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Who might be in the race for Grenade?

We weigh up the possible runners and riders for Grenade, the UK sports-nutrition business that could be set for fresh ownership....

Big Food's VC-style funds: the investments so far

Kraft Heinz is the latest food major to have used its in-house venture-capital unit to invest in an up-and-coming firm in a niche area....

Opinion: Campbell CEO exhibits necessary caution

Shares in Campbell Soup Co. bubbled on Friday when the company's announced its Q4 results and fiscal 2020 guidance - but CEO Mark Clouse rem...

Tesco packaging push puts suppliers on alert

Tesco's announcement on packaging should be a warning to manufacturers that sustainability is becoming a more important factor in deali...

Latest Interviews

Freed Foods CEO David Ventura on "doing a Kettle" to tortilla chips - the bitesize interview 17 Sep 2019

Dean Best

Freed Foods, the UK-based company behind Mister Free'd, a brand of gluten-free tortilla chips, has secured private-equity investment. We talk to the CEO about what's next.

Livia's founder Olivia Wollenberg on the rise and ambitions of the UK free-from snacks brand - the bitesize interview 9 Sep 2019

Andy Coyne

Andy Coyne speaks to Londoner Olivia Wollenberg, whose own food intolerances prompted her to set up UK better-for-you snack brand Livia's. 

Latest News

Brazil moves closer to front-of-pack nutrition labels 20 Sep 19

Andy Coyne

Brazil's regulatory authority has made a move in relation to front-of-pack nutrition labels on food products.

UK makes progress on sugar levels in food but some producers "dragging heels" 20 Sep 19

Simon Harvey

Food manufacturers have made some progress in cutting sugar in some products but less so in areas such as confectionery, according to a UK government health body. 

New products - Addo adds vegan options to Wall's pastries; Beyond Meat launches plant-based sausage in UK; Ginsters, Quorn combine in plant-based pasty; Moma Foods enters new arena 20 Sep 19

This week's batch of new products includes an alt-meat version of jerky from US food giant Kellogg and Jack Link's moving its Peperami meat-snack brand into a new area.

Romania hits out at food manufactures over 'dual quality' products 19 Sep 19

Andy Coyne

Romania's consumer watchdog has spoken out about the quality of food products sold in the country by foreign manufacturers.

Finland's Func Food Group snapped up by US health drinks company Celsius 16 Sep 19

Andy Coyne

Finland-based functional food and beverage business Func Food Group is to be acquired by a US-based fitness drinks firm.

PepsiCo lines up business hub for India 16 Sep 19

Dean Best

US food and beverage giant PepsiCo plans is set to open a business service centre in India later this year.

Latest blogs

The heat is on at Hobnobs HQ 13 May 19

Andy Coyne

Andy Coyne visits snacks giant Pladis and hears about issues relating to football and sunny weather and learns of an admirable new initiative aimed at promoting positive mental health.

Hopping off for Easter 18 Apr 19

Dean Best

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

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