'Manufacturers and retailers need to be able to get ahead of the times and be willing to be nimble'

What does Generation Z want from food?

Move over Millennials. There's a new consumer cohort in town and food manufacturers should stay paying them more attention. Simon Creasey ta...

General Mills launched Oui by Yoplait this summer to try to boost flagging US yogurt sales

Home discomforts cloud General Mills outlook

General Mills maintained its full-year forecasts after an opening quarter of falling sales and profits but there is uncertainty on Wall Stre...

Bob Evans Farms - will provide  Post Holdings with a  greater presence in the refrigerated  sector.

Why did Post Holdings buy Bob Evans Farms?

In the largest M&A deal in the US packaged food sector in 2017, on Tuesday (19 September) Post Holdings announced the acquisition of bacon,...

There is debate over how much investors care about sustainability strategies

How's sustainability influencing food M&A?

Ben Cooper looks at how sustainability considerations are influencing food industry mergers and acquisitions....

Food labelling - likely to face change in the UK post-Brexit.

Analysis: Future of food labelling post-Brexit

Once it leaves the EU, the UK will be able to frame its own food labelling legislation but what is likely to change? Ben Cooper attended a W...

Dark Cocoa Karma cereal among Kashi's certified transitional products

Potential of certified transitional organic in US

Sales of organic food in the US continue to be robust but a limit to the growth of the industry is the gap between demand and the supply of...


Recent M&A moves show Nestle has woken up and smelt the coffee 18 Sep 17

Nestle's investment in US coffee roaster and retailer Blue Bottle is another sign of a change in the food giant's M&A strategy since the arrival of CEO Mark Schneider earlier this year, Dean Best writes.


NGO Ceres' deep dive into water gives food plenty to ponder 15 Sep 17

A new report from US non-profit Ceres looking at how food manufacturers are addressing water risks points to improvement among some companies but finds many others to be worryingly off the pace. Ben Cooper reports.

Thought Leaders


Fonterra confirms bid for Murray Goulburn

Andy Coyne | 25 Sep 17 Murray Goulburn - Fonterra has confirmed its interest in taking over the business.

New Zealand-owned dairy giant Fonterra has confirmed it has made an approach for embattled dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn.


Pladis passes on Nestle US confectionery arm

Andy Coyne | 25 Sep 17 Nestle - Pladis said it will not be bidding for its US confectionery arm.

Turkish food group Pladis, the owner of Godiva chocolate and McVitie's biscuits, has ruled itself out of making a bid for Nestle's US confectionery arm.


Cargill forms UK poultry venture with Faccenda

Simon Harvey | 25 Sep 17 A name for new company will be announced when deal is completed

US agribusiness giant Cargill is forming a 50-50 joint venture with the UK's Faccenda Foods to supply chicken, turkey and duck.

Recent News - (Updated: 9:44pm 25 Sep 2017)

Unilever sells spreads business in southern Africa

Defra accused of sitting on Brexit food report

Earnings summary: Fonterra, Aryzta

Granarolo buys Venchiaredo stake from Emmi

Tyson to expand Iowa site

Zespri names Dan Mathieson new CEO

Nestle launches protein-packed Yorkie in UK

Taze Ay gets EBRD support for halal meat expansion

A2 Milk mulls options for next stage of growth - interview 7 Sep 17

Dean BestA2 Platinum infant formula owner 'getting lots of interest from major players'

A2 Milk Co., the New Zealand-based dairy and infant formula business, has had a bumper 12 months. Two weeks ago, the company reported a near-trebling in its annual profits. Revenues jumped more than 50%, fuelled by growth in its home markets of New Zealand and Australia, rapid expansion in China and improved performances from smaller businesses in the UK and the US. Where next? Dean Best spoke to A2 Milk executive Scott Wotherspoon who has been handed a new role that could see the business cast its net wider.


"We can really make a dent in the food industry" - Chris Laidlaw, CEO of Sanitarium's Life Health Foods UK, on new growth strategy 29 Aug 17

Dean BestLaidlaw: 'We're going to market to find the hottest up-and-coming health food businesses'

Life Health Foods UK, a venture part-owned by Australian major Sanitarium, is embarking on a new strategy that has M&A at its centre and could see the business broaden its breakfast-portfolio into other categories. Dean Best spoke to Chris Laidlaw, the ex-Diageo executive recently-appointed to take the helm at Life Health Foods UK about the venture’s plans to be a European "house of foods".


"We're really travelling fast" - The Coconut Collaborative founder James Averdieck on the rise of the UK non-dairy firm 21 Aug 17

Dean BestAverdieck: 'One thing I realised when I sold Gü is that I kind of created a vacuum'

After selling UK dessert business Gü, James Averdieck did some TV work but missed the cut and thrust of the grocery sector. In 2013, he bought Bessant & Drury, a UK dairy-free ice cream maker, a fledgling firm that formed the foundations of The Coconut Collaborative, a growing company selling dairy-free yogurt, desserts and ice cream domestically and overseas. Dean Best caught up with Averdieck to find out about how his latest venture is developing, the company's cautious approach to international expansion and his ambitions for the business.

Theresa May's Florence speech - UK food industry (and the EU) react

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 22 Sep 17

This afternoon, UK Prime Minister Theresa May gave her much-awaited speech on Brexit in the Italian city of Florence. Here's how the UK food industry lobby bodies (and some senior EU politicians) reacted.


Brexit customs "could cost UK traders GBP4bn a year"

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 11 Sep 17

As the rain hammers on our windows this afternoon (11 September), a report in the UK offers companies doing international business some gloomy reading - post-Brexit customs could cost the country's traders GBP4bn a year.


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The impact of sustainability on food M&A

The impact of sustainability on food M&A

With rising consumer interest in the link between what they eat and the impact on the environment, shopper (and corporate) demand for brands perceived to be more ethical is growing.

M&A interest in Australian dairy Murray Goulburn

M&A interest in Australian dairy Murray Goulburn

The embattled co-op has revealed approaches have been made for part or all of the Australian dairy group.

Fipronil contamination rocks Europe egg sector

Fipronil contamination rocks Europe egg sector

The contamination of eggs in the Netherlands with the insecticide fipronil has led to recalls in a raft of markets.

Mondelez names new CEO

Mondelez names new CEO

The snacks giant has hired McCain Foods chief Dirk van de Put to lead the Oreo owner.

Global Breakfast Cereals Market 2017-2021

Global Breakfast Cereals Market 2017-2021

About Breakfast Cereals Breakfast cereal is a processed food got by grains and usually served as a morning cereal. It is often consumed with milk. Grains like corn, wheat, oats, rice, and barley are the most commonly used raw materials in breakfast cereal... Read more

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Opportunities in the Western Europe Savory Snacks Sector: Analysis of Opportunities Offered by High Growth Economies

Published: August 2017 - ($2100.00)


Opportunities in the North American Ice Cream Sector: Analysis of Opportunities Offered by Countries in the Region

Published: August 2017 - ($2100.00)


Chocolate, Cocoa and Sugar Confectionery Markets in Africa to 2021 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts

Published: July 2017 - ($1075.65)


Chocolate, Cocoa and Sugar Confectionery Markets in Americas to 2021 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts

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