit and the authenticity of its brand and culture.

Carlsberg buys Waterloo Brewing

The Carlsberg Group expands its Canadian operations by acquiring Waterloo Brewing, one of the country’s largest breweries.

Maple Leaf Foods launches new centre of excellence

Maple Leaf Foods makes changes to its senior leadership team and establishes the Accelerate centre of excellence.

Mondelez sells gum business for $1.35B

Mondelez International sells its gum business in the United States, Canada and Europe to Perfetti Van Melle Group, a European gum and confectionery maker for $1.35 billion.

NBA superstar James Harden launches wine label

NBA superstar James Harden teams up with Accolade Wines to release his first signature wine, J-Harden.
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Sci-Fi Foods

Sci-Fi Foods conducts world’s first LCA of cultivated beef

The first ever life cycle analysis around the sustainability benefits of cultivated beef was recently conducted by Sci-Fi Foods and Ohio State University. It found Sci-Fi’s burger had a smaller environmental impact than a traditional beef patty. » Read full article

The shift to plastic-free packaging

In the new year, expect to see more alternative packaging options for your products. Here we profile Eco Guardian, a manufacturer of plastic-free packaging and the winner of this year’s Sobeys Plastic Waste Challenge; Apeel, creator of a plant-based protective coating for fruits and vegetables; and the Humble Potato Chips that uses plastic-free packaging. » Read full article
Olive oil

Olive oil exhibitors upbeat about sales

Many olive oil industry experts are confident demand for olive oil will rise. Suppliers are hoping the growing “health consciousness” of consumers and their fascination for the Mediterranean diet would generate demand for olive oil. » Read full article

Guelph Organic Conference

Location: Guelph, Ont.
Dates: January 23 – 29, 2023
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International Production & Processing Expo

Location: Atlanta, G.A.
Dates: January 24 – 26, 2023
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