In brief: Hormel enhances deli meats position with acquisition

Hormel Foods has acquired Columbus Manufacturing for $850 million, a catalyst, it claims, for enhancing its position in the premium, authentic deli meats market. "The...

Five global food trends to shape 2018

Going into the New Year, there are a number of key trends that food and beverage manufactures can expect to see manifest. According to market...

Ferrero picks up US confectionery company Ferrara

Confectionery group Ferrero will acquire Ferrara Candy Company from private equity firm L Catterton. Ferrara Candy Company is believed to be the third largest US...

Kellogg expands clean-label footprint with RXBAR acquisition

Kellogg Company has expanded its presence in the clean-label market with the acquisition of protein bar maker Chicago Bar Company for $600 million. The company’s...

Brands need to focus online engagement, says Tetra Pak

Brands need to focus their online engagement on a new generation of influencers if they are to thrive in a connected, information-saturated world, according...

Shoppers to pay more for everyday foods in event of no-deal...

Shoppers could be left with paying a third more for everyday food items in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the British Retail Consortium...

Müller boosts yoghurt offering as part of £100m investment

Müller is to manufacture and market a new generation of branded and private label yoghurt and dessert products through a £100 million investment. This move...

Nestlé takes major bite out of Blue Bottle Coffee

Nestlé has acquired a majority stake in the Californian specialist coffee roaster and retailer Blue Bottle Coffee. The total number of Blue Bottle Coffee shops...

Thirst for British beer drives exports up

The latest trade figures have shown that last year British beer exported around the globe provided a £600 million boost to the UK economy. This...

UK thirst for cider up as beverage breaks £1bn mark

Annual cider sales in the UK have crossed the £1 billion mark for the first time since 2014. The upsurge in sales is attributed to...

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