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....

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....

Ambient or planned purchases are best examples in sector

Should food majors develop subscription services?

There are a growing number of fledgling companies developing subscription-box businesses across the consumer goods sector - but, so far, maj...

Brexit was top of agenda at UK food industry convention on 13 June

Column: UK food frustration at Brexit blind date

With nine months to go until the UK is set to officially leave the EU, politicians are still battling it out to resolve complex trade and re...

UK led the way in growing category

Mixed picture in Europe's growing own-label market

Private label across Europe continues to grow, and is making its presence felt right across the FMCG spectrum. No longer just dominant in th...

'The changes at Whole Foods so far have basically been around the edges rather than being dramatic'

Amazon-Whole Foods one year on - what's changed?

A year since Amazon shook the grocery sector with its acquisition of upmarket US retailer Whole Foods Market, just-food's Stateside columnis...


Food industry M&A volumes hold steady so far in 2018 - data 5 Jun 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.


Plastic pledges - reason to be positive or time to panic? 29 May 18

The way plastic is used to package food and drinks has shot up the consumer agenda in recent months and, in response, there has been a flurry of food companies announcing pledges on their use of packaging. The pressure is on to act. However, David Burrows argues businesses should be mindful before leaping on the latest developments in packaging while NGOs are arguing some of the companies' commitments are far from ambitious.

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Premier Foods shareholder calls for CEO change

Andy Coyne | 22 Jun 18 Premier Foods - CEO under pressure from activist investor.

The UK's Premier Foods has told the London Stock Exchange that one of its major shareholders, activist investor Oasis Management, is to vote against the re-election of Gavin Darby as CEO.


US groups Conagra, Pinnacle 'resume deal talks'

Dean Best | 22 Jun 18 ConAgra - talking to Pinnacle, reports suggest.

Major US manufacturers Conagra Brands and Pinnacle Foods have reportedly kick-started discussions over combining their businesses.


French start-up Feed raises new funding

Andy Coyne | 21 Jun 18 Feed - new backing to the tune of US$17.4m.

French food start-up Feed has attracted a new round of funding led by Alven and existing investor Otium Brands.

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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.


"We will take plant-based to the next level" - Naturli' Foods CEO Henrik Lund on Danish firm's push into meat-free 15 Jun 18

Dean BestLund: 'We're actually for the mainstream consumers'

Denmark-based Naturli' Foods has become the latest meat-free supplier from Europe to cross the English Channel to try to tap into the UK's growing interest in plant-based food. Dean Best spoke to Naturli' CEO Henrik Lund in London as the company marked its debut in the market.


Pip & Nut founder Pippa Murray prepares for next push after fresh investment - the bitesize interview 13 Jun 18

Dean BestMurray: 'I have a lot of unfinished business still to do'

Fledgling UK nut-butter and nut milks supplier Pip & Nut has secured another wave of investment. Dean Best spoke to founder Pippa Murray about her plans for the business, which has major listings in its domestic market and has carved out footholds in a group of selected, overseas territories.

Asda and Sainsbury's - deal or no deal?

Andy Coyne, just-food editorial team Andy Coyne | 18 Jun 18

The proposed merger between Asda and Sainsbury's - two of the UK's 'big four' supermarkets - is, as expected, getting people hot under the collar.


Carrefour, Google team up as France's online grocery shake-up continues

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 12 Jun 18

France's largest food retailers have made a number of moves in recent quarters to try to tap into the growth of the country's online grocery market - and this week another notable venture has been announced.


Food firms in the firing line in UK government's anti-obesity fight

Andy Coyne, just-food editorial team Andy Coyne | 30 May 18

UK manufacturers of food products containing high levels of sugar can't expect the government's focus to be turned away from them anytime soon.

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.

Plastics rise up consumer agenda

Plastics rise up consumer agenda

Plastic has become perhaps the hottest sustainability topic and food companies are reacting with pledges - but are they enough?

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.

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