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Foodservice focus: Popeyes, Freshii

Brazil-based private-equity group 3G Capital grabbed the FMCG industry headlines in February with Kraft Heinz's ultimately unsuccessful play...

Analysis: Maple Leaf's move into meat-free

It was Maple Leaf Foods' first major acquisition for over a decade and one very much in tune with one of the key trends in the North America...

How General Mills plans to grow - CAGNY

General Mills last week lowered its already weak forecast for its annual sales due to lower-tha-expected sales in US yogurt and soup. Unsurp...

US food next wave on display at Winter Fancy Food

A veteran of attending the annual Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, just-food's US columnist Victor Martino reflects on the changes s...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Adelie Foods CEO Martin Johnson 15 Mar 2017

Dean Best

On its fourth majority shareholder in five years, with contracts lost and won and a manufacturing network restructured, Adelie Foods, the UK sandwiches-to-salads supplier, is a business aiming for a period of growth - and stability. Dean Best caught up with CEO Martin Johnson as Adelie Foods set out its latest strategic move, the relaunch of Daily Bread, a brand it acquired from Hain Celestial in 2012.


Interview: Irish food "paying price for Brexit" 21 Nov 2016

Ben Cooper

Paul Kelly, director of Irish food body Food Drink Industry Ireland, spoke with Ben Cooper about the challenges the sector faces in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

Latest News

News of week: Brazil meat, Kraft Heinz, Gen Mills 24 Mar 17

Dean Best

Brazil remained in the international business headlines this week as a number of markets put restrictions on the country's meat imports after it launched a probe into the industry. Further north in the US, Kraft Heinz announced more job cuts, General Mills faced more questions about its sales performance and meal-kit service Blue Apron diversified with the acquisition of meat supplier BN Ranch. In Europe, the UK's food manufacturers said they would miss the government's target to cut sugar.


UK foodservice supplier Apetito invests 23 Mar 17

John Shepherd

Apetito, the UK foodservice supplier, is to invest GBP31m (US$38.7m) in an expansion of its Trowbridge production facility site as part of plans to grow the business.


UK food companies to miss sugar target 22 Mar 17

John Shepherd

The UK's Food and Drink Federation said today (22 March) it would "not be technically possible or acceptable to consumers" to meet a voluntary target - issued last year by the country's government - to cut the sugar in products in nine categories by 20% by 2020.


New food import shelf life requirements in India 21 Mar 17

John Shepherd

New regulations have come into force in India banning imports of food products with a shelf life of less than 60%.


UK own-label firm Park Cakes sold in MBO 20 Mar 17

Dean Best

Park Cakes, the UK own-label cake and dessert supplier, has been acquired in a management buy-out from private-equity firm Vision Capital.


San Miguel Pure Foods FY profits up 26% 20 Mar 17

Dean Best

Philippines-based San Miguel Pure Foods saw its earnings jump by more than a quarter in 2016, helped by rising sales from its branded "value-added" business.

Latest blogs

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.


UK food industry gives cautious welcome to Theresa May's Brexit speech 18 Jan 17

Dean Best

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has shed some light on what she wants from the country's negotiations to leave the EU and its post-Brexit future - and the food sector has given her speech a cautious welcome.

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