Nestle has suggested inflation could spill over into 2022

Big Food's latest inflation battle

Inflation is emerging again as a challenge for manufacturers. Simon Harvey reviews the options available for suppliers and weighs up th...

'The American continent is generally out in front when measured by the volume of inflows'

Why FDI in agriculture must be handled with care

Food production is key to human survival, making FDI in agriculture attractive and complicated due to its potential impact on food security...

In wake of Covid-19, food companies may seek to decentralise production and strengthen local supply chains

Covid and demise of big factories in poor nations

The pandemic has highlighted the need for more regionalised, tech-driven manufacturing that is closer to consumers. For less-developed natio...

Among Lotus Bakeries' investments is minority stake in organic granola start-up Oot

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

Our guide to some of the in-house venture-capital funds operated by the world's major packaged-food companies....

Selling cheese as an ingredient is easier than as standalone product, market observers say

Buoyant India cheese market offers home comforts

India's cheese market is a fledgling business by international standards but it's growing nicely. We report on how local factors might play...

Exhibition and convention centre ExCeL London is in use as vaccination centre [Credit: Courtney Fingar]

Covid continues to wreak havoc on events

The Covid-19 pandemic has decimated the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions space, with online and hybrid events enjoying mixe...


Why "planet-based diets" are key to meeting agricultural emissions goals

Does a broader concept of a "planet-based diet" hold the key to achieving emissions cuts consistent with the Paris climate goals? We explore the implications for food companies.


The challenges facing Big Food on net-zero

The commitments being made by members of Big Food on net-zero has led to some optimism but there is likely to be scrutiny of their efforts and progress. David Burrows reports.

Thought Leaders


New CEO for US group Amy's Kitchen

Dean Best | 13 May 21 Amy's Kitchen co-founders Rachel and Andy Berliner

The US canned- and frozen-food manufacturer has announced the departure of Xavier Unkovic, who has been at the helm of the soup and meals maker for under a year.


PepsiCo to pump $235m into plant expansion project

Andy Coyne | 13 May 21 Cheetos - to be manufactured at expanded facility in Connecticut

US food and drinks major PepsiCo is to spend US$235m expanding a snacks plant in its home market, it has announced.


Canada's Saputo to expand international plant

Andy Coyne | 13 May 21 Saputo - eyeing increase in cheese production in US

Canadian dairy major Saputo is to expand a facility outside its domestic market, a move which will create 150 new jobs.

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Noble's 'exclusive talks to sell puds brand Gu'

Australia's Arnott’s snaps up Kiwi cracker firm

Cal-Maine takes full control of Texas egg business

Mars inks Spain ice cream distribution deal

Danone completes China Mengniu Dairy stake sale

Ruchi Soya buys biscuits assets from India peer

Israel's G. Willi-Food names acting CEO

Danone said to have chosen new CEO

Pure Harvest's indoor-farming ambitions in import-dependent Middle East – the bitesize interview

Simon Harvey'We are doubling down on our thesis, on our business model and growing more aggressively' - Majed Halawi

As the development of controlled-environment farming builds around the world, we speak with Majed Halawi, the vice president for growth at Abu Dhabi-based Pure Harvest.


"It does add some complexities" – General Mills' John Haugen on backing challenger brands as Covid-19 upends consumer habits

Dean BestHaugen: 'I've always thought about consumer needs versus categories'

John Haugen, the head of General Mills' VC-style arm 301 Inc., talks to Dean Best about his unit's investment strategy and how Covid-19 has shaped what the US giant is looking for.


Abergavenny Fine Foods' new owners see "healthy growing market" in finger snacks – MD Jason Rees on Frostkrone's "mission" in UK

Simon HarveyAbergavenny the “market leader” in goat's cheese - Jason Rees

Abergavenny Fine Foods, the UK-based private-label business, has a new owner. Simon Harvey speaks with MD Jason Rees about the plans ahead.

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 exports to EU down again in February – industry body

UK exports to EU down again in February – industry body

UK industry body The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has revealed whether exports to the European Union were down again in February after a marked decline in January.


UK food exports to EU improve after post-Brexit slump


UK meat, seafood exports to EU "picking up" – government


UK meat processors warn of ongoing post-Brexit trade problems


UK food, drink exports to EU slump post-Brexit

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.

Danone's Faber leaves after investor flak

Danone's Faber leaves after investor flak

Emmanuel Faber 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.

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