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Eyeing alternatives - meat companies with stakes in meat-free 12 Sep 2019

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.


Dean Foods left with little wiggle room after ruling out sale 11 Sep 2019

Seven months after launching a strategic review, US dairy giant Dean Foods is to go it alone under a new chief executive rather than engage a buyer. Simon Harvey takes a look.


Big Food's stake in the future - in-house venture-capital funds  10 Sep 2019

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. Here's our guide of notable VC arms.


Campbell CEO Clouse demonstrates necessary caution 5 Sep 2019

Shares in Campbell Soup Co. bubbled on Friday when the company's announced its Q4 results and fiscal 2020 guidance - but CEO Mark Clouse remains watchful. And rightly so.


Why Simply Good Foods' move for Quest looks appetising 28 Aug 2019

Two years after the formation of The Simply Good Foods Co., the US company that's home to the Atkins brand has made its second acquisition. Dean Best weighs up the move.

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New products - Danone's Oikos dairy drinks; Clonakilty veg 'puddings'; Hershey's One Brands enters plant-based; Kraft Heinz's Primal Kitchen enters pasta sauces; Arla Explorers 13 Sep 2019

This week's batch of notable new product launches includes plant-based sausages from Kerry Group's Richmond brand and a veg ketchup from Kraft Heinz.


StarKist ordered to pay $100m fine in price-fixing case 12 Sep 2019

StarKist Co., the US-based seafood unit of South Korea's Dungwon Group, has been ordered to pay a US$100m fine for its role in a price-fixing conspiracy. 


Conagra sells snacks assets to Utz Quality Foods 12 Sep 2019

Conagra Brands has offloaded snacks assets the US manufacturer took on through its acquisition of local peer Pinnacle Foods last year.


Trump delays October tariff hike by two weeks 12 Sep 2019

The ongoing tariff saga between the US and China continues, with Donald Trump agreeing to delay the next tariff increase on US$250bn worth of Chinese imports by two weeks.


Mike Barkley new CEO at US snacks firm Kind as founder Daniel Lubetzky moves upstairs 11 Sep 2019

New York-based snacks business Kind has carried out a leadership level shake-up that sees the appointment of a new CEO.


US yogurt firm Nounos Creamery eyes expansion after investment win 11 Sep 2019

US yogurt business Nounós Creamery has secured investment from a consortium led by venture capital fund AccelFoods.


Kraft Heinz leads seed funding of animal-free cheese firm New Culture 10 Sep 2019

Kraft Heinz, home to Kraft cheese, is to put money into a US firm developing "animal-free" varieties of the dairy product.


US sweet baked goods firm Cafe Valley bought by PE firm Swander Pace Capital 10 Sep 2019

US sweet baked goods firm Café Valley has been acquired by a local private-equity firm for an undisclosed sum. 


Associated British Foods snaps up US baker Anthony's Goods 10 Sep 2019

Associated British Foods has acquired a fledgling US supplier of bakery products from almond flour to coconut oil.


Wells Enterprises reaches deal to acquire Halo Top ice cream 10 Sep 2019

Halo Top, the US ice-cream brand that has shaken up the category on both sides of the Atlantic with its low-calorie fare, has a new owner.

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.