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Trading through Covid-19 and beyond, daily food industry updates – Friday 27 November (free to read)

27 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.

Danone plays catch up with food peers as French giant adapts to pandemic challenge

25 Nov 2020

Danone revealed a new corporate structure on Monday (23 November) designed to reboot profit margins and improve efficiencies. Simon Harvey looks at the key talking points.

Danone to axe jobs in post-Covid shake-up

23 Nov 2020

The yogurt and baby-food maker wants to build a "local-first" organisation, with the company's CEO insisting the group needed to reinvent itself.

Danone in legal spat with Land O'Lakes over licensing agreement

10 Nov 2020

Land O'Lakes, a US agri-food business with a focus on dairy, has responded to allegations made by Danone over a licensing agreement.

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.

Dirty vegan to clean label – the questions facing plant-based products, ingredients and nutrition

5 Nov 2020

Questions about the processing behind plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy are growing. Is the criticism justified or is the buoyant industry being unfairly targeted?

New products – Bio-tiful launches kefir 'shots'; Dr. Praeger's Sensible Foods chills out; Popchips dialling down on healthier snacks in US

30 Oct 2020

This week's batch of new products that caught the eye include home-made yogurt kits from Danone and General Mills launching a version of its Fibre One Protein bars in the US.

Hatching new ideas – Big Food's incubator and accelerator programmes

28 Oct 2020

Our guide to some of the main incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers as they look to tap into some of the consumer trends shaping demand.

Danone's nutrition unit Nutricia acquires special needs business Real Food Blends

23 Oct 2020

The specialised nutrition division of French dairy behemoth Danone has acquired a US business producing meals for people with special needs.

Danone's Alpro goals throw down progressive gauntlet

22 Oct 2020

Danone is upping its investment in efforts to improve the sustainability of its operations and some of the latest measures focus on Alpro, its flagship European dairy-free brand.

Danone executive shake-up, asset review

19 Oct 2020

The French giant is restructuring its management – with the company's CFO deciding to leave – and reviewing its portfolio to adapt to the challenges created by the virus.

Danone looks for lift after recent woes

19 Oct 2020

According to CEO Emmanuel Faber, Danone needs to "reinvent itself again". Dean Best reports on the Alpro maker's quest to get back on track.

Danone to invest in organic infant milk production

16 Oct 2020

French dairy giant Danone has revealed plans to ramp up the production of organic baby milk in its domestic market.

Danone reveals "plan" amid CFO Cabanis exit talk

16 Oct 2020

The French giant is refusing to comment on "rumours" finance chief Cecile Cabanis is planning to leave the Actimel owner.

Plant-based priorities – dairy companies with a stake in dairy-free

13 Oct 2020

just-food rounds up what the world's leading dairy businesses, or food majors with a significant dairy offering, are providing in the dairy-free product area.

Danone to sell remaining stake in Japan's Yakult

6 Oct 2020

French dairy giant Danone has revealed it is to sell its remaining stake in a Japanese probiotics drink firm.

New products – Danone enters organic baby-milk segment with Aptamil and takes its Two Good yogurt range to Australia; Kellogg debuts Just Right Fusion cereal Down Under

30 Sep 2020

This week's selection of new products include Jammie Dodgers muffins from UK firms Speedibake and Burton's Biscuits and dairy-free cheese snacks from ParmCrisps of the US.

How sustainable is non-plastic packaging?

24 Sep 2020

When it comes to packaging, the focus of policy-makers, businesses and campaign groups has been on disposable plastic. But are the 'plan B' packaging options any good?

FMCG giants try again on deforestation

22 Sep 2020

Seventeen of the world's largest FMCG groups and retailers have launched another bid to tackle deforestation.

French baby-food firm Yooji raises more cash, names new CEO

21 Sep 2020

Yooji, the French baby-food start-up, has attracted more funding, including, again, from one of the major names in the sector.

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.

Danone plans capex to support Alpro initiatives

17 Sep 2020

French dairy giant Danone is to invest in facilities in Belgium and the UK where one of its major brand's products are manufactured.

Powerful Foods to drop yogurt from range

15 Sep 2020

The US-based supplier of protein-packed food and beverages is to leave the category in which it made its debut seven years ago.

Danone backs 'ugly' produce firm Hungry Harvest

11 Sep 2020

The yogurt and infant-formula giant has invested in a US firm delivering "oddly-shaped" or surplus fruit and veg to consumers' homes.

New products – B&G Foods bets on cauliflower; Restaurant chain Zizzi makes UK grocery bow; Pukka Pies' plant-based duo; Nestle's NAT children's cereal range

11 Sep 2020

This week's selection of new products includes a new healthier-profile children's cereal range launched by Nestle in Spain and Danone entering the dips category.

Yili becomes world's 'most-valuable' dairy brand - research

10 Sep 2020

A Chinese dairy brand has been revealed as the "most valuable" in the sector worldwide, according to a new study.

European Brands Association to trial packaging recycling initiative

8 Sep 2020

AIM, the European Brands Association, has announced it is to road-test a new packaging recycling scheme.

Danone-backed Epigamia seeks to "contemporise" India's fragmented dairy industry – interview with CEO Rohan Mirchandani

3 Sep 2020

Epigamia, an Indian dairy brand, has set an ambitious growth target despite the challenges presented by Covid-19. We speak with CEO Rohan Mirchandani for insight into its strategy.

Unilever, Mars among US plastics pledge signatories

26 Aug 2020

Unilever, Mars and Walmart are among 60 organisations across the private and public sectors to have joined a new "pact" on plastics in the US.

Beyond Covid-19 – will consumer interest in immunity endure?

6 Aug 2020

Covid-19 has pushed immunity claims up the NPD agenda. Andy Coyne asks whether the claims stack up and whether this is a trend here to stay once the dust settles on the virus.

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