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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.

Nestle calls on industry to improve on deforestation

2 Oct 2019

Nestlé has admitted it will miss a 2020 target on deforestation it set ten years ago - but the company has set out how it believes the wider industry can end the practice.

New products - Danone's Oikos dairy drinks; Clonakilty veg 'puddings'; Hershey's One Brands enters plant-based; Kraft Heinz's Primal Kitchen enters pasta sauces; Arla Explorers

13 Sep 2019

This week's batch of notable new product launches includes plant-based sausages from Kerry Group's Richmond brand and a veg ketchup from Kraft Heinz.

Who might be in the race for UK sports-nutrition business Grenade?

11 Sep 2019

We weigh up the possible runners and riders for Grenade, the UK sports-nutrition business that could be set for fresh ownership.

Fulfil CEO Brian O'Sullivan on Hershey's investment, Brexit and the Irish snack-bar firm's ambitions - interview

2 Sep 2019

Ireland-based healthy snack bar brand Fulfil has just secured investment from US confectioner Hershey. Simon Harvey talks with chief executive Brian O'Sullivan.

Hershey spends $397m on better-for-you snacks business One Brands

28 Aug 2019

US confectionery giant Hershey has extended its better-for-you portfolio with the acquisition of a local snacks business for US$397m.

Hershey takes minority stakes in Irish snack brand Fulfil, US confectioner Blue Stripes

19 Aug 2019

US confectionery giant Hershey has taken a minority stake in Ireland-based better-for-you snack brand Fulfil through its investment vehicle C7 Ventures.

New products - Nestle adds to US frozen stable; UK baby food firm Piccolo extends range; Yo Sushi launches sauces, condiments; Bells of Lazonby markets vegan brand

28 May 2019

This week's batch of new products includes news from companies including Nestle, Calbee, Ferrero, General Mills, Samworth Brothers and Jack Link's.

New products - Hershey unveils new Reese's Ice Cream Cake; Kind healthy snacks brand branches out into frozen; Blue Diamond almond-based 'yogurt'; The Meatless Farm widens stable

17 May 2019

This week's batch of new products includes UK meat-free veteran Quorn making its debut in ambient foods and a new snacks range from Graze.

Hershey announces investment plan for US facility

14 May 2019

US confectionery heavyweight Hershey has revealed it is to invest in one of its domestic manufacturing facilities.

Hershey appoints Steve Voskuil new CFO in leadership shake-up

23 Apr 2019

US confectionery giant Hershey has shaken up its leadership team in an attempt to take the business "to the next level".

The most-read news on just-food in 2018

20 Dec 2018

The news stories that caught your eye in 2018 included a number of M&A deals, CEOs departing and emerging brands entering new markets.

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