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Andy Coyne | 15 Dec 2017

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2017.


Dean Best | 21 Oct 2016

Tyson Foods, one of the world's largest meat processors, is investing in fledgling US meat-free business Beyond Meat - and the deal looks an astute one.

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Dean Best | 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.


Andy Coyne | 19 Nov 2018

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


Andy Coyne | 14 Nov 2018

America's Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) has launched an initiative it hopes will help to increase consumer confidence.


Andy Coyne | 12 Nov 2018

Beyond Meat, the US plant-based burger business, has reportedly started to distribute its product through major retailers in the UK and Australia.


Andy Coyne | 18 Oct 2018

US vegan food business Beyond Meat is planning an initial public offering (IPO), according to media reports in the country.


Andy Coyne | 17 Aug 2018

US plant-based meat alternative firm Beyond Meat continues to be dogged by supply issues outside of its domestic market.


Simon Harvey | 25 Jul 2018

Plant-based protein firm Beyond Meat has secured non-GMO verification after a one-year application process.


Simon Harvey | 29 Jun 2018

US-based protein start-up Beyond Meat is opening a second factory in Colombia, Missouri, to cater to surging demand for its meat-free burgers.


just-food.com | 29 May 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.


Dean Best | 7 May 2018

Beyond Meat, the US meat-alternative upstart, is to enter markets in Europe this summer, executive chairman Seth Goldman has confirmed.


Andy Coyne | 2 Feb 2018

Beyond Meat, the US plant-based 'meat' business, is to build a 26,000 sq ft research and development (R&D) centre at its headquarters in El Segundo. California. 


Andy Coyne | 8 Dec 2017

US meat giant Tyson Foods has increased its stake in Beyond Meat, a vegan business which specialises in plant-based meat substitute products.


Dean Best | 18 Oct 2017

US film star Leonardo DiCaprio has invested in another fledgling local food company, adding a stake in meat-free business Beyond Meat to a portfolio that includes chickpea snack brand Hippeas.


Dean Best | 9 Oct 2017

Beyond Meat, the US plant-based protein business, is eyeing an entry into the UK in early 2018.


Dean Best | 31 May 2017

US meat alternatives business Beyond Meat has secured its first listing with a mainstream grocer in the country.


Helen Arnold | 10 May 2017

US-based plant-based protein manufacturer Beyond Meat has appointed Coca-Cola Co. executive Chuck Muth as its chief growth officer.


Katy Askew | 10 Apr 2017

US meat alternative food maker Beyond Meat is expanding into its first overseas market, Hong Kong. 


Katy Askew | 5 Dec 2016

Tyson Foods has become the latest US food company to set up an investment fund with the establishment of a venture capital unit that will focus on start-up companies developing "breakthrough" sustainable technologies, business models and products. 


Katy Askew | 11 Oct 2016

US meat giant Tyson Foods has taken a 5% stake in plant-based protein producer Beyond Meat. 


Katy Askew | 27 Sep 2016

A coalition of 40 institutional investors representing US$1.25trn in funds is urging 16 multinational food companies – including Kraft Heinz, Unilever, General Mills and Nestle – to take action on the "material risks" posed by industrial animal production. 


Dean Best | 13 Nov 2015

Danish family-owned baker Givesco Bakery this week acquired Sweden's Almondy, a move it says will broaden its presence across Europe. Danone became the latest food major to outline commitments on emissions and Maggi noodles returned to shelves in India.


Hannah Abdulla | 12 Nov 2015

US plant-based protein product maker Beyond Meat has announced further executive appointments, including a new COO and CFO.


Katy Askew | 9 Nov 2015

Beyond Meat has named Honest Tea founder and CEO Seth Goldman as chairman, while former McDonald's CEO Don Thompson has joined the plant-based protein company's board. 


Katy Askew | 16 Jun 2015

Dairy-free group Daiya Foods and meat-free company Beyond Meat have joined forces to launch a Daiya-branded pizza in the US that is free from dairy, meat, soy and gluten.


Dean Best | 16 Jun 2015

US meat-free business Beyond Meat has launched its first vegetarian burger, seeking to emphasise the level of protein in the patty and the fact it is gluten free.


Hannah Abdulla | 31 Jul 2014

US meat-free products supplier Beyond Meat is to use the latest round of investment in the business to fund production capacity and innovation.

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Andy Coyne | 4 Jan 2019

As many of us contemplate joining the Veganuary craze, Andy Coyne considers the fast-growing vegan food market in the UK.


Andy Coyne | 30 Nov 2018

Andy Coyne road tests the eagerly-awaited Beyond Burger, a US plant-based product that has recently arrived in the UK.



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