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Food companies can lead on workplace nutrition

Improving the diet of employees can boost productivity, morale and staff retention, making workplace nutrition an increasing priority for an...

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...

Unilever is "working harder" in tough environment

Unilever CEO Paul Polman left investors with no illusions today (21 July): trading is tough and the company expects it to get tougher. As a...

What next for Nestle under new CEO Schneider?

Nestle appointed Ulf Mark Schneider, currently CEO of healthcare company Fresenius, as its chief executive officer last month. just-food tak...

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. 


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.

Latest News

NPD launches falling as UK retailers cut ranges 29 Jul 16

John Shepherd

The number of new products being launched by manufacturers into UK retail stores is "falling significantly", according to a study of the performance of new grocery products from launch published by IRI, a leading provider of FMCG market intelligence.


Ajinomoto sales, earnings dented by forex  29 Jul 16

Katy Askew

Japanese seasoning giant Ajinomoto booked lower sales and earnings for the three months to 30 June, with forex dragging down the contribution from its international businesses.


Food market news of the week - Mondelez, Danone 29 Jul 16

Katy Askew

We released the results of our post EU referendum confidence survey this week, with findings pointing to nervousness over the medium term impact on the food sector. This is in no small part due to uncertainty over the potential trade deals that will emerge. We also ran an in-depth analysis of the various scenarios UK food makers could face in their trade with Europe. Mondelez International revealed sales are coming under pressure and detailed plans to expand in the Chinese chocolate sector. Danone updated on its progress in fresh dairy. Here are the top headlines from just-food this week. 


Yoshimura Food acquires SK Foods 29 Jul 16

Katy Askew

Japan-based Yoshimura Food Holdings has entered into an agreement to buy frozen food group SK Foods for JPY233.7m (US$2.27m).


Pinnacle raises outlook as Q2 performance surges 28 Jul 16

Katy Askew

Pinnacle Foods has raised its earnings forecast for the year thanks to the "strength of the base business" and the recently-acquired Boulder Brands unit, which the US company said is "tracking ahead of expectations". 


Inventure details "strategic and financial" review 27 Jul 16

Katy Askew

Inventure Foods, the US food maker, booked higher sales in the second quarter of the year but this was not enough to shrug off decreases in the first quarter and the company's year-to-date revenue remained down. 

Latest blogs

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.


The Brexiteers are here, here and here 24 Jun 16

Dean Best

Wow. Your correspondent is penning this blog following precious little sleep after the combination of a humid night in London and the emergence of the most significant event in UK history since 1945 made sleep tricky on Thursday night.

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