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New products – Saputo adds US to Cathedral City roster; Premier Foods debuts Sharwood's reduced-sugar sachets; Nestle's NAT Bears cereal in UK; Good Good Krunchy Keto Bars hit US

18 Sep 2020

This week's selection of new products includes faux meatballs from Beyond Meat in the US and plant-based additions to Symington's Naked pot meal range in the UK.

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.

Nestle, Waitrose mum on 'Mindful Chef interest'

14 Sep 2020

Mindful Chef, the UK recipe-box delivery firm, has reportedly attracted takeover interest from companies including a local supermarket retailer and a global food manufacturer.

Nestle readies more investment in China

11 Sep 2020

The Swiss giant is ploughing cash into a range of areas, from dairy farming to "adult functional foods".

New products – B&G Foods bets on cauliflower; Restaurant chain Zizzi makes UK grocery bow; Pukka Pies' plant-based duo; Nestle's NAT children's cereal range

11 Sep 2020

This week's selection of new products includes a new healthier-profile children's cereal range launched by Nestle in Spain and Danone entering the dips category.

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

11 Sep 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.

Yili becomes world's 'most-valuable' dairy brand - research

10 Sep 2020

A Chinese dairy brand has been revealed as the "most valuable" in the sector worldwide, according to a new study.

Nestle revitalises acquisition agenda as frozen food business appears safe for now – analysis

10 Sep 2020

Nestlé spoke at an investor event held by Barclays this week, with M&A, frozen foods and sustainability key topics. Simon Harvey looks at what the company had to say.

Cocoa partnership puts aside failures with bold new aims on child labour

9 Sep 2020

Attempts to tackle child labour in cocoa have over-promised and under-delivered. Could a new plan from multi-stakeholder body International Cocoa Initiative be different?

European Brands Association to trial packaging recycling initiative

8 Sep 2020

AIM, the European Brands Association, has announced it is to road-test a new packaging recycling scheme.

Nestle backs US recycling initiative Closed Loop Leadership Fund

7 Sep 2020

Nestlé has ploughed US$30m in a US-based recycled plastics initiative, the first move by the Swiss group's venture fund to invest in sustainable packaging.

Nestle to invest in KitKat production in Brazil

1 Sep 2020

The Swiss behemoth has set out the parts of its business in Brazil that is seeing investment in capital expenditure.

Nestle to buy control of food-allergy firm Aimmune Therapeutics

1 Sep 2020

The world's largest food maker has added to its "health science" division through a deal for a company that treats severe food allergies.

Unilever, Mars among US plastics pledge signatories

26 Aug 2020

Unilever, Mars and Walmart are among 60 organisations across the private and public sectors to have joined a new "pact" on plastics in the US.

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

24 Aug 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.

New products - Nestle enters alternative seafood category; Green Giant breadsticks from B&G Foods; Country Archer's Zero Sugar Jerky; Unilever's Hellmann's brand rolls out coleslaw

20 Aug 2020

This week's batch of new products includes Nestle's move into seafood alternatives and a new category for Premier Foods.

Nestle, General Mills among food manufacturers to join new food waste initiative

19 Aug 2020

Nestlé and General Mills are among the global food manufacturers to have joined a new food waste initiative to reduce the impact on the economy and environment.

Beyond Covid-19 – will consumer interest in immunity endure?

6 Aug 2020

Covid-19 has pushed immunity claims up the NPD agenda. Andy Coyne asks whether the claims stack up and whether this is a trend here to stay once the dust settles on the virus.

Eyeing alternatives – meat companies with stakes in meat-free and cell-based meat

4 Aug 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.

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

4 Aug 2020

just-food 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.

Nestle stays optimistic despite trimming sales forecast – H1 takeaways

3 Aug 2020

Nestlé disappointed markets with a downgrade to its outlook as foodservice took a bite out of sales. But the world's largest food maker struck an optimistic tone.

New products – Upfield unveils Flora Plant block butter; General Mills rolls out Packed energy bars; Kraft Heinz palm-oil free hazelnut spread, Heinz by Nature hit Canada

31 Jul 2020

This week's batch of new products includes launches from General Mills, Nestle, Kraft Heinz and a collaboration between Migros and Innovopro.

China 'keen to encourage foreign investment in meat – and plant-based'

31 Jul 2020

The Chinese government is reportedly keen to encourage foreign investment to develop certain food sectors.

Nestle cuts organic growth guidance amid Covid-related restrictions

30 Jul 2020

Nestlé has lowered its forecast for the company's growth in sales on an organic basis amid the volatility of trading against the backdrop of Covid-19.

Nearly half of food manufacturers, grocers have plant-based teams – research

27 Jul 2020

Research just out has revealed the percentage of food manufacturers and grocers that now have dedicated teams for plant-based products.

Nestle to cut jobs in Germany amid production move to Poland

24 Jul 2020

Nestlé plans to cut jobs in Germany as the Swiss food giant shift some production to another part of Europe.

Cooperl, Fleury Michon to appeal 'ham cartel' fines

17 Jul 2020

Manufacturers in France are to appeal a decision from the country's competition watchdog to hand out fines for price-fixing.

Nestle 'narrows down bidders for Chinese unit Yinlu'

17 Jul 2020

Nestlé has reportedly moved closer to selling its troublesome peanut butter and yogurt business unit in China.

New products – Coca-Cola Co.'s Fairlife moves into new category; Eat Just opens new market; Nestle-owned Sweet Earth reveals faux bacon burger

17 Jul 2020

This week's new product offerings include more protein-packed products from Mars and a new range of Calzones from Smithfield Foods of the US under its Carando brand.

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.

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