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Germany tightens up rules around advertising 'junk food' to children

Germany's government has instigated further changes to rules surrounding the advertising of unhealthy food products to children....

Grupo Empresarial Costa buys Spanish meat peer Roler

Grupo Empresarial Costa, the Spanish company behind meat processor Costa Food Group, has snapped up another business in its domestic market....

Synlait Milk announces CEO Leon Clement's departure

Synlait Milk, the New Zealand-based dairy and infant-formula producer, has announced the resignation of a senior executive....

Conagra Brands anticipates structural shift to eating at home

Conagra Brands chief executive Sean Connolly has outlined his thoughts on how food consumption will pan out post-coronavirus....

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Grupo Empresarial Costa buys Spanish meat peer Roler 12 Apr 2021

Dean Best

Grupo Empresarial Costa, the Spanish company behind meat processor Costa Food Group, has snapped up another business in its domestic market.


Vertical farmer AppHarvest buys robotics start-up Root AI 12 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

US vertical-farming business AppHarvest has acquired a start-up that uses robotics to collect harvest data, predict yields and evaluate crop health.


Germany tightens up rules around advertising 'junk food' to children 12 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

Germany's government has instigated further changes to rules surrounding the advertising of unhealthy food products to children.


US cell-seafood start-up Cultured Decadence wins pre-seed funding 12 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Cultured Decadence, a US start-up developing cell-cultured lobster, has won pre-seed funding from an investor group.


Synlait Milk announces CEO Leon Clement's departure 12 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Synlait Milk, the New Zealand-based dairy and infant-formula producer, has announced the resignation of a senior executive.


Signs of intent in plant-based meat makers' Asia push 9 Apr 2021

Dean Best

A clutch of announcements this week underline the optimism among makers of plant-based meat alternatives about the opportunity in Asia, writes Dean Best.


OmniPork owner Green Monday to open plant in China 9 Apr 2021

Dean Best

Green Monday Group, the Hong Kong supplier of plant-based meat, is set to open its second manufacturing plant.


Conagra Brands anticipates structural shift to eating at home 9 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Conagra Brands chief executive Sean Connolly has outlined his thoughts on how food consumption will pan out post-coronavirus.


US launches plan to cut "toxic elements" in baby food 9 Apr 2021

Dean Best

The "action plan" unveiled by the US Food and Drug Administration comes amid lawsuits filed against brands and legislative proposals in Congress.


Allergen-free foods firm Kirsty's sets out plans to triple revenues 9 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Kirsty's, a UK business producing allergen-free chilled ready meals and frozen pizza, has outlined its plans for revenues and new product development.


Faux fish firm Gathered Foods eyes Europe push after new funding 9 Apr 2021

Dean Best

The US-based maker of Good Catch has announced more funding, which included backing from one of the world's largest ag businesses.


Impossible Foods 'readying stock-exchange listing' 9 Apr 2021

Dean Best

The US-based supplier of plant alternatives to meat products is reportedly preparing for a flotation in the next year.


Spain's Chocolates Valor buys Portuguese peer Imperial Produtos Alimentares 9 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

The private-equity owners of Portugal-based chocolate maker Imperial Produtos Alimentares have agreed to sell the business to a company in Spain.


How to nurture China's growing interest in cheese 8 Apr 2021

GlobalData Consumer

Demand for cheese in China is on the rise and the forecasts for growth are bullish but there remain barriers to consumption. GlobalData Consumer has ideas.


Vibrant Foods extends M&A spree with ethnic-food maker Fudco 8 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Vibrant Foods, an investor-backed Asian-style food business, has struck yet another UK deal in the same category.


JBS agrees to pay $20m settlement in US price-fixing case 8 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

A US court has ruled on a settlement linked to price-fixing allegations against the local arm of Brazilian meat giant JBS.


Chobani dips toe in direct-to-consumer 8 Apr 2021

Dean Best

The US dairy and dairy-alternatives group has launched a direct-to-consumer service for a particular product line.


Canada's Ocean Choice reveals European growth plans 8 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

Canada-based seafood business Ocean Choice International has revealed it is planning to expand its operations in a key region on the back of increased demand.


France's Charles & Alice in management buyout as PE firm Equistone exits 8 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

Charles & Alice, the France-based fruit- and plant-based desserts business, has revealed a change in its ownership structure.


Lactalis buys milk assets in Brazil from Cativa 8 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

French dairy major Lactalis has acquired milk assets in Latin America and has also signed a supply agreement with the local partner.


Mission Barns completes funding round to develop cell-cultured fat technology 8 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

California-based start-up Mission Barns, which is developing cell-cultured fat technology, has completed a funding round.


Danone shareholders call on board to outline strategy 8 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

A group of shareholders is seeking reassurances from Danone board members at its forthcoming AGM, it has emerged.


UAE's Agthia to take controlling stake in Egyptian meat business Atyab 7 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

UAE food business Agthia Group has announced it plans to take a majority stake in an Egyptian meat supplier.


Kraft Heinz hires workers to address ketchup shortage 7 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Kraft Heinz has taken on additional workers in its US factories amid increased demand for condiments during the pandemic.


US dairy giant Dairy Farmers of America reveals accelerator class 7 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has revealed the names of the emerging businesses taking part in its accelerator programme for 2021.


Italian baker Dolciaria Acquaviva buys local firms Unigel, Dolce Milano  7 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

Dolciaria Acquaviva, an Italy-based manufacturer of frozen baked goods, has acquired a local peer, it has announced.


Nestle's new plant-based facility in Malaysia comes on-stream 7 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Nestlé has opened a new manufacturing facility in south-east Asia to supply the regional market with animal-free products.


Does the plant-based pet-food niche have legs? 7 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

Andy Coyne looks at the emergence of plant-based pet-food options and assesses whether the niche can build into a meaningful market.


Kraft Heinz to 'raise ketchup output as Covid-related demand creates shortage' 7 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Kraft Heinz is reportedly planning to increase ketchup production in the US as restaurants across the country face a shortage in supply.


Rapid growth revealed for US plant-based food sales - research 7 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

Retail sales growth in plant-based foods in the US has been revealed in new research commissioned by industry bodies.


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