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Mengniu's move for Bellamy’s could benefit both

Mengniu, one of China's largest dairy companies, has moved for Australia's Bellamy's to bolster its ambitions in its infant formula. Bo...

Guide: Meat companies with stakes in meat-free

With plant-based products growing in popularity and investment in lab-created products on the rise, we present a guide on how meat manu...

Who might be in the race for Grenade?

We weigh up the possible runners and riders for Grenade, the UK sports-nutrition business that could be set for fresh ownership....

Dean Foods left with few options - analysis

Seven months after launching a strategic review, US dairy giant Dean Foods is to go it alone under a new chief executive rather th...

Latest Interviews

Fulfil CEO Brian O'Sullivan on Hershey's investment, Brexit and the Irish snack-bar firm's ambitions - interview 2 Sep 2019

Simon Harvey

Ireland-based healthy snack bar brand Fulfil has just secured investment from US confectioner Hershey. Simon Harvey talks with chief executive Brian O'Sullivan.


Burts Snacks MD David Nairn on how UK firm plans to double sales - interview 17 Jul 2019

Simon Harvey

Simon Harvey speaks with Burts Snacks chairman and managing director David Nairn as the UK business seeks to double revenues in the next few years.

Latest News

The Meatless Farm Co. secures investment from broadcaster Channel 4 23 Sep 19

Simon Harvey

The Meatless Farm Co., a UK manufacturer of plant-based burgers and mince, said it has secured an investment deal with a TV broadcaster.


Post Holdings' Active Nutrition unit to become BellRing Brands as IPO progresses 23 Sep 19

Simon Harvey

US food manufacturer Post Holdings is making progress with a previously announced initial share offering by its Active Nutrition business.


Charcuterie firm Daniele International gives up stake to US-based private-equity firm 23 Sep 19

Simon Harvey

Daniele International, a family-owned Italian-style charcuterie business, has sold an undisclosed stake to a US-based private-equity firm. 


US wholesale baker Main Street Gourmet eyes growth after private-equity deal 23 Sep 19

Andy Coyne

Main Street Gourmet (MSG), a US bakery business servicing the in-store bakery and foodservice channels, has a new private-equity backer.


Clover Industries committed to creating jobs if takeover deal approved 19 Sep 19

Simon Harvey

Clover Industries, South Africa's largest dairy group in the midst of a takeover deal, is to cut jobs as part of an efficiency drive.


Exponent Private Equity to buy UK Indian foods firm East End Foods 18 Sep 19

Dean Best

East End Foods, the UK-based supplier of Indian foods, is to have a new owner from the private-equity arena.

Latest blogs

UK regulator shines light on Amazon's Deliveroo investment 5 Jul 19

Dean Best

Amazon's move to invest in UK food-delivery business Deliveroo caught the eye when it was announced in May – but it’s also attracted the attention of the country’s competition regulator.


Ocado branches into vertical farming 11 Jun 19

Dean Best

The UK-based online grocer - increasingly seen not just as a retailer but as a broader tech business - is to plough investment into indoor farming.



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