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Big Food's stake in the future - in-house venture-capital funds  18 Apr 2019

Column: In the spotlight

just-food presents a guide to some of the main in-house venture capital funds operated by major food businesses. 


Big Food's stake in the future - in-house venture-capital funds  18 Apr 2019

Column: Food M&A

just-food presents a guide to some of the main in-house venture capital funds operated by major food businesses. 


New products - Samworth takes Ginsters into frozen; Unilever rolls out Big Night In sauces under Hellmann's brand; India's Marico debuts organic Coco Soul range  12 Apr 2019

Column: NPD Tracker

This week's batch of new products includes a range of sauces from Unilever under its Hellmann's brand and the entrance into the organic foods market by India's Marico.


Danone disposes of US organic salads business Earthbound Farm 12 Apr 2019

Column: Food M&A

Danone has sold its US organic salads business to a California-based firm having reportedly been trying to find a buyer for some time.


Campbell 'nears Bolthouse Farms disposal' 12 Apr 2019

Column: Food M&A

Campbell Soup Co. is approaching a deal to sell its Bolthouse Farms brand, one of a clutch of assets the US giant put on the block last year.


What does the future hold for Wessanen under private ownership? 12 Apr 2019

Column: In the spotlight

European food business Wessanen has opted to go private after accepting a takeover offer from a consortium of investors. Simon Harvey speaks with analysts to gauge the reaction. 


What does the future hold for Wessanen under private ownership? 12 Apr 2019

Column: Food M&A

European food business Wessanen has opted to go private after accepting a takeover offer from a consortium of investors. Simon Harvey speaks with analysts to gauge the reaction. 


Campbell Soup completes fresh division disposal with Bolthouse Farms sale to Butterfly Equity 15 Apr 2019

Column: Food M&A

Campbell Soup Co. confirmed media reports it has agreed a sale of its Bolthouse Farms business to US-based private-equity firm Butterfly Equity.


Majority stake in Spain's Grupo Palacios sold to investment firms 15 Apr 2019

Column: Food M&A

Grupo Palacios de Alimentacion, the Spain-based food company, has seen investors from its home market and France buy a majority stake in the business. 


Clover Industries investor Brimstone pulls out of consortium amid opposition 16 Apr 2019

Column: Food M&A

A member of an investment consortium that struck a deal for South Africa's largest dairy company Clover Industries in February is pulling out.


Saputo still on acquisition trail after Dairy Crest deal 16 Apr 2019

Column: Food M&A

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has outlined its acquisition strategy after closing the CAD1.7bn (US$1.27bn) deal to buy UK peer Dairy Crest.


New products - Granarolo debuts La Merenda della Lola snack kit for kids; Perfetti van Melle expands Mentos brand; Gressingham launches venison, wild boar range; Dole unveils salad kit line in the US 18 Apr 2019

Column: NPD Tracker

This week's batch of new products includes a range of Mentos chewy mints from Perfetti van Melle, and a new kids' snack kit range from Italy's Grnarolo.


Paradise to sell candied fruit assets to Seneca Foods 17 Apr 2019

Column: Food M&A

Seneca Foods, the US packaged fruit-and-veg supplier, has snapped up another candied-fruit business in its domestic market.


VBites takes a chunk of fellow UK vegan business Onist 17 Apr 2019

Column: Food M&A

UK plant-based food business VBites has acquired a stake in a local vegan start-up for an undisclosed sum, it has announced.


Bubs Australia offloads NuLac's Coach House Dairy brand to The Remarkable Milk Company 17 Apr 2019

Column: Food M&A

Bubs Australia has reached an agreement to offload "certain assets" acquired when the infant-formula and baby-food maker snapped up NuLac Foods.


How to grow legacy brands 17 Apr 2019

Column: Stateside Strategy

Big Food still rules the roost in most product categories but legacy brand growth has stalled. Our US correspondent Victor Martino looks at how they can get their mojo back.


AGT seals the deal as takeover details revealed 18 Apr 2019

Column: Food M&A

Canada's AGT Food and Ingredients is to be taken over by a group of investors led by its management, it has revealed.


Premier Foods 'expected to explore break-up' 18 Apr 2019

Column: Food M&A

Premier Foods has reportedly hired bankers at an advisory firm to explore what might amount to asset disposals.


Danone's venture fund takes control of Michel et Augustin 23 Apr 2019

Column: Food M&A

French dairy giant Danone has increased its stake in a local biscuits-to-beverages maker via its venture capital fund.


Meat supplier OSI Group acquires peer Rose Packing in all-US deal 23 Apr 2019

Column: Food M&A

OSI Group, the US meat supplier, has revealed that it has acquired a local peer for an undisclosed sum.


Nestle reveals advances in US frozen food, Brazil as Q1 sales rise 23 Apr 2019

Column: On the money

Nestle booked first-quarter sales that beat market expectations, describing the period as a "solid start" and calling out particular areas of growth.


Unilever buys US vitamins-to-snack-bars firm Olly Nutrition 23 Apr 2019

Column: Food M&A

Unilever has snapped up a fledgling US business supplying products from vitamins to protein powders and snack bars. 


Cacique buys Mexican-style foods peer El Sol Foods 23 Apr 2019

Column: Food M&A

Cacique has acquired another US business selling Mexican-style foods in the country - and added another type of product to its portfolio.


FrieslandCampina arm snaps up Dutch cheese business W. Bakker Kaashandel 23 Apr 2019

Column: Food M&A

Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina has bought a local cheese cutting and packaging company through its wholesale business Zijerveld.


Charoen Pokphand Foods strikes deal for Canadian pork producer HyLife Investments 23 Apr 2019

Column: Food M&A

Thailand's Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) has moved to acquire a Canadian pork producer after announcing plans to expand overseas sales.


Israel's G. Willi-Food to invest in local businesses Bikurei Hasadeh and Miki 23 Apr 2019

Column: Food M&A

G. Willi-Food International, the Israel-based kosher food specialist, has revealed it is to invest in two local businesses.


Keeping it real amid rise of regenerative agriculture 23 Apr 2019

Column: Stateside Strategy

Amid the growing interest in regenerative agriculture, just-food's US columnist outlines which companies are leading the charge - and has advice for those mulling investment.


Kraft Heinz 'hires bankers to explore sale of frozen potato brand Ore-Ida' 24 Apr 2019

Column: Food M&A

Kraft Heinz has reportedly hired bankers to explore a sale of its frozen potato brand just days after announcing a change at the helm of the US food giant.


Is the tide already turning for Kraft Heinz before new chief Miguel Patricio sails in? 24 Apr 2019

Column: In the spotlight

With the surprise announcement of a new chief at US food major Kraft Heinz, Simon Harvey looks at what Miguel Patricio might bring to the table.


Is the tide already turning for Kraft Heinz before new chief Miguel Patricio sails in? 24 Apr 2019

Column: On the move

With the surprise announcement of a new chief at US food major Kraft Heinz, Simon Harvey looks at what Miguel Patricio might bring to the table.