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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 three top tips for M&A deals in 2016

just-food M&A columnist Stefan Kirk runs the rule over the potential deals that could be struck in the food industry in 2016 - and puts forw...

General Mills' home discomforts raise questions

General Mills' latest numbers have put the US food giant under scrutiny once more. Last week, the company reported lacklustre second-quarter...

How PepsiCo relates sustainability to shoppers

In the second part of just-food's examination of PepsiCo's approach to sustainability, Ben Cooper looks at how the company communicates its...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Bear snacks firm on Lotus Bakeries deal 5 Jan 2016

Dean Best

Urban Fresh Foods, the privately-owned UK firm behind the children's-focused snack brand Bear, said last summer it was looking at ways to expand internationally and suggested it could accept investment. Just before Christmas, the company, set up in 2007, announced it had agreed to a takeover bid from Belgium's Lotus Bakeries. Dean Best speaks to Urban Fresh Foods partner Giles Brook about what the deal means for the business.


Interview: PepsiCo talks sustainability progress 2 Dec 2015

Ben Cooper

Assessing how sustainability fits within a business throws up a multitude of questions but three seem definitive. Is sustainability embedded throughout your company and enshrined in your strategy - and what do investors really think? Ben Cooper sought out one of the food industry's early movers, PepsiCo, for answers.

Latest News

PepsiCo's Nooyi: "macro challenges" will continue 11 Feb 16

Dean Best

PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi today (11 February) the global macroeconomic challenges facing business will persist in 2016, claiming she had not seen trading conditions of this nature in her time in business.


Kellogg US performance hits FY sales, profits 11 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

Kellogg's full-year sales and profits have again been hit by weakness in its domestic arm.


PepsiCo forecasts dip in sales growth in 2016 11 Feb 16

Dean Best

PepsiCo today (11 February) forecast a 4% increase in underlying sales in 2016 - excluding foreign exchange and an extra trading week - down slightly on the growth the Lay's and Quaker owner saw last year.


AccelFoods to invest US$20m in food start-ups 10 Feb 16

Katy Askew

US investment firm AccelFoods has established a fund, AccelFoods Fund II, that will invest a total of US$20m in food start-ups. 


Lantmannen posts higher sales, earnings from food 10 Feb 16

Dean Best

Sweden-based agrifood group Lantmännen has reported improved sales and profits from its food division in 2015, helped by its acquisition of Finnish bakery group Vaasan at the start of the year.


Dr Oetker to open new plant in India 8 Feb 16

Dean Best

Dr Oetker, the German food group, is setting up a new plant in India, where it has been looking to expand production for over five years.

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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