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Danone made 'minority investment' in Forager Project in 2019

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

Kraft Heinz is the latest food major to have used its in-house venture-capital unit to invest in an up-and-coming firm in a niche area....

Graze - acquired this year by Unilever

2019 - The year in food industry M&A

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector du...

'Users of social media platforms want to see authentic content that reflects their personal values'

Over the influence? The future of social media

In this latest edition of FUTURES, Lucy Britner explores what the next generation of social media platforms might look like – and what...

Amul among manufacturers looking at premium segments

What will drive growth of chocolate in India?

hIndia's chocolate sector is set to continue to enjoy solid growth and, in part two of a deep dive into the market, we look a...

'These days, everything has to be perfect for an M&A deal to go through'

Why food M&A activity has dried up

Data suggests pressure on deal-making in the packaged food industry in 2019. M&A advisor Stefan Kirk puts forward some possible rea...

Nestle eyeing trends for premiumisation and personalisation with Chocolatory launch

How should Big Food set up in direct-to-consumer?

How should Big Food companies go about setting up a direct-to-consumer service? Simon Harvey investigates....


How one brand dominates India's chocolate market - deep dive, part one

In a two-part look at India's chocolate market, Raghavendra Verma surveys the state of play in a growing industry.


Hatching new ideas - Big Food's incubator and accelerator programmes

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

Thought Leaders


Nuova Castelli makes decision on US cheese plant

Andy Coyne | 12 Dec 19 Nuova Castelli - US closure

Nuova Castelli, the Italian cheese company owned by French dairy giant Lactalis, has made a decision which will affect employees in the US.


Takeover of Greece's Creta Farms close - sources

Maria Panagioutou | 12 Dec 19 Creta Farms has debts of more than EUR150m

Dutch investment trust Impala Invest has reached agreement with creditors and will take over troubled Greek meat, cheese and deli product group Creta Farms, according to sources.


FDA reports on antibiotics use in US meat industry

Andy Coyne | 12 Dec 19 US meat industry's use of antibiotics scrutinised by the FDA

The US Food and Drink Administration (FDA) has issued a new report updating the fight against the over-use of antibiotics in the meat supply chain.

Recent News - (Updated: 9:48am 13 Dec 2019)

New CEO at NZ honey supplier Comvita

Change at top of Mexican dairy Grupo Lala

PZ Cussons announces CEO's departure

Lactalis takes yogurt brand into plant-based

Kraft Heinz invests in technology start-up

NPD - Beyond Meat, The Collective

Schwan's names marketing chief

Nestle to sell US ice-cream arm

Moving Mountains' Simeon Van der Molen on UK plant-based firm's roots in foodservice and push into retail - the bitesize interview

Dean BestVan der Molen: 'It was a tough struggle in the beginning because we weren't from the food industry. It felt like moving mountains'

Moving Mountains owner Simeon Van der Molen talks about the UK company's growth in foodservice, ambitions in retail and why press scrutiny of plant-based products is over-cooked.


Climate change, aquaculture and healthy diets - Thai Union's Dr Darian McBain on seafood giant's sustainability targets

Ben CooperThai Union's Dr Darian McBain

Ben Cooper speaks to Dr Darian McBain, global director of corporate affairs and sustainability at Thai Union, about attempts to put sustainability at the heart of the business.


Asian-cuisine brand Ocean's Halo eyes growth on both sides of Atlantic - the bitesize interview

Dean BestOcean's Halo products on sale in Tesco in UK, November 2019

With Asian-cuisine brand Ocean's Halo, US firm New Frontier Foods has built a domestic business with listings at major grocers. It speaks to just-food about its plans for growth.

How will the UK’s departure from the EU affect the food industry? Here we bring together the latest news and views on the impact Brexit could have on the sector.

Post-Brexit trading for Northern Ireland "still uncertain"

Post-Brexit trading for Northern Ireland 'still uncertain'

A specialist in the supply chain and logistics area has expressed concern about a lack of clarity surrounding post-Brexit trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.


UK food industry warns Brexit deal "backward step" ahead of crucial vote


EU agri-food chain welcomes new Brexit agreement


UK food industry body hopes PM Johnson's Brexit agreement "definitively" rules out no-deal exit


UK food industry body says new Brexit proposals "don't work"

Food for thought for 2020

Food for thought for 2020

We present a series of articles looking at trends in the UK, the US and China, as well as the hot issues in M&A and sustainability.

Dean Foods' slide into Chapter 11

Dean Foods' slide into Chapter 11

The US dairy giant has found the going tough for much of the last decade.

What's the outlook for cell-based food?

What's the outlook for cell-based food?

Seen as a sustainable and animal-friendly way of feeding the world, the nascent area of cell-based is attracting a lot of attention from investors.

The refocusing of Hain Celestial

The refocusing of Hain Celestial

In the face of growing competition in the US, Hain Celestial has, in recent years, increasingly talked of a need to "simplify" its portfolio.

Opportunities in the Americas Prepared Meals Sector

Opportunities in the Americas Prepared Meals Sector

The prepared meals sector in the Americas was the third largest market globally with a value share of 28.7% in 2018. It was valued at US$26,072.6 million in 2018 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.8% during 2018-2023. Ready meals was the largest category in the sector, accounting for 67.2% of overall value sales in the same year. The Americas prepared meals market was fairly consolidated with the top five companies accounting for just 49% of overall value sales in 2018. Hypermarkets & supermarkets was the leading distribution channel in the region with a total value share of 74.2%, while rigid plastics was the most commonly used pack material in the sector... Read more

Published: September 2019 - ($2100.00)


US Prepared Meals

Published: September 2019 - ($875.00)


Opportunities in the Eastern Europe Bakery & Cereals Sector

Published: August 2019 - ($2100.00)


Cereal Crops in the United States

Published: October 2019 - ($350.00)


Global Cereal Crops

Published: October 2019 - ($350.00)


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