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Orkla acquires Finnish foodservice supplier Fort Deli

1 March 2021 | Andy Coyne

Norway-based food group Orkla has announced its acquisition of a Finnish foodservice business for an undisclosed sum. ... read more


Coming to the crunch – UK snack bars deep dive, part one

1 March 2021 | Andy Coyne

Andy Coyne takes a close look at the UK snack bar category and at how it has adapted to the unique trading conditions created by Covid lockdown restrictions.  ... read more


The alternative-seafood minnows eyeing the big catch of Asia

26 February 2021 | Dean Best

A huge market for seafood, Asia could be a lucrative opportunity for companies offering plant-based alternatives – but challenges face the companies looking to reel in consumers. ... read more


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


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


"Premium and convenience are the areas where we operate best" – St Pierre Groupe's Paul Baker on offering indulgence in the bakery aisle

23 February 2021 | Andy Coyne

Paul Baker, co-founder of St Pierre Groupe, tells Andy Coyne about the UK bakery business' US strategy, how it has coped with Covid and how convenience is shaping its future. ... 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


China becomes Nestle's problem child as Schneider eyes growth target

22 February 2021 | Simon Harvey

Nestle had some cheer for shareholders with a long-term growth target in sight but declining sales in China now need fixing. Simon Harvey looks at the tasks head. ... 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


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


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


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


Grupo Bimbo's US arm launches direct-to-consumer channel

27 January 2021 | Simon Harvey

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexico-headquartered bakery giant, has entered a new online channel through its US subsidiary. ... 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


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


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


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


Van Loon Group enters meals category with Bonfait deal

8 January 2021 | Simon Harvey

Van Loon Group, a Netherlands-based meat products manufacturer, plans to expand its portfolio with a deal for a chilled meals company. ... read more


New Wave Foods lines up plant-based seafood launch after funding round

8 January 2021 | Dean Best

New Wave Foods, a fledgling US firm offering plant-based seafood, is gearing up for its launch onto the market after completing a round of funding. ... read more


OmniPork owner Green Monday Holdings to test UK waters

7 January 2021 | Dean Best

Green Monday Group, the Hong Kong plant-based firm, is dipping its toes in the UK this month with a "soft launch" of its flagship brand. ... read more


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