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Danish Crown cuts jobs as African swine fever hits exports 26 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Danish Crown has announced job cuts in Germany linked to last year's outbreak of African swine fever in the country.


Label for upcycled foods unveiled in US 26 Apr 2021

Dean Best

The industry body behind the seal says the label is the world's first certification mark for upcycled foods.


Nestle confirms talks to buy vitamins firm The Bountiful Company 26 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Nestlé has confirmed media reports this morning (26 April) it is in talks to acquire another business in the health-and-wellness sector.


Why 'Clean Plate' must only be part of China's war on food waste 23 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

Although China has seen a decline in population growth, food security remains a key issue. We look at Clean Plate, a strategy by the country to tackle food waste.


Danone CEO search 'homes in on shortlist' 23 Apr 2021

Dean Best

The dairy and infant-formula giant is reported to be focusing on a shortlist of at least four candidates to succeed Emmanuel Faber as its chief executive.


Tyson Foods boosts chicken capacity in Arkansas 23 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Tyson Foods is investing in another US production plant as the meat major seeks to boost capacity of cooked chicken products.


Biodiversity loss – why food companies should say something 22 Apr 2021

Ben Cooper

Ben Cooper looks at how food companies can engage with consumers about the loss of biodiversity and the degree to which consumers are likely to be tuning in.


Nestle flags price hikes as inflation likely to spill over to 2022 22 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Nestle has talked about inflation and the need to increase prices today (22 April) after reporting first-quarter results.


UK bakery business Baker & Baker eyes China 23 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

Baker & Baker, a re-branded UK bakery business, is targeting further international expansion with a major Asian market a key area of focus.


Associated British Foods buoyed by Australia's post-lockdown consumers 22 Apr 2021

Dean Best

The UK-based manufacturer, a major player in Australia, said has not seen the "consumer recession" in the country it had expected post-lockdown.


Mars, PepsiCo to work with suppliers on emissions 22 Apr 2021

Dean Best

The two US food giants, alongside spices and sauces major McCormick & Co., are part of a new "coalition" that will aim to "mobilise suppliers on climate action".


UK's Real Good Food sells snack-bar arm Brighter Foods to THG 22 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

UK cake decoration and snacks company Real Good Food (RGF) has sold its snack-bar business Brighter Foods for GBP43m (US$59.6m).


Urban Farmer hires Steve Jungmann as CEO of US pizza firm 22 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Investor-backed Urban Farmer, a US plant-based dough-products manufacturer, has instigated a top management reshuffle.


Moving on up – upcycling in the US 22 Apr 2021

Dean Best

A year of three meals a day indoors has brought home the issue of food loss and waste to more consumers and the emerging upcycled-food industry believes this is its moment.


Avara Foods invests in UK poultry site 22 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

UK-based poultry processor Avara Foods has announced investment for one of its manufacturing plants as part of network-wide site improvements.


US baby-food firm Beech-Nut facing legal action over toxic metal claims 22 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

US baby-food firm Beech-Nut Nutrition is facing a legal challenge over allegations its products contain dangerous substances.


Australia's Marquis Macadamias to expand production 21 Apr 2021

Dean Best

The Australia-based firm, which says it's the world's largest processor of macadamias, is to increase its production capacity.


Carbon emissions and fiscal measures – a taxing problem for UK food 21 Apr 2021

David Green

Food manufacturers, retailers and governments are announcing moves to net-zero. With food a quarter of GHG emissions, could the fiscal system also be part of the solution?


Abergavenny Fine Foods' new owners see "healthy growing market" in finger snacks – MD Jason Rees on Frostkrone's "mission" in UK 21 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Abergavenny Fine Foods, the UK-based private-label business, has a new owner. Simon Harvey speaks with MD Jason Rees about the plans ahead.


Italian dried-fruit company Manuzzi sells majority stake to local PE firm Hyle 21 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

Manuzzi, an Italy-based dried fruit and nuts business, has sold a majority stake in the company to a local private-equity firm.


Greencore recruits as food-to-go demand recovers 21 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

Ireland-based convenience food supplier Greencore has announced it is recruiting at a UK site in response to a return to higher demand for food-to-go products.


Why NFTs can offer marketing opportunities for FMCG brands 21 Apr 2021

Victor Martino

Some see non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, as a fad but our US columnist Victor Martino believes FMCG groups can use the technology for their own branding and marketing.


Brazil's JBS earmarks investment for seven domestic plants 21 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat major JBS has announced it plans to invest in a number of domestic plants over the next three years.


PepsiCo reveals details of regenerative farming plan 21 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

US food and beverage giant PepsiCo has revealed an end-of-decade target for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions amongst its farmer suppliers.


Oatly eyes Hong Kong listing as US IPO nears 20 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Sweden-based dairy-free business Oatly has indicated it may seek a listing in Asia after registering its planned IPO in the US.


Mexico's Sigma invests in plant-based start-up The Live Green Co. 20 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

Mexico-based food group Sigma Alimentos has acquired a minority stake in a Chile-headquartered, plant-based start-up for an undisclosed sum.


Aviko, Eurofrits launch plant-based venture in Spain 20 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Two European food manufacturers have set up a plant-based venture in Spain to supply products such as nuggets and burgers.


Lancaster Colony-owned T. Marzetti reveals plant expansion plan 20 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

US food group Lancaster Colony's T. Marzetti subsidiary has revealed expansion plans to meet "growing product demand".


Vertical farmer Infarm 'exploring public listing via SPAC deal' 20 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Vertical-farming business Infarm in Germany is said to be exploring a potential initial public share offering some eight years after its founding.


Meggle to close Bulgaria dairy plant 20 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

German dairy firm Meggle Group is to close a plant in eastern Europe as part of a regional restructuring exercise, it has announced.


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