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UK food industry gives cautious welcome to Theresa May's Brexit speech 18 Jan 17

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has shed some light on what she wants from the country's negotiations to leave the EU and its post-Brexit future - and the food sector has given her speech a cautious welcome...


Unilever - consumers in emerging markets care more about sustainability 5 Jan 17

Unilever, one of the consumer goods companies seen in the vanguard of sustainable business, has issued data it claims shows the issue is a bigger driver of shopper behaviour in emerging markets than in the developed world...


We wish you a merry Christmas 23 Dec 16

Today (23 December) is just-food's last day before closing for Christmas. We'll return, raring to go on Tuesday 3 January - but of course there's been plenty of top-notch content that has gone live in recent days for you to get you teeth into before then...


UK food associations come together on Brexit 9 Dec 16

The plethora of food manufacturing associations in the UK has been argued by some to be an impediment to the industry coming to a coherent position on the aftermath of Brexit and on what the sector should be demanding from the country's government now and ahead of talks with the EU. This week, more than 30 bodies published an open letter on the subject of labour, one of the critical issues facing the sector...


Amazon cools talk of plans for wave of grocery stores 9 Dec 16

An update on Amazon's plans for the grocery sector. The usually reticent retailer has this week poured cold water on claims it has plans for 2,000 physical grocery stores...


Will Amazon Go be retail "game-changer"? 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...


How do you see 2017 panning out for your business? 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...


Greenpeace trains sights on Sainsbury's over John West tuna 22 Nov 16

Greenpeace's long-running campaign against UK tuna brand John West, owned by seafood giant Thai Union, is now directing its fire against Sainsbury's...


Post-Trump victory, TPP trade deal appears dead 15 Nov 16

The Obama administration appears to have conceded the landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal will not be pushed through in the lame-duck session of Congress before Donald Trump is inaugurated in January...


just-food hits the UK's airwaves 13 Oct 16

The BBC turned to just-food today for insight on the price dispute between Tesco and Unilever...

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