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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...

Why Campbell's move on GMOs is savvy

The decision by Campbell Soup Co. to back nationwide mandatory labelling of the genetically modified ingredients in food on sale in the US,...

Foodservice focus - Chipotle rocked, Yum! in China

December saw the scrutiny on Chipotle Mexican Grill intensify as the under-pressure US fast-casual chain battled to restore its reputation a...

The consistent inconsistency of European promos

Are promotions leading to increased sales in Europe's major grocery markets? IRI's Jacques Dupré analyses how discounts are affecting sales,...

Latest Interviews

How Ritter is advancing sustainable sourcing 1 Dec 2015

Katy Askew

Alfred Ritter, the German chocolate maker, is grappling with rising costs for some of its core commodities at a time when pricing in its largest markets is coming under pressure. While the family-owned company does not provide details on its profitability, the implications for the group's margins are obvious. Ritter is looking at ways it can make its supply chain more "independent" to counterbalance the input challenges in the longer term while balancing the immediate need to retain margin. Chairman Andreas Ronken reveals more. 


How Mars aims to support farmers with new fund 19 Jun 2015

Ben Cooper

Reflecting not only the increasing emphasis food companies are placing on their agricultural supply chains but on supporting smallholder farmers specifically, Mars and Danone have jointly launched the Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming. Barry Parkin, chief sustainability officer and health & wellness officer at Mars, spoke with Ben Cooper about the initiative and the positive impact the founding companies hope it will bring.

Latest News

ABF tables offer for Illovo Sugar 8 Feb 16

Katy Askew

Associated British Foods has tabled an offer to acquire the shares in South Africa's Illovo Sugar it does not already hold. 


Ireland signs grocery supplier code  2 Feb 16

Katy Askew

The Irish government has enacted a grocery goods regulation in a bid, the lawmakers said, to "rebalance relationships" between suppliers and retailers in the grocery sector. 


Real Good Food Co. warns on profits 1 Feb 16

Dean Best

The Real Good Food Co., the UK bakery-to-ingredients group, said today (1 February) annual profits would not meet market expectations.


What will drive food industry M&A into 2018? 26 Jan 16

Dean Best

Growing consumer demand for "sustainable foods", the consolidation of more mature businesses and the rise of the fast-casual segment of the foodservice sector will be among the factors behind food industry M&A between now and into 2018, according to a new, exclusive report from just-food.


Top news: Yildiz, Unilever, Scotland and sugar tax 22 Jan 16

Dean Best

Godiva and McVitie's owner Yildiz Holdings has decided to bring its snacks brands under one unit in a bid to drive growth internationally. Unilever's CEO, Paul Polman, sounded a note of caution about trading conditions in 2016. And sugar was once again in the headlines, driving policy agendas in Europe.


Scotland warns industry over sugar tax 21 Jan 16

Katy Askew

Food Standards Scotland has backed "wide-ranging" proposals to curb obesity, opening up the possibility of a sugar tax in the country. 

Latest blogs

Cameron returns prospect of sugary drinks tax to UK headlines 8 Jan 16

Hannah Abdulla

The UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said he would not rule out the introduction of a tax on sugary drinks in the country in a bid to tackle obesity.


Austria joins list countries opting out of GMOs 25 Sep 15

Katy Askew

Austria has become the latest country to join a growing list of European national governments who are opting out of allowing GMOs to be cultivated on their land.

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