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How's sustainability influencing food M&A?

Ben Cooper looks at how sustainability considerations are influencing food industry mergers and acquisitions....

Analysis: Kellogg - new CEO, same old problems

Kellogg this week welcomed a new CEO. Former Anheuser-Busch InBev, Coca-Cola and The Nature’s Bounty Co. executive Steve Cahillane took the...

Why did Post Holdings buy Bob Evans Farms?

In the largest M&A deal in the US packaged food sector in 2017, on Tuesday (19 September) Post Holdings announced the acquisition of bacon,...

Home discomforts cloud General Mills outlook

General Mills maintained its full-year forecasts after an opening quarter of falling sales and profits but there is uncertainty on Wall Stre...

Latest Interviews

"Beanfields Snacks has all right elements to be ready to scale" - Powerplant Ventures co-founder Mark Rampolla on fund's investment in tortilla chip maker 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.


D's Naturals' selective use of General Mills backing – interview 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.

Latest News

US biltong firm Kalahari attracts backing from AccelFoods 17 Oct 2017

Andy Coyne

US meat snacks group Kalahari Biltong has closed on a round of equity financing. 


Owner of Icelandic yogurt brand Siggi's 'up for sale' 13 Oct 2017

Andy Coyne

US-based The Icelandic Milk and Skyr Corporation, the owner of the yogurt brand Siggi's, is reportedly working with banking advisers to sell the company.


Hostess Brands CEO Bill Toler to retire 13 Oct 2017

Andy Coyne

US snack cake maker Hostess Brands has announced that its president and chief executive officer Bill Toler is to retire.


Ferrero to further expand Canada plant 12 Oct 2017

Andy Coyne

Italian chocolate maker Ferrero has revealed plans to again expand a plant in Canada.


India's LT Foods to open rice product processing facility in the US 12 Oct 2017

Andy Coyne

LT Foods, the Indian company behind the Daawat and Royal brands of basmati rice, has revealed it is to open a rice product facility in the US.


Snack brand Hippeas receives investment from CAVU Venture Partners 12 Oct 2017

Andy Coyne

US-based chickpea snack brand Hippeas has received US$10m in capital from investment firm CAVU Venture Partners.

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