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The closure of US meal-kit business Chef'd is symptomatic of the challenges in that fledgling sector but, Victor Martino argues, it is also...

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How should SMEs expand overseas?

Export markets can be enticing for small- and medium-sized businesses in the food industry but how best should companies with limited resour...

Canadian protein group Maple Leaf Foods now owns Field Roast

Guide: Big Meat eyeing alternatives

The rise of plant-based products as an alternative to meat and the arrival of lab-created - or 'clean' - products as a potentially sustainab...

Cocoa seen as the 'poor man's crop'

Can cocoa supply meet future demand sustainably?

Ben Cooper looks at food companies' efforts to put their west African cocoa supply chains on a truly sustainable footing....

Ayoba-Yo signed up to Kraft Heinz's Springboard Brands programme

Hatching new ideas - incubators and accelerators

Our guide to some of the main food sector incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers....

Irwin Simon announced his departure in June

Will Hain Celestial new chief usher in new era?

Finding a successor to Hain Celestial founder and chief executive Irwin Simon could prove tricky in light of the pressure from activist inve...


US ice cream deep-dive, part two – how might the larger players fight back? 10 Jul 18

Part one of just-food's in-depth look at the US ice-cream market, Andy Coyne looked at how a sector dominated by big brands has been hugely disrupted by independent innovators. Now he examines how the category is likely to develop and how the larger players might fight back.


Food industry M&A heats up in June leading to H1 high - data 10 Jul 18

just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on their competition. Here we present numbers for the first six months of 2018.

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Mondelez in sugar offensive in UK, Ireland

Simon Harvey | 20 Jul 18 Mondelez has other sugar offensives in pipeline for 2019

Confectionery giant Mondelez International is undertaking an offensive to cut sugar in products sold in the UK and Ireland - and from 2019 it will offer a variant of its Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate bar with 30% less sugar.


Spain's Ibersnacks merges with Europe Snacks Kolak

Andy Coyne | 19 Jul 18 Ibersnacks - part of a newly formed European snacks group

European private-label snack businesses Grupo Ibersnacks from Spain and Anglo-French peer Europe Snacks Kolak have merged.


EU, Japan sign "economic partnership"

Dean Best | 17 Jul 18 Abe (l), Tusk (c) and Juncker (r) and Tokyo summit

The EU and Japan today (17 July) announced they have formally signed a trade agreement between the two markets covering almost a third of the world's GDP.

Recent News - (Updated: 1:06pm 20 Jul 2018)

Intense competition sees Wessanen lower forecasts

Century Snacks hires Valerie Oswalt as CEO

Patties Foods acquires gourmet pie maker Boscastle

US meal-kit business Chef'd ceases operations

Sodiaal forms four divisions to implement strategy

PepsiCo and Select Harvests in China nut deal

Unilever calls new structure vote for October

Newly-listed Keytone unveils new chairman

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.


"It's taken five years to properly get started" - Nom Noms World Food founder Lisa Sohanpal on UK ethnic-cuisine firm's ambitions - the bitesize interview 27 Jun 18

Dean BestEvery purchase of Nom Noms product helps feed child in India, Sohanpal says

UK-based ethnic-cuisine business Nom Nom World Foods has had its ups and downs since forming five years ago. Dean Best caught up with founder and CEO Lisa Sohanpal, now based in Toronto, to discuss her plans for growth, including some notable new contracts in North America - but also hear about the challenges that can beset an SME.


Charlie Bigham's CEO Patrick Cairns on how UK ready-meals maker plans to serve up more growth - interview 20 Jun 18

Dean BestCairns: 'We're focusing on brand. A lot of people know the product but don't necessarily know the brand'

After a decade at Unilever, a stint in charge of UK baby-food firm Plum Baby and seven years leading Wessanen’s UK division, Patrick Cairns has, since March last year, been chief executive of Charlie Bigham’s, the London-based manufacturer of upmarket ready meals. Dean Best met Cairns to discuss his plans for the business.

Nature's Path quits US organic trade body in "protest"

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 4 Jul 18

The Organic Trade Association, which represents the organic industry in the US, has seen a high-profile member quit the organisation, taking a swipe at the body's stance on policy issues.


Early skirmishes in the Ketchup War

Andy Coyne, just-food editorial team Andy Coyne | 2 Jul 18

In the 1970s a squabble between the UK and Iceland over fishing rights in the North Atlantic earned the somewhat hyperbolic name of the Cod War.


Brexit could be worse for dairy than Russia ban, EU and UK producers warn

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 26 Jun 18

Russia's embargo on a swathe of foodstuffs from the EU in 2014 - a ban that lasts to this day - hammered the bloc's dairy industry. But producers on both sides of the English Channel have warned the impact of Brexit could be worse.

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.

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.

Conagra Brands strikes deal for US peer Pinnacle Foods

Conagra Brands strikes deal for US peer Pinnacle Foods

Two of the largest, listed food manufacturers in the US - Conagra Brands and Pinnacle Foods - are to combine.

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Syrups & Spreads Top 5 Emerging Markets Industry Guide 2013-2022

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

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