Some in City say sale or demerger of food now more likely

M&A, rather than Brexit, behind Unilever HQ move

Unilever this week announced a change in its legal structure, which will see the FMCG behemoth have its main base in the Netherlands. The UK...

Greencore - having to deal with issues in US

Greencore warning confirms market doubts over US

Ireland's Greencore has disappointed investors and analysts alike with a profit warning, a US factory closure and a shake-up of its US leade...

Kroger generated US$2bn in sales from Simple Truth organic private-label in 2017

Why private-label has reached tipping point in US

The major, branded CPG operators in the US are not only facing a challenge from growing demand for products for upstart, agile competitors t...

Pizza among categories to be targeted

Why UK industry will be content with calorie push

Faced with some alarming data on obesity, the UK this week announced its latest strategy to battle the bulge. A target for industry to reduc...

TreeHouse ran up losses of more than $200m last year

Can new CEO Steven Oakland rebuild TreeHouse?

TreeHouse Foods has hired industry veteran Steven Oakland to rescue what has become a sinking ship under the weight of its acquisition of th...

'Like much of food market, quest for healthy and sustainable options has translated into eating out occasions'

Focus: Tapping into growth of European foodservice

In Europe's main markets, purchases of food and drink to consume outside the home have been growing at an average of 2.5% per year since 201...

February sees spike in food M&A - data 2 Mar 18

just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on their competition.

Big Food's stake in the future - in-house venture-capital funds  2 Mar 18

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

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Draft list of US food facing EU duties issued

Keith Nuthall | 16 Mar 18 List issued for consultation until 26 March

The European Commission has released a draft list of products that could be subject to retaliatory EU safeguard duties, as a response to the erection of US import duties on aluminium and steel imports.

Brazil suspends BRF chicken exports to EU

Simon Harvey | 16 Mar 18 Brazil to meet EU health officials in Brussels next week

Brazil is taking the ''precautionary'' measure of suspending chicken exports from meat giant BRF to the EU as the western trading bloc weighs a targeted ban on meat imports from the country.

Carrefour takes stake in meal-kit firm Quitoque

Simon Harvey | 16 Mar 18 Size of majority stake not disclosed

French supermarket Carrefour has acquired a majority stake in meal-kit delivery start-up Quitoque.

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RCL Foods says no evidence of listeria at plant

Argentina dairy Sancor "partnership" talks ongoing

US firm Blue Apron to sell meal kits in stores

PZ Cussons to review Nutricima milk business

UK food industry warned on 'rules of origin'

Freedom Foods equity raising to fund expansion

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Cat Gazzoli, founder of UK organic baby food business Piccolo, on what motivates her and the challenges she faces - the bitesize interview 12 Mar 18

Andy CoyneCat Gazzoli, daughter Juliet, and  some of Piccolo's product range.

Two years into its existence, UK-based organic baby food business Piccolo has listings at large, domestic retailers like Tesco and Asda, the backing of well-known names in the food sector and opportunities to expand overseas. Andy Coyne talks to founder Cat Gazzoli about the company's development.

"We are doing so many things differently" - CEO John Power on the upturn in fortunes at Symington's and its prospects 28 Feb 18

Dean BestPower: 'People are saying it feels like they've joined completely different business'

Symington's, the UK-based branded and own-label manufacturer, is emerging from a difficult period with a new management team and a strategy for growth. Dean Best met with CEO John Power to hear how the company got back on a path to growth and where he sees the business heading.

The Black Farmer, Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, explains his ethos and reveals expansion plans - the bitesize interview 13 Feb 18

Andy CoyneThe Black Farmer - expanding its offering and looking to export.

UK food firm The Black Farmer does not manufacture or process its owns products - which include sausages, bacon, cheese and eggs - but has built a business based on a successful brand and staying ahead of the curve on food trends, such as gluten-free. Andy Coyne spoke to the Black Farmer himself, Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, about the company's strategy thus far and his plans to build the brand further.

The latest outcome of General Mills' portfolio "reshaping"

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

This week, General Mills CEO Jeff Harmening told an audience of investors and analysts in the US the "reshaping" of the Cheerios-to-Yoplait maker's portfolio would involve M&A and disposals - and be central to improving the growth profile of the business. Today, the US food giant made a significant move on that front.

Intermarche broke rules with Nutella promo, French watchdog says

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

The pandemonium in stores of Intermarché as shoppers scrambled to grab jars of cut-price Nutella went viral - but the country's competition watchdog has announced the French retailer broke rules on selling below cost.

Big Food in investor spotlight this week at CAGNY

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 19 Feb 18

The senior management of a number of the major food manufacturers operating in the US will be in Florida this week for a key date on investor calendars.

Aryzta's new top team embarks on turnaround

Aryzta's new top team embarks on turnaround

The Switzerland-based bakery group has suffered in recent years, particularly in North America

The UK's approach to tackling obesity

The UK's approach to tackling obesity

The UK government has launched a series of measures to try to tackle rising obesity, largely taking a voluntary approach over regulation.

CAGNY 2018

CAGNY 2018

At a key date on conference calendar, investors hear how companies from Kellogg to Tyson Foods are navigating some of the most challenging conditions seen in the sector for a generation.

Accelerators and incubators

Accelerators and incubators

A number of food majors are using accelerator and incubator programmes to invest in fledgling companies. Why?

Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products in Belgium

Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products in Belgium

The major activity in yoghurt and sour milk products in Belgium in 2017 was a general decrease in consumption... Read more

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