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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: How American Halal rides ethical wave 12 Nov 2015

Hannah Abdulla

US frozen entree-to-broth maker American Halal Co. recently made its first acquisition, snapping up local lentil snacks business Mediterranean Snacks. The firm is hoping to deliver around US$$30m in sales for fiscal '15, and in the next three-to-five years, CEO Adnan Durrani is eyeing sales of between $70-100m. Here he talks to Hannah Abdulla about how the company's focus on antibiotic-free, non-GMO and organic foods will win points with the millennial consumer and help achieve that goal.

Latest News

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.


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". 


Agthia sees FY sales, profit growth 11 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

UAE-based food and drink firm Agthia Group has reported higher annual sales and profits.


Russia draws up plans for tax on palm oil 10 Feb 16

Eugene Vorotnikov

The Russian government has drafted detailed plans to tax palm oil to reduce consumption of an ingredient it deems unhealthy and to boost revenue.


AccelFoods to invest US$20m in food start-ups 10 Feb 16

Katy Askew

US investment firm AccelFoods has established a fund, AccelFoods Fund II, that will invest a total of US$20m in food start-ups. 


Real Good Food acquires Chantilly Patisserie  10 Feb 16

Katy Askew

Real Good Food has acquired UK frozen dessert maker Chantilly Patisserie for GBP1.8m (US$2.5m). 

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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