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Dates among most popular on-the-go snacks in China

China's snack lovers nuts about fruits and nuts

In his debut column, just-food's China columnist Peter Peverelli looks at how the country's growing wealth and need for convenience has led...

Brexit - a threat or an opportunity for UK SMEs in the food sector?

How can UK SMEs prepare for life after Brexit?

When it comes to Brexit, almost everything is uncertain and unclear. As entrepreneurs and leaders of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME...

Ramon Laguarta - PepsiCo's next CEO

What could be next for PepsiCo under new CEO?

Indra Nooyi is stepping down as PepsiCo CEO, to be replaced by another 20-year company veteran, group president Ramon Laguarta. What could l...

Kiddylicious joins Lotus Bakeries stable

Data - M&A sizzles in July, pushing 2018 to high

As company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on their competition, just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international...

Nooyi 'provided outstanding leadership over the past 12 years', PepsiCo said

Timeline - PepsiCo under outgoing CEO Indra Nooyi

Indra Nooyi is to step down as PepsiCo CEO in October after more than a decade at the helm of the US food and beverage giant. just-food look...

Kellogg's management quizzed on outlook - and competition - for new asset RXBar

Kellogg Q2/H1 - top takeaways

After four straight years of falling annual sales, Kellogg yesterday (2 August) reported top-line growth for the first half of 2018, prompti...


Amid overhaul, Weston Foods remains positive despite H1 profit fall 1 Aug 18

Amid increasing competition, Weston Foods, one of North America’s largest bakery products businesses, is undergoing what its parent company has called a "transformation programme" aimed at becoming a "premier player" in the industry and delivering "solid financial results". Yesterday, Weston Foods reported falling half-year sales and earnings. Simon Harvey had a look at the numbers.


What could no-deal Brexit mean for UK, EU food sectors? 31 Jul 18

The prospect of the UK and the EU not reaching a deal on the country's departure from the bloc has risen in recent weeks amid close votes at Westminster and Brussels expressing opposition to London's latest proposals on customs. As food-industry concerns mount, Rose Pengally surveys what could be the impact of a no-deal Brexit on the sector on both sides of the Channel.

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Unilever hires JD.com as logistics partner in Chin

Dean Best | 15 Aug 18 Unilever to work with JD.com on China distribution

Unilever has appointed Chinese e-commerce major JD.com its local logistics provider in a bid to boost its presence in the country.


HelloFresh pushes back break-even expectations

Simon Harvey | 15 Aug 18 Revenue growth guidance raised to 32-37%, from 30-32%

German meal-kit maker HelloFresh has pushed back expectations for when it will break-even to 2019 from the fourth quarter of this year, despite raising its revenue outlook.


Kroger to sell own-label in China via Alibaba

Dean Best | 14 Aug 18 Kroger to first offer Simple Truth products to Chinese consumers

Kroger, one of the largest grocers in the US, is to launch its own-label ranges in China through e-commerce giant Alibaba.

Recent News - (Updated: 8:32am 15 Aug 2018)

UK firm Good Hemp gets new majority investor

Fonterra names Miles Hurrell interim CEO

Lotte Group forms JV with Spring Sheep Milk Co.

Savencia subsidiary buys Brazilian dairy plant

High Liner Foods restructures business operations

NPD Tracker - PepsiCo, Kellogg, Aldi US

Premium Brands poised for sales milestone

Meat giant WH Group names new deputy chairman

"I've never seen this pace of change in the industry" - Nestle US strategy chief on trying to grow again in its largest market 2 Aug 18

Dean BestBarbas: 'I think that pace of change will further accelerate'

Nestlé this week (31 July) officially opened the new headquarters for its operations in the US, proclaiming the move a "catalyst" for its "transformation" in its largest market by sales. In 2017, the Lean Cuisine and Gerber maker saw its growth stall in the US. How is the food giant looking to kick-start its business in a market going through profound change? Dean Best caught up with Rui Barbas, chief strategy officer for Nestlé's US arm, to find out more.


"We see ourselves as the new Birds Eye for a modern generation" - Strong Roots founder Samuel Dennigan on his plans for the frozen vegetable brand - the bitesize interview 23 Jul 18

Andy CoyneSamuel Dennigan, with Strong Roots products, at Whole Foods

Samuel Dennigan, 32, set up his Ireland-based frozen vegetable products business Strong Roots in 2015 and it has quickly gained listings on both sides of the Irish Sea. But Dennigan's only just getting started, he tells Andy Coyne.


Snacks giant Pladis sets out stall for rapid growth in North America - interview 4 Jul 18

Dean BestBlanchard joined Pladis in 2007 after two years at Campbell

Pladis, the UK-based, international snacks arm of Turkey's Yildiz Holding, is looking to scale up quickly in North America, a market that accounts for just 6% of sales and where it is doing battle with some major competitors. Dean Best spoke to regional CEO Brian Blanchard to find out more about the plans the McVitie's and Godiva owner has for the market.

If Kraft Heinz passed on Pinnacle, it should do so with Campbell

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 2 Aug 18

It's almost 18 months since Unilever rebuffed Kraft Heinz and, ever since, the rumour mill has spun over where the US manufacturer could look next. It's been reported today (2 August) the ketchup maker decided against moving for US peer Pinnacle Foods.


Maybe Trump is finding trade wars aren’t so easy to win

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 25 Jul 18

In March, a day after issuing stiff tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium, Donald Trump took to Twitter to give his verdict on trade disputes. Four months later, it looks as though Trump's confidence may have been more hubris.


Upfield Foods, home to ex-Unilever spreads assets, makes notable appointment

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 20 Jul 18

UK food-industry veteran David Salkeld is to take a senior position at Upfield Foods, the newly-instituted business that is home to Unilever's former spreads assets.

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi steps aside

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi steps aside

After 12 years at the top of the US food and beverage giant, Nooyi hands over to fellow PepsiCo veteran Ramon Laguarta.

Greenyard under spotlight after listeria outbreak

Greenyard under spotlight after listeria outbreak

The European vegetables supplier is seen as the likely source of a fatal listeria outbreak.

Nestle's portfolio change under CEO Mark Schneider

Nestle's portfolio change under CEO Mark Schneider

Since Mark Schneider took the top job at the world's largest food company in early 2017, the Swiss giant has steadily reshaped its business.

Premier Foods CEO in the firing line

Premier Foods CEO in the firing line

Gavin Darby has come under fierce criticism from the UK manufacturer's second-largest investor, which wants him out - and the Mr Kipling maker has come to his defence.

Country Profile: Ice cream in Italy

Country Profile: Ice cream in Italy

The Italian ice cream sector is led by the ‘take-home and bulk ice cream’ category in both value and volume terms in 2017. The category is also forecast to register fastest value and volume growth during 2017-2022. Hypermarkets & supermarkets is the leading channel for the distribution of ice cream in the country. Flexible packaging is the most commonly used pack material in the sector followed by rigid plastics. Unilever, Sammontana Spa and Nestle SA are the leading market players in the Italy ice cream sector... Read more

Published: June 2018 - ($875.00)


Fortified/Functional Packaged Food in the United Kingdom

Published: July 2018 - ($990.00)


Savory Snacks BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) Industry Guide 2013-2022

Published: July 2018 - ($995.00)


Fish & Seafood North America (NAFTA) Industry Guide 2013-2022

Published: July 2018 - ($795.00)


Reinventing Ancient Grains: From Traditional Staple Food to Modern Superfoods

Published: July 2018 - ($1325.00)


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