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How might Covid impact food company strategy?

Simon Harvey assesses what food manufacturers can take forward from their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic....

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

Our guide to some of the in-house venture-capital funds operated by the world's major packaged-food companies....

How might UK food-to-go adjust post-Covid?

We review the outlook for the UK food-to-go market, with pain still to endure until the Government's gradual easing of restrictions bec...

Data shows tackling CO2 is good for business

Companies are increasingly convinced reducing carbon emissions can have a positive impact on market demand, reputation and even supply chain...

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

France's Charles & Alice in management buyout as PE firm Equistone exits 8 Apr 21

Andy Coyne

Charles & Alice, the France-based fruit- and plant-based desserts business, has revealed a change in its ownership structure.


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.


SPAC vehicle to take vertical farmer AeroFarms public 26 Mar 21

Simon Harvey

US vertical-farming business AeroFarms is to list on the stock market through the food industry's latest deal involving a special purpose acquisitions company, or SPAC.


Canada grocers, suppliers plan code of practice 25 Mar 21

Andy Coyne

Action has been taken to end the row between grocers and food manufacturers in Canada over retailers arbitrarily increasing the fees they charge supplier to sell their products.


Equity raise will help growth, food group Greenyard says 23 Mar 21

Dean Best

The Belgium-based vegetable-products supplier has a new shareholder, the head of which now has a seat on the company's board.


UK food, drink exports to EU slump post-Brexit 22 Mar 21

Simon Harvey

The body representing UK food and drink manufacturers has highlighted the risk to small businesses amid a post-Brexit slump in exports to EU.



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