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Covid-19 and the food industry in 2021 – daily updates, Wednesday 10 March (free to read)

10 Mar 2021

As we enter 2021, just-food continues to provide daily updates on how Covid-19 is still affecting the world's packaged food sector – and how executives see the market taking shape.

Fazer to end production of Dumle lollies

22 Feb 2021

The Finland-based food manufacturer is to stop making a candy product that first hit the market more than 75 years ago.

Fazer to tighten staff count again at Finland plant as Covid hits demand

19 Feb 2021

Finland's Fazer Group is planning another round of potential lay-offs at a domestic plant due to a drop in demand linked to Covid-19.

Fazer Group to close bakery plant in Sweden under efficiency drive

10 Feb 2021

Fazer Group, the Finnish food business, has announced it plans to close one of its bakeries this autumn as the company seeks to boost efficiency across its plants.

New products – Valeo takes Rowse honey into spreads; Nestle launches Lily's Kitchen in China; Bel unveils plant-based Nurishh in UK; Fazer Minis address kids' health

3 Feb 2021

This week's batch of new products includes Ireland's Valeo Foods taking Rowse honey into the UK chocolate spreads category and Nestlé is launching Lily's Kitchen pet food in China.

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.

Fazer becomes largest shareholder in protein tech start-up Solar Foods

2 Sep 2020

Finnish food firm Fazer Group has raised its investment in a local food-tech start-up as the business moves forward with its sustainability plan.

Fazer plans to close confectionery plant in Finland

26 Aug 2020

Finnish food firm Fazer Group said it plans to close a confectionery plant in the country and switch production elsewhere.

New products – Itsu products launch in France; Jelly Belly moves into gummies; Nestle-Lactalis JV expands Lindahls range in UK; Caulipower targets convenience

26 Jun 2020

We report on a batch of new products including Krispy Kreme's retail snacks, a "mash-up" breakfast cereal from Kellogg and Finland's Fazer Group launching vegan chocolate.

Jobs likely to go as Fazer outsources e-commerce arm

5 May 2020

Finnish food firm Fazer Group is planning to make changes to its e-commerce operation with a number of employees likely to be impacted by the decision.

Covid-19 - More Fazer jobs at risk as confectionery unit talks begin

29 Apr 2020

Fazer Group has warned of further coronavirus-related lay-offs as it prepares to start talks with employees at its confectionery plant.

Finland's Fazer partners with Snellman in street food initiative

9 Apr 2020

Finnish food firm Fazer Group is partnering with a local meat business to develop street food products.

Fazer in "severe" situation as talks with staff over temporary lay-offs start

31 Mar 2020

Finland-based food manufacturer Fazer Group has announced further plans to temporarily lay-off employees in its home market.

Coronavirus - Fazer Group announces temporary lay-offs

19 Mar 2020

Finland-based food manufacturer Fazer Group has made an announcement related to employee numbers as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Fazer to reorganise confectionery operations, putting jobs on line

2 Mar 2020

Fazer Group is reorganising its confectionery supply chain, a move the Finland-based food group said could result in job losses.

New products - Baby food firm Mia & Ben wins listings with Sainsbury's; Danone launches Silk with two plant ingredients; Kerry takes Naked Glory into 'chicken''

31 Jan 2020

This week's batch of new products includes the latest from companies including Tyson Foods, Unilever and Nestle.

Finland's Fazer Group buys gluten-free baker Vuohelan Herkku

17 Jan 2020

Fazer Group, the Finland-based food manufacturer, has snapped up a gluten-free supplier in its domestic market.

Fazer to close non-dairy plant in Finland

16 Jan 2020

Finland-based Fazer Group has outlined plans to shut a manufacturing facility in its domestic market making the non-dairy Fazer Yosa products.

Fazer tapping into plant-based growth with investment in oat milling

20 Nov 2019

Finland-based food business Fazer Group has announced it is to invest EUR30m (US$33.1m) in its oat milling business.

Fazer invests in carbon-neutral protein firm Solar Foods

17 Sep 2019

Finland-based food business Fazer Group has teamed up with Solar Foods, which claims to have developed a cost-effective, carbon-neutral protein.

Finnish food business Fazer Group to buy local peer Kaslink

19 Jun 2019

Finnish food business Fazer Group is to buy a local peer specialising in Nordic oat products, it has announced.

Fazer offloads foodservice arm to Compass as attention turns to FMCG-focused M&A

11 Jun 2019

Finnish food company Fazer Group is selling its foodservice arm to a fellow out-of-home firm in the UK.

Fazer to build xylitol plant in Finland

16 Apr 2019

Finnish food company Fazer Group has announced it has started work on a new production plant in its domestic market.

Fazer lays down cage-free eggs targets

10 Apr 2019

Finland's Fazer Group has outlined a commitment to use only cage-free eggs across its businesses and geographical operations.

New products - Froneri launches Nuii ice-cream brand; Fazer debuts Froosh smoothie bowls; Smorgasbord wins UK listings; Mondelez launches Cadbury spread in India

15 Feb 2019

This week's batch of new products includes ice-cream supplier Froneri launching a brand internationally and Mondelez International entering the spreads category in India.

Fazer to invest EUR40m in new Finland plant

15 Jan 2019

Finland's Fazer Group is investing in a new domestic production plant after announcing earlier this week it planned to close one of its facilities.

Fazer to close bakery in Finland to reflect changing business model

14 Jan 2019

Finnish food company Fazer Group has announced it is planning to close one of its domestic bakeries to reflect a changing business model.

New Products - Fonterra unveils Anchor Protein+ milk drink in NZ; Kraft Heinz and Hershey link up on Whipped Toppings; Yeo Valley debuts spoonable kefir; Unilever launches vegan Magnums

31 Aug 2018

This week's round-up of the most notable product development from the international food sector includes news of the first vegan Magnum ice creams and Lightlife Foods' launch into Canada.

Fazer unveils sales growth target

11 Apr 2018

Finnish food company Fazer Group has outlined a new strategy which will take it up until 2022.



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