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Big Food's VC-style funds: the investments so far

just-food presents a guide to some of the main in-house venture capital funds operated by major food businesses. ...

Guide: Meat companies with stakes in meat-free

With plant-based products growing in popularity and investment in lab-created products on the rise, we present a guide on how meat manu...

Why baby boomers shouldn't be overlooked

Younger cohorts like millennials and Gen Z are often the focus of product development and marketing strategies in the US but, Victor Martino...

Takeaways: Kraft Heinz results disappoint again

Kraft Heinz reported another set of disappointing financial results last Thursday (8 August). Simon Harvey presents what you need to know....

Latest Interviews

"We're not promoting night-time snacking" - CEO Sean Folkson on why Nightfood's "sleep-friendly" ice cream can help consumers 3 Jul 2019

Dean Best

Sean Folkson sets out why his US company Nightfood and its "sleep-friendly" ice cream can be a better alternative for evening eaters and can carve out a niche in the market.

"Strategics want to buy companies in the second inning" - Whipstitch Capital's Mike Burgmaier surveys US M&A landscape and sets out how his firm can capitalise 6 Jun 2019

Dean Best

It's not just big banks battling for mandates in an active market for M&A in US food. One up-and-coming firm, Whipstitch Capital, talks to just-food about how it can prosper.

Latest News

Rich Products snaps up Christie Cookie Company 23 Aug 2019

Simon Harvey

US food business Rich Products has acquired a local manufacturer of gourmet cookies for an undisclosed sum.

Oregon Potato Company buys distressed Norpac Foods 23 Aug 2019

Simon Harvey

Oregon Potato Company is buying the assets of fellow US business Norpac Foods, which has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Ajinomoto acquires US-based French sauces maker More Than Gourmet 22 Aug 2019

Simon Harvey

Japanese food and ingredients business Ajinomoto has acquired a controlling stake in a US-based producer of French sauces and broths. 

US meat business Capra backed by local PE firm CoveMark 22 Aug 2019

Andy Coyne

Texas meat business Capra Foods has received investment from a local private-equity firm, it has been announced.

Canadian dairy firms Nutrinor, Fromagerie Perron get government cash injection 22 Aug 2019

Simon Harvey

Canadian agri-food cooperative Nutrinor and its cheeses unit are getting a government-funded cash injection to finance new equipment.

US healthy snacking firm Simply Good Foods acquires local peer Quest Nutrition in $1bn deal 22 Aug 2019

Andy Coyne

In an all-US deal, Simply Good Foods Co. has acquired a fellow better-for-you snacking business for US$1bn.

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