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Focus: Food almost invisible as UK election nears

It's the economy, stupid. So goes the mantra for what drives voting choice and therefore electoral campaigning. But, to some, food policy sh...

Analysis: Stonyfield race not yet run

Chinese dairy giant Yili has declared its interest in buying Stonyfield but just-food columnist Victor Martino contends there could be more...

Opinion: Brexit tension to be expected

Over the Bank Holiday weekend in the UK, the country's headlines were dominated about last week's meeting between Theresa May and European C...

Column: UK sugar debate becoming more measured

Ben Cooper reports from a UK conference on sugar this week and finds a shift in the tone of discussion from debate to action....

Latest Interviews

Interview: Kashi focusing on organic, transitional 30 Mar 2017

Katy Askew

Kashi Company, the US natural food business owned by Kellogg, is increasing its focus on organic products. With just 1% of US farmland dedicated to organic production, the group has come up with an innovative way of supporting farmers make the switch through its certified transitional programme. Katy Askew caught up with Tina Owens, senior manager of procurement and sustainability at Kashi, to find out more. 


Interview: Farmhouse Culture taps gut-health 24 Mar 2017

Katy Askew

US firm Farmhouse Culture produces what – at first glance – might sound like a traditional product: fermented or pickled vegetables. But, in re-imagining the production method, first developed primarily as a preservation technique, Farmhouse Culture – which has recently secured investment from General Mills – has updated the concept in a way that is proving appealing to US consumers. Katy Askew spoke to Farmhouse Culture director of marketing Marc McCullagh to find out more. 

Latest News

Flowers Foods books lower Q1 sales 22 May 17

Helen Arnold

A flat fresh bread sector, combined with a competitive market place and the divestiture of its mix manufacturing business has resulted in a drop in first-quarter sales for US-based bakery supplier Flowers Foods.


Grupo Lala 'joins race' to bid for Stonyfield 18 May 17

John Shepherd

Mexican dairy group Grupo Lala has reportedly emerged as "the lead bidder" for US organic dairy business Stonyfield from French dairy giant Danone.


Danone invests in AccelFoods 17 May 17

John Shepherd

French dairy giant Danone is teaming up with AccelFoods, a US investment vehicle that is looking to support the expansion of companies in the "disruptive" natural and healthy food sector.


Princes launches gluten-free Napolina pasta line 17 May 17

Ben Cooper

UK-based food and drinks group Princes has added gluten-free variants to its Napolina vegetable pasta range, marking the brand's first move into the free-from market.


Nestle, Unilever join call on EU nutrient profiles 16 May 17

John Shepherd

Food giants have joined forces to call for the "urgent adoption" of nutrient profiles in the EU to ensure nutrition and health claims made for food products are genuine.


'UK food rosy on short-term, uncertain on Brexit' 15 May 17

Helen Arnold

Almost three-quarters of food and drink manufacturers operating in the UK are upbeat about their prospects in the next year, although they are divided on their thoughts about the longer-term impact of Brexit, a survey carried out by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO has shown.

Latest blogs

Another reshuffling of pack at Hain Celestial 13 Mar 17

Dean Best

Hain Celestial, under the scrutiny of the investment community in recent months and facing some challenges in its domestic market, has announced another shuffling of its management pack.


One major investment bank believes US-China trade war unlikely 23 Jan 17

David Leggett

Although risks of trade friction have increased with Donald Trump's election as US President, a research note from investment bank Credit Suisse sees an all-out trade war between the country and China as unlikely.

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