Canadian cannabis company Tilray acquired hemp-food manufacturer Manitoba Harvest

Canadian cannabis company Tilray acquired hemp-food manufacturer Manitoba Harvest for up to $316 million. Manitoba Harvest sells hemp-based granola, protein powder, milk and other food products at more than 13,000 points of sale across the U.S. Manitoba Harvest plans to launch a line of products containing CBD and Tilray is looking closely at developing hemp-processing facilities in the U.S., reported The Seattle Times.

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Sauces

Americans consume most of their condiments at home but do much of their experimenting with new flavors and sauces while dining out, according to Datassential’s Condiments, Sauces, and Dressings Keynote Report. Younger consumers are driving demand for ethnic sauces like salsa roja, and consumers of all ages are getting more comfortable with such nontraditional sauce uses as ranch with pizza and tzatziki with french fries.

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Toilet Paper

According to a study, the largest U.S. makers of at-home tissue products—Procter & Gamble Co., Kimberly-Clark Corp. and Georgia-Pacific—use only virgin fiber in their major brands, and no recycled content, a vast sustainability gap compared to other brands that use all recycled fiber.

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Juice

Newer health attributes will make products stand out in an increasing wellness-oriented market.

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Green Tea Matcha Bar

Nestlé will launch its KitKat green tea matcha bar in Europe, responding to consumer requests to make innovative KitKat flavours available outside Japan.

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Espresso Monster

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is expanding its Monster Energy portfolio in the UK with the launch of a new ready-to-drink coffee drink range, designed to appeal to coffee drinkers and energy drink lovers alike.

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Canned Wines

British start-up Nice aims to disrupt the wine industry with the launch of a pale rosé and a sauvignon blanc in cans, rolling out to 600 Sainsbury’s stores.

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