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Ireland's Dawn Meats takes full control of Dunbia JV in UK 29 Jul 2020

Andy Coyne

Ireland's Dawn Meats has taken full control of the UK joint venture it established with a Northern Ireland-based peer in 2017.

UK's Gosh Food to build second manufacturing facility 29 Jul 2020

Andy Coyne

Gosh Food, the UK vegan and allergen-free products manufacturer, has revealed capital expenditure plans.

Pop star Shakira backs US nut snacks firm SkinnyDipped 29 Jul 2020

Andy Coyne

SkinnyDipped, a US better-for-you nut snacks firm, has revealed that a well-known pop star has invested in the business.

Premier Foods not shaken by UK obesity plans 29 Jul 2020

Simon Harvey

Premier Foods has reported first-quarter results and responded to the UK government's measures to cut obesity levels.

Bullish Mondelez expects sales to pick up – 5 things to learn from H1 results and outlook 29 Jul 2020

Dean Best

As Mondelez predicted, its sales slowed in Q2 but the bullish US giant sees growth picking up and is making changes to its ranges and NPD to aid sales and reduce costs.

Lamb Weston sees improvement but warns of "fragile" demand 29 Jul 2020

Andy Coyne

US-based frozen potato products manufacturer Lamb Weston has updated analysts on the level of demand from the re-emerging foodservice channel.

LiveKindly appoints former 3G Capital, Kraft Heinz man David Knopf as CFO 29 Jul 2020

Simon Harvey

The LiveKindly Collective, an investor-backed group of plant-based start-ups, has brought in a former Kraft Heinz executive as chief financial officer.

UK "national food strategy" calls for minimum standards on food imports 29 Jul 2020

Andy Coyne

A "national food strategy" for the UK has made recommendations to the Government in relation to imports resulting from future trade deals.

Barilla outlines investment in Harrys in France 28 Jul 2020

Dean Best

Barilla, the Italy-based food group, has set out plans to invest further in its operations over the border in France.

UK food-to-go market may not recover for two years, Greencore CEO cautions 28 Jul 2020

Dean Best

Private-label supplier Greencore today (28 July) gave its projection for the recovery of the UK food-to-go market, where sales have come under pressure from Covid-19.

General Mills to increase third-party manufacturing as Covid-19 elevates demand 28 Jul 2020

Simon Harvey

US food major General Mills plans to dish out more of its manufacturing to third parties to cater to increased demand from Covid-19.

Brazilian meat-free firm Fazenda eyes UK, Germany after entering UAE 28 Jul 2020

Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat-free start-up Fazenda Futuro has its eyes on expanding further into Europe after launching in new markets.

Fonterra expands in China with plans for R&D centre in Shanghai 28 Jul 2020

Simon Harvey

Fonterra, the world's largest dairy cooperative, has detailed its expansion plans for a key Asian market in which it already has a presence.

Greencore enters deal for molasses unit, issues Q3 trading update 28 Jul 2020

Simon Harvey

Greencore has announced this morning (28 July) it plans to sell its molasses business, and also issued a trading update.

Why UK obesity reset is watershed moment – in more ways than one 27 Jul 2020

Ben Cooper

Covid-19 – and Boris Johnson's severe illness from the virus – has prompted significant changes to UK obesity policy. And Ben Cooper wonders what could come next. 

Nearly half of food manufacturers, grocers have plant-based teams – research 27 Jul 2020

Andy Coyne

Research just out has revealed the percentage of food manufacturers and grocers that now have dedicated teams for plant-based products.

Conagra Brands to spend big on expanding Ohio meat snacks facility 27 Jul 2020

Andy Coyne

US food business Conagra Brands has announced plans to spend more than US$100m expanding one of its facilities.

India's Britannia Industries to expand factory network 27 Jul 2020

Andy Coyne

India-based food major Britannia Industries has announced large-scale capital expenditure plans in a post-results call with analysts.

How India's Covid-19 lockdown has sparked interest in direct-to-consumer 27 Jul 2020

Raghavendra Verma

Domestic giants and foreign multinationals have invested in D2C delivery amid India's Covid-19 lockdowns, just-food's Raghavendra Verma reports from New Delhi.

How meal-replacement products could shake up breakfast in China 30 Jul 2020

Peter Peverelli

Chinese commuters' demand for convenience has been fuelling sales and Covid-19 – for different reasons – has also led to interest in the segment.

Good Good co-founder Gardar Stefansson on how US keto dieters have boosted the no-sugar product specialist's sales – the bitesize interview 27 Jul 2020

Andy Coyne

Iceland-based jam, spreads and syrups maker Good Good has found its sugar-free products striking a chord with those in the US following the keto diet. Andy Coyne heard more.

New products – Upfield unveils Flora Plant block butter; General Mills rolls out Packed energy bars; Kraft Heinz palm-oil free hazelnut spread, Heinz by Nature hit Canada 31 Jul 2020

This week's batch of new products includes launches from General Mills, Nestle, Kraft Heinz and a collaboration between Migros and Innovopro.

UK unveils plan to tackle "obesity time bomb" 27 Jul 2020

Dean Best

Restrictions on advertising and promotions are among measures the UK has announced today (27 July) to fight obesity, moves the food industry have labelled "a punishing blow".

UK industry criticises mooted Government obesity measures 24 Jul 2020

Dean Best

The industry association representing food manufacturers operating in the UK has hit out at the measures the country's government is said to be lining up to try to reduce obesity.

Nestle to cut jobs in Germany amid production move to Poland 24 Jul 2020

Simon Harvey

Nestlé plans to cut jobs in Germany as the Swiss food giant shift some production to another part of Europe.

Saputo to retire name of Australian cheese brand Coon  24 Jul 2020

Andy Coyne

Canadian dairy business Saputo has said it is to retire the name of a cheese brand sold in Australia deemed to be racially insensitive.

Hershey discusses challenges for Hallowe'en, market-share gains and e-commerce surge – H1 takeaways 24 Jul 2020

Simon Harvey

Hershey has reported first-half results with some interesting commentary around market share and e-commerce as Simon Harvey assesses the key talking points.

Administrators appointed at UK banana business Winfresh 24 Jul 2020

Andy Coyne

Winfresh, the UK-based banana supplier which counts many retailers amongst its customers, is facing an uncertain future.

Good Catch owner Gathered Foods hires ex-Coke exec Christine Mei as CEO 24 Jul 2020

Andy Coyne

Gathered Foods, the US-based owner of the Good Catch plant-based seafood brand, has appointed a former Coca-Cola executive as its new CEO.

US pork processor Seaboard names Robert Steer CEO 24 Jul 2020

Andy Coyne

Seaboard Corporation, the US pork processor, has named the person who will replace Steven Bresky, its CEO who died earlier this month.





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