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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....

US food companies need to do more on obesity

US columnist Victor Martino kicks off 2020 digging into new forecasts on the rate of obesity in the country. And he has a message for indust...

Who fared well (and not so well) in 2019?

just-food looks back at the companies who made the headlines for the right – and wrong – reasons in 2019....

The most-read opinion pieces on just-food in 2019

Which of the opinion pieces from just-food's team of industry experts gave you food for thought in 2019? Here are the top ten most-read....

Latest Interviews

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. 


"We believe in taking it global and challenging the big boys" - Jealous Sweets co-founder Imran Merza, the bitesize interview 7 Aug 2019

Simon Harvey

UK confectioner Jealous Sweets has set an aggressive target to more than double revenues over the next 12 months or so. Simon Harvey speaks with co-founder Imran Merza. 

Latest News

UK government attracts food industry ire over EU regulations stance 20 Jan 20

Andy Coyne

UK food industry organisations have responded to Chancellor Sajid Javid's comments about future trading relations with the European Union.


Olam International reorganises business units, eyes listings 20 Jan 20

Simon Harvey

Singapore-based agri-food company Olam International is reorganising its operations into two new business units.


New products - Nestle's plant-based sausages hit Europe, US; Turkey giant Butterball moves into meat snacks; Danone debuts simple ingredient yogurts; Hershey's Krave in new segment 17 Jan 20

just-food.com

New product launches that caught the eye this week include a new milk chocolate KitKat variant from Nestlé and dairy-free ice cream from Alden's Organic.


New UK agricultural bill aims to protect farmers, food security and environment post-Brexit 16 Jan 20

Simon Harvey

A new landmark agricultural bill for the UK was brought before the country's Parliament today (16 January).


Progress made on ending trade war as US, China sign "phase-one" deal 16 Jan 20

Simon Harvey

The US and China have signed "phase one" of a trade deal in which both countries have made concessions to bring an end to a long-running trade war.


Nestle to commit billions to recycled plastic packaging venture 16 Jan 20

Andy Coyne

Switzerland-based food and beverage giant Nestlé is to invest billions of dollars in a recycled plastic packaging venture.



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