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

22 Oct 2019

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.

Eyeing alternatives - meat companies with stakes in meat-free

15 Oct 2019

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.

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.

US Plant Based Foods Association reveals new certification label

14 Nov 2018

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

The Beyond Burger 'hits UK, Australia retail markets'

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.

Beyond Meat 'planning to make stock market bow'

18 Oct 2018

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

Beyond Meat supply issues spread to Canada

17 Aug 2018

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

Beyond Meat secures non-GMO verification in US; Impossible Foods gets FDA clearance

25 Jul 2018

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

Beyond Meat opens second factory, creates 250 jobs, as demand for meat-free burgers soars

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.

Mars extends Maltesers brand in UK; Nestle brings Garden Gourmet meat-free range to UK; Pladis takes Why Nut to US; Kez's Kitchen takes its cookies into dairy with ice cream debut

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.

Beyond Meat eyes Europe launch this summer

7 May 2018

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

US plant-based protein business Beyond Meat to develop R&D centre

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. 

2017 - the year in food industry M&A

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.

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