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

29 Mar 2021

Our guide to some of the in-house venture-capital funds operated by the world's major packaged-food companies.

General Mills to sell European Yoplait operations to Sodiaal

23 Mar 2021

General Mills has made an announcement on the future of Yoplait, the yogurt business in which the US food major is a co-shareholder.

Health central to breakfast cereal's future – Cereal Partners Worldwide's Gharry Eccles on reformulation drive

17 Mar 2021

Simon Harvey speaks with Gharry Eccles of Cereal Partners Worldwide, a joint venture between Nestlé and General Mills, on the challenges ahead for the breakfast-cereal business.

New products – General Mills takes Pillsbury into ready-to-eat cookies; Russia's Cherkizovo in meat snack launch; Kind's frozen breakfast Smoothie Bowls 

11 Mar 2021

This week's selection of new products includes goat-milk variants of Hochdorf's Bimbosan infant nutrition range and Kraft Heinz unveiling desserts.

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.

General Mills 'to offload European Yoplait rights to Sodiaal'

8 Mar 2021

General Mills has co-owned the yogurt business for almost a decade but a report in France says the US company has decided on a deal for part of the business.

Can plant-based cheese come of age?

25 Feb 2021

Concerns over quality and taste have held back the market for plant-based cheese. How are suppliers trying to improve their products while competing in a wider price-driven market?

What will Covid-19 mean for the ready meal?

24 Feb 2021

With more people cooking at home and spending time making recipes, Lucy Britner asks what this means for ready-meal and convenience food makers.

General Mills unveils Accelerate strategy centred on key categories, markets

17 Feb 2021

US food major General Mills plans to focus on specific markets and product categories in an attempt to reach its long-term goal of up to 3% annual growth.

Nestle, General Mills to add Nutri-Score labels to cereal bars in Germany

16 Feb 2021

Food giants Nestlé and General Mills are to introduce Nutri-Score nutrition labels on cereal bar products in a key European market.

Plant-based priorities – dairy companies also in dairy-free

12 Feb 2021

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 leads investment round in UK's Pot's & Co

28 Jan 2021

US food heavyweight General Mills has led a funding round in a UK desserts business via its venture-capital fund's first investment overseas.

New products – Danone tries to catch athletes with new Silk line; Mars offers low-cal chocs; Nestle, General Mills cereal JV in UK organic launch; Ferrero launches Kinder biscuits

15 Jan 2021

This week's selection of new products includes the UK launch of an organic variant of Cheerios breakfast cereal from Nestlé and General Mills, and Kinder biscuits from Ferrero.

The top 20 most-read just-food news stories in 2020

23 Dec 2020

Which stories from just-food's news pages got you and your peers clicking throughout 2020? Here's a list of the top 20.

"We see consumer behaviours evolving in ways we think will stick beyond the pandemic" – General Mills' CEO Jeff Harmening on H1 results

21 Dec 2020

General Mills reaped rewards from Covid-19 shopping behaviour in its fiscal first half as organic growth picked up. Simon Harvey looks at the key talking points behind the results.

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.

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.

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.





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