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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...

What post-Brexit trade with the EU could look like

Branded food manufacturers based in the UK face a risk that their exports to the European Union will attract duties now the UK government ha...

Brexit and UK food market policymaking

The UK’s vote to leave the EU on 23 June triggered immediate political and economic uncertainty and has long-term implications for UK food m...

How big data analytics will help food makers

Providing consumers with the best line-up of food products has always been a challenge for retailers who understand that choice is a key dri...

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

Food market news of the week - Mondelez, Danone 29 Jul 16

Katy Askew

We released the results of our post EU referendum confidence survey this week, with findings pointing to nervousness over the medium term impact on the food sector. This is in no small part due to uncertainty over the potential trade deals that will emerge. We also ran an in-depth analysis of the various scenarios UK food makers could face in their trade with Europe. Mondelez International revealed sales are coming under pressure and detailed plans to expand in the Chinese chocolate sector. Danone updated on its progress in fresh dairy. Here are the top headlines from just-food this week. 


Greenyard completes JV with UK's Bardsley Farms 28 Jul 16

John Shepherd

Belgium-based European produce supplier Greenyard Foods said today (28 July) it had concluded a joint venture deal under which it will take a minority stake in UK fruit producer Bardsley Farms.


Agrial adds French fruit firm to acquisitions crop 28 Jul 16

John Shepherd

French agricultural and food processing group Agrial is to acquire the country's Toque et Fruits fruit firm for an undisclosed sum.


SunOpta 'under more pressure to unlock value' 27 Jul 16

Katy Askew

A second activist investor, West Face Capital, is reportedly adding to pressure from Tourbillon Capital Partners for SunOpta to sell its business. 


Brexit - UK food sector pessimistic on medium-term 26 Jul 16

Katy Askew

UK food companies are more downbeat on the medium-term prospects for the global food industry than their European neighbours in the wake of the country's decision to exit the European Union, according to a new survey carried out by just-food. 


Greencore sees "modest" Brexit impact  26 Jul 16

Katy Askew

Ireland-based food maker Greencore said today (26 July) the impact of the UK's decision to exit the EU will have a "minimal" short-term impact on its business.

Latest blogs

UK report examines "risks and challenges" to food system from climate change 18 Jul 16

John Shepherd

The impact on the global food system is one of "six key priority areas" highlighted in the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 report, which sets out "the most urgent risks and opportunities" arising for the UK.


Brexit – the just-food confidence survey 12 Jul 16

Katy Askew

Following last month's referendum in the UK on the country's membership of the European Union, the repercussions from the decision to leave have been felt far and wide.

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