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Will co-manufacturing grow in European food?

Co-manufacturing is a common way of doing business in the US food sector but the practice is less prevalent in Europe. In his debut column f...

Column: UK Brexit plan leaves hard road ahead

The UK government has now provided a clearer idea of its objectives for the Brexit negotiations. Ben Cooper looks at where Theresa May’s "12...

Column: US food hesitant amid Trump's flying start

Donald Trump's first 11 days in the White House has seen a series of executive orders and, while some have provoked a storm of global headli...

2017: policy hotspots in LatAm, Asia and Australia

In part two of his survey of the food policy areas to watch worldwide in 2017, just-food's contributing editor Ben Cooper runs the rule over...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Adelie Foods CEO Martin Johnson 15 Mar 2017

Dean Best

On its fourth majority shareholder in five years, with contracts lost and won and a manufacturing network restructured, Adelie Foods, the UK sandwiches-to-salads supplier, is a business aiming for a period of growth - and stability. Dean Best caught up with CEO Martin Johnson as Adelie Foods set out its latest strategic move, the relaunch of Daily Bread, a brand it acquired from Hain Celestial in 2012.


Interview: Sanderson Farms on antibiotic-free 22 Feb 2017

Dean Best

Meat processed without the use of antibiotics has become one of the fastest-growing areas of the sector in the US. Fears over antibiotic resistance in humans, as well as the expanding underlying demand for food perceived to be cleaner or simpler, has driven a number of the country's processors to reappraise how they use antibiotics. One company that is so far refusing to go down the antibiotic-free path is poultry processor Sanderson Farms. Dean Best spoke to Sanderson Farms' CFO, Mike Cockrell, to find out more.

Latest News

Frosta books increased profit and sales 24 Mar 17

John Shepherd

Frosta, the Germany-based frozen food group, has booked a rise in profits and sales for 2016.


Boparan Holdings profits pressured as costs rise 23 Mar 17

Dean Best

Boparan Holdings, the parent company for the UK's 2 Sisters Food Group, today (23 March) reported a second-quarter loss despite growing sales, with the Goodfella's pizza and Fox's biscuits owner pointing to rising costs after the Brexit-sparked decline in sterling.


UK own-label firm Park Cakes sold in MBO 20 Mar 17

Dean Best

Park Cakes, the UK own-label cake and dessert supplier, has been acquired in a management buy-out from private-equity firm Vision Capital.


Finsbury profits rise on margin gains  20 Mar 17

Katy Askew

Finsbury Food Group has booked an increase in earnings for the first half of its financial year as stronger margins boosted the UK baker's profitability. 


India mulls new rules on nutritional labelling 19 Mar 17

Raghavendra Verma

Regulators in India, witnessing rising rates of obesity and diabetes, are in talks over possible new regulations on nutritional labelling.


Chocolate giants in deforestation pledge 17 Mar 17

Dean Best

Twelve chocolate and cocoa companies, including Nestle, Mondelez International, Hershey today (16 March) announced plans to work together to "end deforestation and forest degradation in the global cocoa supply chain", focusing initially on Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.

Latest blogs

The list of UK's top five grocers has a new member 7 Feb 17

Dean Best

Kantar Worldpanel issued its monthly supermarket share data in the UK this morning - and the numbers showed a change in the identity of the country's top five food retailers.


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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