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US functional food firm Living Ecology acquired by local investor Rosewood 2 Oct 2020

Andy Coyne

Living Ecology, a US business specialising in functional food, has been acquired by a local investment firm.


Germany's PHW-Gruppe launches own meat-free range 2 Oct 2020

Simon Harvey

German poultry business PHW-Gruppe has ventured into the meat-free world in its own right with the launch of a vegan brand.


Conagra Brands expecting to prosper during US economic downturn 2 Oct 2020

Andy Coyne

US food major Conagra Brands has predicted how it is likely to perform during the recessionary period facing the country's economy.


General Mills 'weighs up Yoplait disposal' 2 Oct 2020

Dean Best

The US food giant is reportedly considering the sale of a majority stake in its brands, close to a decade after buying the shareholding.


French organic oil business Le Groupe Emile buys gluten-free firm La Fabric Sans Gluten 2 Oct 2020

Dean Best

La Fabric Sans Gluten, a French supplier of gluten-free products, has been sold to a local peer, it has been announced.


Australian dairy firm Barambah Organics sells stake in Tanarra Capital 2 Oct 2020

Simon Harvey

Australian asset-management firm Tanarra Capital has made an undisclosed investment in a local dairy producer.


US biscuit maker Dewey's Bakery sells stake to French fund Eurazeo 2 Oct 2020

Dean Best

Dewey's Bakery, a US biscuit and cracker maker, has sold a minority stake in its business to an investment fund based in Europe.


Danish Crown to take on more workers amid heightened pork demand 1 Oct 2020

Simon Harvey

Pork processor Danish Crown plans to hire hundreds of workers across three of its abattoirs amid increased demand from outside Europe.


Freedom Foods brings in Josée Lemoine as CFO as fraud probe continues 1 Oct 2020

Andy Coyne

Australia's Freedom Foods Group, which is conducting a review of its accounts as part of ongoing investigations into possible fraudulent activity, has appointed a new CFO.


Trade body issues warning as UK food exports decline 2 Oct 2020

Andy Coyne

UK industry body the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has issued a warning about trading prospects after it crunched the latest food export numbers.


Bonduelle deputy CEO Gregory Sanson on long-term impacts of Covid-19, resilience and M&A – the just-food interview part 2 1 Oct 2020

Dean Best

Bonduelle's deputy CEO Gregory Sanson weighs up Covid could affect working practices in the longer term, sets out his thinking on foodservice and talks M&A plans.


Finland's Atria takes control of ready-meals maker Domretor 1 Oct 2020

Simon Harvey

Finnish meat processor Atria has acquired a ready-meals co-manufacturer offering private-label and branded products.


Singapore plant-based start-up Next Gen attracts seed funding 1 Oct 2020

Andy Coyne

Next Gen, a plant-based food start-up in Singapore co-founded by the man behind Germany's LikeMeat, has announced funding news.


Bernard Matthews' Suffolk plant sees Covid-19 outbreak 1 Oct 2020

Simon Harvey

Bernard Matthews, the UK turkey processor owned by the boss of 2 Sisters Food Group, has seen an outbreak of coronavirus at a plant in east England.


Engelman Baking buys assets from US peer H&F Bread Co. 30 Sep 2020

Dean Best

Engelman Baking has bought a clutch of assets from a peer in the US as part of a push by the Georgia-based business – itself recently acquired – to expand through M&A.


"We don't see foodservice recovering over next year" – Bonduelle's Gregory Sanson on French group's FY results and outlook 30 Sep 2020

Dean Best

Bonduelle saw sales rise but profits fall in the 12 months to the end of June. Deputy CEO Grégory Sanson talks to just-food about the French veg group's numbers and outlook.


FrieslandCampina expands in Indonesia; provides Covid update 30 Sep 2020

Simon Harvey

Dutch co-operative FrieslandCampina is to build a new dairy plant in Indonesia, described as one of its "largest and fastest-growing markets".


Ferrero 'eyeing move for UK biscuit maker Fox's' 30 Sep 2020

Dean Best

The Italy-based confectionery giant, home to brands including Kinder and Nutella, is reported to be working on a possible bid for a UK biscuits business.


Singapore's Shiok Meats secures funding to build first cell-cultured food plant 30 Sep 2020

Simon Harvey

A cell-cultured meat start-up in Asia plans to build its first manufacturing plant ahead of the launch of its first product.


Jacob's cracker brand no longer for sale 30 Sep 2020

Dean Best

Pladis, the UK snacks business, has revealed the current corporate thinking surrounding the future of cracker brand Jacob's.


Dispute intensifies between Australia's Freedom Foods and US-based Blue Diamond 1 Oct 2020

Andy Coyne

The on-going dispute between Australia's Freedom Foods and a US almond supplier has intensified with a new legal challenge announced.


Tesco makes plant-based food commitment 30 Sep 2020

Simon Harvey

Tesco has made a commitment to boost sales of plant-based products such as ready-meals and meat alternatives over the next five years.


Thai Union to back food-tech companies through venture fund 30 Sep 2020

Andy Coyne

Seafood giant Thai Union has announced that it is investing in a number of food-tech businesses through its venture fund.


Ferrero to invest in Nutella plants in France 30 Sep 2020

Stuart Todd

Italian confectionery group Ferrero is investing in a European spreads plant, including a new logistics centre.


Utz buys H.K. Anderson pretzel assets from Conagra Brands 29 Sep 2020

Andy Coyne

Recently-listed US snacks maker Utz Brands has acquired assets of a filled-pretzel brand from Conagra Brands.


Wellness Natural buys SimplyProtein snack brand from Simply Good Foods 29 Sep 2020

Simon Harvey

Wellness Natural, a newly formed natural food company in Canada, said it has acquired an established US snacks brand.


Alternative-protein investor Lever VC details China strategy 29 Sep 2020

Dean Best

Lever VC, an investor in start-ups offering alternatives to meat, dairy and seafood protein, has outlined the ambitions for its strategy of backing fledgling businesses in China.


Cappello's eyes mainstream grocers as US frozen-food firm gets investment 29 Sep 2020

Dean Best

Cappello's, the US frozen-food business, is looking to build distribution in a growing but competitive part of the store after attracting fresh investment.


Lantmannen invests in oats production at Ostgotland plant 29 Sep 2020

Simon Harvey

Swedish agri-food firm Lantmännen plans to invest in a plant in the south-east of the country to increase oats production.


Unilever reveals start date for UK HQ move after shareholder approval 29 Sep 2020

Andy Coyne

Shareholders of Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever have voted on whether to approve changes to its corporate structure which would see its headquarters unified in London.


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