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Trading through Covid-19 and beyond, daily food industry updates – Thursday 22 October (free to read)

22 Oct 2020

Daily updates on how Covid-19 is affecting the world's packaged food sector – and how executives see the market and consumer behaviour taking shape in the months ahead.

Hefty fine for Pilgrim's Pride after price-fixing plea agreement

14 Oct 2020

US meat heavyweight Pilgrim's Pride has entered into a plea agreement with the country's Department of Justice (DoJ) in relation to broiler chicken price-fixing.

US government issues new indictments in chicken price-fixing case

8 Oct 2020

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has taken further action in its ongoing investigation into broiler chicken price-fixing.

Eyeing alternatives – meat companies with stakes in meat-free and cell-based meat

2 Oct 2020

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

30 Sep 2020

Minerva 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.

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

28 Sep 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.

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

Tyson Foods claims first with beef transparency programme

10 Sep 2020

US meat major Tyson Foods is claiming a first after announcing an initiative linked to sustainable beef production practices.

US chicken giants accused of price fixing in new legal case

7 Sep 2020

A number of US chicken giants have been accused of price fixing in a new legal claim filed in Chicago.

Update – Tyson confirms plan to end production at UK plant

2 Sep 2020

Tyson Foods, the US meat titan, has released a statement on the future of a UK factory said by trade-union officials to be set for closure next month.

Tyson Foods 'set to close UK facility'

2 Sep 2020

US meat giant Tyson Foods is said to have a made a decision about the future of a UK facility employing 71 people.

New products – Mondelez takes Bournvita brand into cereal in India, Orkla launches plant-based brand in Sweden, Samworth Brothers unveils Ginsters empanadas

27 Aug 2020

This week's selection of new products includes tuna meatballs from Thai Union's UK canned fish brand John West and new additions to the Jimmy Dean breakfast range from Tyson Foods.

Tyson Foods to expand US sandwich facility

25 Aug 2020

US meat giant Tyson Foods has announced plans to expand a domestic production facility with the creation of more than 200 jobs.

"The timing was less than optimal" – Tyson Foods' Brett Van de Bovenkamp on European foodservice launch and wider ambitions

24 Aug 2020

Andy Coyne speaks to Tyson Foods' Brett Van de Bovenkamp, the executive charged with kick-starting the US meat group's European operations.

Tyson Foods prepared for "prolonged pandemic-related uncertainty"

4 Aug 2020

Tyson Foods is preparing for a drawn out pandemic and is adjusting its operations accordingly as the virus hits foodservice volumes.

Tyson Foods names Dean Banks as successor to CEO Noel White

3 Aug 2020

Tyson Foods has named a successor to CEO Noel White, who will remain with the US meat giant in a new capacity.

Ex-Tyson Foods boss Tom Hayes named Ocean Spray CEO

21 Jul 2020

Ocean Spray Cranberries has named a new CEO five months after the US snacks maker terminated the contract previous chief executive for violating an anti-harassment policy.

Tyson Foods launches namesake brand into European foodservice channel

8 Jul 2020

US meat giant Tyson Foods has announced a new initiative linked to the European foodservice channel, which is starting to re-open.

Tyson to close South Carolina pork facility

24 Jun 2020

US meat giant Tyson Foods has confirmed it is to permanently close a pork processing plant, putting 150 jobs at risk.

China suspends poultry imports from Covid-hit Tyson plant

22 Jun 2020

China has suspended poultry imports from a plant owned by Tyson Foods which has been hit by a Covid-19 outbreak.

Tyson cooperating with chicken price-fixing probe in return for leniency

11 Jun 2020

US meat giant Tyson Foods has issued a statement in relation to the Department of Justice (DoJ) investigation into price-fixing in the poultry industry.

Tyson, Kellogg venture-capital arms plough more funds into MycoTechnology

11 Jun 2020

MycoTechnology, which produces ingredients for food and beverage products using mushrooms as a base, has received another new round of funding.

Tyson, Cargill, National Beef, JBS 'under scrutiny in US over pricing'

8 Jun 2020

The US Department of Justice has reportedly issued an order to four meat processors for information over possible anti-trust violations.

Investor spotlight on animal protein over "pandemic risk"

3 Jun 2020

The global animal-protein industry is "vulnerable to zoonotic outbreaks and guilty of creating them", new research from an international investor group has claimed.

Tyson to shut Iowa plant following following Covid-19 outbreak

29 May 2020

US meat titan Tyson Foods is closing a pork processing plant following a mass outbreak of Covid-19 amongst employees.

Tyson Foods reveals high Covid-19 test count at US plant

21 May 2020

Tyson Foods has revealed hundreds of workers have tested positive for Covid-19 at a poultry plant in the US.

Tyson confirms scores of Covid-19 cases at Portland plant

13 May 2020

US meat giant Tyson Foods has revealed how many employees at its poultry plant in Portland, Maine, have tested positive for coronavirus.

US snacks firm Clif Bar hires former Tyson senior exec Sally Grimes as CEO

11 May 2020

Clif Bar, the US better-for-you snacks firm, has brought in a former senior executive at meat giant Tyson Foods, as its new CEO.

Meat industry to step up spending on automation, Tyson Foods forecasts

6 May 2020

Tyson Foods, the US meat major and one of the world's largest, has sketched out its view on the use of automation in production in an industry hit by Covid-19 cases.

Tyson to re-open huge pork plant in Iowa linked to Covid-19 outbreak

6 May 2020

US meat giant Tyson Foods has announced its intentions with regard to its Waterloo, Iowa, facility - its largest pork-processing plant.

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