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

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

Campbell's sales have fallen for three straight years

Column: Morrison exits with Campbell still in soup

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 Denis...

Tyrrells to join McCoy's and Hula Hoops in Intersnack stable

Why latest Tyrrells takeover is no major surprise

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

Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma believes e-commerce 'rapidly becoming a traditional business' in China

Big Data and future of retail in China

The way consumers shop in China is changing. The country's Internet giants are using e-commerce data to blend on- and off-line experiences i...

Premier pointed to Batchelors rebound

Premier gives grounds for (cautious) optimism

What a difference twelve months makes as Premier Foods plc recorded its fastest pace of annual revenue growth in five years, a stark contras...

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....


Brands still matter in US - but rules of game have changed 15 May 18

As the US FMCG sector witnesses the biggest change in consumer habits in a generation, some argue brands are becoming less important. However, just-food's US columnist, Victor Martino, begs to differ and sets out how brands can still prosper.


London Mayor's bold plan on food ads should be welcomed 11 May 18

How the owners of food and drink high in fat, salt or sugar advertise their products has long been a contentious issue in the UK, with campaigners calling for further restrictions. Today (11 May), London's Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has won praise for his proposals to introduce regulations within his area of influence.

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US ''trade war'' with China put on hold

Simon Harvey | 21 May 18 US and China to hammer out framework agreement

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said a ''trade war'' with China has been put on hold after the economic powerhouses reached a tentative agreement on cutting deficits between the two countries.


Pinnacle 'hires investment bank to mull options'

Andy Coyne | 21 May 18 Pinnacle - said to be exploring options.

A report in the US suggests Pinnacle Foods has hired investment bank Evercore Partners to explore strategic alternatives.


Poultry: Doux set for sale to LDC consortium

Stuart Todd | 18 May 18 LDC-led consortium to buy Doux

A French commercial court has chosen a consortium led by French poultry group LDC to take over ailing chicken processor Groupe Doux.

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US dairy-alternative firm Rebbl gets fresh funding

BDO industry survey finds eroding confidence

Comvita says potential acquisition deal called off

Brazil's JBS kicks off pork exports to South Korea

Bioxyne secures dairy formula deal in Asia Pacific

Campbell Soup Co. CEO Denise Morrison stands down

Cloetta hires Arla's Frans Ryden as CFO

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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.


The Kids Food Co. CEO Sally Preston eyes home, abroad to power growth of UK baby-snacks firm - interview 30 Apr 18

Dean BestPreston: 'China remains very, very big focus for us'

The Kids Food Co., a UK business marketing baby- and toddler-focused food under the Kiddylicious brand, continues to grow rapidly. Dean Best caught up with founder and CEO Sally Preston and heard about the company’s recent performance, its ambitious plans for growth at home (and abroad) and how she believes one rival is seeking to undermine the business.

Sainsbury's-Asda merger - UK watchdog sets wheels in motion

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

It was certain The UK's Competition and Markets Authority would look into the ramifications of the biggest corporate development in the country's grocery sector for more than a decade - and today (18 May) the watchdog sent out an invitation to comment.


US giant Kroger is Ocado's latest partner

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

UK online grocer Ocado has struck another licencing deal with an international food retailer, announcing this morning (17 May) US giant Kroger will use its technology for food deliveries.


Nestle strikes coffee tie-up with Starbucks

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 7 May 18

A year ago, Nestlé said coffee would be one of four "high-growth food and beverage categories" in which it would focus its "capital spending". Today (7 May), the Nescafé owner and world's-largest food maker announced a notable deal with Starbucks.

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.

Brazil's BRF in spotlight

Brazil's BRF in spotlight

BRF endured its second year in a row in the red in 2017 amid fraud allegations. And the Brazil meat giant has spent early 2018 rocked amid tension over the make-up of its board and the departure of its CEO.

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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