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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...

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....

What’s next after Post, TreeHouse end cereal deal?

Post Holdings and TreeHouse Foods have called time on their proposed breakfast-cereal transaction amid opposition from US competition offici...

Guide: Dairy companies aiming to milk dairy-free

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

Latest Interviews

"In Italy, nobody knows what plant-based meat analogues are" - Italian plant-based start-up Joy Food on domestic challenge, overseas goals 22 Jan 2020

Dean Best

Joy Food is an ambitious plant-based start-up, even though demand for meat alternatives in its home market of Italy lags other countries in Europe. 


HKScan CEO Tero Hemmila on managing the Nordic meat group’s turnaround programme while looking for growth – the just-food interview 13 Nov 2019

Dean Best

After years of sales pressure, Nordic meat group HKScan is looking to bounce back. CEO Tero Hemmilä discusses how.

Latest News

Spanish dairy firm Capsa Food takes controlling stake in peer Flor de Burgos 23 Jan 20

Simon Harvey

Capsa Food, a Spanish dairy business, has taken a controlling stake in a local peer for an undisclosed sum. 


Plant-based cheese firm Noquo Foods gets backing 23 Jan 20

Dean Best

Noquo Foods, a fledgling firm in Sweden producing plant-based cheese, has attracted investment from ten new investors, including the CEO of the owner of Quorn Foods.


Memphis Meats secures multi-million funding to accelerate cell-based meat launch 22 Jan 20

Simon Harvey

Cell-based meat start-up Memphis Meats of the US has secured new funding to bring its products to market.


Calavo Growers to buy US peer Simply Fresh Fruit 22 Jan 20

Andy Coyne

US fresh produce supplier Calavo Growers has announced it is to acquire a local peer for an undisclosed sum.


Western's Smokehouse joins hands with Thrushwood Farms 22 Jan 20

Simon Harvey

Western's Smokehouse, a US-based meat-snacks manufacturer, is set to acquire local peer Thrushwood Farms.


Croatia meat group Braca Pivac now majority owner of confectioner Kras 22 Jan 20

Dean Best

Kras, the Croatia-based confectioner, has revealed a change in the shareholding of its largest investor, local meat-processing business Braca Pivac.



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