Tune into the latest edition of FoodBev’s weekly podcast, where we take an in-depth look at some of the biggest stories from the food and beverage industry over the last week – click here to access on Spotify.
This week’s podcast has a focus on sustainability, particularly in the dairy sector, as well as a couple of senior executive role changes and some noteworthy new product launches. Plus, we take a look at Fonterra’s movements following the announcement of its end of year financial results.
Elsewhere in dairy, 22 key industry names have offered their support to the newly-formed Sustainable Dairy Partnership, or SDP, providing a unified sustainability approach in business-to-business transactions. Heineken España has signed a partnership with Spanish electric utility company Iberdrola, that will allow the company to brew its beer using only renewable energies by 2023.
In other sustainability news, UK charity WRAP has revealed that 156 UK food businesses have now committed to the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap in the year since its launch – more than half of UK food industry turnover.
In the alcohol sector, meanwhile, AB InBev has announced its decision to proceed with the initial public offering, or IPO, of its Asia Pacific subsidiary, Budweiser APAC. The IPO represents a minority stake, with 1.26 billion shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Finally, a senior executive move at Stora Enso saw Annica Bresky – the current head of its Consumer Board division – appointed as its new CEO. At Dean Foods, meanwhile, executive vice president and chief financial officer Jody Macedonio has stepped down from her role, effective from 24 September.
You’ll find all this and more in this week’s podcast – click here to subscribe.
Presented by: Emma Upshall and Matt Rushton
Edited by: Bryony Andrews
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