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

Kraft Heinz 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....

Climate to define sustainability agenda in 2020

Ben Cooper looks at how climate concerns will not only top the sustainability agenda in 2020 but pervade many other areas of concern....

Unilever's investor summit - five things to learn

From Unilever's thinking on areas from M&A to innovation, we present the five things you need to know from the FMCG giant's investor eve...

The US food industry in 2020 - the megatrends

Our columnist Victor Martino predicts the six megatrends which will have a marked impact on the US food industry in 2020....

Latest Interviews

Asian-cuisine brand Ocean's Halo eyes growth on both sides of Atlantic - the bitesize interview 27 Nov 2019

Dean Best

With Asian-cuisine brand Ocean's Halo, US firm New Frontier Foods has built a domestic business with listings at major grocers. It speaks to just-food about its plans for growth.

Seeking brands that "solve a pain point" - Amit Pandhi on Velocity Snack Brands' acquisition targets 21 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

Andy Coyne speaks to Amit Pandhi, the man charged with building up a better-for-you snacking portfolio at new, private-equity-owned, US snacks group Velocity Snack Brands.

Latest News

Unilever to cut jobs in Caribbean to "sharpen focus" 6 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods heavyweight Unilever has announced it is is planning to cut employee numbers. 

Clover Leaf follows sister company Bumble Bee Foods into bankruptcy 6 Dec 2019

Simon Harvey

Canada-based tuna processor Clover Leaf Holdings is following the lead of its sister company Bumble Bee Foods in filing for bankruptcy.

US salad producer Little Leaf Farms reveals expansion plans 6 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne

Little Leaf Farms, a US-based producer of packaged salad items, has announced major expansion plans, including a move into a new state.

New products - Nestle debuts plant-based DiGiorno, Stouffer's duo; Kellogg to-go granola bowls, All-Bran Prebiotic; Soylent marks UK grocery bow; General Mills dairy-free Oui 6 Dec 2019

The new products we picked out this week include plant-based pizza and lasagne from Nestlé, dairy-free yogurts from General Mills, and Soylents UK grocery entry.

JBS to acquire processing plant in US from J&B Group 5 Dec 2019

Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat giant JBS has saved a processing plant in the US from closure via a lease agreement, with a view to taking ownership. 

Campbell Soup Co. cuts sales guidance but sees positive developments in soup 5 Dec 2019

Simon Harvey

Campbell Soup Co. has cut its full-year sales guidance to reflect the recent disposal of the European snacks business.

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