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David Cameron wants to renegotiate terms of UK membership of EU What are the implications of Brexit for UK food manufacturing? 10 Feb 16

Ben Cooper

The UK could vote on its membership of the EU in little more than four months but little attention has been paid to what impact an exit could have on the country's largest manufacturing sector. Ben Cooper weighs up the issue, speaking to executives from across the industry.


Richelieu manufactures pizza, dressings and sauces Richelieu Foods CEO Tim O'Connor eyes growth in pizza and pourables - interview 9 Feb 16

Dean Best

Richelieu Foods, the US private-label supplier backed by private-equity, is expanding production with a new plant to support its growth. Dean Best spoke to Tim O'Connor, the president and CEO of the pizza-to-dressings manufacturer, to discuss the group's plans and how he sees the company's categories developing.


Packed halls at ISM 2016just-food's pick: Innovation on show at ISM 2016 8 Feb 16

Katy Askew

When ISM, the world's largest confectionery and snack trade fair, closed its doors for 2016 last week around 38,500 visitors had been through its halls. A total of 1,601 chocolate, sweets, biscuit and snack makers from 65 countries exhibited at the show, a 5% increase on 2015. As you would expect, an array of innovative new products and marketing concepts were on display.


Starbucks wants to open around 1,400 stores in China in three yearsFoodservice focus January 2016 - McDonald's positivity, Five Guys and Spain, Starbucks in China 8 Feb 16

Dean Best

January saw signs McDonald's moves to revitalise its domestic business are gaining traction, Pizza Hut look to boost its own US sales in part through an emphasis on value and Starbucks sound an optimistic note on China.


Unilever has launched Flora Freedom in the UKCan dairy-free Flora lift Unilever's UK spreads sales? 5 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

Unilever launched a dairy-free variant to Flora in the UK, in its latest attempt to lift its sales in a struggling category. But is winning over a few free-from supporters and consumers with lactose or dairy allergies enough to do the trick? Hannah Abdulla explores.


Mondelez shares tumbled after FY results and guidance announcedMondelez International's 2015 results and outlook for 2016 - 7 things to learn 4 Feb 16

Dean Best

Mondelez International's shares took a tumble yesterday on the back of its 2015 numbers and its forecasts for 2016 - and were down again today. Chairman and CEO Irene Rosenfeld called the last 12 months "a year of very strong results" and, although conceding volumes would again be under pressure, forecast further improvement in profitability. What should we take away from the figures and from its outlook for the months ahead? Dean Best investigates.


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Dean BestLatest blog entry: Outgoing Waitrose chief Mark Price gets UK government role 10 Feb 2016

Dean Best

Mark Price, the outgoing managing director of UK grocer Waitrose, has been named the country's new trade minister.


M&A Watch M&A Watch

Stefan Kirk, of M&A advisors Glenboden, casts his eye over the food industry landscape and suggests the deal-making options that could - and should - be available to manufacturers.


IRI IRI's inside track

Global FMCG analysts IRI gives you key insight into the trends and issues facing the food sector.


Consuming issues Consuming issues

In a regular column, just-food contributing editor Ben Cooper chews over how the industry is tackling issues from obesity to labelling and from child labour to its environmental impact.


What the analysts say What the analysts say

The verdict from global analysts on major company news


The just-food international basket The just-food international basket

Exclusive data highlighting the price of brands and own-label products in key categories across Europe and the US. Compiled in association with industry analysts IRI.


Deal or no deal Deal or no deal

We look at the potential suitors when food manufacturers or retailers are up for sale - or put forward as possible takeover targets.


On the move On the move

just-food examines executives on the move


BRICs and beyond BRICs and beyond

Coverage and analysis of the world's fastest-growing emerging markets


Sustainability Watch Sustainability Watch

We put the latest CSR moves under the microscope.


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The just-food team check out the latest goings-on among food retailers.


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Dean Best's views on the industry's hot issues.


In the spotlight In the spotlight

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On the money On the money

Food companies discuss and dissect their latest results.

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