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

19 Apr 2021

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.

Unilever to close France factory as soup demand goes off boil

30 Mar 2021

The consumer-goods group has announced plans to shut a plant in Europe amid limp demand in the category the factory serves.

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

29 Mar 2021

Our guide to some of the in-house venture-capital funds operated by the world's major packaged-food companies.

Unilever in Germany 'ghost kitchen' tie-up

25 Mar 2021

The Hellmann's and Knorr maker is teaming up with an ambitious online food delivery business in Germany

Unilever fined in Turkey over violation of ice cream competition laws

23 Mar 2021

Consumer-goods giant Unilever has 60 days to contest a fine imposed in Turkey over violations of local competition rules.

New products – PepsiCo debuts low-carb Hilo Life almond flour chips; Nestle's cocoa fruit chocolate bar Incoa; Danone launches baby formula in measured tabs

19 Mar 2021

This week's batch of new products includes measured baby-formula tabs from Danone and the UK's Premier Foods entering baking spreads in conjunction with Kerry Group.

Food majors urge EU to end caged-animal farming

17 Mar 2021

Some of the world's largest food manufacturers are urging the European Union to end the practise of caged-animal farming.

Argentina accuses Danone, Unilever of holding back supplies

18 Feb 2021

The Argentinian government has accused some FMCG firms of deliberately holding back production of goods intended for the country's retail outlets.

Plant-based priorities – dairy companies also in dairy-free

12 Feb 2021

just-food rounds up what the world's leading dairy businesses, or food majors with a significant dairy offering, are providing in the dairy-free product area.

Markets wince over efficacy of Unilever's new strategy without portfolio revamp

5 Feb 2021

A new strategy unveiled by Unilever CEO Alan Jope has failed to convince investors. Simon Harvey takes a look at the main contentions.

Unilever takes social inequality stance with living wage commitment

21 Jan 2021

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has made a number of commitments linked to social inequality.

Unilever trialling portable food factory

19 Jan 2021

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has launched a new type of food factory in the Netherlands the company believes could provide it with more flexible production lines.

New products – Tyson's latest plant-based push; Bel adds probiotics, vitamins to Babybel duo; Kraft Heinz extends vegan range; Post Holdings in sport-nutrition push

7 Jan 2021

The products that caught the eye in the early days of 2021 included a "sports nutrition food box" from Post Holdings and a flurry of new ice-cream lines from Unilever in the US.

Unilever sells remaining Bertolli trademarks to Dutch group Enrico-Glasbest

6 Jan 2021

The FMCG giant had already offloaded Bertolli assets in separate transactions in over the last 13 years and has announced a new deal for the rest of the business.

Unilever takes meat-free patties to new markets in deal extension with Burger King

23 Dec 2020

Unilever has extended an agreement with fast-food chain Burger King for its meat-free burgers to appear on menus in new markets.

2020 – The year in food industry M&A

22 Dec 2020

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during a year like no other.

Unilever to seek shareholder backing for climate transition plan

14 Dec 2020

Consumer goods giant Unilever is to put its climate transition proposals before a key stakeholder group for approval.

Portfolio shake-up likely in US food sector, says Credit Suisse

7 Dec 2020

Investment bank Credit Suisse has considered whether a period of portfolio re-shaping is likely amongst US food groups.

The trends to watch in China in 2021

4 Dec 2020

What trends and product categories could be the ones to watch in China in 2021? just-food's Peter Peverelli offers us a flavour of what to keep an eye on next year?

Unilever to trial four-day working week in New Zealand

2 Dec 2020

Consumer goods giant Unilever has launched a project that may lay the groundwork for a shorter working week across the business.

Unilever completes unification process

30 Nov 2020

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has issued an update on its unification process in a statement to the London Stock Exchange.

How Covid-19 is boosting millennial interest in vitamins

27 Nov 2020

Covid-19 has prioritised health in the minds of consumers worldwide and is proving a factor in the growing interest in vitamins – especially among relatively young consumers.

Unilever to acquire US vitamins business SmartyPants

26 Nov 2020

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever is to beef up its health and wellness offering through the acquisition of a US-based vitamins business.

Unilever moves to capture growing consumer interest in plant-based

20 Nov 2020

Unilever is looking to further tap into consumers' interest in plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy products – which has intensified during Covid-19, GlobalData writes.

Unilever's Ben & Jerry's to pay farmers more for cocoa

18 Nov 2020

The US ice-cream business, owned by Unilever, is to change what it pays farmers in Côte d'Ivoire for cocoa beans.

Unilever eyes five-fold jump in annual plant-based sales

18 Nov 2020

Unilever has laid out a target for sales of plant-based meat and dairy products along with a new environmental initiative.

New products – Unilever's fortification move on Royco; Califia's plant-based Oat Drink hits UK; Bimbo's organic bread for kids; Gosh enters snacking

6 Nov 2020

This week's new product launches that caught the eye include an organic bread for kids introduced in the US by Grupo Bimbo and a new vegan-friendly snacks range from the UK's Gosh.

Unilever hints at "creative" deal-making on M&A

22 Oct 2020

With the FMCG giant gearing up for the unification of its joint Anglo-Dutch structure, the company's management was asked for detail today (22 October) on its M&A plans.

Unilever's unification plan moves to High Court after approval by UK shareholders

13 Oct 2020

UK shareholders in Unilever have joined counterparts in the Netherlands in voting to approve the unification of the legal structure of the FMCG giant.

Food groups urge UK government to do more to save tropical forests

5 Oct 2020

Major food groups have joined forces with large UK retailers and agri-food businesses to urge the country's government to do more to help tackle a key environmental problem.

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