Ferrero taking on range including Raisinets

Ferrero move for Nestle candy assets: what next?

After months of speculation, Italian candy maker Ferrero finally emerged this week as the winner in the race for Nestle's US confectionery a...

Bell Food Group and Hugli - now under the same roof.

Is the Bell Food Group-Huegli deal a win-win?

Andy Coyne looks at the motives behind Bell Food Group's acquisition of Huegli and asks whether both parties are likely to benefit from this...

The status of Brexit talks should remain high on corporate agendas

Column: Five geopolitical issues to watch in Q1

In a guest column, Matthew Elliott, a senior political advisor at UK-based investment advisory firm Shore Capital Markets, sets out the geop...

The recall at the Lactalis plant in Craon was widened again this afternoon (12 February)

Lactalis saga puts wider supply chain in spotlight

The scrutiny of Lactalis has intensified this week as the dairy giant battles to repair the reputational damage from the salmonella scandal...

Halo Top has shaken up super-premium ice-cream segment in US

The challenger brand challenge has just begun

just-food's US columnist Victor Martino kicks off 2018 with a message all food majors in the US should heed - as, for that matter, should th...

Campbell announced on 18 December move to buy US snacks group Snyder's-Lance

M&A deals dip in December despite busy final week

just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as c...


Why - and how - 2018 promises to be buoyant year for M&A in food 10 Jan 18

The final days of 2017 saw a flurry of transactions in the international food sector, bringing to an end an active year of deal-making. This year looks set to be another busy one for food-company strategists. Dean Best looks at what could lie ahead.


Campbell's move for Snyder's-Lance is positive but risks lie ahead - analysis 4 Jan 18

Campbell Soup Co., facing continued pressure on its core soup business in the US, has again used M&A to broaden its range, striking a deal to buy US snacks maker Snyder's-Lance. Snacks will become a larger component of Campbell's sales mix but integrating a business that has had its own issues in recent quarters will be a challenge. Dean Best reports.

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Tyson Foods, Perdue Farms face second US lawsuit

Dean Best | 19 Jan 18 Processors accused of colluding on price

Tyson Foods, Koch Foods and Perdue Farms have been hit with another lawsuit alleging the US poultry processors engaged in price-fixing.


Aurora Organic promotes Scott McGinty to CEO role

Simon Harvey | 19 Jan 18 Scott McGinty has been president of Aurora since 2010

US-based Aurora Organic Dairy said founder Marc Peperzak will take on a new role as executive chairman while Scott McGinty will become chief executive of the dairy business.


Nestle moves candy R&D to UK from Switzerland

Simon Harvey | 19 Jan 18 Nestle's R&D facility in Broc will carry out different functions

Nestle is streamlining its research and development operations for confectionery products with plans to consolidate those activities in the city of York in northern England.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:47pm 19 Jan 2018)

Italian dairy Granarolo attracts state investment

San Miguel approves unit merger, plans share sale

NPD Tracker - Wessanen, Asda, Aldi, Kind

Ebro to buy majority of Italy pasta firm Bertagni

General Mills backs US organic firm Urban Remedy

JBS sells off US cattle feed operation

Dairy Crest FD Atherton takes on deputy CEO role

Italian baker Monviso sold to Cerea Partenaire

US protein upstart Powerful wants to flex muscles further - interview 16 Jan 18

Dean BestRamirez: 'Our strategy is to create platform of great-tasting, all-natural, high-protein foods to target active lifestyles'

As US-based, protein-centric upstart Powerful enters its fifth year in business, the company, which started in yogurt, is trying to build a "platform" of products across different categories. Founder and CEO Carlos Ramirez has secured investment from a local private-equity firm to help in his ambitions and Dean Best caught up with him to hear more about his plans.


South Africa's Pioneer Food Group adds brands in UK growth push - interview 3 Jan 18

Simon HarveyPioneer snapped up UK granola brand Lizi's in December

South Africa’s Pioneer Food Group last month moved again to expand its business in the UK, snapping up Lizi's granola owner The Good Carb Food Company. The deal was the first since Pioneer renamed its UK arm in September and announced "ambitious expansion plans" for the market. just-food’s Simon Harvey spoke with Jonathon Thorn, the chief executive of Pioneer’s UK unit, about the company’s plans in the country.


Irish meats firm Clonakilty invests under shadow of Brexit - interview 12 Dec 17

Simon HarveyClonakilty owner Colette Twomey

Irish savoury meat company Clonakilty has returned to its home-town roots following a EUR7m (US$8.2m) investment in a new, self-contained site. However, the move comes with Brexit hanging over Ireland’s exporters. Simon Harvey catches up with CEO Colette Twomey.

US food agency hints at direction of travel with "policy roadmap"

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 17 Jan 18

It's light on specific details but a new "strategic policy roadmap" for 2018 from the US Food and Drug Administration should give manufacturers a sense of where the agency could be looking to act this year.


Vegan tourist tales

Andy Coyne, just-food editorial team Andy Coyne | 15 Jan 18

I sampled some of the products launched in the UK in the New Year, aimed at those seeking to eat more healthily or cut down on their meat consumption.


"We're evolving" - flagship US lobby group insists change coming as more members quit

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 10 Jan 18

Hershey and Cargill are the latest US-based food majors to have decided to leave The Grocery Manufacturers Association - and the lobby group says it is looking to change to meet the "disruption" in the industry.

Nestle quits US confectionery market

Nestle quits US confectionery market

Ferrero has snapped up Nestle's confectionery business in the US, with the world's largest maker insisting it "remains committed to growing" its candy operations elsewhere.

Salmonella scandal rocks Lactalis

Salmonella scandal rocks Lactalis

The French dairy giant has seen more than 30 children fall sick after consuming formula thought to have been contaminated by salmonella.

Campbell and Hershey gobble up US snacks groups

Campbell and Hershey gobble up US snacks groups

In a surprise one-two the week before Christmas, Campbell is to buy US savoury snacks giant Snyder's-Lance and Hershey has struck a deal to acquire Amplify Snack Brands.

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