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Reusables: from green to grubby and back again?

Covid boosted single-use packaging, causing concern progress on reusables had been dented. However, high-profile trials are taking place. Wh...

Unilever reacts to growing interest in plant-based

Unilever is looking to further tap into consumers' interest in plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy products – which has intensi...

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

Minerva 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. Here's o...

The health questions facing plant-based fare

Questions about the processing behind plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy are growing. Is the criticism justified or is the buoyant i...

Latest Interviews

"We want to be a global brand for vegan food" – Jordan Lellouche, co-founder of The Good Spoon, outlines France vegan mayo firm's ambitions 19 Oct 2020

Andy Coyne

The Good Spoon co-founder and chairman Jordan Lellouche tells Andy Coyne about his plans to grow the vegan mayonnaise brand.

"Covid just adds yet another tailwind" – investor Nick Cooney on the opportunities for alternative-protein fund Lever VC 8 Sep 2020

Dean Best

Nick Cooney, an experienced investor in alternative protein discusses his venture-capital fund's moves to back start-ups in the plant- and cell-based sectors.

Latest News

Danone to axe jobs in post-Covid shake-up 23 Nov 20

Dean Best

The yogurt and baby-food maker wants to build a "local-first" organisation, with the company's CEO insisting the group needed to reinvent itself.

Manufacturers, ad industry criticise UK plan for online ban 23 Nov 20

Dean Best

UK manufacturers, the foodservice sector and advertisers have written to Boris Johnson to complain about proposals to ban online adverts promoting food high in fat, sugar and salt.

Trading through Covid-19 and beyond, daily food industry updates – Monday 23 November (free to read) 23 Nov 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.

UK's 'green industrial revolution" plan criticised for absence of food objectives 18 Nov 20

Simon Harvey

An environmental not-for-profit organisation has criticised a new ten-point "green industrial revolution" plan unveiled by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson today (18 November).

Unilever eyes five-fold jump in annual plant-based sales 18 Nov 20

Simon Harvey

Unilever has laid out a target for sales of plant-based meat and dairy products along with a new environmental initiative.

China leads RCEP trade deal in Asia Pacific 16 Nov 20

Simon Harvey

A new trade pact in the Asia Pacific region was agreed at the weekend with special provisions for the least-developed countries in ASEAN.

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