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Brexit sparks uncertainty for UK food - comment

It is hard to predict just what Brexit will mean for food and drink regulations in the UK and for the country's trade arrangements with the...

Kellogg uses Kashi to finally join party - comment

Kellogg has this week made its first acquisition in the US for over four years, snapping up fledgling snack bar maker Pure Organic. The deal...

Pizza expansion, Cravia, Leon - foodservice focus

May featured a run of announcements from pizza chains, the sale of Middle East franchise group Cravia and UK health-focused chain Leon eyein...

How Hormel Foods can benefit from Justin's

Hormel Foods is continuing to bolster its presence in the on-trend natural and better-for-you categories with its latest acquisition of nut-...

Latest Interviews

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. 


Tyrrells CEO Milner - just-food interview, part 1 3 Jun 2016

Dean Best

Tyrrells, the private equity-backed UK crisp maker, has enjoyed robust growth in recent years and, through exports, steadily built a business outside its domestic market. However, the company, under CEO David Milner, has started to use M&A to boost its international operations. Last month, Tyrrells snapped up Aroma Snacks, a German supplier of organic crisps. In the first part of a two-part interview, Milner tells Dean Best why Tyrrells moved for Aroma Snacks.

Latest News

Cargill sells Argentina flour assets 24 Jun 16

Paula Krizanovic

Argentine flour and baked goods producer Molino Cañuelas SACIFIA has confirmed the acquisition of Cargill's wheat flour division, its main competitor in the market.


News of week - Kellogg, Lamb Weston, Bridor 24 Jun 16

Dean Best

The UK has voted to leave the EU, arguably the most significant event in the country since 1945. just-food is providing rolling coverage of the snap reaction from the food sector and the investment community on the result. Elsewhere this week, Kellogg became the latest US food major to set up an investment vehicle to back fledgling, on-trend businesses. Staying in the US, there were claims there have been talks over a possible merger between Post Holdings and ConAgra Foods' Lamb Weston division.  In Europe, France's lower house dropped plans to up the tax on palm oil but the country's government is still looking at how it taxes food oils.


Quotes of week - Brexit and M&A, Kellogg's fund 24 Jun 16

Dean Best

This morning, the UK awoke to news it has voted to leave the EU, perhaps the most significant event in the country since the end of World War II. Political and economic commentators are trying to digest what it could mean for the country and for business but some initial thoughts on the potential impact on the food sector are coming in. Elsewhere, this week Kellogg became the latest US group to set up an investment vehicle to back up-and-coming food makers. Meanwhile, in Europe, there was criticism of France's origin label plans.


Brexit – Live reaction from food industry 24 Jun 16

Katy Askew and Dean Best

UK voters have spoken: Britain will leave the European Union. With the vote tally now reporting 51.9% of people back leaving commentators are turning to the future with uncertainty. What will Brexit mean for the food sector? 


National Foods Products Co. 'abandons sale'  23 Jun 16

Katy Askew

The owners of the UAE's National Foods Products Co. (NFPC) have reportedly abandoned negotiations over the potential sale of a majority stake in the Abu Dhabi-based dairy group. 


Hochwald expects another fall in sales in 2016 23 Jun 16

John Shepherd

German dairy and meats group Hochwald Foods has forecast its sales will fall again in 2016 after seeing its top-line decline by more than 9% in 2015.

Latest blogs

Hain Celestial's remedy to try and get Orchard House deal through 1 Jun 16

Dean Best

The US food group's bid to get the regulatory green light for its bid to buy UK food and beverage group Orchard House Foods has been released by the competition watchdog in London.


Is Chinese meat company WH Group eyeing US M&A? 6 May 16

Katy Askew

Rumours Chinese pork giant WH Group is eyeing acquisitions, particularly in the US, have surfaced.

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