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Reusables: green to grubby and back again?

Covid boosted single-use packaging, causing concern progress on reusables had been dented. However, high-profile trials are taking place. Wh...

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...

Nestle proving resilient to Covid challenge

Nestlé surprised markets this week with a strong set of financial results, despite the difficulties faced from Covid-19. Simon H...

Latest Interviews

Bonduelle deputy CEO Gregory Sanson on long-term impacts of Covid-19, resilience and M&A – the just-food interview part 2 1 Oct 2020

Dean Best

Bonduelle's deputy CEO Gregory Sanson weighs up Covid could affect working practices in the longer term, sets out his thinking on foodservice and talks M&A plans.

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 – Friday 27 November (free to read) 27 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.

PepsiCo adds to e-commerce service with trial of micro-fulfillment centre in Illinois 12 Nov 20

Simon Harvey

PepsiCo has added a new capability to its e-commerce service to help meet demand from consumers during the pandemic.

McCormick chief upbeat on future for home-cooking 10 Nov 20

Dean Best

Lawrence Kurzius, the CEO of US spices and sauces giant McCormick, discussed outlook for home-cooking, for e-commerce – and for foodservice.

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.

Australia’s My Muscle Chef gets private-equity investment 4 Nov 20

Dean Best

My Muscle Chef, an Australian supplier of prepared meals and protein shakes marketed on their health credentials, has secured fresh investment.

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