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Greek crisis - The impact on shopper behaviour

The economic turmoil in Greece has been one of the biggest business stories of the year. But what kind of effects has the crisis had on the...

Why investors are concerned about water risk

A group of 60 institutional investors has written to 15 food and drink companies urging improvement in how they manage and report on water r...

What US companies might Nomad Foods buy?

Within a year of being established, Nomad Foods has made waves in Europe's frozen food sector, snapping up Iglo Group and agreeing a deal fo...

Kraft Heinz sales drab but earnings outlook bright

Kraft Heinz Co. last week gave some indication of the financial performance of its constituent parts when the newly-formed company published...

Latest Interviews

How the CGF plans to halve global food waste 29 Jun 2015

Hannah Abdulla

The Consumer Goods Forum, with its 400 retail and manufacturing members including the likes of Nestle and Unilever, has announced an ambitious commitment to halve global food waste by 2025. In an interview with just-food's Hannah Abdulla, director of sustainability at the CGF, Ignacio Gavilan, explains what the promise means for its members and why it is so important to set a goal like this in motion.


Interview: UTZ explains why scale key to progress 13 May 2015

Ben Cooper

Last year was record-breaking for the UTZ sustainable farming programme and certification scheme. Being able to provide companies with a scalable way to source certified sustainable commodities has been critical to its progress, as UTZ markets director Daan de Vries explained to Ben Cooper.

Latest News

Ter Beke takes stake in partner Stefano Toselli 1 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

Ter Beke has announced the acquisition of a 33% stake in fellow ready meals maker Stefano Toselli from its shareholder GS&DH Holdings.


Freedom Foods confirms cooling of interest in A2 1 Sep 15

Dean Best

Freedom Foods Group has confirmed the interest it and Dean Foods jointly had in A2 Milk Co. has cooled.


Grupo Nutresa profit hit by charges 1 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

Acquisition charges have hit Grupo Nutresa's first-half profits, although the Colombian food company saw operating income and revenue rise.


Quotes of week - Just Mayo, Mengniu, VSI 1 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

US egg-free spread Just Mayo hit the headlines this week after the country's food watchdog said it had broken labelling rules. Among a number of M&A deals, European nutrition bar maker VSI was sold to US group Hearthside Food Solutions and Mengniu Dairy, one of China's largest dairy processors, insisted the prospects for the sector in the country remained strong.


Industry news of week - Green Giant, Just Mayo 1 Sep 15

Dean Best

A deal for Green Giant could be nearing with claims US group B&G Foods is in advanced talks to buy the business from General Mills. Elsewhere, eight companies have expressed interest in Australia's Brownes Dairy, while one sale that was announced this week was the acquisition of European snack bar maker VSI by US co-packer Hearthside Food Solutions. And one story that caught your attention was upstart US egg-free mayo maker Just Mayo coming under fire from the country's food watchdog.


B&G Foods "front-runner for Green Giant" 28 Aug 15

Hannah Abdulla

US group B&G Foods is reportedly in advanced talks to buy General Mills' Green Giant frozen and canned vegetable business.

Latest blogs

just-food closed - Monday 31 August 30 Aug 15

Dean Best

just-food is downing tools for the public holiday in England and Wales on Monday 31 August. We'll be back at our desks on Tuesday 1 September.


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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