NPD & innovation

Big Food’s stake in the future – in-house venture-capital funds’ investments

For Big Food companies looking to gain exposure to new, exciting, potentially faster-growing categories, M&A remains a popular route. But…

The dairy companies also present in dairy alternatives

In the same way that large meat companies are increasingly offering meat alternatives, the world's leading dairy businesses, or food…

Leading the charge – the companies at the cutting edge of cell-based protein

The race is on to get cell-based protein products – meat, seafood, dairy and pet-food – on to supermarket shelves…

Eyeing alternatives – meat companies with stakes in meat-free and cell-based meat

The rise of plant-based products and the arrival of cell-cultured – or 'clean' – options as meat alternatives are trends…

Hatching new ideas – Big Food’s incubator and accelerator programmes

As with in-house venture capital funds, for big food companies looking to gain exposure to new, exciting, potentially faster-growing categories,…

Insect-food makers believe consumers are getting the bug

When hit TV show I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! first aired in the UK in 2002, viewers…

Unilever invests in “cow-free dairy” to reduce carbon footprint of ice cream

Unilever is investing in “cow-free dairy” as part of efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of its ice cream. The…

US regulator FDA gives green light to cell-based meat

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has for the first time raised no objections to a cell-based meat product…

Why UK snack makers are persisting with non-HFSS drive

The launch of better-for-you snacks in the UK continues at pace, even as consumers struggle with a cost-of-living crisis and…

Nestlé joins forces with Perfect Day on animal-free dairy project

Food giant Nestlé is looking to develop animal-free dairy products in conjunction with US-based Perfect Day. Switzerland-based Nestlé will pilot…