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Hatching new ideas – incubators, accelerators

Our guide to some of the main incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers as they look to tap into some of the con...

Nestle proving resilient to Covid challenge

Nestlé surprised markets this week with a strong set of financial results, despite the difficulties faced from Covid-19. Simon H...

Why new deforestation coalition could be positive

With an emphasis on stakeholder engagement and information sharing, the new Forest Positive Coalition of Action could be an effective driver...

India food groups talk trading in Covid-19

India is among the countries worst hit and, in a market where retail is dominated by traditional outlets, trading can remain tough....

Latest Interviews

Covid-19 – US manufacturers talk trading, the economy and consumers 15 Sep 2020

Dean Best

US grocery suppliers may largely have a got a Covid boost but, with the health and economic impacts of the virus still being felt, we asked four for their thoughts on trading.

"We are preparing ourselves for a long, slow, trek out of Covid" – UK food groups and their latest thoughts on Covid-19 1 Sep 2020

Covid-19 is still presenting challenges to the industry and just-food spoke to a number of packaged-food manufacturers operating in the UK for their latest views on trading.

Latest News

Hershey takes minority stake in US natural snacks business Quinn 28 Oct 20

Simon Harvey

US-based confectionery maker Hershey has invested an undisclosed amount in a snacks business in its home market.

Trading through Covid-19 and beyond, daily food industry updates – Wednesday 28 October (free to read) 28 Oct 20

Daily updates on how Covid-19 is affecting the world's packaged food sector – and how executives see the market and consumer behaviour taking shape in the months ahead.

SmartSweets sells majority stake to TPG 27 Oct 20

Dean Best

The Canada-based supplier of lower-sugar confectionery has a private-equity firm as its new majority shareholder.

France urges Middle Eastern countries not to boycott French products 26 Oct 20

Simon Harvey

France has urged countries in the Middle East not to boycott the country's goods following comments from President Emmanuel Macron in relation to a school teacher's beheading.

Ferrero announces new emissions targets 26 Oct 20

Simon Harvey

Italian confectionery giant Ferrero has revealed new goals to reduce its carbon footprint after earlier committing to new sustainable packaging targets.

New products – Impossible Foods developing milk alternative; Chobani takes oat drink blend to Australia; Banza moves into frozen pizza; Laird Superfood enters snacks category 23 Oct 20

The week's stand-out product moves include dairy-free alternatives from Impossible Foods and Chobani, and meat-free pork pies from Addo Food.

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