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Brazil’s Obrigado announces B Corp status

By Stephen Daniells

Obrigado, the Brazilian coconut water brand with a focus on sustainability, has achieved BCorporation status in recognition of its dedication to social responsibility.

Top 7 from 7: The key global food industry news of the past week

Top 7 from 7: The key global food industry news of the past week

By Stephen Daniells

From Danone’s plan to bring exotic fermented foods to the yogurt aisle to the implications of ConAgra’s acquisition of Pinnacle Foods, here’s a round-up of the top seven global food and beverage news items from the past seven days.

Nestlé Brazil organic oats launch, organic supply chain focus

Nestlé Brazil: 'We believe in the organic segment'

By Kacey Culliney

Nestlé Brazil is venturing into organics with a line of certified oats, marking the start of a wider plan the food giant has to develop the organic supply chain in the country.

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Cracking the baru nut market

By Sorrel Moseley-Williams

Possessing an enviable array of nutrients, an exotic Brazilian heritage and the ‘superfood’ moniker, the relatively unknown baru nut’s future looks promising.

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Misty Cream: Capturing Colombian taste buds with liquid nitrogen

By Sorrel Moseley-Williams

From selling ice-cream out of a tiny food cart on a Bogotá corner to clinching 15 franchises including retail store fronts in Colombia’s largest cities in just 18 months, Misty Cream has captured sweet-toothed Colombians’ taste buds with artisan ice-cream....

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SPOTLIGHT ON BRAZIL: ‘Big CPG brands are changing their mindset’

By Elaine Watson

With unemployment rates approaching 14% after two years of recession, Brazil’s economy is projected to grow by less than 0.5% in 2017, while the president has become embroiled in a corruption scandal some commentators fear could endanger an economic recovery....

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