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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. ...

Connecting with Generation Z - FUTURES

just-food's FUTURES service presents its latest free-to-read analysis, with Lucy Britner setting out how food companies should best market a...

FUTURES: Smart technology in food and drink

As consumers become more tech-savvy, smart technology in the home, shop and production facility will continue to change the way we manufactu...

Why Unilever moved to gobble up Graze

With the acquisition of Graze, Unilever steps up its interest in direct-to-consumer and could have an eye on mainstream channels in other co...

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

Meal-replacement start-up YFood Labs secures funds 11 Jun 19

Simon Harvey

German meal-replacement start-up YFood Labs has secured funding from a group of investors as it seeks to expand and take on more staff.

US plant-based food firm Before the Butcher acquired by Jensen Meat Co. owners 10 Jun 19

Andy Coyne

US plant-based business Before the Butcher has been acquired by the owners of a local meat company, it has announced.

Egg-free firm Just signs first Asian manufacturing deal with GanongBio 6 Jun 19

Andy Coyne

Just, the US company supplying egg-free products, has signed its first manufacturing deal in Asia and entered two new markets.

Unilever Ventures leads new Milkbasket funding round 5 Jun 19

Andy Coyne

Unilever Ventures, the venture fund arm of the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant, has led a US$10.5m funding round in an Indian grocery delivery service.

Unilever invests again in Sun Basket 22 May 19

Dean Best

Unilever has been named in a group of investors that have backed a US meal-kit business in its latest funding round.

Sainsbury's, Asda propose 150 store disposals as remedy to watchdog's merger concerns 22 Mar 19

Simon Harvey

Sainsbury's and Asda are proposing to sell off as many as 150 stores and a "number" of convenience outlets to satisfy watchdog's concerns.

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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