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Wian van Blommestein, co-founder of US-based biltong business Ayoba-Yo, on why South African staple can take on jerky in its own backyard - the bitesize interview 5 Jun 2018

Andy Coyne

A family of South Africans who moved to the US missed their beloved biltong meat snack so much that they started producing it for family and friends. It is now a full-time business called Ayoba-Yo - a term used to express excitement or amazement - which is attempting to compete with American favourite jerky and working with Kraft Heinz on its development. Andy Coyne talks to company co-owner Wian van Blommestein about its prospects.


"Agility puts you in the game" - PepsiCo on its European incubator Nutrition Greenhouse 4 Jun 2018

Dean Best

Amid the changes being seen in the types of food consumers are buying and in how they shop, the world's major food manufacturers are seeing their sales come under pressure and are looking at various ways to try to breathe fresh life into their top lines. Some have set up accelerator and incubator programmes to invest in fledgling companies. PepsiCo's European incubator, Nutrition Greenhouse, has returned for a second year and Dean Best spoke to the US giant's Juan Ignacio Amat to find out more.

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Apetit invests in Finnish peer Foodwest 20 Jun 18

Dean Best

Finland-based food group Apetit has invested in local contract manufacturer and product developer Foodwest.


NPD Tracker - Kashi brings Joi nut bar range to market; General Mills introduces low-sugar version of Yoplait yogurt; Nestle launches organic infant formula in UK; Haribo rolls out Squidglets 20 Jun 18

just-food.com

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


US FDA to meet to discuss rules on 'lab' meat 18 Jun 18

Dean Best

The US Food and Drug Administration is to convene a public meeting next month to discuss the possible regulation of "cultured" protein products.


NPD Tracker - ThinkKids' protein bar range; Grupo Bimbo rolls out organic bread in US; McCormick broadens Schwartz stable; Danone adds 15 new products to Cow & Gate baby food portfolio 15 Jun 18

just-food.com

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


UK's Moo Free appoints Ginette Higgs as managing director 14 Jun 18

Andy Coyne

UK-based dairy-free chocolate company Moo Free has appointed Ginette Higgs as managing director as the present incumbent, company co-founder Andrea Jessop, becomes CEO.


NPD Tracker - Kellogg quietly launches Verival cereal in UK; Clif Bar enters breakfast category in US; Unilever's Indian unit launches Ayurveda-inspired breakfast mixes; Ferrero adds to Sweetarts range in US 8 Jun 18

just-food.com

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

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just-food closed on Monday 28 May 25 May 18

Dean Best

This coming Monday (28 May) is the second of the UK's two public holidays in May and just-food will be downing tools to dodge the rain showers and - hopefully - enjoy some sunshine.


Vegan tourist tales 15 Jan 18

Andy Coyne

I sampled some of the products launched in the UK in the New Year, aimed at those seeking to eat more healthily or cut down on their meat consumption.



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