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Analysis: Lack of harmony in Europe on labelling

Front-of-pack nutritional labelling has long been a subject of fierce debate within the food industry - and between food companies and publi...

General Mills sales woes continue - analysis

General Mills this week reported another quarter of falling sales, leading industry watchers to wonder if the US food giant will lessen its...

Why analytics will help UK firms hit sugar target

Last summer, the UK government announced its plans to tackle childhood obesity in England - and reducing sugar is the central aim. Food manu...

Does Kraft Heinz want to swallow Unilever whole?

Kraft Heinz's takeover bid for Unilever came as something of a shock today – not least because of the seeming unlikely pairing of the 3G Cap...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Farmhouse Culture taps gut-health 24 Mar 2017

Katy Askew

US firm Farmhouse Culture produces what – at first glance – might sound like a traditional product: fermented or pickled vegetables. But, in re-imagining the production method, first developed primarily as a preservation technique, Farmhouse Culture – which has recently secured investment from General Mills – has updated the concept in a way that is proving appealing to US consumers. Katy Askew spoke to Farmhouse Culture director of marketing Marc McCullagh to find out more. 


Interview: Sanderson Farms on antibiotic-free 22 Feb 2017

Dean Best

Meat processed without the use of antibiotics has become one of the fastest-growing areas of the sector in the US. Fears over antibiotic resistance in humans, as well as the expanding underlying demand for food perceived to be cleaner or simpler, has driven a number of the country's processors to reappraise how they use antibiotics. One company that is so far refusing to go down the antibiotic-free path is poultry processor Sanderson Farms. Dean Best spoke to Sanderson Farms' CFO, Mike Cockrell, to find out more.

Latest News

Wessanen sees Q1 growth on brands, acquisitions 21 Apr 17

Katy Askew

European health food manufacturer Wessanen booked a jump in first-quarter sales this morning (21 April), with growth supported by an increase in sales of its brands. 


Nestle organic growth slows but beats expectations 20 Apr 17

Katy Askew

Nestle saw weaker organic growth in the first quarter of 2017 than in the corresponding period a year earlier - but the KitKat maker's underlying sales still came in ahead of consensus analyst expectations. 


ABF entering "fragmented" sports nutrition sector 19 Apr 17

Dean Best

Associated British Foods believes it can prosper in a "fragmented" sports nutrition sector, a market the UK-based conglomerate has just entered through the acquisitions of two local firms - H5 Ltd and Reflex Nutrition.


ABF buys UK sports nutrition firms H5, Reflex 19 Apr 17

Dean Best

Associated British Foods today (19 April) revealed it has acquired UK sports nutrition businesses H5 Ltd and Reflex Nutrition.


Mars expands range with UK Protein Powder launch 18 Apr 17

John Shepherd

Mars is expanding its range of protein-enhanced products in the UK with the launch of a protein powder under its namesake chocolate brand.


Conyers Park seals Atkins merger, listing 18 Apr 17

Katy Askew

Conyers Park Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, is merging with Roark Capital Group-owned Atkins Nutritionals to combine under a new holding company, The Simply Good Foods Co. 

Latest blogs

We wish you a merry Christmas 23 Dec 16

Dean Best

Today (23 December) is just-food's last day before closing for Christmas. We'll return, raring to go on Tuesday 3 January - but of course there's been plenty of top-notch content that has gone live in recent days for you to get you teeth into before then.


UK food associations come together on Brexit 9 Dec 16

Dean Best

The plethora of food manufacturing associations in the UK has been argued by some to be an impediment to the industry coming to a coherent position on the aftermath of Brexit and on what the sector should be demanding from the country's government now and ahead of talks with the EU. This week, more than 30 bodies published an open letter on the subject of labour, one of the critical issues facing the sector.

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