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Column: Why snacking is the new meal

just-food's US columnist Victor Martino believes the country is seeing "the deconstruction of the traditional meal" - and snack foods are th...

UK exporters facing Brexit pragmatically - column

The UK has triggered Article 50 of the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty, so formally firing the starting gun on its departure from the 28-memb...

Column: Better grip on pricing key to grow profits

Food manufacturers operating across Europe, faced with differences in how sensitive different markets are to price, need to develop innovati...

How General Mills plans to grow - CAGNY

General Mills last week lowered its already weak forecast for its annual sales due to lower-tha-expected sales in US yogurt and soup. Unsurp...

Latest Interviews

Interview: "Destructive" snack brand Hippeas 21 Apr 2017

Dean Best

Chickpea puffs brand Hippeas, launched a year ago as the first product developed by US-based start-up Green Park Brands, has already made notable inroads both in its domestic market and in the UK. Dean Best met Craig Hughes, Green Park's European sales director, at the IFE industry expo in London to discuss Hippeas' performance in the UK and the company's plans for the brand in the market and in Europe. 


Interview: Kashi focusing on organic, transitional 30 Mar 2017

Katy Askew

Kashi Company, the US natural food business owned by Kellogg, is increasing its focus on organic products. With just 1% of US farmland dedicated to organic production, the group has come up with an innovative way of supporting farmers make the switch through its certified transitional programme. Katy Askew caught up with Tina Owens, senior manager of procurement and sustainability at Kashi, to find out more. 

Latest News

UK "faces 22% food price hike post-Brexit" 21 Apr 17

John Shepherd

The UK faces a 22% price hike in food prices if it fails to negotiate continued tariff-free trade with the European Union post-Brexit, according to the country's retailers.


Pioneer Food Group says Zeder talks called off 21 Apr 17

John Shepherd

Talks between South Africa's Pioneer Food Group about an unspecified deal with local agribusiness investment firm - and minority shareholder - Zeder Investments have been broken off.


Muller to close Homann deli plants and create one 21 Apr 17

John Shepherd

German dairy group Muller plans to invest up to EUR500m (US$535m) in building a new site to house the merged operations of four existing production plants for its domestic Homann deli meats unit, facilities that are set to close.


Snack brand Hippeas eyes UK's major supermarkets 21 Apr 17

Dean Best

US-based start-up Green Park Brands is looking to secure a listing for its Hippeas snack brand with one of the UK's four largest grocers by the end of the year.


Mars launches Galaxy Swirlers fingers in UK 21 Apr 17

Dean Best

Mars has added to its Galaxy range in the UK with the launch of a range of chocolate fingers.


News of week: Unilever, Weetabix, Suntory 21 Apr 17

Dean Best

Another week when Unilever grabbed the industry headlines, this time for an acquisition in food, snapping up US condiments upstart Sir Kensington's. Post Holdings featured in another piece of trans-Atlantic M&A, the US food group announcing the GBP1.4bn takeover of UK-based breakfast cereal business Weetabix. And in a busy week of M&A news, Japanese giant Suntory signalled its desire to focus on drinks with a decision to put a clutch of food brands on the block.

Latest blogs

Premier Foods pension news offers cheer but challenges remain 28 Mar 17

Katy Askew

Premier Foods plc revealed today (28 March) it has secured a deal with its pension scheme trustees that will see the UK food maker reduce its pension burden.


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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