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How Covid-19 might shape food companies' innovation 28 May 2020

Simon Creasey looks at how Covid-19 could change the way packaged-food majors approach new product development.

Dairy Farmers of America's Doug Dresslaer on how an accelerator programme can help future-proof US co-op giant - the just-food interview 28 May 2020

Andy Coyne speaks to Doug Dresslaer, who runs Dairy Farmers of America (DFA)'s accelerator programme, about how it can help to keep the co-op ahead of the innovation curve.

Eyeing alternatives - meat companies with stakes in meat-free 28 May 2020

With plant-based products growing in popularity and investment in lab-created products on the rise, we present a guide on how meat manufacturers are investing in the area.

General Mills chief talks brands, recession, foodservice and M&A - seven things to learn 15 May 2020

General Mills is among the packaged-food majors to benefit from pantry-loading and, this week, it virtually met with investors to discuss a range of topics. Here are the takeaways.

Don't write off emerging brands amid Big Food's Covid-19 bounce 14 May 2020

Many of Big Food's legacy brands are having their day in the sun in the US, boosted by pantry-loading. But Victor Martino believes challenger brands can still – and will – compete.

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Coronavirus live news - Covid-19 and the global food sector, Thursday 28 May (free to read) 28 May 2020

just-food's coronavirus live feed is your one-stop shop for news on how the Covid-19 outbreak is impacting the world's packaged food sector.

Mexican-style food firm Del Real Foods names Viviano del Villar Jr. as COO 28 May 2020

Del Real Foods, an investor-backed Mexican chilled foods maker, has appointed a new chief operating officer. 

Iceland better-for-you food group Good Good backed in funding round 28 May 2020

Good Good, the Iceland-based food company specialising in no-added-sugar products, has received investment backing, it has announced.

Good Planet Foods secures funding to support dairy-free cheese maker's growth 28 May 2020

Good Planet Foods, a US-based dairy-free cheese maker, has secured a round of funding to support its growth.

Canada meat processor HyLife takes controlling stake in US peer Prime Pork 26 May 2020

HyLife, a Canada-based pork producer, has increased the size of its US footprint by acquiring a 75% equity stake in an American peer.

Paris Hilton among celebrity investors in US faux seafood firm Gathered Foods 26 May 2020

Gathered Foods, the US seafood alternative company behind the Good Catch plant-based 'tuna' brand, has announced further investment backing.

Haribo gets nod to start work on first US facility 22 May 2020

German confectioner Haribo has received the decision from local planning chiefs which will determine whether it can start work on its first US manufacturing plant.

Dairy Farmers of America, Dean Foods deal hit with anti-trust lawsuit 22 May 2020

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) is facing a legal challenge over its agreed deal to buy assets of bankrupt dairy peer Dean Foods.

Mars 'sues JAB Holding over alleged theft of documents' 22 May 2020

Mars and JAB Holding are reportedly set for a legal battle after the Snickers giant filed a suit against the Pret and Panera Bread owner over claims an executive stole documents.

Canadian CBD firm Aurora enters US market through Reliva acquisition 21 May 2020

Canada's Aurora Cannabis has moved into the US market through the acquisition of a peer in a deal that could be worth up to US$85m.

Latest blogs

Bar brawl - US snack firms Clif and Kind joust over ingredients 11 Mar 2019

Clif Bar & Co. and US snack peer Kind have become involved in a public spat over the ingredients the companies use in their snack bars.

Amazon pulls plug on Dash buttons 4 Mar 2019

The retail behemoth has said shoppers will no longer be able to buy its Dash buttons, which had allowed consumers to re-order products with one push of a finger.

Ex-PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi gets seat on Amazon board 26 Feb 2019

Former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has secured a high-profile directorship, with retail giant Amazon appointing the CPG veteran to its board of directors.