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2017: three major drivers of M&A strategy

A year of geopolitical uncertainty awaits and there are few things business dislikes more than uncertainty. What impact could there be on M&...

Could BRF's Turkey move pave way for OneFoods IPO?

BRF, the Brazil-based meat giant, announced this week it has teamed up with the state of Qatar to buy a majority stake in Turkey-based proce...

just-food 2017 Survey - your thoughts on growth

In November and December, we ran our annual Confidence Survey to see how our international food industry readership saw 2017 unfolding. Here...

Food market in 2017: need-to-know US trends

A seismic shift in the US consumer landscape has redefined the country's food market in recent years, challenging so-called Big Food and mak...

Latest Interviews

Emmi CEO on 2017, M&A, Brexit - interview 2 Sep 2016

Dean Best

The market reacted positively to Emmi's first-half results and the Swiss dairy group's ongoing efforts to improve its profitability but the business does face challenges, not least on its top line. Facing challenges at home, the company is also looking to continue to expand internationally to further broaden its business, although growth has come under some pressure in some overseas markets, while the group has to weigh up the impact of Brexit. Dean Best spoke to Emmi CEO Urs Riedener to find out how the Onken owner sees its near-term prospects.


How Wessanen plans to grow Mrs Crimble's 13 Jul 2016

Katy Askew

European natural and organic food group Wessanen entered into an agreement to acquire UK gluten-free baker Mrs Crimble's last week. Patrick Cairns, CEO of Wessanen's UK arm, speaks to just-food about the group's plans to accelerate growth at the business. 

Latest News

Montagu silent on St Hubert sale reports  17 Jan 17

Katy Askew

French private-equity investor Montagu has declined to comment on reports it is preparing to sell off French spreads business St Hubert. 


Benford Capital invests in Saco Foods 17 Jan 17

Katy Askew

Private-equity group Benford Capital Partners is recapitalising US dip maker Saco Foods in partnership with its CEO Tom Walzer and founder Ray Sanna. 


Cooperl, New Hope Liuhe set up China pork venture 16 Jan 17

Stuart Todd

Cooperl, the French pork group, has set up a joint venture in China with local group New Hope Liuhe.


Clover Industries takes stake in Olive Pride 16 Jan 17

Katy Askew

South African dairy group Clover Industries today (16 January) confirmed it will take a 51% stake in local olive supplier Olive Pride.


German owner for US cheese firm Franklin Foods 16 Jan 17

Dean Best

German cheese maker Hochland has snapped up US cream cheese business Franklin Foods.


UK watchdog clears Bernard Matthews deal 13 Jan 17

John Shepherd

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has cleared last year's acquisition of turkey processor Bernard Matthews by the private investment vehicle of Ranjit Singh Boparan, the CEO of the UK's 2 Sisters Food Group.

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.


Ranjit Boparan buys another UK business out of administration 13 Oct 16

Dean Best

Just weeks after buying UK turkey processor Bernard Matthews from administration, food tycoon Ranjit Boparan has struck a similar deal.

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