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Column: Kraft Heinz, Unilever and sustainability

One talking point that emerged from Kraft Heinz's approach for Unilever was the companies' approaches when it comes to corporate responsibil...

Analysis: What now for Unilever after Kraft Heinz?

Less than three days was all it took for Kraft-Heinz's GBP112bn (US$139.1bn) takeover approach to Unilever to become public, be rejected and...

Analysis: Maple Leaf's move into meat-free

It was Maple Leaf Foods' first major acquisition for over a decade and one very much in tune with one of the key trends in the North America...

US food next wave on display at Winter Fancy Food

A veteran of attending the annual Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, just-food's US columnist Victor Martino reflects on the changes s...

Latest Interviews

Quorn CEO sets out stall for 2017 - interview 25 Nov 2016

Dean Best

A year after the takeover of Quorn Foods by Philippines-based group Monde Nissin, the UK meat-free business is setting up its first operations in Asia and investing in building its teams in Europe to try to grow further there. Dean Best spoke to Quorn Foods CEO Kevin Brennan, who outlined the company's plans for the next 12 months.


Interview: Irish food "paying price for Brexit" 21 Nov 2016

Ben Cooper

Paul Kelly, director of Irish food body Food Drink Industry Ireland, spoke with Ben Cooper about the challenges the sector faces in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

Latest News

Kraft Heinz cuts jobs in US, Canada 24 Mar 17

Dean Best

Kraft Heinz has announced another wave of job cuts in North America.


Frosta books increased profit and sales 24 Mar 17

John Shepherd

Frosta, the Germany-based frozen food group, has booked a rise in profits and sales for 2016.


News of week: Brazil meat, Kraft Heinz, Gen Mills 24 Mar 17

Dean Best

Brazil remained in the international business headlines this week as a number of markets put restrictions on the country's meat imports after it launched a probe into the industry. Further north in the US, Kraft Heinz announced more job cuts, General Mills faced more questions about its sales performance and meal-kit service Blue Apron diversified with the acquisition of meat supplier BN Ranch. In Europe, the UK's food manufacturers said they would miss the government's target to cut sugar.


Inventure sells Fresh Frozen unit to Pictsweet 23 Mar 17

Dean Best

Inventure Foods has offloaded its Fresh Frozen Foods arm to fellow US vegetable supplier The Pictsweet Company.


Conagra issues new sales, earnings forecasts 23 Mar 17

Dean Best

Conagra Brands, the US food group, today (23 March) said its annual underlying earnings could be higher than it had previously forecast - but cautioned its full-year sales could come in lower than it had expected.


Boparan Holdings profits pressured as costs rise 23 Mar 17

Dean Best

Boparan Holdings, the parent company for the UK's 2 Sisters Food Group, today (23 March) reported a second-quarter loss despite growing sales, with the Goodfella's pizza and Fox's biscuits owner pointing to rising costs after the Brexit-sparked decline in sterling.

Latest blogs

One major investment bank believes US-China trade war unlikely 23 Jan 17

David Leggett

Although risks of trade friction have increased with Donald Trump's election as US President, a research note from investment bank Credit Suisse sees an all-out trade war between the country and China as unlikely.


UK food industry gives cautious welcome to Theresa May's Brexit speech 18 Jan 17

Dean Best

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has shed some light on what she wants from the country's negotiations to leave the EU and its post-Brexit future - and the food sector has given her speech a cautious welcome.

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