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Big Food's stake in the future – in-house venture-capital funds

21 Jan 2021

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

Barilla takes majority stake in D2C business Pasta Evangelists

15 Jan 2021

Barilla, the family-owned Italian food group, has re-entered fresh pasta and invested in direct-to-consumer with a stake in a UK business.

The top 20 most-read just-food news stories in 2020

23 Dec 2020

Which stories from just-food's news pages got you and your peers clicking throughout 2020? Here's a list of the top 20.

Ebro Foods sells Catelli pasta business in Canada to Barilla

28 Oct 2020

Spain's Ebro Foods has sold a pasta brand and associated manufacturing operations in Canada, the Madrid-listed business has said.

Barilla buys factory from Italian peer Pasta Zara

20 Oct 2020

Barilla, the Italy-based food group, has snapped up a manufacturing facility from a domestic peer, it has confirmed.

How sustainable is non-plastic packaging?

24 Sep 2020

When it comes to packaging, the focus of policy-makers, businesses and campaign groups has been on disposable plastic. But are the 'plan B' packaging options any good?

Food groups slammed for selling "empty packets" to French consumers

18 Sep 2020

Seven food companies and grocers have been accused of misleading French consumers with products providing too much packaging and too little content.

Barilla outlines investment in Harrys in France

28 Jul 2020

Barilla, the Italy-based food group, has set out plans to invest further in its operations over the border in France.

Nestle, Barilla join China Food Tech Hub centred on start-up development

7 Jul 2020

The China Food Tech Hub, a collective of global corporations launched last year to foster the development of Chinese start-ups, has attracted new members.

Italy's Barilla, local peer Gruppo Petti pull plug on deal

10 Feb 2020

Italy-based food group Barilla and a local tomato products business have decided not to progress a recently-announced deal.

Barilla sets out investment plans for French unit Harrys

4 Nov 2019

Barilla, the Italy-based food group, has set out an investment programme worth EUR70m (US$78m) for one of its businesses in France.

Europe backs Smart Protein project in plant-based food innovation

4 Oct 2019

An initiative under the European Commission's Horizon 2020 innovation programme will be launched next year to foster development in plant-based foods. 

Barilla reaches goal to use cage-free eggs ahead of schedule

19 Jul 2019

Italian food business Barilla announced it now only uses cage-free eggs across the group's global operations.

The edible upcycling opportunity

3 Jun 2019

Waste is a hot issue taxing minds in food-industry boardrooms. US columnist Victor Martino digs into the growing interest in upcycling - turning food waste into products.

Barilla adds more production lines at Iowa pasta plant

16 Apr 2019

Italian food business Barilla has completed the expansion of a US production facility in the state of Iowa.

Barilla invests in US by-products start-up Planetarians

25 Mar 2019

Barilla, the Italy-based sauces and pasta maker, has taken part in a US$750,000 investment round in a US ingredients start-up.

Barilla 'reportedly plans chocolate spread launch to rival Nutella'

21 Nov 2018

Italian food giant Barilla is reportedly planning to enter a new category, a move which would see it competing against a local rival's market-leading product.

Barilla offers to buy plant from indebted Italian rival Pasta Zara

15 Nov 2018

Italian food giant Barilla is offering to buy a plant from indebted rival Pasta Zara as it seeks to boost production capacity.

New Products - Danone launches another organic yogurt range in France; Nestle unveils gluten-free snack bar Yes!; Mars to introduce M&M's chocolate bars; Barilla debuts legume pastas

28 Sep 2018

This week, the more eye-catching new products announced to market include Arla Foods' organic fruit yogurts debut roll out in Germany, a collaboration between Germany's Dr Oetker and UK-based Quorn in pizza, and Nestle introducing the Maggi noodles brand to yogurt dips in India, along with a new snack brand in the UK and Ireland.

Barilla again among investors in US firm ReGrained

26 Sep 2018

Italian food giant Barilla is among the investors to have taken part in fundraising at ReGrained, a US firm that turns food waste into ingredients and packaged products.

New Products - ABF's Jordans launches healthy children's cereal Funny Crisp in France; Farmwise creates Chicken Veggie Nuggets and Tenders; Barilla leans to plant-based with chickpea, lentil pasta in US; Dairy Crest reformulates Clover Light

7 Sep 2018

This week's round-up of the most notable product development from the international food sector includes news of a range of vegetarian meals from Birds Eye in the UK, Mars' confectionery brand M&M's moving into cakes and Tine's foray into plant-based foods.

Barilla earmarks plants for expansion

7 Jun 2018

Barilla, the Italy-based food group, has set out plans to spend EUR1bn over the next five years on investment in production, innovation and geographic expansion.

Barilla launches 'responsible French wheat chain' for bread brand Harrys

29 May 2018

Italian pasta giant Barilla has launched what it calls "a responsible wheat chain" for its France-based bread brand Harrys.

Smoothie maker Innocent moves into dairy alternatives; Sonoma Creamery unveils Cheese Crisp Bars; PepsiCo launches Sunbreaks snacks in France; Yogurt giant Muller enters lactose-free

15 Mar 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

just-food in 2017 - our most-read news this year

21 Dec 2017

The news stories that got you clicking over the last 12 months.

Barilla to invest in pasta production in Italy

13 Jun 2017

Barilla, the Italy-based food group, is to invest in the world’s largest manufacturing facility for dry pasta.

Barilla boosts growth with better-for-you products

19 May 2017

Italian pasta group Barilla has posted a 2% rise in revenues for 2016 to EUR3.4bn (US$3.8bn) over the previous year - and said it was its better-for-you ranges which produced the fastest growth. 

Barilla to invest in expanded pasta sauces production

17 Feb 2017

Italian pasta group Barilla is to invest "in excess" of EUR50m (US$53.2m) in the expansion of its pasta sauces plant in Rubbiano, in Italy's Parma province.

Who will have their Weetabix? - analysis

31 Jan 2017

Almost five years after Bright Food snapped up a majority stake in Weetabix, the state-backed Chinese group is said to be looking to offload its shares in the UK-based breakfast cereal business. Speculation started before Christmas and, although Bright Food sought to cool the chatter, the rumours have intensified, with four bidders apparently preparing to table offers. Dean Best surveys the purported runners and riders.

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