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Beyond Meat hails fast-food deals but shares fall on Q4 results

26 February 2021 | Dean Best

Beyond Meat has struck contracts with two major QSR chains but shares in the US-based meat-free supplier still fell amid Q4 results Wall Street said were weaker than expected. ... read more


Marfrig agrees finance deal linked to deforestation pledge

25 February 2021 | Andy Coyne

Brazil-based meat heavyweight Marfrig has agreed a US$30m finance deal that is linked to environmental concerns in the country. ... read more


Greencore lays down packaging pledge

24 February 2021 | Dean Best

The Ireland-based company, one of the largest sandwich suppliers in the UK, set out a pledge on packaging in an update on its sustainability initiatives. ... read more


Canada's Canyon Creek to expand US soups facility

24 February 2021 | Simon Harvey

Canyon Creek Food Co., a Canada-based producer of soups and fresh sauces, is investing to expand production at its sole manufacturing site. ... read more


Freshways, Medina Dairy discuss potential merger

23 February 2021 | Simon Harvey

Freshways and Medina are considering a merger between the two UK dairy companies amid challenging market conditions in fresh milk. ... read more


Canada's Crofter's Organic sells stake to PE firm Frontenac

23 February 2021 | Simon Harvey

Fruit spreads, jams and preserves producer Crofter's Organic in Canada has sold a controlling stake to a private-equity investor. ... read more


Indonesian plant-based business Green Butcher receives seed funding

23 February 2021 | Simon Harvey

Unovis Asset Management, a New York-based investor focused on plant-based and cellular 'meats', has taken part in a seed funding round in Indonesia. ... read more


Dole Asia Holdings starts global fund centred on nutrition solutions

19 February 2021 | Simon Harvey

Fresh fruit group Dole has launched a fund centred on "strategic partnerships" in nutrition solutions and sustainability. ... read more


Japan's Kikkoman takes control of India operation with new subsidiary

19 February 2021 | Andy Coyne

Japan-based soy sauce manufacturer Kikkoman has announced a significant change to its operation in India. ... read more


Mondelez International launches Sustainable Futures investment platform

18 February 2021 | Simon Harvey

Snacking and confectionery major Mondelez International has set up a sustainability platform based around "impact investing". ... read more


Biscuit-maker Pladis to ditch black plastic in UK, Ireland

18 February 2021 | Andy Coyne

McVities' biscuits owner Pladis has issued a sustainabilty update linked to the products it sells in the UK and Ireland. ... read more


Boulder Sausage sold to London-headquartered investor MBH Corp

17 February 2021 | Simon Harvey

Boulder Sausage, a US manufacturer of sausage and bacon for the retail and foodservice channels, has a new owner. ... read more


Tony's Chocolonely dropped from Slave Free Chocolate list over Barry Callebaut links

17 February 2021 | Simon Harvey

Tony's Chocolonely, which makes confectionery from ethically-sourced cocoa, has responded to the company's removal from the Slave Free Chocolate list. ... read more


Atria to sell Russian meat business Pit Product to unit of Cherkizovo

16 February 2021 | Simon Harvey

Atria, the Finnish meat processor and ready-meals maker, has announced it has entered an agreement to sell its loss-making Russian subsidiary. ... read more


Nestle, General Mills to add Nutri-Score labels to cereal bars in Germany

16 February 2021 | Andy Coyne

Food giants Nestlé and General Mills are to introduce Nutri-Score nutrition labels on cereal bar products in a key European market. ... read more


Nestle joins forces with Swiss tech experts on carbon footprint project

16 February 2021 | Andy Coyne

Global food giant Nestlé has linked up with a technology institute on a research project intended to help reduce the carbon footprint of agricultural raw materials. ... read more


Nestle, Mars among chocolate giants facing slavery lawsuit in US

15 February 2021 | Andy Coyne

Some of the world's largest chocolate manufacturers have been accused of child slavery in a US court, a case that also involves agri-food and ingredients heavyweights. ... read more


Hatching new ideas – Big Food's incubator and accelerator programmes

10 February 2021 | Andy Coyne

Our guide to some of the main incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers as they look to tap into some of the consumer trends shaping demand. ... read more


UK bakery firm Frank Roberts & Sons to cut jobs

10 February 2021 | Simon Harvey

Frank Roberts & Sons, a UK-based bakery firm, has merged its two business units, putting as many as 50 jobs on the line. ... read more


PepsiCo renames racially insensitive Aunt Jemima brand as Pearl Milling Company

10 February 2021 | Simon Harvey

PepsiCo has renamed its Aunt Jemima brand of pancake mixes and syrups after the US food and beverages major announced the plan in June amid concerns about racial stereotyping. ... read more


Nestle sets climate priorities for Europe, Middle East, north Africa

9 February 2021 | Andy Coyne

Nestlé has today outlined its climate change priorities for its operations in three geographic regions. ... read more


Meat group Olymel to invest in Quebec plant

8 February 2021 | Simon Harvey

The Canada-based pork and poultry processor is to make changes to one of its production sites, it has announced. ... read more


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

5 February 2021 | Andy Coyne

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. ... read more


Baxters plans to close retail centre in Scotland as pandemic hits foot traffic

3 February 2021 | Simon Harvey

Baxters Food Group, the UK-based soups-to-condiments maker, has announced the closure of a project in Scotland due to the pandemic. ... read more


Re-use platform Loop enters Canada with Loblaw, Kraft Heinz on board

2 February 2021 | Andy Coyne

Loop, the global re-use platform operating in more than 20 countries, has entered a major new market where it has signed up a local grocery major as its retail partner. ... read more


SunOpta invests in plant-based capacity, sells another asset

1 February 2021 | Simon Harvey

SunOpta, a Canadian producer of organic and plant-based food and drinks, has announced a rejig of its manufacturing capabilities. ... read more


Six killed in liquid nitrogen leak at Foundation Food Group's poultry plant

1 February 2021 | Simon Harvey

A liquid nitrogen leak at a poultry plant owned by Foundation Food Group in the US state of Georgia has resulted in a number of fatalities and injuries. ... read more


Conagra Brands to close Milwaukee plant acquired under Sandwich Bros. deal

1 February 2021 | Simon Harvey

US food major Conagra Brands plans to close a plant it acquired as part of its purchase of Sandwich Bros. ... read more


Cargill acquires US cooked-meats firm ProPortion Foods

27 January 2021 | Simon Harvey

US-based agri-food group Cargill has completed an acquisition in the cooked meats area as it expands in the value-added segment. ... read more


Westfalia Fruits buys majority stake in German peer Hausladen Fruchthandel

26 January 2021 | Simon Harvey

South Africa's Westfalia Fruit Group, a fresh and dried fruit supplier specialising in avocados, has signed a deal to acquire a stake in a European peer. ... read more


Five categories to thrive in new normal for US packaged food

26 January 2021 | Victor Martino

just-food's US columnist Victor Martino sets out five areas he believes will thrive in the country's packaged-food market in the wake of Covid-19. ... read more


Post Holdings takes stake in plant-based meat firm Hungry Planet

26 January 2021 | Andy Coyne

US-based Post Holdings, which owns Weetabix, has taken a stake in a local plant-based meat business, it has announced. ... read more


Jensen Meat to build dedicated plant-based facility in California

25 January 2021 | Simon Harvey

Jensen Meat Co., a US beef processor, is expanding its production capabilities in the meat-free area following an acquisition in 2019. ... read more


Sproud attracts new investment to expand markets for plant-based milk

25 January 2021 | Simon Harvey

Milk-alternative business Sproud in Sweden plans to expand its retail distribution after securing new financing. ... read more


Unilever takes social inequality stance with living wage commitment

21 January 2021 | Andy Coyne

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has made a number of commitments linked to social inequality. ... read more


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