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Cheese giant Bel's bold plant-based bid

Cheese giant Bel has issued more detail on its plant-based plans – and, as Dean Best reports, could give the fledgling market for chee...

Dairy groups aiming to milk dairy-free

just-food rounds up what the world's leading dairy businesses, or food majors with a significant dairy offering, are providing in the dairy-...

Weighing up Ferrero's move for Fox's

In buying a clutch of Fox's Biscuits assets, Ferrero has bought a tired brand in a mature category. Might the Italian giant's move be for an...

The prospects for plant-based meat in India

What is the opportunity in a country where meat consumption is relatively low and the quality of many of the meat-free products on sale has...

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.

"Covid just adds yet another tailwind" – investor Nick Cooney on the opportunities for alternative-protein fund Lever VC 8 Sep 2020

Dean Best

Nick Cooney, an experienced investor in alternative protein discusses his venture-capital fund's moves to back start-ups in the plant- and cell-based sectors.

Latest News

Unilever hints at "creative" deal-making on M&A 22 Oct 20

Dean Best

With the FMCG giant gearing up for the unification of its joint Anglo-Dutch structure, the company's management was asked for detail today (22 October) on its M&A plans.

Natural Order Acquisition Corp. aims to beat record for plant-based IPO 22 Oct 20

Andy Coyne

A new US shell company with ambitions to acquire a business in the plant-based food area is aiming to raise a record amount from an initial public offering (IPO).

Gebroeders Kramer acquires fellow Dutch fish processor Fishmasters 21 Oct 20

Simon Harvey

Gebroeders Kramer, a Netherlands-based seafood processor, has acquired a local peer in value-added fish products.

Aryzta board said to be split over Elliott takeover bid 21 Oct 20

Andy Coyne

A newspaper report is suggesting a potential takeover bid for Swiss-Irish bakery group Aryzta is getting a mixed reaction from its board.

Update – Saputo confirms interest in Australia's Lion Dairy & Drinks 20 Oct 20

Dean Best

Saputo, the Canada-based dairy major, has confirmed it is mulling a move to buy another asset in Australia.

Dietary food business Nutrisystem acquired by US investors Kainos, MSD 20 Oct 20

Simon Harvey

Nutrisystem, a US-based weight-management business offering entrées, snacks and shakes, has been acquired by new owners.

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