Tetra Pak has expanded its automation capabilities with the acquisition of food and beverage processing automation solutions provider Macro Automation. The Marco Automation is headquartered in Auckland, and has key competencies in process engineering, plant automation and manufacturing execution systems.
Barista, a leading coffee chain in India, has added three Cold Brew flavours i.e. Traditional Cold Brew, Fizzy Cold Brew and Vietnamese Coffee to its menu at select outlets in select cities of India: Delhi/NCR, Mumbai, Pune and Kolkata. Traditional Cold Brew is the original cold brew; Fizzy Cold Brew is a tonic water- and lemon-based tingling drink, and Vietnamese Coffee is a blend of special cream and coffee.
Campa Cola, the desi cold-drink brand, which once dominated the Indian soft drinks industry in the ’70s and ’80s, is now reviving the brand to bring it back in the mainstream. Campa’s parent company, Pure Drinks Group, aims to make it a national brand again, competing with the likes of Pepsi and Coca-Cola.
Australian grocery retailer Coles Supermarket has launched a new ‘Wellness Road’ range of foods to give health-conscious customers a more affordable range of nutritious options. By branching out into health foods, Coles is carving out its own health-aligned positioning and communicating to shoppers that it is striving to help Australians improve their diets and live healthier lives, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
Rapid urbanisation over the recent years has taken a toll on Asia’s digestive health. Easy-to-consume and highly processed foods have now become mainstays in the diets of many Asians who live fast-paced and busy lifestyles. These foods contain high amounts of saturated fat and sugar and are typically low in fibre. An important element to move the digestion along, a lack of fibre in the diet can lead to irregular bowel movements and constipation.