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just-food's coronavirus live feed is your one-stop shop for news on how the Covid-19 outbreak is impacting the world's packaged food se...

Nestle 'loses plant-based burger spat with Impossible Foods but plans to appeal'

Nestlé has changed the name of its plant-based Incredible Burger marketed in Europe after a trademark spat with a US-based competitor...

Beyond Meat secures plant-based burger deal in China with KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell

Free-from firm Beyond Meat has sealed another deal in China featuring the US firm's plant-based burgers....

Adelie Foods administrators unable to find buyer for ailing UK firm

The administrators for Adelie Foods have issued an update on their bid to find a buyer for the troubled UK food-to-go business....

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New products - Spangler puts Necco Wafers back on US shelves; Australia's Murray River enters breakfast category 1 Jun 2020

just-food.com

Our pick of the new products this week includes the return of Necco Wafers to US grocery shelves and Australia's Murray River Organics moving into the breakfast category.


Croatia's Braca Pivac doubles capacity with new prosciutto plant 1 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

A new 10,500 square-metre prosciutto factory has been opened by meat processor Braca Pivac Group in Croatia.


Adelie Foods administrators unable to find buyer for ailing UK firm 1 Jun 2020

Dean Best

The administrators for Adelie Foods have issued an update on their bid to find a buyer for the troubled UK food-to-go business.


Nestle 'loses plant-based burger spat with Impossible Foods but plans to appeal' 1 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

Nestlé has changed the name of its plant-based Incredible Burger marketed in Europe after a trademark spat with a US-based competitor.


Beyond Meat secures plant-based burger deal in China with KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell 1 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

Free-from firm Beyond Meat has sealed another deal in China featuring the US firm's plant-based burgers.


Organic Valley owner CROPP appoints Joseph Eagleeye as finance chief 1 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

US dairy cooperative CROPP, the business behind the Organic Valley brand, has appointed a new finance chief.


Dutch fish processor Kennemervis acquires meat-alternative firm Bobeldijk Food Group 1 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

Dutch fish processor Kennemervis Groep has moved into the vegan and meat-alternative category with a deal in the Netherlands.


Covid-19's snacking consumers spark D2C flurry 29 May 2020

GlobalData Consumer

How consumers shop for food has changed in some very noticeable ways over the last three months or so – and D2C is one area to have grown in importance, says GlobalData.


Grocemania teams up with Unilever for ice cream delivery 29 May 2020

Simon Harvey

Grocemania, a London-based grocery delivery service, has teamed up with Unilever to supply ice cream direct to consumers.


Orkla Indian subsidiary MTR linked with deal for local peer Eastern Condiments 29 May 2020

Andy Coyne

MTR Foods, an India-based business owned by Norway's Orkla, has been linked in media reports to the acquisition of a controlling stake in a local peer.


Muller weighing up options for Homann division 29 May 2020

Andy Coyne

German dairy giant Müller is weighing up options for the salad division of its subsidiary Homann, it has revealed.


Tyson to shut Iowa plant following following Covid-19 outbreak 29 May 2020

Andy Coyne

US meat titan Tyson Foods is closing a pork processing plant following a mass outbreak of Covid-19 amongst employees.


Covid-19 - Australia's Freedom Foods expects "material" impact on profits 29 May 2020

Simon Harvey

Australia's Freedom Foods Group has said in a trading update it expects full-year profits to be "materially impacted" by the Covid-19 outbreak.


Meat giant Thomas Foods International invests in Australian peer Frew 29 May 2020

Dean Best

Thomas Foods International, the Australia-based meat group, has snapped up a stake in a lamb- and goat-processing peer in its domestic market.


Costa Group CEO Harry Debney plans to retire next year 29 May 2020

Simon Harvey

Australia's Costa Group, a fruit and vegetable supplier, has announced its chief executive plans to retire and is launching a recruitment process to find a successor.


A bigger fish? BlueNalu CEO Lou Cooperhouse on the prospects for cell-based seafood 1 Jun 2020

Dean Best

Forecasts for cell-based protein can be striking but can the emerging industry fulfil predictions? US cell-based seafood supplier BlueNalu is bullish about its prospects.


Nestle partners with Deliveroo platform for confectionery 28 May 2020

Simon Harvey

Nestlé has partnered with Deliveroo to provide a range of its confectionery directly to customer's doors.


Samworth Brothers could re-purpose UK facility for plant-based production 28 May 2020

Andy Coyne

UK food group Samworth Brothers is considering turning a domestic facility into a manufacturing centre for plant-based products.


Why Covid-19 could have lasting effect on food-to-go 28 May 2020

GlobalData Consumer

Covid-19 is likely to shake up how we work, with companies set to allow their staff to do their jobs at home more often. Food-to-go could face pressure on sales, GlobalData argues.


French poultry firm LDC in negotiations to acquire peer Ronsard 28 May 2020

Stuart Todd

French poultry giant LDC has entered exclusive negotiations to acquire a local counterpart to head-off foreign competition.


Iceland better-for-you food group Good Good backed in funding round 28 May 2020

Andy Coyne

Good Good, the Iceland-based food company specialising in no-added-sugar products, has received investment backing, it has announced.


Dairy Farmers of America's Doug Dresslaer on how an accelerator programme can help future-proof US co-op giant - the just-food interview 28 May 2020

Andy Coyne

Andy Coyne speaks to Doug Dresslaer, who runs Dairy Farmers of America (DFA)'s accelerator programme, about how it can help to keep the co-op ahead of the innovation curve.


Good Planet Foods secures funding to support dairy-free cheese maker's growth 28 May 2020

Simon Harvey

Good Planet Foods, a US-based dairy-free cheese maker, has secured a round of funding to support its growth.


Mexican-style food firm Del Real Foods names Viviano del Villar Jr. as COO 28 May 2020

Simon Harvey

Del Real Foods, an investor-backed Mexican chilled foods maker, has appointed a new chief operating officer. 


NH Foods among investors in Japanese cell-based start-up IntegriCulture 28 May 2020

Simon Harvey

IntegriCulture, a Japanese firm developing cell-based foods, has received a round of funding from an investor consortium.


Comvita looking to raise cash despite Covid-19 sales boost 28 May 2020

Andy Coyne

New Zealand Manuka honey maker Comvita has updated the market on plans to raise cash which were postponed two months ago.


Barry Callebaut buys Australia chocolate manufacturer GKC Foods 27 May 2020

Dean Best

The business-to-business chocolate behemoth has snapped up a contract and private-label manufacturer of chocolate based in Australia.


Hershey to step up "direct sourcing" of cocoa in Africa 27 May 2020

Dean Best

Reese's maker Hershey has pledged to increase the "direct sourcing" of its cocoa supplies from two key markets.


Japan joins roster of markets for meat-free supplier Naturli' 27 May 2020

Dean Best

Naturli' Foods, the meat-free supplier backed by Nordic food giant Orkla, has entered a market in Asia where the company sees "huge, untapped potential".


Hershey launches online store in India with Swiggy, Dunzo 27 May 2020

Simon Harvey

US-based confectionery maker Hershey has partnered with two delivery firms in India to launch an online store.


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