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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. ...

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...

Hatching new ideas - incubators and accelerators

Our guide to some of the main incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers as they look to tap into some of the con...

What could drive India appetite for potato chips?

India's market for potato chips is buoyant - but what could drive further growth? The second part of Raghavendra Verma's deep dive into...

Latest Interviews

Trichomia chief marketing officer Georgia Branch touts health and sustainability benefits of hemp-based foods - the bitesize interview 14 Mar 2019

Simon Harvey

Simon Harvey speaks with hemp-food maker Trichomia's chief marketing officer, Georgia Branch, on the Sydney-based company's plans for the year ahead. 


"The old innovation model is not working" – Mondelez International chief growth officer Tim Cofer on the snacks giant’s quest for agility 12 Mar 2019

Dean Best

Mondelez International chief growth officer Tim Cofer talks to just-food about how the SnackFutures hub will help the Cadbury owner "lead the future of snacking".

Latest News

Starbucks sets up investment fund for food, retail start-ups 20 Mar 19

Simon Harvey

US-based coffee retailer Starbucks Corp. is setting up an investment fund for food and retail start-up enterprises.


New Products - Nestle-owned Sweet Earth plans meatless burger launch; Arla launches fruit & kernels skyr yogurts in Germany; Halo Top launches ice cream sticks; Bubs Australia enters toddler snacks category 19 Mar 19

just-food.com

This week's batch of new products includes ice cream sticks for the UK market from Halo Top Creamery of the US and a dairy-free Vitalite brand Baking Block from Dairy Crest.


Chobani unveils newest entrants for spring incubator programme 18 Mar 19

Simon Harvey

Greek-style yogurt business Chobani has unveiled the newest eight entrants to its spring incubator programme.


Germany's Pfeifer & Langen invests in plant-based food specialist Amidori 15 Mar 19

Andy Coyne

German plant-based food firm Amidori, which has been seeking a partner to help it scale-up, has sold a majority stake in the business.


Generation Z wants ‘expressive’ food and drink products - research 15 Mar 19

Andy Coyne

New research has revealed what food and drinks manufacturers will need to do to connect with Generation Z consumers.


New products - Unilever adds layered jars to Talenti gelato range; New bars added to Alpen range in UK; Alpro goes Greek-style; Muller launches twin natural yogurt range in UK 13 Mar 19

just-food.com

This week's notable new products include a push from Alpro into Greek-style yogurts, significant activity at Conagra Brands and a product "first" from Hormel Foods.

Latest blogs

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.


The challenge of getting a "stealth small brand" to stick 12 Dec 18

Dean Best

Earlier this year, in a popular article on just-food, our US columnist Victor Martino coined the phrase "stealth small brand" - a product developed by Big Food but designed to look like it comes from a start-up. Mars has demonstrated how difficult it can be to get such a brand to stick.



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