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What next for Bernard Matthews? - comment

There is hope the embattled UK turkey processor can be revitalised under the stewardship of Ranjit Singh Boparan, the UK businessman with ex...

Why May's Brexit comments give reason for optimism

Amid the uncertainty following the UK vote to leave the EU on 23 June, British food companies and global food giants with UK sites will have...

Tim Hortons, Ruby Tuesday - foodservice, August

August, contrary to its reputation as a slow month for business news, saw some notable moves in the global foodservice sector, including Can...

Why food manufacturers are failing to innovate

The rate at which food products are launched in the UK has been declining. Tim Eales, director of strategic insight at IRI, suggests why man...

Latest Interviews

Should food exporters target Iran? 9 Jun 2016

Hannah Abdulla

The easing of decade-long trade sanctions against Iran by the developed world offers packaged food makers an opportunity to access the country's 80m strong consumer base. At the end of April, Ireland's Bord Bia embarked on a trade mission with 17 Irish food producers to explore the potential of the market. just-food caught up with representatives from the mission, including the Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, to find out more.


What potential does Myanmar offer food exporters? 6 Jun 2016

Jessica Mudditt

With tourism supporting growing demand for branded foods in Myanmar, the growing market offers international food makers a growth opportunity. However, the country - which has infrastructure and regulatory challenges - can also be difficult to navigate. just-food spoke to industry experts on the ground to find out more.

Latest News

WHO chief backs use of "antibiotic-free meat" 26 Sep 16

John Shepherd

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has backed the production and consumption of meat products derived from animals that have not been treated with antibiotics.


Canada eyes Chinese market for beef in trade talks 26 Sep 16

Katy Askew

Canadian and Chinese officials have agreed to launch "exploratory discussions" over a possible free trade agreement that could expand market access for Canadian beef.


China lifts ban on US beef imports 23 Sep 16

Dean Best

China has decided to remove its ban on imports of beef from the US, which has been in place over concern about BSE since 2003.


New Olymel investment to expand pork production 23 Sep 16

John Shepherd

Canadian pork group Olymel has announced a further round of investment – in the expansion and modernisation of its pork processing facility in St-Henri-de-Lévis in Quebec's South Shore district.


Quotes of the week - Chobani, Mondelez, Boparan 23 Sep 16

Dean Best

Ranjit Singh Boparan, the UK tycoon behind the 2 Sisters Food Group, this week added to his assets with the acquisition of embattled turkey processor Bernard Matthews. Elsewhere on our M&A pages, US group B&G Foods bought a clutch of local assets from Associated British Foods. Elsewhere in the US, Chobani revealed the first group of start-ups that will be assisted in the yogurt company's "food incubator". Meanwhile, we spoke to the president of Mondelez International's business about in China about the company's launch of European chocolate brand Milka.


News of week - Bernard Matthews, B&G, Real Good 23 Sep 16

Dean Best

The week's top stories included the acquisition of UK turkey processor Bernard Matthews by food tycoon Ranjit Boparan, B&G Foods' purchase of a clutch of US brands from Associated British Foods and New Zealand giving the green light to China's Bright Food investing in meat processor Silver Fern Farms. Elsewhere, over 100 US manufacturing and retail bodies wrote to the Obama administration to warn of the impact of the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping.

Latest blogs

Are EU nations using Brexit to revisit country of origin labeling? 16 Sep 16

John Shepherd

As the UK starts to ponder what kind of a relationship it wants with the European Union post-Brexit, EU leaders have been lining up to warn that Britain will not be allowed to "cherry pick" deals and policies that might suit it best as a departing member of the club of EU nations.


Three ex-Tesco executives charged with fraud over 2014 accounting affair 9 Sep 16

Dean Best

The 2014 accounting scandal at Tesco has returned to the headlines today (9 September), with news three former executives have been charged over the affair.

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