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UK vegan food deep-dive, part two - bumps in the road 

31 Jan 2019

In part two of this feature, Andy Coyne asks whether anything can slow down the march of vegan food in the UK.

UK vegan food deep-dive, part one - the game is getting bigger

30 Jan 2019

Andy Coyne takes an in-depth look at the UK vegan food category, which has grown rapidly in recent times.

New products - Mondelez broadens Cadbury range in UK; Intersnack-owned crisp brand McCoy's launches Muchos tortilla chips; Parag Milk Foods expands reach of premium offering Pride of Cows; Pladis expands Go Ahead line with low-calorie options

18 Jan 2019

This week's batch of new products includes Post Holdings and Hostess Brands coming together to launch breakfast cereals and a chicken alternative from Naturli' Foods.

New products - Sophie's Kitchen makes UK debut with Sainsbury's listing; Danone links up with Diageo in US for Baileys Coffee Creamers; Greencore among suppliers for new M&S vegan range, Danone rolls out Silk Oat Yeah milk drink line in US

4 Jan 2019

This week's batch of new products includes a Keto diet product range from the US-based brand SlimFast and a Quorn Foods-produced vegan sausage roll from UK baker Greggs.

Can a climate label for food work?

12 Dec 2018

A decade ago, a few companies looked to label a product's carbon footprint. The concept never took off. If revisited, just-food asks, would the idea now gain traction?

German vegan-food market deep-dive, part two - how a mainstream category could shape up  

25 Oct 2018

In the first part of a two-part feature yesterday, Andy Coyne looked at the growth of the German packaged vegan food market. Today, we weigh up the outlook for the category.

UK meat-alternative firms slammed by pressure group for "excessive" salt content

23 Oct 2018

UK pressure group Action on Salt has criticised meat-free suppliers for what it says is an "excessive" amount of salt in meat-alternative products.

New Products - Danone launches another organic yogurt range in France; Nestle unveils gluten-free snack bar Yes!; Mars to introduce M&M's chocolate bars; Barilla debuts legume pastas

28 Sep 2018

This week, the more eye-catching new products announced to market include Arla Foods' organic fruit yogurts debut roll out in Germany, a collaboration between Germany's Dr Oetker and UK-based Quorn in pizza, and Nestle introducing the Maggi noodles brand to yogurt dips in India, along with a new snack brand in the UK and Ireland.

New Products - Unilever brings Ben & Jerry's Moo-phoria ice cream to UK; Nestle breakfast cereals go organic; Quirch Foods unveils frozen brand Mambo; PepsiCo launches Kurkure sub-brand in India

21 Sep 2018

This week, the more eye-catching new products announced to market include Nestle taking some of its breakfast cereals into the organic category, high-protein, no-added sugar yogurts from Chobani in Australia and the first chilled milk product from the UK's Good Hemp.

Quorn Foods to open innovation centre

23 Jul 2018

UK meat-free supplier Quorn Foods is investing GBP7m (US$9.2m) in a new global innovation centre at its headquarters in Stokesley, North Yorkshire.

CASH fingers sausages and calls for mandatory limits on salt in UK

6 Dec 2017

UK campaign group Consensus Action on Salt and Health has called for the country's government to legislate on the amount of salt in foods, pointing to the levels of the ingredient in sausages as evidence not enough progress has been made using voluntary targets.

Quorn extends into chilled aisle in US

21 Sep 2017

UK meat substitute firm Quorn Foods is expanding its US business out of the frozen foods aisle and into the chilled foods section of supermarkets.

Quorn bullish new US mold label info will not impact sales

12 Sep 2017

UK meat substitute firm Quorn Foods has suggested a new statement on its product labels in the US, which tell customers the products contain mold and could cause an allergic reaction, is unlikely to affect sales.

Quorn insists US labelling settlement yet to be finalised

7 Sep 2017

UK meat substitute firm Quorn Foods has insisted claims a settlement of a class action in the US over how it labels products sold there has yet to be finalised.

Quorn to spend GBP150m to increase production at UK plant

24 Jul 2017

Meat substitute firm Quorn Foods is to spend GBP150m (US$195.5m) on its facility in Billingham in the north east of England.

Monde Nissin's Quorn launching new fillets product

17 Feb 2017

Quorn Foods, the UK-based meat-free business owned by Philippines group Monde Nissin, is expanding its range to include new Chilli & Lime Fillets.

Monde Nissin's Quorn settles US lawsuit

16 Feb 2017

Quorn Foods, the UK-based meat-free business owned by Philippines group Monde Nissin, has settled a lawsuit in the US over a claim on its packaging.

Quorn Foods CEO Kevin Brennan sets out stall for 2017 - interview

25 Nov 2016

A year after the takeover of Quorn Foods by Philippines-based group Monde Nissin, the UK meat-free business is setting up its first operations in Asia and investing in building its teams in Europe to try to grow further there. Dean Best spoke to Quorn Foods CEO Kevin Brennan, who outlined the company's plans for the next 12 months.

Monde Nissin's Quorn announces push into Asia

25 Nov 2016

UK meat-free business Quorn Foods is to push into Asia, a year after its takeover by Philippines food group Monde Nissin.

Quorn Foods confident in prospects - interview

27 Jun 2016

Quorn Foods, the UK-based meat-free supplier, has enjoyed solid growth in recent years on the back of growing consumer interest in reducing - or eliminating - meat from their diet. Now owned by Philippines-based Monde Nissin after a deal last autumn, Quorn expects its expansion to continue, CEO Kevin Brennan and Andrew Staal, the company's international director, tells John Shepherd.

Quorn product launch goes toe-to-toe with meat equivalents 

12 Apr 2016

Meat-substitute group Quorn Foods is expanding its range of frozen ready meals in the UK where, for the first time, products will be merchandised in the country alongside their meat equivalents. 

What are the implications of Brexit for UK food manufacturing?

22 Feb 2016

The UK could vote on its membership of the EU in little more than four months but little attention has been paid to what impact an exit could have on the country's largest manufacturing sector. Ben Cooper weighs up the issue, speaking to executives from across the industry.

The food industry in 2016 - the trends that will drive M&A

3 Jan 2016

Looking to 2016, it seems likely many of the trends that drove a bumper year of deal-making will persist over the next 12 months - consolidation, health, simple foods and emerging markets.

The year in review - the news that shook the food industry in 2015

21 Dec 2015

The creation of Kraft Heinz was the stand-out M&A story of the year, although there were plenty of other significant deals, including JBS's move for European meat group Moy Park, the sale of Quorn Foods to Philippines-based Monde Nissin and Nomad Foods' two transactions in European frozen food. Elsewhere, Nestle was rocked by the Maggi recall in India, while it and a number of other companies - including Hershey - suffered amid China's economic slowdown.

The year in review - the most-clicked comment from just-food in 2015

18 Dec 2015

The emergence of 3G Capital into the food sector has shaken the industry and its latest move in 2015 - to merge Heinz with Kraft Foods Group - got people talking, us mulling the impact on the sector and you clicking. Elsewhere, we predicted the battle to buy buoyant for UK meat-free business Quorn Foods would be fierce, analysed some of the key trends in the UK foodservice and discussed how Danone would fare under its new CEO.

Food industry news of the week - Quorn, Mondelez, Kellogg

2 Oct 2015

Quorn Foods' sale to Monde Nissin was the stand-out story this week got you clicking. News of a potential transaction also caught your interest, with speculation Mondelez International may be looking to offload its European cheese and grocery business.

Food industry quotes of the week - Quorn, ConAgra, Thai Union Group

2 Oct 2015

Philippines group Monde Nissin was this week named as the buyer of Quorn Foods, agreeing a deal that valued the UK meat-free business at GBP550m. ConAgra Foods, under-pressure from changing consumer trends in the US, outlined its plan to revitalise the group, with 1,500 jobs to go as part of the process. And just-food interviewed seafood giant Thai Union Group about its sustainability programmes.

Quorn Foods agrees sale to Philippines group Monde Nissin

30 Sep 2015

Quorn Foods, the UK-based meat-free business, is to be sold to Philippines group Monde Nissin in a deal valuing the company at GBP550m (US$831.2m).

Danone, Kerry, Pulmuone also eyeing Quorn

30 Sep 2015

Companies including Danone, Kerry Group, Singapore-based agribusiness and food group Wilmar International and South Korean business Pulmuone Co. are eyeing Quorn Foods, joining the likes of McCain Foods as possible bidders for the UK meat-free firm.

Quorn Foods' operating profit up in 2014, losses narrow

25 Sep 2015

Quorn Foods, the UK-based meat-free business, saw its operating profit jump in 2014, with losses narrowing by more than two-thirds.

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