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How post-Brexit duties could stack up for UK food exportersWhat post-Brexit trade with the EU could look like 25 Jul 16

Keith Nuthall and Andrew Burnyeat

Branded food manufacturers based in the UK face a risk that their exports to the European Union will attract duties now the UK government has confirmed it will push ahead with plans to leave the EU following the Brexit referendum result. These could be imposed after the two years of mandated talks on a future relationship with the EU following a UK decision to trigger Article 50 under the Treaty on European Union. just-food examines what the most likely duty scenarios are for UK food companies exporting to the country's largest overseas market.


Food companies can prosper as we live longerHow Nestle is catering for an ageing global population  22 Jul 16

Ben Cooper

The newest of Nestle’s 40 R&D facilities is a unit in Singapore specialising in nutrition to support healthy ageing. Ben Cooper reports on the new facility and examines the role food companies can play in maintaining and improving health in old age as life expectancy increases.


Improvements at UnileverHow Unilever is "working harder" in tough environment  21 Jul 16

Katy Askew

Unilever CEO Paul Polman left investors with no illusions today (21 July): trading is tough and the company expects it to get tougher. As a result, Unilever is "working harder" to drive gains and expand its share. Here is how. 


WhatWhat next for Nestle under new CEO Schneider? 20 Jul 16

Katy Askew

Nestle appointed Ulf Mark Schneider, currently CEO of healthcare company Fresenius, as its chief executive officer last month. just-food takes a look at what could be on the executive's 'to do' list as he takes the helm at the world's largest food maker. 


Sales of hemp-based foods are growing in the USHemp food sales in the US set for growth 19 Jul 16

Ed Zwirn

The liberalisation of regulations has opened the door to hemp-based food products in various US states. Growing consumer interest in the natural products industry also looks set to support expansion of what remains a nitch area. Ed Zwirn looks at the prospects for this fledgling sector. 


What impact will Brexit have on UK food policyCould Brexit foster a more joined-up approach to UK policymaking? 18 Jul 16

Ben Cooper

The UK’s vote to leave the EU on 23 June triggered immediate political and economic turmoil and has long-term implications for UK food manufacturers. Ben Cooper looks at how Brexit could impact on environmental and nutrition policy in the UK. 


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