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How will the UK's departure from the EU affect the food industry? This page brings together the latest news and views on the impact Brexit could have on the sector.
FODMAPs are sugars said to cause digestive issues and markets for foods low in the ingredients are growing, notably in North America and Australia. We look at developments so far.
More food companies are adopting the practice of zero-based budgeting in an attempt to manage costs and boost profits. What is zero-based budgeting? Who is using it and why? And how does it help?
There are growing calls from the investment community for the world's food giants to look at how - and how much - they source and process meat
Ranjit Singh Boparan, the head of the UK's 2 Sisters Food Group, snaps up Europe's largest turkey producer in a pre-pack administration deal.
The UK government has published a "plan of action" to tackle the issue in England, while senior medical professionals in the US have published guidelines on the consumption of added sugars by children.
It's been reporting season in Australia, with listed companies from Murray Goulburn to Freedom Foods Group filing their annual figures.
The US group has capped a challenging 12 months with news the company may not hit its annual forecasts and an admission it needs to review its internal financial controls
The UK crisp firm is set for another owner after US group Amplify Snack Brands announced it had struck a deal to buy the business.
Unilever revealed a fresh efficiency drive and provided detail on how it is using innovation to shift its portfolio to more attractive areas of the sector.
French dairy giant Danone has doubled its presence in North America through the acquisition of WhiteWave. Now, the group is set to let WhiteWave's dairy alternative brands loose on the international stage.
The Cadbury owner walks away from table after Hershey reportedly rebuffs second offer.
After seeing many US peers snap up natural and organic businesses to try to boost growth, the cereal and snacks giant has decided to act.
The owner of McVitie's and Godiva is looking to float snacks arm Pladis by 2020 to support growth ambitions.
The Food and Drug Administration has outlined plans to reduce sodium intake in the US, where it is estimated consumers eat almost 50% more than most experts recommend.
The move by the giant behind Skippy peanut butter and Spam canned meats is yet another example of so-called Big Food moving for an up-and-coming, faster-growing business.
The US Food and Drug Administration is to "re-evaluate" the claims after deciding snack bar maker Kind can use the word 'healthy' on its packaging.
The US-based group has faced challenges domestically in recent quarters, with growth below expectations and competition intensifying. After working Boston Consulting Group, the Earth's Best and Greek Gods owner has outlined its strategy to improve its performance.
The confectionery giant this week announced the acquisition of an up-and-coming US snacks brand, while reporting falling first-quarter results and plans to more aggressively cut costs.
The US group has grabbed the headlines for its "health and wellbeing ambition", which includes to label some of its products as for occasional eating only.
We bring you exclusive interviews from one of the key dates in the US industry calendar. Boulder Brands, Enjoy Life Foods, Plum Organics and Amy's Kitchen feature.
The UK group rebuffed three approaches from McCormick & Co., while signing a tie-up with Japan's Nissin Foods Holdings, which bought a chunk of the Mr Kipling maker. McCormick ultimately walked away from the table.
We bring you the news and views from one of the key events in the US food industry calendar
The figures for last year are rolling in and, while executives report how they fared in 2015, they are also forecasting how they could perform this year.
Companies including Nestle, Mondelez International and Mars have announced pledges on cage-free eggs in recent months.
The French giant - the world's number two dairy group by sales - has continued its bid to increase its presence in emerging markets in the early weeks of 2016.
The World Economic Forum has published its annual report quantifying and comparing economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal and technological risks. just-food digs into the report and analyses the findings.
The consumer goods giant believes the year ahead will be tougher than 2015. How does the company plan to tackle the next 12 months?
Campbell Soup Co. has come out in support of the introduction of nationwide mandatory labelling standards for genetically modified organisms contained in food products on sale in the US, something many of the group's major packaged food peers oppose.
In a series of features, we take a look at some of the most pressing issues facing packaged food manufacturers in the year ahead.
- Analysis: Tyson's shrewd investment in Beyond Meat
- Price an underlying tension across European FMCG
- Danone's Q3 sales - what the analysts say
- Focus: Thai demographics drive health categories
- Interview: Some Foods on rise of low-FODMAP market
- Bel takes majority stake in MOM Group
- Mars launches Maltesers in the US
- Nestle lowers outlook on "softer environment"
- China milk powder arrests prompt Fonterra "review"
- Unilever in continuing price spat with Musgrave
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- Omega-3 in Food and Beverage:Time for a Reboot?
- Packaged Food: Quarterly Statement Q3 2016
- Global Food Packaging: Innovating for Greater Convenience and Quality Image
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