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Experts called out health, direct-to-consumer and Brexit as factors behind M&A in 2019

What could drive food M&A in 2019?

2018 looks set to be a year in which M&A activity in the food industry intensified. What could shape the sector's deal-making in 2019? D...

The latest free report from just-food's FUTURES service looks at prospect for cannabis food and drinks products

What's the future for cannabis in the food sector?

The latest issue of just-food's FUTURES series of reports looks at the rapid rise of the use of cannabis in food and drinks products....

Companies including Nestle are using new ruby chocolate to try to sweeten sales

Focus: Europe's confectioners struggle for sales

Confectionery sales are under pressure in Europe. How, IRI's Olly Abotorabi asks, can manufacturers revitalise the category?...

Noodle makers have leant on nutrition and flavour

China's instant noodle makers try to bounce back

China may be the world's largest market for instant noodles but sales have stuttered in recent years. How have manufacturers reacted and wha...

Campbell - can soup be its saviour?

Will Campbell Soup Co.'s growth strategy pay off?

Andy Coyne looks at Campbell Soup Co.'s future growth strategy and asks whether it is a plan of counter-intuitive genius or simply wrong-hea...

Denmark proposes to have labels on food products to identify impact on climate change

Can a climate label for food work?

A decade ago, a few companies looked to label a product's carbon footprint. The concept never took off. If revisited, just-food asks, would...

Riding US frozen food's "fourth wave" 11 Dec 18

In the US, frozen food is back – and it's riding on a new wave of innovation. Victor Martino documents what he calls the "fourth wave" of frozen food Stateside.

Unilever's 2018 investor day - six things to learn 11 Dec 18

Last week, Unilever's senior management was in the Indian city of Mumbai for the company's annual investor day. just-food presents what you need to know from the two-day event.

Thought Leaders

Dole sells Nordic salad units after EC ruling

Andy Coyne | 14 Dec 18 Dole - forced to sell after EC ruling

US fruit and vegetables giant Dole Food Company is selling its Scandinavian salad businesses Saba Fresh Cuts AB and Saba Fresh Cuts OY for an undisclosed sum.

Food firms and a world without plastic - research

Lucy Britner | 13 Dec 18 Plastic packaging - increasingly under the spotlight

Find out what could happen to food and drinks producers who don't make the move towards producing more environmentally-friendly packaging in the latest issue of FUTURES. 

Confectionery firm linked with Campbell unit bid

Andy Coyne | 10 Dec 18 Arnott's - one of Campbell's international assets.

A Europe-based confectionery business has been linked with a takeover bid for the international arm of US food giant Campbell Soup Co.

Recent News - (Updated: 6:13pm 14 Dec 2018)

FrieslandCampina signs production deal with peer

Adelie Foods announces UK factory closure

Raisio cuts forecast for key financial metric

US firm Lakeview Farms seals another acquisition

S Africa competition body rules on RCL asset sale

NPD - Weller, General Mills, Hood, NightFood

Lakeview Farms makes US acquisition

CMA pushes back retailers merger ruling

Greencore CEO Patrick Coveney on navigating new wave of M&A and uncertainty of Brexit - the just-food interview, part two 14 Nov 18

Dean BestCoveney sees sourcing labour as 'long-term issue' for UK food post-Brexit

Greencore's exit from the US leaves the Ireland-based own-label supplier to focus on the UK. Speaking to Dean Best, CEO Patrick Coveney surveys a market he sees as in flux.

Greencore CEO Patrick Coveney on leaving US market and focusing on UK - the just-food interview, part one 13 Nov 18

Dean BestCoveney: 'We have very exciting things we can do in the UK'

In the first of a two-part interview, Greencore CEO Patrick Coveney talks to Dean Best about the private-label manufacturer's decision to quit the US and focus on the UK market.

"The opportunity is so big" - Nestle and new asset Terrafertil eye Latin America's fledgling markets for plant-based foods 7 Nov 18

Dean BestNestle 'wants to push' goldenberry products

After a deal finalised in August, Nestle owns a majority stake in Latin American organic and plant-based business Terrafertil. Dean Best spoke to both companies to ask what lies ahead.

The challenge of getting a "stealth small brand" to stick

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 12 Dec 18

Earlier this year, in a popular article on just-food, our US columnist Victor Martino coined the phrase "stealth small brand" - a product developed by Big Food but designed to look like it comes from a start-up. Mars has demonstrated how difficult it can be to get such a brand to stick.

A price point that is infinity and beyond

Andy Coyne, just-food editorial team Andy Coyne | 30 Nov 18

Andy Coyne road tests the eagerly-awaited Beyond Burger, a US plant-based product that has recently arrived in the UK.

London confirms transport ban on junk-food ads

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 23 Nov 18

London's Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has confirmed what his office is calling a "groundbreaking" ban on advertising 'junk food' on the UK capital's transport network.

What to monitor in 2019

What to monitor in 2019

just-food presents a series of articles setting out the issues and trends to watch next year.

Greencore quits US

Greencore quits US

London-listed private-label supplier exits after a decade trying to build business Stateside.



The US, Canada and Mexico - members of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - have struck a deal to replace the pact with the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

Dispatches from 2018 Trend Hunter Future Festival

Dispatches from 2018 Trend Hunter Future Festival

Lucy Britner reports back from Toronto, where the latest consumer trends were unpicked

Vitamins in Germany

Vitamins in Germany

Health awareness in Germany is steadily increasing as consumers become more knowledgeable about how to avoid common ailments, particularly during the winter. As a result, Germans are especially concerned about a potential lack of vitamins which are crucial for good health. Therefore, advertising has a strong influence on purchasing decisions as it highlights the need for a healthy immune system. At the same time, these products also benefit from being widely available in discounters, supermarket..... Read more

Published: September 2018 - ($990.00)

Palm Oil: From Controversial to Sustainable Commodity

Published: September 2018 - ($1325.00)

Sports Nutrition in the US

Published: October 2018 - ($990.00)

West Europe - ISA Region Report

Published: November 2018 - ($199.00)

Drinkable Yogurt (Dairy & Soy Food) Market in the United Kingdom - Outlook to 2022: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

Published: October 2018 - ($500.00)

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