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"It’s too bad we have to go through pain to see the truth" – TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky on why we need to cut waste 13 Feb 2020

Thomas Parker

TerraCycle has grown to become one of the most well-known names in recycling. We speak to CEO Tom Szaky on how he's reshaping the way consumers use and dispose of packaging.


More impairment charges at Kraft Heinz 13 Feb 2020

Dean Best

The US food giant, which had booked more US$700m in the first nine months of 2019, said it had added to the amount during the final quarter of the year.


Darigold to expand production of Fit Milk 13 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

US-based Darigold, the marketing and processing arm of  the farmer-owned Northwest Dairy Association, has announced it is to expand the production of a fast-selling product.


US supplier Kronos Foods gets new PE owner 13 Feb 2020

Dean Best

Kronos Foods, a US supplier of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods, has got its second new owner in four years.


TreeHouse Foods confirms William Kelley as permanent finance chief 13 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

US private-label giant TreeHouse Foods has confirmed the name of the person who will be its new permanent chief financial officer (CFO).


UK delivers food safety deadline for CBD products 13 Feb 2020

Andy Morton

Companies selling food and drinks containing CBD in the UK have until March next year to submit authorisation applications or face having products pulled from sale.


Welch's appoints Chris Caswell as chief financial officer 13 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

Welch's, the US-based grape product business, has announced the name of its new chief financial officer.


Danone rolls out digital traceability service for infant formula 13 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

French dairy giant Danone has launched a new digital service for infant formula, offering transparency for consumers.


South Africa's Tiger Brands predicts profit slump on back of multiple issues 13 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

Tiger Brands, the South Africa-based food group, has issued new guidance on its half-year earnings expectations as it deals with multiple issues.


New plant-based backer Eat Beyond Global Investment Fund nears first deal 14 Feb 2020

Dean Best

A new investment fund, based in Canada, looking to back companies offering alternatives to meat, seafood, dairy and eggs is nearing its first deal.


Nestle might find positives in failure of Milkybar Wowsomes 12 Feb 2020

Dean Best

Nestle may have pulled low-sugar chocolate product Milkybar Wowsomes from the market but the company might be able to still take some positives from the episode.


Müller reviewing operations at Severnside site in England 12 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

A UK business unit of German dairy giant Müller is considering whether to transfer certain aspects of production from a site in England to other facilities. 


Smithfield Foods to vacate San Jose plant 12 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

US meat processor Smithfield Foods is to vacate a plant in San Jose, California, and transfer production to other sites.


Unilever sees competitive edge from move on kids marketing 13 Feb 2020

Dean Best

Unilever has made changes to the way it markets food and beverage products to children, initiatives led by the Wall's owner's ice-cream business.


Indian agri-tech start-up WayCool Foods gets further investor backing 12 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

WayCool Foods, an India-based agri-tech start-up with a presence in food manufacturing, has raised millions of dollars from a group of investors.


Brandless calls it a day, blaming "fiercely competitive" D2C market 12 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

US non-branded goods firm Brandless, which sold products direct to consumers, has issued a statement on its website regarding its future.


PepsiCo-Pioneer Foods deal clears one competition hurdle 12 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

The proposed takeover of Pioneer Foods by US food and beverage giant PepsiCo has been ruled on by the competition watchdog in the South African company's home market.


US vertical-farming business Freight Farms in funding win 12 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

Freight Farms, a vertical-farming business based in the US, has raised multi-millions in a funding round.


Jerky maker Country Archer to move to new facility with fresh funding in hand 12 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

Country Archer has received new funding from its long-time investor partner as it expands into a new facility. 


Tulip secures future of UK site but some jobs still to go 12 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

Tulip, the UK meat processor acquired last year by Pilgrim's Pride from the US, said it has secured the future of a loss-making plant in the south-west of England. 


US plant-based specialist Alpha Foods raises millions in funding round 12 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

California-based meat-alternatives company Alpha Foods has been backed in a lucrative funding round led by a local investment firm.


Danone joins investor round for food-waste reduction firm Phenix 11 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

Phenix, a Paris-based business dedicated to cutting food waste, has received a round of funding from a group of investors.


Tyson Foods enters fats and oils JV with Jacob Stern & Sons 11 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

US meat giant Tyson Foods has entered into a joint venture with a local animal fat specialist via a subsidiary.


Saputo commits to wide-ranging environmental goals 11 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has unveiled environmental targets linked to climate, water and waste that it wants to achieve by 2025.


Organic meat firm Verde Farms sells "minority" stake to Manna Tree Partners 11 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

Verde Farms, a US-based organic meat business, has secured investment from a local private-equity firm for expansion.


Scottish salmon industry body warns of "huge, unnecessary burdens" of Brexit 11 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

A body representing Scottish salmon producers has spoken out on the likely impact an unfavourable Brexit deal would have on the industry.


Cranswick takes over White Rose Farms pig processing joint venture 11 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

UK-based food manufacturer Cranswick said it has acquired the Buckle family's share of a pig processing joint venture.


UK confirms barriers to be introduced on EU goods, including food 11 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

The UK government has revealed trade barrier plans for goods coming into the country from the European Union.


Greencore CFO Eoin Tonge to join UK retailer M&S 11 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

Greencore has announced its finance chief is leaving the Ireland-based convenience food producer in May.


Italy's Barilla, local peer Gruppo Petti pull plug on deal 10 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

Italy-based food group Barilla and a local tomato products business have decided not to progress a recently-announced deal.


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