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Kellogg's opens Broadway cafe 30 Jun 2016

Katy Askew

US cereal giant Kellogg's revealed plans to open a cafe in New York City, located at a prime location on Broadway.


The Brexiteers are here, here and here 24 Jun 2016

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.


EU referendum - Tate & Lyle Sugars executive favours Brexit 22 Jun 2016

Dean Best

With a little over 24 hours before the UK's votes on its membership of the EU, a senior executive at a major food company with operations in the country has declared he favours leaving the bloc.


Now four Unilever CEOs sound Brexit warning 16 Jun 2016

Dean Best

The last three Unilever CEOs have joined present chief executive Paul Polman in writing to the company's staff to warn the group's UK operations would be "negatively impacted" by the country leaving the EU.


Unilever's Paul Polman on the prospect of Brexit 8 Jun 2016

Dean Best

With a little over two weeks to go before the UK decides whether to stay in or leave the EU, the debate over the country's membership is heating up, with news bulletins and evening TV schedules increasingly dominated by the issue. Last night, Unilever CEO Paul Polman outlined his stance in an interview with Channel 4 News.


General Mills linked to US E. coli outbreak 2 Jun 2016

Dean Best

Flour produced by the US food giant at a plant in Missouri is the likely source of an E. coli outbreak that made people ill across 20 states, food safety officials have announced.


Hain Celestial's remedy to try and get Orchard House deal through 1 Jun 2016

Dean Best

The US food group's bid to get the regulatory green light for its bid to buy UK food and beverage group Orchard House Foods has been released by the competition watchdog in London.


A spring break for just-food 29 May 2016

Dean Best

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


Amazon causing more waves in FMCG - without an announcement 17 May 2016

Dean Best

The online retail behemoth is again causing chatter throughout the sector, this time amid speculation it is set to launch more private-label products.


China's new e-commerce laws - confusion reigns 11 May 2016

Dean Best

Talking with our readers, a common problem among them is their battle to keep tabs on the changes to regulations in China. And the recent moves Beijing has made to revamp its rules around e-commerce have brought that concern into sharp relief.


Is Chinese meat company WH Group eyeing US M&A? 6 May 2016

Katy Askew

Rumours Chinese pork giant WH Group is eyeing acquisitions, particularly in the US, have surfaced.


Kellogg's Veg Effect Calculator - genuine CSR move or attempt to revitalise MorningStar Farms sales? 21 Apr 2016

Hannah Abdulla

After reporting falling sales in North America as part of its most recent full-year numbers, driven in part by declining sales in its MorningStar Farms meat-free brand, it appears Kellogg is exploring new ways to drive the unit's sales - this time, by giving its consumers a choice; the choice to be responsible.


Oxfam's report card for major food companies 19 Apr 2016

Ben Cooper

In the sustainability arena, objective endorsement by a third party, particularly an NGO with credibility levels among consumers that even Unilever can only dream of, is an extremely valuable commodity.


Tesco turns to IFTTT to automate grocery shopping 14 Apr 2016

Dean Best

An eye-catching tech move from Tesco has been revealed this week - and one that has echoes of one of Amazon's latest initiatives in the US.


Another new member for Faber's top team at Danone 14 Apr 2016

Dean Best

Danone has appointed a new executive to lead its early life nutrition business, which features brands including Aptamil and Nutrilon.


Now Wal-Mart puts eggs in cage-free basket 7 Apr 2016

Dean Best

When McDonald's announced last September it would switch to using only cage-free eggs in its US and Canadian stores, the pledge from the fast-food giant was seen as a tipping point for the issue in North America. This week came another notable move on cage-free eggs but this time in the retail sector.


McCormick in the spotlight over Premier Foods' pension deficit and debt 30 Mar 2016

Dean Best

The conference calls companies hold with equity analysts can, on occasion, be relatively tame affairs, with businesses sometimes not pushed on issues and us in the media - allowed to listen only - sitting on the phone and wanting executives to be pressed on their initial answers. Yesterday (29 March), some stiff questions were put to McCormick & Co.'s management over its interest in Premier Foods.


Lactalis's emerging markets push continues 29 Mar 2016

Dean Best

The French giant - the world's number two dairy group by sales - has struck another deal in a promising emerging market for dairy.


While just-food is closed over Easter... 24 Mar 2016

Dean Best

just-food is closed tomorrow and on Monday for the Easter holidays but there's plenty of key news and insight from this week for you to digest.


Takeover interest in Premier Foods sends ripples around Consumer Analyst Group Europe conference 23 Mar 2016

Dean Best

The takeover interest in Premier Foods was a hot topic of conversation among delegates at the Consumer Analyst Group Europe conference today (23 March) - not least because the UK group pulled out of presenting at the event this afternoon.


What does McDonald's think about sugar taxes? 22 Mar 2016

Dean Best

In the UK food and drinks sector, there is one story on everybody’s lips – the country’s decision to tax sugar. And, during the first day of the Consumer Analyst Group Europe investment conference in London yesterday, McDonald’s was asked for its thoughts.


Consumer Analyst Group Europe conference starts today 21 Mar 2016

Dean Best

just-food (and sister site just-drinks) are the exclusive media partners for the three-day Consumer Analyst Group Europe investment conference, which starts today in London.


India ascendant as outlook for global food sector dims 17 Mar 2016

Katy Askew

Growth prospects for the global packaged food sector were negatively revised today (17 March) on faltering emerging market demand - but India looks increasingly set to be a bright spot for the industry.


Takeover talk about Mead Johnson resurfaces - again 16 Mar 2016

Dean Best

Shares in Mead Johnson jumped in the US yesterday after a fresh wave of takeover speculation about the US infant formula producer.


Expo West - "trustability" touted as key competitive factor 11 Mar 2016

Katy Askew

Exhibitors are gearing up for this year's Natural Products Expo West, one of the major dates in the US food industry calendar. Boxes are being unpacked in the massive halls and stands are being erected.


Unilever reaches settlement in India "toxic waste" case 10 Mar 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Unilever has reached a deal that will see the company compensate 591 workers at a plant in India after a YouTube video last year alleging it of dumping toxic waste near the site went viral.


Industry pledges work to make food healthier with EU "roadmap" 24 Feb 2016

Dean Best

Europe's food manufacturers have backed a voluntary initiative drawn up by the Netherlands - which holds the rotating presidency of the European Union - to make products healthier.


Mars undertakes huge recall after latest plastic-in-snacks incident 23 Feb 2016

Dean Best

Mars Inc has grabbed mainstream headlines around the world today (23 February) after announcing a recall of chocolate products from over 50 markets after plastic was found in one product. It is comes just months after the US food giant pulled batches in the UK over fears of plastic could be found in products.


Heinz prevails in another Dip & Squeeze lawsuit 23 Feb 2016

Dean Best

Kraft Heinz has won through in a court case over the rights to the Dip & Squeeze packets used for its Heinz tomato ketchup.


Fonterra using farm know-how to grow in Sri Lanka 19 Feb 2016

Katy Askew

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra hopes to use the know-how of its farmer owners in order to scale up in emerging dairy markets such as Sri Lanka.


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