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Covid-19 food industry updates – Tuesday 7 July (free to read)

7 Jul 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

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.

Fazer seeks China growth through new e-commerce deal

23 Jan 2018

Finland's Fazer Group is the latest western food company to try and gain traction in the Chinese market through a distribution deal with one of the country's big e-commerce providers.

Finland's Paulig Group appoints Rolf Ladau as CEO

9 Jan 2018

Paulig Group announced the appointment of new chief executive and president Rolf Ladau who will assume the role at the Finish food company on 1 June.

How sustainability is influencing M&A in the food industry

6 Oct 2017

Ben Cooper looks at how sustainability considerations are influencing food industry mergers and acquisitions.

Fazer invites food and food tech influencers to collaborate

13 Jul 2017

Finnish food group Fazer is attempting to instil a spirit of cooperation in the food industry with the development of an "open innovation ecosystem".

Fazer buys Finland's Bioferme in non-dairy push

17 Mar 2017

Fazer Group has snapped up Finnish dairy alternative business Bioferme - and set out its stall to invest more widely in non-dairy and plant-based products.

Fazer Group jobs in Sweden to go in cost-cutting drive

31 Jan 2017

Finland-based food maker Fazer Group is looking to lower costs within its bakery business in Sweden, which is set to lead to jobs being cut.

What are the prospects for the low-FODMAP diet? - analysis

4 Oct 2016

FODMAPs are carbohydrates linked to digestive issues, including IBS. A diet low in FODMAPs is said to ease symptoms and there are signs of a market taking root in Australia, Europe and North America.

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