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Focus: Manufacturers must adapt for online

Food manufacturers have been confronted with the meteoric rise of the e-commerce channel in the UK. A rude awakening awaits those that tackl...

Kroger eyes two growing trends with Vitacost deal

US retail giant Kroger, one of the largest traditional supermarket chains in the country, today (2 July) announced a deal that showed it has...

Focus: The Amazonian takeover

Amazon's consumer packaged goods (CPG) opportunity is valued at at least US$222bn annually in the US according to analysts at Sanford C Bern...

Industry view: CPG futures online

With CPG sales migrating online, innovative delivery methods being developed by the likes of Amazon will have profound implications for food...

Latest Interviews

The bitesize interview - The Kids Food Co. 16 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

UK firm The Kids Food Co. is a building a notable presence in the country's baby and toddler snacking sector. Founder and CEO Sally Preston kicks off bitesize, just-food's newest interview section, which focuses on global up-and-coming, small- and medium-sized enterprises. Here, she talks big kids, the importance of originality, the opportunities in healthy eating and getting into China early on with Hannah Abdulla.


Interview: What are keys to success on Twitter? 17 Apr 2014

Katy Askew

With over 200m regular users worldwide tweeting more than 500m times each day, the potential on offer for brands to reach consumers via microblogging site Twitter is self-evident. To succeed on Twitter, brands need to become a relevant, informative and amusing part of an evolving two-way conversation. Katy Askew spoke to Twitter UK sales director Dara Nasr about how food manufacturers and retailers can insert themselves into the dialogue.

Latest News

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 21 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Lindt & Sprungli announced it was stepping up its presence in the US with the acquisition of Russell Stover Candies. Hain Celestial bought the remaining share of the Hain Pure Protein joint venture and Grupo Bimbo revealed its plan to grow its presence in Ecuador with the acquisition of Supan. Elsewhere Mondelez announced it was splitting its cheese and grocery unit from the rest of the business. Here is the week in quotes.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 14 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Unilever announced the sale of Slim-Fast to Kainos Capital. Abbott and Fonterra announced a partnership to create a dairy farm hub in China and Marfrig revealed plans to investment of GBP170m into Moy Park. We also looked at why firms are queueing up to invest in Egypt and looked at the global growth of the halal food sector. Here is the week in quotes.


Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food 14 Jul 14

Katy Askew

Two key themes were once again in evidence on our pages this week: the importance of securing the supply chain in a world where commodities are becoming more hotly contested and the task of leveraging areas of growth in developed and developing markets.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 7 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Treehouse Foods announced a deal to buy US private-label peer Flagstone Foods. In other M&A news in the US, Tyson Foods and Hillshire Brands finalised an agreement over a takeover of the Jimmy Dean meats manufacturer. Chinese firm Huaxia Dairy and ethnic foods supplier Shazans both announced expansion following investments in the companies. Elsewhere, Burton's Biscuit Co. was in hot water with union officials after announcing 64 jobs were to go at its Edinburgh site.


Discounters' UK share to "almost double by 2019" 1 Jul 14

Dean Best

Discount retailers' share of the UK grocery market will almost double by 2019, according to forecasts from industry analysts IGD.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 30 Jun 14

Katy Askew

In a week when ConAgra Foods faced uncomfortable questions over its performance, Ben & Jerry's waded into the GMO-debate and the UK government revealed that it is looking at various ways to curb sugar consumption - including fiscal levers - here is just-food's week in words.

Latest blogs

Bitesize: just-food's new SME interview section 16 Jul 14

Hannah Abdulla

just-food has launched a section on its website dedicated to interviewing internationally-ambitious small- and medium-sized enterprises.


Stores putting up a good fight versus online 23 Jun 14

Hannah Abdulla

Traditional brick and mortar grocery channels can breathe a sigh of relief on news that they are still 'wanted' and are winning in terms of basket size.

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