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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....

Why food M&A activity has dried up

Data suggests pressure on deal-making in the packaged food industry in 2019. M&A advisor Stefan Kirk puts forward some possible rea...

How should Big Food set up in direct-to-consumer?

How should Big Food companies go about setting up a direct-to-consumer service? Simon Harvey investigates....

Hatching new ideas - incubators and 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

Happy Cheeze founder Dr. Mudar Mannah on the rise of vegan cheese, winning lawsuits and looking for more investment - the bitesize interview 5 Nov 2019

Dean Best

Fledgling German firm Happy Cheeze is looking to ride the rising interest in alternatives to dairy products but it's not all been plain sailing, as the company tells Dean Best.

Cranswick CEO Adam Couch on M&A in the UK, sustainability and the rise of the market for alternatives to meat – the just-food interview, part 2 8 Oct 2019

Dean Best

In part two of our exclusive interview, Cranswick CEO Adam Couch chews the fat on how the UK meat group views issues from plant-based to Brexit.

Latest News

Unilever to cut jobs in Caribbean to "sharpen focus" 6 Dec 19

Andy Coyne

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods heavyweight Unilever has announced it is is planning to cut employee numbers. 

Bubs Australia completes share placement to fund M&A, growth opportunities 6 Dec 19

Simon Harvey

Infant-formula manufacturer Bubs Australia announced it has completed a share placement to fund new growth opportunities.

New products - Nestle debuts plant-based DiGiorno, Stouffer's duo; Kellogg to-go granola bowls, All-Bran Prebiotic; Soylent marks UK grocery bow; General Mills dairy-free Oui 6 Dec 19


The new products we picked out this week include plant-based pizza and lasagne from Nestlé, dairy-free yogurts from General Mills, and Soylents UK grocery entry.

Danone to use well-known brands to push plant-based dairy alternatives 5 Dec 19

Andy Coyne

French consumer goods giant Danone has outlined how it plans to push new plant-based dairy alternative products.

Jatenergy's newly-launched meat-free venture secures first deal 5 Dec 19

Simon Harvey

Australia's Jatenergy has secured its first distribution deal in China for plant-based 'meat' products under a newly-established joint venture. 

Kraft Heinz-owned Plasmon reveals investment plan as sale talk ebbs 4 Dec 19

Simon Harvey

Plasmon, the Italy-based baby-food brand owned by US food major Kraft Heinz, has a three-year investment plan in the pipeline.

Latest blogs

What's driving pre-Brexit stockpiling? 13 Mar 19

Dean Best

A significant chunk of UK consumers are either starting - or planning - to stockpile ahead of the country's departure from the EU.

Ex-PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi gets seat on Amazon board 26 Feb 19

Dean Best

Former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has secured a high-profile directorship, with retail giant Amazon appointing the CPG veteran to its board of directors.

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