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Be proactive as Biden eyes climate, health agenda

As President Trump accepts a transition should begin for President-elect Biden to take office, we look at what the new administration c...

Which meat groups have stakes in alt-meat?

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

How Beyond Meat caused plant-based rethink

In the wake of quarterly results that disappointed Wall Street, Dean Best reports on some of the questions facing Beyond Meat – and th...

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

Minerva is the latest food major to have used its in-house venture-capital unit to invest in an up-and-coming firm in a niche area. Here's o...

Latest Interviews

Plenty Unlimited on mission to resolve land crisis through vertical farming – interview with co-founder Nate Storey 4 Nov 2020

Simon Harvey

Plenty is building its third vertical farm in California on the back of external investment. Simon Harvey discusses the mechanisms and challenges with co-founder Dr. Nate Storey.

Covid-19 – US manufacturers talk trading, the economy and consumers 15 Sep 2020

Dean Best

US grocery suppliers may largely have a got a Covid boost but, with the health and economic impacts of the virus still being felt, we asked four for their thoughts on trading.

Latest News

Kind strikes deal to buy snack-bar firm Nature's Bakery 2 Dec 2020

Simon Harvey

Snack bar firm Kind has announced an agreement to acquire a fellow better-for-you snacks business in the US.

Canada to pay trade deal-linked compensation to farmers 30 Nov 2020

Andy Coyne

The government of Canada has announced an investment package to support dairy, poultry and egg farmers impacted by trade deals.

New products – Good Hemp adds oats to hemp-based milk range; Mondelez extends BelVita range in Australia; Aunt Millie's unveils Live bread; Jude's moves into custard category 27 Nov 2020

Our selection of new products this week includes new BelVita products in Australia from Mondelez International and US-based Aunt Millie's launching the Live bread sub-brand.

Unilever to acquire US vitamins business SmartyPants 26 Nov 2020

Andy Coyne

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever is to beef up its health and wellness offering through the acquisition of a US-based vitamins business.

Lactalis in 'stand-off with Canadian grocers over shipment fines' 26 Nov 2020

Andy Coyne

The Canadian division of French dairy giant Lactalis is reportedly embroiled in a row with the country's supermarkets. 

McCormick reveals plans to boost newly-acquired Cholula brand 25 Nov 2020

Andy Coyne

US spice and sauce giant McCormick has outlined how it plans to grow the business of its new acquisition, hot sauce brand Cholula.

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