All articles by Simon Harvey

Simon has been writing about the food industry with Just Food since 2017. Prior to that, he was a financial news editor at Bloomberg and Dow Jones for around 17 years, working out of bureaus in London, Singapore and Malaysia.

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Vall Companys takes full control of Spanish meat peer Embutidos Rodríguez

Vall Companys already held a 40% stake in Embutidos Rodríguez, building from 10% in 2017.

No Meat Factory secures new funds to expand co-packing in alt. proteins

No Meat Factory, set up in 2019, has won US$42m in Series B financing.

The Very Good Food Company hangs on edge as creditor calls in default loan

In another blow, a potential financing deal with Reef Capital has fallen through.

Newlat enters Unilever tie-up on back of EM Foods buy from Dr. Oetker

Newlat will supply baking mixes to Unilever under the Carte d’or, Mondamin and Maizena brands.

UK food producers get extra energy relief in new government support package

The new package is worth GBP5.5bn (US$6.6bn), lower than the October scheme.

Canada bakery business Backerhaus Veit changes private-equity hands

Swander Pace Capital acquired Backerhaus Veit in 2018 and is now selling the business.

Silver Bay Seafoods buys US peer Orca Bay Foods

Orca Bay Foods CEO Phil Crean bought the business back from Sealaska in 2021.

FAO food price index hits new annual high despite signs of easing

Commodity prices declined for a ninth straight month in December, trimming the annual gain.

Conagra enters “margin-recovery phase” as COGS inflation outlook cut

Despite Conagra lowering its expectations for inflation, CEO Sean Connolly said “we’re not looking at a deflationary period”.

Nestlé, Danone among four companies under Turkey pricing probe

Investigation focuses on sharing pricing information in violation of Turkey competition laws.