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England child obesity plan should cheer industry

The UK government’s action plan on childhood obesity in England, launched today (18 August), has been criticised by industry bodies, health...

McDonald's, Starbucks, Elior: foodservice round-up

July saw McDonald's announce slowing sales growth in the US, hitting the fast-food operator's shares. US casual dining group Bloomin' Brands...

Brands and own-label do battle in western Europe

Tim Eales, director of strategic insight at IRI, dips into the analyst firm's latest data on FMCG private label in western Europe and looks...

Food companies can lead on workplace nutrition

Improving the diet of employees can boost productivity, morale and staff retention, making workplace nutrition an increasing priority for an...

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

Samworth buys Euphorium bakery in UK 26 Aug 16

Dean Best

Samworth Brothers, the UK food group, has acquired Tesco's former Euphorium bakery plant in Weybridge after the retail giant decided to sell the Euphorium business.


Mezzan Holding takes 70% stake in Al Safi Food Co. 25 Aug 16

Katy Askew

Kuwait-listed food group Mezzan Holding has acquired a 70% stake in Saudi food maker Al Safi Food Co. 


Infant formula lifts A2 Milk Co. sales 24 Aug 16

Katy Askew

Increased sales in Australia and China and growing infant formula revenue helped A2 Milk Co. more than double its full-year revenue. 


Smucker cuts forecast as sales decline  23 Aug 16

Katy Askew

JM Smucker, the US coffee-to-condiments group, today (23 August) booked a 7% drop in first-quarter sales and lowered its forecast for annual revenue.


US heart body advises on added sugars for children 23 Aug 16

Dean Best

Children aged two to 18 in the US should eat less than 25 grams of added sugars each day, the American Heart Association has recommended.


Lotus Bakeries enjoys growth organically, via M&A 22 Aug 16

Katy Askew

Lotus Bakeries has reported a surge in first-half sales and earnings, with the Belgium-based snacks group reporting underlying and M&A-driven growth.

Latest blogs

While we're off, catch up on some tasty morsels 28 Aug 16

Dean Best

just-food is closed on Monday (29 August) for a public holiday but, while we down tools, catch up on some must-read insight and interviews.


The sluggishness of FMCG in Europe laid bare 17 Aug 16

Dean Best

An indication of how tough trading conditions are in much of Europe emerged today (17 August) with figures from Nielsen suggesting in the second quarter of the year the region's FMCG sector had grown at the slowest rate since 2008.

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