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The Simple Root launches in the US

The Simple Root launches in the US

28 June 2022

The Simple Root™, a new global plant-based brand backed by Pilot Lite and the multinational McCain Foods company, has announced that it will launch a vegetable-forward line of dips, cream cheese-style spreads and artisan cheese-style spreads in the US this fall.

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Managing your external supply for innovation

Managing your external supply for innovation

14 February 2020

According to McKinsey, to acclerate innovation, more companies are turning to outsiders for help – especially their suppliers.  Getting supplier innovation to work means rethinking incentives, relationships and management. Read what they have to say here – and also make sure that if you are attending Future Food-Tech, 19-20 March in San Francisco, that you hear what our CEO Mike Anstey has to say about the matter in his keynote.

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Jonny Hewlett joins Pilot Lite

Jonny Hewlett joins Pilot Lite

16 January 2020

Pilot Lite is delighted to announce that Jonny Hewlett has joined the team as Venture CEO for w’air - our sustainable clothing care project.  Jonny brings with him a great breadth and depth of C-suite level general management, trade marketing and commercial experience at three of the strongest companies in their respective fields, P&G, Marc Jacobs (LVMH) and Diesel.

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Case Studies

Case Study: Pilot Lite Ventures

The world's first eco-friendly, handheld fabric care device

w'air is a revolutionary and versatile fabric care system that spot cleans, deep cleans & refreshes anything from sneakers and sofas to clothing and carpets using just a fraction of the water, energy and detergent of conventional methods.

 

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The world's first eco-friendly, handheld fabric care device
Case Study: Pilot Lite Capital

The world's first recyclable, 100% PET-free paper bottle

Pilot Lite and Diageo collaborated to establish Pulpex, a sustainable packaging technology company that has developed a patented, first-of-its-kind, single-mould paper bottle that is being adopted for use by a consortium of global CPGs.  

 

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The world's first recyclable, 100% PET-free paper bottle