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"Covid-19 is reinforcing the need for wellbeing snacks" - Mondelez International's SnackFutures on demand now - and beyond coronavirus - for snacks 17 Apr 2020

We talk to Mondelez's SnackFutures hub to hear what the US giant has learnt one year since launch, how it sees snacking evolving – and how Covid-19 is affecting the unit's plans.

What's the outlook for CBD food in Europe? 24 Jan 2020

Recent comments from regulators in Europe have left some in the food industry worried about what's ahead for the region's nascent CBD food market. Simon Creasey explores further.

Happy Cheeze founder Dr. Mudar Mannah on the rise of vegan cheese, winning lawsuits and looking for more investment - the bitesize interview 5 Nov 2019

Fledgling German firm Happy Cheeze is looking to ride the rising interest in alternatives to dairy products but it's not all been plain sailing, as the company tells Dean Best.

German dairy sector deep-dive, part two - plotting the future 11 Apr 2019

In the second part of a two-part feature examining the German dairy sector, Andy Coyne looks at the strategies companies there are employing as they search for growth. 

German dairy sector deep-dive, part one - seeking green shoots in mature market 10 Apr 2019

In the first part of a two-part feature looking at the German dairy sector, Andy Coyne focuses on the make-up of the market and the pressures weighing on its growth prospects.

Latest News

Covid-19 - German plan to shake up meat-factory staffing, health rules 20 May 2020

Germany has announced moves to improve labour standards in a meat sector criticised for poor health and safety due to a rash of outbreaks of Covid-19.

German food business Geti Wilba bought out of insolvency by PE firm CMP 13 May 2020

Geti Wilba Group, a German company specialising in meat products and frozen ready meals, has been acquired out of insolvency by a local investment firm.

Ethcl Food Labs buys Tsampa energy bar brand from Ren Roasted Energy Food 5 May 2020

Ethcl Food Labs, a German cookie dough start-up formerly trading as Oh My Dough, has acquired a local energy bar brand.

Fonterra joins investment round in German meal replacement start-up YFood 21 Apr 2020

A group of investors, including a major player in the dairy sector, has funnelled new funds into German meal replacement start-up YFood Labs.

New products - PepsiCo takes another brand into "cannister snacks"; Danone adds to So Delicious range; Bonduelle enters new category in Germany; Kinnerton debuts nut-free Nomo bars 16 Apr 2020

This week's batch of notable new products includes innovation from food majors PepsiCo, Danone and Bonduelle.

Germany loosens restrictions on foreign agricultural workers 3 Apr 2020

Germany has changed its policy on the use of foreign workers by the country's agriculture industry during the coronavirus epidemic, it has announced.

Mondelez launches SnackFutures innovation model in Germany 1 Apr 2020

US confectionery giant Mondelez International has launched its SnackFutures Innovation Hub in a major European market.

Bahlsen names former Cadbury man Phil Rumbol as first non-family CEO   12 Mar 2020

Bahlsen, the family-run biscuit maker in Germany, has announced a new chief executive, the first time an outsider has been appointed to the role.

German biscuit maker Georg Parlasca Keksfabrik sold to PE firm Auctus 28 Feb 2020

Georg Parlasca Keksfabrik, the Germany-based supplier of branded and private-label biscuits, looks set to have a new majority owner.

Hochdorf refocusing continues with factory disposal 26 Feb 2020

Swiss group Hochdorf, reshaping its business to focus on baby food and dairy ingredients, is selling its stake in a factory in Germany.

Latest blogs

Amazon button Dashed in Germany 11 Jan 2019

In a bid to eat into sales of FMCG products, Amazon has developed and launched the Dash service, allowing consumers to re-order products at the touch of a button. A judge's pen in Germany has rendered those buttons illegal in that market.

Amazon Dash launches in Europe 31 Aug 2016

Amazon Dash, the service that allows consumers to re-order products at home through the retail giant at the touch of a button, has been launched in three European markets.

Brussels clears Cargill's ADM chocolate buy - with a condition 20 Jul 2015

Cargill's move to buy Archer Daniels Midland's chocolate business has cleared its last regulatory hurdle after clearance from the European Commission. But Brussels has asked Cargill to offload part of the assets.