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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.

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.

Hershey sets out 2030 environmental goals

1 Mar 2021

US snacks major Hershey has announced new goals intended to reduce its environmental footprint and address climate change.

Hershey eyes healthier confectionery with equity investment

23 Feb 2021

Snacks and confectionery maker Hershey has joined the ASR Group in Florida to co-lead an investment in an alternative to sugar business.

Nestle, Mars among chocolate giants facing slavery lawsuit in US

15 Feb 2021

Some of the world's largest chocolate manufacturers have been accused of child slavery in a US court, a case that also involves agri-food and ingredients heavyweights.

Hershey to change tack in China

5 Feb 2021

Hershey is changing the way it sells products in China, which is the US-based snacks major says will hit sales in 2021 before the confectioner bounces back in 2022.

2020 – The year in food industry M&A

22 Dec 2020

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during a year like no other.

Cote d'Ivoire reinstates cocoa sustainability scheme run by Hershey

14 Dec 2020

Cote d'Ivoire has reinstated cocoa sustainability schemes run by US confectionery major Hershey that it earlier suspended over a price dispute.

Hershey hits back in African cocoa sustainability scheme row

2 Dec 2020

US confectionery major Hershey has responded after West African countries Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire cancelled cocoa sustainability schemes run by the company.

Ghana hits out at chocolate companies over farmers' prices

23 Nov 2020

Ghana has reportedly accused some in the chocolate industry of a "ploy to derail" government attempts to improve income for farmers.

Hershey takes minority stake in US natural snacks business Quinn

28 Oct 2020

US-based confectionery maker Hershey has invested an undisclosed amount in a snacks business in its home market.

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 – Hershey to take Reese's brand into cakes; Hormel-owned Justin's debuts plant-based protein bars; Naturli' expands plant-based range

3 Sep 2020

This week's batch of new products includes a plant-based turkey burger from US-based Dr. Praegers's Sensible Foods and a new organic cheese snacks range from Utz Brands.

How India's Covid-19 lockdown has fuelled FMCG interest in e-commerce

27 Jul 2020

Domestic giants and foreign multinationals have invested in e-commerce services amid India's Covid-19 lockdowns, just-food's Raghavendra Verma reports from New Delhi.

Hershey expands confectionery plant in Virginia

30 Jun 2020

Confectionery maker Hershey is investing in one of its largest plants in the US to expand production capacity, a move that will create more than 100 jobs.

Unilever and Hershey pull US social media advertising over hate speech

29 Jun 2020

Food heavyweights Unilever and Hershey have taken decisions on whether to support a campaign calling for a boycott of social media advertising over the promotion of hate speech.

Covid-19's snacking consumers spark D2C flurry

29 May 2020

How consumers shop for food has changed in some very noticeable ways over the last three months or so – and D2C is one area to have grown in importance, says GlobalData.

Hershey launches online store in India with Swiggy, Dunzo

27 May 2020

US-based confectionery maker Hershey has partnered with two delivery firms in India to launch an online store.

Hershey to step up "direct sourcing" of cocoa in Africa

27 May 2020

Reese's maker Hershey has pledged to increase the "direct sourcing" of its cocoa supplies from two key markets.

Snack maker Fulfil to see chief executive Brian O'Sullivan exit

5 May 2020

Fulfil Nutrition has announced its chief executive will be leaving the Ireland-based nutrition snack bar maker.

Sonoma Brands acquires Krave jerky business from Hershey

4 May 2020

US confectionery giant Hershey has sold its Krave jerky business for an undisclosed sum, it has been announced.

Krave on block as Hershey readies brands for sale

24 Apr 2020

US confectionery giant Hershey has revealed it is to divest three brands so it can prioritise "scale assets".

Coronavirus - Hershey joins club of food firms pulling guidance

23 Apr 2020

Confectionery firm Hershey has withdrawn its financial guidance for the year because of uncertainties related to the coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus - food company employees asked to work from home as crisis worsens

16 Mar 2020

Kraft Heinz and Cloetta are making changes to their working methods in an attempt to lessen the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on their operations.

New products - Nestle's plant-based sausages hit Europe, US; Turkey giant Butterball moves into meat snacks; Danone debuts simple ingredient yogurts; Hershey's Krave in new segment

17 Jan 2020

New product launches that caught the eye this week include a new milk chocolate KitKat variant from Nestlé and dairy-free ice cream from Alden's Organic.

Hershey names Kristen Riggs as new chief growth officer

19 Dec 2019

Hershey has named a new chief growth officer to replace Mary Beth West, who is retiring from the US-based confectionery maker.

2019 - The year in food industry M&A

11 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2019.

Hershey exec Javier Idrovo joins Hain Celestial in senior role

7 Nov 2019

Earth's Best and Greek Gods owner Hain Celestial has recruited a former Hershey executive to take a senior management role at the US group.

Hershey CEO pinpoints snack-bar "sweet spot"

25 Oct 2019

Hershey CEO Michele Buck has identified where she sees the "real sweet spot" in the US snack-bar market as the confectionery giant announced its third-quarter results.

Hershey CEO Michele Buck given additional role of chairman

14 Oct 2019

US confectionery giant Hershey has announced president and CEO Michele Buck has now been elected to an additional leadership role.

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