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

12 Feb 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.

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.

Eyeing alternatives - meat companies with stakes in meat-free

20 Jan 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.

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.

Beyond Meat to make production debut in Europe with Zandbergen

28 May 2019

Beyond Meat plans to speed up delivery of its plant-based meat alternative products to customers in Europe with its first manufacturing agreement outside the US. 

Beyond Meat share price leaps in debut session

3 May 2019

Beyond Meat, the US vegan-food start-up, saw trading in its shares start on Thursday (2 May) - and the performance of the company's stock caught the eye.

Beyond Meat prices IPO at higher end of indicative range ahead of market debut

2 May 2019

Beyond Meat has priced its debut share offering at the higher end of the indicative range amid strong demand from investors.

Beyond Meat raises price range in upsized IPO

30 Apr 2019

US plant-based meat company Beyond Meat has made changes to its initial public offering plans ahead of an expected market debut on Wednesday.

New products - Unilever's Asian Street Style Pot Noodles; Kraft Heinz collaborates on dressings; Food for Progress extends Oumph; Samworth Brothers' Soreen Seeds & More Loaf

26 Apr 2019

The pick of this week's new products include snack bars from Soylent, Tesco launching a vegan sausage roll and Unilever adding an Asian Street Style range to its Pot Noodle brand.

Tyson exits Beyond Meat roster ahead of IPO

25 Apr 2019

Tyson Foods has decided to sell its shares in Beyond Meat ahead of the IPO of the US-based meat-alternatives business.

US vegan business Beyond Meat could raise $200m from IPO

23 Apr 2019

Plant-based burger firm Beyond Meat has confirmed the launch of its initial public offering and revealed what it expects to raise from the listing.

New products - PepsiCo debuts poppable Flavor Shots snacks under Cheetos and Doritos brands; Nestle launches Milkybar Mix Ups; Joe & Seph's enters confectionery with Popcorn Bites

8 Mar 2019

This week's batch of new products includes a ketchup under Orkla's Felix brand with no added sugar or sweeteners and US snacks business Blue Diamond launching Almonds & Fruit.

The most-read news on just-food in 2018

20 Dec 2018

The news stories that caught your eye in 2018 included a number of M&A deals, CEOs departing and emerging brands entering new markets.

Beyond Meat set for stock market bow

19 Nov 2018

US meat alternative business Beyond Meat, which makes the Beyond Burger, has issued details of how it plans to raise money.

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