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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

McCain Foods again backs vertical-farmer Goodleaf Farms

25 February 2021 | Dean Best

The frozen-food giant has again invested in a Canadian vertical-farming business, becoming the firm's largest shareholder in the process. ... 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

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

24 February 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

Nestle adds to D2C roster with SimplyCook deal in UK

23 February 2021 | Andy Coyne

Global food giant Nestlé has continued with its push to build its position in e-commerce with the acquisition of a UK recipe kit company. ... 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

Mosa Meat closes funding round for additional $10m

23 February 2021 | Andy Coyne

Dutch cell-based protein business Mosa Meat has announced a development in relation to its series B investment round. ... 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

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

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

Israel's Redefine Meat eyes global launch after funding round win

16 February 2021 | Andy Coyne

Redefine Meat, an alt-protein business based in Israel using 3D technology, has announced the results of a series A funding round. ... 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

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

US cell-based firm New Age Meats secures more funding

10 February 2021 | Andy Coyne

US cell-based firm New Age Meats has secured additional backing from investors, including the founder of snack bar brand RXBar, it has announced. ... 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

Israel's Future Meat gets new funding for cell-cultured poultry development

2 February 2021 | Simon Harvey

Future Meat Technologies, an Israeli start-up developing lab-grown meat, has had another cash injection as it plans to launch its first product in 18 months. ... read more

Heck eyes vegan product innovation with vertical-farming move

2 February 2021 | Andy Coyne

UK sausage and vegan food manufacturer Heck has implemented a new farming system in a move it suggests could help to create new flavours for meat-free products. ... 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

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

Finland's Paulig Group backs Swiss cell-based meat firm Mirai

25 January 2021 | Andy Coyne

Finland-based food-and-beverage company Paulig Group has invested in a cell-based meat firm in Switzerland. ... 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

Israel 3D-protein firm Redefine Meat goes to market via Best Meister

21 January 2021 | Andy Coyne

Redefine Meat, an alt-protein business based in Israel which uses 3D technology, has signed a distribution deal following a blind taste-testing exercise. ... read more

France's Andros plans to acquire pickles maker Spreewaldkonserve

20 January 2021 | Simon Harvey

French food company Andros has its eyes on an acquisition target in Germany in the area of pickled vegetables. ... read more

Unilever trialling portable food factory

19 January 2021 | Andy Coyne

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has launched a new type of food factory in the Netherlands the company believes could provide it with more flexible production lines. ... read more

Vow Food's seed funding to support cell-cultured meat development

13 January 2021 | Simon Harvey

Vow Food, an Australian food technology start-up, has secured new funds from a group of local investors. ... read more