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Asia plant-based SME Growthwell outlines vision

Growthwell Group executive director Justin Chou on the Singapore alt-protein firm's plans, which involve expansion in Asia and a vision for...

How food groups are singling out China's singles

The growing number of Chinese who live alone has started to draw the attention of food manufacturers, which are tailoring products to the co...

US prices create more pain for consumers

US consumers are facing the pinch on food prices and manufacturers will have to react to the changes in shopping habits that will resul...

Mondelez M&A strategists continue health kick

The US giant has bought another healthier snacks firm and, although these types of deals tend to be of smaller brands, it's right to react t...

Why Mondelez’s new carbon-neutral brand can appeal to consumers 18 Dec 2020

GlobalData Consumer

Mondelez International has a released a carbon-neutral cracker brand and GlobalData Consumer suggests its recent surveys indicate there could be a ready market for the product.

Under the cloud of Covid-19, the US food industry must follow these five collective actions in 2021 17 Dec 2020

Victor Martino

just-food's Stateside columnist Victor Martino has put forward five actions the industry should follow during what looks set to be another year shaped by Covid-19.

Tyson move shows problems with meat-plant hybrid 'blends' 10 Dec 2020

GlobalData Consumer

Successfully selling meat-plant hybrids to consumers looking to reduce their meat intake may be a difficult sell, GlobalData Consumer argues.

The trends to watch in China in 2021 4 Dec 2020

Peter Peverelli

What trends and product categories could be the ones to watch in China in 2021? just-food's Peter Peverelli offers us a flavour of what to keep an eye on next year?

Singapore approval good news but cell-based meat still has way to go 3 Dec 2020

Andy Coyne

Andy Coyne asks whether the Singapore regulator's approval of the sale of cell-based meat has brought the prospect of seeing such produce on supermarket shelves any nearer?

How Covid-19 is boosting millennial interest in vitamins 27 Nov 2020

GlobalData Consumer

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

US food must be proactive as Biden eyes climate, health agenda 24 Nov 2020

Victor Martino

As President Trump accepts a transition should begin for President-elect Biden to take office, we look at what the new administration could mean for the country's food sector.

Unilever moves to capture growing consumer interest in plant-based 20 Nov 2020

GlobalData Consumer

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.

Food that makes you better – a Chinese tradition with modern twist 30 Oct 2020

Peter Peverelli

Covid-19 has increased interest among China's consumers for functional food and the country's domestic manufacturers have reacted. How can international suppliers capitalise?

EU vote on plant-based names highlights dairy industry insecurity 28 Oct 2020

GlobalData Consumer

The European Parliament's curbs on plant-based naming conventions says a lot about the dairy industry's political influence but the tide cannot be turned back, GlobalData argues.

How to keep the heat under US frozen-food sales 26 Oct 2020

Victor Martino

just-food's US columnist Victor Martino looks at how frozen-food manufacturers and brand-owners can continue to drive sales in the wake of the pandemic.

Danone's Alpro goals throw down progressive gauntlet 22 Oct 2020

GlobalData Consumer

Danone is upping its investment in efforts to improve the sustainability of its operations and some of the latest measures focus on Alpro, its flagship European dairy-free brand.

Cheese giant Bel's bold plant-based bid 18 Oct 2020

Dean Best

Cheese giant Bel has issued more detail on its plant-based plans – and, as Dean Best reports, could give the fledgling market for cheese alternatives a shot in the arm.

Covid-19 – India food groups talk trading as virus volatility persists 8 Oct 2020

Raghavendra Verma

India is among the countries worst hit and, in a market where retail is dominated by traditional outlets, trading can remain tough.

Overseas brands ineffective as China's soup market comes to boil 28 Sep 2020

Peter Peverelli

Soup has been a core element in Chinese cuisine and still is – even if consumers now have less time to cook. Interest in convenient options is growing. How can suppliers prosper?

Can Canadian grocers and suppliers reach detente? 23 Sep 2020

Andy Coyne

Andy Coyne looks at the row between Canadian grocers and food manufacturers over fees and examines whether there is any likelihood of a mutually-acceptable solution being found.

How US brands can exploit shift to at-home consumption 21 Sep 2020

Victor Martino

After years of gains for foodservice in the US, Covid-19 has boosted demand for food to eat at-home. How can packaged-food companies protect those gains longer term?

Aryzta's options in wake of investor battle 18 Sep 2020

Simon Harvey

Aryzta's two-largest investors came up trumps on Wednesday, with Urs Jordi, their pick as the embattled baker's chairman, elected. But what next for the business?

Cocoa partnership puts aside failures with bold new aims on child labour 9 Sep 2020

Ben Cooper

Attempts to tackle child labour in cocoa have over-promised and under-delivered. Could a new plan from multi-stakeholder body International Cocoa Initiative be different?

Blackstone's Oatly backing may unsettle some but there are benefits 4 Sep 2020

Dean Best

Dairy-alternative darling Oatly has faced criticism for accepting investment from Blackstone – but those who want a more sustainable food system should see the advantages.

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