Private label

Signal: corporate attention on private-label remains strong amid high inflation

Mentions of “private labels” in food company filings remained high in the first half of 2023, having surged from 615…

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…

Investor-backed UK bakery BBF acquires Sargents Bakeries

UK bakery business Bright Blue Foods (BBF) has acquired private-label supplier Sargents Bakeries in the north of England. Backed by…

Monogram Foods receives investor backing to pursue further M&A

US-based co-manufacturer and private-label supplier Monogram Foods has received backing from two investor firms. Memphis-based Monogram Foods has sold a…

Turkey’s Kervan Gida takes majority stake in confectionery peer ZPC Otmuchow

Turkish confectionery company Kervan Gida, which completed a US$60m IPO in December, has used some of the proceeds to acquire…

E171 titanium dioxide unsafe as food additive, EU watchdog warns

The additive titanium dioxide, or E171, is no longer safe to use in food, the EU's food watchdog has warned. After a…

Ireland’s ABP to buy remaining 50% of fellow meat firm Linden Foods

Irish meat processor ABP Food Group has reached an agreement in principle with UK agri-food business Fane Valley Co-op to…

UK grocer Co-op to cut prices on plant-based meat products

UK retailer The Co-op is cutting prices on plant-based meat products sold under its GRO own label. The grocer, the…

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…