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Mars invests in Australia plant to accommodate M&Ms pretzels launch

7 Jul 2020

US giant Mars is expanding capacity at a factory in Australia to accommodate the production of new snacks.

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.

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.

Now's the time to review your brand values – and much more, too

19 Jun 2020

Food companies must reappraise their brands and make sure they stand up to today's values – and go further still in their supply chains in their journeys to racial justice.

New products – Mars launches M&M’s bars in France; JBS offshoot Planterra Foods unveils Ozo meat-free in US; More products join line-up of Asia meat-free brand OmniPork

19 Jun 2020

This week, we report on product news including major French milk brand Candia extending into plant-based drinks and Canada's Maple Leaf Foods launching a "fusion protein" range.

Mars "evaluating all possibilities" for Uncle Ben's brand image

18 Jun 2020

US food and confectionery group Mars plans to change the "brand identity" of its Uncle Ben's products following the death of George Floyd.

How China's expansion of e-commerce zones could benefit overseas food companies

10 Jun 2020

China has expanded its cross-border e-commerce (CBEC) scheme to push up trade battered by Covid-19. We look at the possible benefits for food companies exporting to the country.

Hatching new ideas – Big Food's incubator and accelerator programmes

28 May 2020

Our guide to some of the main incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers as they look to tap into some of the consumer trends shaping demand.

Germany's Ritter to acquire Mars assets in Austria

27 May 2020

Germany-based chocolate maker Alfred Ritter is to buy Austrian assets from a US confectionery giant, it has announced.

Mars 'sues JAB Holding over alleged theft of documents'

22 May 2020

Mars and JAB Holding are reportedly set for a legal battle after the Snickers giant filed a suit against the Pret and Panera Bread owner over claims an executive stole documents.

Will Covid-19 spark change in UK supplier payment terms?

13 May 2020

We look at the records of how the UK's largest grocers – and manufacturers – have been paying their suppliers and wonder if the recent changes to help suppliers will stick around.

How will Covid-19 shape direct-to-consumer platforms?

30 Apr 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has shaken up the way we shop - but how might that influence the manufacturer's approach to direct-to-consumer services in the longer term?

Mars to reopen Netherlands plant after Covid-19-related shutdown

31 Mar 2020

Mars will reopen a chocolate production plant in the Netherlands today (31 March) shut down around a week ago due to the coronavirus outbreak.

China shoppers' focus on wellbeing to drive healthy snacks – deep dive, part two

27 Mar 2020

In part two of our deep dive into healthy snack segments in China, Wang Fangqing outlines how the markets for yogurt, nut snacks and snack bars could develop.

New products - Mars launches vegan Dolmio; Kellogg adds to MorningStar Farms' Incogmeato plant-based range; Germany's Frosta debuts Fish from the Field vegan line-up

14 Feb 2020

This week's batch of new products includes a vegan bolognese sauce from Mars' Dolmio brand and additions by Kellogg to its Incogmeato plant-based range.

New products - Mars links up with Burton's to take Maltesers brand into biscuits; Nomad Foods launches Green Cuisine range in Germany; Tofurky rolls out plant-based burger

10 Jan 2020

This week's batch of new products includes Unilever launching Magnum Ruby ice cream, Mars and Burton's teaming up on biscuits and lower-sugar kids' SKUs from Lactalis' Siggi's.

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.

Mars and Nestle join plastic recycling consortium in France

11 Dec 2019

Global food brands Mars and Nestlé have signed up to a new initiative which is aiming to deal with difficult to recycle plastic waste.

Nestle, Danone, Mars among signatories to 4evergreen packaging initiative

28 Nov 2019

Food giants Nestlé, Danone and Mars are among signatories to a new sustainability alliance to promote the use of fibre-based packaging.

New products - Upfield brings Blue Band margarine back to UK; The Saucy Fish Co. launches in Australia; Wensleydale Dairy Products launches The Yorkshire Creamery cheese

15 Nov 2019

The more notable new products to be pushed out food companies' doors include a move into vegan from Wessanen's UK brand Mrs Crimble's.

Sustainability body Ceres calls on food companies to take action over water resources

1 Nov 2019

A new report from US-based sustainability advocacy organisation Ceres has revealed how big food companies are faring in relation to their use of water resources.

US snacks maker Kind plans lay-offs

29 Oct 2019

Kind is to lay off dozens of staff in what the US-based snacks maker said is due to changes in its "go-to-market approach".

Kar's Nuts installs former Mars executive Victor Mehren as CEO

22 Oct 2019

Kar's Nuts has named a former Mars executive to head up the US-based bagged snacks maker as its current CEO moves to the chairmanship role.

Kind eyes new segments through Creative Snacks acquisition

15 Oct 2019

Mars-backed, US snacks business Kind has made its first acquisition, buying a local peer for an undisclosed sum.

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.

Fonterra, Arla feature among global dairy firms in combined sustainability push

23 Sep 2019

Dairy industry leaders have today (23 September) announced their support for the Sustainable Dairy Partnership (SDP).

Danone, Mars, McCain vow to "restore" biodiversity

23 Sep 2019

Food companies including Danone, Mars and McCain Foods are joining forces in areas such as regenerative agriculture and deforestation.

"It's a matter of staying relevant as a business" - Danone CEO takes lead in new industry push on inequality

28 Aug 2019

Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber is at the forefront of a new, business-led coalition set up to try to tackle inequalities. He explains why industry needs to play a leading role.

How should food companies work with Alibaba?

16 Aug 2019

Alibaba's online marketplace Tmall is soon mooted to overtake Walmart to become the world's largest B2C retailer. Naturally, food companies want to work with the Chinese behemoth.

Mars names Australian Seeds of Change accelerator cohort

15 Aug 2019

Mars has named the fledgling Australian companies to join the US giant's Seeds of Change accelerator programme.

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