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Trading through Covid-19 and beyond, daily food industry updates – Friday 30 October (free to read)

30 Oct 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.

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.

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.

General Mills 'weighs up Yoplait disposal'

2 Oct 2020

The US food giant is reportedly considering the sale of a majority stake in its brands, close to a decade after buying the shareholding.

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

30 Sep 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.

General Mills wins new customers but remains cautious on guidance

24 Sep 2020

Winning customers and expanding capacity as General Mills trades through the Covid-19 pandemic were among topics discussed as the US giant reported its fiscal Q1 numbers.

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.

General Mills makes greenhouse gas emissions pledge

22 Sep 2020

US food major General Mills has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its "full value chain".

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 – Saputo adds US to Cathedral City roster; Premier Foods debuts Sharwood's reduced-sugar sachets; Nestle's NAT Bears cereal in UK; Good Good Krunchy Keto Bars hit US

18 Sep 2020

This week's selection of new products includes faux meatballs from Beyond Meat in the US and plant-based additions to Symington's Naked pot meal range in the UK.

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.

General Mills announces capex for US cereal facilities

9 Sep 2020

General Mills, the US food major, is investing in two of the factories in its domestic market, the company has announced.

The questions you must ask when cutting SKUs

1 Sep 2020

Covid-19 has prompted manufacturers to step up reviews of SKU counts. What should manufacturers be considering as they try to tailor ranges to the volatile trading environment?

Nestle, General Mills among food manufacturers to join new food waste initiative

19 Aug 2020

Nestlé and General Mills are among the global food manufacturers to have joined a new food waste initiative to reduce the impact on the economy and environment.

General Mills gives e-commerce push to global brands in Middle East

17 Aug 2020

General Mills is using e-commerce to bolster the profile of two of its flagship, global brands in the Middle East.

General Mills invests in frozen-food plant

5 Aug 2020

General Mills, the US food giant, is investing in a frozen-food facility manufacturing products for a brand that has seen rising demand in recent months.

New products – Upfield unveils Flora Plant block butter; General Mills rolls out Packed energy bars; Kraft Heinz palm-oil free hazelnut spread, Heinz by Nature hit Canada

31 Jul 2020

This week's batch of new products includes launches from General Mills, Nestle, Kraft Heinz and a collaboration between Migros and Innovopro.

General Mills to increase third-party manufacturing as Covid-19 elevates demand

28 Jul 2020

US food major General Mills plans to dish out more of its manufacturing to third parties to cater to increased demand from Covid-19.

Nestle, Barilla join China Food Tech Hub centred on start-up development

7 Jul 2020

The China Food Tech Hub, a collective of global corporations launched last year to foster the development of Chinese start-ups, has attracted new members.

New products – Meal-kit firm Purple Carrot links up with Conagra on retail launch; Mondelez debuts Cadbury cakes in India; Mullerlight Crunch low-fat yogurts

3 Jul 2020

This week's new product offerings include a global take on Old El Paso kits from US food group General Mills and a new 'superfood' cereal for kids from Kellogg-owned Kashi.

How Covid-19 might shape food companies' innovation

28 May 2020

Simon Creasey looks at how Covid-19 could change the way packaged-food majors approach new product development.

Paris Hilton among celebrity investors in US faux seafood firm Gathered Foods

26 May 2020

Gathered Foods, the US seafood alternative company behind the Good Catch plant-based 'tuna' brand, has announced further investment backing.

General Mills chief talks brands, recession, foodservice and M&A - seven things to learn

15 May 2020

General Mills is among the packaged-food majors to benefit from pantry-loading and, this week, it virtually met with investors to discuss a range of topics. Here are the takeaways.

General Mills lifts outlook on back of at-home demand 

11 May 2020

US food group General Mills has adjusted its sales guidance for this year as a result of changes in demand linked to the Covid-19 pandemic.

How could Covid-19 change how we think about food?

11 May 2020

Ben Cooper looks at the possible lasting effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on consumer attitudes to food and on the global food system.

General Mills' ice cream sales in Asia hit by Covid-19 but sees increased traffic elsewhere

18 Mar 2020

General Mills said its Asian sales for the third quarter were impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak as ice cream revenues dwindled on government-led restrictions.

New products - Oumph debuts sausage, bacon-alternatives; Beyond Meat launches breakfast sausage in US retail; Ella's Kitchen dairy-free line; Young’s goes for Lighter option

13 Mar 2020

Our coverage of new products this week includes a plant-based breakfast sausage from Beyond Meat and a host of dairy and meat alternatives.

General Mills' Haagen-Dazs ice-cream operation in China hit by coronavirus

19 Feb 2020

US food major General Mills risks seeing its sales decline in Greater China after reporting the potential impact from the coronavirus outbreak.

New products - UK baby food brand Piccolo moves into infant formula; Unilever launches vegan stock pots under Knorr brand; UK's Signature Flatbreads launches Brioche Style Wraps

7 Feb 2020

This week's batch of new products includes a nut mix range from Intersnack-owned UK crisps brand Tyrrells and Lizi's branching out into muesli.

Good Catch owner Gathered Foods attracts major investors

15 Jan 2020

Gathered Foods, the US company behind the plant-based seafood brand Good Catch, has announced investment from two major food manufacturers in North America.

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