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What's the next chapter for yogurt in the US?

In a US packaged food market that has struggled for growth for much of the last decade, the yogurt category has been a success story, driven...

Kellogg H1: five things to learn

Second-quarter profits that beat Wall Street forecasts gave Kellogg's shares a boost yesterday (3 August), closing up more than 4% after the...

Plenty to ponder as Mondelez changes CEO

One of the longest tenures at the top of a major food multinational is set to come to an end, with Irene Rosenfeld, the chairman and CEO of...

How the food industry can reverse climate change

Climate change is widely viewed as one of the biggest threats facing humanity. The impact of global warming can be seen across the world and...

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Interview: US snacks firm Beanfields gets backing 12 May 2017

Dean Best

Powerplant Ventures, the US private-equity firm formed two years ago to back companies "reinventing the food system", has made its latest investment, leading a consortium that has acquired a majority stake in local tortilla chip business Beanfields Snacks. Mark Rampolla, the man behind coconut water brand Zico, is one of the founders of Powerplant Ventures and will be co-chairman of Beanfield. He talked to Dean Best about Powerplant Ventures' investment strategy, plans for Beanfield and how a US gang intervention programme is involved in the deal.

Interview: D's Naturals on General Mills backing 1 May 2017

Katy Askew

D's Naturals has developed rapidly from its inception just two years ago. Today, the US plant-based protein bar maker generates around US$10m in sales and has attracted investment from General Mills investment arm, 301 Inc. Founder Daniel Katz – or D as he is also known – spoke to just-food's Katy Askew about the development of the business and its prospects.

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Hormel Foods pays US$425m for meat firm Fontanini 17 Aug 2017

Andy Coyne

US-based Hormel Foods has acquired Fontanini Italian Meats and Sausages, a local foodservice business, from Capitol Wholesale Meats, for US$425m.

US produce distributor IF&P bought by PE firm 16 Aug 2017

Andy Coyne

Private-equity firm Rotunda Capital Partners has acquired US produce distributor IF&P for an undisclosed sum.

Tyson Foods invests US$84m in new poultry plant 16 Aug 2017

Andy Coyne

US chicken giant Tyson Foods is to invest US$84m in an expansion to its poultry plant in Union City, Tennessee.

Veggie Noodle Co. sells stake to PE firm 16 Aug 2017

Dean Best

Veggie Noodle Co., a US supplier of spiralised noodles, has sold a minority stake in its business to private-equity firm Encore Consumer Capital.

US group Flagship to build new distribution centre 16 Aug 2017

Andy Coyne

Flagship Food Group has announced it is to expand its manufacturing and distribution facilities in the Albuquerque area of New Mexico, creating a 76,000 sq ft frozen food distribution warehouse.

US dairy-free firm Tofutti sees H1 sales drop 16 Aug 2017

Andy Coyne

US-based dairy-free product specialist Tofutti Brands has seen its sales dip by 5% in the first half of this year.

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