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Tyson Foods FY results and outlook: 7 takeaways

Tyson Foods this week issued a set of annual results that included rising sales, a record level of operating income and record earnings per...

In-depth: Why align with UN sustainability goals?

Over the two years since the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) were launched, increasing numbers of food companies have...

Column: It's not child's play for TreeHouse

After a largely smooth decade for TreeHouse Foods since its inception in 2005, the largest private-label supplier in the US has found it tou...

The potential for blockchain in the food industry

Blockchain and how to harness the technology is one of the hot topics in boardrooms. A number of the world's largest food manufacturers and...

Latest Interviews

Mochi ice-cream maker Bubbies sets out stall - interview 20 Nov 2017

Dean Best

As Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts approaches the first anniversary of a change in its ownership, the US maker of mochi ice cream has plans to expand domestically and overseas. Dean Best spoke to Bubbies CEO Rick Schaffer about the company’s ambitions.


"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.

Latest News

Tyson Foods chooses Tennessee for new chicken plant 20 Nov 2017

Andy Coyne

US chicken giant Tyson Foods has said it expects to create 1,500 jobs at a new chicken production plant in western Tennessee.


Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan buys mussel cultivator Atlantic Aqua Farms 20 Nov 2017

Simon Harvey

Canada's Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan has bought Atlantic Aqua Farms of the US as part of a mandate to invest in the global food industry.


Croatia's Atlantic Grupa signs US production deal 17 Nov 2017

Andy Coyne

Atlantic Grupa has signed a deal with a US-based company that will see its Argeta pâté manufactured in Pennsylvania.


Cargill to invest in meat processing plant in Nashville 17 Nov 2017

Andy Coyne

US agri-food giant Cargill is investing US$146m in the protein side of its business via the expansion of its facility in Nashville.


Canada's Olymel invests to expand poultry operations 16 Nov 2017

Andy Coyne

Olymel, the Canadian pork and poultry business, is investing CAD30m (US$23.5m) in its poultry operations, a move it said will create 100 new jobs.


US nutrition bar start-up Phyter Food backed by angel investors 16 Nov 2017

Andy Coyne

US-based Phyter Food, creator of vegetable-based nutrition bars, has received a US$1m investment, partly from a network of angel investors.

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