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Hatching new ideas: incubators, accelerators

Our guide to some of the main incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers as they look to tap into some of the con...

Big Food's VC-style funds: the investments so far

Minerva is the latest food major to have used its in-house venture-capital unit to invest in an up-and-coming firm in a niche area. Here's o...

How are food companies using AI in NPD?

How can artificial intelligence help packaged-food companies in the development of new products, a notoriously difficult area in which to su...

Covid-19's snacking consumers spark D2C flurry

How consumers shop for food has changed in some very noticeable ways over the last three months or so – and D2C is one area to have gr...

Latest Interviews

A bigger fish? BlueNalu CEO Lou Cooperhouse on the prospects for cell-based seafood 1 Jun 2020

Dean Best

Forecasts for cell-based protein can be striking but can the emerging industry fulfil predictions? US cell-based seafood supplier BlueNalu is bullish about its prospects.

Dairy Farmers of America's Doug Dresslaer on how an accelerator programme can help future-proof US co-op giant - the just-food interview 28 May 2020

Andy Coyne

Andy Coyne speaks to Doug Dresslaer, who runs Dairy Farmers of America (DFA)'s accelerator programme, about how it can help to keep the co-op ahead of the innovation curve.

Latest News

Covid-19 food industry updates – Tuesday 4 August (free to read) 4 Aug 20


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

Cell-based meat start-up New Age Meats secures additional funding 30 Jul 20

Andy Coyne

US cell-based firm New Age Meats has secured additional investment just six months after raising $2.7m in seed funding from a consortium of investors.

BlueNalu confident about cell-based cost conundrum 10 Jul 20

Dean Best

The founder and CEO of the US cell-based seafood supplier has an eye on creating a "very profitable business in the cell-based category".

Vertegrow and IGS join forces on UK vertical-farming scheme 8 Jul 20

Andy Coyne

UK agriculture business Vertegrow has linked up with local agri-tech firm IGS on a new vertical farming project.

Food sector set for investment from Amazon's $2bn climate fund 25 Jun 20

Andy Coyne

Food and agriculture will be one of the sectors of focus of a technology giant's new Climate Pledge Fund, which has an initial investment pot of US$2bn.

OmniPork owner Green Monday backs cell-milk start-up TurtleTree Labs 25 Jun 20

Dean Best

Hong Kong plant-based foods supplier Green Monday Group has backed a Singapore start-up developing milk made from cells.

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