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Kraft Heinz FYs, guidance - what you need to know

Kraft Heinz is preaching patience after a set of "disappointing" 2019 financial results and long-term investors will need a healthy dos...

Nestle's annual results - key takeaways

Market reaction to Nestlé's annual results was less than positive after a key target was pushed back. Simon Harvey takes a look at th...

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....

Kellogg's annual earnings - key takeaways

Kellogg reported an impressive turnaround in organic growth for the year through December but then spooked markets with a less inspirin...

Latest Interviews

"It’s too bad we have to go through pain to see the truth" – TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky on why we need to cut waste 13 Feb 2020

Thomas Parker

TerraCycle has grown to become one of the most well-known names in recycling. We speak to CEO Tom Szaky on how he's reshaping the way consumers use and dispose of packaging.

"I don't think anyone's debating now the meat-free category is going to be very, very large" - the exit interview with Quorn Foods' Kevin Brennan 5 Feb 2020

Dean Best

Stepping down after a near-decade at the helm of Quorn Foods, Kevin Brennan reflects on the growth of the UK meat-free firm and what it needs to do to continue to prosper.

Latest News

Kerry Group guidance factors in potential downside from coronavirus 18 Feb 20

Simon Harvey

Kerry Group has issued guidance for its new financial year that factors in potential disruption on earnings from the coronavirus outbreak.

New products - Ginsters teams up with Quorn for vegan sausage roll; Ferrero takes Kinder into new wafers category in Spain; Upfield expands into cream with Tulipan Rama 18 Feb 20

This week's batch of new products includes Upfield expanding into a new category in Spain with Tulipán Rama cream and Ferrero taking Kinder into biscuits.

Conagra Brands cuts outlook amid category "softness" 17 Feb 20

Simon Harvey

US food major Conagra Brands has cut its full-year sales growth outlook due to a "softer-than-expected" third quarter.

New plant-based backer Eat Beyond Global Investment Fund nears first deal 14 Feb 20

Dean Best

A new investment fund, based in Canada, looking to back companies offering alternatives to meat, seafood, dairy and eggs is nearing its first deal.

New products - Mars launches vegan Dolmio; Kellogg adds to MorningStar Farms' Incogmeato plant-based range; Germany's Frosta debuts Fish from the Field vegan line-up 14 Feb 20

This week's batch of new products includes a vegan bolognese sauce from Mars' Dolmio brand and additions by Kellogg to its Incogmeato plant-based range.

US plant-based specialist Alpha Foods raises millions in funding round 12 Feb 20

Andy Coyne

California-based meat-alternatives company Alpha Foods has been backed in a lucrative funding round led by a local investment firm.

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