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On the money: Unilever aims to get food growing

Unilever has said it wants to move its food business to a new growth phase by investing in areas that offer the greatest top-line potential...

10 things to learn: Campbell's plans for growth

Campbell Soup Co. is undergoing some significant changes in response to a new economic reality and shifting consumer preferences. These chan...

Why UK must act in wake of SACN report

A panel advising the UK government on nutrition has recommended halving the official guidance on the consumption of free sugars. Attention n...

just-food's pick: Top trends at Fancy Food Show

The Summer Fancy Food show, staged by the Specialty Food Association, was held at the Javits Center in New York this week (28-30 June). With...

Latest Interviews

Bitesize interview: Black Garlic UK balancing grow 29 Jun 2015

Katy Askew

Black Garlic UK founder and managing director Katy Heath is passionate about the possibilities for her Balsajo brand and sees space for growth in a number of channels, product formats and countries. For Heath, the real difficulty is narrowing down what avenue of growth to explore first and balancing the limited resources of an SME. With new processing capacity coming online, Heath spoke to just-food about her plans for this unique product.


How M&A is central to Wessanen's ambitions 13 May 2015

Dean Best

In the first quarter of 2015, with the sale of a US drinks asset, Netherlands-based company Wessanen officially completed its change into a business concentrating on Europe and on what it deems to be healthy and sustainable food. CFO Ronald Merckx tells Dean Best, is ready to make acquisitions to help fuel its expansion.

Latest News

Food industry results in brief - Yakult, Pilgrim's 31 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

The results announced this week included improving sales and profits at Yakult, better earnings but lower sales at US poultry group Pilgrim's Pride and growth at Mexican dairy processor Grupo Lala.


Pinnacle Foods sees H1 sales and profits rise 30 Jul 15

Dean Best

US group Pinnacle Foods today (30 July) reported higher first-half sales and profits - and positively narrowed its forecast for annual earnings.


Russia "eyes national system for food quality" 30 Jul 15

Katy Askew

The Russian government is reportedly looking at the development of a "national system" to oversee the quality and safety of food products.


CapVest buys Origin stake in Valeo Foods 28 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

Private-equity firm CapVest Partners has acquired a 32% stake in Irish food firm Valeo Foods from owner Origin Enterprises.


Coco Joy adds to coconut range in US 27 Jul 15

Dean Best

Coconut water brand Coco Joy has extended into other categories, including milks and oils, in the US.


B&G Foods on look-out for "right" big buys 24 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

B&G Foods has said it is on the lookout for "big" acquisitions so long as they are the "right fit" for the company.

Latest blogs

PZ Cussons shines light on doing business in Greece 21 Jul 15

Dean Best

Food is a small part of the portfolio at PZ Cussons, the UK-based FMCG group better known for brands including Imperial Leather soap and Charles Worthington shampoo. However, the company is a major olive oil manufacturer in Greece and today (21 July) indicated how it is navigating the country's ailing economy.


UK sugar recommendation: what does 5% look like? 17 Jul 15

Dean Best

A panel advising the UK government on health and nutrition has today (17 July) called for the guidance on sugar intake to be halved, putting further scrutiny on parts of the industry. Should the recommendation become official, translating the advice into easy-to-follow consumer messages will be vital. One organisation has already set out what a typical weekly meal plan could look like.

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