Aryzta's shares tumbled by more than 25% on Thursday (24 May)

Aryzta's fresh profit warning raises concerns

It has been clear for months the challenges facing Aryzta, the Swiss-Irish bakery giant - and there were signs this week the company's probl...

Puffworks has joined Chobani's incubator

Hatching new ideas - incubators and accelerators

Our guide to some of the main food sector incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers....

Kers takes on the CEO role on 1 June, shortly before third-quarter results

What are the options for incoming 2 Sisters CEO?

After 25 years at the helm of 2 Sisters Food Group, one of the UK's largest food companies, multi-millionaire founder Ranjit Singh Boparan i...

Could Kraft Heinz be eyeing Campbell?

Campbell Q3, profit warning, CEO exit - takeaways

Friday (18 May) proved a notable day in the recent history of Campbell Soup Co., with the US giant reporting a third-quarter loss, a profit...

General Mills and Tyson Foods among early investors in Beyond Meat

Big Food's VC-style funds: the investments so far

Our guide to some of the main in-house venture capital funds operated by major food businesses....

The Food & Drink Trends & Innovations Conference was held in London on 17 May

Trending now - hot NPD topics in UK food

Andy Coyne reports from the Food & Drink Trends & Innovations Conference in London, where the shock of the new was not such a great shock....


Proactive Denise Morrison exits with Campbell still in the soup 18 May 18

In her seven years at the helm of Campbell Soup Co., there has been plenty to admire about the work done by outgoing president and CEO Denise Morrison. But, ultimately, Dean Best, writes, Morrison leaves with the US giant facing significant issues, not least in its still problematic legacy, domestic, soup business.


Why latest Tyrrells takeover is no major surprise 18 May 18

UK-based savoury snacks business Tyrrells is getting its third owner in two years - but the latest deal is no surprise, writes Dean Best.

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PepsiCo strikes deal to buy US firm Bare Snacks

Dean Best | 25 May 18 PepsiCo swoops for US firm Bare Snacks

PepsiCo has agreed a deal to acquire US firm Bare Snacks for an undisclosed sum.


Bumble Bee CEO steps down to fight allegations

Dean Best | 25 May 18 Bumble Bee COO Jan Tharp becomes interim CEO

Chris Lischewski, the chief executive of US-based seafood supplier Bumble Bee Foods, has stepped down temporarily to fight allegations of price-fixing.


Kraft Heinz launches "global centre of excellence"

Andy Coyne | 25 May 18 Kraft Heinz - searching for ideas from new base in The Netherlands.

Food heavyweight Kraft Heinz is to focus on "globally applicable best practices" from a new base outside Amsterdam which opens next week.

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Vion to fix ''teething problems'' at new abattoir

PepsiCo teams up with The Hatchery in the US

Rhodes Food injects funds to boost brand share

Arla Foods promotes Jan Toft Norgaard to chairman

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Hochdorf to buy Swiss baby food peer Bimbosan

Nestle sells majority stake in China plant

Australia's Jatenergy buys into local distributor

UK crisp maker Fairfields Farm plots export growth after Ten Acre buy - interview 25 May 18

Dean BestTen Acre now owned by Fairfield Farms Produce

In January, Fairfields Farm Produce snapped up UK crisp brand Ten Acre from local peer Yumsh Snacks, adding another fledgling asset to its portfolio. Three months later, Fairfields appointed seasoned snacks executive Richard Glennan as its new managing director. Dean Best caught up with Glennan to discuss how he plans to grow the legacy Fairfields business and its new brand.


Lower-sugar spreads firm JimJams eyes growing sweet spot - interview 17 May 18

Dean BestJimJams available in Sainsbury's and Morrisons

With more consumers taking notice of the sugar in food, there are opportunities for products with lower levels of the nutrient to grab the attention of retail buyers – even in categories with huge, entrenched brands. One example is the UK spreads aisle, where fledgling chocolate spread brand JimJams has gained listings with two of the country’s largest grocers. Dean Best caught up with company founder Kevin Bath to talk about the development of JimJams and his ambitions for the business.


Nimisha Raja, founder of UK healthy snack range Nim's Fruit Crisps, has always thought big and now it's paying off - the bitesize interview 1 May 18

Andy CoyneNimisha Raja with some of her Nim's Fruit Crisps products.

In 2012 Nimisha Raja pioneered the concept of air-dried fruit crisps, launching the first product to the UK market with her Nim's Fruit Crisps brand. Six years down the line - after claiming deals with the Co-op and Ocado - the company has just gained its first listing with supermarket giant Tesco. Andy Coyne talks to her about the company's growth and future plans.

just-food closed on Monday 28 May

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 25 May 18

This coming Monday (28 May) is the second of the UK's two public holidays in May and just-food will be downing tools to dodge the rain showers and - hopefully - enjoy some sunshine.


Campbell hires from outside for key US soup role

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 23 May 18

Campbell Soup Co. has brought in an executive from outside the food industry to lead its domestic soup business, a division still central to the US giant and one still seeing sales decline.


One in, one out at Moy Park

Andy Coyne, just-food editorial team Andy Coyne | 23 May 18

Interesting news crossed our desk this morning about former Greencore Group US head Chris Kirke becoming the new president of Northern Ireland-based poultry and prepared food group Moy Park.

Campbell Soup Co. CEO departs

Campbell Soup Co. CEO departs

Denise Morrison exits after seven years at the helm after trying to reshape the US food giant but the company still facing problems.

Tyrrells gets third owner in two years

Tyrrells gets third owner in two years

The UK-based savoury snacks business is set to move to Germany's Intersnack.

Insect-based food in western markets

Insect-based food in western markets

More than 2bn people globally eat insects such as caterpillars, termites and crickets in countries like Thailand and Mexico. However, a market is growing in North America and Europe.

Sainsbury's/Asda marks latest consolidation in UK grocery

Sainsbury's/Asda marks latest consolidation in UK grocery

The potential combination between the UK's second- and third-largest food retailers represents another piece of consolidation in the sector.

Nuts in the US

Nuts in the US

One of the most popular and profitable nuts in recent years, sales of almonds have seen impressive and consistent growth in the US, fast becoming a widely consumed staple snack. American consumers have been largely drawn to the high protein content and snackability that almonds offer, and as such the nut has also been increasingly featured as an ingredient in greater numbers of recipes and food products, further boosting consumption. The trend is not US-specific with interest in almonds growing..... Read more

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