Purity Organic, an organic food company based in Oakland, Calif., has announced the acquisition of Dunn’s River Brands, maker of Sweet Leaf Tea and Tradewinds Beverage Co.
“We are excited about this acquisition as it continues our mission of continuing to provide better for you brands to our customers,” said Mary Page Platerink, CEO of Purity Organic, in a company press release. “We have an aggressive roadmap in 2020 and look forward to continuing to serve our key markets and expanding into new areas for all our brands.”
Purity Organic will focus on delivering refreshing the Sweet Leaf Brand and increasing market share across all its portfolio brands.
Nestlé Waters has announced that the entire plastic bottle range for the Swiss mineral water brand Henniez is now made of 75% recycled PET plastic (rPET).
Ardent Mills, a flour-milling and ingredient company, has announced its acquisition of Andean Naturals’ quinoa sourcing, cleaning, and packaging operation in Yuba City, Calif.
Dow has launched its call for entries for the 2020 Packaging Innovation Awards, an annual competition to recognize original thinking that is transforming the packaging landscape through enhanced user experience and improved sustainability.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched the United Nations’ International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) for 2020, which aims to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development.
A study published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics calculated that American households waste, on average, almost a third of the food they acquire—a value of $240 billion annually or $1,800+ per household/year.