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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...

Why might Nestle have swooped for Freshly?

Nestle has paid a healthy multiple for a firm that, while growing rapidly, may remain a leader in a niche. But it's the consumer data on off...

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...

What are prospects for cell-based dairy?

Andy Coyne examines the progress of the nascent cell-based dairy technology and seeks to determine whether there is a market for the product...

Latest Interviews

Plenty Unlimited on mission to resolve land crisis through vertical farming – interview with co-founder Nate Storey 4 Nov 2020

Simon Harvey

Plenty is building its third vertical farm in California on the back of external investment. Simon Harvey discusses the mechanisms and challenges with co-founder Dr. Nate Storey.

PepsiCo's post-Covid optimism about Europe e-commerce – interview 23 Sep 2020

Dean Best

It's no surprise to PepsiCo e-commerce sales jumped through the early months of Covid-19. But does it believe interest in shopping online will continue when the virus is tackled?

Latest News

Trading through Covid-19 and beyond, daily food industry updates – Tuesday 24 November (free to read) 24 Nov 20


Daily updates on how Covid-19 is affecting the world's packaged food sector – and how executives see the market and consumer behaviour taking shape in the months ahead.

Israel's Aleph Farms unveils cell-cultured beef prototype 18 Nov 20

Simon Harvey

Aleph Farms, a cell-cultured meat start-up in Israel, said it has come up with a prototype for its first beef product.

Tyson Foods to invest in Asia, Europe production 10 Nov 20

Dean Best

The US meat giant is stepping up its investment in its overseas production, both in conventional and alternative protein, its international chief tells just-food.

Nestle makes Mindful Chef latest D2C acquisition 6 Nov 20

Dean Best

A week after announcing the acquisition of US meals delivery firm Freshly, the world's largest food maker has bought control of a D2C business in the UK.

Nestle strikes deal to buy US e-commerce meals firm Freshly 30 Oct 20

Dean Best

The world's largest food maker is to change its future relationship with Freshly, the US e-commerce meal-delivery firm in which the Swiss giant invested in 2017.

Swiss agri-food co-op Fenaco invests in vertical farming 28 Oct 20

Dean Best

One of Switzerland's major domestic suppliers of fruit and vegetables is to take part in a pilot project on vertical farming.

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