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WHO's "conditional" sugar cut advice angers activists 5 Mar 15

The World Health Organization, seen by experts in the field as hardly a friend of the food industry, is now facing the ire of campaigners over its official guidance on sugar...


US regulator blocks Sysco, US Foods foodservice mega-deal 23 Feb 15

The US competition watchdog has shown its teeth and moved to block Sysco's takeover of fellow US foodservice distributor US Foods...


Ferrero moves to dismiss sale rumours 18 Feb 15

Since Ferrero announced the death of company founder Michele Ferrero at the weekend, there has been fresh speculation over the future of the Kinder and Nutella maker. Today (18 February), the Italy-based giant looked to quash the rumours...


Are there signs of a recovery from the UK's Big Four? 10 Feb 15

Figures released today (10 February) by Kantar Worldpanel made for interesting reading...


Ocado shines but manufacturers see problems with shift to online 3 Feb 15

Fifteen years after starting out, UK pure-play online grocer Ocado today (3 February) announced its first annual profit - and claimed the trend towards online shopping was continuing. Manufacturers are taking note and diverting more resources to the channel but are encountering challenges...


UK grocery adjudicator could receive power to fine 2 Feb 15

The UK grocery watchdog may be handed the ability to fine supermarkets that breach the code that governs their relationship with suppliers...


Wilmar International lifts lid on palm oil sourcing 22 Jan 15

Singapore-based agribusiness giant Wilmar International is to publish more information on how it sources its palm oil, a move welcomed by environmentalists...


A warning over future of 100 UK food and drink SMEs 16 Jan 15

Just two weeks into 2015 and competition among UK grocers is heating up further. Will suppliers be caught in the crossfire? Corporate restructuring firm Begbies Traynor thinks so...


Why IRI believes a price war is hitting private label in Europe 6 Jan 15

Brands are putting private label under increasing pressure in Europe, data from industry analysts IRI has claimed...


What lies ahead this year? 2 Jan 15

just-food is open today after a fun festive break. As you ease yourselves into the new year, take a look at what our team of writers think will be the key issues facing your businesses in 2015...

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