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Ireland’s Valeo Foods acquired by US PE firm Bain Capital

Kettle Crisps and Jacobs biscuits owner Valeo Foods Group has been acquired by US private-equity firm Bain Capital for an…

WHO issues new global benchmarks for salt in food

The World Health Organization (WHO) has set its sights on reducing salt in food products around the globe through new…

Tesco rolls out finance scheme for green suppliers

Tesco is rolling out an initiative that will see its supply base offered sustainability-linked supply chain finance, in a move…

The challenges facing Big Food on net-zero

The commitments being made by members of Big Food on net-zero has led to some optimism action will be taken to…

US, UK, EU – comparing the new 2030 climate targets

The UK has announced an emissions reduction target that would see a faster decline than the EU and US, but…

Del Monte Pacific’s Philippines unit revisits IPO

The Philippines unit of fruit products manufacturer Del Monte Pacific is revisiting an IPO postponed in 2018 due to a…

CEOs are hugely expensive – why not automate them?

If a single role is as expensive as thousands of workers, it is surely the prime candidate for robot-induced redundancy,…

UK exports to EU down again in February – industry body

UK food and drink exports to the EU were down by more than 40% in February year-on-year, according to trade…

Why ‘Clean Plate’ must only be part of China’s war on food waste

Although the Asian powerhouse has recently seen a decline in population growth, food security remains a key issue. Andy Coyne…

Nestle flags price hikes as inflation likely to spill over to 2022

Nestlé has warned the onslaught of inflation driven by commodity, packaging and transport costs is likely to spill over into next…