China auto sales rise 11.6% in June Marking sustained growth in the region post-Covid-19, car sales in China have increased by 11.6% in June. This is the third consecutive month of growth. Read more.

Sonoma Brands expands portfolio Sonoma Brands, led by the founder of protein snack brand Krave, has added Chef’s Cut Real Jerky Co. to its line-up of brands. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read more.

Evian unveils label-free, fully-recyclable water bottle The new bottle features an engraved logo instead of a plastic label or sleeve. The brand has said that the bottle could be a solution for ecommerce channels or hospitality locations, where there is no need for barcode labelling. Read more.

Princes Group doubles down on innovation The owner of Princes tuna and Napolina has said that it is investing £3m over three years to accelerate its innovation efforts. The group has partnered with specialist innovation agency Cubo to accelerate new product development. Read more.

JJ Foodservice makes DTC service permanent Called JJ Home, the DTC offering established during Covid-19 will become a permanent addition to JJ Foodservice's proposition. Aimed at larger households, customers will be able to choose from over 30,000 products online and receive home delivery. Read more.

Beiersdorf sales fall 10.7% in first half The maker of Nivea has said that it has seen a 10.7% dip in sales across both its consumer business and its adhesive unit. Sales reached €3.51bn during the period, below analysts' forecasts of €3.56bn. Read more.