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Trading through Covid-19 and beyond, daily food industry updates – Tuesday 24 November (free to read)

25 Nov 2020

Daily updates on how Covid-19 is affecting the world's packaged food sector – and how executives see the market and consumer behaviour taking shape in the months ahead.

Meat-loving Russians ready to give substitutes chance

23 Nov 2020

Traditionally a society of meat lovers, Russians are developing a taste for meat substitutes – and food manufacturers from home and abroad, and of all sizes, are reacting.

New products – Beyond Meat picks China to debut 'pork' mince; Gerber hits frozen aisle; Mondelez launches dual-branded biscuit; Bob's Red Mill rolls out grain-free baking mixes

20 Nov 2020

This week's selection of new products includes US-based Gerber's frozen Freshful Start Bowls and Bites and a new hybrid cookie product in Spain from Mondelez.

Eyeing alternatives – meat companies with stakes in meat-free and cell-based meat

20 Nov 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.

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

10 Nov 2020

Minerva 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.

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

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

New products – Saputo adds US to Cathedral City roster; Premier Foods debuts Sharwood's reduced-sugar sachets; Nestle's NAT Bears cereal in UK; Good Good Krunchy Keto Bars hit US

18 Sep 2020

This week's selection of new products includes faux meatballs from Beyond Meat in the US and plant-based additions to Symington's Naked pot meal range in the UK.

Beyond Meat inks deal for China production facilities

8 Sep 2020

US plant-based protein company Beyond Meat has signed a deal to develop manufacturing facilities in a major Asian market.

Beyond Meat joins raft of food firms entering direct-to-consumer

27 Aug 2020

Beyond Meat, the California-based alternative-protein business, has launched a new e-commerce channel in the US.

Lightlife sparks US meat-free war of words

26 Aug 2020

The Lightlife brand, owned by Canadian meat giant Maple Leaf Foods, has taken aim at the ingredients used by Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods.

Expect more beef as Lightlife seeks plant-based high ground

26 Aug 2020

Lightlife's war of words with Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods is another sign meat-free is now mainstream – and has brands battling it out as their peers have done in the past.

The plant-based potential in beef-loving Brazil

19 Aug 2020

Plant-based alternatives to meat are even starting to carve out a foothold in Brazil and, while the market is a long way from mainstream, there's optimism for the future.

Beyond Meat to expand price offensive

6 Aug 2020

Beyond Meat has made some progress in the price point of its meat-free burgers, revealed in the US firm's second-quarter results.

China 'keen to encourage foreign investment in meat – and plant-based'

31 Jul 2020

The Chinese government is reportedly keen to encourage foreign investment to develop certain food sectors.

Meat-free firm Beyond Meat enters Brazil

16 Jul 2020

US meat-free upstart Beyond Meat has entered one of the world's largest markets for conventional beef.

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.

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.



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