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Greencore on why UK set to be "volatile" market

Greencore's exit from the US leaves the Ireland-based own-label supplier to focus on the UK. Speaking to Dean Best, CEO Patrick Coveney surv...

Interview: Greencore on own-label firm's US exit

In the first of a two-part interview, Greencore CEO Patrick Coveney talks to Dean Best about the private-label manufacturer's decision to qu...

How Nestle plans to grow new asset Terrafertil

After a deal finalised in August, Nestle owns a majority stake in Latin American organic and plant-based business Terrafertil. Dean Best spo...

How konjac firm Slendier tapping demand for health

Slendier, a "healthy pasta substitute" from Australia, has become a brand available in 20 countries, touting its better-for-you credentials....


Aunt Bessie's seeing shift in frozen dynamics among younger generation - interview 25 Oct 2018

Simon Harvey

Nomad Foods' UK frozen food brand Aunt Bessie's is launching a marketing push to seize upon the appetite for mid-week roast dinners among young consumers. Simon Harvey talks to marketing director Hannah Haas.


The Meatless Farm Co.'s founder Morten Toft Bech believes there is "potentially an opportunity bigger than we initially thought" - the bitesize interview 22 Oct 2018

Simon Harvey

UK start-up The Meatless Farm Co. just made its supermarket debut in 640 Sainsbury's stores. Simon Harvey speaks to its founder, Danish entrepreneur Morten Toft Bech. 


Katjesgreenfood CEO Manon Littek on the "food revolution" and why the German confectioner has formed division to back upstarts - interview 18 Oct 2018

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.


Seaweed & 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 2018

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.


"If Green & Black's consumers want a different brand, we hope we're that brand" - UK chocolate firm Seed and Bean sets out stall - the bitesize interview 12 Oct 2018

Dean Best

Seed and Bean is a fledgling but growing UK-based organic chocolate maker, building a presence at home and abroad. Dean Best spoke to co-owner Oliver Shorts about the company's ambitions.


"We want to create disruption" - Good Catch's Chad Sarno on the rise of plant-based seafood, the bitesize interview 27 Sep 2018

Andy Coyne

Until now the plant-based food phenomenon has centred on replacing meat and dairy products but New York's Good Catch is among the upstarts to have created vegan 'seafood'. One of its founders, Chad Sarno, tells Andy Coyne of the challenges it has faced and its hopes for the future.


The ice-cream maker who turned down Dragons' Den investment - Coconuts Naturally's Cecily Mills, the bitesize interview 21 Sep 2018

Andy Coyne

Cecily Mills, the founder of UK vegan ice-cream brand Coconuts Naturally, won investment on the business pitch TV programme Dragons' Den only to turn it down after the show aired. She explains her thinking to Andy Coyne and tells him about dealing with growing pains.


"We've got to be part of a wider ecosystem to succeed" - PepsiCo's Daniel Grubbs on why the Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator is hitting North America 18 Sep 2018

Dean Best

PepsiCo is to take its Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator programme to North America after launching the initiative in Europe, where it is in its second year. Dean Best spoke to PepsiCo executive Daniel Grubbs about why the US food and drinks giant is bringing the scheme to its domestic market, what it has learnt so far and why such programmes are important strategically to one of the largest players in the sector.


Leading2Lean CEO Keith Barr on why humans are central to Industry 4.0 - and what food industry can do 13 Sep 2018

Dean Best

Industry 4.0 is of growing interest among food manufacturers eyeing efficiency gains in production and the supply chain. However, with the movement centred on automation, there are concerns about employment in manufacturing. Dean Best spoke to Keith Barr, the CEO of Leading2Lean, a US company selling software for use in production and a business that claims to have a differentiated approach to Industry 4.0 that puts humans front and centre.


"It's a really exciting time for challenger brands" - The Foraging Fox co-founder Desiree Parker on the UK condiments upstart's international ambitions 6 Sep 2018

Dean Best

UK condiments maker The Foraging Fox, set up three years ago, has secured notable listings at home and abroad for its beetroot ketchup. Dean Best met co-founder Desiree Parker at The Speciality & Fine Food Fair in London to hear about the investment the fledgling firm has recently secured and its plans for further growth.




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