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Food industry in 2018 - e-commerce trends to watch

Taking advantage of the rise of the e-commerce channel will be a priority of an increasing number of food company strategists in 2018. Andre...

Beyond Meat - heading to the UK in 2018?

2018 outlook: navigating a UK market in spotlight

As we approach the New Year, food industry watchers are predicting what we are likely to see in the UK in 2018. Andy Coyne reports....

'FMCG groups need need to think about driving the top line'

Focus: Food firms seek revenue management boost

In mature markets like North America and western Europe, packaged food manufacturers have in recent years found top-line growth hard to come...

Pret may have 'underestimated' UK demand for veggie and vegan food, CEO has said

Focus: The vegan opportunity in UK foodservice

The number of vegans in the UK has rocketed in the past decade, while the number of meat-eaters looking to reduce their consumption of meat...

Healthy eating - the food industry is weighing up the best way to meet sugar reduction  targets.

The healthier foods challenge

A recurring subject at the Food Matters Live conference and exhibition in London last week was, not surprisingly, reformulation. Ben Cooper...

'Food companies can anticipate significantly more negative publicity around use of plastics in packaging'

Sustainability in '18: bolder aims, wider horizons

Food companies are being spurred by the UN Global Goals and heightened consumer expectations to increase the ambition and broaden the scope...

Industry gets obesity praise but could UK politics shift? 23 Nov 17

The annual Food Matters Live conference and exhibition has been held in London this week, with industry, politicians, campaigners and academia meeting at a three-day business event that focuses on the links between food, health, nutrition and sustainability. Ben Cooper reports on the discussions centring on the UK government's bid to tackle childhood obesity.

The six mega-trends that will shape the US food industry in 2018 22 Nov 17

Operating in the US food market? If you thought 2017 was a heady mix of challenge and opportunity, wait for 2018, writes just-food's US columnist Victor Martino, who gives you six mega-trends your business must embrace to thrive over the next 12 months.

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Lactalis faces worldwide recall of products

Andy Coyne | 11 Dec 17 Lactalis - facing a worldwide recall of certain infant nutrition products.

French officials have ordered the global recall of several baby formula milk and baby food products made by the country's dairy giant Lactalis after the discovery of salmonella bacteria.

UK analysts suggest 'meat tax' could happen

Andy Coyne | 11 Dec 17 Meat tax - analysis suggests it could very well become a reality.

A UK organisation that provides analysis for investors in areas such as livestock production has produced a report looking at the likelihood of a 'meat tax' being brought in.

Oetker buys Belgian bakery business Diversi Foods

Dean Best | 11 Dec 17 Oetker moves to add Diversi Foods to baking arm

German food and beverage giant Oetker Gruppe has agreed to buy Belgium-based bakery supplier Diversi Foods for an undisclosed sum.

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Arla sets out Endrup Dairy plans

Nissin Foods drops on HKD904m share debut

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France's Sodiaal unveils strategic plan

Campbell-backed fund invests in incubator network

Canada secures CAD225m meat export deal with China

Exceldor plans new poultry distribution centre

Building supply chain resilience at heart of McCormick’s 2025 vision - interview 4 Dec 17

Ben CooperMcCormick - committed to sustainable ingredient sourcing.

US flavourings firm McCormick puts supply chain goals front and centre in its new sustainability strategy. Michael Okoroafor, the company’s vice president of global sustainability and packaging innovation, told Ben Cooper why.

UK breakfast firm Moma Foods adds overseas push to growth plans - interview 23 Nov 17

Dean BestMoma Foods 'more strategic' with overseas markets

UK-based, oats-focused business Moma Foods is more than a decade old and, after carving out a foothold domestically, is starting to strategically look at growing its fledgling positions in its overseas markets. Dean Best spoke to Moma Foods managing director Pete Joubert to find out more.

Mochi ice-cream maker Bubbies sets out stall - interview 20 Nov 17

Dean BestHawaii-based Bubbies set to open plant on mainland US

As Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts approaches the first anniversary of a change in its ownership, the US maker of mochi ice cream has plans to expand domestically and overseas. Dean Best spoke to Bubbies CEO Rick Schaffer about the company’s ambitions.

Tesco-Booker deal gets green light as UK grocery landscape shifts

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 14 Nov 17

Here in the UK, we've had two significant pieces of M&A news in the grocery retail channel in the last 24 hours.

Getting the basics right online

Andy Coyne, just-food editorial team Andy Coyne | 8 Nov 17

Failed launches cost grocery brands operating in the UK over GBP30m per year - but ironing out mistakes made in listing new products online could help improve marketeers' chances of success, according to new research.

US plant-based foods lobbyists get notable new member

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 30 Oct 17

More US trade-body news has caught the eye today (30 October). The Plant Based Foods Association, set up just 18 months ago to promote the growing category in the US, has attracted a major new member.

The food industry in 2018

The food industry in 2018

We present the industry issues and trends to watch next year.

Nestle linked with Hain Celestial

Nestle linked with Hain Celestial

The world's largest food maker has reportedly had preliminary talks about buying part or all of the US group.

The food industry and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

The food industry and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

Food manufacturers have been prominent in the first wave of corporations aligning with the UN SDGs and the goals are becoming a focal point for industry sustainability strategies.

The sale of US snack maker Inventure Foods

The sale of US snack maker Inventure Foods

A year after announcing a review of its options, Inventure Foods has agreed to a sale to fellow US savoury snacks business Utz Quality Foods.

Is Sugar the next Tobacco?

Is Sugar the next Tobacco?

Pressure to reduce sugar in food is growing. On the back of effective campaigning and the publication of new dietary advice by influential health bodies, sugar reduction has risen to the top of the dietary health agenda during the past three years... Read more

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