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Tyson scraps food-from-waste brand Yappah 14 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

US meat giant Tyson Foods has said food waste is still a focus for the company despite a decision to discontinue a brand using meat off-cuts.

Nestle signs up to Swiss innovation initiative 14 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

Swiss food giant Nestlé has joined forces with a number of organisations in its home market on innovation.

Hershey CEO Michele Buck given additional role of chairman 14 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

US confectionery giant Hershey has announced president and CEO Michele Buck has now been elected to an additional leadership role.

New products - Dairy giant Muller launches Mascarpone Style Yogurt in UK; Agrial exports Florette to Canada; Oatly debuts non-dairy ice cream in UK 16 Oct 2019

This week's batch of new products includes offerings from Sweden-based, dairy-alternatives business Oatly and US meat-snacks supplier Jack Link's.

New firm London Food Corporation eyes more M&A after Big Oz buy 14 Oct 2019

Dean Best

London Food Corporation, a new UK firm set up to buy a local gluten-free business out of administration, is considering more M&A.

Australia's Beston sells assets linked to stake in local seafood firm Ferguson 14 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

Australia's Beston Global Food Co. has sold assets as part of its plan to dispose of its holdings in a local seafood firm.

US, China move towards deal after trade talks 14 Oct 2019

Dean Best

The US has claimed movement toward a trade deal with China, suspending a planned round of tariff increases that had been set for tomorrow.

Astral Foods issues profit warning; CEO Chris Schutte returns after surgery 14 Oct 2019

Simon Harvey

Astral Foods has issued a profit warning for the fiscal year ended in September partly as a result of higher maize prices.

Critics of UK's top doctor picking on wrong target 11 Oct 2019

Dean Best

There's a lot to be said for the recommendations the UK's outgoing chief medical officer has made on how the Government can hit its 2030 target on child obesity, writes Dean Best.

Dean Foods quits US dairy body over stance on plant-based 'milk' 11 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

US dairy group Dean Foods has become embroiled in a row over the labelling of products from dairy alternative providers.

Real Good Food replaces CEO role 11 Oct 2019

Dean Best

UK cake-decoration and food-ingredients supplier Real Good Food has filled the role of executive director, set up to replace that of CEO.

Food industry M&A total down sharply year-on-year, says GlobalData 11 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

Research and analysis organisation GlobalData has revealed total global food industry M&A volumes for August and for the year-to-date.

Danish Crown hires Refresco exec Thomas Ahle as CFO 11 Oct 2019

Dean Best

European meat cooperative Danish Crown has announced a change to its group-wide senior management team.

Ferrero announces 2025 sustainable packaging goal 11 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

Italian confectionery heavyweight Ferrero has announced the date by which it intends to make all packaging 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable.

Reformulation can help food manufacturers - OECD 11 Oct 2019

Keith Nuthall

Reformulation, improving food nutrient labelling and regulating advertising of unhealthy foods to children can generate major healthcare savings for economies, the OECD has argued.

Future Meat raises millions of dollars for lab-grown development 10 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

Future Meat Technologies, an Israel-based start-up specialising in lab-grown meat, has raised millions of dollars in a Series A funding round.

Orkla CEO creates new strategy role 10 Oct 2019

Dean Best

Orkla's recently-appointed CEO, Jaan Ivar Semlitsch, has created a new, senior, strategy role at the Nordic consumer-goods group.

Flora owner Upfield linked with Violife acquisition 10 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

Upfield, the Amsterdam-based business which is owned by the private-equity company KKR, has been linked with a deal to acquire a vegan food company.

Valeo Foods emerges as buyer for Matthew Walker Christmas puddings from 2 Sisters 10 Oct 2019

Simon Harvey

2 Sisters Food Group has found a buyer for its Christmas puddings operation after putting the business up for sale earlier this year.

Adding spice to a portfolio - US hot sauce category deep dive, part two  10 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

In the second part of our feature on the US hot sauce category, Andy Coyne looks for signs of an uptick in M&A activity and at growth opportunities.

Bakkavor eyes job cuts at UK salads site 10 Oct 2019

Simon Harvey

Bakkavor, a UK-based manufacturer of private-label fresh prepared foods, plans to trim the number of staff at one of its domestic factories.

Pernigotti investor to back confectioner after asset sale 10 Oct 2019

Dean Best

Pernigotti, the Italy-based confectioner, is to press on with the support of its current investor after selling off a division.

Grupo Bimbo executes deal for UK private-label bakery Mr Bagels 10 Oct 2019

Simon Harvey

The UK unit of Mexico-based Grupo Bimbo, the world's largest bakery business, has acquired a local private-label manufacturer.

France's LDC to buy chicken facility from local retail giant Casino 10 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

LDC, the French poultry supplier, has inked a deal to buy a production facility from one of the country's largest supermarket chains.

FrieslandCampina links up with Royal A-ware on mozzarella venture 10 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

Dutch dairy group FrieslandCampina has joined forces with a local peer on a mozzarella production and delivery venture.

Aryzta results show mileage still to cover - key takeaways 9 Oct 2019

Simon Harvey

A third of the way through a transformation exercise, Swiss-Irish baker Aryzta has made progress, but still needs to make up more ground. Simon Harvey looks at the key takeaways.

Vion to make move into plant-based meat alternatives 9 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

Netherlands-based meat business Vion Food Group is to establish an arm manufacturing plant-based protein products.

US better-for-you snacks brand Popchips snapped up by PE firm VMG 9 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

A US private-equity firm has bought local snacks brand Popchips for an undisclosed sum, it has been announced.

What do China's high-schoolers want from food? 9 Oct 2019

Peter Peverelli

After weighing up what China's "post-90" consumer wants from food, Peter Peverelli looks at what 12-to 18-year-olds in the country's "post-00" marketing cohort could be demanding.

The 'flavour explorers' driving the US hot sauce category forward - deep dive, part one  9 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

Andy Coyne studies the hot sauce category in the US to discover the reasons behind the sector's recent growth.






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