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Coronavirus live news - Covid-19 and the global food sector, Friday 5 June (free to read)

5 Jun 2020

just-food's coronavirus live feed is your one-stop shop for news on how the Covid-19 outbreak is impacting the world's packaged food sector.

PepsiCo sells Havrefras cereal brand to Norway's Orkla

2 Jun 2020

US food and beverage giant PepsiCo has sold a Scandinavian cereal brand to a Nordic food group for an undisclosed sum.

Covid-19's snacking consumers spark D2C flurry

29 May 2020

How consumers shop for food has changed in some very noticeable ways over the last three months or so – and D2C is one area to have grown in importance, says GlobalData.

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

28 May 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.

Will Covid-19 spark change in UK supplier payment terms?

13 May 2020

We look at the records of how the UK's largest grocers – and manufacturers – have been paying their suppliers and wonder if the recent changes to help suppliers will stick around.

PepsiCo launches D2C services in Covid-19 move

11 May 2020

US food and beverage giant PepsiCo has launched an e-commerce initiative to meet consumer demand during the coronavirus pandemic.

PepsiCo to invest in brands boosted by stay-at-home policy

29 Apr 2020

US food and beverages giant PepsiCo is to invest in products which have benefited from people eating at home during the Covid-19 lockdown.

PepsiCo Q1 sales up, pulls guidance due to Covid-19 uncertainties

28 Apr 2020

PepsiCo has pulled its financial guidance for the year as the US-based food and beverages giant said the coronavirus crisis has thrown up too many uncertainties.

New products - PepsiCo takes another brand into "cannister snacks"; Danone adds to So Delicious range; Bonduelle enters new category in Germany; Kinnerton debuts nut-free Nomo bars

16 Apr 2020

This week's batch of notable new products includes innovation from food majors PepsiCo, Danone and Bonduelle.

PepsiCo provides $45m to help ease global coronavirus hardship

2 Apr 2020

Food and beverages giant PepsiCo is providing financial aid to fight the global battle against coronavirus.

The three categories riding healthy snacks wave in China - deep dive, part one

26 Mar 2020

In our latest market deep dive, we set out three categories being boosted by growing demand in China for healthier snacks.

Coronavirus - PepsiCo to hire more workers, offers compensatory pay benefits

23 Mar 2020

PepsiCo plans to take on thousands of new workers to meet the extra retail demand from the Covid-19 outbreak and will also offer pay benefits. 

PepsiCo/Pioneer Food deal clears final competition hurdle

18 Mar 2020

The UK competition authority has taken a decision on whether US food and beverage giant PepsiCo's acquisition of South Africa's Pioneer Food Group can proceed.

PepsiCo secures South Africa competition backing for Pioneer takeover

9 Mar 2020

South Africa's top competition body has ruled on PepsiCo's US$1.7bn takeover of local food and drinks business Pioneer Foods Group.

PepsiCo eyeing another new factory in India

27 Feb 2020

PepsiCo's efforts to expand its presence in a key emerging market could see the US giant open another new plant in the country.

PepsiCo issues new guidelines on palm oil

26 Feb 2020

Lay's and Quaker brands giant PepsiCo, which has often attracted criticism from campaigners over its palm oil supply chain, has introduced stricter rules for suppliers.

PepsiCo buys Chinese direct-to-consumer snacks firm Be & Cheery

24 Feb 2020

US snacks and beverages giant PepsiCo has entered a direct-to-consumer deal in China as it seeks to become a leading snacks maker in the country.

PepsiCo-Pioneer Foods deal clears one competition hurdle

12 Feb 2020

The proposed takeover of Pioneer Foods by US food and beverage giant PepsiCo has been ruled on by the competition watchdog in the South African company's home market.

Plant-based snacks feature in PepsiCo's North America Greenhouse incubator

7 Feb 2020

Food and beverage giant PepsiCo has announced the ten entrants to the second edition of its North America Greenhouse programme.

PepsiCo's proposed deal for Pioneer Foods under competition review

30 Jan 2020

Competition authorities in the UK are investigating PepsiCo's proposed purchase of South Africa-based food and beverages business Pioneer Foods Group.

PepsiCo plea sees India court suspend rival brand production

27 Jan 2020

A snacks firm in India has been ordered to halt the production and marketing of one of its brands after claims from PepsiCo the product was too close to its Lay's Maxx crisps.

PepsiCo to fight "severe" climate change threat with US renewables switch

15 Jan 2020

The new decade will be "critical for the future of our planet's health", according to PepsiCo's CEO, as the company announced plans to move to 100% renewable electricity in the US.

PepsiCo releases more details on India snacks plant

13 Jan 2020

PepsiCo has revealed more details on the plans it has for a new snacks factory in India after the US major received the green light for the project.

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.

PepsiCo takes stake in Ethiopian crisps firm Senselet

7 Jan 2020

US food and beverage giant PepsiCo has taken a stake in an Ethiopian crisps firm founded by a Dutch investment company.

Schwan's names PepsiCo exec Roberto Rios as marketing chief

12 Dec 2019

Schwan's, the US frozen-foods business majority-owned by South Korea group CJ CheilJedang, has hired a new chief marketing officer.

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.

US start-up Caulipower features alongside Big Food in product innovation awards

4 Dec 2019

Food industry start-up Caulipower has been included in a list of product innovation winners in the consumer packaged goods space.

PepsiCo swoops for PopCorners owner BFY Brands

2 Dec 2019

PepsiCo, the US snacks behemoth behind brands including Lay's and Doritos, is to acquire a private-equity-owned business in its domestic market.

PepsiCo to invest in Spain production

29 Nov 2019

US giant PepsiCo is investing in its snacks production network in Spain, from where the company exports to a number of markets across Europe.





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