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Analysis: Tyson's shrewd investment in Beyond Meat

Tyson Foods, one of the world's largest meat processors, is investing in fledgling US meat-free business Beyond Meat - and the deal looks an...

How to implement a zero-based budgeting strategy

The process of zero-based budgeting removes the budget's baseline and requires every cost to be justified. In contrast to other budgeting te...

Is zero-based budgeting right for everyone?

Zero-based budgeting is essentially a cost-control mechanism. By re-setting each line of the budget at zero, it focuses attention on expense...

What next for Mars... and for Buffett?

Mars has moved to take full control of Wrigley, buying the minority stake held in the chewing gum maker by Warren Buffett. The deal could cr...

Latest Interviews

How PepsiCo is taking action on palm oil 13 Sep 2016

Ben Cooper

Today (13 September), PepsiCo publishes the first update on its "palm oil action plan". Ben Cooper spoke with Andrew Aulisi, senior director for global environmental policy at PepsiCo, about the progress to date and how the company's initial actions and achievements are likely to be received by environmental campaigners.

Interview: advocates organise ahead of US election 6 Sep 2016

Ben Cooper

Activists, industry advocates and many consumers would like food to be a more prominent issue in major elections, such as the current race to the US White House. History, Ben Cooper writes, may suggest this is a forlorn hope but, speaking to Claire Benjamin DiMattina of the Plate of the Union campaign, it is clear advocates do not believe it is a futile endeavour.

Latest News

Canada to revise healthy eating guidelines 25 Oct 2016

Katy Askew

The Canadian government has said that it will revise the country's healthy eating guidelines in a bid to better support Canadians in "making healthy food choices" as part of its strategy to tackle chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. 

Nestle's Buitoni to remove GMOs  25 Oct 2016

Katy Askew

Nestle's US refrigerated pasta and sauce brand Buitoni has committed to sourcing ingredients that do not contain GMOs. 

Wells Enterprises expands Iowa ice cream facility 25 Oct 2016

John Shepherd

US ice cream maker Well Enterprises has confirmed it is moving ahead with plans for a US$40m expansion of its South Ice Cream plant in the city of Le Mars, Iowa.

Mars launches Maltesers in the US 24 Oct 2016

Katy Askew

Mars Inc is rolling out its Maltesers chocolate brand in the US. 

Blue Goose Capital acquires Tender Choice Foods 24 Oct 2016

John Shepherd

Blue Goose Capital Corp, a privately-held, Canadian-based protein and organic food company and a subsidiary of the Dundee Corporation, has acquired Ontario-based Tender Choice Foods Inc for an unspecified sum.

US frozen foods producer Buddy's Kitchen expands 24 Oct 2016

John Shepherd

US frozen foods producer Buddy's Kitchen has acquired a new manufacturing facility in Minnesota to cater for what it said is rapid growth in the business.

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