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Danone enters organic baby food sector 14 May 2013

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The French food giant, which counts Aptamil formula and Cow & Gate baby food in its portfolio, has snapped up 90% of US firm Happy Family and added organic products to that part of its business.

Beckers to bow out at retail giant Delhaize 8 May 2013

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With a marked improvement in Delhaize's first-quarter results, CEO Pierre-Olivier Beckers has signaled his intention to step down after 15 years at the help of the Belgium-based retailer.

Budding exporters target Asia at Hong Kong show 7 May 2013

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just-food is this week bringing the latest news and views from the Hofex trade show in Hong Kong, where SMEs are exhibiting in a bid to boost their presence in Asia.

Hain Celestial snaps up UK baby food brand Ella's Kitchen 7 May 2013

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"We want to change the way kids eat around the world," Hain Celestial said as it announced the acquisition of the organic brand, its latest deal in the UK.

The rise of gluten free 1 May 2013

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Demand for gluten-free is on the up, boosted by more diagnoses of coeliac disease and other consumers believing the products will improve their diet. This just-food management briefing looks at the leading markets for gluten-free.

Cranswick sees opportunities from EAP acquisition 30 Apr 2013

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UK pork processor Cranswick has acquired pig rearer East Anglian Pigs. The deal, the company says, will strengthen its position in the premium, high-welfare pork sector and further shorten its pork supply chain.

China toughens up on food safety 22 Apr 2013

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The Chinese government has shaken up the country's food safety regulators. The move aims to improve food safety in the country, which has been plagued by numerous scares. However, many challenges lay ahead - not least convincing consumers that Chinese-made foods are safe.

Two years on, Clarke continues to reshape Tesco 18 Apr 2013

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Tesco CEO Philip Clarke, after two years in the hot seat, is still trying to reshape the UK retailer. Alongside its annual results this week, he confirmed Tesco will quit the US, not develop 100 UK sites and invest more in multichannel.

UK's R&R Ice Cream gets new private-equity owner 10 Apr 2013

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PAI Partners is to buy R&R Ice Cream, Europe's largest producer of retailer own-label ice cream - and one keen to boost its branded portfolio, too.

The potential sale of Burton's Biscuit Co. 9 Apr 2013

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The private-equity owners of the UK's second-largest biscuit manufacturer are looking at their options - and a sale of the Jammie Dodgers maker could be in the offing. just-food looks at which companies could be interested.

just-food's 2013 confidence survey 4 Apr 2013

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You gave us your thoughts on 2013, the outlook for the industry and the prospects for your business. The just-food team, alongside SymphonyIRI, Grant Thornton and Mintel, analysed the results.

US yoghurt firm Chobani in UK setback 28 Mar 2013

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Chobani, the largest yoghurt brand in the US, was this week barred from using the term 'Greek yoghurt' in the UK after a court battle with rival Fage, the owner of Total Greek yoghurt.

Industry giants present at CAGE investment conference 20 Mar 2013

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Nestle, Danone and Hershey are among those updating analysts and investors on the operations at the CAGE investment conference in London this week. just-food reports from the event.

just-food live from IFE 2013 18 Mar 2013

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just-food is at the IFE trade show in London this week to hear about how UK exhibitors are faring overseas and how the UK government plans to help firms targeting international markets.

Morrisons gets serious about online food retail 14 Mar 2013

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The UK's fourth-largest grocer lags its rivals in the online space but has announced plans to launch a service in 2014 - and could team up with specialist Ocado.

Smithfield faces investor pressure 8 Mar 2013

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The US meat giant has been urged to consider splitting in three to boost shareholder returns.

Vion deal sees 2 Sisters beef up UK meat ops 4 Mar 2013

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Boparan Holdings, 2 Sisters Food Group's owner, has snapped up Vion's UK poultry and red meat assets, its latest move in the consolidation of the country's food sector.

Food giants present at CAGNY investor conference 19 Feb 2013

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A key date in the US industry calendar, leading executives are in Florida to discuss the outlook for their businesses - and the sector as a whole - with Wall Street analysts.

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, 3G Capital to buy Heinz 14 Feb 2013

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In a surprise announcement this morning (14 February), Heinz agreed to be bought by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway fund and private-equity firm 3G Capital for US$28bn - the largest-ever takeover in the food sector.

just-food's outlook for 2013 1 Feb 2013

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Our team of writers gaze into their crystal balls and - with the help of industry experts - predict what the year holds for NPD, M&A, international retail and sustainability.

just-food live from ISM 28 Jan 2013

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just-food brings you a selection of news and views from the ISM confectionery trade show in Cologne this week. One of the high spots in the sector's calendar, ISM represents a unique opportunity for confectioners from around the world to set our their stalls to a global audience.

Plum merger sets stage for growth 25 Jan 2013

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The acquisition of Plum UK by US-based Plum Organics has set the stage for significant growth, UK and US CEOs Scott Wotherspoon and Neil Grimmer suggest. The newly formed Ango-American baby food group plans to expand by growing market share and - somewhere down the line - entering new markets.

Responsibility Deal gets industry talking 23 Jan 2013

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Food producers and retailers have come under renewed pressure to show they are taking serious steps to cut fat, salt and sugar from foods. The Government has called on UK food industry leaders to engage more companies in the Responsibility Deal on health or risk the government imposing regulation.

Inauguration day: the implications for US food policy 21 Jan 2013

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As President Barack Obama takes office for a second term, just-food takes a look at his approach to food legislation and what the food industry might expect in the next four years.

Dutch recall reignites concern over horsemeat 16 Jan 2013

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The Netherlands has recalled 50,000 tonnes of beef sold across Europe, reviving concerns over the contamination.

Arla eyes emerging markets 14 Jan 2013

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With the end to EU dairy quotas in 2015, Arla Foods is likely to face an oversupply of raw milk. In a bid to preempt the problems that this would entail, the dairy cooperative has outlined plans of how to grow its business in emerging markets. However, in an increasingly crowded space, this could be easier said that done.

UK retail round up 9 Jan 2013

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The UK's largest listed retailers are reporting their quarterly results this week. Tesco, Sainsbury's and Morrisons will all be revealing to the market how they performed over the keenly-watched Christmas trading period. However, with the gloomy consumer environment persisting, the news may be distinctly lacking in festive cheer.

Hormel acquires Skippy 4 Jan 2013

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Hormel Foods has acquired Skippy, the second-largest peanut butter brand in the US, from Unilever. Through the deal, Hormel hopes to bolster its overseas presence and grow the domestic business through innovation. For its part, Unilever believes that a more focused US portfolio will yield better results.

2012: just-food's review of the year 19 Dec 2012

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Economic uncertainty prevailed and the industry battled commodity volatility and weak consumer confidence. Here, we took a look back at another challenging year for the sector.

Emerging market majors snap up Western businesses 18 Dec 2012

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The increase in merger and acquisition activity from companies in the emerging markets on Western food manufacturers has risen in the last year with a number of deals being signed in 2012.

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