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Big Food's incubators and 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...

Which meat groups have stakes in alt-meat?

With plant-based products growing in popularity and investment in lab-created products on the rise, we present a guide on how meat manu...

Kerry's dairy plans curdle – for now

A possible deal for Kerry Group's dairy assets has been put on ice but it's unlikely to be a complete souring of the Irish company's moves a...

How to avoid FDI turning into a nightmare

Dreaming of an international expansion for your company? Consider these cautionary tips from FDI consultant Douglas van den Berghe first....

Latest Interviews

"It does add some complexities" – General Mills' John Haugen on backing challenger brands as Covid-19 upends consumer habits 5 May 2021

Dean Best

John Haugen, the head of General Mills' VC-style arm 301 Inc., talks to Dean Best about his unit's investment strategy and how Covid-19 has shaped what the US giant is looking for.


Abergavenny Fine Foods' new owners see "healthy growing market" in finger snacks – MD Jason Rees on Frostkrone's "mission" in UK 21 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Abergavenny Fine Foods, the UK-based private-label business, has a new owner. Simon Harvey speaks with MD Jason Rees about the plans ahead.

Latest News

France's Fleury Michon in talks to sell Canada subsidiary 7 May 21

Dean Best

France-based food manufacturer Fleury Michon is in talks over the potential sale of an overseas asset.


Turkey's Kervan Gida takes majority stake in confectionery peer ZPC Otmuchow 7 May 21

Simon Harvey

Turkish confectionery company Kervan Gida, which completed an IPO in December, has announced an investment in a peer in Poland.


Haystack Mountain Creamery bought by PE firm The Stage Fund 7 May 21

Simon Harvey

US cheese maker Haystack Mountain Creamery has been bought by a private-equity investor for an undisclosed sum.


Ireland's ABP to buy remaining 50% of fellow meat firm Linden Foods 6 May 21

Andy Coyne

Irish meat processor ABP Food Group has reached an agreement in principle with a UK agri-food business to acquire the remaining 50% holding in its red-meat business.


Swedish functional-food firm Frill Holding in triple deal reveal 6 May 21

Andy Coyne

Frill Holding, a Swedish business specialising in functional foods, has announced a number of acquisitions.


Spanish fruit business Trops snaps up local peer Herco Frut 6 May 21

Andy Coyne

Trops, the Spanish fruit supplier, has acquired a local peer for an undisclosed sum, it has announced.



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