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French court throws out milk origin labelling 16 Mar 2021

Andy Coyne

A court in France has ruled on whether it should be mandatory to indicate the origin of milk on product labels.

Health central to breakfast cereal's future – Cereal Partners Worldwide's Gharry Eccles on reformulation drive 17 Mar 2021

Simon Harvey

Simon Harvey speaks with Gharry Eccles of Cereal Partners Worldwide, a joint venture between Nestlé and General Mills, on the challenges ahead for the breakfast-cereal business.

Danone invests in Russia plant-based production 16 Mar 2021

Dean Best

The French food group has added another country to the clutch of locations making plant-based products.

Canada's Nabati Global Foods raises funds ahead of proposed IPO 16 Mar 2021

Simon Harvey

Canada's Nabati Global Foods is seeking a public listing after a fund-raising exercise to partly support the application.

Ferrero-owned chocolate business Thorntons to close UK outlets 16 Mar 2021

Andy Coyne

Thorntons, the UK chocolate business owned by Italian confectionery giant Ferrero, has announced a Covid-linked strategy shift.

Where now for Danone after Faber's departure? 16 Mar 2021

Andy Coyne

In the wake of Emmanuel Faber's departure from Danone, Andy Coyne weighs up what might be the priorities for those set to take the helm of the French food and beverage giant.

New products – PepsiCo debuts low-carb Hilo Life almond flour chips; Nestle's cocoa fruit chocolate bar Incoa; Danone launches baby formula in measured tabs 19 Mar 2021

This week's batch of new products includes measured baby-formula tabs from Danone and the UK's Premier Foods entering baking spreads in conjunction with Kerry Group.

Milarex expands US seafood presence with Ultco purchase 15 Mar 2021

Simon Harvey

Milarex, a salmon processor headquartered in Norway, has expanded its footprint in North America through M&A.

Italy's Bertoncello acquires gnocchi peer Carlo Crivellin 15 Mar 2021

Simon Harvey

Italy's Bertoncello, a gnocchi producer, has taken over a peer in its home market for an undisclosed sum.

How Covid-19 is driving automation in India's food production 16 Mar 2021

Raghavendra Verma

The pandemic has heightened the interest of India's food manufacturers in automating more of their production and, just-food reports, investment in the area is set to continue.

Bakery group Aryzta sells North America assets 15 Mar 2021

Dean Best

The bakery group, which has offloaded a series of assets in recent years, said before Christmas it would look to sell its business in North America.

Investor-backed Vibrant Foods snaps up paneer maker Everest Dairies 15 Mar 2021

Simon Harvey

Vibrant Foods, a UK-based, Asian-style food business, has expanded its portfolio through another acquisition.

Faber to leave Danone after removal as chairman 15 Mar 2021

Dean Best

Two weeks ago, amid mounting pressure from some investors, Emmanuel Faber stood down as CEO. Now Danone has made a fresh announcement on his position at the company.

Sykes Seafood plans to invest in new UK shrimp plant 15 Mar 2021

Simon Harvey

UK business Sykes Seafood plans to build a new shrimp processing facility to add to its two other sites in the country.

Sol Cuisine to take plant-based business public in Canada 12 Mar 2021

Simon Harvey

Sol Cuisine, a Canadian plant-based business founded in the 1990s, plans to go public through a reverse takeover.

Canada's Premium Brands Holdings acquires Starboard Seafood 12 Mar 2021

Simon Harvey

Premium Brands Holdings has struck another acquisition to add to the seafood part of the Canadian food firm's business.

Spain's Angulas Aguinaga nets cod-and-salmon supplier Copesco & Sefrisa 12 Mar 2021

Dean Best

The Spain-based seafood group, controlled since last autumn by multinational private-equity firm PAI Partners, has landed an acquisition.

Stonewall Kitchen buys US spices-and-sauces firm Urban Accents 12 Mar 2021

Dean Best

The US food group, majority-owned by private-equity firm Audax, has snapped up another business in its domestic market.

UK delays post-Brexit border checks on EU goods 12 Mar 2021

Simon Harvey

The UK government has pushed back the timetable to introduce post-Brexit border checks on goods coming into the country from the European Union.

Retailers join calls to restrict harmful tuna fishing methods 11 Mar 2021

Simon Harvey

Retailers have joined a pressure group calling for the restriction of a controversial fishing practise that reportedly threatens yellowfin tuna stocks.

Vertical-farm operator Infarm sees $100m added to funding pot 11 Mar 2021

Andy Coyne

Germany-based vertical-farm operator Infarm has seen its Series C funding topped up by a significant amount.

Oishii secures funding to expand beyond vertically-farmed strawberries 11 Mar 2021

Simon Harvey

US-based vertical-farming business Oishii has secured funding from existing and new investors to expand into new fruits.

Flourishing in food – four female founders share their start-up stories 11 Mar 2021

Dean Best

just-food speaks to four female entrepreneurs to hear what they've learnt on their journeys so far and what advice they have to others wanting to start their own food businesses. 

Brazil's Minerva invests in online supermarket 11 Mar 2021

Andy Coyne

Brazilian meat heavyweight Minerva has invested in a local online supermarket as part of a Series B funding round, it has revealed.

Cell-based meat "could be cost-competitive by 2030" 11 Mar 2021

Andy Coyne

New research has predicted how much meat created in a lab will cost compared to conventional meat by 2030.

Japan online grocer Oisix invests in US upcycled-food firm ReGrained 10 Mar 2021

Dean Best

ReGrained, the fledgling US firm supplying upcycled ingredients to food manufacturers and a seller of branded products, has attracted fresh investment.

Livekindly Collective forms South African venture with local firm RCL Foods 10 Mar 2021

Andy Coyne

Livekindly Collective, the US-based vegetarian-foods supplier, has forged a plant-based joint venture business in South Africa with a local firm.

US snack firms Ka-Pop, Bubba's Fine Foods to merge 10 Mar 2021

Andy Coyne

US-based Ka-Pop Snacks is to merge with a local peer with a new company formed as a result, it has been announced.

Conagra 'in talks to sell hot-dog brand Hebrew National to JBS' 10 Mar 2021

Andy Coyne

A report from the US suggests local food heavyweight Conagra Brands is in talks to sell a well-known hot dog brand to a South American meat giant.

UK baker Warburtons to invest in production 10 Mar 2021

Dean Best

The family-owned business, one of the UK's largest bakers, is investing in the production of a product seeing "increasing consumer demand".








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