Retail & Food Service

Unilever will no longer advertise food & drinks to children

Consumer goods giant, Unilever, has announced that it will no longer market foods and beverages to children. According to London-based company, the new marketing and...

Sodexo bans polystyrene & single use plastic bags from supply chain

French food services giant, Sodexo, has banned unrecyclable polystyrene and single use plastic bags from its supply chain. The latest sustainability pledge is part of...

McDonald’s partners with Just Eat for delivery service

McDonald’s has extended the scope and scale of its delivery service in the UK and Ireland after partnering with Just Eat. Just Eat has now...

Sainsbury’s to invest £1bn to become net zero

Sainsbury’s is the latest supermarket to unveil sustainability pledges after committing to invest £1 billion to become net zero by 2040. The supermarket will use...

Starbucks to transition into ‘resource-positive company’

Starbucks has set science-based targets for carbon, water and waste for 2030 as part of newly unveiled efforts to be a “resource-positive company”. In a...

Chancellor called on to cut alcohol duty

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has been called on by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) to cut the wine and spirit duty...

Olam splits company into food ingredients and agri-business

Singapore’s Olam International is reorganising its business into two operating groups focussed on food ingredients and agri-business as it looks to unlock and maximise...

Record food and drink acquisitions despite economic uncertainties

Despite economic and political uncertainty, 2019 broke records again for the number of food and drink transactions around the world. There was 789 registered food...

Plant-based player Califia lands $222m to scale up

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has completed one of the largest private capital raisings within the natural foods sector after leading a $225 million...

General Mills among investors in plant-based seafood maker Gathered Foods

Greenleaf Foods and 301 INC, the venture arm of General Mills, are among the investors in a recent funding round in Gathered Foods, makers...

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