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How to avoid FDI turning into a nightmare

Dreaming of an international expansion for your company? Consider these cautionary tips from FDI consultant Douglas van den Berghe first....

Covid sweetens China interest in functional candy

That Covid-19 has increased demand for healthier products is being seen in markets worldwide. In China, the trend is creating opportunities...

Covid-19 has closed digital age gap

A new study suggests Covid-19 has led to changes in the way older citizens are using technology. Brand owners must think again about how the...

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...

Latest Interviews

The women shaping the future of food 8 Mar 2021

Lucy Britner

Lucy Britner speaks to key players at in-house VC and innovation units about the food trends driving change and what the industry can do to encourage more female entrepreneurs.


How could food industry M&A take shape in 2021? 4 Jan 2021

Dean Best

We speak to four experienced M&A advisers about how they expect deal-making in the packaged-food industry to take shape in 2021.

Latest News

Nestle joins Magnit-led Russia initiative to promote healthy food 16 Apr 21

Simon Harvey

A raft of consumer goods companies have joined an initiative in Russian to promote healthy food and beverages.


UK food exports to EU improve after post-Brexit slump 14 Apr 21

Andy Coyne

New data have revealed what happened to UK food exports to the European Union in February following a post-Brexit slowdown in January.


Target zeroes in on food firms with new accelerator 13 Apr 21

Andy Coyne

Target, the US retailer, has revealed details of a new scheme aimed at "disruptive" food and beverage manufacturers.


Germany tightens up rules around advertising 'junk food' to children 12 Apr 21

Andy Coyne

Germany's government has instigated further changes to rules surrounding the advertising of unhealthy food products to children.


Spain's Chocolates Valor buys Portuguese peer Imperial Produtos Alimentares 9 Apr 21

Simon Harvey

The private-equity owners of Portugal-based chocolate maker Imperial Produtos Alimentares have agreed to sell the business to a company in Spain.


UK 'to drop plans for online junk-food ad ban' 29 Mar 21

Dean Best

A report suggests the UK government could be set to make a fresh announcement on its proposals to ban online adverts promoting food high in fat, sugar and salt.



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