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2017: three major drivers of M&A strategy

A year of geopolitical uncertainty awaits and there are few things business dislikes more than uncertainty. What impact could there be on M&...

just-food 2017 survey – profits and sales

The global food industry will continue to double-down on cutting operating costs during 2017 in the face of rising input expenses and an inc...

just-food 2017 Survey - your thoughts on growth

In November and December, we ran our annual Confidence Survey to see how our international food industry readership saw 2017 unfolding. Here...

2017 - what will shape the UK food sector?

Concerns about the potential impact on the UK's food industry in 2017 over the impending "divorce" from the EU are looming large for supplie...

Latest Interviews

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.


How Nestle plans to grow in travel retail 14 Nov 2016

Katy Askew

Nestle's travel retail unit is a US$100m-plus business, which generates the lion's share of its revenue from confectionery. Stewart Dryburgh, who heads the company's travel retail business, says the sector, while a small part of the Nestle empire, presents a strong growth avenue for the group. However, Dryburgh acknowledges it is also a competitive and fast-paced channel and those companies that want to cash in need to navigate some unique challenges. Katy Askew spoke to Dryburgh to find out more.

Latest News

Lindt sees FY sales acceleration on Europe growth 17 Jan 17

Katy Askew

Swiss chocolate group Lindt & Sprüngli revealed today (17 January) its sales accelerated in the second half of 2016, enabling it to deliver a 6.8% increase in revenue. 


Mondelez plans "selective" UK price hikes 13 Jan 17

John Shepherd

Mondelez International confirmed today (13 January) it is making "selective price increases" on its products sold in the UK, although the company declined to give details about what products or brands might be affected.


Irish food exports hit record despite Brexit blow 12 Jan 17

John Shepherd

Irish agri-food and drink exports exceeded EUR11bn (US$11.7bn) for the first time in 2016, although the UK's vote for Brexit cut the value of trade by a potential EUR570m, according to latest figures released by Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board.


Quotes of week: Kellogg, Patanjali, Miratorg 12 Jan 17

Dean Best

Kellogg this week announced the first investment through its VC fund Eighteen94. In Europe, Ireland announced record food exports but the data outlined the impact of the UK's vote for Brexit. And, in Asia, we interviewed the co-founder and MD of fast-growing Indian FMCG company Patanjali Ayurved.


Runamok Maple buys Bascom maple candy operation 11 Jan 17

John Shepherd

US group organic maple syrup producer Runamok Maple has acquired the maple candy operation of another Vermont-based business, Bascom Maple Farms, for an undisclosed sum.


Cloetta opens online confectionery store in China 10 Jan 17

John Shepherd

Sweden-based confectioner Cloetta is selling a selection of its products in China in its first foray into the online retail market in the country via Alibaba's Tmall platform.

Latest blogs

We wish you a merry Christmas 23 Dec 16

Dean Best

Today (23 December) is just-food's last day before closing for Christmas. We'll return, raring to go on Tuesday 3 January - but of course there's been plenty of top-notch content that has gone live in recent days for you to get you teeth into before then.


UK food associations come together on Brexit 9 Dec 16

Dean Best

The plethora of food manufacturing associations in the UK has been argued by some to be an impediment to the industry coming to a coherent position on the aftermath of Brexit and on what the sector should be demanding from the country's government now and ahead of talks with the EU. This week, more than 30 bodies published an open letter on the subject of labour, one of the critical issues facing the sector.

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