McCormick is to pay around 27x EBIT for Reckitt's food assets

Focus: McCormick's spicy move for Reckitt's sauces

McCormick & Co. this week emerged as the buyer of Reckitt Benckiser's food assets, which include French's mustard and Frank's RedHot sauce....

General Mills has forecast decline in sales in new year but aims to improve top-line trends

General Mills 2018 investor day - 4 takeaways

General Mills is one of a clutch of US-centric businesses that have been under sales pressure for some time. In the 12 months to 28 May, the...

Can Brandless sustain single price-point?

Column: Room for improvement at Brandless

With the rapid rise of digital-native, direct-to-consumer brands like Dollar Shave Company and The Honest Company, Keith Anderson, senior vi...

Will platform emerge to consolidate deliveries?

In-depth: Prospects for direct-to-consumer in UK

The continued rapid growth of grocery e-commerce in the UK, combined with the tough trading conditions in serving traditional, bricks-and-mo...

Investor reaction to recent comments from Danone CEO Faber on sustainability was mixed

Sustainability still leaves some investors cold

There are increasing signs more investors are becoming interested in the corporate sustainability practices of food companies, with some int...

Nielsen: ''Consumers don't just talk about wanting sustainability, but are choosing to buy it'

Long read: Does sustainability sell in the UK?

Consumer concern has long been an important reason for food companies to take sustainability seriously, not only for reasons of reputational...


How PepsiCo is trying to meet shifting consumer, retail dynamics 13 Jul 17

Significant changes are taking place in the way food manufacturers interact with their customers and consumers. Retail dynamics are evolving rapidly, with channel shifts, retailer consolidation and the ever growing importance of e-commerce shaking up the sector. Meanwhile, the consumer environment is developing at a faster pace than ever before. just-food looks at how PepsiCo is responding.


Activist grabs headlines but change was already on way at Nestle 29 Jun 17

Activist investors putting pressure on food companies is not new, especially not in recent years, although Nestle's stature in the industry may have raised eyebrows as US investment fund Third Point made the world's largest food business the latest to feel the heat. However, there were already signs of change at Nestle under new CEO Mark Schneider, Dean Best argues.

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Ferrara 'eyeing Nestle's US confectionery brands'

Katy Askew | 24 Jul 17 Ferrara said to be eyeing Nestle's US confectionery business

US confectioner Ferrara Candy Company has been named as a possible suitor in the sale of Nestle's US confectionery business.


Unilever prepared to strike more M&A in food

Dean Best | 21 Jul 17 Polman recently signed off purchase of Sir Kensington's

Unilever, which in the second quarter of 2017 made two investments in food companies, is eyeing further acquisitions in the sector, CEO Paul Polman has indicated.


Italy opens up transparency on pasta, rice labels

Simon Harvey | 21 Jul 17 Italy one step ahead of EU in transparency labelling for pasta, rice

Italy has undertaken an unprecedented move to introduce labelling on pasta and rice to identify the source of origin, a step ahead of pending European Union regulations.

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GSK set to hold Maxinutrition sale talks

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UK minister confident on tariff-free access to EU

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McCain's investment spree spreads to Canada

Abbott infant nutrition sales up in Q2

How Danone's "manifesto" is shaping its corporate activity - just-food interview, part two 6 Jul 17

Dean BestFaber: 'Each time we grow WhiteWave, we will actually grow Danone's impact on both planet and health'

Danone has, in recent years, underwhelmed parts of the investment community, with complaints about its margins or the performance of its fresh dairy business. Broadly, sentiment among analysts at least has improved in recent quarters, although there remain whispers Danone could be the next target of activist investors. Nevertheless, Danone’s recent corporate moves have highlighted the company’s interest in areas of health and sustainability. Dean Best spoke to Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber to find out more.


Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber on why industry "mindset" on health and sustainability needs to change - just-food interview, part one 6 Jul 17

Dean BestFaber: 'Food is precious – and we called it a commodity'

Danone has declared an "Alimentation Revolution". The France-based food and beverage giant has urged the industry to join a "movement" that aims to "nurture the adoption of healthier and more sustainable eating and drinking habits". Emmanuel Faber, Danone’s CEO, made the call at the Consumer Goods Forum in Berlin, an annual event where the sector’s leading lights to discuss strategy and outline their vision for the industry. Dean Best caught up with Faber after his speech to find out more about Danone’s "manifesto", how it is defining the company’s actions and why the industry should join them.


"I want to learn how to manage it as a global business" - UK firm Erbology hoping to thrive in PepsiCo "incubator" 3 Jul 17

Helen ArnoldTurcan: 'The interest in healthy-eating is not a short-term trend'

PepsiCo is among the ranks of the world's largest food companies that are turning to the industry's start-ups and early-stage businesses for insight into tapping into the emerging consumer trends that are shaping the sector. The US snacks-to-cola giant has set up an "incubator" programme in Europe to support a select batch of businesses it says are providing "breakthrough nutrition". Helen Arnold spoke to Irina Turcan, the founder of one of the companies chosen, the UK-based Erbology.

UK consumers to cut back on fruit and veg - and point to Brexit, study says

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 18 Jul 17

Whatever your view on Brexit, a piece of research issued today (18 July) in the UK on fruit and veg consumption will likely unite more of you than last year's divisive vote.


Cyber attack - another wake-up call for business

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 28 Jun 17

A month after an international cyber attack hit entities including the UK's National Health Service and Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica, another has caused havoc around the world, affecting businesses including shipping group Maersk and, in our industry, Mondelez International.


A bad fortnight for self-regulation

Ben Cooper, just-food editorial team Ben Cooper | 23 Jun 17

Recent events in Canada, Brussels and the UK suggest the task of defending self-regulation as the best way to prevent the commercial activities by food companies from exacerbating childhood obesity is not getting any easier.

McCormick snaps up Reckitt Benckiser's condiments

McCormick snaps up Reckitt Benckiser's condiments

The US-based spices and sauces group has emerged as the buyer of a business including French's mustard and Frank's RedHot sauce.

What are the prospects for direct-to-consumer?

What are the prospects for direct-to-consumer?

Faced with stagnant mainstream retail channels, the growth of discounters and the rise in e-commerce, food manufacturers are eyeing selling directly to shoppers.

Sustainability: does it shape what consumers buy?

Sustainability: does it shape what consumers buy?

If a company invests in making its products healthier or more sustainable, does it actually lead to increased sales?

Nestle latest to feel heat from activist investor

Nestle latest to feel heat from activist investor

From the old HJ Heinz to the former Cadbury Schweppes, through in more recent times to PepsiCo and ConAgra Foods, manufacturers can often be targets for activist investors. Now it's Nestle's turn.

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