Big Food talks VC arms, accelerators and incubators

“There are a lot of areas we haven’t tapped into” – Clarence Mak on why Mars has set up Seeds of Change accelerator

Mars has joined the ranks of Big Food companies using accelerators to try to improve their innovation and tap into…

“The idea is to embrace change” – Danone Manifesto Ventures chief Laurent Marcel on the French group’s investment strategy in an industry disrupted

Laurent Marcel, the managing director of Danone Manifesto Ventures, talks to Dean Best about the French giant's strategy of investing…

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

Mondelez International chief growth officer Tim Cofer talks to Dean Best about how the US giant's SnackFutures hub will help…

“We are looking for very new and distinctive ideas we haven’t seen before” – PepsiCo’s Karen Scott talks about Nutrition Greenhouse incubator

Food and drink corporations are finding it tough keeping pace with the rapid evolution in dietary habits and are turning to…

Katjesgreenfood CEO Manon Littek on the “food revolution” and why the German confectioner has formed division to back upstarts

Big Food's moves to set up in-house divisions through which to invest in (or buy outright) smaller brands have predominantly been…

“We’ve got to be part of a wider ecosystem to succeed” – PepsiCo’s Daniel Grubbs on why the Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator is hitting North America

After gaining experience in Europe, PepsiCo is bringing its Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator programme back to North America, a market where…