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Germany willing to consider 'junk food' advertising restrictions

Julia Klöckner, Germany's Federal Minister of Agriculture, has given her reaction to calls for restrictions on the advertising of...

Canadian food bodies call for code of conduct following fees hike

Food and beverage organisations in Canada have joined forces in a coordinated response after major grocers hiked their fees....

Samworth Brothers buys Urban Eat brand from defunct Adelie Foods

Samworth Brothers, one of the UK's largest suppliers of food-to-go products, has acquired a brand in the category....

Irish meat group O'Brien Fine Foods halts plant after Covid-19 cases

An Ireland-based meat processor has stopped processing operations at a factory where dozens of staff have tested positive for Covid-19....

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Samworth Brothers buys Urban Eat brand from defunct Adelie Foods 7 Aug 2020

Simon Harvey

Samworth Brothers, one of the UK's largest suppliers of food-to-go products, has acquired a brand in the category.


Burts Snacks MD David Nairn steps down after decade at helm 7 Aug 2020

Simon Harvey

Burts Snacks, a UK-based crisp maker, has announced a key executive has stepped down to take up another role.


Germany willing to consider 'junk food' advertising restrictions 7 Aug 2020

Andy Coyne

Julia Klöckner, Germany's Federal Minister of Agriculture, has given her reaction to calls for restrictions on the advertising of so-called junk food.


Canadian food bodies call for code of conduct following fees hike 7 Aug 2020

Andy Coyne

Food and beverage organisations in Canada have joined forces in a coordinated response after major grocers hiked their fees.


Nutrition business BellRing Brands cuts sales outlook due to Covid-19 impact 7 Aug 2020

Simon Harvey

BellRing Brands, a US-based health and nutrition firm, has cut its forecast for annual sales due to the negative impact from Covid-19.


Irish meat group O'Brien Fine Foods halts plant after Covid-19 cases 7 Aug 2020

Dean Best

An Ireland-based meat processor has stopped processing operations at a factory where dozens of staff have tested positive for Covid-19.


Canadian dairy firm Saputo merges US divisions to create more "agile platform" 7 Aug 2020

Simon Harvey

Canadian dairy firm Saputo is merging two business divisions to create a more "agile platform", it said as it reported first-quarter results.


Bar maker Noble Foods Nutrition snaps up co-packing activities of peer Betty Lou's 6 Aug 2020

Andy Coyne

Noble Foods Nutrition, a Canada-based bar manufacturer, has acquired the co-packing activities of a US peer for an undisclosed sum.


Mexican state Oaxaca bans sale of 'junk food' to minors 6 Aug 2020

Andy Coyne

A Mexican state has passed a law banning the sale of high-calorie 'junk food' and sugary soft drinks to minors.


Nomad Foods lifts forecasts amid hot sales for frozen food 6 Aug 2020

Dean Best

Birds Eye owner Nomad Foods has upped its forecasts on key sales and profitability metrics for 2020 as the company benefited from Covid-19-fuelled demand for frozen food.


Meat processor Minerva plans to acquire Colombia slaughterhouse 6 Aug 2020

Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat processor Minerva has entered an agreement to acquire a plant in another South American country.


Beyond Meat to expand price offensive 6 Aug 2020

Simon Harvey

Beyond Meat has made some progress in the price point of its meat-free burgers, revealed in the US firm's second-quarter results.


UK free-from brand Livia's to build on investment backing with crowdfunding campaign 6 Aug 2020

Andy Coyne

UK-based better-for-you snacks brand Livia's has raised more than GBP1m (US$1.3m) from investors and is launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise another GBP750,000.


Australia's Mitolo gets green light for acquisition of Thomas Foods International potato business 6 Aug 2020

Andy Coyne

Australia-based potato business Mitolo can proceed with its acquisition of a local peer after the deal was okayed by the country's competition watchdog.


Freedom Foods interim CEO Michael Perich to oversee internal probe 6 Aug 2020

Andy Coyne

Embattled Australian manufacturer Freedom Foods Group has appointed an interim CEO with immediate effect.


Ajinomoto lifts sales, earnings forecasts 5 Aug 2020

Dean Best

Ajinomoto, the Japan-based consumer foods and food ingredients major, has upped its forecasts for its current financial year and key metrics, citing a boost from Covid-19.


Japan's Meiji Holdings to set up new unit in China 5 Aug 2020

Dean Best

Meiji Holdings has set up another unit in China, a priority market for a Japanese group looking to grow overseas.


General Mills invests in frozen-food plant 5 Aug 2020

Dean Best

General Mills, the US food giant, is investing in a frozen-food facility manufacturing products for a brand that has seen rising demand in recent months.


Pork group Tulip to re-open mothballed site 5 Aug 2020

Dean Best

Tulip, the UK meat company owned by US chicken giant Pilgrim's Pride, plans to re-open a factory mothballed last year after the end of a supply contract.


UK's Winterbotham Darby sets up plant-based facility 5 Aug 2020

Andy Coyne

UK food group Winterbotham Darby has announced the launch of a "multi-million pound" plant-based initiative.


Another Bakkavor UK facility could be closed 5 Aug 2020

Andy Coyne

UK private-label major Bakkavor has revealed its future plans for a salad factory in southern England.


New Zealand's Sanford plans to close fish processing plant 5 Aug 2020

Simon Harvey

New Zealand seafood business Sanford is proposing to close one of its processing sites, partly as a result of the impact from the pandemic.


Tesco calls on UK government to act on foods linked to deforestation 5 Aug 2020

Andy Coyne

Tesco, the UK's largest supermarket group, is asking for rules to be introduced on imports of deforestation-linked food.


"D2C helps us build a frictionless consumer experience" – Mars on entering the direct-to-consumer channel with Foodspring 5 Aug 2020

Simon Harvey

A year on from Mars' investment in D2C business Foodspring, we hear from both companies on their work together so far and the impact Covid-19 has had on interest in the channel.


Bakkavor to close UK facility 5 Aug 2020

Andy Coyne

UK private-label major Bakkavor has made a final decision on the fate of a facility in the English east Midlands following consultation with employees and trade unions.


Aryzta CFO announces departure in midst of takeover interest 5 Aug 2020

Simon Harvey

Bakery giant Aryzta, which last month revealed it was the subject of "unsolicited interest" to acquire the company, has announced the departure of a senior executive.


Danish meat firm Hanegal buys plant-based ready-meals business Fairdig 4 Aug 2020

Simon Harvey

Hanegal, a food business in Denmark, has acquired a company that makes plant-based and organic ready-meals.


Spain's Pastas Gallo acquires Asian ready-meals business Ta-Tung 4 Aug 2020

Simon Harvey

Pastas Gallo, the pasta maker in Spain, has made its first acquisition since the business was bought by a private-equity firm last year.


Beyond Covid-19 – will consumer interest in immunity endure? 6 Aug 2020

Andy Coyne

Covid-19 has pushed immunity claims up the NPD agenda. Andy Coyne asks whether the claims stack up and whether this is a trend here to stay once the dust settles on the virus.


Meat production cut in new lockdown measures in Australia 4 Aug 2020

Dean Best

The meat sector is at the centre of new lockdown measures in Victoria, Australia's second most populous state.


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