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Food market in 2017: need-to-know US trends

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Does General Mills sales drop signal cut too far?

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How Trump's presidency affects the food industry

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The promise of fledgling Czech gluten-free market

Gluten-free has a well-established presence in the markets of western Europe, notably Italy, Germany and the UK, but the sector is rapidly g...

Latest Interviews

Kind CEO on FDA's labelling U-turn - interview 31 May 2016

Dean Best

US snacks maker Kind LLC has been one of the country's most successful challenger brands in recent years, with its products eating into the sales of larger, more-established competitors amid growing demand for simpler, less processed foods. Last year, the US Food and Drug Administration claimed Kind was breaching rules on content claims by putting the word 'healthy' on its bars, as the products contained higher-than-permitted levels of saturated fat, principally due to the nuts in the recipes. Kind changed its packaging but started work on challenging the FDA's decision. Earlier this month, after discussions with Kind, the FDA relented. Dean Best spoke to Kind CEO Lubetzky about the episode.


Danone's global push for Danonino – interview  25 May 2016

Katy Askew

For French dairy group Danone, improving the performance of its global dairy business and transforming it to a growth platform is a priority. As part of this drive, the company has launched an international marketing campaign for its Danonino yoghurt brand. Patricia Oliva, the global marketing director for Danonino, spoke to just-food about how the brand hopes to strike a unique chord with consumers.

Latest News

Patanjali Ayurved to appeal fine for misbranding 5 Jan 17

Raghavendra Verma

Fast-growing Indian consumer goods group Patanjali Ayurved is to appeal a fine for misbranding certain food products, managing director Acharya Balkrishna has told just-food.


Food companies "must step up work on sugar" 4 Jan 17

Dean Best

Food companies must accelerate moves to cut the sugar content of their products, or step up efforts to reformulate in other ways to reduce the amount of the ingredient, in the face of growing regulatory pressure, a new report from just-food argues.


2016's top news stories - 3G, Lactalis, Justin's 2 Jan 17

Dean Best

The year's most-read news stories included speculation of 3G Capital's intentions to make more acquisitions in packaged food, Lactalis snapping Indian dairy Anik Industries and Hormel Foods buying US nut butter firm Justin's.


The most-read interviews on just-food in 2016 2 Jan 17

Dean Best

2016 was another year in which just-food and its team of international writers spoke to the food industry's leading executives. Here's a rundown of the most popular among our readership over the last 12 months.


Tyson, Brexit, obesity: just-food's top columns 2 Jan 17

Dean Best

This year, just-food writers scrutinised a range of issues, with Tyson Foods' need to invest in plant protein (it eventually did), Unilever's Brexit price hike request likely presaging more (it did) and why the UK government's move to tackle child obesity in England being positive for industry among the topics in the spotlight.


Quotes of week, Danone, General Mills, Plukon 23 Dec 16

Dean Best

The week before Christmas saw a surprise sales warning from Danone, General Mills report a decline in its sales and Dutch poultry processor Plukon Food Group strike a deal to buy French peer Groupe Duc.

Latest blogs

We wish you a merry Christmas 23 Dec 16

Dean Best

Today (23 December) is just-food's last day before closing for Christmas. We'll return, raring to go on Tuesday 3 January - but of course there's been plenty of top-notch content that has gone live in recent days for you to get you teeth into before then.


Consumers are cooking for social media - and how brands can capitalise 28 Sep 16

Katy Askew

We hear a lot in the food industry about two interconnected trends: and social media and “foodie” culture.

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