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Lamb Weston goes it alone: six things to learn

Lamb Weston held an investor day ahead of its imminent spin-off from ConAgra Foods, which will itself become a consumer-facing branded food...

It won't just be Unilever to push for Brexit hikes

There will be more requests on retailers to move on price. Not every supplier will be successful. And for those that are not, it may serve a...

How to implement a zero-based budgeting strategy

The process of zero-based budgeting removes the budget's baseline and requires every cost to be justified. In contrast to other budgeting te...

Why zero-based budgeting is shaking up food

Zero-based budgeting is not a new concept. It was developed around five decades ago by Peter Pyhrr, an account manager at semiconductor firm...

Latest Interviews

Interview: UK trade body on Brexit's policy impact 19 Oct 2016

Ben Cooper

In the second part of an extensive interview on the implications of Brexit for UK food companies, Ian Wright, director general of industry association the Food and Drink Federation, speaks with Ben Cooper about the longer-term implications of Brexit for UK food and farming policy and on the food industry's labour force. 

Interview: UK trade body on the impact of Brexit 19 Oct 2016

Ben Cooper

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said the formal two-year process for the UK to leave the EU will begin in a little over five months. Ian Wright, director general of the Food and Drink Federation, the industry association representing food manufacturers operating in the UK, spoke with Ben Cooper about the immediate instability the vote for Brexit has caused and his longer-term outlook for the UK food sector.

Latest News

EU eyes mandatory limits on trans fats 27 Oct 16

Katy Askew

The European  Union should place mandatory limits on industrially produced trans fatty acids (TFA), according to Members of the European  Parliament. 

Boulder Brands deal boosts Pinnacle Foods sales 27 Oct 16

John Shepherd

Pinnacle Foods has booked a 19.3% increase in net sales for the third quarter of 2016, which the company said "largely reflects the benefit" of its recent Boulder Brands acquisition.

GMA urges extended US sodium reduction timeline 26 Oct 16

John Shepherd

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) has urged the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to extend its timeline for meeting short-term reduction goals aimed at cutting sodium consumption from two to "at least four years" and to "streamline" categories of products involved.

Unilever in continuing price spat with Musgrave  25 Oct 16

Katy Askew

Unilever remains locked in pricing negotiations with Irish retailer Musgrave Group as it continues to push through price increases to offset the negative impact that currency is having on profitability. 

Wells Enterprises expands Iowa ice cream facility 25 Oct 16

John Shepherd

US ice cream maker Well Enterprises has confirmed it is moving ahead with plans for a US$40m expansion of its South Ice Cream plant in the city of Le Mars, Iowa.

Simplot-Coles deal boost for Australian producers 24 Oct 16

John Shepherd

Farmers in three Australian states are set to grow "millions of extra vegetables" to meet increased demand under a new supply agreement between the country's second largest grocer, Coles and US-based agri-food business Simplot.

Latest blogs

just-food hits the UK's airwaves 13 Oct 16

Dean Best

The BBC turned to just-food today for insight on the price dispute between Tesco and Unilever.

Brexit blues for UK food manufacturers 12 Oct 16

Dean Best

Confidence in the UK food and drink manufacturing sector is becoming "more fragile", industry association The Food and Drink Federation has claimed after a survey of its members - and Brexit is said to be a major factor.

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