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Big Food's latest inflation battle

Inflation is emerging again as a challenge for manufacturers. Simon Harvey reviews the options available for suppliers and weighs up th...

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

Our guide to some of the in-house venture-capital funds operated by the world's major packaged-food companies....

The challenges facing Big Food on net-zero

The commitments being made by members of Big Food on net-zero has led to some optimism but there is likely to be scrutiny of their efforts a...

US, UK, EU: Comparing their 2030 climate targets

The UK's emissions reduction target would see a faster decline than the EU and US – but working out who has the policies to deliver on...

Latest Interviews

"It does add some complexities" – General Mills' John Haugen on backing challenger brands as Covid-19 upends consumer habits 5 May 2021

Dean Best

John Haugen, the head of General Mills' VC-style arm 301 Inc., talks to Dean Best about his unit's investment strategy and how Covid-19 has shaped what the US giant is looking for.

"We can lead the movement to make plant-based living the new norm. And many people agree" – Kees Kruythoff on The Livekindly Collective's latest funding and growth plans 31 Mar 2021

Dean Best

Acquisitive meat-free supplier The Livekindly Collective has announced more funding. Dean Best speaks to bullish CEO Kees Kruythoff about the group's growth plans.

Latest News

Tyson Foods to sell pet treats business to General Mills 14 May 2021

Simon Harvey

US-based meat giant Tyson Foods has announced it is selling some brands to another local packaged food company.

Weston Foods sale process to start next week 14 May 2021

Dean Best

The parent company behind Canada-based bakery business Weston Foods has given an update on its plan to sell the asset.

Great Lakes Cheese in Ohio plans new plant 14 May 2021

Simon Harvey

Great Lakes Cheese, a dairy business based in the US state of Ohio supplying retail and foodservice customers, is planning a new facility.

Canada's Saputo to expand US cheese plant 13 May 2021

Andy Coyne

Canadian dairy major Saputo is to expand a facility outside its domestic market, a move which will create 150 new jobs.

Founder Andy Berliner named Amy's Kitchen CEO as Xavier Unkovic departs 13 May 2021

Dean Best

The US canned- and frozen-food manufacturer has announced the departure of Xavier Unkovic, who has been at the helm of the soup and meals maker for under a year.

PepsiCo to pump $235m into Frito-Lay plant expansion 13 May 2021

Andy Coyne

US food and drinks major PepsiCo is to spend US$235m expanding a snacks plant in its home market, it has announced.

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