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Croatia's Podravka seeking to up production of kids' cereal 6 May 2021

Andy Coyne

Croatia-based FMCG group Podravka has detailed plans to help it increase the production volume of some of its core lines.


Fonterra proposes buying back shareholder fund under capital-structure review 6 May 2021

Simon Harvey

Fonterra has today (6 May) put forward an option as part of its capital-structure review for its farmer owners to consider before a trading halt is lifted tomorrow.


WHO issues new global benchmarks for salt in food 6 May 2021

Andy Coyne

The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a new initiative aimed at reducing the amount of salt in food products.


Orkla takes full control of Iceland confectioner Noi-Sirius 5 May 2021

Simon Harvey

Orkla has instigated yet another deal in Europe, adding to the purchase of two UK companies by the Norway-based food and ingredients group in the past week.


Japanese tofu firm House Foods to build US facility 5 May 2021

Andy Coyne

House Foods, the Japanese tofu maker, has announced that it is to build a new facility in North America.


US egg supplier Pete and Gerry's Organics offloads stake to PE firm 5 May 2021

Simon Harvey

Pete and Gerry's Organics, a free-range egg business in the US, has sold a majority stake to a domestic private-equity investor.


Fonterra shares suspended ahead of capital structure proposals 5 May 2021

Simon Harvey

Fonterra has suspended its shares across multiple trading platforms ahead of an announcement due on Thursday (6 May).


Nestle seeks to "disrupt" dairy-free milk category with Wunda 5 May 2021

Simon Harvey

Nestlé has revealed a new product in the dairy-free category as it seeks a bigger slice of what it calls a "food revolution" in plant-based products.


Valio seeks partners for Oddlygood plant-based business 5 May 2021

Simon Harvey

Finnish food group Valio has announced it is planning to spin-off a business unit and is seeking one or more partners to run it.


UK meatpackers threaten Brazilian boycott over Amazon land reform bill 5 May 2021

Andy Coyne

UK meat processors have joined forces with major supermarket chains to respond to Brazilian government plans to introduce land reform in the Amazon rainforest area.


"It does add some complexities" – General Mills' John Haugen on backing challenger brands as Covid-19 upends consumer habits 5 May 2021

Dean Best

John Haugen, the head of General Mills' VC-style arm 301 Inc., talks to Dean Best about his unit's investment strategy and how Covid-19 has shaped what the US giant is looking for.


Tesco rolls out finance scheme for green suppliers 4 May 2021

Hannah Abdulla

The UK's largest grocer is to offer sustainability-linked supply chain finance, in a move to encourage more suppliers to sign up to science-based emissions reduction targets.


Covid continues to wreak havoc on events industry 4 May 2021

Courtney Fingar

The Covid-19 pandemic has decimated the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions space, with online and hybrid events enjoying mixed success across industries.


Plant-based firm Tattooed Chef to acquire Foods of New Mexico 4 May 2021

Simon Harvey

Tattooed Chef, a plant-based food business in California, has announced an acquisition in its home market.


Laird Superfood buys US peer Picky Bars 4 May 2021

Dean Best

The US-based drinks, creamers and protein-powder business has bolstered its position in the snacks market with the acquisition of a local supplier.


Why "planet-based diets" are key to meeting agricultural emissions goals 4 May 2021

Ben Cooper

Does a broader concept of a "planet-based diet" hold the key to achieving emissions cuts consistent with the Paris climate goals? We explore the implications for food companies.


Britvic buys UK dairy-free milks firm Plenish 4 May 2021

Simon Harvey

UK beverages group Britvic, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, has announced an acquisition in the plant-based market.


Finnebrogue founder, chairman Denis Lynn dies in accident 4 May 2021

Simon Harvey

The founder and chairman of Finnebrogue Artisan has passed away following an accident at his home at the weekend.


Monde Nissin share listing set for next month 4 May 2021

Dean Best

The owner of brands including Quorn and Lucky Me has got the green light for an IPO in its home market of the Philippines.


Orkla acquires UK firms Cake Decor, For All Baking 4 May 2021

Simon Harvey

Norway-based food firm Orkla has extended this year's acquisition spree with two deals in the bakery decorations category.


Nueva Pescanova expands in Peru with new seafood factory 30 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Spanish seafood processor Nueva Pescanova is expanding in South America through a local subsidiary created in 1995.


Orkla solidifies plant-based ambitions with new alt-protein business 30 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

Norway-based food group Orkla has further signalled its ambitions in the plant-based food area through an organisational shift.


Nestle buys brands from vitamins firm The Bountiful Company 30 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Nestlé is to acquire assets of The Bountiful Company in the US after revealing this week it was in talks with the owners over parts or all of the business.


Tribe 9 Foods buys Carla’s Pasta out of bankruptcy 30 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

Tribe 9 Foods, a US company with pasta brands under its wing, has rescued a local peer from bankruptcy.


The challenges facing Big Food on net-zero 30 Apr 2021

David Burrows

The commitments being made by members of Big Food on net-zero has led to some optimism but there is likely to be scrutiny of their efforts and progress. David Burrows reports.


Sweden's Midsona in acquisition discussions, says CEO 29 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

Peter Åsberg, the CEO of Sweden-based food group Midsona, has outlined the company's strategy in regard to acquisitions.


Nomad Foods launches vegan fish fingers 29 Apr 2021

Dean Best

The European frozen-food group behind brands including Birds Eye and Iglo is launching a product first for the business in the vegan category.


Hershey sweetens 2021 sales, earnings forecasts 29 Apr 2021

Dean Best

The Reese's maker, which said it's had an "outstanding start" to 2021, has upped its forecasts for annual sales and earnings per share.


South Africa's Astral Foods issues update to profit warning 29 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

Astral Foods, the South Africa-based poultry processor, has advised the market on the outlook for its half-year profits.


US, UK, EU – comparing the new 2030 climate targets 29 Apr 2021

Dave Keating

The UK's emissions reduction target would see a faster decline than the EU and US – but working out who has the policies to deliver on their targets is no easy task.


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