Mindful choices a key food driver for 2018

‘Mindful choices’ has been tipped as a “key food driver for 2018” as the relationship between consumer and foodstuffs continue to evolve. Last month, Mintel...

Product quality wanes as shrinkflation sets in

A new report claims to reveal the “unpalatable truth” behind the growing price pressure faced by three quarters of UK food and beverage makers. The...

Unilever snaps up TAZO brand from Starbucks

Unilever is targeting the taste buds of tea-drinking millennials with the $384 million acquisition of the TAZO brand from Starbucks. As per the agreement, Unilever...

Acquisitive Nestlé takes charge of Chameleon Cold-Brew

In its ongoing attempts to gobble up the competition and become the first word in coffee, Nestlé USA has acquired Chameleon Cold-Brew for an...

Mars Food completes Preferred Brands acquisition

Mars Food has completed its acquisition of Preferred Brands International, the manufacturer of ready-to-heat Indian and Asian food sold under the Tasty Bite brand. Originally...

UK grocery dealt £30m blow from failed product launches annually

Failed product launches costs the UK’s grocery retail sector more than £30 million each year, according to the latest research. Analysis from eCommerce analytics platform,...

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...

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