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Nestle's plastic push deserves praise but big questions remain

23 Jan 2020

David Burrows offers qualified praise for Nestle on recycled plastics and argues major questions persist about whether the company - and industry - can move from virgin material.

Nestle to cease soups, sauces production in northern France

21 Jan 2020

Nestlé plans to cease production of broths, soups and sauces by the end of the year at one of its plants in France.

Eyeing alternatives - meat companies with stakes in meat-free

20 Jan 2020

With plant-based products growing in popularity and investment in lab-created products on the rise, we present a guide on how meat manufacturers are investing in the area.

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.

Nestle to commit billions to recycled plastic packaging venture

16 Jan 2020

Switzerland-based food and beverage giant Nestlé is to invest billions of dollars in a recycled plastic packaging venture.

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

15 Jan 2020

Kraft Heinz 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.

Plant-based priorities - dairy companies with a stake in dairy-free

15 Jan 2020

Andy Coyne rounds up what the world's leading dairy businesses, or food majors with a significant dairy offering, are providing in the dairy-free product area.

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.

just the facts – ice cream in the Philippines

9 Jan 2020

just-food and GlobalData outlines ten facts you need to know about the ice cream sector in the Philippines.

Nestle sells majority stake in Herta meat unit but forms JV for remainder

20 Dec 2019

Swiss food heavyweight Nestlé is selling a 60% stake in a European meat subsidiary but has formed a joint venture for the charcuterie part of the business.

Industry faces daunting task on child labour in cocoa despite new momentum

19 Dec 2019

Ben Cooper welcomes the progress Nestlé is making on tackling the use of child labour in the cocoa supply chain but stresses the company - and industry - still has work ahead.

Nestle to sell US ice-cream arm to Froneri venture

12 Dec 2019

Nestlé has struck a deal to sell its ice-cream business in the US, a unit that includes brands like Drumstick, as well as the local licence to Häagen-Dazs.

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.

New products - Nestle debuts plant-based DiGiorno, Stouffer's duo; Kellogg to-go granola bowls, All-Bran Prebiotic; Soylent marks UK grocery bow; General Mills dairy-free Oui

6 Dec 2019

The new products we picked out this week include plant-based pizza and lasagne from Nestlé, dairy-free yogurts from General Mills, and Soylents UK grocery entry.

What will drive growth of chocolate in India? - deep dive, part two

3 Dec 2019

hIndia's chocolate sector is set to continue to enjoy solid growth and, in part two of a deep dive into the market, we look at which parts could offer rich pickings.

How should Big Food set up in direct-to-consumer?

3 Dec 2019

How should Big Food companies go about setting up a direct-to-consumer service? Simon Harvey investigates.

Nestle confirms job cuts in UK

2 Dec 2019

Nestlé, the world's largest food maker, has confirmed to just-food that jobs are to go at a facility in northern England.

How one brand dominates India's chocolate market - deep dive, part one

2 Dec 2019

In a two-part look at India's chocolate market, Raghavendra Verma surveys the state of play in a growing industry.

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

29 Nov 2019

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.

New products - Danone launches indulgent dessert brand Pati & Coco; Nestle unveils KitKat Cacao Fruit Chocolate, Kings Elite Snacks Microwaveable Pork Crackle

29 Nov 2019

The products we picked out this week include Danone launching plant-based products under its Activia brand and the UK's first microwaveable pork crackle from Kings Elite Snacks.

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.

Nestle to adopt Nutri-Score labelling scheme in five European countries 

26 Nov 2019

Nestlé has confirmed it will use Nutri-Score front-of-pack nutrition labelling on products sold in five European markets.

New products - Nestlé expands A2 range of products in China; Pots & Co ventures into hot puddings; Chobani moves beyond yogurts; Ferrero expands chocolate range

22 Nov 2019

The products we picked out this week include Chobani expanding its range beyond yogurts in the US and Ferrero entering a new segment in the same market.

Nestle links up with French retail giant Carrefour on blockchain initiative

15 Nov 2019

Swiss food giant Nestlé has joined forces with a European retail heavyweight to apply blockchain technology to infant-nutrition products.

Nestle eyes greater use of microalgae ingredients

7 Nov 2019

Nestle has teamed up with supplier Corbion to work on expanding the packaged-food giant's use of microalgae-based ingredients.

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.

New products - Nestle's Allen's introduces lower-sugar lollies; Danone's no-sugar Silk Oat Yeah; Muller adds new ingredient to yogurts; Danone targets Horizon Organic kids segment

1 Nov 2019

Our round-up of new products includes European yogurt business Müller adding another ingredient into its range and Danone launching an organic milk for young children in the US.

Nestle opens new Gerber baby snacks factory in China

31 Oct 2019

Nestlé has opened a new factory in China for the production of puff baby snacks under its Gerber brand. 

Nestle may soon show how rules of game have changed in China

31 Oct 2019

Nestlé's business in China may be set for significant changes. If they materialise, what would it signify for the world's largest food maker's operations in the market?

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