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Trust is one of the most influential factors when making a food purchase and big food companies are scrambling to regain it. ©GettyImages/Goran13

Rabobank: What can big food companies do to rebuild consumer trust?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Big food manufacturers have increasingly recognized that their scale and robust supply chains aren’t enough to stay competitive and turn around years of little to no growth, and are refocusing their efforts on restoring consumer trust, says Rabobank.

Ohlson Packaging works with top meat producers like Tyson Food and Maple Leaf Foods

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Robotics firm Duravant buys packaging outfit

By Oscar Rousseau

Duravant, a robotics and machinery supplier to blue chip meat processors, has acquired Massachusetts-based Ohlson Packaging for an undisclosed sum.

FoodNavigator-USA’s 10 food and beverage trends to watch in 2018

FoodNavigator-USA’s 10 food and beverage trends to watch in 2018

By Elaine Watson

2017 has been a rollercoaster ride for the food industry, with Amazon coughing up a cool $13.7bn for Whole Foods, a flurry of M&A activity from Nestlé, Hershey, Campbell Soup and Kellogg, and an exodus from the industry’s biggest trade association,...

Cargill wants to find innovative solutions to pressing food issues like waste and safety

Cargill to ‘accelerate’ innovation

By Oscar Rousseau

Cargill has partnered with two firms to help US start-ups scale up their business as the meat giant aims to address huge challenges like food safety and security.

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