Every week we track the business, tech and investment trends in CPG, retail, restaurants, agriculture, cooking and health, so you don’t have to. Here are some of this week’s top headlines.
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In this week’s top news, on-demand food delivery service Munchery is shutting down its operations after raising a total of $125 million in VC funding.
Major initiatives to end single-use plastics are now in place. The EU announced plans to implement a ban in 2021, and U.S. waste recycling firm TerraCycle has brought Big Food companies on board a new project that will collect and reuse durable plastic. Nestle plans to eliminate all single-use plastics from its line by 2025.
Canada-based Canopy Growth has announced it will invest between $100 to $150 million in a production facility in New York to focus on hemp extraction and product manufacturing.
And finally, Canada’s food rules have been overhauled to shift away from food groups and toward how and when we eat.
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In May 2018, the company laid off 30% of its workforce after shutting down its Seattle, Los Angeles and New York operations.
In 2021 European citizens will say goodbye to plastic cutlery, plastic plates and plastic straws among other products.
The company plans to establish large scale production capabilities focused on hemp extraction and product manufacturing.
Some of the world’s largest consumer goods and food and beverage companies have joined a new recycling initiative, to be launched this year, aimed at collecting used plastics bottles and other durable packaging from homes and re-using them.
Nestlé will eliminate all single-serve plastic from its line and make all of its packaging recycling or reusable by 2025.
The new Food Guide makes lifestyle recommendations like cooking for yourself, reading labels, eating less processed foods, being more self-sufficient and sharing food traditions, across generations and cultures.
The subscription company makes fresh and personalized meals for dogs. Funding was led by Insight Venture Partners and will be used to further streamline its production process to continue scaling.
The Series C funding round was led by Bessemer Ventures. The company is hiring to boost its brand and put products into more offices. Hot drinks are on the company’s future roadmap.
Just Eat, the takeout marketplace and food delivery service, has acquired Flyt, a startup that offers software for restaurants and restaurant suppliers.
Funding was led by Revolution Growth and will be used to roll out new machines to increase production.
The company is testing a fleet of six autonomous delivery bots chaperoned by Amazon employees.
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