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Kraft investors unsurprisingly back Heinz merger. Now all eyes on likely cuts 1 Jul 15

In an announcement that would have surprised few, Kraft Foods Group said today (1 July) its shareholders had thrown their weight behind the plans to combine the business with HJ Heinz. The market's attention on where the management of the new Kraft Heinz Co. will look to make savings...


Sysco ends plan for US Foods foodservice merger 1 Jul 15

US foodservice distributor Sysco has pulled the plug on its plan to buy local rival US Foods, four months after the country's competition watchdog moved to block the deal...


What's the outlook for gluten-free in Europe? 3 Jun 15

The development of markets for gluten-free products in the UK and the US has grabbed much of the sector's attention in recent years but what are the opportunities in Europe? just-food has headed to Barcelona this week to find out...


France acts on food waste 26 May 15

French politicians have passed legislation that bans large stores from throwing away unsold food in a bid to tackle waste...


Baby food recipes in spotlight in US 22 May 15

The make-up of the ingredients in baby food in the US is under some scrutiny, with Campbell Soup Co. and Nestle attracting criticism from consumer watchdogs...


Booker's move for Londis and Budgens sign of the times 21 May 15

UK cash-and-carry and convenience retailer Booker Group has struck a deal to buy the Londis and Budgens symbol retail chains from Ireland's Musgrave Group - and emphasised the changing retail landscape in the country...


Talk of merger between Ahold and Delhaize returns 11 May 15

Over the weekend, there were fresh claims Europe-based food retailers Ahold and Delhaize are in discussions to join forces...


Unilever claims sales boost from sustainability 5 May 15

Unilever today (5 May) published news on the progress it is making on its ten-year programme to double in size while reducing its impact on the environment - and claimed its efforts were becoming an engine behind its sales...


Holland & Barrett sets out UK free-from ambitions 23 Apr 15

UK-based health food retailer Holland & Barrett has outlined its ambitions to become the country's largest free-from retailer...


Tate & Lyle shakes up Splenda unit 21 Apr 15

Amid significant pressure on profits from its Splenda sucralose business, UK-based food ingredients group Tate & Lyle has this morning (21 April) announced plans to try to "maximise returns"...

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