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Eyeing alternatives – meat companies with stakes in meat-free and cell-based meat 19 Apr 2021

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.


"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

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.


Big Food's stake in the future – in-house venture-capital funds 29 Mar 2021

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


Why Roadrunner's move for JoJe Bar will boost both firms 29 Mar 2021

The private-equity-owned US sports nutrition group Roadrunner has swooped for its latest acquisition, a move that looks to set to benefit both firms, argues GlobalData Consumer.


"The brand is back and reclaiming its roots" – Brian Connolly on bid to rejuvenate US pet-food business Natural Balance 24 Mar 2021

Pet-food industry veteran Brian Connolly is Natural Balance's new CEO and he talks to Dean Best about his plans to get the US dog- and cat-food maker growing again.

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US pet-food firm Red Collar reveals expansion plans 19 Apr 2021

US-based private-label manufacturer Red Collar Pet Foods is to spend US$5.7m on expanding one of its production facilities.


The Fresh Factory buys US bar maker Phyter Food 19 Apr 2021

The Fresh Factory, a plant-based food and drink contract manufacturer in the US, has acquired a local snack bar business.


Snow Days emerges as new business under HumanCo umbrella 19 Apr 2021

The founder and CEO of HumanCo, a US-based investment firm and holding company, has started a new business making clean-label pizza snacks.


US firm McLovin's Pet Food gets new owner 19 Apr 2021

The California-based pet-food supplier has agreed to a takeover bid from a NASDAQ-listed holding company looking to acquire "consumer goods businesses".


SunOpta buys plant-based brands from Hain Celestial 16 Apr 2021

Dream is one of the early brands in the plant-based dairy market, launched almost 40 years ago and with a presence in the US and Europe.


US plant-based meat firm Atlast to expand after cash raise 15 Apr 2021

Atlast Food Co., a US plant-based start-up producing whole cut plant-based 'meat', has detailed expansion plans following a funding round.


Hippeas brings in Paul Nardone as CEO on back of Joe Serventi's departure 14 Apr 2021

Hippeas has hired a new CEO of the US-based better-for-you snacks maker after confirming Joe Serventi's departure.


C.H.Guenther names John Buckles as new CEO 14 Apr 2021

US bakery group C.H. Guenther has named an experienced food industry executive as its new CEO to replace Dale Tremblay.


US honey producer Sweet Harvest Foods taken over by Blue Road Capital 13 Apr 2021

US honey and natural sweeteners producer Sweet Harvest Foods has fallen into the hands of a new private-equity owner.


Ebro to invest in Riviana Foods rice production 13 Apr 2021

Ebro Foods is investing in a factory in the US – a market where the Spanish company has been offloading assets – to expand production capacity at the plant.

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.