Hain Celestial - on Nestle's radar, reports suggest.

Should Nestle buy Hain Celestial?

Nestle was this week reportedly said to be eyeing a possible takeover bid for US natural and organic products group Hain Celestial - but wou...

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6 mega-trends to shape US food in 2018

Operating in the US food market? If you thought 2017 was a heady mix of challenge and opportunity, wait for 2018, writes just-food's US colu...

Industry watchers believe more consolidation in UK grocery retail could follow

Suppliers mull Booker and Nisa takeovers

Two prospective takeovers in the UK grocery retail channel have shaken the sector, with food manufacturers weighing up the consequences. Sim...

Premier joined with Nissin to revitalise Batchelors brand

Premier - cautious optimism or false promises?

Shares in Premier Foods rose on Wednesday (15 November) after the UK group posted second-quarter numbers that cheered the market. However, w...

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Focus: Scotland obesity offensive begs questions

With health a devolved policy area in the UK, Scotland has come forward with its own plans to tackle obesity in its country. David Burrows l...

Tyson Foods - buoyant on back of positive results

Tyson Foods FY results and outlook: 7 takeaways

Tyson Foods this week issued a set of annual results that included rising sales, a record level of operating income and record earnings per...


Why are food companies aligning with UN Sustainable Development Goals? 9 Nov 17

Over the two years since the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) were launched, increasing numbers of food companies have sought to align their sustainability aims and objectives with the targets. Ben Cooper examines why and what benefits alignment could bring for the goals and for the companies themselves.


From existential threats to working with science - the top takeaways from The International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit 2017 8 Nov 17

The volatility in commodity prices, the rise of plant-based alternatives, Brexit, Trump - there was plenty for delegates who headed to Belfast last week for the International Dairy Federation's annual World Dairy Summit to chew over. just-food deputy editor Andy Coyne gives us a flavour of the event.

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Russia blocks Brazil meat imports on feed additive

Simon Harvey | 22 Nov 17 Ban expected to be quickly resolved

Russia has temporarily blocked beef and pork imports from Brazil after finding the banned feed additive ractopamine in cattle breeding products this year.


Rogers Sugar acquires maple syrup maker Decacer

Simon Harvey | 22 Nov 17 Decacer adds to Rogers' L.B. Maple Treat purchase

Canada's Rogers Sugar has paid CAD40m (US$31.3m) to acquire Decacer, a Québec-based distributor of branded and private label maple syrup products.


Danish Crown buys into South African food firm

Andy Coyne | 22 Nov 17 Danish Crown - entered South African foodservice space.

Danish Crown has acquired a majority stake in the South African foodservice business Overberg Food Distributors. 

Recent News - (Updated: 8:49pm 22 Nov 2017)

Canada's Premium Brands unveils more M&A

Earnings: Finsbury Food, Scandi, Scottish Salmon

B&G Foods creates COO role for Kenneth Romanzi

Nestle linked with takeover bid for Hain Celestial

EU reaches agreement on new rules for organic food

Bunge, Grupo Minsa cancel share plan

Campbell Soup Co. cuts earnings guidance

Hormel combines grocery, speciality food arms

Mochi ice-cream maker Bubbies sets out stall - interview 20 Nov 17

Dean BestHawaii-based Bubbies set to open plant on mainland US

As Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts approaches the first anniversary of a change in its ownership, the US maker of mochi ice cream has plans to expand domestically and overseas. Dean Best spoke to Bubbies CEO Rick Schaffer about the company’s ambitions.


From UK bread woe to overseas gains and M&A moves - Associated British Foods FD John Bason on 2016/17 and year ahead - interview 9 Nov 17

Dean BestAllied Bakeries, home to Kingsmill, could post another loss in FY17/18, Bason says

Associated British Foods' grocery basket had something of a mixed 2016/17 financial year. Dean Best spoke to finance director John Bason about challenges at home, progress overseas, recent M&A and the year ahead.


Lee Kum Kee targets European demand for "authentic" Chinese cuisine - interview 8 Nov 17

Dean BestLee Kum Kee's European business yet to turn profit

Over more than a century, Lee Kum Kee, the Hong Kong-based supplier of Chinese sauces, had grown into a multinational supplying more than 120 markets. The privately-owned Lee Kum Kee rarely gives interviews but, at the Anuga trade expo in Germany, Dean Best sat down with Maria Chong, the general manager of the business’ operations in Europe, to hear about the company’s ambitions in the region.

Tesco-Booker deal gets green light as UK grocery landscape shifts

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 14 Nov 17

Here in the UK, we've had two significant pieces of M&A news in the grocery retail channel in the last 24 hours.


Getting the basics right online

Andy Coyne, just-food editorial team Andy Coyne | 8 Nov 17

Failed launches cost grocery brands operating in the UK over GBP30m per year - but ironing out mistakes made in listing new products online could help improve marketeers' chances of success, according to new research.


US plant-based foods lobbyists get notable new member

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 30 Oct 17

More US trade-body news has caught the eye today (30 October). The Plant Based Foods Association, set up just 18 months ago to promote the growing category in the US, has attracted a major new member.

The food industry and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

The food industry and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

Food manufacturers have been prominent in the first wave of corporations aligning with the UN SDGs and the goals are becoming a focal point for industry sustainability strategies.

The sale of US snack maker Inventure Foods

The sale of US snack maker Inventure Foods

A year after announcing a review of its options, Inventure Foods has agreed to a sale to fellow US savoury snacks business Utz Quality Foods.

UK meatpacker Hilton moves into seafood

UK meatpacker Hilton moves into seafood

Hilton Food Group, the UK meat supplier serving retailers in Europe and Australasia, has branched out into seafood via M&A.

2 Sisters Food Group faces poultry allegations

2 Sisters Food Group faces poultry allegations

One of the UK food giant's domestic poultry plants is at the centre of labelling and hygiene regulations.

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