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WWF launches food security platform Markets Institute

The World Wildlife Fund has launched Markets Institute, a dedicated platform working with entities including the private sector to increase...

Private-equity firm HKW acquires Panos Brands 

Private-equity firm Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Co. (HKW) has closed the acquisition of US group Panos Brands....

Chobani targets growth after rejecting offers

Chobani has turned down offers from suitors interested in investing in the US yoghurt maker, just-food understands....

Arla to cut jobs as dairy giant reshapes in bid for growth

Arla Foods today (5 February) announced plans to cut 500 jobs as part of changes the European dairy co-operative hopes will help it to grow...

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WWF launches food security platform Markets Institute 9 Feb 2016

Katy Askew

The World Wildlife Fund has launched Markets Institute, a dedicated platform working with entities including the private sector to increase the "speed and scale" of "market-based approaches" to boost sustainability in the global food sector.


Private-equity firm HKW acquires Panos Brands  9 Feb 2016

Katy Askew

Private-equity firm Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Co. (HKW) has closed the acquisition of US group Panos Brands. 


Abbott forays into US snack bars with Curate launch 9 Feb 2016

Hannah Abdulla

US nutritionals firm Abbott has announced the launch of a snack bar line to cater to growing demand for "nutritious" snacks that have "rich, complex flavours".


Mars extends cage-free egg pledge to US, Canada, Australia 9 Feb 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Mars has extended its commitment to use cage-free eggs in its products to the US, Canada and Australia.


Ace Bakery secures non-GMO certification  9 Feb 2016

Katy Askew

Canadian artisan baker, Ace Bakery, has attained Non-GMO Project Verification for its line-up of full size baguettes. 


United Biscuits launches McVitie's Nibbles 9 Feb 2016

Katy Askew

Yildiz Holding-owned United Biscuits is launching McVitie's Digestive Nibbles in what the company described as its "biggest NPD" for 2016. 


Norac in talks to buy French bakery group Gouters Magiques from Galapagos 9 Feb 2016

Stuart Todd

French food group Norac in talks with industry investor Groupe Galapagos to take majority control of French bakery Goûters Magiques.


Arla launches "wholesome" cream cheese in US  9 Feb 2016

Katy Askew

Arla Foods is launching a line of cream cheese under its namesake brand in the US. 


Synutra lowers guidance on 9M sales, profit plunge 9 Feb 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Chinese infant formula maker Synutra has blamed a competitive promotional environment and unfavourable foreign exchange rates for a fall in nine month sales and profits.


Chobani targets growth after rejecting offers 8 Feb 2016

Dean Best

Chobani has turned down offers from suitors interested in investing in the US yoghurt maker, just-food understands.


Associated British Foods tables offer for Illovo Sugar 8 Feb 2016

Katy Askew

Associated British Foods has tabled an offer to acquire the shares in South Africa's Illovo Sugar it does not already hold. 


Dutch investment firm Trophas takes stake in Snack Connection 8 Feb 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Dutch investment firm Trophas has acquired a stake in local private-label nut processor Snack Connection.


Dr Oetker to open new plant in India 8 Feb 2016

Dean Best

Dr Oetker, the German food group, is setting up a new plant in India, where it has been looking to expand production for over five years.


Savencia Fromage & Dairy posts FY sales fall 8 Feb 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Savencia Fromage & Dairy, the France-based group, has reported a fall in annual sales, pointing to an "imbalance" in the sector worldwide.


BRF gains export approval to China  8 Feb 2016

Katy Askew

Three of BRF's production sites have received approval to export meat products to China. 


Mars to cut artificial colours from global food portfolio 8 Feb 2016

Katy Askew

Mars Inc has said that it will remove all artificial colours from its human food products in an effort to meet "evolving consumer preferences". 


United Biscuits relaunches Trio in UK 8 Feb 2016

Hannah Abdulla

United Biscuits has relaunched UK chocolate biscuit bar brand Trio in its domestic market.


Hormel takes Skippy into bite-sized snacks in US 8 Feb 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Hormel Foods is expanding its peanut butter brand Skippy in the US with the launch of bite-size snacks.


Egg Farmers of Canada back move to cage-free eggs 8 Feb 2016

Katy Askew

Egg Farmers of Canada has announced a commitment to transition from conventional egg production towards cage-free eggs by 2036.


Nissin boosted by new products and China, Americas growth 8 Feb 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Nissin Foods Holdings has reported an increase in profits and sales for the first nine months of its financial year, following product launches, as well as higher sales in the Americas and China.


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