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Brexit sparks uncertainty for UK food - comment

It is hard to predict just what Brexit will mean for food and drink regulations in the UK and for the country's trade arrangements with the...

Rabobank's early view on Brexit impact on food

Uncertainty is the watchword as the UK and the EU digest British voters plumping for Brexit in yesterday's (23 June) referendum. In an exclu...

New food waste standard will help monitor progress

The launch of the Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard has been described by its founding partner as a "breakthrough" in th...

Kellogg uses Kashi to finally join party - comment

Kellogg has this week made its first acquisition in the US for over four years, snapping up fledgling snack bar maker Pure Organic. The deal...

Latest Interviews

Tyrrells' growth plans - CEO interview, part two 13 Jun 2016

Dean Best

Tyrrells, the UK crisp maker, has enjoyed a sustained period of growth and has, in recent months, sought to bolster its business with two international acquisitions. Dean Best talks to Tyrrells CEO David Milner about the business, backed by Bahrain-based private-equity firm Investcorp, plans to continue its expansion.


How US snacks firm Kind aims to continue growth 9 Jun 2016

Dean Best

Kind LLC, the US snacks maker, is seen as one of the more successful challenger brands in the US, having out-maneouvred some larger rivals to grab a chunk of the market since its formation in 2004. But how does founder and CEO Daniel Lubetzky believe the company can continue to grow? He discusses his plans with Dean Best.

Latest News

Brexit – Live reaction from food industry 24 Jun 16

Katy Askew and Dean Best

UK voters have spoken: Britain will leave the European Union. With the vote tally now reporting 51.9% of people back leaving commentators are turning to the future with uncertainty. What will Brexit mean for the food sector? 


Brexit - Europe's food makers call result "a blow" 24 Jun 16

Dean Best

The UK's departure from the EU is "a blow" that will have an impact across the bloc, FoodDrinkEurope, the trade body for the European food and drink industry, has claimed this morning (24 June).


Brexit - UK food trade body issues warning 24 Jun 16

Dean Best

UK food manufacturers face a "very challenging period" in the wake of the country's decision to leave the EU, trade body the Food and Drink Federation has said this morning (24 June).


Brexit - Irish food export agency sounds warning 24 Jun 16

Dean Best

The UK's departure from the EU "represents a significant challenge" to Ireland's agri-food industry, Bord Bia, the government agency that promotes the industry domestically and abroad, said this afternoon (24 June).


News of week - Kellogg, Lamb Weston, Bridor 24 Jun 16

Dean Best

The UK has voted to leave the EU, arguably the most significant event in the country since 1945. just-food is providing rolling coverage of the snap reaction from the food sector and the investment community on the result. Elsewhere this week, Kellogg became the latest US food major to set up an investment vehicle to back fledgling, on-trend businesses. Staying in the US, there were claims there have been talks over a possible merger between Post Holdings and ConAgra Foods' Lamb Weston division.  In Europe, France's lower house dropped plans to up the tax on palm oil but the country's government is still looking at how it taxes food oils.


Quotes of week - Brexit and M&A, Kellogg's fund 24 Jun 16

Dean Best

This morning, the UK awoke to news it has voted to leave the EU, perhaps the most significant event in the country since the end of World War II. Political and economic commentators are trying to digest what it could mean for the country and for business but some initial thoughts on the potential impact on the food sector are coming in. Elsewhere, this week Kellogg became the latest US group to set up an investment vehicle to back up-and-coming food makers. Meanwhile, in Europe, there was criticism of France's origin label plans.

Latest blogs

The Brexiteers are here, here and here 24 Jun 16

Dean Best

Wow. Your correspondent is penning this blog following precious little sleep after the combination of a humid night in London and the emergence of the most significant event in UK history since 1945 made sleep tricky on Thursday night.


A spring break for just-food 29 May 16

Dean Best

The UK is enjoying its annual spring bank holiday on Monday (30 May).

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