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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...

How to win in Australian gluten-free cereal

Australia has been one of the countries at the forefront of the rise of the gluten-free sector and, as the market has expanded, so more comp...

New food waste standard will help monitor progress

The launch of the Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard has been described by its founding partner as a "breakthrough" in th...

How could a TTIP affect the food industry?

The proposed trade agreement between the EU and the US - dubbed the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP - has proved a s...

Latest Interviews

Finsbury prepared for more M&A - interview 31 Mar 2016

Dean Best

Finsbury Food Group, the UK bakery products supplier, is performing strongly in a challenging market. Recent acquisitions have given a boost to results but the company, which makes lines under licence for groups like Ferrero's Thorntons, as well as using characters like Spiderman and the Minions for its cakes, has also been enjoying sold underlying growth. Dean Best caught up with finance director Stephen Boyd to discuss Finsbury's performance and its readiness to do more deals.


Richelieu Foods CEO eyes growth - interview 9 Feb 2016

Dean Best

Richelieu Foods, the US private-label supplier backed by private-equity, is expanding production with a new plant to support its growth. Dean Best spoke to Tim O'Connor, the president and CEO of the pizza-to-dressings manufacturer, to discuss the group's plans and how he sees the company's categories developing.

Latest News

Healthier food a major opportunity for food makers 29 Jun 16

John Newton

The onus on food companies to engage in reformulation and increase the availability of healthier food choices has never been greater, according to a new report from just-food.


Brexit – US confirms commitment to TTIP with EU 27 Jun 16

Keith Nuthall

US Trade Representative Michael Froman has said the US still values the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the EU, despite the UK referendum vote to leave the bloc.


SunOpta hires Rothschild to review options 27 Jun 16

Dean Best

SunOpta said today (27 June) it had brought in Rothschild to to review the Canada-based ingredients and private-label group's plans and to evaluate "a range of strategic and financial actions" the company could undertake to "maximise shareholder value".


Brexit - Europe's food makers call result "a blow" 24 Jun 16

Dean Best

The UK's departure from the EU is "a blow" that will have an impact across the bloc, FoodDrinkEurope, the trade body for the European food and drink industry, has claimed this morning (24 June).


Brexit - Irish food export agency sounds warning 24 Jun 16

Dean Best

The UK's departure from the EU "represents a significant challenge" to Ireland's agri-food industry, Bord Bia, the government agency that promotes the industry domestically and abroad, said this afternoon (24 June).


Icelandic Seachill set for UK redundancies 24 Jun 16

John Shepherd

UK fish products supplier Icelandic Seachill has briefed employees on proposals to close one of its three plants in the English seaport town of Grimsby with the expected loss of around 200 jobs.

Latest blogs

The Brexiteers are here, here and here 24 Jun 16

Dean Best

Wow. Your correspondent is penning this blog following precious little sleep after the combination of a humid night in London and the emergence of the most significant event in UK history since 1945 made sleep tricky on Thursday night.


General Mills linked to US E. coli outbreak 2 Jun 16

Dean Best

Flour produced by the US food giant at a plant in Missouri is the likely source of an E. coli outbreak that made people ill across 20 states, food safety officials have announced.

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