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

17 Oct 2019

Kraft Heinz 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.

Unilever makes new commitment to eliminate "virgin" plastics

7 Oct 2019

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has revealed plans to halve the use of "virgin" plastic in its packaging by 2025.

How food companies are now at centre of climate change and development debates

2 Oct 2019

The recent UN climate summits underlined how Big Food is now at the centre of debates on issues like climate change and development, Ben Cooper reports.

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.

Unilever says "several parties" interested in Continental Foods assets

1 Oct 2019

Unilever has confirmed it has started a strategic review of its Continental Foods business in Australia and New Zealand.

Private-equity firm KKR 'eyeing Unilever asset in Australia'

30 Sep 2019

US-based private-equity house KKR has reportedly drawn up a non-binding offer for one of Unilever's businesses in Australia.

Danone, Mars, McCain vow to "restore" biodiversity

23 Sep 2019

Food companies including Danone, Mars and McCain Foods are joining forces in areas such as regenerative agriculture and deforestation.

Zwanenberg buys Dutch rights to Chicken Tonight from Unilever

18 Sep 2019

Anglo-Dutch consumer foods giant Unilever has sold its Chicken Tonight cooking sauce brand to a Dutch food firm for an undisclosed sum.

Unilever accused of failing to deliver on fortified food promises in Latin America

17 Sep 2019

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever is facing criticism from pressure groups over its nutrition claims.

Who might be in the race for UK sports-nutrition business Grenade?

11 Sep 2019

We weigh up the possible runners and riders for Grenade, the UK sports-nutrition business that could be set for fresh ownership.

Unilever invests in Kenya-based plastics recycling business Mr Green Africa

2 Sep 2019

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has invested in a Kenya-based plastics recycling business alongside two investment organisations.

"It's a matter of staying relevant as a business" - Danone CEO takes lead in new industry push on inequality

28 Aug 2019

Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber is at the forefront of a new, business-led coalition set up to try to tackle inequalities. He explains why industry needs to play a leading role.

How M&A in packaged food looked in H1 2019

13 Aug 2019

Using data from just-food.com 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.

Sir Kensington's co-founder to lead US snacks firm Hu Master Holdings

12 Aug 2019

Mark Ramadan, the co-founder and CEO of US condiments maker Sir Kensington's, has taken the helm at a local snacks business in which Mondelez International is an investor.

New UK Prime Minister, same old Brexit uncertainty

29 Jul 2019

The new UK Prime Minister and government appear ready to accept a no-deal Brexit - but would the wider UK parliament?

Unilever, Nestle among best prepared for plant-based future - investor group

24 Jul 2019

Unilever and Nestlé are amongst the businesses to be assessed in terms of their response to consumer demand for alternative proteins in a new report.

Pladis brings in Unilever stalwart Sridhar Ramamurthy as new CFO

23 Jul 2019

UK-based snacking business Pladis has brought in a former Unilever man as its new chief financial officer.

UK sets out investment project to cut single-use plastics in packaging

22 Jul 2019

The UK government is joining with businesses to invest in an initiative aimed at cutting the use of single-use plastics.

Snacks maker Graze marks European expansion with D2C service in Ireland

18 Jul 2019

Graze, the UK-based healthy snacks business owned by Unilever, has kicked off its European expansion plans.

Unilever planning to take 75% stake in Romania's Good People

5 Jul 2019

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever is aiming to take a majority 75% stake in a Romanian food company.

Hundreds of jobs to go as Unilever announces ice cream plant closure in US

26 Jun 2019

Some 300 employees are likely to lose their jobs following a decision by Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever to close an ice cream plant.

Unilever brands may need "purpose" to stay in portfolio - CEO

21 Jun 2019

Unilever CEO Alan Jope suggests the consumer-goods giant could offload brands that do not stand for something.

Big Food teams up with advertisers, digital media to launch online safety alliance

19 Jun 2019

Some of the world's biggest food companies have joined forces to launch an alliance of global advertisers to tackle online safety issues.

How sales growth, sustainability are at centre of Unilever CEO's pitch to investors

12 Jun 2019

Unilever CEO Alan Jope is nearly six months into the job and this week set out to investors his priorities for the consumer goods giant.

Unilever Ventures leads new Milkbasket funding round

5 Jun 2019

Unilever Ventures, the venture fund arm of the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant, has led a US$10.5m funding round in an Indian grocery delivery service.

Unilever's Ben & Jerry's brand eyeing CBD opportunity

31 May 2019

Ben & Jerry's, the ice cream brand owned by Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever, has unveiled plans linked to the possible legalisation of edible cannabis in the US.

Unilever invests again in Sun Basket

22 May 2019

Unilever has been named in a group of investors that have backed a US meal-kit business in its latest funding round.

Brexit blamed as UK food M&A activity "hits nine-year low"

15 May 2019

Corporate finance advisory firm Oghma Partners has commented on the 'Brexit effect' on merger and acquisitions activity in the UK food and beverage industry.

New products - Unilever's Asian Street Style Pot Noodles; Kraft Heinz collaborates on dressings; Food for Progress extends Oumph; Samworth Brothers' Soreen Seeds & More Loaf

26 Apr 2019

The pick of this week's new products include snack bars from Soylent, Tesco launching a vegan sausage roll and Unilever adding an Asian Street Style range to its Pot Noodle brand.

Unilever's Graze embarks on push to lower sugar

24 Apr 2019

Graze, the UK-based snacks business now owned by Unilever, is planning to lower the sugar in some of its products.

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