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Aryzta future rests on strategic review

European bakery business Aryzta is once again reassessing its business model after a difficult few years. Simon Harvey reviews its opti...

Guide: Meat companies with stakes in meat-free

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

How Covid-19 might shape food M&A

Out of the blue, Covid-19 has arrived to, M&A advisor Stefan Kirk argues, shake life into the food M&A market once the pandemic...

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....

Latest Interviews

"Covid-19 is reinforcing the need for wellbeing snacks" - Mondelez International's SnackFutures on demand now - and beyond coronavirus - for snacks 17 Apr 2020

Dean Best

We talk to Mondelez's SnackFutures hub to hear what the US giant has learnt one year since launch, how it sees snacking evolving – and how Covid-19 is affecting the unit's plans.


Houlihan Lokey’s food M&A veteran Shaun Browne on sectors to watch – and how Covid-19 is affecting deal-making 1 Apr 2020

Dean Best

With 30 years working on M&A in the food industry, Houlihan Lokey's Shaun Browne is well-placed to survey the current factors affecting deals – including Covid-19.

Latest News

Coronavirus live news - Covid-19 and the global food sector, Friday 22 May (free to read) 22 May 20

just-food.com

just-food's coronavirus live feed is your one-stop shop for news on how the Covid-19 outbreak is impacting the world's packaged food sector.


Mars 'sues JAB Holding over alleged theft of documents' 22 May 20

Dean Best

Mars and JAB Holding are reportedly set for a legal battle after the Snickers giant filed a suit against the Pret and Panera Bread owner over claims an executive stole documents.


Dairy Farmers of America, Dean Foods deal hit with anti-trust lawsuit 22 May 20

Andy Coyne

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) is facing a legal challenge over its agreed deal to buy assets of bankrupt dairy peer Dean Foods.


Paris Hilton among celebrity investors in US faux seafood firm Gathered Foods 22 May 20

Andy Coyne

Gathered Foods, the US seafood alternative company behind the Good Catch plant-based 'tuna' brand, has announced further investment backing.


Saudi Arabia's Salic acquires minority stake in India's Dawaat Foods 22 May 20

Simon Harvey

Saudi Arabia's Salic has taken a minority stake in India's Daawat Foods, a rice producer owned by the country's LT Foods.


Organic Dairy Farmers of Australia co-op goes into administration 22 May 20

Simon Harvey

The Organic Dairy Farmers of Australia cooperative has gone into voluntary administration, with market conditions in China cited as a key reason for the decision.



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