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Can meal kits deliver long-term growth?

Andy Coyne looks at the success enjoyed by meal-kit firms during Covid-19 lockdowns and weighs up their future prospects....

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

Kraft Heinz 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....

Focus: China's expansion of e-commerce zones

China has expanded its cross-border e-commerce (CBEC) scheme to push up trade battered by Covid-19. We look at the possible benefits for foo...

Could UK wholesalers' Covid-19 pivots persist?

In late-March, overnight, UK wholesalers' foodservice market dried-up. Some started supplying the public directly, others sold to supermarke...

Latest Interviews

Goodmylk Co. CEO Brooke Harris on less processing in plant-based and pivoting amid Covid-19 – the bitesize interview 17 Jun 2020

Dean Best

Goodmylk Co., a US supplier of plant-based dairy products formed in 2018, has had to pivot as Covid-19 hit foodservice, founder Brooke Harris tells just-food.

Prepared-veg supplier Mash Direct on the agility needed to adapt to Covid-19 – the bitesize interview 3 Jun 2020

Dean Best

Mash Direct COO Jack Hamilton on adapting to Covid-19, with the SME prepared-veg supplier seeing the pandemic affect parts of the business in different ways.

Latest News

Covid-19 food industry updates – Thursday 9 July (free to read) 9 Jul 20


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

Italy's Parmalat launches D2C offering after Covid-19 boom 22 Jun 20

Andy Coyne

Italian dairy company Parmalat, owned by French peer Lactalis, has made an announcement on whether to launch a direct-to-consumer operation.

Covid-19 - Mars adds to e-commerce units with online store in India 9 Jun 20

Simon Harvey

Mars Wrigley has launched an online store in India, joining the growing ranks of food majors recognising the benefits of e-commerce during the global lockdowns.

Danish Crown pulls out of e-commerce deal in China with Alibaba 5 Jun 20

Simon Harvey

Danish Crown has discontinued a manufacturing and distribution agreement in China because volumes fell short.

US plant-based firm Impossible Foods launches D2C operation 5 Jun 20

Andy Coyne

Impossible Foods, the California-based business which makes plant-based meat alternatives, has set up an operation in a new distribution channel.

Grocemania teams up with Unilever for ice cream delivery 29 May 20

Simon Harvey

Grocemania, a London-based grocery delivery service, has teamed up with Unilever to supply ice cream direct to consumers.

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