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How could Whole Foods takeover affect suppliers?

It is the deal that has got the industry talking - Amazon's move to buy Whole Foods Market, hailed by some as a "game-changer" for the secto...

Minor role for direct-to-consumer in US e-commerce

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Amazon's move for Whole Foods will focus minds

"Every so often an event occurs that shakes the industry to its core. Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods is one of those." So said one US r...

How Nestle's US candy review has divided analysts

Confectionery, particularly chocolate, is one of Nestle's flagship businesses and has often been the subject of speculation among industry w...

Latest Interviews

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.

Latest News

Target pulls Hampton Creek products 26 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

US retailer Target has pulled all the Hampton Creek products it stocks in response to food safety allegations.


Yoplait pins hopes on "heritage" to boost US sales 26 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

General Mills is launching what it calls a "traditional, French-style" Yoplait yogurt in the US this summer in an attempt to boost its flagging sales in the category.


EU, Canada in cheese talks as CETA start looms 23 Jun 2017

Diana Yordanova

Technical discussions between the EU and Canada over cheese quotas are threatening to disrupt the planned operational launch of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the two countries, which was supposed to have been agreed in detail in February.


Nestle "open" to buying stakes in Terra start-ups 23 Jun 2017

Dean Best

Nestle has said it would be "open" to acquiring stakes in start-ups that join the Terra accelerator programme, a scheme launched by financial services group Rabobank and US technology campus RocketSpace to support fledgling food companies.


Canada's Alasko Foods buys local peer FooDelicious 23 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

Canada-based frozen produce group Alasko Foods has acquired local foodservice supplier FooDelicious.


Costco breaks ground on first US poultry plant 22 Jun 2017

Dean Best

US wholesaler Costco has started building its first poultry processing plant.

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