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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...

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Why zero-based budgeting is shaking up food

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The risks and rewards of zero-based budgeting

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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

Food market news of the week – Nestle, Mondelez 28 Oct 16

Katy Askew

This week we heard that Yildiz Holding-owned chocolate and snack maker Pladis plans to step up investments to fuel growth thorugh initiatives like the launch of McVitie's biscuits into the US. This will no doubt be interesting news to the likes of Mondelez International, which itself booked higher earnings on improved  margins – but missed sales expectations. Meanwhile, just-food spoke to the head of Nestle's business in India to learn about how the company plans to deliver double-digit growth in the market. Here is the top news from just-food this week. 

Food market quotes – Nestle, Lamb Weston 28 Oct 16

Katy Askew

This week on just-food we heard from the MD of Nestle's operations in India about how the company plans to drive double-digit growth in the country. The CEO of Pladis Cem Karakas explained how the company is increasing investment in its core markets and brands. Meanwhile, we covered Lamb Weston's ambitions to become the world's largest frozen potato company. Here is just-food's week in words. 

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.

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. 

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. 

Latest blogs

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.

Nestle announces changes to senior team with new CEO on horizon 27 Sep 16

Dean Best

Nestle, set to welcome a new CEO on 1 January, has announced more changes to the make-up of its senior management team.

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