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

21 January 2021 | Andy Coyne

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

Premier Foods trials D2C platform with Plantastic range

19 January 2021 | Simon Harvey

Premier Foods has outlined its digital plans in a third-quarter trading update after inking a distribution deal in the US. ... read more

Barilla takes majority stake in D2C business Pasta Evangelists

15 January 2021 | Simon Harvey

Barilla, the family-owned Italian food group, has re-entered fresh pasta and invested in direct-to-consumer with a stake in a UK business. ... read more

Arla Foods lays down target to double online sales in Europe

12 January 2021 | Simon Harvey

Arla Foods has set out a target for its online sales as demand through the channel has surged during the coronavirus pandemic.  ... read more

New products – Tyson's latest plant-based push; Bel adds probiotics, vitamins to Babybel duo; Kraft Heinz extends vegan range; Post Holdings in sport-nutrition push

7 January 2021 | just-food.com

The products that caught the eye in the early days of 2021 included a "sports nutrition food box" from Post Holdings and a flurry of new ice-cream lines from Unilever in the US. ... read more

How could food industry M&A take shape in 2021?

4 January 2021 | Dean Best

We speak to four experienced M&A advisers about how they expect deal-making in the packaged-food industry to take shape in 2021. ... read more

Trading through Covid-19 and beyond, daily food industry updates – Wednesday 23 December (free to read)

23 December 2020 | just-food.com

Daily updates on how Covid-19 is affecting the world's packaged food sector – and how executives see the market and consumer behaviour taking shape in the months ahead. ... read more

The top 20 most-read just-food news stories in 2020

23 December 2020 | Dean Best

Which stories from just-food's news pages got you and your peers clicking throughout 2020? Here's a list of the top 20. ... read more

2020 – The year in food industry M&A

22 December 2020 | Andy Coyne

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during a year like no other. ... read more

They said what? The most-read interviews on just-food in 2020

22 December 2020 | Dean Best

Our regular series of interviews with senior executives in the international packaged food industry caught the eye once more in 2020. Which were the most-read? ... read more

The just-food analysis that grabbed your attention in 2020

21 December 2020 | Dean Best

Here, the just-food team has selected the analysis pieces that caught your attention in the last 12 months. ... read more

Australia ready-meals firm Youfoodz targets growth after IPO

8 December 2020 | Andy Coyne

Australia-based ready-meals business Youfoodz has revealed growth plans after successfully completing an IPO on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). ... read more

Pet-care arm driving job creation at Nestle – data

3 December 2020 | Dean Best

New job postings at Nestlé have been driven in recent months by the Swiss giant's Purina PetCare arm, according to research from GlobalData. ... read more

Predicting the unpredictable – operating in the UK in 2021

2 December 2020 | Andy Coyne

Covid-19 and Brexit are the backdrop for what looks set to be a challenging year for those operating in the UK. Andy Coyne reports. ... read more

Reusable packaging – from green to grubby and back again?

23 November 2020 | David Burrows

Covid boosted single-use packaging, causing concern progress on reusables had been dented. However, high-profile trials are taking place. What lies ahead for reuse and refill? ... read more

PepsiCo adds to e-commerce service with trial of micro-fulfillment centre in Illinois

12 November 2020 | Simon Harvey

PepsiCo has added a new capability to its e-commerce service to help meet demand from consumers during the pandemic. ... read more

McCormick chief upbeat on future for home-cooking

10 November 2020 | Dean Best

Lawrence Kurzius, the CEO of US spices and sauces giant McCormick, discussed outlook for home-cooking, for e-commerce – and for foodservice. ... read more

Tyson Foods to invest in Asia, Europe production

10 November 2020 | Dean Best

The US meat giant is stepping up its investment in its overseas production, both in conventional and alternative protein, its international chief tells just-food. ... read more

Nestle makes Mindful Chef latest D2C acquisition

6 November 2020 | Dean Best

A week after announcing the acquisition of US meals delivery firm Freshly, the world's largest food maker has bought control of a D2C business in the UK. ... read more

Australia’s My Muscle Chef gets private-equity investment

4 November 2020 | Dean Best

My Muscle Chef, an Australian supplier of prepared meals and protein shakes marketed on their health credentials, has secured fresh investment. ... read more

Data may trump D2C debate as Nestle swoops for Freshly

2 November 2020 | Dean Best

Nestle has paid a healthy multiple for a firm that, while growing rapidly, may remain a leader in a niche. But it's the consumer data on offer that could give the deal some spice. ... read more

Nestle strikes deal to buy US e-commerce meals firm Freshly

30 October 2020 | Dean Best

The world's largest food maker is to change its future relationship with Freshly, the US e-commerce meal-delivery firm in which the Swiss giant invested in 2017. ... read more

Nestle proves resilient to Covid challenge with outlook "to hang your hat on"

22 October 2020 | Simon Harvey

Nestlé surprised markets this week with a strong set of financial results, despite the difficulties faced from Covid-19. Simon Harvey reviews the key talking points. ... read more

Dietary food business Nutrisystem acquired by US investors Kainos, MSD

20 October 2020 | Simon Harvey

Nutrisystem, a US-based weight-management business offering entrées, snacks and shakes, has been acquired by new owners. ... read more

Bonduelle deputy CEO Gregory Sanson on long-term impacts of Covid-19, resilience and M&A – the just-food interview part 2

1 October 2020 | Dean Best

Bonduelle's deputy CEO Gregory Sanson weighs up Covid could affect working practices in the longer term, sets out his thinking on foodservice and talks M&A plans. ... read more

PepsiCo's post-Covid optimism about Europe e-commerce – interview

23 September 2020 | Dean Best

It's no surprise to PepsiCo e-commerce sales jumped through the early months of Covid-19. But does it believe interest in shopping online will continue when the virus is tackled? ... read more

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 September 2020 | just-food.com

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector. ... read more

"Emerging brands are going to come out of Covid even better" – Catalina Snacks president Joel Warady on why outlook for US keto firm is sweet

15 September 2020 | Dean Best

Catalina Snacks president Joel Warady reflects on the boost the US keto firm has seen from Covid and sets out why small brands can continue to thrive. ... read more

Powerful Foods to drop yogurt from range

15 September 2020 | Dean Best

The US-based supplier of protein-packed food and beverages is to leave the category in which it made its debut seven years ago. ... read more

Nestle, Waitrose mum on 'Mindful Chef interest'

14 September 2020 | Dean Best

Mindful Chef, the UK recipe-box delivery firm, has reportedly attracted takeover interest from companies including a local supermarket retailer and a global food manufacturer. ... read more

Danone backs 'ugly' produce firm Hungry Harvest

11 September 2020 | Dean Best

The yogurt and infant-formula giant has invested in a US firm delivering "oddly-shaped" or surplus fruit and veg to consumers' homes. ... read more

Danone-backed Epigamia seeks to "contemporise" India's fragmented dairy industry – interview with CEO Rohan Mirchandani

3 September 2020 | Simon Harvey

Epigamia, an Indian dairy brand, has set an ambitious growth target despite the challenges presented by Covid-19. We speak with CEO Rohan Mirchandani for insight into its strategy. ... read more

Dr. Oetker acquires online cake business deineTorte.de

1 September 2020 | Andy Coyne

German food giant Dr. Oetker has taken full control of a local online cake business in which it has held a 49% stake since 2018. ... read more

Beyond Meat joins raft of food firms entering direct-to-consumer

27 August 2020 | Simon Harvey

Beyond Meat, the California-based alternative-protein business, has launched a new e-commerce channel in the US. ... read more

Five imperatives for US food start-ups in the new normal

18 August 2020 | Victor Martino

The disruptor has become the disrupted. Covid-19 has given Big Food a boost and caused caution among US investors and retailers. How should start-ups react? ... read more