The recall at the Lactalis plant in Craon was widened again this afternoon (12 February)

Lactalis saga puts wider supply chain in spotlight

The scrutiny of Lactalis has intensified this week as the dairy giant battles to repair the reputational damage from the salmonella scandal...

Halo Top has shaken up super-premium ice-cream segment in US

The challenger brand challenge has just begun

just-food's US columnist Victor Martino kicks off 2018 with a message all food majors in the US should heed - as, for that matter, should th...

Campbell announced on 18 December move to buy US snacks group Snyder's-Lance

M&A deals dip in December despite busy final week

just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as c...

'This is the best seller's market I've seen'

Why 2018 promises to be buoyant year for food M&A

The final days of 2017 saw a flurry of transactions in the international food sector, bringing to an end an active year of deal-making. This...

Snacks will account for 46% of Campbell's annual sales after Snyder's-Lance takeover

Focus: Campbell snack push welcome but risks ahead

Campbell Soup Co., facing continued pressure on its core soup business in the US, has again used M&A to broaden its range, striking a deal t...

'The consumer, enabled by dynamic digital technology, is in the driving seat'

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...


The food industry in 2018 - the challenges and opportunities of navigating a UK market in spotlight 2 Jan 18

As we approach the New Year, food industry watchers are predicting what we are likely to see in the UK in 2018. Andy Coyne reports.


The food industry in 2018 - bolder aims, broader horizons for sustainability 1 Jan 18

Food companies are being spurred by the UN Global Goals and heightened consumer expectations to increase the ambition and broaden the scope of their sustainability programmes. Ben Cooper identifies the issues and trends that will shape policy and action in 2018.

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Ferrero emerges as buyer of Nestle US candy arm

Dean Best | 16 Jan 18 Ferrero to take on brand portfolio including Butterfinger

Ferrero has clinched a deal to buy Nestle's confectionery business in the US.


EU food welcomes plastics push - with advice

Dean Best | 16 Jan 18 EU Commission: 'Consumers are empowered to make conscious choices in favour of the environment'

The EU food and drink industries today (16 January) "welcomed" the bloc's push to reduce the use of single-use plastics but said Brussels' efforts needed to include moves to raise recycling rates and to "prioritise" product "safety and quality".


High levels of 'superbugs' found in UK chickens

Andy Coyne | 16 Jan 18 Chicken - its production is under investigation by the UK's Food Standards Agency.

The UK's Foods Standards Agency (FSA) has found levels of so-called superbugs in chickens for sale in British supermarkets have increased.

Recent News - (Updated: 8:10pm 16 Jan 2018)

Darrell Lea owners 'sell control' of Oz candy firm

Earnings - Premier, Lindt & Sprungli, Bellamy's

US firm Powerful plans push into frozen

Leucadia 'mulls sale' of National Beef Packing

Lactalis offers salmonella compensation

Ex-High Liner CEO joins scallop firm Blue Harvest

NPD Tracker - Alpro, Haribo, Graham's, Wessanen

Patanjali Ayurved open to foreign investment

US protein upstart Powerful wants to flex muscles further - interview 16 Jan 18

Dean BestRamirez: 'Our strategy is to create platform of great-tasting, all-natural, high-protein foods to target active lifestyles'

As US-based, protein-centric upstart Powerful enters its fifth year in business, the company, which started in yogurt, is trying to build a "platform" of products across different categories. Founder and CEO Carlos Ramirez has secured investment from a local private-equity firm to help in his ambitions and Dean Best caught up with him to hear more about his plans.


South Africa's Pioneer Food Group adds brands in UK growth push - interview 3 Jan 18

Simon HarveyPioneer snapped up UK granola brand Lizi's in December

South Africa’s Pioneer Food Group last month moved again to expand its business in the UK, snapping up Lizi's granola owner The Good Carb Food Company. The deal was the first since Pioneer renamed its UK arm in September and announced "ambitious expansion plans" for the market. just-food’s Simon Harvey spoke with Jonathon Thorn, the chief executive of Pioneer’s UK unit, about the company’s plans in the country.


Irish meats firm Clonakilty invests under shadow of Brexit - interview 12 Dec 17

Simon HarveyClonakilty owner Colette Twomey

Irish savoury meat company Clonakilty has returned to its home-town roots following a EUR7m (US$8.2m) investment in a new, self-contained site. However, the move comes with Brexit hanging over Ireland’s exporters. Simon Harvey catches up with CEO Colette Twomey.

Vegan tourist tales

Andy Coyne, just-food editorial team Andy Coyne | 15 Jan 18

I sampled some of the products launched in the UK in the New Year, aimed at those seeking to eat more healthily or cut down on their meat consumption.


"We're evolving" - flagship US lobby group insists change coming as more members quit

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 10 Jan 18

Hershey and Cargill are the latest US-based food majors to have decided to leave The Grocery Manufacturers Association - and the lobby group says it is looking to change to meet the "disruption" in the industry.


A very helpful new year nudge for UK parents

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 2 Jan 18

It's the time of year when many of us who over-indulged during the festive period will at least try and take stock and change our eating habits. Will it work? Not for everyone. But, here in the UK, this morning parents were given a handy nudge to stay on top of what their children are eating.

Nestle quits US confectionery market

Nestle quits US confectionery market

Ferrero has snapped up Nestle's confectionery business in the US, with the world's largest maker insisting it "remains committed to growing" its candy operations elsewhere.

Salmonella scandal rocks Lactalis

Salmonella scandal rocks Lactalis

The French dairy giant has seen more than 30 children fall sick after consuming formula thought to have been contaminated by salmonella.

Campbell and Hershey gobble up US snacks groups

Campbell and Hershey gobble up US snacks groups

In a surprise one-two the week before Christmas, Campbell is to buy US savoury snacks giant Snyder's-Lance and Hershey has struck a deal to acquire Amplify Snack Brands.

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