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Hatching new ideas - Big Food's incubator and accelerator programmes 21 Jun 2018

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


Amazon-Whole Foods one year on - what's changed? 13 Jun 2018

A year since Amazon shook the grocery sector with its acquisition of upmarket US retailer Whole Foods Market, just-food's Stateside columnist Victor Martino weighs up what the deal has meant for the two businesses - and for the wider industry.


Food industry M&A volumes hold steady so far in 2018 - data 5 Jun 2018

just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on their competition.


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

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.


Campbell Q3, profit warning, CEO exit - four things to learn 22 May 2018

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 warning and the immediate departure of CEO Denise Morrison. Dean Best reports.

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Indoor farmer Gotham Greens raises $29m in funding round 21 Jun 2018

New York fresh produce supplier Gotham Greens has announced it has attracted US$29m in Series C equity funding.


US pork producer Seaboard Triumph Foods to ramp up production 21 Jun 2018

Seaboard Triumph Foods has announced its intention to significantly ramp up production at its plant in Sioux City, Iowa.


Mondelez International names Luca Zaramella as new CFO 20 Jun 2018

Confectionery heavyweight Mondelez International has announced Luca Zaramella will become its CFO from August.


US authorities urge consumers to bin all Kellogg's Honey Smacks 20 Jun 2018

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have advised consumers to throw out all Kellogg's Honey Smacks from their store cupboards - regardless of size and date - following the cereal being linked to a salmonella outbreak.


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


Lakeside Foods snaps up US peer Good Eats Food Co.  13 Jun 2018

Wisconsin-based frozen and canned food business Lakeside Foods has agreed to acquire vegetable product business Good Eats Food Co.


Potential buyers for Marfrig's Keystone said to be lining up ''binding proposals'' 12 Jun 2018

Buyers lined up for Marfrig Global Foods' US-based chicken subsidiary Keystone Foods are said to be ready to make ''binding proposals'' by the end of the month.

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Campbell hires from outside for key US soup role 23 May 2018

Campbell Soup Co. has brought in an executive from outside the food industry to lead its domestic soup business, a division still central to the US giant and one still seeing sales decline.


US giant Kroger is Ocado's latest partner 17 May 2018

UK online grocer Ocado has struck another licencing deal with an international food retailer, announcing this morning (17 May) US giant Kroger will use its technology for food deliveries.


Nestle strikes coffee tie-up with Starbucks 7 May 2018

A year ago, Nestlé said coffee would be one of four "high-growth food and beverage categories" in which it would focus its "capital spending". Today (7 May), the Nescafé owner and world's-largest food maker announced a notable deal with Starbucks.