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How 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...

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....

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

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.


Pure Foods Tasmania continues M&A with move for The Cashew Creamery 6 Apr 21

Dean Best

Pure Foods Tasmania (PFT), which listed on the Australian Securities Exchange last April, has made another acquisition.


Lotus Bakeries takes full control of Italian joint venture 30 Mar 21

Simon Harvey

Belgium-headquartered Lotus Bakeries has taken full control of a joint venture in Europe set up a few years ago.


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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