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New products - Danone's Oikos dairy drinks; Clonakilty veg 'puddings'; Hershey's One Brands enters plant-based; Kraft Heinz's Primal Kitchen enters pasta sauces; Arla Explorers

13 Sep 2019

This week's batch of notable new product launches includes plant-based sausages from Kerry Group's Richmond brand and a veg ketchup from Kraft Heinz.

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

10 Sep 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.

Danone-backed meat-analogue business Sustainable Bioproducts eyes launch

9 Sep 2019

US company Sustainable Bioproducts is eyeing the launch next year of the world's first faux meat grown from microbes discovered in a volcano.

Food companies back Swiss sugar reduction plan

30 Aug 2019

Food businesses have signed up to a Swiss government initiative linked to the amount of sugar in yogurt and breakfast cereals.

"It's a matter of staying relevant as a business" - Danone CEO takes lead in new industry push on inequality

28 Aug 2019

Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber is at the forefront of a new, business-led coalition set up to try to tackle inequalities. He explains why industry needs to play a leading role.

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

21 Aug 2019

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.

New products - Earlybirds launches vegan snacking drinks in UK; Danone-owned Nutricia launches sheep's milk infant formula

20 Aug 2019

This week's batch of new product launches includes a vegan snacking drink aimed at the UK breakfast market from start-up Earlybirds and sheep's milk infant formula from Nutricia.

New products - Danone launches Actimel "shots"; Cofresh markets Bombay Mix-style snack bars; Tyson to try out functional snacks; Plant-based foray from sports-nutrition firm SiS

8 Aug 2019

This week's most notable product news includes Actimel "shots", Tyson testing a functional snacks range in the US and Ferrero's chilled push for Kinder in the UK.

How could Spain's plant-based dairy market develop?

6 Aug 2019

Spain has a sizeable – but growing – market for plant-based alternatives to dairy. In part two of our deep dive, we weigh up how the category could take shape.

Danone eyes "carbon neutrality" for NZ plant

30 Jul 2019

Danone has set out plans for one of its infant-formula plants to have a "net zero carbon footprint", a move it described as a "significant, industry-leading milestone".

How Spain's plant-based dairy market is expanding - deep dive, part one

24 Jul 2019

Spain has had one of the largest markets for plant-based dairy - but centred on alternatives to milk (and largely soy). We look at how the market is broadening.

New products - Nestle's ice cream push in China; Kellogg's Nutri-Grain for kids; Chobani nut butter yogurt; Danone's So Delicious yogurt alternatives

19 Jul 2019

This week's batch of new products includes Kellogg pushing Nutri-Grain into US kids category and a nut butter line of Greek yogurts from Chobani. 

Dairy companies to appeal latest Spain collusion ruling

16 Jul 2019

Major dairy companies operating in Spain plan to lodge fresh appeals against a latest set of fines issued for alleged collusion on price.

How can food companies ensure plant-based protein growth is sustainable?

10 Jul 2019

The growth in the plant-based protein market is good news for the planet. However, rising demand may create new sustainability issues in supply chains.

New products - PepisCo adds to Walkers Crisps range with Oven Baked with Veg; Mars launches M&M's Block to UK; Premier takes Loyd Grossman into food-to-go with Pasta Italia Pots

5 Jul 2019

This week's batch of new products includes US confectionery giant Mars launching Skittles Dips in the UK and Nestle debuting Edible Cookie Dough in the US.

New products - Young's adds to seafood range with Popcorn Scampi Bites; Danone launches Activia smoothies in the US; Conagra Brands unveils Birds Eye vegetable swap meals

27 Jun 2019

This week's batch of new products includes a Birds Eye vegetable swap meal range from Conagra Brands and a UK 'big four' supermarket listing for Sea Chips' salmon skin crisps.

Saudi Arabia's Nadec pulls out of deal to buy Al Safi Danone

24 Jun 2019

Saudi Arabia's National Agricultural Development Company (Nadec) has announced it is abandoning plans to acquire a local dairy peer.

New products - Mars takes Juicy Fruit to India; Kraft Heinz debuts spoonable smoothie; Caulipower launches blended chicken-and-cauliflower line; Oatly dairy-free ice cream hits US

21 Jun 2019

This week's batch of new products includes the latest developments from companies including Quorn Foods, Danone and Dairy Crest.

Big Food teams up with advertisers, digital media to launch online safety alliance

19 Jun 2019

Some of the world's biggest food companies have joined forces to launch an alliance of global advertisers to tackle online safety issues.

Nestle, Danone join new Ellen MacArthur project targeting global food system

13 Jun 2019

Nestlé and Danone have signed up to a new global food project launched by UK-based charity The Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Danone cleared to control up to 65% of Yashili New Zealand Dairy Co.  

6 Jun 2019

The ruling is in on French dairy heavyweight Danone's attempt to purchase up to 49% of Yashili New Zealand Dairy Co.

New products - Symington's Twistd meals, Mug Shot pots; Mondelez unveils Oreo Cadbury Coated; General Mills, Godiva team up in US; Danone rolls out new brand in Germany

6 Jun 2019

This week's batch of new product launches includes a tie-up between General Mills and Godiva in the US and Danone introducing a new dairy brand to the market in Germany.

China 'wants 60% of baby formula market to be homegrown'

4 Jun 2019

China has outlined its ambitions for domestic players operating in its baby formula market in a newly-released document.

New products - Danone's Alpro launches vegan ice cream; Calidad Pascual's Vivesoy Fusión dairy-free drinks; Mondelez adds to BelVita range; Sargento Foods targets morning snackers

31 May 2019

This week's batch of new product launches includes products from Mondelez International and Sargento Foods.

Food giants issue new pledge on trans fat

20 May 2019

Twelve of the world's largest food and drinks companies are to "enhance their commitment" to reduce the level of trans fat in the global food supply.

"Parents are really struggling" – Yumble co-founders Joanna and David Parker on the opportunity in selling meals for kids on subscription

17 May 2019

Yumble, the US direct-to-consumer firm selling meals for children, talks to just-food about why it's "excited" about the future - and receiving investment from Danone.

Danone, General Mills among signatories to China Food Tech Hub for start-ups

9 May 2019

Food manufacturers Danone and General Mills are among ten global corporations that have founded the China Food Tech Hub with a local venture fund.

Food industry more aware of need to change, insists Danone CEO

9 May 2019

Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber sets out to just-food the "progress" industry is making on health and sustainability.

Danone to open access to yogurt strains archive

8 May 2019

Danone has announced a move to foster wider research in developing healthier and more sustainable food.

NPD - Danone rolls out Marty's free-from snacks in UK; Thai Union's John West launches Cracker Toppers; McCain unveils beer-chips range in Australia; Kikkoman Poke Sauce

3 May 2019

This week's batch of new products includes an Hawaiian-style Poke Sauce from Japan's Kikkoman and Jack Link's adding a chicken variant to its Peperami portfolio in the UK.

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