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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....

How should food companies work with Alibaba?

Alibaba's online marketplace Tmall is soon mooted to overtake Walmart to become the world's largest B2C retailer. Naturally, food companies...

New UK Prime Minister, same old Brexit uncertainty

The new UK Prime Minister and government appear ready to accept a no-deal Brexit - but would the wider UK parliament?...

How to milk China's growing ice-cream market

China's ice cream is growing - and, with per capita consumption low, has room to expand further. Peter Peverelli takes a look....

Latest Interviews

"Parents are really struggling" – Yumble co-founders Joanna and David Parker on the opportunity in selling meals for kids on subscription 17 May 2019

Dean Best

Yumble, the US direct-to-consumer firm selling meals for children, talks to just-food about why it's "excited" about the future - and receiving investment from Danone.

"There are a lot of areas we haven't tapped into" - Clarence Mak on why Mars has set up Seeds of Change accelerator 11 Apr 2019

Dean Best

Mars has joined the ranks of Big Food companies using accelerators to help their innovation and tap into emerging trends. Dean Best discussed the move with Mars exec Clarence Mak.

Latest News

European "food tech" investment to double in 2019 - study 18 Oct 19

Dean Best

The amount of money invested in European "food tech" companies is expected to more than double year-on-year in 2019, according to venture-capital fund Five Seasons Ventures.

Popcornopolis attracts investment from NexPhase Capital 4 Oct 19

Simon Harvey

Popcornopolis, a US-based producer of "gourmet" ready-to-eat popcorn, has attracted investment from a local private-equity firm.

Nestle launches D2C service in UK with KitKat Chocolatory range 23 Sep 19

Simon Harvey

Nestlé is launching a direct-to-consumer confectionery service in the UK for the first time with its popular chocolate snack.

Higher prices, need to touch fresh food holding back US online grocery - research 18 Sep 19

Simon Harvey

As shopping online begins to gain greater prominence, 'Big Food' companies in the US face the prospect of lower margins as they invest more in e-retailer relationships. 

Science in Sport names James Simpson as CFO to replace Elizabeth Lake 11 Sep 19

Simon Harvey

Science in Sport, a London-based manufacturer of nutrition products for athletes and gym goers, has appointed a new finance chief to replace the departed Elizabeth Lake.

Bega Cheese invests in fledgling Aussie firm Hummingbird Superfoods 9 Sep 19

Dean Best

Bega Cheese, the Australian food major, has acquired a stake in a local subscription-based business focusing on breakfast products.

Latest blogs

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.

Now Aussie grocery giant Woolies invests in meal-kits 10 Jun 19

Dean Best

The growing consumer interest in - and demand for - buying food online has put meal-kit players in a number of western markets in the spotlight, even if it is still too early to judge how big the market could become or which products will be a long-term success.

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