Heura says its burgers contain around 64% less fat than a conventional beef patty. Credit: Heura

Plant-based meat's health challenges

Meat-alternative companies are facing scrutiny over the health credentials of their products. Simon Harvey looks at the questions being aske...

Ffit8 founder Zhang Guangming Credit: Fosun RZ Capital on Twitter / @FosunRZ

How one China start-up is riding protein wave

Interest in protein-packed food is growing in China, as is demand for meal-replacement products. GlobalData reports on how one Beijing-based...

'This is not a clean break', AllianceBernstein says

Candle left burning on Danone trajectory

Danone has bowed to investor pressure on its CEO Emmanuel Faber but markets have reacted unfavourably to his appointment as non-executive ch...

Prime Roots meat-free bacon, made using Koji through fermentation. Credit: Prime Roots

The fermentation flurry in plant-based meat

With plants and cells grabbing headlines as the market for alt-meat takes hold, could a new generation of products made using cutting-edge f...

Perkier – a challenger brand in UK snack-bar category

Where is UK snack-bar market headed?

In the second part of his deep dive into the UK snack-bar market, Andy Coyne solicits expert opinion about where the category is headed...

Kind - among those launching multi-packs to adapt to changing UK consumer habits

The UK snack-bar market during Covid-19

Andy Coyne takes a close look at the UK snack bar category and at how it has adapted to the unique trading conditions created by Covid...


The alternative-seafood minnows eyeing the big catch of Asia

A huge market for seafood, Asia could be a lucrative opportunity for companies offering plant-based alternatives – but challenges face the companies looking to reel in consumers.


Can plant-based cheese come of age?

Concerns over quality and taste have held back the market for plant-based cheese. How are suppliers trying to improve their products while competing in a wider price-driven market?

Thought Leaders


UK extends grace period on Irish Sea border checks

Simon Harvey | 4 Mar 21 Grace period extended to 1 October

The British government has announced an extension to the waiver of post-Brexit Irish Sea border checks on agri-food products entering Northern Ireland.


Second activist speaks out on Danone exec changes

Dean Best | 4 Mar 21 Faber [left] continues to face shareholder opposition

US-based Artisan Partners has issued its thoughts on Danone's decision to keep Emmanuel Faber as chairman following fellow activist Bluebell speaking out earlier this week.


Meat giant BRF hails cell-based potential

Simon Harvey | 4 Mar 21 Aleph Farms' 'ribeye proof of concept'

Brazilian meat processor BRF is teaming up with a cell-cultured meat start-up to market products in the South American country.

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'Pressure mounts over Danone executive selections'

TreeHouse acts to placate activist investor Jana

US grocer Kroger wants to back upcycling firms

"Premium and convenience are the areas where we operate best" – St Pierre Groupe's Paul Baker on offering indulgence in the bakery aisle

Andy CoyneSt Pierre Groupe's Paul Baker

Paul Baker, co-founder of St Pierre Groupe, tells Andy Coyne about the UK bakery business' US strategy, how it has coped with Covid and how convenience is shaping its future.


Arla Foods CEO Peder Tuborgh on retaining dairy giant's new "modus operandi" – the just-food interview

Dean BestTuborgh believes Arla has benefited from more local decision-making

The dairy giant developed a new "modus operandi" in response to Covid and managed to grow sales and profits. CEO Peder Tuborgh talks about his desire to retain some of that change.


"Taste, texture and price will be critical" – Novish's Maiko Van Der Meer on outlook for plant-based seafood

Dean BestVan Der Meer has worked for meat group Vion and seafood major Mowi

Ex-seafood exec Maiko Van Der Meer runs plant-based firm Novish. He discusses the seafood sector's view of plant-based alternatives and how the emerging industry can grow.

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.

UK's waiver extension to Irish Sea Border checks deemed illegal by EU

UK's waiver extension to Irish Sea Border checks deemed illegal by EU

The British government has announced an extension to the waiver of post-Brexit Irish Sea border checks on agri-food products entering Northern Ireland.


Delays at the UK/EU border "getting worse"


Warning over UK meat jobs as Brexit export delays continue


German confectionery exporters lambast post-Brexit controls as shipments suffer


UK asks for grace period extension for Northern Ireland customs checks

Investors crank up pressure on Danone CEO

Investors crank up pressure on Danone CEO

Emmanuel Faber has faced criticism over the French giant's performance - and his position at the company.

Big Food and direct-to-consumer

Big Food and direct-to-consumer

The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted more packaged-food majors to invest in direct-to-consumer services. What's their longer-term future?

What could lie ahead in 2021?

What could lie ahead in 2021?

How could 2021 shape up for the packaged-food industry? In a series of features, industry experts get out their crystal balls.

What might 'beyond Covid-19' look like?

What might 'beyond Covid-19' look like?

Boardrooms are trying to figure out how the food industry might take shape post-Covid-19. We're here to help.

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