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Nestle sells majority stake in Herta meat unit but forms JV for remainder 20 Dec 2019

Simon Harvey

Swiss food heavyweight Nestlé is selling a 60% stake in a European meat subsidiary but has formed a joint venture for the charcuterie part of the business.

Post's bid to buy TreeHouse's cereal business scuppered by FTC 20 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne

Weetabix-owner Post Holdings' bid to buy US FMCG peer TreeHouse Foods' ready-to-eat cereal business has been ruled on by consumer watchdog the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

They said what? The most-read interviews on just-food in 2019 23 Dec 2019

Dean Best

The most-read interviews on just-food in 2019 featured Mondelez International, Danone and Mars - as well as number of up-and-coming, on-trend businesses.

The most-read analysis on just-food in 2019 20 Dec 2019

Dean Best

The just-food analysis of 2019 that grabbed your attention took in direct-to-consumer, Nestle's strategy, biodiversity, emerging markets and the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.

German animal-free dairy business LegenDairy Foods gets seed funding 19 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne

LegenDairy Foods, a Germany-based business focused on creating dairy products in a lab, has been involved in a seed fundraising round.

French bakery group Cerelia acquired by buyout house Ardian 19 Dec 2019

Simon Harvey

Cérélia, a France-based bakery business, has been sold by private-equity owner IK Investment Partners.

House-Autry Mills buys fellow US sauces firm Captain Foods 19 Dec 2019

Dean Best

House-Autry Mills, a US supplier of sauces, breading mixes and cornbread, has snapped up a local sauces manufacturer.

Good year, bad year – who fared well (and not so well) in food in 2019 19 Dec 2019

Dean Best

just-food looks back at the companies who made the headlines for the right – and wrong – reasons in 2019.

Mondelez trials paper packaging in New Zealand 19 Dec 2019

Simon Harvey

Mondelez International is trialling paper packaging free of laminates, foils or plastics in New Zealand.

Hershey names Kristen Riggs as new chief growth officer 19 Dec 2019

Simon Harvey

Hershey has named a new chief growth officer to replace Mary Beth West, who is retiring from the US-based confectionery maker.

Fonterra in new China push as regional CEO appointed 19 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne

Fonterra, the New Zealand-based dairy giant, has reinforced its commitment to the Chinese market through a key regional appointment.

Fruit puree processors in France fined for role in price-fixing cartel 19 Dec 2019

Stuart Todd

France's competition authority has fined major fruit purée producers for fixing prices and controlling market share.

Fonterra takes control of Chile milk processor Prolesur 19 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne

New Zealand dairy business Fonterra has sought to "streamline" its operations in Chile by purchasing a further interest in milk processor Prolesur.

The most-read opinion pieces on just-food in 2019 19 Dec 2019

Dean Best

Which of the opinion pieces from just-food's team of industry experts gave you food for thought in 2019? Here are the top ten most-read.

The most-read food-industry news stories of 2019 19 Dec 2019

Dean Best

Our most popular news story list in 2019 was dominated by M&A but headed by a US major announcing plans to restructure its business.

Tyson mulls plans for China after getting green light for chicken shipments 18 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne

US meat giant Tyson Foods has received the verdict of US and Chinese authorities regarding its plans to export poultry to China.

Industry faces daunting task on child labour in cocoa despite new momentum 19 Dec 2019

Ben Cooper

Ben Cooper welcomes the progress Nestlé is making on tackling the use of child labour in the cocoa supply chain but stresses the company - and industry - still has work ahead.

Shenandoah Valley Organic receives investor backing to expand distribution 18 Dec 2019

Simon Harvey

US-based poultry producer Shenandoah Valley Organic has received a cash injection from a consortium of investors.

Plant-based priorities - dairy companies with a stake in dairy-free 5 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

Andy Coyne rounds up what the world's leading dairy businesses, or food majors with a significant dairy offering, are providing in the dairy-free product area.

New products - General Mills launches Yoplait Zero; Quorn debuts Southern Fried Poppers; Hippeas adds tortilla chips to chickpea range 18 Dec 2019

Products that caught the eye this week include a new low-calorie yogurt under General Mills' Yoplait brand and on-the-go vegan snacks from Quorn Foods.

UK meat-free firm Daring Foods teams up with US meat group Rastelli 18 Dec 2019

Simon Harvey

Daring Foods, a UK-based meat-free start-up, has entered a notable new market through a partnership with a local meat company. 

Singapore's Fraser & Neave starts work on new innovation facility 18 Dec 2019

Simon Harvey

A subsidiary of Singapore-based conglomerate Fraser & Neave is building an "integrated" food and beverage manufacturing facility.

Mondelez eyes strategic growth with new transformation officer 18 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne

US snacks giant Mondelez International has turned its attention to growth and enterprise strategies, including M&A, through a new executive appointment.

UK turkey farm loses Red Tractor credentials after animal-cruelty probe 17 Dec 2019

Simon Harvey

A turkey farm that supplied UK-based poultry processor Avara Foods and Sainsbury's has had its Red Tractor accreditation withdrawn.

The US CBD products business needs a sheriff 17 Dec 2019

Victor Martino

Our columnist Victor Martino weighs up the uncertainty surrounding CBD products in the US and looks at their prospects for the future after a warning from the regulator, the FDA.

Wild Rose Foods launched by Pacific Foods founder 17 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne

Chuck Eggert, co-founder of US-based Pacific Foods, has launched a new food business centred around the produce of Oregon.

Unilever cuts sales growth forecast amid challenges in emerging markets 17 Dec 2019

Simon Harvey

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has cut its forecast for the year's underlying sales growth, citing a slowdown in south-east Asia.

UK meat firm Cranswick buys local pork business Packington 17 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne

UK-based food manufacturer Cranswick, which specialises in meat production, has acquired a locally-based pork business.

"It's important we're brave and focus on tailwinds" – Unilever’s food chief Hanneke Faber, the just-food interview 17 Dec 2019

Dean Best

Unilever's food operations, though global and with some strong brands, is a low-growth business – but that doesn't stop the FMCG giant believing it can improve its performance.

Alcass bought by private-equity backed Italian Frozen Food Holding 16 Dec 2019

Simon Harvey

Italian Frozen Food Holding, a new business set up by Mandarin Capital Partners, has acquired a local peer in the same category.








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