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What lies ahead for Tyrrells and Amplify?

Amplify Snack Brands, the US snack maker, this week announced its latest acquisition, striking a deal to buy private-equity-owned UK crisp f...

Woolworths, Poundland - retail in July

In July, Woolworths, Australia's largest retailer, saw its shares jump the most in a single day for 20 years after it announced more initiat...

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...

Tesco, Amazon and Wal-Mart – retail round-up, June

Last month saw Tesco grow in the UK as it shed less profitable areas of the business to focus on rejuvenating the core. But the going could...

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.


Should food exporters target Iran? 9 Jun 2016

Hannah Abdulla

The easing of decade-long trade sanctions against Iran by the developed world offers packaged food makers an opportunity to access the country's 80m strong consumer base. At the end of April, Ireland's Bord Bia embarked on a trade mission with 17 Irish food producers to explore the potential of the market. just-food caught up with representatives from the mission, including the Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, to find out more.

Latest News

Hostess' in frozen debut with Deep Fried Twinkies 15 Aug 16

John Shepherd

Deep Fried Twinkies are being launched this week at Walmart stores in the US as Hostess Brands makes its first move into frozen food.


Burton's growth plan after Cadbury licence sale 15 Aug 16

John Shepherd

UK-based Burton's Biscuit Co. has said it is set to launch a "transformational growth plan" across its core brands, following the sale of its Cadbury biscuit licence to Mondelez International.


New York launches state-certified produce food hub 12 Aug 16

John Shepherd

A food certification programme to promote upstate agriculture has been launched in New York State together with a US$20m "food hub" that aims to increase access to locally-produced farm-fresh produce.


Germany's Tofutown buys plant to boost capacity 11 Aug 16

John Shepherd

Germany-based manufacturer of organic and vegetarian products Tofutown is set to boost production and develop new products following the acquisition of a new manufacturing facility.


UK biscuit and confectionery firm sold in MBO 11 Aug 16

John Shepherd

UK biscuit and confectionery specialist Right Angle Marketing (York) has been sold in a management buyout for an undisclosed sum.


Mondelez launches Marvellous Creations in India 10 Aug 16

John Shepherd

Mondelez International has launched its Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations chocolate line in India.

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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