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Hatching new ideas – incubators, 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...

How might Covid impact food company strategy?

Simon Harvey assesses what food manufacturers can take forward from their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic....

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

Our guide to some of the in-house venture-capital funds operated by the world's major packaged-food companies....

Roadrunner's move for JoJe Bar will boost both

The private-equity-owned US sports nutrition group Roadrunner has swooped for its latest acquisition, a move that looks to set to benefit bo...

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"We are moving faster to get to consumers" – Sioned Winfield, insights transformation director at PepsiCo 9 Mar 2021

Lucy Britner

PepsiCo's insights transformation director on the need to be "closer and more responsive" to consumers and using AI to determine lasting trends.

The women shaping the future of food 8 Mar 2021

Lucy Britner

Lucy Britner speaks to key players at in-house VC and innovation units about the food trends driving change and what the industry can do to encourage more female entrepreneurs.

Latest News

Conagra Brands anticipates structural shift to eating at home 9 Apr 21

Simon Harvey

Conagra Brands chief executive Sean Connolly has outlined his thoughts on how food consumption will pan out post-coronavirus.

Vibrant Foods extends M&A spree with ethnic-food maker Fudco 8 Apr 21

Simon Harvey

Vibrant Foods, an investor-backed Asian-style food business, has struck yet another UK deal in the same category.

US dairy giant Dairy Farmers of America reveals accelerator class 7 Apr 21

Andy Coyne

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has revealed the names of the emerging businesses taking part in its accelerator programme for 2021.

Campbell sells Plum Organics baby-food brand to Sun-Maid 1 Apr 21

Andy Coyne

US food giant Campbell Soup Co. has sold a baby-food brand to a local snacks business for an undisclosed sum.

US bar firm Simple Botanics acquired by Brand Holdings 31 Mar 21

Andy Coyne

Simple Botanics, a Chicago-based bar maker, has been acquired by a company focused on buying direct-to-consumer (D2C) e-commerce businesses.

Lotus Bakeries takes full control of Italian joint venture 30 Mar 21

Simon Harvey

Belgium-headquartered Lotus Bakeries has taken full control of a joint venture in Europe set up a few years ago.

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