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Maison Milhau becomes latest French meats firm sold to FnB Private Equity 14 Jun 2019

Dean Best

Maison Milhau, a French supplier of charcuterie products, has been sold, joining a local peer in private-equity hands.


ABF replaces UK bakery arm MD Jon Jenkins amid "challenging market conditions" 14 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

The UK's Allied Bakeries, owned by conglomerate Associated British Foods, has made changes to its top management team.


Cargill pledges more cash to fight deforestation after admitting industry target unlikely to be met 14 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

US agri-food giant Cargill has admitted an industry goal to end deforestation by 2020 is unlikely to succeed.


Tabasco sauce owner McIlhenny names Harold Osborn as CEO 14 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

Tabasco sauce owner McIlhenny has appointed a new president and chief executive after its long-standing CEO retired.


The brave new world of food as medicine 14 Jun 2019

Victor Martino

The concept of food as medicine is far from new - but US columnist Victor Martino argues it's back in a big way and major CPGs are taking notice.


Brazil lifts temporary suspension of beef exports to China 14 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

Brazil has lifted the temporary suspension of beef exports to China imposed in the wake of the discovery of a atypical case of mad cow disease.


Cell-cultured, plant-based meats, not classic veggie fare, pose most risk to conventional category - study 13 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

Consumption of meat alternative products made from plants and cell-cultured meats is likely to outpace the traditional vegan or vegetarian categories, a report suggests. 


Mondelez International invests in UK technical centre 13 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

Confectionery giant Mondelez International is to invest in one of its 11 technical centres, it has revealed.


Hormel Foods eyes expansion in plant-based product field 13 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

US-based Hormel Foods, which specialises in branded meat products, has spoken about its plans in the plant-based product area.


CP Foods' parent company boss says CEO post could go to an outsider 13 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

Dhanin Chearavanont, chairman of Thailand's CP Foods' parent company Charoen Pokphand Group, has spoken about the future of the CEO position at the business.


Tyson takes own route in alternative protein with new brand Raised & Rooted 13 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

US meat giant Tyson Foods is seeking to appeal to traditional meat lovers and proponents of plant-based alternatives with the introduction of a new brand. 


Katjes' venture fund invests in Hampton Creek co-founder's new start-up PigOut 13 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

Katjesgreenfood, the venture fund of German confectionery group Katjes, has invested in a new US plant-based food start-up.


UK's Samworth Brothers takes stake in local pie maker Higgidy 13 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

UK food group Samworth Brothers has taken a minority stake in a local pie and quiche maker with an option to increase its holding in the future.


Should Nestle sell US frozen-food division? 12 Jun 2019

Dean Best

Nestlé's position in the US frozen-food market has been the subject of debate for a number of years amid a chequered performance in the category. And question marks persist.


Nestle, Danone join new Ellen MacArthur project targeting global food system 13 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

Nestlé and Danone have signed up to a new global food project launched by UK-based charity The Ellen MacArthur Foundation.


UK energy bar firm Wholebake buys Bounce snack brand 12 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

Wholebake, a UK manufacturer of branded and white label energy bars, has acquired a local snacks brand for an undisclosed sum.


How sales growth, sustainability are at centre of Unilever CEO's pitch to investors 12 Jun 2019

Dean Best

Unilever CEO Alan Jope is nearly six months into the job and this week set out to investors his priorities for the consumer goods giant.


Nomad Foods ready to hit M&A trail again 12 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

Nomad Foods, the UK-headquartered frozen foods business behind brands such as Birds Eye and Findus, has outlined its plans in relation to making further acquisitions.


Arla employs AI technology to better forecast milk supply 12 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

European dairy giant Arla Foods is employing AI technology to try to better forecast fresh milk supply from the co-operative's farmer network.


Jatenergy's Golden Koala calls in receivers on manufacturing partner 12 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

A majority-owned subsidiary of Australia-based infant-formula exporter Jatenergy has called in receivers to recover monies owed by Nutritional Choice Australia.


Reckitt Benckiser swoops to bring in PepsiCo man Laxman Narasimhan as CEO 12 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

UK-based consumer goods heavyweight Reckitt Benckiser has snapped up a senior PepsiCo executive to be its new CEO.


Minerva to shut Sao Paulo plant for maintenance amid BSE-related beef export ban to China 12 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat processor Minerva is temporarily closing a plant in Sao Paulo state for "preventive maintenance purposes". 


PepsiCo names Ram Krishnan CCO as Laxman Narasimhan departs for Reckitt Benckiser 12 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

Food and beverage giant PepsiCo has appointed its current chief executive officer for Greater China as its new global chief commercial officer.


Nestle upbeat on organic growth outlook for EMENA region amid shield from Brexit 11 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

Nestlé is optimistic it can achieve organic growth of 2% or more for the Swiss food giant's EMENA operations.


Allergen-free biscuit firm Partake Foods secures seed funding 11 Jun 2019

Dean Best

Partake Foods, a fledgling US firm marketing a range of allergen-free biscuits, has attracted seed funding from investors including the chief growth officer of Beyond Meat.


Muller unveils sugar reduction target for UK yogurt brands 11 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

German dairy giant Müller has revealed sugar reduction targets for its branded yogurt portfolio in the UK.


Dutch food group Vivera makes plant-based food pledge 11 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

Vivera Foodgroup, the Netherlands-based manufacturer, has announced a change in its strategy in relation to plant-based food and meat products.


Grupo Lala buys Costa Rican milk brand Mu 11 Jun 2019

Dean Best

Grupo Lala, the Mexico-based dairy business, has confirmed it has snapped up a milk brand outside its domestic market. 


Meal-replacement start-up YFood Labs secures funds 11 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

German meal-replacement start-up YFood Labs has secured funding from a group of investors as it seeks to expand and take on more staff.


Fazer offloads foodservice arm to Compass as attention turns to FMCG-focused M&A 11 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

Finnish food company Fazer Group is selling its foodservice arm to a fellow out-of-home firm in the UK.


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