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

27 Apr 2021

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.

Faux egg firm Eat Just closes $200m funding round

24 Mar 2021

Eat Just, the US firm which makes a faux egg product from mung beans and cultivates meat in a lab, has revealed the result of a new funding round.

Can cell-based meat not cost the earth?

5 Mar 2021

Andy Coyne looks at recent developments surrounding cell-based meat, where attempts to cut production costs will be critical in any efforts to launch commercially-viable products.

New products – Bel adds plant-based ingredients to The Laughing Cow range in US; Kellogg takes W.K Kellogg brand into new area; Oatly launches dairy-free 'cheese' spreads

28 Jan 2021

The latest batch of new products includes Kellogg launching snack bars for kids in the UK and plant-based firm Oatly expanding into a new area.

Singapore approval good news but cell-based meat still has way to go

3 Dec 2020

Andy Coyne asks whether the Singapore regulator's approval of the sale of cell-based meat has brought the prospect of seeing such produce on supermarket shelves any nearer?

Alt-egg firm Eat Just to build Asia factory

20 Oct 2020

The US-based of alternative-egg products is teaming up with a private-equity firm to build a production facility in Asia.

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.

New products – Coca-Cola Co.'s Fairlife moves into new category; Eat Just opens new market; Nestle-owned Sweet Earth reveals faux bacon burger

17 Jul 2020

This week's new product offerings include more protein-packed products from Mars and a new range of Calzones from Smithfield Foods of the US under its Carando brand.

US faux egg firm Just inks partnership deal with Post Holdings' Michael Foods

18 May 2020

Just, the US firm which produces plant-based 'egg' products, has signed a partnership deal with one of the country's major egg suppliers. 

Faux egg firm Just ties up global manufacturing, distribution deals

19 Mar 2020

Just, the US company which produces imitation egg products, has announced a number of new manufacturing and distribution partnerships across multiple continents.

New plant-based backer Eat Beyond Global Investment Fund nears first deal

14 Feb 2020

A new investment fund, based in Canada, looking to back companies offering alternatives to meat, seafood, dairy and eggs is nearing its first deal.

New products - Nestle unveils Smarties Buttons in UK; Keytone Dairy launches SuperFood Frozen Purees in Australia; Just adds folded 'egg' product to plant-based range

24 Jan 2020

More plant-based activity features in this week's wrap, rounding up the new products that have caught our eye.

US plant-based egg company Just buys first manufacturing facility

16 Dec 2019

Just, the US company which produces imitation egg products, is aiming to ramp up production following a manufacturing move.

Cell-based meat companies join forces to find faster route to market

30 Aug 2019

Five cell-based meat start-ups have launched an initiative which they hope will create a faster route to market for their products.

Egg-free firm Just signs first Asian manufacturing deal with GanongBio

6 Jun 2019

Just, the US company supplying egg-free products, has signed its first manufacturing deal in Asia and entered two new markets.

Egg-free group Just 'indicates IPO ambition'

17 May 2019

Just, the company supplying egg-free products formerly known as Hampton Creek, has reportedly outlined an ambition to go public.

PHW Gruppe joins US firm Just's push in Europe

6 Feb 2019

German meat giant PHW Gruppe has joined the push the US alternative protein business Just is making in Europe with another company in the region.

Plant-based firm Just set to enter mainland China

9 Jan 2019

Just, the US plant-based firm formerly known as Hampton Creek, is to launch its first product in mainland China.

Plant-based firm Just to explore "cultured" Wagyu

11 Dec 2018

Just, the US plant-based firm formerly known as Hampton Creek, is looking to add another lab-grown or "cultured" food to its portfolio.

Just planning to launch lab-grown chicken product this year

18 Oct 2018

Just, the US vegan food business, is aiming to bring a slaughter-free chicken product to market this year.

US alternative protein firm Just teams up with food accelerator in Asia

24 Sep 2018

Just, the US-based alternative protein business, has linked up with venture accelerator specialist Brinc.

Just's plant-based scrambled 'egg' heading to Europe

23 Jul 2018

Just, the US-based alternative protein product business formerly known as Hampton Creek, is targeting European markets after tying up a deal with Italy's Eurovo Group.

US vegan food business Just launches in Hong Kong

23 Jan 2018

Just, the alternative protein product business formerly known as Hampton Creek, has launched a number of its lines in Hong Kong.

New investors for US vegan food firm Hampton Creek

4 Dec 2017

US-based Hampton Creek, best known for its lab-produced alternative protein products, has announced new funding partners.

Hampton Creek plays down Target delisting

22 Aug 2017

Target has formally delisted Hampton Creek in the wake of concerns over the US condiments maker's products - but the Just mayonnaise owner has questioned the US retail giant's motives and played down the impact the move could have on its sales.

Hampton Creek in talks with major meat firms

15 Aug 2017

Hampton Creek is in talks with major meat producers in a move that could result in the licensing of the lab-grown meat technology the US upstart is developing.

Hampton Creek seeks return to Target after FDA OK

9 Aug 2017

US condiments maker Hampton Creek has contacted Target in a bid to get its products restocked at the local retail giant after securing backing from the country's food safety regulator its products are safe.

Josh Tetrick the sole director at Hampton Creek after board exodus

18 Jul 2017

Hampton Creek co-founder and CEO Josh Tetrick is understood to be the only remaining board member at the US food start-up following a raft of resignations.

Hampton Creek unveils synthetic meat plans

29 Jun 2017

US-based eggless mayo producer Hampton Creek has revealed it is developing lab-produced meat and seafood products and is expecting to have a product on the market by the end of next year.

Target pulls Hampton Creek products

26 Jun 2017

US retailer Target has pulled all the Hampton Creek products it stocks in response to food safety allegations.


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