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NoBull Burger among inductees to 2019 Mars Seed of Change accelerator

Hatching new ideas - incubators and accelerators

Our guide to some of the main incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers as they look to tap into some of the con...

China is keen to instil healthy eating habits in its people

Food firms weigh up China's fight against obesity

Jens Kastner looks at how international food businesses selling their products in China are responding to the country's plans to target obes...

Katjes Group's fund invested in PigOut in 2019

Big Food's VC-style funds: the investments so far

just-food presents a guide to some of the main in-house venture capital funds operated by major food businesses. ...

Alibaba underlines how brands 'need to adapt' to Chinese consumers

How should food companies work with Alibaba?

Alibaba's online marketplace Tmall is soon mooted to overtake Walmart to become the world's largest B2C retailer. Naturally, food companies...

The ban grabbed headlines around the world

Why UK university beef ban has merits

UK university Goldsmiths is in the firing line over its ban on beef but, though some criticism might be justified, the college's move has it...

Ferrero paid $1.3bn for Kellogg assets including Keebler brand

How M&A in packaged food looked in H1 2019

Using data from and parent organisation GlobalData, we present a flavour of M&A activity in the international packaged foo...

Eyeing alternatives - meat companies with stakes in meat-free 13 Aug 19

With plant-based products growing in popularity and investment in lab-created products on the rise, we present a guide on how meat manufacturers are investing in the area.

Why food companies shouldn't overlook baby boomers 13 Aug 19

Younger cohorts like millennials and Gen Z are often the focus of product development and marketing strategies in the US but, Victor Martino writes, don't forget the baby boomers.

Thought Leaders

Rich Products snaps up fellow cookie maker

Simon Harvey | 23 Aug 19 Christie Cookie Company founded in 1983

US food business Rich Products has acquired a local manufacturer of gourmet cookies for an undisclosed sum.

India's Parle Products linked to job cuts move

Andy Coyne | 21 Aug 19 Parle Products - hit by the country's economic downturn

Parle Products, the India-based biscuit maker, has been linked to a massive overhaul of its workforce.

Lotus Bakeries makes incubator move

Andy Coyne | 21 Aug 19 Lotus Bakeries - seeking to invest in innovative food start-ups

Belgium's Lotus Bakeries has announced an incubator fund initiative and invested in a UK crispbread-making business.

Recent News - (Updated: 1:54pm 23 Aug 2019)

Oregon Potato Company buys distressed farmer co-op

Nestle reveals plant-based plans for Europe

Australian cell-cultured meat firm gets funding

UK's Real Good Food in finance deal move

Indonesia 'takes steps on palm oil-free labels'

Nigeria's Sundry Foods gets investment backing

Global food industry M&A total for July revealed

Tesco warns suppliers over product packaging

"Our biggest competition is cereal, ready meals and sandwiches" - Huel CEO James McMaster on his functional food brand's prospects 12 Aug 19

Andy CoyneHuel CEO James McMaster

Andy Coyne speaks to James McMaster, CEO of UK-based meal replacement brand Huel, about where the direct-to-consumer business is heading.

"We believe in taking it global and challenging the big boys" - Jealous Sweets co-founder Imran Merza, the bitesize interview 7 Aug 19

Simon HarveyJealous Sweets co-founders Imran Merza (l), Taz Basunia (r)

UK confectioner Jealous Sweets has set an aggressive target to more than double revenues over the next 12 months or so. Simon Harvey speaks with co-founder Imran Merza. 

"I want us to be the Red Bull of sports nutrition" - Grenade founder Alan Barratt on UK firm's rise and ambitions for further growth 31 Jul 19

Andy CoyneBarratt: 'It all comes back to supreme brand power. No-one makes a bad tasting protein bar now.'

Andy Coyne speaks to Alan Barratt, CEO of UK sports nutrition business Grenade, about how branding and distribution have aided its move into the mainstream.

UK regulator shines light on Amazon's Deliveroo investment

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 5 Jul 19

Amazon's move to invest in UK food-delivery business Deliveroo caught the eye when it was announced in May – but it’s also attracted the attention of the country’s competition regulator.

Ocado branches into vertical farming

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 11 Jun 19

The UK-based online grocer - increasingly seen not just as a retailer but as a broader tech business - is to plough investment into indoor farming.

Now Aussie grocery giant Woolies invests in meal-kits

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 10 Jun 19

The growing consumer interest in - and demand for - buying food online has put meal-kit players in a number of western markets in the spotlight, even if it is still too early to judge how big the market could become or which products will be a long-term success.

What might a 'no-deal' Brexit mean?

What might a 'no-deal' Brexit mean?

What could be the impact on the food industry if the UK and EU fail to reach a deal on Brexit?

The reshaping of Campbell Soup Co.

The reshaping of Campbell Soup Co.

The US-based manufacturer is selling off assets and refocusing on North America in a bid to improve its performance.

Big Meat muscles into alternatives

Big Meat muscles into alternatives

The growing consumer interest in cutting meat intake and eating alternatives to meat has caught the attention of the world's largest meat companies, which are using M&A, equity investments and NPD to grab a piece of the action.

The rise of Beyond Meat

The rise of Beyond Meat

The US vegan business is among those leading the charge as demand for plant-based food rises - and investors are betting big on the company's growth, too.

Top Growth Opportunities: Bakery & Cereals in India

Top Growth Opportunities: Bakery & Cereals in India

Top Growth Opportunities for Bakery & Cereals in India provides an overview of the Bakery and Cereals market, analyzing market data, demographic consumption patterns within the category, and the key consumer trends driving consumption. GlobalData’s proprietary Risk vs Reward Opportunity model pinpoints the best growth opportunities for Bakery & Cereals producers, suppliers and retailers by combining robust, granular data and expert insight... Read more

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The Baby Food Sector in China, 2019

Published: July 2019 - ($2620.00)

Country Profile: Syrups & Spreads in the US

Published: July 2019 - ($700.00)

Top Growth Opportunities: Confectionery in Canada

Published: July 2019 - ($2396.00)

TrendSights Analysis 2019: Sharing - Mapping consumers' motivations for shared products, services, and experiences

Published: February 2019 - ($2760.00)

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