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How to tap China functional-food opportunity

Covid-19 has increased interest among China's consumers for functional food and the country's domestic manufacturers have reacted. How can i...

EU vote highlights dairy industry insecurity

The European Parliament's curbs on plant-based naming conventions says a lot about the dairy industry's political influence but the tide can...

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...

Latest Interviews

PepsiCo's post-Covid optimism about Europe e-commerce – interview 23 Sep 2020

Dean Best

It's no surprise to PepsiCo e-commerce sales jumped through the early months of Covid-19. But does it believe interest in shopping online will continue when the virus is tackled?


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.

Latest News

Kraft Heinz to reduce SKUs by 20% with sharper focus on innovation 30 Oct 20

Simon Harvey

Kraft Heinz has revealed more details on its SKU plans and innovation after reporting a robust performance in the third quarter.


Canada grocer Sobeys hits out at rivals' fee hikes 30 Oct 20

Dean Best

The chief executive of Sobeys has waded into the debate over moves by some of the Canadian grocer's rivals to hike fees charged to manufacturers.


Trading through Covid-19 and beyond, daily food industry updates – Friday 30 October (free to read) 30 Oct 20

just-food.com

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.


New products – Bio-tiful launches kefir 'shots'; Dr. Praeger's Sensible Foods chills out; Popchips dialling down on healthier snacks in US 30 Oct 20

just-food.com

This week's batch of new products that caught the eye include home-made yogurt kits from Danone and General Mills launching a version of its Fibre One Protein bars in the US.


Kraft Heinz tweaks up profit guidance as "strong growth" maintained 29 Oct 20

Simon Harvey

US food major Kraft Heinz has tweaked its profit guidance for the year and provided an outlook for sales on the back of its third-quarter results.


Fortenova buys Croatian dairy plant from Germany's Meggle 29 Oct 20

Simon Harvey

Germany's Meggle Group has found a buyer for its dairy plant in Croatia having earlier announced a plan to exit that market due to challenging business conditions.



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