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Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 7 August (free to read)

7 Aug 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

Bullish Mondelez expects sales to pick up – 5 things to learn from H1 results and outlook

29 Jul 2020

As Mondelez predicted, its sales slowed in Q2 but the bullish US giant sees growth picking up and is making changes to its ranges and NPD to aid sales and reduce costs.

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

22 Jul 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.

Mondelez plans cull of SKUs amid volatile Covid-19 demand

14 Jul 2020

The Cadbury and Oreo owner is planning to significantly cut the number of SKUs in its range as part of moves to adapt to trading amid Covid-19.

Mondelez to ditch racially-insensitive brand name in New Zealand

9 Jul 2020

US confectionery giant Mondelez International has announced it is ditching a long-existing product name that may be deemed to be racially insensitive.

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.

"We want to transform the sector" – Mondelez's Cathy Pieters on snacks giant's Cocoa Life programme, its progress and challenges ahead

19 Jun 2020

In 2016, Mondelez ended Fairtrade certification for Dairy Milk and forged a new tie-up with Fairtrade through its own sustainability platform Cocoa Life. What happened next?

Covid-19 hasn't dented consumer interest in sustainability

8 Jun 2020

While Covid-19 is front-and-centre in consumers' minds, a range of factors still drive behaviour, with environmental concerns holding their importance, GlobalData writes.

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.

How might Covid-19 shape interest in health-and-wellness?

19 May 2020

With a health crisis set to be joined by a financial one, how will interest in diet and functionality, coupled with pressure on income, affect the trend of health and wellness?

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 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.

Covid-19 costs combine with rouble to pressure Russia's food companies

6 May 2020

Covid-19, yet to hit its peak in Russia, has put pressure on the food sector's operational costs at a time when businesses have also been facing a falling rouble.

Covid-19 - Mondelez halts production at Canadian plant

5 May 2020

Snacking heavyweight Mondelez International has paused production at a plant in Canada after a number of Covid-19 infections.

Mondelez International's Q1, 2020 outlook and adapting to recession - four things to learn

29 Apr 2020

Dean Best reports the top takeaways on Mondelez International's first-quarter numbers – which included expectation-beating sales – its Q2 and its thoughts for further ahead.

Mondelez retracts guidance due to Covid-19 even after "strong" first quarter

29 Apr 2020

Mondelez International has retracted its financial outlook due to the uncertainties from Covid-19 as the snacks maker reported first-quarter results.

"Covid-19 is reinforcing the need for wellbeing snacks" - Mondelez International's SnackFutures on demand now - and beyond coronavirus - for snacks

17 Apr 2020

We talk to Mondelez's SnackFutures hub to hear what the US giant has learnt one year since launch, how it sees snacking evolving – and how Covid-19 is affecting the unit's plans.

Mondelez launches SnackFutures innovation model in Germany

1 Apr 2020

US confectionery giant Mondelez International has launched its SnackFutures Innovation Hub in a major European market.

Mondelez International signs up to new plastics initiative

25 Mar 2020

US food giant Mondelez International has signed up to a new initiative aimed at tackling plastic waste and pollution.

Mondelez seeking to boost staff levels to deal with Covid-19 challenge

24 Mar 2020

US food giant Mondelez International has announced measures to help it deal with the impact of Covid-19 in its domestic market.

Mondelez sets new emissions target

27 Feb 2020

Mondelez International, the US-based snacking business, has expanded its target to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Mondelez has "no immediate plans" to launch vegan Cadbury Dairy Milk

26 Feb 2020

Media reports US snacks giant Mondelez International is to launch a plant-based version of one of its best known chocolate products have been denied by the company.

Mondelez enters in-store bakery with move for Give & Go

25 Feb 2020

Mondelez International, home to brands including Cadbury and Oreo, has moved into the in-store bakery category, announcing the acquisition of a business in Canada.

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.

Mondelez 2019 results and 2020 outlook – key takeaways

31 Jan 2020

Mondelez International beat its own expectations for organic growth last year. Simon Harvey takes a look at the key talking points.

Coronavirus - two Mondelez China plants closed

30 Jan 2020

Mondelez International has been asked by Beijing to keep two of its plants shut beyond the usual period of closures over Chinese New Year due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Mondelez trials paper packaging in New Zealand

19 Dec 2019

Mondelez International is trialling paper packaging free of laminates, foils or plastics in New Zealand.

Mondelez eyes strategic growth with new transformation officer

18 Dec 2019

US snacks giant Mondelez International has turned its attention to growth and enterprise strategies, including M&A, through a new executive appointment.

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.





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