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Canadian protein group Maple Leaf Foods now owns Field Roast

Guide: Big Meat eyeing alternatives

The rise of plant-based products as an alternative to meat and the arrival of lab-created - or 'clean' - products as a potentially sustainab...

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...


US ice cream deep-dive part one – the march of the disruptors 9 Jul 18

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 its head.


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.

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Saputo to sell Koroit dairy plant to Bega Cheese

Simon Harvey | 18 Jul 18 Bega Cheese- has bought the Koroit plant from Saputo.

Saputo has agreed to sell the Koroit plant in Australia to local firm Bega Cheese for around CAD244m (US$184.3m) as part of a condition entered into with competition authorities when the Canadian dairy business acquired Murray Goulburn.


ABP secures e-commerce deal for beef in China

Simon Harvey | 18 Jul 18 ABP managing director Mark Goodman (left) and quality control manager John Loughman

ABP Food Group has scored a second win in China with an agreement with Beijing Hopewise to launch a range of "premium" Irish beef products on the e-commerce platform JD.com.


Premier Foods CEO Darby survives AGM vote

Andy Coyne | 18 Jul 18 Premier CEO Gavin Darby - the subject of fierce debate at the company's AGM

Gavin Darby, the CEO of the UK's Premier Foods, has survived an attempt to unseat him by activist investors.

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Germany's Intersnack Group snaps up Popchips

Govt: 75% of UK infants eat too much

Wilmar, SATS Food Services re-think China venture

Colombia makes cocoa deforestation pledge

Cherkizovo targets poultry firm Altaisky Broiler

UK's Bol Foods becomes dairy-free

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Premier Foods 'may look to offload assets'

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.

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.

Greenyard under spotlight after listeria outbreak

Greenyard under spotlight after listeria outbreak

The European vegetables supplier is seen as the likely source of a fatal listeria outbreak.

Nestle's portfolio change under CEO Mark Schneider

Nestle's portfolio change under CEO Mark Schneider

Since Mark Schneider took the top job at the world's largest food company in early 2017, the Swiss giant has steadily reshaped its business.

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.

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