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Latest Interviews

"I've never seen this pace of change in the industry" - Nestle US strategy chief on trying to grow again in its largest market 2 Aug 2018

Dean Best

Nestlé this week (31 July) officially opened the new headquarters for its operations in the US, proclaiming the move a "catalyst" for its "transformation" in its largest market by sales. In 2017, the Lean Cuisine and Gerber maker saw its growth stall in the US. How is the food giant looking to kick-start its business in a market going through profound change? Dean Best caught up with Rui Barbas, chief strategy officer for Nestlé's US arm, to find out more.

The Kids Food Co. CEO Sally Preston eyes home, abroad to power growth of UK baby-snacks firm - interview 30 Apr 2018

Dean Best

The Kids Food Co., a UK business marketing baby- and toddler-focused food under the Kiddylicious brand, continues to grow rapidly. Dean Best caught up with founder and CEO Sally Preston and heard about the company’s recent performance, its ambitious plans for growth at home (and abroad) and how she believes one rival is seeking to undermine the business.

Latest News

Danone joins Sonoma Brands in funding round for kids meal start-up Yumble 20 Sep 18

Simon Harvey

The investment arm of Danone has teamed up with US investor and food incubator Sonoma Brands to provide funding for kids' meal delivery start-up Yumble.

Automated food dispenser business Farmer's Fridge raises $30m from investors 7 Sep 18

Andy Coyne

Farmer's Fridge, the US-based automated smart refrigerator business, has closed on a US$30m round of financing led by Innovation Endeavors and including dairy giant Danone's investment arm.

Oetker launches home delivery meals service Juit 5 Sep 18

Andy Coyne

German food group Dr Oetker has launched a frozen ready meals delivery service in its home market.

German retailer Kaufland pulls 480 Unilever products in price spat 4 Sep 18

Simon Harvey

Germany-based supermarket chain Kaufland has pulled 480 products from its shelves manufactured by food giant Unilever after the Anglo-Dutch firm tried to "dramatically" increase prices.

Premium Brands notches up yet another acquisition with Ready Seafood 4 Sep 18

Simon Harvey

Canadian food producer Premium Brands Holdings is adding yet another company to its extensive list of acquisitions this year with the purchase of US-based processor Ready Seafood Co.

Bubs Australia strikes another deal in China 3 Sep 18

Dean Best

Infant-formula and baby-food supplier Bubs Australia has signed a deal with Hipac, a supplier to China’s mother-and-baby stores, a key selling channel for manufacturers doing business in the country.

Latest blogs

General Mills trials new way of buying Haagen-Dazs 11 Sep 18

Dean Best

On Friday (7 September), ice-cream lovers in part of central London were able to order Häagen-Dazs on their phones - and have it delivered directly to them, wherever they were.

just-food closed on Monday 27 August 26 Aug 18

Dean Best

As I type, grey skies cover south-east London, with drizzle hitting the windows - but the forecast is set fairer for tomorrow when the country has its final public holiday before Christmas Day.

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