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New products - PepsiCo debuts Smart50 popcorn in US; UK's Piccolo launches bio-based baby food pouches; Del Monte Foods launches cauliflower-based Contadina Pizzettas

11 Oct 2019

US giants Kraft Heinz is among the food companies to have rolled out eye-catching new products this week.

PepsiCo launches 'green bond' to fund sustainability initiatives

8 Oct 2019

US food and beverages heavyweight PepsiCo has announced plans which it says will help it fund its sustainability programme.

Nestle calls on industry to improve on deforestation

2 Oct 2019

Nestlé has admitted it will miss a 2020 target on deforestation it set ten years ago - but the company has set out how it believes the wider industry can end the practice.

PepsiCo invests again in Indiana snacks plant

30 Sep 2019

PepsiCo is investing again in a snacks manufacturing plant in the US state of Indiana to add a production line.

Almarai to boost subsidiaries after EBRD loan boost

30 Sep 2019

Saudi Arabian dairy company Almarai has received a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

PepsiCo to cease snacks production in Philippines

25 Sep 2019

PepsiCo plans to cease production of snacks in a market in south-east Asia to focus resources on its "core" business lines. 

PepsiCo lines up business hub for India

16 Sep 2019

US food and beverage giant PepsiCo plans is set to open a business service centre in India later this year.

PepsiCo sells Danish oatmeal brand Ota Solgryn to Crispy Food

9 Sep 2019

PepsiCo, the US food giant behind Quaker porridge, has sold another brand of breakfast cereal in Denmark.

PepsiCo de-lists Walkers Tear 'n' Share crisps

27 Aug 2019

Global food and drinks giant PepsiCo is to discontinue one of its Walkers crisps ranges in the UK, citing sales that came in below expectations.

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.

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.

How M&A in packaged food looked in H1 2019

13 Aug 2019

Using data from and parent organisation GlobalData, we present a flavour of M&A activity in the international packaged food sector in the first half of the year.

PepsiCo plans to set up snacks plant in India

29 Jul 2019

US food and drinks giant PepsiCo has set out plans to set up a new production facility serving one of its core businesses in India.

PepsiCo to buy stake in Chinese "health food" firm Natural Food International Holding

26 Jul 2019

PepsiCo is to invest in a Hong Kong-listed, China-based "health food" business, according to a local stock-exchange filing.

PepsiCo's Pioneer-led Africa push may face challenges

22 Jul 2019

Andy Coyne looks at PepsiCo's plans in sub-Saharan Africa after the US giant announced it is to buy South Africa's Pioneer Foods Group.

PepsiCo moves to buy South Africa's Pioneer Foods Group

19 Jul 2019

PepsiCo has swooped to buy a South Africa-based food and drinks manufacturer with a bid worth around US$1.7bn, the US giant has announced.

PepsiCo planning to invest further in international snacking operations

10 Jul 2019

PepsiCo is planning to invest further in its international snacking operations after experiencing growth in quarter two of 2019.

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.

PepsiCo drops Quaker Oats breakfast drinks as UK sales disappoint

4 Jul 2019

Food and beverages giant PepsiCo is discontinuing breakfast drinks under one of its major brands in the UK amid poor sales.

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?

Reckitt Benckiser swoops to bring in PepsiCo man Laxman Narasimhan as CEO

12 Jun 2019

UK-based consumer goods heavyweight Reckitt Benckiser has snapped up a senior PepsiCo executive to be its new CEO.

PepsiCo names Ram Krishnan CCO as Laxman Narasimhan departs for Reckitt Benckiser

12 Jun 2019

Food and beverage giant PepsiCo has appointed its current chief executive officer for Greater China as its new global chief commercial officer.

Finistere Ventures joins three Israeli firms in agri-food investment partnership

28 May 2019

Food technology investment firm Finistere Ventures is partnering with three Israeli companies to invest in agri-food start-ups.

PepsiCo rolls out Loop recycling initiative in Paris

15 May 2019

Food and drinks giant PepsiCo is offering consumers the chance to purchase two of its products in reusable containers as part of a market trial. 

Danone, General Mills among signatories to China Food Tech Hub for start-ups

9 May 2019

Food manufacturers Danone and General Mills are among ten global corporations that have founded the China Food Tech Hub with a local venture fund.

PepsiCo to build new snacks plant in Mexico under $4bn investment project with local partner

8 May 2019

US food and drinks giant PepsiCo plans to build a new facility in Mexico for the manufacture of snacks. 

How to grow legacy brands

17 Apr 2019

Big Food still rules the roost in most product categories but legacy brand growth has stalled. Our US correspondent Victor Martino looks at how they can get their mojo back.

New products - Kraft Heinz links up with restaurant on Twisted Ranch dressings; Dean Foods adds to DairyPure range; Mondelez adds new lines to Dairylea; Mars launches Skittles in India

29 Mar 2019

This week's batch of new products includes Upfield Foods making Flora 100% vegan and Weetabix making a push in UK foodservice.

What could further fuel India's appetite for potato chips? - just-food deep-dive, part two

15 Mar 2019

India's market for potato chips is buoyant - but what could drive further growth? The second part of Raghavendra Verma's deep dive into the category outlines possible factors.

What's the state of play in India's potato chips market? - just-food deep-dive, part one

13 Mar 2019

India's appetite for potato chips is growing rapidly - with some major players building a nationwide presence to cater to rising demand, Raghavendra Verma reports.





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