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Trump seen as negative for global food trade

The global food industry believes international trade could become more restricted under Donald Trump as the property magnate-turned-politic...

Analysis: B&G Foods balancing growth and decline

Acquisitions have enabled B&G Foods to rapidly scale up in recent years. The company has grown from sales of around US$600m in 2012 to a for...

Comment: Premier has more to ponder than Brexit

This week's profit warning from Premier Foods plc dismayed the market with analysts expressing concern about the UK group's ability to pass...

The food market in 2017 - consumer trends and M&A

In an uncertain business environment, with executives watching closely how the incoming President Trump could affect areas from regulations...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Patanjali Ayurved MD Acharya Balkrishna 6 Jan 2017

Raghavendra Verma

Fast-growing Indian consumer goods company Patanjali Ayurved was described this week as "the most disruptive force" in the country's FMCG market. Set up in 2006, Patanjali Ayurved's mix of food and personal care products, combined with its strategy of promoting the Ayurveda system of medicine, has enjoyed rapid growth - and the business has ambitious plans. Raghavendra Verma met Patanjali Ayurved managing director Acharya Balkrishna to find out more.


Interview: Chaucer Foods CEO Andy Ducker 20 Dec 2016

Katy Askew

Chaucer Food Group, the UK freeze-dried fruit company recently snapped up by Japanese food business Nagatanien Holdings, has some significant plans to grow. CEO Andy Ducker spoke to just-food about Chaucer's ambitions and how Nagatanien's ownership will support expansion. 

Latest News

Hain Celestial launches India joint venture 20 Jan 17

Katy Askew

US natural food maker Hain Celestial has entered into a joint venture to expand its brands in the Indian market with Future Consumer Ltd (FCL), the consumer products division of Indian conglomerate Future Group. 


Boparan confirms interest in Fox's Biscuits 20 Jan 17

Dean Best

Boparan Holdings, the UK-based food business, has revealed there is takeover interest in Fox's Biscuits.


News of week: Premier, Vegemite, Bakkavor 20 Jan 17

Dean Best

Premier Foods, the UK group, this week surprised the market with a profit warning, sparking a slide in its shares and criticism in the City. Mondelez International announced its latest disposal, with Australian dairy Bega Cheese buying a clutch of brands including Vegemite. And possible IPOs grabbed the headlines, with UK own-label supplier Bakkavor rumoured to be mulling plans for a listing and Brazilian meat giant BRF confirming it is considering offering shares in halal arm OneFoods.


Quotes of week: Premier, Bega, BRF, Emmi, Cloetta 20 Jan 17

Dean Best

Premier Foods CEO Gavin Darby this week came to the market to announce a profit warning for the UK group, Bega Cheese's executive chairman was upbeat as the Australian dairy snapped up a clutch of Mondelez International brands and BRF confirmed it could list halal division OneFoods.


Danone, Mars, Unilever back packaging waste fight 20 Jan 17

Dean Best

Unilever, Danone and Mars are among the companies to have supported an "action plan" by business that has an aim for 70% of plastic packaging to be reused and recycled.


Trump names Sonny Perdue USDA Secretary 20 Jan 17

Dean Best

US President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Sonny Perdue, the former Governor of the state of the Georgia, as the Secretary of the country's Department of Agriculture.

Latest blogs

UK food industry gives cautious welcome to Theresa May's Brexit speech 18 Jan 17

Dean Best

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has shed some light on what she wants from the country's negotiations to leave the EU and its post-Brexit future - and the food sector has given her speech a cautious welcome.


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.

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