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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.

Has Mondelez boosted health of snacks portfolio with Grenade?

23 Mar 2021

Andy Coyne asks what Mondelez International's purchase of UK sports-nutrition business Grenade tells us about its strategic thinking and consumer trends.

Mondelez International snaps up UK sports-nutrition firm Grenade

22 Mar 2021

US snacks giant Mondelez International has swooped to acquire a well-known UK sports-nutrition business.

Mondelez strikes deal for Australian crackers firm Gourmet Food

9 Mar 2021

Mondelez International has entered what it calls the "premium" biscuit and cracker segment through an Asia-Pacific deal.

The women shaping the future of food

8 Mar 2021

Lucy Britner speaks to key players at in-house VC and innovation units about the food trends driving change and what the industry can do to encourage more female entrepreneurs.

New products – Sargento teams up with Mondelez in cheese snacks; Halo Top gets fruity; Kellogg goes thin with new crackers

5 Mar 2021

This week's selection of new products includes Nestle's Crema Baci chocolate spread, which it has launched in Italy, and a new range of pizzas from US-based Newman's Own.

Mondelez International launches Sustainable Futures investment platform

18 Feb 2021

Snacking and confectionery major Mondelez International has set up a sustainability platform based around "impact investing".

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.

New products – Small Giants wins in Sainsbury's with cricket snacks; Arla adds dips to Buko line in Germany; Conagra unveils Mondelez tie-up; Insane Grain wins 'big four' listing

12 Feb 2021

This week's batch of new products includes the addition of dips to Arla's Buko brand in Germany and UK healthy snacks start-up Insane Grain winning its first 'big four' listing. 

Mondelez launches CoLab snacks accelerator

10 Feb 2021

The US giant, through its SnackFutures innovation and venture arm, is setting up a scheme to work with fledgling businesses in what the Cadbury maker calls "well-being snacks".

Mondelez confirms closure of two US biscuit plants

5 Feb 2021

The US snacks giant said in November it may shut facilities in Georgia and New Jersey. It's now come to a decision on their fate.

Mondelez invests in chocolate production in UK

4 Feb 2021

Mondelez is putting cash behind chocolate manufacturing in a major European market, the US snacks giant has announced.

Cookies, chocolate to offset weak gum in Mondelez's "on-algorithm" 2021

29 Jan 2021

The US snacks giant expects to hit its target for annual sales growth in 2021 for the third straight year even if its first-quarter sales expand more slowly than a year ago.

EU opens price-fixing probe against sweets giant Mondelez

29 Jan 2021

The European Commission is investigating whether Mondelez International breached antitrust legislation in the EU.

India's biscuit makers prepare for post-Covid growth

28 Jan 2021

just-food correspondent Raghavendra Verma surveys India's biscuit market, which has enjoyed bumper sales during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Why chocolate makers' sugar-reduction quest is so challenging

14 Jan 2021

As the fight against obesity continues in many developed countries, Ben Cooper examines the challenge of reducing the sugar content in chocolate.

Mondelez confirms deal to buy better-for-you chocolate maker Hu

5 Jan 2021

US confectionery major Mondelez International has confirmed that it is to acquire a local better-for-you chocolate and snacks business.

Mondelez's M&A strategists continue health kick

5 Jan 2021

The US giant has bought another healthier snacks firm and, although these types of deals tend to be of smaller brands, it's right to react to evolving consumer trends through M&A.

Mondelez 'to buy rest of chocolate-bar maker Hu'

5 Jan 2021

Reports suggest US confectionery giant Mondelez International is set to buy a local vegan and paleo-friendly chocolate maker.

They said what? The most-read interviews on just-food in 2020

22 Dec 2020

Our regular series of interviews with senior executives in the international packaged food industry caught the eye once more in 2020. Which were the most-read?

Mondelez automation drive leads to job cuts in Australia

21 Dec 2020

Confectionery giant Mondelez International is to invest in automation at a plant in Australia but the move will lead to job cuts.

Why Mondelez’s new carbon-neutral brand can appeal to consumers

18 Dec 2020

Mondelez International has a released a carbon-neutral cracker brand and GlobalData Consumer suggests its recent surveys indicate there could be a ready market for the product.

New products – India FMCG giant Marico enters plant-based meat; Danone touts health virtues of Silk kids line; Chobani debuts probiotic range; Kellogg's new cereal bars

11 Dec 2020

This week's selection of new products includes a cereal partnership between Mondelez/Post Holdings and a new category in spreads for Upfield's Violife brand in the UK. 

Mondelez eyes further M&A in snack bars, pastries

4 Dec 2020

Mondelez International is eyeing more M&A outside of the US snacking and candy giant's core categories in biscuits and chocolate.

New products – Good Hemp adds oats to hemp-based milk range; Mondelez extends BelVita range in Australia; Aunt Millie's unveils Live bread; Jude's moves into custard category

27 Nov 2020

Our selection of new products this week includes new BelVita products in Australia from Mondelez International and US-based Aunt Millie's launching the Live bread sub-brand.

Mondelez mulling future of two US biscuit plants

25 Nov 2020

Confectionery heavyweight Mondelez International is considering closing two US biscuit facilities, it has announced.

Manufacturers, ad industry criticise UK plan for online ban

23 Nov 2020

UK manufacturers, the foodservice sector and advertisers have written to Boris Johnson to complain about proposals to ban online adverts promoting food high in fat, sugar and salt.

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.

New products – Beyond Meat picks China to debut 'pork' mince; Gerber hits frozen aisle; Mondelez launches dual-branded biscuit; Bob's Red Mill rolls out grain-free baking mixes

20 Nov 2020

This week's selection of new products includes US-based Gerber's frozen Freshful Start Bowls and Bites and a new hybrid cookie product in Spain from Mondelez.

New products – US vegetarian-foods manufacturer Keystone Natural Holdings adds to brand roster; Mars reveals confectionery NPD; Arla adds yogurt to Lactofree

13 Nov 2020

This week's batch of new product launches includes new confectionery from Mars, Arla adding to its lactose-free dairy range and The Collective entering the dairy-free category.





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