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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.


Kellogg takeover chatter cools 22 Jul 2016

Katy Askew

Market speculation over a possible takeover of Kellogg surfaced this week, with the snacks-to-cereal maker linked to both Kraft Heinz and Coca Cola Co.


More understanding needed of GMOs among consumers 20 Jul 2016

Katy Askew

The introduction of legislation requiring the labelling of GMOs in the US has gathered widespread public support.


UK report examines "risks and challenges" to food system from climate change 18 Jul 2016

John Shepherd

The impact on the global food system is one of "six key priority areas" highlighted in the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 report, which sets out "the most urgent risks and opportunities" arising for the UK.


Brexit – the just-food confidence survey 12 Jul 2016

Katy Askew

Following last month's referendum in the UK on the country's membership of the European Union, the repercussions from the decision to leave have been felt far and wide.


Emerging markets offer potential for dairy, soy makers 11 Jul 2016

Katy Askew

Growing demand in emerging markets are set to drive 4.6% growth in the global dairy and soy food market by 2020, according to new research.


Is PepsiCo's Nooyi eyeing a White House post? 8 Jul 2016

John Shepherd and Katy Askew

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has proven an outspoken chief at the snacks-to-soft drinks giant.


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.


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