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What are the implications of Brexit for UK food?

The UK could vote on its membership of the EU in little more than four months but little attention has been paid to what impact an exit coul...

Comment: Hain Celestial cognisant of US challenges

Irwin Simon, the founder, president and CEO of Hain Celestial, often comes across as one of the more forthright chief executives in the US f...

just-food's three top tips for M&A deals in 2016

just-food M&A columnist Stefan Kirk runs the rule over the potential deals that could be struck in the food industry in 2016 - and puts forw...

How is Unilever preparing for a difficult 2016?

Conditions for global packaged food manufacturers in 2015 were challenging. According to the assessment of Unilever, 2016 looks set to get w...

Latest Interviews

Richelieu Foods CEO eyes growth - interview 9 Feb 2016

Dean Best

Richelieu Foods, the US private-label supplier backed by private-equity, is expanding production with a new plant to support its growth. Dean Best spoke to Tim O'Connor, the president and CEO of the pizza-to-dressings manufacturer, to discuss the group's plans and how he sees the company's categories developing.


Interview: Weis Bars plans China push 20 Jan 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Australia's Weis Bars has built up a presence across much of Asia with its real-fruit based ice cream range and now the Queensland-based company is eyeing the Chinese market. We catch up with co-owner Julie Weis who tells us why Weis Bars is ready for a launch into China and how the company is looking to increase its presence back home.

Latest News

Unilever to move Netherlands IT, accounting roles 12 Feb 16

Dean Best

Unilever is to move around 200 IT and accounting jobs from the Netherlands to other markets and on to third parties.


News of week - Chobani, Mars, Russia palm oil 12 Feb 16

Dean Best

This week saw Chobani reveal it had rejected takeover offers, Mars announce plans to remove artificial colours from its food and Russia draw up plans to tax palm oil. Among the companies announcing 2015 results were PepsiCo and Kellogg.


Quotes of week - PepsiCo, Kellogg, Quorn 12 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

There were a flurry of companies reporting their results for 2015 and looking into 2016. Among them, PepsiCo said it beat its own expectations for last year but sounded a note of caution on macro-economic conditions for the year ahead. Kellogg, meanwhile, pointed to progress with its core US cereal business but admitted domestic problems with snacks. Elsewhere, Chobani confirmed it had rejected takeover offers and just-food interviewed Richelieu Foods CEO Tim O'Connor. Here is the week in quotes.


Armanino to invest in plans to meet demand 12 Feb 16

Dean Best

Armanino Foods of Distinction, the US meatballs-to-pesto group, has revealed it plans to up its production capacity to meet an increase in demand it expects to see this year.


Orkla sees growth in “competitive markets” 11 Feb 16

Katy Askew

Nordic food group Orkla booked an increase in full-year sales and earnings despite currency fluctuations and "competitive markets". 


Kellogg US performance hits FY sales, profits 11 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

Kellogg's full-year sales and profits have again been hit by weakness in its domestic arm.

Latest blogs

What next for TreeHouse and ConAgra? 2 Feb 16

Katy Askew

TreeHouse Foods announced yesterday (2 February) it has completed its acquisition of ConAgra Foods' private-label business in a deal that will go some way to reshaping the US own-label sector.


UK has France and Germany in its sights 21 Jan 16

Dean Best

The UK government wants the country's food exports to reach the levels of France and Germany, officials said today (21 January) as a new office set up to drive business overseas was formally unveiled.

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