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Meat processor Minerva plans to acquire Colombia slaughterhouse

6 August 2020 | Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat processor Minerva has entered an agreement to acquire a plant in another South American country. ... read more

Beyond Meat to expand price offensive

6 August 2020 | Simon Harvey

Beyond Meat has made some progress in the price point of its meat-free burgers, revealed in the US firm's second-quarter results. ... read more

New Zealand's Sanford plans to close fish processing plant

5 August 2020 | Simon Harvey

New Zealand seafood business Sanford is proposing to close one of its processing sites, partly as a result of the impact from the pandemic. ... read more

"D2C helps us build a frictionless consumer experience" – Mars on entering the direct-to-consumer channel with Foodspring

5 August 2020 | Simon Harvey

A year on from Mars' investment in D2C business Foodspring, we hear from both companies on their work together so far and the impact Covid-19 has had on interest in the channel. ... read more

Aryzta CFO announces departure in midst of takeover interest

5 August 2020 | Simon Harvey

Bakery giant Aryzta, which last month revealed it was the subject of "unsolicited interest" to acquire the company, has announced the departure of a senior executive. ... read more

Danish meat firm Hanegal buys plant-based ready-meals business Fairdig

4 August 2020 | Simon Harvey

Hanegal, a food business in Denmark, has acquired a company that makes plant-based and organic ready-meals. ... read more

Spain's Pastas Gallo acquires Asian ready-meals business Ta-Tung

4 August 2020 | Simon Harvey

Pastas Gallo, the pasta maker in Spain, has made its first acquisition since the business was bought by a private-equity firm last year. ... read more

Tyson Foods prepared for "prolonged pandemic-related uncertainty"

4 August 2020 | Simon Harvey

Tyson Foods is preparing for a drawn out pandemic and is adjusting its operations accordingly as the virus hits foodservice volumes. ... read more

UK government backs "high-tech" food hub

4 August 2020 | Simon Harvey

The UK government is backing a "high-tech" manufacturing hub in the city of Derby, a project that is expected to create thousands of jobs. ... read more

Nestle stays optimistic despite trimming sales forecast – H1 takeaways

3 August 2020 | Simon Harvey

Nestlé disappointed markets with a downgrade to its outlook as foodservice took a bite out of sales. But the world's largest food maker struck an optimistic tone. ... read more

Tyson Foods names Dean Banks as successor to CEO Noel White

3 August 2020 | Simon Harvey

Tyson Foods has named a successor to CEO Noel White, who will remain with the US meat giant in a new capacity. ... read more

TruFood Manufacturing snaps up private-label peer Simply Natural Foods

3 August 2020 | Simon Harvey

TruFood Manufacturing, an investor-backed US snacks maker, has acquired a similar business in New York State. ... read more

Vital Farms shares surge on Nasdaq debut

3 August 2020 | Simon Harvey

Vital Farms saw its share price surge on Friday (31 July) as the US-based producer of "ethical" eggs and butter made its stock market debut. ... read more

JBS buys plant in US for beef products

31 July 2020 | Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat group JBS, one of the largest in the sector worldwide, has acquired another processing facility in the US. ... read more

LiveKindly forms plant-based ready-meals partnership with Ospelt

31 July 2020 | Simon Harvey

The LiveKindly Collective, an investor-backed group of plant-based start-ups, has teamed up with a private-label manufacturer in Europe for ready-meals. ... read more

Nestle cuts organic growth guidance amid Covid-related restrictions

30 July 2020 | Simon Harvey

Nestlé has lowered its forecast for the company's growth in sales on an organic basis amid the volatility of trading against the backdrop of Covid-19. ... read more

Premier Foods not shaken by UK obesity plans

29 July 2020 | Simon Harvey

Premier Foods has reported first-quarter results and responded to the UK government's measures to cut obesity levels. ... read more

LiveKindly appoints former 3G Capital, Kraft Heinz man David Knopf as CFO

29 July 2020 | Simon Harvey

The LiveKindly Collective, an investor-backed group of plant-based start-ups, has brought in a former Kraft Heinz executive as chief financial officer. ... read more

General Mills to increase third-party manufacturing as Covid-19 elevates demand

28 July 2020 | Simon Harvey

US food major General Mills plans to dish out more of its manufacturing to third parties to cater to increased demand from Covid-19. ... read more

Brazilian meat-free firm Fazenda eyes UK, Germany after entering UAE

28 July 2020 | Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat-free start-up Fazenda Futuro has its eyes on expanding further into Europe after launching in new markets. ... read more

Fonterra expands in China with plans for R&D centre in Shanghai

28 July 2020 | Simon Harvey

Fonterra, the world's largest dairy cooperative, has detailed its expansion plans for a key Asian market in which it already has a presence. ... read more

Greencore enters deal for molasses unit, issues Q3 trading update

28 July 2020 | Simon Harvey

Greencore has announced this morning (28 July) it plans to sell its molasses business, and also issued a trading update. ... read more

Nestle to cut jobs in Germany amid production move to Poland

24 July 2020 | Simon Harvey

Nestlé plans to cut jobs in Germany as the Swiss food giant shift some production to another part of Europe. ... read more

Hershey discusses challenges for Hallowe'en, market-share gains and e-commerce surge – H1 takeaways

24 July 2020 | Simon Harvey

Hershey has reported first-half results with some interesting commentary around market share and e-commerce as Simon Harvey assesses the key talking points. ... read more

UK government minister says obesity measures "imminent"

24 July 2020 | Simon Harvey

An announcement from the UK on fresh measures to tackle obesity is imminent, according to a government minister. ... read more

Free-from meals maker Kirsty's seeks to double business with first production site

23 July 2020 | Simon Harvey

Kirsty's, a UK-based free-from ready-meals maker, is seeking to double the size of the business with its first production facility. ... read more

Fruit group Fresca hires ex-2 Sisters exec Martyn Fletcher as CEO

23 July 2020 | Simon Harvey

Fresca Group, a UK-based fruit and vegetable supplier, has hired a new chief executive as its existing CEO moves into new role. ... read more

Kraft Heinz leads investment round in sweet protein firm Joywell Foods

23 July 2020 | Simon Harvey

Kraft Heinz has backed a protein ingredients firm in the US through its venture-capital fund, along with other investors. ... read more

Rice producer Forbidden Foods to go public in Australia

22 July 2020 | Simon Harvey

Forbidden Foods, a producer of organic rice, plans to go public as it prepares to launch into another category. ... read more

Beef firm American Foods Group acquires Calihan Pork Processors

22 July 2020 | Simon Harvey

American Foods Group, a US-based beef producer, has expanded its meat offering into pork via a deal for a local business. ... read more

Minerva launches venture-capital fund under three-pronged initiative

22 July 2020 | Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat processor Minerva said it has started a three-pronged project to unlock future opportunities. ... read more

Giraffe Foods snaps up table sauces maker Lounsbury Foods

22 July 2020 | Simon Harvey

Giraffe Foods, a Canada-based private-label manufacturer, has bought a table sauces business in Toronto. ... read more

EOS-backed South Mill Champs buys Loveday Mushroom Farms

22 July 2020 | Simon Harvey

South Mill Champs, a US-based mushroom grower and supplier to the retail and foodservice channels, has acquired a fellow business in Canada. ... read more

Poultry processor LDC agrees deal to buy French peer Ronsard

21 July 2020 | Simon Harvey

French poultry processor LDC has announced it has agreed a deal to buy a rival in its domestic market. ... read more

Lindt & Sprungli warns annual sales will be down on previous year

21 July 2020 | Simon Harvey

Chocolate maker Lindt & Sprüngli has warned organic sales for the year will be down on last year due to the impact from the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more