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Will Amazon Go be retail "game-changer"? 6 Dec 2016

Dean Best

Ask any FMCG executive to list the trends shaking up the sector and digital and e-commerce will be pretty high on the list. Drill down into that and Amazon will be one of the subjects in the digital sphere of keen interest to consumer goods manufacturers the world over. And the US behemoth's latest venture has certainly got the industry talking.


UK food producers call for "best possible single market access" post-Brexit 1 Dec 2016

John Shepherd

Since Theresa May took over as UK Prime Minister in the wake of the country's referendum vote to quit the European Union, she and her ministers have been at pains not to divulge their negotiating position for leaving the bloc.


How do you see 2017 panning out for your business? 30 Nov 2016

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.


Greenpeace trains sights on Sainsbury's over John West tuna 22 Nov 2016

Dean Best

Greenpeace's long-running campaign against UK tuna brand John West, owned by seafood giant Thai Union, is now directing its fire against Sainsbury's.


Post-Trump victory, TPP trade deal appears dead 15 Nov 2016

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.


Food industry highlights Hallowe'en pumpkin waste 28 Oct 2016

Katy Askew

UK consumers are being urged to think of other ways to use their jack-o-lanterns and cut the millions of tonnes of pumpkin that is wasted at this time of year.


Lack of healthy options at UK attractions points to opportunity 26 Oct 2016

Katy Askew

A new report by the Soil Association has highlighted a lack of healthy lunch options at the cafes of some of the UK's most prestigious visitor attractions.


just-food hits the UK's airwaves 13 Oct 2016

Dean Best

The BBC turned to just-food today for insight on the price dispute between Tesco and Unilever.


Ranjit Boparan buys another UK business out of administration 13 Oct 2016

Dean Best

Just weeks after buying UK turkey processor Bernard Matthews from administration, food tycoon Ranjit Boparan has struck a similar deal.


Brexit blues for UK food manufacturers 12 Oct 2016

Dean Best

Confidence in the UK food and drink manufacturing sector is becoming "more fragile", industry association The Food and Drink Federation has claimed after a survey of its members - and Brexit is said to be a major factor.


Tyson Foods investors left to chew over analyst claims 10 Oct 2016

Dean Best

Shares in Tyson Foods slumped on Friday, closing down almost 9% after an analyst claimed a lawsuit facing the company could hit the US meat titan.


Analysing the next key markets for gluten-free 6 Oct 2016

John Shepherd

Hardly a day goes by when just-food is not reporting on the launch of a product that is gluten-free, a category that is now significant in markets like the US and the UK. But where could be the next major markets for gluten-free?


Orkla goes with its gut on latest acquisition 4 Oct 2016

Dean Best

Orkla, one of the largest consumer goods companies in the Nordic region, has added to its portfolio this week with an acquisition of a brand in the health sector.


Consumers are cooking for social media - and how brands can capitalise 28 Sep 2016

Katy Askew

We hear a lot in the food industry about two interconnected trends: and social media and “foodie” culture.


Nestle announces changes to senior team with new CEO on horizon 27 Sep 2016

Dean Best

Nestle, set to welcome a new CEO on 1 January, has announced more changes to the make-up of its senior management team.


Blue Bell Creameries involved in another safety scare 26 Sep 2016

Dean Best

Blue Bell Creameries is trying to win back the trust of consumers after a fatal listeriosis outbreak last year was linked to its products - but in recent days the US ice cream maker has issued another recall amid concerns a product could contain a strain of the listeria bacteria.


Hain Celestial's Orchard House deal waved through 23 Sep 2016

Dean Best

The UK's competition regulator has given the all-clear to Hain Celestial's bid to buy UK food and beverage group Orchard House Foods, nine months after the US group announced the deal.


Hershey's unusual move to share sales data 20 Sep 2016

Dean Best

Hershey made an unusual announcement today (20 September), sharing its own sales data for the last four weeks to assuage any possible investor concern over figures released by Nielsen.


Are EU nations using Brexit to revisit country of origin labeling? 16 Sep 2016

John Shepherd

As the UK starts to ponder what kind of a relationship it wants with the European Union post-Brexit, EU leaders have been lining up to warn that Britain will not be allowed to "cherry pick" deals and policies that might suit it best as a departing member of the club of EU nations.


UK food prices buck Brexit inflation fears 13 Sep 2016

Katy Askew

Low food prices continue to hold back inflation rates in the UK as the supermarket price war continues in the face of rising import costs.


Three ex-Tesco executives charged with fraud over 2014 accounting affair 9 Sep 2016

Dean Best

The 2014 accounting scandal at Tesco has returned to the headlines today (9 September), with news three former executives have been charged over the affair.


Amazon Dash launches in Europe 31 Aug 2016

Dean Best

Amazon Dash, the service that allows consumers to re-order products at home through the retail giant at the touch of a button, has been launched in three European markets.


While we're off, catch up on some tasty morsels 28 Aug 2016

Dean Best

just-food is closed on Monday (29 August) for a public holiday but, while we down tools, catch up on some must-read insight and interviews.


Three charged over 2013 horsemeat scandal, UK announces 26 Aug 2016

Dean Best

Three years on, the horsemeat scandal that rocked Europe's food industry in early 2013 seems like a distant memory but today (26 August) came news in the UK of three individuals being charged over the affair.


General Mills 'prepping Jeff Harmening for CEO spot' 26 Aug 2016

Katy Askew

General Mills is reportedly preparing long-time executive Jeff Harmening to succeed Ken Powell as CEO.


Hain Celestial ends week with sign of optimism over Orchard House deal in UK 19 Aug 2016

Dean Best

After starting the week with a surprise stock exchange announcement that hit its shares and called into questions its accounting practices, Hain Celestial could be set to receive a boost in the UK.


The sluggishness of FMCG in Europe laid bare 17 Aug 2016

Dean Best

An indication of how tough trading conditions are in much of Europe emerged today (17 August) with figures from Nielsen suggesting in the second quarter of the year the region's FMCG sector had grown at the slowest rate since 2008.


WhiteWave Foods sets date for vote on Danone sale 16 Aug 2016

John Shepherd

US-based WhiteWave Foods has set a date for its shareholders to seal the deal on the planned US$12.5bn takeover of the group by French dairy giant Danone.


Danone's move for WhiteWave Foods under fire 12 Aug 2016

Dean Best

Announced last month, it is one of the more notable M&A deals in the international food sector of 2016. But an organic advocacy group in the US has taken aim at Danone's planned US$12.5bn takeover of WhiteWave Foods.


China's Yili gained as dairy market curdled in 2015 26 Jul 2016

Dean Best

Rabobank's annual league table of the world's largest dairy companies has been released - and the data underlines what a challenging market it has been in recent months.


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