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Why near-term takeover of Mead Johnson unlikely

A new year, re-heated M&A speculation. Takeover talk is again centred on US-based infant formula group Mead Johnson, often seen as a target...

2017: food policy hotspots in the UK, EU and US

Following the seismic political shocks of 2016, the food sector has much to ponder as the new year gets underway. just-food contributing edi...

Trump seen as negative for global food trade

The global food industry believes international trade could become more restricted under Donald Trump as the property magnate-turned-politic...

Analysis: B&G Foods balancing growth and decline

Acquisitions have enabled B&G Foods to rapidly scale up in recent years. The company has grown from sales of around US$600m in 2012 to a for...

Latest Interviews

How PepsiCo is taking action on palm oil 13 Sep 2016

Ben Cooper

Today (13 September), PepsiCo publishes the first update on its "palm oil action plan". Ben Cooper spoke with Andrew Aulisi, senior director for global environmental policy at PepsiCo, about the progress to date and how the company's initial actions and achievements are likely to be received by environmental campaigners.


Interview: advocates organise ahead of US election 6 Sep 2016

Ben Cooper

Activists, industry advocates and many consumers would like food to be a more prominent issue in major elections, such as the current race to the US White House. History, Ben Cooper writes, may suggest this is a forlorn hope but, speaking to Claire Benjamin DiMattina of the Plate of the Union campaign, it is clear advocates do not believe it is a futile endeavour.

Latest News

J & J Snack Foods books higher Q1 sales, earnings 24 Jan 2017

John Shepherd

US group J & J Snack Foods has booked increased sales and earnings for its first quarter, boosted by its foodservice business.


Pinnacle Foods updates 2016 earnings forecast 24 Jan 2017

Dean Best

Pinnacle Foods, the US group behind brands including Duncan Hines and Gardein, has provided a new forecast for its 2016 underlying earnings per share.


Trump pulls US from Trans-Pacific Partnership deal 23 Jan 2017

Dean Best

Donald Trump formally removed the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement today (23 January), fulfilling a pledge the US President made during the election campaign.


Campbell launches egg-free Bolthouse Farms mayo 20 Jan 2017

Dean Best

Campbell Soup Co. has launched an egg-free, mayo-style spread under its Bolthouse Farms brand in the US.


Trump names Sonny Perdue USDA Secretary 20 Jan 2017

Dean Best

US President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Sonny Perdue, the former Governor of the state of the Georgia, as the Secretary of the country's Department of Agriculture.


World Finer Foods to take on Silva Regal products 20 Jan 2017

Dean Best

US distributor World Finer Foods has struck a deal to handle products from Silva Regal, an importer of food from the Mediterranean.

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