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Safeguarding plant-based's positive health message

As the plant-based meat and dairy markets explode, Ben Cooper sets out why food companies must ensure products deliver on nutritional value....

Mengniu's move for Bellamy’s could benefit both

Mengniu, one of China's largest dairy companies, has moved for Australia's Bellamy's to bolster its ambitions in its infant formula. Bo...

Guide: Meat companies with stakes in meat-free

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

Who might be in the race for Grenade?

We weigh up the possible runners and riders for Grenade, the UK sports-nutrition business that could be set for fresh ownership....

Dean Foods left with little wiggle room after ruling out sale 11 Sep 2019

Simon Harvey

Seven months after launching a strategic review, US dairy giant Dean Foods is to go it alone under a new chief executive rather than engage a buyer. Simon Harvey takes a look.

Big Food's stake in the future - in-house venture-capital funds  10 Sep 2019

Andy Coyne

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. Here's our guide of notable VC arms.

Pilgrim's Pride latest UK purchase presents challenges 4 Sep 2019

Dean Best

Pilgrim's Pride, the US meat processor, has acquired another UK-based company. We look at the opportunities the acquisition presents – but also the challenges facing the business.

Why Ebro and Hain struck deal over Tilda 3 Sep 2019

Dean Best

Five years after losing out on buying Tilda to Hain Celestial, Spain-based Ebro Foods has acquired the UK rice business. Dean Best explores the reasons behind the deal.

New guard at Premier Foods but same old battles to win 3 Sep 2019

Simon Harvey

Premier Foods removed some uncertainty last week after installing a new chairman and permanent CEO. Simon Harvey looks at the road ahead.

Why Simply Good Foods' move for Quest looks appetising 28 Aug 2019

Dean Best

Two years after the formation of The Simply Good Foods Co., the US company that's home to the Atkins brand has made its second acquisition. Dean Best weighs up the move.

When should food companies outsource R&D? 27 Aug 2019

Simon Creasey

Simon Creasey analyses the growing trend for food companies to outsource their research and development - and weighs up why they might be looking outside their four walls.

Hatching new ideas - Big Food's incubator and accelerator programmes 21 Aug 2019

Andy Coyne

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.

China's fight against obesity augurs change for food businesses 20 Aug 2019

Jens Kastner

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

How should food companies work with Alibaba? 16 Aug 2019

Ben Sillitoe

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

How M&A in packaged food looked in H1 2019 13 Aug 2019

Dean Best

Using data from and parent organisation GlobalData, we present a flavour of M&A activity in the international packaged food sector in the first half of the year.

Markets in limbo after Kraft Heinz disappoints again – key takeaways on H1 results 12 Aug 2019

Simon Harvey

Kraft Heinz reported another set of disappointing financial results last Thursday (8 August). Simon Harvey presents what you need to know.

Selling to China's young, single "post-90" professionals 7 Aug 2019

Peter Peverelli

In his latest Eye on China column, Peter Peverelli surveys what the country's "post-90" consumer wants from packaged food.

How could Spain's plant-based dairy market develop? 6 Aug 2019

Dean Best

Spain has a sizeable – but growing – market for plant-based alternatives to dairy. In part two of our deep dive, we weigh up how the category could take shape.

Sales, investment, US cereal forecast - the six things to learn from Kellogg's latest results 5 Aug 2019

Dean Best

Kellogg has seen its best quarter of organic sales growth for three years, sending the company's shares rising. We outline the top takeaways from the US giant's latest figures.

Why Nestle's new chocolate innovation is more about waste than sugar 31 Jul 2019

Ben Cooper

Ben Cooper mulls over Nestlé's newest innovation in confectionery, a chocolate bar made exclusively from cocoa beans and pulp without the addition of refined sugar.

The five things to learn from Mondelez's first-half results 31 Jul 2019

Dean Best

Mondelez's latest results - and refreshed guidance - cheered the market, sending the snacks giant's shares rising. We set out what you need to know from the latest print.

Innovation, pricing, plant-based, China - the top takeaways from Nestle's H1 results 29 Jul 2019

Dean Best

Nestle discusses its first-half financial results, the "challenge" of innovation, pressure on pricing and conditions in China.

How Spain's plant-based dairy market is expanding - deep dive, part one 24 Jul 2019

Dean Best

Spain has had one of the largest markets for plant-based dairy - but centred on alternatives to milk (and largely soy). We look at how the market is broadening.

Lindt & Sprungli's improving sales growth sweetens investors 23 Jul 2019

Simon Harvey

Lindt & Sprüngli cheered financial markets today (23 July) after the chocolate maker reported first-half earnings. Simon Harvey takes a look at developments.

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