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Does the plant-based pet-food niche have legs?

Andy Coyne looks at the emergence of plant-based pet-food options and assesses whether the niche can build into a meaningful market....

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 brand is back and reclaiming its roots" – Brian Connolly on bid to rejuvenate US pet-food business Natural Balance 24 Mar 2021

Dean Best

Pet-food industry veteran Brian Connolly is Natural Balance's new CEO and he talks to Dean Best about his plans to get the US dog- and cat-food maker growing again.

Flourishing in food – four female founders share their start-up stories 11 Mar 2021

Dean Best

just-food speaks to four female entrepreneurs to hear what they've learnt on their journeys so far and what advice they have to others wanting to start their own food businesses. 

Latest News

JBS agrees to pay $20m settlement in US price-fixing case 8 Apr 21

Andy Coyne

A US court has ruled on a settlement linked to price-fixing allegations against the local arm of Brazilian meat giant JBS.

Mission Barns completes funding round to develop cell-cultured fat technology 8 Apr 21

Simon Harvey

California-based start-up Mission Barns, which is developing cell-cultured fat technology, has completed a funding round.

Rapid growth revealed for US plant-based food sales - research 7 Apr 21

Andy Coyne

Retail sales growth in plant-based foods in the US has been revealed in new research commissioned by industry bodies.

UAE's Agthia to take controlling stake in Egyptian meat business Atyab 7 Apr 21

Andy Coyne

UAE food business Agthia Group has announced it plans to take a majority stake in an Egyptian meat supplier.

French agri-food co-op Agrial in talks to buy meats maker Salaisons du Mâconnais 6 Apr 21

Dean Best

Agri-food co-op Agrial has said it's in exclusive talks to buy a majority stake in a business making and selling salami in its home market of France.

Nestle ups investment in pet food in China 6 Apr 21

Dean Best

The world's largest food maker has increased the amount of capital spending being put towards expanding its pet-food production in China.

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