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General Mills launched the new brand The Good Table.Why General Mills could find it hard to win over shoppers with The Good Table 28 Aug 15

Hannah Abdulla

General Mills launched a "mealtime solution" brand, The Good Table, in the US last week, targeting the millennial consumer on the look-out for less processed, cleaner foods. However, there is a perception among some of those consumers that Big Food is not the place to turn for such products. How likely is this brand from a major US company to succeed? Hannah Abdulla explores.


Greek spending power has been eroded and the summer saw temporary restrictions on cashGreek crisis - The impact on shopper behaviour 28 Aug 15

Panagiotis Boretos, Greece commercial director, IRI

The economic turmoil in Greece has been one of the biggest business stories of the year. But what kind of effects has the crisis had on the ground? How have shoppers reacted? IRI's Panagiotis Boretos investigates.


A group of investors has urged food firms to improve their water risk managementWhy investors are concerned about water risk management 27 Aug 15

Ben Cooper

A group of 60 institutional investors has written to 15 food and drink companies urging improvement in how they manage and report on water risk in their own operations and in their supply chains. Ben Cooper reports.


The Schwan Food Co., Birds Eye owner Pinnacle or brands like ConAgra What US companies might Nomad Foods buy? 26 Aug 15

Stefan Kirk, M&A advisors Glenboden

Within a year of being established, Nomad Foods has made waves in Europe's frozen food sector, snapping up Iglo Group and agreeing a deal for much of Findus Group's assets. The UK-listed company is eyeing opportunities in the US. Stefan Kirk, just-food's M&A columnist and advisor at M&A consultants Glenboden, puts forward some possible targets for Nomad.


Five Guys among US burger chains to enter - or set to enter - UKHow competition is intensifying among UK burger chains 25 Aug 15

David Henkes, vice president, Technomic

As if hamburger-focused concepts in the UK did not already have enough competition, now the Americans are coming, bringing many of their better burger brands across the Atlantic in order to capitalise on one of Britain’s hottest restaurant segments.


Mexico has introduced series of measures on to try to change consumption habitsHow soda is drawing fire from food in Mexico obesity battle 24 Aug 15

Ben Cooper

Much attention has been focused on the impact Mexico's tax on soda tax introduced in January 2014 has had on consumption. Ben Cooper looks at the effect the parallel tax on calorie-dense foods has had on consumers and on food companies.


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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.


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