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Key takeaways from Hormel Foods' investor day

Hormel Foods outlined its growth plans at an investor day held at the New York Stock Exchange last week. Simon Harvey looks at the talk...

US hot sauce category deep dive, part two 

In the second part of our feature on the US hot sauce category, Andy Coyne looks for signs of an uptick in M&A activity and at growth op...

US hot sauce category deep dive, part one

Andy Coyne studies the hot sauce category in the US to discover the reasons behind the sector's recent growth....

What faces Tesco's new CEO - and suppliers?

Dave Lewis, the man at the top of the UK's largest supermarket chain Tesco, picked an opportune moment to step down as CEO. Simon Harvey loo...

Latest Interviews

"We're looking 10 years forward" - Evolv Ventures' Steve Sanger on strategy of Kraft Heinz's investment fund 24 Sep 2019

Dean Best

Like many large food companies, Kraft Heinz has an investment fund looking to back start-ups. How can Evolv Ventures help the under-pressure giant?


"There are a lot of areas we haven't tapped into" - Clarence Mak on why Mars has set up Seeds of Change accelerator 11 Apr 2019

Dean Best

Mars has joined the ranks of Big Food companies using accelerators to help their innovation and tap into emerging trends. Dean Best discussed the move with Mars exec Clarence Mak.

Latest News

UK fast-food chain Leon moves into groceries with Sainsbury's partnership 15 Oct 19

Andy Coyne

Leon, the UK fast-food chain, is moving into groceries after inking a deal with a 'big four' supermarket group. 


European Commission may push for further harmonisation of food-labelling rules 15 Oct 19

Keith Nuthall

A new team at the European Commission may seek to further harmonise food-labelling rules under a new president, according to a European Parliament questionnaire.


US, China move towards deal after trade talks 14 Oct 19

Dean Best

The US has claimed movement toward a trade deal with China, suspending a planned round of tariff increases that had been set for tomorrow.


Reformulation can help food manufacturers - OECD 11 Oct 19

Keith Nuthall

Reformulation, improving food nutrient labelling and regulating advertising of unhealthy foods to children can generate major healthcare savings for economies, the OECD has argued.


Ferrero announces 2025 sustainable packaging goal 11 Oct 19

Andy Coyne

Italian confectionery heavyweight Ferrero has announced the date by which it intends to make all packaging 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable.


Russian food group Efko launches venture capital fund 8 Oct 19

Simon Harvey

Russian food firm Efko has launched a venture capital fund to foster the development of start-ups in the foodtech sector.

Latest blogs

Everything's gone green 3 May 19

Andy Coyne

After a field trip to a Unilever base in the UK, Andy Coyne muses on the sustainability of taking a sustainable approach.


Hopping off for Easter 18 Apr 19

Dean Best

A point of admin: the dates we're closed for Easter.



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