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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.

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

19 Aug 2019

just-food presents a guide to some of the main in-house venture capital funds operated by major food businesses. 

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.

Eyeing alternatives - meat companies with stakes in meat-free

13 Aug 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.

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.

New products - PepisCo adds to Walkers Crisps range with Oven Baked with Veg; Mars launches M&M's Block to UK; Premier takes Loyd Grossman into food-to-go with Pasta Italia Pots

5 Jul 2019

This week's batch of new products includes US confectionery giant Mars launching Skittles Dips in the UK and Nestle debuting Edible Cookie Dough in the US.

Nestle claims recycling first with Yes! bar

3 Jul 2019

Nestlé has claimed a technical breakthrough which will allow it to use recyclable paper packaging on one of its snack bar ranges.

Nestle partners with blockchain platform OpenSC on traceability

2 Jul 2019

Nestlé is partnering with a blockchain technology platform claiming to offer traceability "right back to the farm", starting with milk.

Nestle says review of Zambia operations could result in job losses

28 Jun 2019

Nestlé said it is reviewing its operations in Zambia as the world's biggest food company seeks to take a "new approach".

Should Europe's food majors make more use of co-manufacturing?

26 Jun 2019

The benefits of co-manufacturing can range from cutting costs to quickening innovation - but larger food companies in Europe use the practice less than peers in North America. Why?

Nestle to adopt Nutri-Score labelling system in continental Europe

26 Jun 2019

Global food giant Nestlé has announced it will adopt the Nutri-Score front-of-pack labelling scheme by the end of this year in European countries that already support it.

Big Food teams up with advertisers, digital media to launch online safety alliance

19 Jun 2019

Some of the world's biggest food companies have joined forces to launch an alliance of global advertisers to tackle online safety issues.

The brave new world of food as medicine

14 Jun 2019

The concept of food as medicine is far from new - but US columnist Victor Martino argues it's back in a big way and major CPGs are taking notice.

Nestle, Danone join new Ellen MacArthur project targeting global food system

13 Jun 2019

Nestlé and Danone have signed up to a new global food project launched by UK-based charity The Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Should Nestle sell US frozen-food division?

12 Jun 2019

Nestlé's position in the US frozen-food market has been the subject of debate for a number of years amid a chequered performance in the category. And question marks persist.

Nestle upbeat on organic growth outlook for EMENA region amid shield from Brexit

11 Jun 2019

Nestlé is optimistic it can achieve organic growth of 2% or more for the Swiss food giant's EMENA operations.

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