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Why Jet.com purchase could boost Wal-Mart online

Wal-Mart's online business in the US has been growing but industry watchers believe the retail giant's expansion has been slower than the ch...

What lies ahead for Tyrrells and Amplify?

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What change at Hershey Trust means for Mondelez

The Hershey Trust, which owns over 80% of the US confectioner's voting rights, has reached an agreement with the Pennsylvania Attorney Gener...

What next for Nestle under new CEO Schneider?

Nestle appointed Ulf Mark Schneider, currently CEO of healthcare company Fresenius, as its chief executive officer last month. just-food tak...

Latest Interviews

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. 


How local model protects Nestle - interview 27 Jun 2016

Liz Newmark

Nestle's local business model enables it to weather challenges presented by events such as Brexit or the Russian trade embargo, Luis Cantarell, the head of the group's operations across Europe, the Middle East and north Africa, tells just-food. However, following a period of portfolio pruning, the Swiss company must also actively manage its global businesses to focus on areas of growth, Cantarell reveals. 

Latest News

Samworth buys Euphorium bakery in UK 26 Aug 16

Dean Best

Samworth Brothers, the UK food group, has acquired Tesco's former Euphorium bakery plant in Weybridge after the retail giant decided to sell the Euphorium business.


Quotes of week - Arla, Emmi, Nomad, Biostime 26 Aug 16

Dean Best

In a week when a number of dairy companies reported financial results, Arla Foods CEO Peder Tuborgh sounded a note of optimism on milk prices, Murray Goulburn looked forward after a challenging 12 months and we spoke to Emmi CEO Urs Riedener about the Swiss dairy group's performance.


Mezzan Holding takes 70% stake in Al Safi Food Co. 25 Aug 16

Katy Askew

Kuwait-listed food group Mezzan Holding has acquired a 70% stake in Saudi food maker Al Safi Food Co. 


Mondelez buys rest of Vietnam snacks business 24 Aug 16

John Shepherd

Vietnamese food group Kido Corp., formerly Kinh Do Corp., has sold the remaining 20% of its snacks business to Mondelez International for a reported VND2 trillion (US$90m).


Hügli expands in foodservice with Bresc stake 24 Aug 16

Katy Askew

Hügli Group has acquired an 80% stake in Dutch foodservice supplier Bresc, in a deal that expands the Swiss company's geographical reach and scales up its foodservice operations. 


US firm Westminster Foods acquires H Fox & Co 24 Aug 16

John Shepherd

US firm Westminster Foods has acquired another New York-based business, the chocolate and flavoured syrup maker H Fox & Co.

Latest blogs

WhiteWave Foods sets date for vote on Danone sale 16 Aug 16

John Shepherd

US-based WhiteWave Foods has set a date for its shareholders to seal the deal on the planned US$12.5bn takeover of the group by French dairy giant Danone.


Danone's move for WhiteWave Foods under fire 12 Aug 16

Dean Best

Announced last month, it is one of the more notable M&A deals in the international food sector of 2016. But an organic advocacy group in the US has taken aim at Danone's planned US$12.5bn takeover of WhiteWave Foods.

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