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Guide: Big Meat eyeing alternatives

The rise of plant-based products as an alternative to meat and the arrival of lab-created - or 'clean' - products as a potentially sustainab...

How might new NAFTA trade deal affect food sector?

Since President Trump's election, the future of the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement has at various times looked uncertain bu...

Analysis: Food M&A up in first nine months

As company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on their competition, just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the internatio...

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

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

Latest Interviews

"We want to create disruption" - Good Catch's Chad Sarno on the rise of plant-based seafood, the bitesize interview 27 Sep 2018

Andy Coyne

Until now the plant-based food phenomenon has centred on replacing meat and dairy products but New York's Good Catch is among the upstarts to have created vegan 'seafood'. One of its founders, Chad Sarno, tells Andy Coyne of the challenges it has faced and its hopes for the future.

"We've got to be part of a wider ecosystem to succeed" - PepsiCo's Daniel Grubbs on why the Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator is hitting North America 18 Sep 2018

Dean Best

PepsiCo is to take its Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator programme to North America after launching the initiative in Europe, where it is in its second year. Dean Best spoke to PepsiCo executive Daniel Grubbs about why the US food and drinks giant is bringing the scheme to its domestic market, what it has learnt so far and why such programmes are important strategically to one of the largest players in the sector.

Latest News

Dongwon's StarKist issues guilty plea on US price-fixing 19 Oct 2018

Dean Best

StarKist Co., the US seafood arm of South Korea's Dongwon Group, has filed a plea of guilty on price-fixing charges, the Justice Department has announced.

Agropur hints at further changes to goat cheese operation 19 Oct 2018

Andy Coyne

Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur has said it is "examining avenues" for its goat cheese operation.

Beyond Meat 'planning to make stock market bow' 18 Oct 2018

Andy Coyne

US vegan food business Beyond Meat is planning an initial public offering (IPO), according to media reports in the country.

Just planning to launch lab-grown chicken product this year 18 Oct 2018

Andy Coyne

Just, the US vegan food business, is aiming to bring a slaughter-free chicken product to market this year.

HelloFresh to buy Canadian meal-kit rival Chefs Plate 17 Oct 2018

Dean Best

Germany-based meal-kit business HelloFresh today (17 October) announced the acquisition of a rival business in Canada.

Campbell descendants confirm backing for current board 17 Oct 2018

Andy Coyne

Descendants of former Campbell Soup Co. president and owner Dr John Dorrance have confirmed their support for the current board which is facing a battle with an activist investor who wants to replace it.

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