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UK M&A deal volumes slide in early months of 2017 22 May 17

Fresh data from Grant Thornton indicates the number of mergers and acquisitions in the UK food and drink sector fell to the lowest level for over two years in the first quarter of in 2017 - but the accountancy and advisory firm has insisted the amount of M&A activity remains "healthy"...


Another reshuffling of pack at Hain Celestial 13 Mar 17

Hain Celestial, under the scrutiny of the investment community in recent months and facing some challenges in its domestic market, has announced another shuffling of its management pack...


FrieslandCampina looking to sell final non-dairy asset 2 Mar 17

FrieslandCampina, which today served up higher profits but lower sales for 2016, is ready to offload the last non-dairy business owned by the Dutch cooperative giant...


just-food back up and running 23 Feb 17

To follow on from our earlier notice and after some hard work from our technical team, just-food is back live after today's power outage...


Storm Doris causes power outage at just-food 23 Feb 17

Much of the UK has felt the impact of Storm Doris today - and just-food's head office has been no exception...


Fyffes to face Ethical Trading Initiative disciplinary committee 17 Feb 17

A year after union officials alleged Fyffes abused workers on plantations in Central America - and called on the produce giant to be kicked out of the Ethical Trading Initiative forum - the company is set to go before a committee at the UK-based organisation...


Could 3G Capital's next move be in foodservice? 15 Feb 17

Much of the chatter about where 3G Capital could look next has centred on packaged food - but might the private-equity fund be about to extend its foodservice empire?..


The list of UK's top five grocers has a new member 7 Feb 17

Kantar Worldpanel issued its monthly supermarket share data in the UK this morning - and the numbers showed a change in the identity of the country's top five food retailers...


JBS names board for international spin-off - and one name stands out 31 Jan 17

JBS, the Brazil-based meat giant, is in the process of listing of its international business and has this week named a clutch of directors that are set to sit on the spin-off's board...


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...

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