Premier has sought to revitalise brands like Batchelors with NPD

Comment: Premier has more to ponder than Brexit

This week's profit warning from Premier Foods plc dismayed the market with analysts expressing concern about the UK group's ability to pass...

Organic and snacking - as exemplified by Bahlsen's investment in Danish brand Rawbite in December - set to be two trends driving M&A, industry watchers say

The food market in 2017 - consumer trends and M&A

In an uncertain business environment, with executives watching closely how the incoming President Trump could affect areas from regulations...

Industry watchers believe 'go West' will be dynamic driving M&A in 2017

2017: three major drivers of M&A strategy

A year of geopolitical uncertainty awaits and there are few things business dislikes more than uncertainty. What impact could there be on M&...

The outlook for 2017, according to our readers

just-food 2017 survey – profits and sales

The global food industry will continue to double-down on cutting operating costs during 2017 in the face of rising input expenses and an inc...

BRF enters Turkey with Banvit acquisition - what are its motives?

Could BRF's Turkey move pave way for OneFoods IPO?

BRF, the Brazil-based meat giant, announced this week it has teamed up with the state of Qatar to buy a majority stake in Turkey-based proce...

just-food surveyed readers on range of growth subjects

just-food 2017 Survey - your thoughts on growth

In November and December, we ran our annual Confidence Survey to see how our international food industry readership saw 2017 unfolding. Here...

The food market in 2017 - what will shape the UK food sector? 12 Jan 17

Concerns about the potential impact on the UK's food industry in 2017 over the impending "divorce" from the EU are looming large for suppliers, retailers and consumers alike. The formal two-year round of Brexit talks aimed at shaping future UK-EU relations, including in areas such as import and exports of food products, are scheduled to start in March. The UK government is under fire for being too secretive about what the post-Brexit trading environment with EU nations will look like. However, food industry analysts say consumers will expect to see exactly the opposite approach from manufacturers, with shoppers favouring products that demonstrate transparency and clearer origin labelling. Healthy and better-for-you brands are also expected to continue doing well in 2017, together with a continuing trend towards free-from foods. Younger consumers, in particular, are expected to drive these and other trends forward. John Shepherd reports.

The food market in 2017 - the need-to-know US consumer trends 11 Jan 17

A seismic shift in the US consumer landscape has redefined the country's food market in recent years, challenging so-called Big Food and making it harder for legacy brands to grow sales. Trends that gained steam in the US during 2016 include the rise of the "clean label", a growing awareness of GMOs, increased concern over sugar consumption and rising demand for free-from products. These will remain influential factors in 2017 but here just-food takes a look at some of the other emerging consumer trends that are set to shape the food US food sector over the coming 12 months and beyond. 

Thought Leaders

Mondelez sells Vegemite to Bega

Katy Askew | 19 Jan 17 Mondelez sells Vegemite and other brands to Australia's Bega Cheese

Mondelez International has sold a clutch of its Australian and New Zealand grocery brands, including the spread business Vegemite, to Bega Cheese for AUD460m (US$346m).

Nestle mum on Mead Johnson takeover talk

Dean Best | 19 Jan 17 Nestle reported to be interested in buying Mead Johnson

Nestle has refused to comment on a report in the US claiming the world's largest food maker is considering a takeover offer for infant formula producer Mead Johnson.

Kellogg to slash 250 jobs 

Katy Askew | 19 Jan 17 Kellogg confirms 250 jobs to go in North America

US cereal-to-snack group Kellogg has confirmed it plans to eliminate 250 positions at its operations in North America. 

Recent News - (Updated: 2:00pm 19 Jan 2017)

Arca Continental to open third Mexico snacks plant

Nestle, Unilever join sustainable food campaign

Finsbury Food Group to look for price hikes

Clover Industries forecasts headline earnings fall

UK facing shortages of fresh produce

O'Brien Fine Foods to acquire Faughan Foods

Cloetta admits Italy arm could be sold

Danone aims to double India business by 2020

Patanjali Ayurved MD Acharya Balkrishna on rise of India's FMCG disruptor - interview 6 Jan 17

Raghavendra VermaPatanjali Ayurved targeting US$15bn in sales by March 2020, Balkrishna says

Fast-growing Indian consumer goods company Patanjali Ayurved was described this week as "the most disruptive force" in the country's FMCG market. Set up in 2006, Patanjali Ayurved's mix of food and personal care products, combined with its strategy of promoting the Ayurveda system of medicine, has enjoyed rapid growth - and the business has ambitious plans. Raghavendra Verma met Patanjali Ayurved managing director Acharya Balkrishna to find out more.

Chaucer Food Group CEO Andy Ducker on sale to Nagatanien Holdings and plans for expansion - interview 20 Dec 16

Katy AskewChaucer Food Group's B2B and branded businesses can thrive, CEO Ducker says

Chaucer Food Group, the UK freeze-dried fruit company recently snapped up by Japanese food business Nagatanien Holdings, has some significant plans to grow. CEO Andy Ducker spoke to just-food about Chaucer's ambitions and how Nagatanien's ownership will support expansion. 

Propercorn co-founder Ryan Kohn on UK popcorn firm's ambitions - interview 19 Dec 16

John ShepherdPropercorn has recently entered the Swedish and Norwegian markets

Less than three months after securing investment from the founders of the Innocent Drinks smoothies, UK popcorn maker Propercorn has added to its list of export markets and is also expanding its portfolio. As Propercorn prepares to enter its sixth year of operations, John Shepherd caught up with Propercorn co-founder Ryan Kohn to find out what the next moves ahead for the company might be.

UK food industry gives cautious welcome to Theresa May's Brexit speech

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 18 Jan 17

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has shed some light on what she wants from the country's negotiations to leave the EU and its post-Brexit future - and the food sector has given her speech a cautious welcome.

Unilever - consumers in emerging markets care more about sustainability

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

Unilever, one of the consumer goods companies seen in the vanguard of sustainable business, has issued data it claims shows the issue is a bigger driver of shopper behaviour in emerging markets than in the developed world.

We wish you a merry Christmas

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 23 Dec 16

Today (23 December) is just-food's last day before closing for Christmas. We'll return, raring to go on Tuesday 3 January - but of course there's been plenty of top-notch content that has gone live in recent days for you to get you teeth into before then.

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.

How will 2017 shape up for the food industry?

How will 2017 shape up for the food industry?

We present the results of our 2017 Confidence Survey and take a deeper look at areas including consumer trends, foodservice and the digital sphere.

Bellamy's Australia under pressure

Bellamy's Australia under pressure

The infant formula and baby food business has come under scrutiny over concerns about its business in China.

France's Financiere Turenne Lafayette under scrutiny

France's Financiere Turenne Lafayette under scrutiny

The finances of the owner of William Saurin ready meals and Madrange meats are in the spotlight after an audit revealed "a misrepresentation of the group's accounts over several years".

The Big 15: Strategies and Priorities of Top Packaged Food P

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This briefing focuses on the strategies of the top 15 players in food, which command 20% of global revenues. It outlines three common strategies for their growth over the last decade: investment in health and wellness, consolidation of power brands and portfolio shift towards fast-growth products. After reviewing key recent M&A’s, the report gives a snapshot of the future of Big Food in light of the slowdown in BRICs, maturing marketplaces and the booming artisanal movement in advanced economies..... Read more

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