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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...

Turkey Hill - on trend with its All Natural range.

US ice cream part two – the 'big food' fightback

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...

Conagra's move to buy US peer Pinnacle was stand-out move in June

M&A heats up in June leading to H1 high - data

just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as c...

Arctic Zero - among the brands disrupting US ice cream category

US ice cream deep-dive part one – the disruptors

In the first of a two-part feature on the US ice cream category, Andy Coyne looks at how a sector dominated by big brands has been stood on...


Scrutiny will only intensify even if Premier CEO gets re-elected 6 Jul 18

It would be a surprise Premier Foods' under-fire CEO Gavin Darby is not re-elected at the UK group's AGM on 18 July but activist investor Oasis Management has brought to the fore concerns about the manufacturer's performance. The market will be watching closely if Premier moves forward under its current CEO.


Can the food industry eliminate trans fats by 2023? 5 Jul 18

The World Health Organization's REPLACE initiative aims to eliminate industrially-produced trans fats from the global food supply by 2023. Major food manufacturers have set the pace on trans fat elimination but the critical challenge for the WHO and the food industry is how to bring all food companies in all countries up to speed. Ben Cooper reports.

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Putin extends ban on western food imports

Simon Harvey | 13 Jul 18 Russia's ban was due to expire in December this year

President Vladimir Putin has once again extended a ban on some western food imports in retaliation for sanctions put in place over Russia's military incursions into Ukraine.


Deoleo CEO - Olive-oil industry model "broken"

Dean Best | 13 Jul 18 Deoleo boss called for common standards of identity for olive oil

The olive-oil industry's business model is "broken", with consumer demand falling and the sector set to see surplus production, Pierluigi Tosato, the CEO of Deoleo, one of the sector's largest suppliers, has warned.


French dairy giant Bel to build plant in Canada

Dean Best | 12 Jul 18 Plant to produce Mini Babybel

Bel Group, the France-based cheese major, is to set up a factory in Canada.

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Value-added dairy products in India set to boom

Norway's sugar tax bites into Cloetta results

Smithfield Foods targets UK from Polish plant

Dr Oetker targets Egypt via Tag El Melouk deal

Japan's Takara Foods plots first Europe factory

Orkla makes changes to exec team

Japan's sheep, goat meat market opens up to US

US FDA - salmonella-linked Kellogg cereal on sale

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.

President Trump and the food industry

President Trump and the food industry

We detail President Trump's pronouncements as they relate to the food industry.

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.

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.

Plastics rise up consumer agenda

Plastics rise up consumer agenda

Plastic has become perhaps the hottest sustainability topic and food companies are reacting with pledges - but are they enough?

Global Flexible Packaging Market for Food and Beverages 2018

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