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

Our guide to some of the in-house venture-capital funds operated by the world's major packaged-food companies....

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...

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...

Mondelez M&A strategists continue health kick

The US giant has bought another healthier snacks firm and, although these types of deals tend to be of smaller brands, it's right to react t...

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

Barilla takes majority stake in D2C business Pasta Evangelists 15 Jan 21

Simon Harvey

Barilla, the family-owned Italian food group, has re-entered fresh pasta and invested in direct-to-consumer with a stake in a UK business.


Australia's Health and Plant Protein Group invests in Lavva alt-yogurt owner EVR Foods 15 Jan 21

Dean Best

EVR Foods, the holding company behind US plant-based yogurt brand Lavva, has attracted investment, including from a recently refocused Australian food manufacturer.


Danish Crown buys Swedish charcuterie firm Ingemar Johansson 15 Jan 21

Dean Best

The Denmark-based pork group has swooped for a business in neighbouring Sweden as part of plans to expand along the supply chain.


Hain Celestial sells UK fruit business Orchard House to PE firm Elaghmore 14 Jan 21

Andy Coyne

US food group Hain Celestial has continued its programme of divestments with the sale of a UK fresh produce business.


Nick's owner Luthman Backlund Foods attracts more funding 13 Jan 21

Dean Best

The fledgling Swedish firm, owner of the Nick's brand of confectionery, ice cream and protein bars, wants to continue to expand internationally.


Vow Food's seed funding to support cell-cultured meat development 13 Jan 21

Simon Harvey

Vow Food, an Australian food technology start-up, has secured new funds from a group of local investors.



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