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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...

The risks and rewards of zero-based budgeting

A growing body of food makers are adopting zero-based budgeting as a tool to reduce costs and improve resource allocation. The method has al...

UK obesity, GBK sale, Pei Wei - foodservice focus

September saw UK foodservice operators meet with the country's government to discuss its plans to tackle child obesity. Staying in the UK, u...

What next for Bernard Matthews? - comment

There is hope the embattled UK turkey processor can be revitalised under the stewardship of Ranjit Singh Boparan, the UK businessman with ex...

Latest Interviews

Interview: UK trade body on Brexit's policy impact 19 Oct 2016

Ben Cooper

In the second part of an extensive interview on the implications of Brexit for UK food companies, Ian Wright, director general of industry association the Food and Drink Federation, speaks with Ben Cooper about the longer-term implications of Brexit for UK food and farming policy and on the food industry's labour force. 

Interview: UK trade body on the impact of Brexit 19 Oct 2016

Ben Cooper

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said the formal two-year process for the UK to leave the EU will begin in a little over five months. Ian Wright, director general of the Food and Drink Federation, the industry association representing food manufacturers operating in the UK, spoke with Ben Cooper about the immediate instability the vote for Brexit has caused and his longer-term outlook for the UK food sector.

Latest News

Smithfield launches new products line-up 26 Oct 16

John Shepherd

Smithfield Foods is introducing seven new products in the US aimed at encouraging consumers "to explore the latest in cooking trends and flavour innovation".

Fleury Michon's sales slowdown accelerates  25 Oct 16

Katy Askew

French food group Fleury Michon has seen its sales decelerate throughout the year, with sales to French supermarkets remaining pressured. 

Blue Goose Capital acquires Tender Choice Foods 24 Oct 16

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.

HKScan warns on profits 21 Oct 16

Katy Askew

European meat group HKScan has lowered its full-year profit forecast on weaker sales and higher costs. 

Jack Link's launches "breakfast" snacks 21 Oct 16

John Shepherd

US jerky maker Jack Link's has added breakfast to its portfolio with the launch of four bacon and sausage items for a "portable protein-packed breakfast on the run".

Quotes of week - Bel, Danone, Nestle, Utz 21 Oct 16

Dean Best

This week, Bel struck a deal to buy a majority stake in fellow French group MOM Brands. Another French food major, Danone, faced criticism in the US over its plans for GMO ingredients. US snack maker Utz Quality Foods accepted the backing of investment firm Metropoulos & Co. Nestle's third-quarter sales disappointed some in the investment community and we spoke to the director general of UK trade body the Food and Drink Federation about the impact Brexit could have on the sector.

Latest blogs

Brexit blues for UK food manufacturers 12 Oct 16

Dean Best

Confidence in the UK food and drink manufacturing sector is becoming "more fragile", industry association The Food and Drink Federation has claimed after a survey of its members - and Brexit is said to be a major factor.

Tyson Foods investors left to chew over analyst claims 10 Oct 16

Dean Best

Shares in Tyson Foods slumped on Friday, closing down almost 9% after an analyst claimed a lawsuit facing the company could hit the US meat titan.

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