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Amazon-Whole Foods one year on - what's changed?

A year since Amazon shook the grocery sector with its acquisition of upmarket US retailer Whole Foods Market, just-food's Stateside columnis...

M&A volumes hold steady so far in 2018 - data

just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as c...

Hatching new ideas - incubators and accelerators

Our guide to some of the main food sector incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers....

Campbell Q3, profit warning, CEO exit - takeaways

Friday (18 May) proved a notable day in the recent history of Campbell Soup Co., with the US giant reporting a third-quarter loss, a profit...

Latest Interviews

Wian van Blommestein, co-founder of US-based biltong business Ayoba-Yo, on why South African staple can take on jerky in its own backyard - the bitesize interview 5 Jun 2018

Andy Coyne

A family of South Africans who moved to the US missed their beloved biltong meat snack so much that they started producing it for family and friends. It is now a full-time business called Ayoba-Yo - a term used to express excitement or amazement - which is attempting to compete with American favourite jerky and working with Kraft Heinz on its development. Andy Coyne talks to company co-owner Wian van Blommestein about its prospects.

US protein upstart Powerful wants to flex muscles further - interview 16 Jan 2018

Dean Best

As US-based, protein-centric upstart Powerful enters its fifth year in business, the company, which started in yogurt, is trying to build a "platform" of products across different categories. Founder and CEO Carlos Ramirez has secured investment from a local private-equity firm to help in his ambitions and Dean Best caught up with him to hear more about his plans.

Latest News

US FDA to meet to discuss rules on 'lab' meat 18 Jun 2018

Dean Best

The US Food and Drug Administration is to convene a public meeting next month to discuss the possible regulation of "cultured" protein products.

Canada's GreenSpace Brands appoints Greg Guyatt as CFO 18 Jun 2018

Andy Coyne

Canadian food manufacturer GreenSpace Brands has appointed a new chief financial officer in the shape of Greg Guyatt.

Food machinery on Trump's list of tariffs for China 15 Jun 2018

Dean Best

A range of food manufacturing equipment features on the list of products from China on which the US today (15 June) imposed tariffs.

Kellogg in large-scale recall of Honey Smacks cereal amid salmonella scare 15 Jun 2018

Andy Coyne

Kellogg is recalling an estimated 1.3m cases of its Honey Smacks cereal, which has been linked to a salmonella outbreak.

Canada's Olymel to buy local peer Pinty's 14 Jun 2018

Andy Coyne

Olymel, the Canadian pork and poultry business, is acquiring Pinty's Delicious Foods, an Ontario chicken business.

Monogram Food Solutions in equity deal with US peer Lawless Craft Jerky 14 Jun 2018

Dean Best

US group Monogram Food Solutions has struck a co-packing and equity deal with fledgling US peer Lawless Craft Jerky.

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