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The key questions for digital strategists in 2017

In his latest column for just-food, Keith Anderson, vice president of strategy and insights at e-commerce analytics firm Profitero, outlines...

Have food promotions reached tipping point?

Researchers at IRI have studied promotions in seven major European markets and say their data shows the use of offers is easing. Tim Eales,...

Mondelez goes beyond certified cocoa - analysis

Seven years ago, Cadbury announced one of the more notable sustainability initiatives of recent times when it teamed up with Fairtrade on co...

Can manufacturers revitalise shopper experience?

In western Europe, more consumers are looking for new products, are becoming more interested in quality and are increasingly demanding a sho...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Irish food "paying price for Brexit" 21 Nov 2016

Ben Cooper

Paul Kelly, director of Irish food body Food Drink Industry Ireland, spoke with Ben Cooper about the challenges the sector faces in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.


UK popcorn co. Joe & Seph's touts Brexit potential 14 Nov 2016

Dean Best

Ahead of the UK referendum to leave the EU, the country's food industry association supported staying in the bloc, citing the "overwhelming endorsement" of its members to remaining part of the union. Since the UK voted for Brexit, trade body the Food and Drink Federation has claimed confidence within the sector has become "more fragile" and, without doubt, there are serious concerns about how leaving the EU will impact the industry. Adam Sopher, co-founder and director of up-and-coming UK popcorn firm Joe & Seph's, shares some of that anxiety but, in an interview with Dean Best, seeks to outline why he thinks Brexit can present an opportunity for food companies.

Latest News

Inventure adds to Boulder Canyon with grain snacks 6 Dec 16

Katy Askew

Inventure Foods is expanding its better-for-you snack brand, Boulder Canyon, with the addition of gluten-free grain-based snack crisps. 


You, your business, the industry and 2017 6 Dec 16

Dean Best

We are running our annual Confidence Survey - now in its fifth year - to provide to our readers a snapshot of how they and their peers in the international food industry see the year ahead unfolding. The latest survey is live and takes just a few moments to fill in.


General Mills jobs to go in business revamp 5 Dec 16

Dean Best

Between 400 and 600 jobs at General Mills are set to be affected as the US food giant embarks on a revamp of its business to try to "maximise global scale".


Wessanen to buy Spanish organic firm Biogran 5 Dec 16

Dean Best

Wessanen, the Netherlands-based food group, is to acquire Spanish organic food manufacturer Biogran from local private-equity firm Nazca Capital.


Ferrero entity acquires Delacre 5 Dec 16

John Shepherd

The sale of Belgian biscuits maker Delacre to the private investment vehicle of Giovanni Ferrero, the head of the Italy-based Ferrero confectionery group, has been completed, it was announced today (5 December).


Japan's Nagatanien buys Chaucer Food Group 2 Dec 16

Katy Askew

Japanese food group Nagatanien Holdings has struck a deal to buy UK-based freeze dried fruit processor Chaucer Food Group.

Latest blogs

How do you see 2017 panning out for your business? 30 Nov 16

Dean Best

We are running our annual Confidence Survey - now in its fifth year - to provide to our readers a snapshot of how they and their peers in the international food industry see the year ahead unfolding. The latest survey is live and takes just a few moments to fill in.


Post-Trump victory, TPP trade deal appears dead 15 Nov 16

Dean Best

The Obama administration appears to have conceded the landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal will not be pushed through in the lame-duck session of Congress before Donald Trump is inaugurated in January.

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