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France's Fleury Michon in talks to sell Canada subsidiary

7 May 2021 | Dean Best

France-based food manufacturer Fleury Michon is in talks over the potential sale of an overseas asset. ... read more

E171 titanium dioxide unsafe as food additive, EU watchdog warns

7 May 2021 | Dean Best

The European Food Safety Authority has updated its guidance on the use of the additive titanium dioxide (E171) in food. ... read more

Kellogg pushes up sales forecast after "strong" Q1

6 May 2021 | Dean Best

The US cereal and snacks giant has issued a new set of forecasts for annual sales and profits alongside the publication of its first-quarter financial results. ... read more

"It does add some complexities" – General Mills' John Haugen on backing challenger brands as Covid-19 upends consumer habits

5 May 2021 | Dean Best

John Haugen, the head of General Mills' VC-style arm 301 Inc., talks to Dean Best about his unit's investment strategy and how Covid-19 has shaped what the US giant is looking for. ... read more

Laird Superfood buys US peer Picky Bars

4 May 2021 | Dean Best

The US-based drinks, creamers and protein-powder business has bolstered its position in the snacks market with the acquisition of a local supplier. ... read more

Monde Nissin share listing set for next month

4 May 2021 | Dean Best

The owner of brands including Quorn and Lucky Me has got the green light for an IPO in its home market of the Philippines. ... read more

Nomad Foods launches vegan fish fingers

29 April 2021 | Dean Best

The European frozen-food group behind brands including Birds Eye and Iglo is launching a product first for the business in the vegan category. ... read more

Hershey sweetens 2021 sales, earnings forecasts

29 April 2021 | Dean Best

The Reese's maker, which said it's had an "outstanding start" to 2021, has upped its forecasts for annual sales and earnings per share. ... read more

Three plant-based firms set for sale to Canadian investor Rockshield

28 April 2021 | Dean Best

The publicly-listed, Canada-based investor has signed a binding letter of intent to buy three plant-based companies spanning ingredients to CPG products. ... read more

Katjes International buys majority stake in Italian chocolate group Dulcioliva

27 April 2021 | Dean Best

The Germany-based confectioner –  part of the Katjes Group – has acquired a majority stake in a maker of truffles and pralines in Italy. ... read more

CVC makes Dodoni latest Greek dairy deal

26 April 2021 | Dean Best

CVC Capital Partners is to acquire a majority stake in another Greece-focused dairy business, four months after acquiring Vivartia. ... read more

Private-equity-backed Bur Distribution buys French peer Accent Bio

26 April 2021 | Dean Best

The manufacturer and trader of deli products has snapped up a business in France supplying dried-fruit products. ... read more

Label for upcycled foods unveiled in US

26 April 2021 | Dean Best

The industry body behind the seal says the label is the world's first certification mark for upcycled foods. ... read more

Danone CEO search 'homes in on shortlist'

23 April 2021 | Dean Best

The dairy and infant-formula giant is reported to be focusing on a shortlist of at least four candidates to succeed Emmanuel Faber as its chief executive. ... read more

Mars, PepsiCo to work with suppliers on emissions

22 April 2021 | Dean Best

The two US food giants, alongside spices and sauces major McCormick & Co., are part of a new "coalition" that will aim to "mobilise suppliers on climate action". ... read more

Associated British Foods buoyed by Australia's post-lockdown consumers

22 April 2021 | Dean Best

The UK-based manufacturer, a major player in Australia, said has not seen the "consumer recession" in the country it had expected post-lockdown. ... read more

Moving on up – upcycling in the US

22 April 2021 | Dean Best

A year of three meals a day indoors has brought home the issue of food loss and waste to more consumers and the emerging upcycled-food industry believes this is its moment. ... read more

Australia's Marquis Macadamias to expand production

21 April 2021 | Dean Best

The Australia-based firm, which says it's the world's largest processor of macadamias, is to increase its production capacity. ... read more

Private equity, Flowers Foods touted for Weston Foods bakery assets

20 April 2021 | Dean Best

North American bakery businesses Weston Foods is up for sale. We look at why – and what level of interest there could be in the assets. ... read more

US firm McLovin's Pet Food gets new owner

19 April 2021 | Dean Best

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

China D2C dairy business Adopt A Cow gets KKR backing

19 April 2021 | Dean Best

The buy-out house said the Chinese firm had a "disruptive strategy to change the way dairy is produced, marketed and sold to customers". ... read more

Kerry's dairy plans curdle – but probably only for now

16 April 2021 | Dean Best

A possible deal for Kerry Group's dairy assets has been put on ice but it's unlikely to be a complete souring of the Irish company's moves away from consumer foods. ... read more

Sweden's Bayn Europe makes clutch of acquisitions

16 April 2021 | Dean Best

Bayn Group, which has snapped up a number of businesses offering reduced-sugar foods in the last year, has continued its M&A push. ... read more

SunOpta buys plant-based brands from Hain Celestial

16 April 2021 | Dean Best

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. ... read more

"We feel the pressure from the market" – Emmi's Gerold Schatt on Swiss dairy group's sustainability targets

14 April 2021 | Dean Best

Emmi has a new set of sustainability targets, with an overall aim to be "net-zero" by 2050. The dairy group discusses its goals and the spotlight being shone on the whole industry. ... read more

Ebro to invest in Riviana Foods rice production

13 April 2021 | Dean Best

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. ... read more

Italy's Granarolo eyes M&A targets at home and abroad

13 April 2021 | Dean Best

Granarolo, the Italy-based dairy group, has businesses on its radar to potentially acquire at home and overseas after a year when Covid-19 hit sales but profits rose. ... read more

Grupo Empresarial Costa buys Spanish meat peer Roler

12 April 2021 | Dean Best

Grupo Empresarial Costa, the Spanish company behind meat processor Costa Food Group, has snapped up another business in its domestic market. ... read more

Signs of intent in plant-based meat makers' Asia push

9 April 2021 | Dean Best

A clutch of announcements this week underline the optimism among makers of plant-based meat alternatives about the opportunity in Asia, writes Dean Best. ... read more

OmniPork owner Green Monday to open plant in China

9 April 2021 | Dean Best

Green Monday Group, the Hong Kong supplier of plant-based meat, is set to open its second manufacturing plant. ... read more

US launches plan to cut "toxic elements" in baby food

9 April 2021 | Dean Best

The "action plan" unveiled by the US Food and Drug Administration comes amid lawsuits filed against brands and legislative proposals in Congress. ... read more

Faux fish firm Gathered Foods eyes Europe push after new funding

9 April 2021 | Dean Best

The US-based maker of Good Catch has announced more funding, which included backing from one of the world's largest ag businesses. ... read more

Impossible Foods 'readying stock-exchange listing'

9 April 2021 | Dean Best

The US-based supplier of plant alternatives to meat products is reportedly preparing for a flotation in the next year. ... read more

Chobani dips toe in direct-to-consumer

8 April 2021 | Dean Best

The US dairy and dairy-alternatives group has launched a direct-to-consumer service for a particular product line. ... read more

"We want to replicate the taste of meat in the healthiest way" – Brazilian plant-based protein firm The New wants to stand apart as market builds

7 April 2021 | Dean Best

The New is a fledgling plant-based protein business based in beef-loving Brazil. We hear from co-founder Bruno Fonseca about the company's ambitions domestically and overseas. ... read more