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Coca-Cola European Partners invests in innovative delivery tech

The biggest Cola-Cola bottler has invested in two start-ups in a bid to transform the customer experience with on-demand delivery and self-driving technology. Both Kol,...

The top ten food trends for 2020

Whole Foods Market has revealed its top ten food trend predictions for 2020 with an emphasis on new flavours and products favouring health, experience...

Conagra completes divestment of DSD snacks business to Utz Quality Foods

Conagra Brands has completed the sale of its Direct Store Delivery (DSD) snacks business to Utz Quality Foods. The sale included the Tim’s Cascade Snacks,...

Lidl invests £15bn in British food, farming & production

German discounter, Lidl, is making a commitment to post-Brexit Britain with a £15 billion investment in British suppliers of the next five years. The investment...

Start-up raises $20m to tackle food waste in hospitality

Winnow, a UK start-up reducing food waste in the hospitality sector, has raised a combined $20 million. The compared raised $12 million in a series...

Kroger standardises labels of own brand range to reduce food waste

Kroger has revealed plans to standardise the date labels for its own brand food products in a bid to reduce household food waste. The retailer...

In brief: KIND swoops for Creative Snacks in inaugural acquisition

KIND Healthy Snacks (KIND) has made its first acquisition after swooping for Creative Snacks Co., a North Carolina-based better-for-you snack manufacturer, for an undisclosed...

Catering & hospitality preparing for costly Christmas

Price rises on festive menu staples mean that catering and hospitality operators will likely be facing a costly Christmas, says buying specialist Lynx Purchasing. Both...

Valeo acquires historic pudding maker from 2 Sisters in £67m deal

Valeo Foods Group has acquired the Mathew Walker Christmas puddings business from 2 Sisters Food Group for £67 million. Based in Derbyshire, the business is...

Private equity firm launches new snacking platform after popchips acquisition

Private equity firm, VMG Partners, is launching a new snacking platform after acquiring the popchips brand. Velocity Snack Brands (VSB) will be headquartered in Los...

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