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Comment: Premier has more to ponder than Brexit

This week's profit warning from Premier Foods plc dismayed the market with analysts expressing concern about the UK group's ability to pass...

2017: three major drivers of M&A strategy

A year of geopolitical uncertainty awaits and there are few things business dislikes more than uncertainty. What impact could there be on M&...

just-food 2017 survey – profits and sales

The global food industry will continue to double-down on cutting operating costs during 2017 in the face of rising input expenses and an inc...

just-food 2017 Survey - your thoughts on growth

In November and December, we ran our annual Confidence Survey to see how our international food industry readership saw 2017 unfolding. Here...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Chaucer Foods CEO Andy Ducker 20 Dec 2016

Katy Askew

Chaucer Food Group, the UK freeze-dried fruit company recently snapped up by Japanese food business Nagatanien Holdings, has some significant plans to grow. CEO Andy Ducker spoke to just-food about Chaucer's ambitions and how Nagatanien's ownership will support expansion. 

Co-founder Ryan Kohn on Propercorn's ambitions 19 Dec 2016

John Shepherd

Less than three months after securing investment from the founders of the Innocent Drinks smoothies, UK popcorn maker Propercorn has added to its list of export markets and is also expanding its portfolio. As Propercorn prepares to enter its sixth year of operations, John Shepherd caught up with Propercorn co-founder Ryan Kohn to find out what the next moves ahead for the company might be.

Latest News

Boparan confirms interest in Fox's Biscuits 20 Jan 2017

Dean Best

Boparan Holdings, the UK-based food business, has revealed there is takeover interest in Fox's Biscuits.

New owner sought for Financiere Turenne Lafayette 20 Jan 2017

Stuart Todd

A pool of banks led by Rothschild has been commissioned to find a new owner for the embattled French food industry holdings group, Financière Turenne Lafayette, the owner of brands including William Saurin ready meals and Madrange meats, a source told just-food today.

Struik Foods Europe set for Belgian plant closure 20 Jan 2017

John Shepherd

Struik Foods Europe has said it is preparing for the closure of its Schoten production factory in Belgium with the likely loss of 92 of the 107 jobs at the site.

HKScan takes control of Finnish beef firm Paimion 20 Jan 2017

Katy Askew

Finnish meat processor HKScan is expanding in the domestic beef market through the acquisition of full ownership of Paimion Teurastamo. 

Bell acquires Swiss veggie company Frostag  20 Jan 2017

Katy Askew

Meat processor Bell Group is acquiring Swiss pasta and vegetarian prepared foods manufacturer, Frostag, via its sandwich-to-pizza subsidiary Hilcona. 

Unilever rebrands I Can't Believe It's Not Butter 20 Jan 2017

John Shepherd

Unilever is rebranding its I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spread in the UK in a move to "drive awareness of the product's versatility".

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