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Covid-19 food industry updates – Monday 13 July (free to read)

13 Jul 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

Eyeing alternatives – meat companies with stakes in meat-free

8 Jul 2020

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

Beyond Meat set to make China retail bow

1 Jul 2020

US plant-based protein company Beyond Meat is about to make its debut on supermarket shelves in a major Asian market.

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

15 Jun 2020

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.

Beyond Meat eyes European growth after buying manufacturing plant

11 Jun 2020

US alternative-protein business Beyond Meat is planning to expand its production capabilities in Europe after making a purchase in the Netherlands.

Beyond Meat secures plant-based burger deal in China with KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell

1 Jun 2020

Free-from firm Beyond Meat has sealed another deal in China featuring the US firm's plant-based burgers.

Plant-based meat must target local tastes to succeed in China

21 May 2020

just-food's China market columnist Peter Peverelli weighs up the growing activity in the country's market for plant-based meat alternatives.

Investment in US alternative-protein companies hits "record" high - report

14 May 2020

Research from the US has revealed that investment cash is flooding into alternative-protein companies.

Beyond Meat seeks to adapt despite bumper Q1 - five things to learn

11 May 2020

Q1 sales and profits were stronger than expected at Beyond Meat. There could, however, be some near-term pressures due to the impact of Covid-19. Simon Harvey reports.

Beyond Meat makes China debut with Oatly on Starbucks plant-based menu

21 Apr 2020

Beyond Meat has entered the Chinese market for the first time in a partnership with coffee chain Starbucks and will be joined on the menu by a European dairy-free firm.

New products - Oumph debuts sausage, bacon-alternatives; Beyond Meat launches breakfast sausage in US retail; Ella's Kitchen dairy-free line; Young’s goes for Lighter option

13 Mar 2020

Our coverage of new products this week includes a plant-based breakfast sausage from Beyond Meat and a host of dairy and meat alternatives.

Beyond Meat executive chairman Seth Goldman to step down

28 Feb 2020

Beyond Meat, which made its stock market bow last summer, announced its executive chairman Seth Goldman is to step down.

New products - UK baby food brand Piccolo moves into infant formula; Unilever launches vegan stock pots under Knorr brand; UK's Signature Flatbreads launches Brioche Style Wraps

7 Feb 2020

This week's batch of new products includes a nut mix range from Intersnack-owned UK crisps brand Tyrrells and Lizi's branching out into muesli.

Don Lee Farms, Beyond Meat legal fight heats up

3 Feb 2020

Beyond Meat, the US-based meat-alternative business, has seen developments in its legal battle with local manufacturer and former co-packer Don Lee Farms.

New products - Beyond Meat takes ground into Canada; Burton's Biscuits Under 100 Cal Club; The Collective rolls out Brekkie split pots; Atlantic Natural Foods plant-based meals

13 Dec 2019

Products that caught the eye this week include Beyond Meat taking its mince alternative into Canada and breakfast yogurt pots from The Collective.

2019 - The year in food industry M&A

11 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2019.

The US food industry in 2020 - the megatrends to watch

19 Nov 2019

Our columnist Victor Martino predicts the six megatrends which will have a marked impact on the US food industry in 2020.

How meat and dairy are countering criticism on climate

18 Nov 2019

In the past 12 months the meat and dairy industries have been under fierce scrutiny for their roles in climate change. David Burrows reports on how they are trying to counter.

Beyond Meat looking to extend international production facilities

29 Oct 2019

US plant-based burger and sausage maker Beyond Meat has spoken about having further production facilities outside its home market.

Beyond Meat ups earnings guidance on back of Q3 results

29 Oct 2019

US plant-based burger and sausage manufacturer Beyond Meat has adjusted its guidance for 2019 after releasing its Q3 results.

Beyond Meat beefs up marketing by hiring Coca-Cola veteran Stuart Kronauge

25 Oct 2019

US plant-based meat company Beyond Meat has brought in an experienced drinks industry executive to be its chief marketing officer.

The rise of plant-based and the clean-label challenge

25 Oct 2019

We examine whether clean-label concerns among consumers will support the plant-based category's continued growth or present challenges.

US-based Italian food firm MamaMancini's links up with Beyond Meat

30 Sep 2019

MamaMancini's, a US-based supplier of Italian-style food, has linked up with a plant-based meat company on a new range of products.

New products - Addo adds vegan options to Wall's pastries; Beyond Meat launches plant-based sausage in UK; Ginsters, Quorn combine in plant-based pasty; Moma Foods enters new arena

20 Sep 2019

This week's batch of new products includes an alt-meat version of jerky from US food giant Kellogg and Jack Link's moving its Peperami meat-snack brand into a new area.

Ex-Amazon exec named Beyond Meat COO

19 Sep 2019

US meat-alternative business Beyond Meat has hired a former executive at e-commerce giant Amazon as its COO.

New products - McCain takes Brew City brand to UK; Nestle launches lower-sugar chocs; Marfrig's plant-based tie-up with Burger King; Del Monte Foods unveils popping boba snack

30 Aug 2019

This week's batch of new products includes McCain eyeing craft beer demand, Nestle again targeting sugar and US-based Beyond Meat trialling a product with KFC.

HelloFresh adds Beyond Meat's plant-based burgers to menu

20 Aug 2019

HelloFresh, the meal-kit maker founded in Germany in 2011, is adding plant-based burgers to its menu in the US.

Beyond Meat continues European offensive

16 Aug 2019

Beyond Meat, the US meat-free supplier, has confirmed it has stepped up its presence in Spain as part of its push in Europe.

Beyond Meat to raise more cash to boost manufacturing capacity

30 Jul 2019

US plant-based protein business Beyond Meat has revealed plans to raise more money, which it intends to use to increase its manufacturing capacity.

Beyond Meat sanguine about plant-based competition

7 Jun 2019

US plant-based burger business Beyond Meat has commented on how it plans to take on the increasing number of competitors in the category.

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