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Food market in 2017: need-to-know US trends

A seismic shift in the US consumer landscape has redefined the country's food market in recent years, challenging so-called Big Food and mak...

Retailer focus: Kaiser's, Shoprite, Ahold Delhaize

December saw an end to the wrangle over German supermarket chain Kaiser's, South African grocer Shoprite in talks over a possible combinatio...

Key issues for suppliers, retailers in 2017 - IRI

In the latest of its monthly columns on just-food, FMCG market research giant IRI surveys the main issues food manufacturers and retailers w...

Whole Foods, Aldi, M&S - retail round-up, Nov 2016

In a bumper month for significant moves from the world's food retailers, the spotlight shone on the performance of Whole Foods in the US, Al...

Latest Interviews

Co-founder Ryan Kohn on Propercorn's ambitions 19 Dec 2016

John Shepherd

Less than three months after securing investment from the founders of the Innocent Drinks smoothies, UK popcorn maker Propercorn has added to its list of export markets and is also expanding its portfolio. As Propercorn prepares to enter its sixth year of operations, John Shepherd caught up with Propercorn co-founder Ryan Kohn to find out what the next moves ahead for the company might be.


"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.

Latest News

Denmark plans new push for organic food sales 17 Jan 17

John Shepherd

Denmark's organic food sector has said it plans to use a cash boost from the European Union to launch a campaign aimed at increasing sales in the country by 50% up to 2019.


2016's top news stories - 3G, Lactalis, Justin's 2 Jan 17

Dean Best

The year's most-read news stories included speculation of 3G Capital's intentions to make more acquisitions in packaged food, Lactalis snapping Indian dairy Anik Industries and Hormel Foods buying US nut butter firm Justin's.


Tyson, Brexit, obesity: just-food's top columns 2 Jan 17

Dean Best

This year, just-food writers scrutinised a range of issues, with Tyson Foods' need to invest in plant protein (it eventually did), Unilever's Brexit price hike request likely presaging more (it did) and why the UK government's move to tackle child obesity in England being positive for industry among the topics in the spotlight.


Destiny Foods, La Compagnie des Desserts merge 23 Dec 16

John Shepherd

France-based dessert maker La Compagnie des Desserts (CDD) has merged with the UK's Destiny Foods to create what the companies said will be a GBP60m ($73.6m) turnover business.


Portugal's food producers, retailers sign pact 21 Dec 16

John Shepherd

Food producers and retailers in Portugal have signed a voluntary "code of good business practice" aimed at introducing more "ethics" to foster better relations between the country's hypermarkets and suppliers including farmers.


M&S investigates Hook2Sisters over chicken welfare 20 Dec 16

Katy Askew

UK retailer Marks and Spencer is investigating a poultry supplier, Hook2Sisters, after an animal rights organisation published "disturbing" images of conditions on two poultry farms. 

Latest blogs

We wish you a merry Christmas 23 Dec 16

Dean Best

Today (23 December) is just-food's last day before closing for Christmas. We'll return, raring to go on Tuesday 3 January - but of course there's been plenty of top-notch content that has gone live in recent days for you to get you teeth into before then.


Amazon cools talk of plans for wave of grocery stores 9 Dec 16

Dean Best

An update on Amazon's plans for the grocery sector. The usually reticent retailer has this week poured cold water on claims it has plans for 2,000 physical grocery stores.

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