'Benefits of Brexit for the UK system are perhaps harder to discern than immediate threats but it is vital they are recognised and seized'

Brexit: Threat to or chance for UK food security?

Brexit has been said to constitute a clear and present danger to UK food security - but what does food security mean in this context and to...

'The stakes have never been higher'

How food companies in UK can increase R&D success

More than eight in ten R&D projects are said to end in failure. In a guest column, Will Rees-Hooper, innovation director at strategic brand...

CEO change is 'not a crisis signal''

What lies ahead for FrieslandCampina's new CEO?

FrieslandCampina, the world's fifth-largest dairy business, has announced the departure of CEO Roelof Joosten, with CFO Hein Schumacher to t...

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....

Kellogg has long suffered from under-pressure breakfast sales in the US

Analysis: Kellogg - new CEO, same old problems

Kellogg this week welcomed a new CEO. Former Anheuser-Busch InBev, Coca-Cola and The Nature’s Bounty Co. executive Steve Cahillane took the...

IRI survey showed differences in habits between countries

Europe's appetite for healthier food on rise

The number of consumers buying healthy food in Europe is growing. Global research firm IRI has conducted a survey on the healthy-eating habi...

Nestle 2017 Investor Day - 5 things to learn from CEO Mark Schneider's vision for food giant 29 Sep 17

Nestle’s 2017 investor day had been much anticipated – and it did not disappoint. The event in London was the first of Nestle's annual investor gatherings to be led by CEO Mark Schneider, with the market keen to hear how the German saw the future for the world’s largest food maker. Dean Best gives you the top takeaways from the event.

What does Generation Z want from food? 25 Sep 17

Move over Millennials. There's a new consumer cohort in town and food manufacturers should stay paying them more attention. Simon Creasey takes an in-depth look at what makes Generation Z tick, what shapes their buying habits and how food companies should respond.

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    Discover the 14 trends that are reshaping the eCommerce landscape for CPGs. Download the white paper.

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    Customer Centricity Report

    In recent years, product variety in the food & drink industry has exploded and competition has become intense. This white paper highlights the challenges the food and drink i...

Italy's Ferrero to buy US candy firm Ferrara

Andy Coyne | 19 Oct 17 Ferrara - gobbled up by Italy's Ferrero

Italian confectionery business Ferrero has announced it is to acquire US firm Ferrara Candy Co. via an affiliated company.

Kraft Heinz to buy assets from Japan's Suntory

Dean Best | 19 Oct 17 Kraft Heinz to buy brands including Gravox gravy

Kraft Heinz has struck a deal to acquire a range of food brands marketed in Australia and New Zealand, including Saxa salt and Gravox gravy, from Japan's Suntory Food & Beverage.

Earnings summary: Nestle, Unilever 9M sales rise

just-food.com | 19 Oct 17 Net divestments had negative impact due to Froneri joint venture

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Recent News - (Updated: 10:44am 19 Oct 2017)

JBS shuts beef plants due to "legal action"

Danone confirms CEO Faber to take on chairman role

Savencia takes majority stake in Russia's Belebey

Poland weighs up ways to combat obesity

DiCaprio adds Beyond Meat to share portfolio

Ferrero teams up with Unilever on Kinder ice cream

Dutch Bakery infused with majority stake by Egeria

Domty to open new distribution centre in Rwanda

Why Meatsnacks Group is confident about growth prospects 18 Oct 17

Dean BestThe Meatsnacks Group range includes Wild West brand

UK-based Meatsnacks Group has built a business with a leadership position in the country's growing jerky and biltong categories - but is looking to flex its muscles with new products and further geographic expansion. Dean Best met Meatsnacks Group managing director James Newitt at the Anuga trade show to find out more.

Sustainability at heart of Ajinomoto's global ambitions 13 Oct 17

Ben CooperAjinomoto: 'Overseas investors, especially in Europe, place significant value on ESG initiatives'

Ben Cooper looks at how Japan food and ingredients group Ajinomoto’s approach to sustainability ties in with its broader ambitions to become a leading force on the world food stage.

Bonduelle "ready for more M&A" - interview with CFO Gregory Sanson 4 Oct 17

Dean BestSanson: Bonduelle 'continues to be ambitious'

France-based international vegetable supplier Bonduelle this week reported its annual financial results, a year of rising sales and earnings and in which it struck a major acquisition - that of US produce group Ready Pac Foods. Dean Best spoke to Bonduelle CFO Grégory Sanson about the numbers, the company's outlook for the 2017/18 financial year and why it is ready for more M&A.

How are you feeling about 2018?

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 16 Oct 17

The food industry is going through a period of change not seen for generations - and we'd like to know how you plan to continue trying to navigate this state of flux next year.

Could Nestle be weighing up major M&A move outside food?

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 12 Oct 17

Pfizer has this week announced it is reviewing the options it has for its consumer healthcare business. Might Nestle be interested?

Lots of chatter about grocery M&A on both sides of pond

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 5 Oct 17

The last 24 hours or so have seen possible M&A deals among some of the biggest names in food retail speculated on both sides of the Atlantic.

Brexit and the food industry

Brexit and the food industry

How will the UK's departure from the EU affect the food industry? This page brings together the latest news and views on the impact Brexit could have on the sector.

2 Sisters Food Group faces poultry allegations

2 Sisters Food Group faces poultry allegations

One of the UK food giant's domestic poultry plants is at the centre of labelling and hygiene regulations.

Nestle's 2017 Investor Day

Nestle's 2017 Investor Day

The world's largest food maker met investors and analysts in London to discuss its strategy - the first time recently-installed CEO Mark Schneider formally put across his vision for the group.

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.

Global Bakery Product Market to 2021

Global Bakery Product Market to 2021

The report package Global Bakery Product Market to 2021 offers the most up-to-date industry data on the actual market situation, and future outlook for bakery products in the world and in the top 10 global countries... Read more

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Global Pasta Market to 2021 - Market Size, Development, Top 10 Countries, and Forecasts

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Global Database of the Top 1000 Cheese Producers

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Global Database of the Top 1000 Sugar Producers

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Global Database of the Top 1000 Fruit and Vegetable Canning Companies

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