Regenerative practices sequester carbon from the atmosphere into the earth and could help combat climate change, soil degredation and water access issues

How the food industry can reverse climate change

Climate change is widely viewed as one of the biggest threats facing humanity. The impact of global warming can be seen across the world and...

McCormick is to pay around 27x EBIT for Reckitt's food assets

Focus: McCormick's spicy move for Reckitt's sauces

McCormick & Co. this week emerged as the buyer of Reckitt Benckiser's food assets, which include French's mustard and Frank's RedHot sauce....

General Mills has forecast decline in sales in new year but aims to improve top-line trends

General Mills 2018 investor day - 4 takeaways

General Mills is one of a clutch of US-centric businesses that have been under sales pressure for some time. In the 12 months to 28 May, the...

Can Brandless sustain single price-point?

Column: Room for improvement at Brandless

With the rapid rise of digital-native, direct-to-consumer brands like Dollar Shave Company and The Honest Company, Keith Anderson, senior vi...

Will platform emerge to consolidate deliveries?

In-depth: Prospects for direct-to-consumer in UK

The continued rapid growth of grocery e-commerce in the UK, combined with the tough trading conditions in serving traditional, bricks-and-mo...

Investor reaction to recent comments from Danone CEO Faber on sustainability was mixed

Sustainability still leaves some investors cold

There are increasing signs more investors are becoming interested in the corporate sustainability practices of food companies, with some int...

Does sustainability sell in the UK? 13 Jul 17

Consumer concern has long been an important reason for food companies to take sustainability seriously, not only for reasons of reputational protection but increasingly for the value strong sustainability credentials can bring to a brand. In the first of a series of articles looking at the market pull for more sustainable food, Ben Cooper looks at the relationship between consumers and food sustainability in the UK, and asks whether sustainability sells.

How PepsiCo is trying to meet shifting consumer, retail dynamics 13 Jul 17

Significant changes are taking place in the way food manufacturers interact with their customers and consumers. Retail dynamics are evolving rapidly, with channel shifts, retailer consolidation and the ever growing importance of e-commerce shaking up the sector. Meanwhile, the consumer environment is developing at a faster pace than ever before. just-food looks at how PepsiCo is responding.

Thought Leaders

PE firms 'circling Unilever spreads division'

Andy Coyne | 25 Jul 17 Unilever spreads - a potential bidding consortium has emerged

Reports are emerging a consortium of private-equity firms is preparing a bid for the GBP6bn (US$7.84bn) Unilever spreads division that houses the Flora margarine and I Can't Believe It's Not Butter brands.

Fonterra 'interested in buying SanCor assets'

Paula Krizanovic | 24 Jul 17 SanCor refused to be drawn on whether it is in talks with Fonterra

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is in talks to acquire assets from SanCor, according to a senior government official in the Argentine dairy firm's home state.

Brexit - US chicken 'sparks UK government split'

Simon Harvey | 24 Jul 17 UK Trade Secretary Fox has 'no position' on US chlorine-soaked chicken, spokesperson said

There is reported disagreement in the UK government over the prospect of imports of "chlorine-washed" chicken from the US entering the country under a post-Brexit trade deal between London and Washington.

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Intersnack bags Butterkist to broaden UK offer - interview 25 Jul 17

Andy CoyneButterkist - KP Snacks' route back into the popcorn market

Germany's Intersnack, already the second-largest savoury snacks supplier in the UK, has sought once again to expand its position in its largest market outside its own backyard through M&A. Last week, Intersnack, which owns UK crisp and nut business KP Snacks, announced a deal to buy the Buuterkist popcorn brand from the private-equity-backed Tangerine Confectionery. just-food's Andy Coyne caught up with KP Snacks sales director Andy Riddle to find out more about the rationale for the company's move for Butterkist.

How Danone's "manifesto" is shaping its corporate activity - just-food interview, part two 6 Jul 17

Dean BestFaber: 'Each time we grow WhiteWave, we will actually grow Danone's impact on both planet and health'

Danone has, in recent years, underwhelmed parts of the investment community, with complaints about its margins or the performance of its fresh dairy business. Broadly, sentiment among analysts at least has improved in recent quarters, although there remain whispers Danone could be the next target of activist investors. Nevertheless, Danone’s recent corporate moves have highlighted the company’s interest in areas of health and sustainability. Dean Best spoke to Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber to find out more.

Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber on why industry "mindset" on health and sustainability needs to change - just-food interview, part one 6 Jul 17

Dean BestFaber: 'Food is precious – and we called it a commodity'

Danone has declared an "Alimentation Revolution". The France-based food and beverage giant has urged the industry to join a "movement" that aims to "nurture the adoption of healthier and more sustainable eating and drinking habits". Emmanuel Faber, Danone’s CEO, made the call at the Consumer Goods Forum in Berlin, an annual event where the sector’s leading lights to discuss strategy and outline their vision for the industry. Dean Best caught up with Faber after his speech to find out more about Danone’s "manifesto", how it is defining the company’s actions and why the industry should join them.

UK consumers to cut back on fruit and veg - and point to Brexit, study says

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

Whatever your view on Brexit, a piece of research issued today (18 July) in the UK on fruit and veg consumption will likely unite more of you than last year's divisive vote.

Cyber attack - another wake-up call for business

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 28 Jun 17

A month after an international cyber attack hit entities including the UK's National Health Service and Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica, another has caused havoc around the world, affecting businesses including shipping group Maersk and, in our industry, Mondelez International.

A bad fortnight for self-regulation

Ben Cooper, just-food editorial team Ben Cooper | 23 Jun 17

Recent events in Canada, Brussels and the UK suggest the task of defending self-regulation as the best way to prevent the commercial activities by food companies from exacerbating childhood obesity is not getting any easier.

McCormick snaps up Reckitt Benckiser's condiments

McCormick snaps up Reckitt Benckiser's condiments

The US-based spices and sauces group has emerged as the buyer of a business including French's mustard and Frank's RedHot sauce.

What are the prospects for direct-to-consumer?

What are the prospects for direct-to-consumer?

Faced with stagnant mainstream retail channels, the growth of discounters and the rise in e-commerce, food manufacturers are eyeing selling directly to shoppers.

Sustainability: does it shape what consumers buy?

Sustainability: does it shape what consumers buy?

If a company invests in making its products healthier or more sustainable, does it actually lead to increased sales?

Nestle latest to feel heat from activist investor

Nestle latest to feel heat from activist investor

From the old HJ Heinz to the former Cadbury Schweppes, through in more recent times to PepsiCo and ConAgra Foods, manufacturers can often be targets for activist investors. Now it's Nestle's turn.

Chocolate, Cocoa and Sugar Confectionery Market in Iran to 2

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

The industry report Chocolate, Cocoa and Sugar Confectionery Market in Iran to 2021 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts offers the most up-to-date market data on the actual market situation, and future outlook for chocolate, cocoa and sugar confectionery in Iran. The research includes historic market data from 2010 to 2016 and forecasts until 2021 which makes the report an invaluable resource for industry executives, marketing, sales and product managers, analysts, and other people looking for key industry data in readily accessible and clearly presented tables and graphs... Read more

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