Two well-known players in food financing – former Silverwood Partners MDs Michael Burgmaier and Nick McCoy - have started a new boutique investment bank focused on the consumer products industry called Whipstitch Capital.
United Natural Foods Inc. the dominant force in organic and natural food distribution in North America, says its acquisiton of Tony’s Fine Foods will help it stave off competition in the space from more mainstream distributors.
The Food Vision event in Cannes brought together global food and drink industry leaders to tackle some of the biggest issues and key topics directly affecting the future of the industry and the profitability of businesseses. FoodNavigator and the Food...
Food firms must woo celebrity chefs and other ‘foodies’ more to help consumers understand the industry’s use of science, including biotechnology and nanotechnology, experts from the sector have argued.
Not only do larger portions lead consumers to like the food they are eating less, they also reduce how often people consume those foods, according to the authors of a recent Carnegie Mellon University study.
Innovation, sustainability, cutting-edge food science, and changing consumer behaviour will drive William Reed’s Food Vision event, with the programme offering food science through the focused lens of commercial interest to identify strategies for profitability...
Open innovation - or collaborating with others to get more innovative new products to market more quickly - is starting to do for the food industry what open source computing has done for the IT industry, says the new president of the IFT.
Chef Eric Ripert added his voice to the million others supporting genetically modified ingredient labeling during his keynote speech at the Research Chefs Association conference on Friday, but said consumers need to increase their food budgets if they...
Stevia supplier GLG Life Tech has entered into a joint venture with China Agriculture and Healthy Foods Company Limited (CAHFC) for the sale and distribution of stevia-sweetened foods and drinks, GLG has said.
Market analysts say the organic market trend is here to stay,
despite rising food prices. In fact, issues surrounding these price
hikes - the globalization of food and environmental factors - may
actually bolster this market.