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Why food industry must safeguard positive health message of plant-based protein

18 Sep 2019

As the plant-based meat and dairy markets explode, Ben Cooper sets out why food companies must ensure products deliver on nutritional value.

Nestle lays down target for zero net greenhouse gas emissions

12 Sep 2019

Nestlé, the Swiss food heavyweight with brands such a KitKat chocolate, has set out a new target to cut net greenhouse gas emissions to zero. 

Eyeing alternatives - meat companies with stakes in meat-free

12 Sep 2019

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.

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

10 Sep 2019

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.

Nestle modernises plants in Germany

5 Sep 2019

Swiss food company Nestlé is investing in its plants in Germany to bring them up to speed with new technologies and energy efficiencies.

Nestle invests in organic baby snacks production in Portugal

4 Sep 2019

Swiss food giant Nestlé has opened a dedicated production line in Portugal to manufacture organic baby snacks. 

Food companies back Swiss sugar reduction plan

30 Aug 2019

Food businesses have signed up to a Swiss government initiative linked to the amount of sugar in yogurt and breakfast cereals.

Nestle hands over UHT milk production in Brazil to local dairy Laticínios Bela Vista

30 Aug 2019

Nestlé has inked a licensing agreement for UHT milk in Brazil with a local dairy group, it has announced.

New products - McCain takes Brew City brand to UK; Nestle launches lower-sugar chocs; Marfrig's plant-based tie-up with Burger King; Del Monte Foods unveils popping boba snack

30 Aug 2019

This week's batch of new products includes McCain eyeing craft beer demand, Nestle again targeting sugar and US-based Beyond Meat trialling a product with KFC.

Nestle to close tinned milk plant in Australia putting 106 people out of work

29 Aug 2019

Nestlé plans to close a factory in Australia with all of the staff set to be made redundant over the course of the next 18 months.

Nestle expands plant-based offering, but not in UK

27 Aug 2019

European food giant Nestlé has revealed expansion plans for its Garden Gourmet plant-based product range.

When should food companies outsource R&D?

27 Aug 2019

Simon Creasey analyses the growing trend for food companies to outsource their research and development - and weighs up why they might be looking outside their four walls.

Nestle to invest $248m in Brazil plants and new technologies

22 Aug 2019

Swiss food giant Nestlé said it plans to invest more funds in Brazil over the next three years centred on new production lines and technologies. 

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

21 Aug 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.

China's fight against obesity augurs change for food businesses

20 Aug 2019

Jens Kastner looks at how international food businesses selling their products in China are responding to the country's plans to target obesity.

Japan’s Kirin eyes "functional" food push with Fancl investment

16 Aug 2019

Kirin Holdings, the Japanese drinks major, is looking to develop functional foods after buying a 30% stake in a local peer.

New products - Dairy Farmers of America 'blended' milk drinks; PepsiCo's Hint of Salt crisps from Walkers; Kellogg new category for RXBar; Halo Top takes bars to Canada

16 Aug 2019

This week's most notable new products include Dairy Farmers of America 'blended' milk drinks and a new food-to-go range from Quorn Foods.

Nestle to use origami paper packaging on Japanese KitKats

14 Aug 2019

Nestlé has swapped its mini KitKats plastic packaging for paper in Japan as part of its initiative to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.

Nestle to construct ninth plant in India, creating 400 jobs

5 Aug 2019

Swiss food giant Nestlé said it has started work to construct its ninth factory in India as the company further expands its Asian operations.

Why Nestle's new chocolate innovation is more about waste than sugar

31 Jul 2019

Ben Cooper mulls over Nestlé's newest innovation in confectionery, a chocolate bar made exclusively from cocoa beans and pulp without the addition of refined sugar.

Nestle to expand production in Indonesia

31 Jul 2019

Nestle has today (31 July) set out plans to increase the production capacity at three of the Swiss food giant's plants in Indonesia.

Innovation, pricing, plant-based, China - the top takeaways from Nestle's H1 results

29 Jul 2019

Nestle discusses its first-half financial results, the "challenge" of innovation, pressure on pricing and conditions in China.

China food market growth "lowest for decade" - Nestle

26 Jul 2019

After reporting a set of half-year results that drew a positive response from the market, Nestle remarked how China had been a factor in the slowing growth from its Asia division.

Unilever, Nestle among best prepared for plant-based future - investor group

24 Jul 2019

Unilever and Nestlé are amongst the businesses to be assessed in terms of their response to consumer demand for alternative proteins in a new report.

New products - Nestle's ice cream push in China; Kellogg's Nutri-Grain for kids; Chobani nut butter yogurt; Danone's So Delicious yogurt alternatives

19 Jul 2019

This week's batch of new products includes Kellogg pushing Nutri-Grain into US kids category and a nut butter line of Greek yogurts from Chobani. 

Nestle sells unit in Uzbekistan to Lactalis

18 Jul 2019

Nestlé has sold a business in Central Asia to another of the world's largest dairy companies, it has been announced.

Dairy companies to appeal latest Spain collusion ruling

16 Jul 2019

Major dairy companies operating in Spain plan to lodge fresh appeals against a latest set of fines issued for alleged collusion on price.

Nestle claims innovation first with new dark chocolate creation

16 Jul 2019

Global food giant Nestlé claims it has invented a new type of chocolate and has revealed where it plans to sell the product first.

How can food companies ensure plant-based protein growth is sustainable?

10 Jul 2019

The growth in the plant-based protein market is good news for the planet. However, rising demand may create new sustainability issues in supply chains.

Nestle moves Israel ice-cream unit into Froneri venture

5 Jul 2019

Nestle has confirmed it has moved another part of its ice-cream business into the Froneri venture co-owned with PAI Partners.

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