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FabaButter owner Fora among KatjesgreenfoodKatjesgreenfood CEO Manon Littek on the "food revolution" and why the German confectioner has formed division to back upstarts - interview 18 Oct 18

Dean Best

Katjes Group is a member of Big Food with a division to invest in fledgling businesses. Dean Best talks to the Germany-based confectioner about the strategy for its Katjesgreenfood fund.


European retailers devoting more space to champion local productsHow small brands are riding Europe's demand for local food 18 Oct 18

Olly Abotorabi and Livio Matucci, IRI

In IRI's latest exclusive column, the industry researchers highlight how demand in Europe for local food is on the rise - and how it's smaller brands capitalising.


Rose: "The oils are opening up a space thatSeaweed & Co.'s Dr Craig Rose on launching Weed & Wonderful, selling ingredients to industry giants and why consumers are intrigued by seaweed - the bitesize interview 18 Oct 18

Dean Best

Seaweed & Co. has added a range of consumer products under the brand Weed & Wonderful to its ingredients business. Dean Best met with majority shareholder Dr Craig Rose to hear his plans for the UK firm.


Canadian protein group Maple Leaf Foods now owns Field RoastBig Meat eyeing alternatives - the giants with stakes in plant-based and lab-grown 18 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

The rise of plant-based products as an alternative to meat and the arrival of lab-created - or 'clean' - products as a potentially sustainable way of feeding the world are trends very much on the radar of the world's largest meat companies. Here we look at what those businesses are doing to make sure they are not missing out on alternative protein solutions.


Suppliers "should see pacts as way to optimise costs", AlixPartners arguesWhat can buying pacts between retailers mean for food manufacturers? 15 Oct 18

Simon Creasey

With Tesco and Carrefour seeking to become the latest major grocers in Europe to work together on purchasing, Simon Creasey looks at the impact these tie-ups can have on suppliers.


Greencore - will concentrate on UK after exiting the USGreencore switches to "singular focus" after US exit - analysis 15 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

Andy Coyne looks at the ramifications of Greencore's decision to quit the US after a decade of trying to build a successful own-label business in the market.


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Andy CoyneLatest blog entry: Will Fox be on the run over post-Brexit food standards? 18 Oct 2018

Andy Coyne

UK international trade secretary Dr. Liam Fox was talking tough this week, insisting there will be no lowering of the country's food standards when negotiating free trade agreements post-Brexit. But is that a promise he will be able to keep?


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