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Big Food's VC-style funds: the investments so far

Our guide to some of the main in-house venture capital funds operated by major food businesses....

Hatching new ideas - incubators and accelerators

Our guide to some of the main food sector incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers....

Should food majors develop subscription services?

There are a growing number of fledgling companies developing subscription-box businesses across the consumer goods sector - but, so far, maj...

M&A volumes hold steady so far in 2018 - data

just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as c...

Latest Interviews

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.

Latest News

US groups Conagra, Pinnacle 'resume deal talks' 22 Jun 18

Dean Best

Major US manufacturers Conagra Brands and Pinnacle Foods have reportedly kick-started discussions over combining their businesses.


Premier Foods shareholder calls for CEO change 22 Jun 18

Andy Coyne

The UK's Premier Foods has told the London Stock Exchange that one of its major shareholders, activist investor Oasis Management, is to vote against the re-election of Gavin Darby as CEO.


Peru issues warning labels for foods high in fat, salt, sugar 22 Jun 18

Paula Krizanovic

Food manufacturers operating in Peru will have to include warning labels on the packaging of and adverts for products with high levels of salt, sugar and fats.


NPD Tracker - ABP Food Group strikes licensing deal; Kashi brings Joi nut bar range to market in Canada; General Mills introduces low-sugar version of Yoplait yogurt; Nestle launches organic infant formula in UK 22 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.


French meal alternative start-up Feed raises new funding 21 Jun 18

Andy Coyne

French food start-up Feed has attracted a new round of funding led by Alven and existing investor Otium Brands.


General Mills invests in GoodBelly Probiotics firm 21 Jun 18

Andy Coyne

US food company General Mills has invested in NextFoods, the maker of Goodbelly Probotics products.

Latest blogs

Plenty of hot air as UK politicians grill Asda, Sainsbury's over merger 22 Jun 18

Andy Coyne

UK Parliamentary select committees at their best are meant to bring light rather than generate heat but this wasn't a select committee at its best.


Food firms in the firing line in UK government's anti-obesity fight 30 May 18

Andy Coyne

UK manufacturers of food products containing high levels of sugar can't expect the government's focus to be turned away from them anytime soon.



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