Manufacturers in the UK face twin pressures of Covid and Brexit

The UK industry trends to watch in 2021

Covid-19 and Brexit are the backdrop for what looks set to be a challenging year for those operating in the UK. Andy Coyne reports....

'The post-Covid zeitgeist may well be more about collectively finding solutions'

There's no return to business as usual in 2021

We reflect on the sustainability issues facing the industry in 2021. Might there be a shift in how long-standing challenges facing the globa...

Unilever moved again this week to bolster presence in vitamins

It's millennials seeking boost from vitamins

Covid-19 has prioritised health in the minds of consumers worldwide and is proving a factor in the growing interest in vitamins – espe...

'We had structural weaknesses in the way we work and organise' - CEO Emmanuel Faber

Covid only one factor in Danone's reinvention

Danone has revealed a new corporate structure, designed to reboot profit margins and improve efficiencies. Simon Harvey looks at the ke...

'Sustainability, though, will be on the Biden team's agenda'

Be proactive as Biden eyes climate, health agenda

As President Trump accepts a transition should begin for President-elect Biden to take office, we look at what the new administration c...

Start-up Greenwise ready to expand range

Russia ready to give meat substitutes chance

Traditionally a society of meat lovers, Russians are developing a taste for meat substitutes – and food manufacturers from home and ab...


Reusable packaging – from green to grubby and back again?

Covid boosted single-use packaging, causing concern progress on reusables had been dented. However, high-profile trials are taking place. What lies ahead for reuse and refill?


Unilever moves to capture growing consumer interest in plant-based

Unilever is looking to further tap into consumers' interest in plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy products – which has intensified during Covid-19, GlobalData writes.

Thought Leaders


Singapore announcement on cell-based meat

Andy Coyne | 2 Dec 20 Singapore - first country to approve cell-based meat [Photo: Maarten Elings / Flickr]

Singapore has given the all-clear for meat created in a laboratory to be sold there, it has been revealed.


Kind makes snacks acquisition

Simon Harvey | 2 Dec 20 Nature's Bakery founded in 2011 by Dave Marson

Snack bar firm Kind has announced an agreement to acquire a fellow better-for-you snacks business in the US.


Hershey responds to African cocoa supply row

Andy Coyne | 2 Dec 20 Hershey - denies undermining African farmer poverty initiative

US confectionery major Hershey has responded after West African countries Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire cancelled cocoa sustainability schemes run by the company.

Recent News - (Updated: 6:13pm 2 Dec 2020)

Unilever advocates shorter working hours

Grupo Lala calls time on non-core market

Gathered Foods' Good Catch enters new markets

Infarm expands vertical-farming network in Asia

Kellogg eyes end of RXBar business in UK

Orkla completes another ice cream deal

Midsona reveals plant-based hub in Europe

DMK Group marks expansion in emerging market

How could food industry M&A take shape in 2021?

Dean BestM&A activity has picked up the second half of 2020

We speak to four experienced M&A advisers about how they expect deal-making in the packaged-food industry to take shape in 2021.


Plenty Unlimited on mission to resolve land crisis through vertical farming – interview with co-founder Nate Storey

Simon HarveyDr. Nate Storey founded Plenty in 2014 with Matt Barnard

Plenty is building its third vertical farm in California on the back of external investment. Simon Harvey discusses the mechanisms and challenges with co-founder Dr. Nate Storey.


"Now we really are in the right space" – Whitworths CEO Mark Fairweather on how changes at UK group are bearing fruit

Dean BestFairweather: 'We choose to invest a level of our margin. Efficiencies will come'

Whitworths CEO Mark Fairweather reflects on the opportunities presented this year by Covid-19 but also on the UK dried foods supplier's work to revise its strategy.

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 coalition's fear over Government food-standards pledge

UK coalition's fear over Government food-standards pledge

A new UK coalition formed to check the Government's approach to food standards has issued a critical report related to future trade deals.


Northern Ireland 'could get temporary reprieve on food border checks'


UK agrees to make food-trade body permanent


UK brings in new rules to protect iconic food types post-Brexit


UK food industry body issues warning after PM Johnson's no-deal Brexit admission

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.

Brands in spotlight for 'racial stereotyping'

Brands in spotlight for 'racial stereotyping'

Food companies are announcing the withdrawal - or review - of brands amid concerns over their imagery.

How is Covid-19 affecting food industry?

How is Covid-19 affecting food industry?

The latest news and views on the impact the pandemic is having on our sector.

The budding area of vertical farming

The budding area of vertical farming

Vertical farming is taking root - but how far could it blossom?

US Foods Inc - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report

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