Kenya becomes latest African market for Burger King

Burger King, Jollibee: foodservice focus, Nov 2016

November saw Burger King open its latest market in Africa, Philippines-based foodservice giant Jollibee indicate plans to enter Canada and E...

Wessanen expands  in  Spain with Biogran deal

Wessanen's move for Spain's Biogran - analysis

Dutch food group Wessanen has made another acquisition as it continues to focus on expansion in the European "sustainable" foods market. Wes...

'The dynamic of exponential change rewards those that act quickly, decisively, and effectively'

The key questions for digital strategists in 2017

In his latest column for just-food, Keith Anderson, vice president of strategy and insights at e-commerce analytics firm Profitero, outlines...

Polman said Unilever's organisational revamp 'fundamentally changes way we do business'

Unilever 2016 investor day - the top takeaways

Unilever this week held its annual investor day in Port Sunlight, the village built in the 1880s by one of the companies that were the forer...

'Successful promotions those that have clear objective,' IRI says

Have food promotions reached tipping point?

Researchers at IRI have studied promotions in seven major European markets and say their data shows the use of offers is easing. Tim Eales,...

What does Tyson's new CEO have in store for the meat group

How Tyson's new CEO plans to grow the meat group

Shares in US meat group Tyson Foods took a battering this week, when the company missed earnings estimates and announced the appointment of...

Mondelez moves beyond certification but still wants Fairtrade by its side - analysis 24 Nov 16

Seven years ago, Cadbury announced one of the more notable sustainability initiatives of recent times when it teamed up with Fairtrade on cocoa certification. This month, the UK chocolate maker's owner. Mondelez International, outlined changes to the way it would work with Fairtrade. Ben Cooper reports.

Can food manufacturers revitalise the shopper experience? 18 Nov 16

In western Europe, more consumers are looking for new products, are becoming more interested in quality and are increasingly demanding a shopping "experience". Frédéric Nicolas, shopper insights director for IRI, argues food manufacturers can benefit from these trends but suggests their retail customers may need a little encouragement.

Thought Leaders

Freedom Foods Group nears M&A in Oz, North America

Dean Best | 7 Dec 16 Freedom Foods Group set for acquisitions in Australia and North America

Freedom Foods Group, the Australia-based dairy-to-cereal group, is nearing acquisitions in its domestic market and North America.

Murray Goulburn still looking to invest in formula

Dean Best | 7 Dec 16 Murray Goulburn said planned investment in production still 'strategic initiative'

Murray Goulburn's interim CEO, David Mallinson, has said the Australian dairy group is still looking to invest in infant formula production despite regulatory changes in China leading to the plug being pulled on plans to work with Mead Johnson on selling into Asia.

Clover restructure targets value-added dairy

Katy Askew | 7 Dec 16 Clover carves out commodity dairy business

South African dairy group Clover Industries is restructuring its business to increase its focus on value-added categories and limit its exposure to commoditised products. 

Recent News - (Updated: 5:06pm 7 Dec 2016)

China's Feihe to open Canadian formula plant

Canada food prices set to rise on "Trump impact"

Canada's Leclerc Group to open US gluten-free site

CP Foods venture buys COFCO meat unit

Mondelez introduces Oreo Thins to UK

Puratos and Bidcorp confirm South Africa baking JV

Kraft Heinz denies 'rotten tomato' claims in Egypt

Future Group, LT Foods establish India rice JV

Quorn Foods CEO Kevin Brennan sets out stall for 2017 - interview 25 Nov 16

Dean BestBrennan outlined plans for growth in Asia and in UK

A year after the takeover of Quorn Foods by Philippines-based group Monde Nissin, the UK meat-free business is setting up its first operations in Asia and investing in building its teams in Europe to try to grow further there. Dean Best spoke to Quorn Foods CEO Kevin Brennan, who outlined the company's plans for the next 12 months.

Ireland's food industry already paying price for Brexit - interview with Paul Kelly, director of Food Drink Industry Ireland 21 Nov 16

Ben CooperFDII director Paul Kelly hopes UK will remain part of EU single market

Paul Kelly, director of Irish food body Food Drink Industry Ireland, spoke with Ben Cooper about the challenges the sector faces in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

St Mamet CEO Matthieu Lambeaux on French fruit group's plans for growth - interview 16 Nov 16

John ShepherdSt Mamet CEO Lambeaux said one year on from acquisition, the company aims to target new markets

It has been a year since Conserve Italia, a group of Italian co-operatives, sold France-based packaged fruit supplier St Mamet to French private-equity firm Florac. Matthieu Lambeaux, the former Findus executive, had joined Florac in May 2015 to help the family-owned Florac buy branded food companies in France and became the CEO of St Mamet after the takeover. John Shepherd met Lambeaux at the SIAL trade show last month to discuss his plans to grow the business.

Will Amazon Go be retail "game-changer"?

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 6 Dec 16

Ask any FMCG executive to list the trends shaking up the sector and digital and e-commerce will be pretty high on the list. Drill down into that and Amazon will be one of the subjects in the digital sphere of keen interest to consumer goods manufacturers the world over. And the US behemoth's latest venture has certainly got the industry talking.

UK food producers call for "best possible single market access" post-Brexit

John Shepherd, just-food editorial team John Shepherd | 1 Dec 16

Since Theresa May took over as UK Prime Minister in the wake of the country's referendum vote to quit the European Union, she and her ministers have been at pains not to divulge their negotiating position for leaving the bloc.

How do you see 2017 panning out for your business?

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 30 Nov 16

We are running our annual Confidence Survey - now in its fifth year - to provide to our readers a snapshot of how they and their peers in the international food industry see the year ahead unfolding. The latest survey is live and takes just a few moments to fill in.

US food majors and their investment vehicles

US food majors and their investment vehicles

In a bid to adapt to the evolving landscape in the US food industry, some of the largest names in the sector have set up funds to invest in smaller, on-trend companies.

South Africa's challenging poultry market

South Africa's challenging poultry market

Cheap imports, drought and a volatile rand have led to tough conditions in South Africa's poultry industry.

Unilever's 2016 investor day

Unilever's 2016 investor day

Senior management at the consumer goods giant met analysts in north-west England to discuss the company's strategy.

Trump's shock election as US President

Trump's shock election as US President

Just four months after the UK voted for Brexit came a result that, quite literally, Trumped that seismic event. But what could the election of Donald Trump mean for the food sector?

Chocolate (Confectionery) Market in Belgium - Outlook to 202

Chocolate (Confectionery) Market in Belgium - Outlook to 2020: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

Chocolate (Confectionery) Market in Belgium - Outlook to 2020: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics is a broad level market review of Chocolate market of Belgium. The research handbook provides the up-to-date market size data for period 2011-2015 and illustrative forecast to 2020 covering key market aspects like Sales Value and Volume for Chocolate and its variants Boxed Chocolate, Chocolate Countlines, Chocolate Straightlines, Molded Bars, Novelties and Other Chocolate... Read more

Published: December 2016 - ($750.00)

Popcorn (Savory Snacks) Market in Canada - Outlook to 2020: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

Published: December 2016 - ($500.00)

Cooked Meats (Packaged) Market in Germany - Outlook to 2020: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

Published: December 2016 - ($750.00)

Processed Snacks (Savory Snacks) Market in the United States - Outlook to 2020: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

Published: December 2016 - ($750.00)

Processed Snacks (Savory Snacks) Market in India - Outlook to 2020: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

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