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Food market in 2017: need-to-know US trends

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How Trump's presidency affects the food industry

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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...

How could a TTIP affect the food industry?

The proposed trade agreement between the EU and the US - dubbed the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP - has proved a s...

Latest Interviews

Nestle's focus on food for health - interview 29 Jun 2016

Liz Newmark

Specialist health and nutritional foods are set to become more important in the food market, according to Nestle executive vice president and head of the Europe, Middle East and North Africa zone, Luis Cantarell. In particular, Cantarell says developing food to meet the nutritional requirements of the ageing population is a key priority for the world's largest food group. 


How local model protects Nestle - interview 27 Jun 2016

Liz Newmark

Nestle's local business model enables it to weather challenges presented by events such as Brexit or the Russian trade embargo, Luis Cantarell, the head of the group's operations across Europe, the Middle East and north Africa, tells just-food. However, following a period of portfolio pruning, the Swiss company must also actively manage its global businesses to focus on areas of growth, Cantarell reveals. 

Latest News

France gets green light to resume US beef exports 17 Jan 17

John Shepherd

The US has lifted a ban on imports of beef from France – bringing the total number of European Union member states upon which the ban has been lifted to four, the European Commission said.


Ferrero insists Nutella not pulled from shelves  13 Jan 17

Katy Askew

Ferrero, the Italian confectioner, has denied reports some supermarkets have de-stocked Nutella after the European Food Safety Authority linked palm oil consumption – a major Nutella ingredient – to an elevated risk of cancer. 


US to fight EU over "unfair" beef imports ban 10 Jan 17

John Shepherd

US trade chiefs have taken the first steps towards reinstating "retaliatory tariffs" against European Union member states and EU goods and products over "unfair trade practices" that ban imports of hormone-treated beef products from the US.


2016's top news stories - 3G, Lactalis, Justin's 2 Jan 17

Dean Best

The year's most-read news stories included speculation of 3G Capital's intentions to make more acquisitions in packaged food, Lactalis snapping Indian dairy Anik Industries and Hormel Foods buying US nut butter firm Justin's.


News of week: Plukon, Danone, Weetabix 23 Dec 16

Dean Best

Our M&A pages were busy this week, with Plukon Food Group swooping for poultry peer Groupe Duc, Lactalis moving again in an emerging market and Bunge adding a branded line to its business in Europe. Elsewhere, Danone surprised the market with a sales warning and there were threats of contamination of food on sale in Greece by a reputed group of anarchists.


Nestle, Unilever face poisoning threat in Greece 21 Dec 16

EurActiv

Unilever, Coca-Cola, Nestle and Delta decided to withdraw some of their products from supermarkets in Athens after threats of contamination were posted on a Greek website.

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.


Blue Bell Creameries involved in another safety scare 26 Sep 16

Dean Best

Blue Bell Creameries is trying to win back the trust of consumers after a fatal listeriosis outbreak last year was linked to its products - but in recent days the US ice cream maker has issued another recall amid concerns a product could contain a strain of the listeria bacteria.

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