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How big data analytics will help food makers

Providing consumers with the best line-up of food products has always been a challenge for retailers who understand that choice is a key dri...

General Mills to invest in "growth businesses"

General Mills is the owner of US legacy food brands that have been hard hit by sweeping changes to consumption. The company, which has tried...

Brexit sparks uncertainty for UK food - comment

It is hard to predict just what Brexit will mean for food and drink regulations in the UK and for the country's trade arrangements with the...

Rabobank's early view on Brexit impact on food

Uncertainty is the watchword as the UK and the EU digest British voters plumping for Brexit in yesterday's (23 June) referendum. In an exclu...

Latest Interviews

Free-from firm BFree Foods - bitesize interview 25 Apr 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Ireland-based free-from foods maker BFree Foods, set up five years ago, is growing rapidly and expects that to continue this year, with plans to double its turnover in 2016. Demand for free-from products is rising but the sector, however, is becoming intensely competitive. Hannah Abdulla talks to BFree Foods general manager Alex Murphy to find out how the company plans to continue to expand.


Finsbury prepared for more M&A - interview 31 Mar 2016

Dean Best

Finsbury Food Group, the UK bakery products supplier, is performing strongly in a challenging market. Recent acquisitions have given a boost to results but the company, which makes lines under licence for groups like Ferrero's Thorntons, as well as using characters like Spiderman and the Minions for its cakes, has also been enjoying sold underlying growth. Dean Best caught up with finance director Stephen Boyd to discuss Finsbury's performance and its readiness to do more deals.

Latest News

Russia expands trade embargo to 2017 1 Jul 16

Katy Askew

Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended Russia's ban on imports of western food until the end of 2017.


Food market quotes of the week – Nestle, Hershey 1 Jul 16

Katy Askew

This week saw news emerge that Hershey has rejected a takeover bid from Mondelez International, we heard from Nestle on the appointment of its new CEO, and General Mills detailed a change in thinking behind its brand investments. Elsewhere, experts shared their views on the potential fallout of last week's Brexit vote. Here are just-food's quotes of the week. 


Park Cakes plans growth with funding boost 1 Jul 16

John Shepherd

The UK supplier of retailer own brand cakes and desserts, Park Cakes, has said it plans to announce new "growth and investment opportunities" after securing a multi-million-pound package of funding from Yorkshire Bank.


Brexit – UK government has 'no plan' - FDF 30 Jun 16

Helen Arnold

The director general of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has slammed the UK government for failing to have a coherent plan in place in the event of a Brexit vote, following the first meeting of business leaders since the referendum.


Dubai aims to be leading Middle Eastern food hub 30 Jun 16

Helen Arnold

Dubai has ambitions to become the leading food distribution and production centre for the whole of the Middle East.


Brexit – Ireland calls for "coordinated approach" 30 Jun 16

Helen Arnold

Ireland’s minister for agriculture, food and the marine today called for a coordinated approach following the UK’s vote to leave the EU.

Latest blogs

The Brexiteers are here, here and here 24 Jun 16

Dean Best

Wow. Your correspondent is penning this blog following precious little sleep after the combination of a humid night in London and the emergence of the most significant event in UK history since 1945 made sleep tricky on Thursday night.


McCormick in the spotlight over Premier Foods' pension deficit and debt 30 Mar 16

Dean Best

The conference calls companies hold with equity analysts can, on occasion, be relatively tame affairs, with businesses sometimes not pushed on issues and us in the media - allowed to listen only - sitting on the phone and wanting executives to be pressed on their initial answers. Yesterday (29 March), some stiff questions were put to McCormick & Co.'s management over its interest in Premier Foods.

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