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What lies ahead for Tyrrells and Amplify?

Amplify Snack Brands, the US snack maker, this week announced its latest acquisition, striking a deal to buy private-equity-owned UK crisp f...

What post-Brexit trade with the EU could look like

Branded food manufacturers based in the UK face a risk that their exports to the European Union will attract duties now the UK government ha...

Brexit and UK food market policymaking

The UK’s vote to leave the EU on 23 June triggered immediate political and economic uncertainty and has long-term implications for UK food m...

Debate rages as US takes action on salt reduction

The US government has announced plans to cut the country's salt intake, a move some in campaign circles have been urging for nearly 40 years...

Latest Interviews

Quorn Foods confident in prospects - interview 27 Jun 2016

John Shepherd

Quorn Foods, the UK-based meat-free supplier, has enjoyed solid growth in recent years on the back of growing consumer interest in reducing - or eliminating - meat from their diet. Now owned by Philippines-based Monde Nissin after a deal last autumn, Quorn expects its expansion to continue, CEO Kevin Brennan and Andrew Staal, the company's international director, tells John Shepherd.


What potential does Myanmar offer food exporters? 6 Jun 2016

Jessica Mudditt

With tourism supporting growing demand for branded foods in Myanmar, the growing market offers international food makers a growth opportunity. However, the country - which has infrastructure and regulatory challenges - can also be difficult to navigate. just-food spoke to industry experts on the ground to find out more.

Latest News

WWF calls for more accountability on palm oil 22 Sep 16

John Shepherd

Food companies that fall short of commitments to supporting certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) production should be "called to account by their competitors and customers", the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) has said in a new report.


Ahold Delhaize resolves Kraft Heinz delisting spat 20 Sep 16

John Shepherd

A breakdown in talks that led to a number of Kraft Heinz products being temporarily delisted in the Netherlands by newly-merged supermarket operators Ahold and Delhaize, has been resolved, just-food was told today (20 September).


Food market news of the week – Danone, JBS 16 Sep 16

Katy Askew

This week saw more drama at the top of Brazil's JBS, with senior management replaced and then reinstated in connection with a police probe into reported allegations of fraud. Associated British Foods continued to improve margins at its grocery business – and is reportedly preparing to sell its ACH Food Companies unit, which manufactures oils under the Mazola retail brand. Meanwhile, Danone is reportedly preparing to withdraw its Dumex brand from Vietnam due to falling market share. Here are the top food sector stories from the past five days.


Food market quotes of the week – PepsiCo, Mondelez 16 Sep 16

Katy Askew

PepsiCo spoke to just-food about how it is progressing its sustainable palm oil goals. Mondelez International unveiled changes to its global R&D network. Mengniu revealed the exit of its chief executive and three board members – but insisted they parted on good terms. Here is just-food's week in words. 


Vietnam's Vinamilk signs nutritional deal with DSM 15 Sep 16

John Shepherd

Vinamilk has signed an agreement with DSM Nutritional Products group to cooperate on the nutritional application of international standards into milk powder products for sale in Vietnam.


US files WTO dispute against China  15 Sep 16

Katy Askew

The US has initiated World Trade Organization proceedings against China over various agricultural commodities, including wheat, rice and corn. 

Latest blogs

More understanding needed of GMOs among consumers 20 Jul 16

Katy Askew

The introduction of legislation requiring the labelling of GMOs in the US has gathered widespread public support.


Brexit – the just-food confidence survey 12 Jul 16

Katy Askew

Following last month's referendum in the UK on the country's membership of the European Union, the repercussions from the decision to leave have been felt far and wide.

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