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In November and December, we ran our annual Confidence Survey to see how our international food industry readership saw 2017 unfolding. Here...
Concerns about the potential impact on the UK's food industry in 2017 over the impending "divorce" from the EU are looming large for supplie...
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...
In the latest of its monthly columns on just-food, FMCG market research giant IRI surveys the main issues food manufacturers and retailers w...
Less than three months after securing investment from the founders of the Innocent Drinks smoothies, UK popcorn maker Propercorn has added to its list of export markets and is also expanding its portfolio. As Propercorn prepares to enter its sixth year of operations, John Shepherd caught up with Propercorn co-founder Ryan Kohn to find out what the next moves ahead for the company might be.
It has been a year since Conserve Italia, a group of Italian co-operatives, sold France-based packaged fruit supplier St Mamet to French private-equity firm Florac. Matthieu Lambeaux, the former Findus executive, had joined Florac in May 2015 to help the family-owned Florac buy branded food companies in France and became the CEO of St Mamet after the takeover. John Shepherd met Lambeaux at the SIAL trade show last month to discuss his plans to grow the business.
French dairy giant Danone has launched its Aptamil infant formula brand in India as part of what it said are "aggressive plans" to grow its nutrition business in the country.
PepsiCo is launching a range of "premium" crisps in the UK, Walkers Mediterranean, cooked in "100% Spanish olive oil".
US-based rice products maker Lundberg Family Farms has launched Thai Hom Mali Jasmine Rice in the US, its first Thai rice product.
UK-based bakery group Warburtons has unveiled proposals to build a research and development centre and test bakery adjoining its Bolton headquarters in north-west England.
Kraft Heinz has furthered cut the salt in the Heinz tomato ketchup on sale in the UK that contains lower levels of salt and sugar than the standard variant.
Kraft Heinz is expanding its Velveeta cheese brand into the frozen aisles in the US with the launch of two snack products.
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.
The plethora of food manufacturing associations in the UK has been argued by some to be an impediment to the industry coming to a coherent position on the aftermath of Brexit and on what the sector should be demanding from the country's government now and ahead of talks with the EU. This week, more than 30 bodies published an open letter on the subject of labour, one of the critical issues facing the sector.
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