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What post-Brexit trade with the EU could look like

Branded food manufacturers based in the UK face a risk that their exports to the European Union will attract duties now the UK government ha...

Unilever is "working harder" in tough environment

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...

What next for Nestle under new CEO Schneider?

Nestle appointed Ulf Mark Schneider, currently CEO of healthcare company Fresenius, as its chief executive officer last month. just-food tak...

Brexit and UK food market policymaking

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 manuf...

Latest Interviews

How Wessanen plans to grow Mrs Crimble's 13 Jul 2016

Katy Askew

European natural and organic food group Wessanen entered into an agreement to acquire UK gluten-free baker Mrs Crimble's last week. Patrick Cairns, CEO of Wessanen UK, speaks to just-food about the group's plans to accelerate growth at the business. 

"Heavenly" baby food firm targets Asian markets 5 Jul 2016

John Shepherd

Since setting up their baby food business from their home in Northern Ireland in 2009, husband-and-wife founders of Heavenly Tasty Organics James Blair and Shauna McCarney-Blair have seen the firm go from strength to strength. Now the firm is about to launch its range of snack products in Asia. James Blair, operations director, tells John Shepherd about the firms latest expansion plans.

Latest News

Greencore pays GBP15m for Cranswick sandwich unit 25 Jul 2016

Katy Askew

Convenience food maker Greencore announced today (25 July) that it has acquired The Sandwich Factory Holdings from Cranswick, in a deal valued at GBP15m (US$19.7m). 

Danone reduces sugar in UK Cow & Gate relaunch 25 Jul 2016

John Shepherd

Danone has relaunched the complete range of its Cow & Gate jar baby food in the UK as part a new early-life nutrition initiative.

Cranswick revenue lifted by volumes, M&A 25 Jul 2016

Katy Askew

Cranswick, the UK meat group, reported an 11% rise in revenue for the three months to end-June, boosted by "strong" volume growth and the contribution from acquired businesses. 

ARC Food Invest acquires Belgium's Ansolive 25 Jul 2016

John Shepherd

Belgian food investment firm ARC Food Invest has acquired Ansolive, the country's Alleur-based importer, processor and distributor of olives across northern Europe.

Podravka eyes EU with Adriatic Group distribution  25 Jul 2016

Helen Arnold

Podravka, the Croatian food and pharmaceuticals company, has signed a deal with the Adriatic Group for their products to be distributed in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Holland, Belgium and Luxemburg.

New Quaker Oats range targets wellness trend 25 Jul 2016

John Shepherd

PepsiCo is launching a "Super Goodness" range of its Quaker Oats porridge brand across the UK from today (25 July) that it said will provide "enhanced nutritional qualities".

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