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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....

What will drive growth of chocolate in India?

hIndia's chocolate sector is set to continue to enjoy solid growth and, in part two of a deep dive into the market, we look a...

How should Big Food set up in direct-to-consumer?

How should Big Food companies go about setting up a direct-to-consumer service? Simon Harvey investigates....

How one brand dominates India's chocolate market

In a two-part look at India's chocolate market, Raghavendra Verma surveys the state of play in a growing industry....

Latest Interviews

Seeking brands that "solve a pain point" - Amit Pandhi on Velocity Snack Brands' acquisition targets 21 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

Andy Coyne speaks to Amit Pandhi, the man charged with building up a better-for-you snacking portfolio at new, private-equity-owned, US snacks group Velocity Snack Brands.

"We're looking 10 years forward" - Evolv Ventures' Steve Sanger on strategy of Kraft Heinz's investment fund 24 Sep 2019

Dean Best

Like many large food companies, Kraft Heinz has an investment fund looking to back start-ups. How can Evolv Ventures help the under-pressure giant?

Latest News

Plant-based firm Upfield applies to use 'beyond' designation in UK 13 Dec 19

Simon Harvey

Plant-based dairy manufacturer Upfield has made a trademark application in the UK for the use of the 'beyond' terminology. 

New products - Beyond Meat takes ground into Canada; Burton's Biscuits Under 100 Cal Club; The Collective rolls out Brekkie split pots; Atlantic Natural Foods plant-based meals 13 Dec 19

Products that caught the eye this week include Beyond Meat taking its mince alternative into Canada and breakfast yogurt pots from The Collective.

Lactalis takes Siggi's yogurt brand into plant-based 12 Dec 19

Andy Coyne

French dairy heavyweight Lactalis is to take a yogurt brand it owns in the US into plant-based, it has been announced.

Mars and Nestle join plastic recycling consortium in France 11 Dec 19

Andy Coyne

Global food brands Mars and Nestlé have signed up to a new initiative which is aiming to deal with difficult to recycle plastic waste.

Sainsbury's elevates sugary cereals to top shelf in drive to cut obesity 10 Dec 19

Simon Harvey

In an effort to tackle childhood obesity, UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's is elevating sugary cereals to the top shelf in stores.

Marfrig to introduce meat-free Revolution Burger to Brazilian consumers 10 Dec 19

Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat giant Marfrig Global Foods is launching a plant-based 'meat' brand, initially in its home market.

Latest blogs

Everything's gone green 3 May 19

Andy Coyne

After a field trip to a Unilever base in the UK, Andy Coyne muses on the sustainability of taking a sustainable approach.

The march of the vegans 4 Jan 19

Andy Coyne

As many of us contemplate joining the Veganuary craze, Andy Coyne considers the fast-growing vegan food market in the UK.

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