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Nestle stays optimistic – H1 takeaways

Nestlé disappointed markets with a downgrade to its outlook as foodservice took a bite out of sales. But the world's largest food mak...

5 things to learn from Danone's latest results

The US plant-based market, baby food in China and the prospect of consumers trading down were among the hot topics as Danone discussed its l...

Why UK obesity reset is watershed moment

Covid-19 – and Boris Johnson's severe illness from the virus – has prompted significant changes to UK obesity policy....

At-home food’s role in Unilever’s Q2 surprise

Unilever's Q2 did not prove as weak as the City feared, with at-home food contributing to better-than-expected sales – though the outl...

Latest Interviews

"I'm afraid 2020 and 2021 will be not normal" – Oppenheimer's Jeroen van den Heuvel on deal-making in packaged food 1 Jul 2020

Dean Best

Oppenheimer's Jeroen van den Heuvel has worked on food M&A for 20 years. He explains how Covid-19 has affected activity in Europe and argues the next 18 months will remain unusual.

"This industry is so nascent" – Dao Foods investor Tao Zhang on taking plant-based meat mainstream in China 10 Jun 2020

Dean Best

Can a real, mainstream market for plant-based meat develop in China? Dao Foods investor Tao Zhang thinks so – but he knows there's a long way to go.

Latest News

Danone 'enterprise a mission' status will help drive shareholder value, CEO insists 31 Jul 20

Dean Best

Danone's push on healthier and environmentally-friendly products will only be shown to have worked if the value of the French giant's shares rises, its CEO has insisted.

New products – Upfield unveils Flora Plant block butter; General Mills rolls out Packed energy bars; Kraft Heinz palm-oil free hazelnut spread, Heinz by Nature hit Canada 31 Jul 20

This week's batch of new products includes launches from General Mills, Nestle, Kraft Heinz and a collaboration between Migros and Innovopro.

LiveKindly forms plant-based ready-meals partnership with Ospelt 31 Jul 20

Simon Harvey

The LiveKindly Collective, an investor-backed group of plant-based start-ups, has teamed up with a private-label manufacturer in Europe for ready-meals.

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 31 July (free to read) 31 Jul 20

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

Nestle cuts organic growth guidance amid Covid-related restrictions 30 Jul 20

Simon Harvey

Nestlé has lowered its forecast for the company's growth in sales on an organic basis amid the volatility of trading against the backdrop of Covid-19.

UK's Gosh Food to build second manufacturing facility 29 Jul 20

Andy Coyne

Gosh Food, the UK vegan and allergen-free products manufacturer, has revealed capital expenditure plans.

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