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Time to reappraise strategy at Flowers Foods?

Flowers Foods' share price fell almost 20% yesterday (11 February) after the US bakery group booked fourth-quarter earnings that failed to h...

What are the implications of Brexit for UK food?

The UK could vote on its membership of the EU in little more than four months but little attention has been paid to what impact an exit coul...

just-food's pick: Innovation on show at ISM 2016

When ISM, the world's largest confectionery and snack trade fair, closed its doors for 2016 last week around 38,500 visitors had been throug...

Foodservice focus: McDonald's/Five Guys/Starbucks

January saw signs McDonald's moves to revitalise its domestic business are gaining traction, Pizza Hut look to boost its own US sales in par...

Latest Interviews

CSM Bakery Solutions outlines plans for growth 22 Oct 2015

Katy Askew

CSM Bakery Solutions came to life two years ago when Rhône Capital acquired the bakery supplies business of Dutch food and ingredients group CSM. At the time, Rhône Capital said it would invest in CSM's capacity to innovate and use its customer relationships to support global growth. Katy Askew spoke to CSM vice president of bakery products, Sebastian Siethoff, to find out more. 


Interview: Flapjacked looks to ride protein wave 22 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

US protein-based pancake mix maker Flapjacked has just launched its second product - muffins - to try to tap into growing demand for on-the-go protein products. Launched in 2012 by husband and wife team David and Jennifer Bacon in 2012, the company believes consumers do not just want protein but better-for-you products. Hannah Abdulla learns more.

Latest News

Pioneer warns on South Africa outlook  12 Feb 16

Katy Askew

South Africa's Pioneer Food Group has warned of deteriorating conditions facing food makers in the country. 


Lotus Bakeries FY boosted by organic growth 12 Feb 16

Katy Askew

Lotus Bakeries booked a jump in full-year sales and earnings this morning (12 February), with expansion supported by the organic growth of the group's brands. 


Tootsie Roll earnings rise despite sales pressure  12 Feb 16

Katy Askew

Tootsie Roll Industries booked an increase in full-year earnings despite a slight drop in sales during the 12 months. 


United Biscuits adds to Go Ahead! range 12 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

United Biscuits is continuing its new-product rollout offensive with its third UK launch in under a week.


News of week - Chobani, Mars, Russia palm oil 12 Feb 16

Dean Best

This week saw Chobani reveal it had rejected takeover offers, Mars announce plans to remove artificial colours from its food and Russia draw up plans to tax palm oil. Among the companies announcing 2015 results were PepsiCo and Kellogg.


Quotes of week - PepsiCo, Kellogg, Quorn 12 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

There were a flurry of companies reporting their results for 2015 and looking into 2016. Among them, PepsiCo said it beat its own expectations for last year but sounded a note of caution on macro-economic conditions for the year ahead. Kellogg, meanwhile, pointed to progress with its core US cereal business but admitted domestic problems with snacks. Elsewhere, Chobani confirmed it had rejected takeover offers and just-food interviewed Richelieu Foods CEO Tim O'Connor. Here is the week in quotes.

Latest blogs

UK has France and Germany in its sights 21 Jan 16

Dean Best

The UK government wants the country's food exports to reach the levels of France and Germany, officials said today (21 January) as a new office set up to drive business overseas was formally unveiled.


UK sets out latest attempt to boost exports 20 Jan 16

Dean Best

The UK government has outlined changes to the way it aims to support the country's exporters - including the creation of a new office to help food manufacturers looking to build their presence overseas.

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