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Focus: Food almost invisible as UK election nears

It's the economy, stupid. So goes the mantra for what drives voting choice and therefore electoral campaigning. But, to some, food policy sh...

Foodservice, April '17: Panera, Burger King

One of the biggest M&A deals in the foodservice sector came in April, with European investment firm JAB Holding moving to buy US bakery-cafe...

Opinion: Brexit tension to be expected

Over the Bank Holiday weekend in the UK, the country's headlines were dominated about last week's meeting between Theresa May and European C...

Column: UK sugar debate becoming more measured

Ben Cooper reports from a UK conference on sugar this week and finds a shift in the tone of discussion from debate to action....

Latest Interviews

How Agromousquetaires aims to grow - interview 9 Feb 2017

John Shepherd

Agromousquetaires is France's number one private-label supplier. However, three-quarters of the company's EUR4bn in annual sales is generated through business with Intermarché, its sister company under the umbrella of manufacturing and retail business Groupement des Mousquetaires. John Shepherd met Agromousquetaires chief executive Christophe Bonno to discuss the company's plans for growth.


Interview: Chaucer Foods CEO Andy Ducker 20 Dec 2016

Katy Askew

Chaucer Food Group, the UK freeze-dried fruit company recently snapped up by Japanese food business Nagatanien Holdings, has some significant plans to grow. CEO Andy Ducker spoke to just-food about Chaucer's ambitions and how Nagatanien's ownership will support expansion. 

Latest News

Greencore claims "strong" H1 sales, profit growth 23 May 17

Dean Best

Ireland-based convenience food group Greencore today (23 May) touted "strong" growth in sales and profits during the first half of its financial year.


Rhodes Food Group books improved sales, profits 23 May 17

John Shepherd

South Africa-based Rhodes Food Group today (23 May) reported growth of 15.9% in headline earnings to ZAR126m (US$9.5m) for the six months to the end of March on increased sales.


Flowers Foods books lower Q1 sales 22 May 17

Helen Arnold

A flat fresh bread sector, combined with a competitive market place and the divestiture of its mix manufacturing business has resulted in a drop in first-quarter sales for US-based bakery supplier Flowers Foods.


Grupo Bimbo in new talks on Canada Bread dispute 22 May 17

John Shepherd

Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo has said talks with union leaders, aimed at resolving a dispute that led to a lockout of workers at its Canada Bread production facility in Langley, British Columbia, are set to resume tomorrow (23 May).


Pioneer Food Group confirms H1 earnings tumble 22 May 17

Dean Best

Pioneer Food Group has confirmed its profits slumped during the first half of its financial year, with the South Africa-based business citing pressure from maize costs.


Pioneer Food Group names Felix Lombard as CFO 19 May 17

Ben Cooper

Pioneer Food Group, the South Africa-based food and drinks group, has appointed Felix Lombard as its new chief financial officer.

Latest blogs

Premier Foods pension news offers cheer but challenges remain 28 Mar 17

Katy Askew

Premier Foods plc revealed today (28 March) it has secured a deal with its pension scheme trustees that will see the UK food maker reduce its pension burden.


One major investment bank believes US-China trade war unlikely 23 Jan 17

David Leggett

Although risks of trade friction have increased with Donald Trump's election as US President, a research note from investment bank Credit Suisse sees an all-out trade war between the country and China as unlikely.

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