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

just-food presents a guide to some of the main in-house venture capital funds operated by major food businesses. ...

Analysis: Saputo's European return

Saputo, one of the world's top-ten dairy companies, is set to return to Europe after a six-year absence with the acquisition of UK firm Dair...

Why Kraft Heinz's travails aren't a surprise

The business strategy pursued by Kraft Heinz's owners drove margins and shook up competitors but there have always been question marks over...

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...

Latest Interviews

"We will see a large number of new brands emerging" - DSG Consumer Partners' Deepak Shahdadpuri on how India's FMCG market is opening up 7 Mar 2019

Dean Best

India is seeing similar changes to consumer habits as western countries. Investor Deepak Shahdadpuri talks about his deals in India and how he sees the market developing.


"We are looking for very new and distinctive ideas we haven't seen before" - PepsiCo's Karen Scott talks about Nutrition Greenhouse incubator 14 Jan 2019

Simon Harvey

Karen Scott, the co-leader of PepsiCo's European Nutrition Greenhouse incubator, discusses identifying potential investment partners in on-trend or obscure brand propositions.

Latest News

Fonterra back in black as disposals announced 20 Mar 19

Andy Coyne

New Zealand dairy heavyweight Fonterra has seen a marked improvement in performance in the six months to 31 January and announced two non-core asset disposals.


Kroger confirms sale of Turkey Hill ice cream brand to Peak Rock Capital affiliate 20 Mar 19

Simon Harvey

US retail giant Kroger has reached an agreement to sell its ice cream business Turkey Hill to an affiliate of a private equity firm.


South Africa's Sovereign Foods expands operation with hatchery deal 20 Mar 19

Andy Coyne

South African poultry processor Sovereign Foods has announced the acquisition of a facility in its domestic market.


Sainsbury's and Asda commit to price cuts and fast supplier payments in bid to save merger 19 Mar 19

Andy Coyne

UK 'big four' supermarkets Sainsbury's and Asda have proposed measures which they hope will rescue their planned merger after criticism from the country's competition watchdog.


Fonterra 'could sell South American assets' 19 Mar 19

Andy Coyne

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has been tipped to sell more assets in a media report emanating from its home market.


New Zealand's Westland Dairy to be sold to Yili subsidiary 18 Mar 19

Andy Coyne

Westland Dairy, New Zealand's second-largest dairy cooperative, announced it has signed a conditional agreement for its sale.

Latest blogs

Asda boss reacts to UK watchdog's stance on Sainsbury's deal 21 Feb 19

Dean Best

Sainsbury's chief Mike Coupe took to the airwaves within minutes of the CMA's provisional findings being announced and, today (21 February), his partner on the proposed merger at Asda gave his verdict.


Which M&A advisory firms topped the charts in 2018? 13 Feb 19

Dean Best

Run-downs of the top financial and legal M&A advisers for the consumer sector in 2018 have been published.



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