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Mexico food industry mulls legal fight over new nutrition labels 10 Feb 2020

Paula Krizanovic

Mexico's food-industry representatives are weighing up a judicial appeal against new nutrition labelling rules to be introduced in the country.


New products - Mars launches vegan Dolmio; Kellogg adds to MorningStar Farms' Incogmeato plant-based range; Germany's Frosta debuts Fish from the Field vegan line-up 14 Feb 2020

just-food.com

This week's batch of new products includes a vegan bolognese sauce from Mars' Dolmio brand and additions by Kellogg to its Incogmeato plant-based range.


Indulgence Patisserie bought out of administration by investment house Volvere 10 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

Indulgence Patisserie has a new owner just weeks after the UK-based desserts manufacturer went into administration.


Hain Celestial "expects" more asset disposals 10 Feb 2020

Dean Best

The US food group, which has been busy "simplifying" its portfolio to try to grow more profitably, has said it sees more disposals on the horizon over the next six months.


China could look to overhaul meat industry in wake of ASF, coronavirus - bank 10 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

A report from a US investment bank has predicted what will happen to China's meat industry as a result of the outbreak of diseases such as coronavirus.


Norway's Grieg Seafood to buy Canadian salmon farming project 10 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

Norway's Grieg Seafood is aiming to grow its business in North America by acquiring a Canadian salmon farming project.


Swedish bank cuts Midsona profit outlook amid transport strike in France 10 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

Swedish lender Erik Penser Bank has cut the profit outlook for the country's organic food producer Midsona due to a transport strike in France.


Canada's Saputo sets out plant-based stall 7 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

Saputo, the Canada-based dairy giant, has signalled its intention of building a presence in the plant-based area.


Kellogg's outlook spooks markets despite rebound - key takeaways from 2019 results 7 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

Kellogg reported an impressive turnaround in organic growth for the year through December but then spooked markets with a less inspiring outlook. Simon Harvey conducts a review.


Ocean Spray CEO exits after harassment policy violation 7 Feb 2020

Andy Morton

Ocean Spray has terminated the contract of CEO Bobby Chacko over a "violation" of company rules on harassment.


Sigma's European arm partners with start-ups for growth 7 Feb 2020

Sophie Kevany

European food producer Sigma in Europe – previously known as Campofrío Food Group – is stepping up its work with start-ups to improve innovation and boost growth.


Nestle axes better-for-you Milkybar Wowsomes 7 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

Nestlé has confirmed that it no longer making a better-for-you confectionery product launched just two years ago.


Arnott's brings in Kraft Heinz man George Zoghbi as CEO 7 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

Australia-based food group Arnott's has a new CEO in the shape of an experienced industry figure who joins from US food giant Kraft Heinz.


Mr Crumb co-founder Jason Coyle on reinventing stuffing - the bitesize interview 10 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

Andy Coyne talks to Jason Coyle, co-founder of Ireland-based stuffing business Mr Crumb, about export opportunities and the appeal of the foodservice category.


Jobs to go at meat giant Tyson Foods 7 Feb 2020

Dean Best

Hundreds of jobs are to be cut at Tyson Foods, the US meat titan, as part of a "strategy of financial fitness".


Plant-based snacks feature in PepsiCo's North America Greenhouse incubator 7 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

Food and beverage giant PepsiCo has announced the ten entrants to the second edition of its North America Greenhouse programme.


Dairy major Saputo to shut two plants 7 Feb 2020

Dean Best

Saputo, the Canada-based dairy giant, is to close two of its production facilities as part of "continual" moves to increase efficiency and reduce costs.


Labeyrie Fine Foods installs co-CEOs after departure of Frédérick Bouisset 7 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

Labeyrie Fine Foods has appointed joint chief executives to head up the French manufacturer following the "departure" of Frédérick Bouisset. 


Lactalis to close Australia plant 6 Feb 2020

Dean Best

Lactalis, the French dairy behemoth, is to shut a plant in one of its international markets as part of changes to its production network in that country.


Germany's Katjes reveals plans to make production sites carbon neutral 6 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

German confectioner Katjes Group has revealed details of a plan to make its manufacturing sites carbon neutral this year.


Why Yofix backing highlights dairy-free shift 6 Feb 2020

Dean Best

The backing for Israeli dairy-free start-up Yofix Investments by two major European dairy companies shows a key macro trend could become a competitive flank in dairy alternatives.


North American berry growers pledge to use recycle-ready packaging 6 Feb 2020

Packaging Gateway

Major fresh berry growers in North America have committed to making their packaging 100% recycle-ready by 2025.


China halves tariffs on $75bn of US imports 6 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

China will halve additional tariffs imposed in September on some US imports next week following last year's preliminary trade deal.


Midsona reorganises into three divisions with eyes on more M&A 6 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

Midsona has reorganised the Swedish organic food firm's business set up following a spate of acquisitions in Europe.


"I don't think anyone's debating now the meat-free category is going to be very, very large" - the exit interview with Quorn Foods' Kevin Brennan 5 Feb 2020

Dean Best

Stepping down after a near-decade at the helm of Quorn Foods, Kevin Brennan reflects on the growth of the UK meat-free firm and what it needs to do to continue to prosper.


Coronavirus - Nestle bans travel to and from China 5 Feb 2020

Dean Best

Nestle, the world's largest food maker, has issued an update on how it has reacted to the coronavirus outbreak in China.


Coronavirus impact on China consumption to last months - forecast 5 Feb 2020

Andy Morton

The coronavirus outbreak in China will hit sales and profits in food-related industries such as retail and entertainment for "several months", a report from Moody's has warned.


Rich Products expands seafood profile with Morey’s Seafood deal 5 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

Rich Products, the US-based food group, has expanded its seafood offering through the acquisition of a local business. 


Indulgence Patisserie looks for buyer after going into administration 5 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

Indulgence Patisserie is seeking a buyer after the UK-based desserts manufacturer went into administration.


Ardent Mills acquires Andean Naturals' quinoa operation in all-US deal 5 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

US-based flour-milling business Ardent Mills is purchasing a local quinoa sourcing, cleaning and packaging operation for an undisclosed sum.


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