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Is Spain's healthy-eating push enough?

Spain has become the latest country to see government and industry jointly launch a plan to cut the levels of salt, sugar and saturated fat...

Kellogg's Gibbons (second right): 'Voice is big challenge potentially for FMCG brands'

FMCG digital strategy in UK - hot topics

We know the digital sphere is having a profound impact on consumers but how can the food industry shape their businesses to capitalise? At t...

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...

Can new CEO Steven Oakland rebuild TreeHouse Foods? 8 Mar 18

TreeHouse Foods has hired industry veteran Steven Oakland to rescue what has become a sinking ship under the weight of its acquisition of the then ConAgra Foods' private-label arm in 2016. Simon Harvey looks at the job in hand for the former J.M. Smucker chief executive, who inherits a transformation programme still in its infancy and losses of more than US$200m.

How to tap into growth of Europe's foodservice market 7 Mar 18

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 2015, with growth rates in some countries putting grocery retail in the shade. Virginie Pernin, chief analyst at IRI GIRA Foodservice, considers the reasons for this growth and the developments to look out for in the future.

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NAFTA talks 'see US pressure on nutrition labels'

Simon Harvey | 22 Mar 18 Global health officials pushing for transparent food labelling

The US is reported to be putting trade ahead of public health in its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations with Canada and Mexico.

Earnings - Conagra Brands, Nomad, Boparan | 22 Mar 18 Full-year organic sales seen down 2% to flat

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

African countries 'ink free-trade deal'

Simon Harvey | 22 Mar 18 Africa - free trade deal agreed.

A free-trade deal has been agreed by more than 40 African countries for the partial removal of tariffs.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:27pm 22 Mar 2018)

Buderim acquires macadamia business Royal Hawaiian

US-based My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream expands into Canada

Kellogg to double vitamin D levels in its cereal

New Zealand's T&G Foods sells processed food arm

General Mills issues profit warning

Greenyard to close two German sites

NPD Tracker - Arctic Zero, Lactalis Nestle

Noble Foods issues egg pledge, supplier under fire

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.

Sainsbury's pulls the price lever

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 21 Mar 18

Sainsbury's, the UK's second-largest grocer, has set out plans for lower prices on a range of products, a move announced amid signs of pressure on its market share.

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.

Brexit and the food industry

Brexit and the food industry

How will the UK's departure from the EU affect the food industry? This page brings together the latest news and views on the impact Brexit could have on the sector.

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?

8 Food Trends for 2018

8 Food Trends for 2018

This report highlights the eight most influential food trends shaping the food industry in 2018. With Euromonitor International’s Megatrends Framework as its core, the report ranks the megatrends from most to least important, while showcasing some of the latest innovations in the industry... Read more

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