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England child obesity plan should cheer industry

The UK government’s action plan on childhood obesity in England, launched today (18 August), has been criticised by industry bodies, health...

Hain accounting issue rounds off problem year

Shares in Hain Celestial nose-dived yesterday (16 August) as Wall Street responded to a surprise announcement on Monday late afternoon US ti...

Brands and own-label do battle in western Europe

Tim Eales, director of strategic insight at IRI, dips into the analyst firm's latest data on FMCG private label in western Europe and looks...

Food companies can lead on workplace nutrition

Improving the diet of employees can boost productivity, morale and staff retention, making workplace nutrition an increasing priority for an...

Latest Interviews

"Heavenly" baby food firm targets Asian markets 5 Jul 2016

John Shepherd

Since setting up their baby food business from their home in Northern Ireland in 2009, husband-and-wife founders of Heavenly Tasty Organics James Blair and Shauna McCarney-Blair have seen the firm go from strength to strength. Now the firm is about to launch its range of snack products in Asia. James Blair, operations director, tells John Shepherd about the firms latest expansion plans.


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.

Latest News

Ghirardelli's Hug named as Lindt's new group CFO 31 Aug 16

John Shepherd

Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Sprungli has announced Martin Hug, the CFO of its US unit Ghirardelli, will become group chief financial officer from January.


PE firm to buy Dutch shrimp processor Klaas Puul 31 Aug 16

John Shepherd

Investment firm H2 Equity Partners is to acquire a controlling stake in Dutch shrimp processor Klaas Puul and plans to invest in boosting the firm's international sales and product development.


Burton's Biscuit Co. CEO Ben Clarke steps down 30 Aug 16

John Shepherd

UK-based Burton's Biscuit Co. has announced CEO Ben Clarke is stepping down after seven years in the post.


Icelandic Seachill confirms UK deli plant closure 23 Aug 16

John Shepherd

UK fish products supplier Icelandic Seachill has confirmed it will close a deli plant in the English seaport town of Grimsby at the end of March 2017 with the loss of up to 86 jobs, after losing three private-label contracts from Marks and Spencer.


Unite outlines 2 Sisters stance on UK pizza site 22 Aug 16

Dean Best

2 Sisters Food Group will not cut jobs at a UK pizza plant facing the end of an own-label contract before the agreement expires in January, the Unite union has said.


2 Sisters outlines "upgrade" for UK poultry site 22 Aug 16

Dean Best

2 Sisters Food Group has claimed it will have "the world’s most advanced poultry processing plant" at its site in the UK town of Scunthorpe as it unveiled plans to invest in automation and boost capacity.

Latest blogs

While we're off, catch up on some tasty morsels 28 Aug 16

Dean Best

just-food is closed on Monday (29 August) for a public holiday but, while we down tools, catch up on some must-read insight and interviews.


The sluggishness of FMCG in Europe laid bare 17 Aug 16

Dean Best

An indication of how tough trading conditions are in much of Europe emerged today (17 August) with figures from Nielsen suggesting in the second quarter of the year the region's FMCG sector had grown at the slowest rate since 2008.

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