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Commercial Adoption of Herdscreen® ASFV Antibody Test in Europe

Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 7:00am

Herdscreen ASFV is a point-of-care rapid diagnostic test that identifies animals which have been exposed to the African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) using whole blood, plasma or serum samples.

Key Points: 
  • Herdscreen ASFV is a point-of-care rapid diagnostic test that identifies animals which have been exposed to the African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) using whole blood, plasma or serum samples.
  • Herdscreen uses a highly specific antigen produced using CrisBio, Algenex proprietary Baculovirus vector-mediated expression platform that uses insects as natural single-use bioreactors for the production of recombinant proteins.
  • This antigen is able to capture antibodies developed during infection with ASFV with 100% specificity and higher sensitivity than a commercial ELISA test, as evidenced in field and experimental samples from infected animals gathered by the European Union Reference Laboratory for African Swine Fever (CISA-INIA)1.
  • The adoption of Herdscreen ASFV by a major Spanish meat producer highlights the value of the test which resides in its ability to allow rapid individual testing in situ and aid in the certification of ASFV-infection status through the entire food supply chain.

Global Returnable Packaging Market Forecast to 2026 with Brambles, Schoeller Allibert, Menasha, DS Smith, and Myers Industries Dominating - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 5:39pm

The "Global Returnable Packaging Market Forecast to 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • The "Global Returnable Packaging Market Forecast to 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The global returnable packaging market size is projected to grow from USD 104.9 billion in 2021 to USD 141.7 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2021 to 2026.
  • Wood to be the fastest-growing material from 2021 to 2026, for returnable packaging
    Wood will be the fastest-growing material for returnable packaging during the forecast period.
  • The global returnable packaging market comprises major manufacturers, such as Brambles (Australia), Schoeller Allibert (Netherlands), Menasha Corporation (US), DS Smith (UK), and Myers Industries (US), among others.

DIG raises $65 million in Series F Funding Round from New & Existing Investors with Progressive Vision

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 3:46pm

New York, NY, Oct. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DIG, the vegetable-centric, multi-format restaurant group announces its series F raise of $65 million, returning to growth with an industry-leading vision that puts people first.

Key Points: 
  • New York, NY, Oct. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DIG, the vegetable-centric, multi-format restaurant group announces its series F raise of $65 million, returning to growth with an industry-leading vision that puts people first.
  • Anchored by their teaching kitchen on Park Avenue South, DIG Academy offers a 6-week program that all chefs currently go through.
  • The curriculum will range from cooking basics and technical cooking (French basics/bread and pastry making), to business strategy, finance, leadership, and marketing.
  • In June 2021, DIG ran a 2x donation matching program to support Rocksteady Farms new Queer Farmers Apprenticeship program.

Global Sports Icon "Iron" Mike Tyson Reenters the Cannabis Market with Tyson 2.0; Establishes Exclusive National Cultivation, Manufacturing and Distribution Partnership to Launch Portfolio of Tyson Branded Cannabis Products with Industry Leader Columbia C

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 3:00pm

Columbia Care will also sell the Tyson products throughout its dispensary network, as well as wholesale to other retailers.

Key Points: 
  • Columbia Care will also sell the Tyson products throughout its dispensary network, as well as wholesale to other retailers.
  • Mike Tyson is creating a completely different and authentic experience, and has positioned himself as a true ambassador for cannabis products.
  • We are grateful for the trust and confidence Mike has given our vast industry experience," said Jesse Channon, Columbia Care's Chief Growth Officer.
  • With Adam and Chad's leadership, I am confident that the Tyson brand of products will exceed market expectations," said Tyson.

The Fresh Market Has Reinvented the Food Shopping Experience

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 2:29pm

"We have reinvented the food experience again and elevated our flagship store in Greensboro to a new level of innovation.

Key Points: 
  • "We have reinvented the food experience again and elevated our flagship store in Greensboro to a new level of innovation.
  • We've created a groundbreaking culinary destination for our guests who know and love us for our fresh, curated ingredients and impeccable guest service.
  • Slow cooked, tender, and perfectly sauced Signature Braises begin withThe Fresh Market butchers selecting from the store's fresh premium selection of meat.
  • The Fresh Market currently operates 159 stores in 22 states across the U.S., inspiring guests to discover new flavors and cook with confidence.

Giant Food Partners with Flashfood on Pilot Program to Save Customers Money on Groceries and Reduce Food Waste

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 2:01pm

Purchases are made directly through the app and customers then simply pick their order up from the Flashfood zone located inside their participating Giant store.

Key Points: 
  • Purchases are made directly through the app and customers then simply pick their order up from the Flashfood zone located inside their participating Giant store.
  • "We're excited to roll out this pilot program with Flashfood to offer our customers valuable savings on fresh foods, while also decreasing food waste and working toward our goal of achieving Zero Waste Diversion by 2025."
  • Flashfood is currently available for shoppers at the following Giant locations:
    "We're thrilled to further our work with Ahold Delhaize USA through this new pilot program with Giant Food," said Josh Domingues, founder and CEO, Flashfood.
  • Flashfood is currently working with The GIANT Company, Meijer, Tops Friendly Markets, SpartanNash, Giant Eagle, Price Rite, Giant Food and Stop & Shop.

Shiru Closes $17M Series A to Develop Novel Plant-Based Food Ingredients

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 2:00pm

Shiru discovers and creates novel plant-based ingredients so food companies can make delicious, nutritious, and sustainable foods.

Key Points: 
  • Shiru discovers and creates novel plant-based ingredients so food companies can make delicious, nutritious, and sustainable foods.
  • Shiru develops ingredients expected to meet or exceed their animal analogs on taste, texture, versatility, and cost at scale.
  • Shiru aims to develop multiple types of functional ingredients, starting with proteins.
  • Founded in 2019, Shiru has developed a precision biofermentation process, combined with machine-learning algorithms to discover and create novel plant-based food ingredients.

Datasembly's New Grocery Price Index Reveals Details of Dramatic Price Inflation Acceleration in Q3

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 1:00pm

Brands, retailers and consumers can all use the Grocery Price Index to uncover current, hyper-local pricing information and trends.

Key Points: 
  • Brands, retailers and consumers can all use the Grocery Price Index to uncover current, hyper-local pricing information and trends.
  • There has been a dramatic change in the rate of grocery price inflation, starting in Q1 with an average monthly increase of .43%, to Q3 where the average monthly increase has nearly doubled to .83%.
  • Deli Counter - In Philadelphia, the price of Deli goods shot up 5.4% but nationally, the price index for Deli hardly changed at all.
  • The Datasembly Grocery Price Index will be updated every week and is just the beginning of the detailed insights that are available using the Datasembly data.

SoftBank Vision Fund 2 Takes Stake in OurCrowd

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 2:00pm

OurCrowd , Israels most active venture platform1, today announced that SoftBank Vision Fund 2, will make a $25 million convertible equity investment into the firm.

Key Points: 
  • OurCrowd , Israels most active venture platform1, today announced that SoftBank Vision Fund 2, will make a $25 million convertible equity investment into the firm.
  • Rated Israels most active venture investor by PitchBook, OurCrowd has invested in over 280 companies and 30 funds.
  • Under the agreement, OurCrowd will also enter into a strategic partnership with SoftBank Investment Advisers (SBIA Sub-Adviser to SoftBank Vision Fund 2), to consider investment opportunities via OurCrowds online venture capital investment platform.
  • OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved said: We are excited to be working with SoftBank Investment Advisers, one of the world's largest technology-focused investors.

PlantX Announces Grand Opening Event To Launch XMarket Hillcrest In San Diego

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 1:30pm

The event will celebrate and tout plant-based brands and promote plant-based education within the PlantX San Diego community.

Key Points: 
  • The event will celebrate and tout plant-based brands and promote plant-based education within the PlantX San Diego community.
  • The XMarket location features over 4,500 square feet of retail and caf space and is located in the Hillcrest neighborhood in San Diego, California.
  • The grand opening event launching is free of charge and is a dynamic plant-based celebration aiming to enhance the Company's ties with the local community.
  • "The grand opening event celebrating our XMarket store in Hillcrest is yet another opportunity to increase our company's profile," PlantX Founder said Sean Dollinger.