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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...


Olam to become "global leader" in cocoa with ADM deal 16 Dec 14

Singapore-based agribusiness group Olam International is to become a major international cocoa supplier after announcing a US$1.3bn deal for Archer Daniel Midlands' cocoa business...


German watchdog rebukes retailers Edeka and Tengelmann 12 Dec 14

Germany's competition watchdog has issued an interim injunction against retailers Edeka and Tengelmann over their planned deal over the Kaiser's supermarket chain...


Sainsbury's reappears on the M&A rumour mill 8 Dec 14

The UK's third-largest grocer has returned to the M&A headlines over the weekend, with claims activist fund Crystal Amber is in discussions with overseas investors about a possible bid for the retailer...


Food companies "cannon fodder" in UK supermarket price war 24 Nov 14

There has been a rise in the number of food companies in the UK filing for insolvency - and the intensification of competition between the country's grocers has been blamed...


Eyeing emerging markets? Focus on cities, not countries 20 Nov 14

Food exporters targeting emerging markets should target focus on cities instead of countries, management consultants McKinsey has said...


Industry needs to nudge consumers along road to health 19 Nov 14

How can diet-related ill-health be tackled? How can the health and wellbeing of the population improve? Such a complex issue is often reduced to soundbites and brickbats, with industry in the firing line. Some of the criticism is misjudged, some well-founded. However, what is certain is manufacturers have a central - perhaps the central - role to play...

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