'Suppliers that truly partner with Amazon will benefit from data'

How could Whole Foods takeover affect suppliers?

It is the deal that has got the industry talking - Amazon's move to buy Whole Foods Market, hailed by some as a "game-changer" for the secto...

Food manufacturers should focus majority of online efforts through working with retailers

Minor role for direct-to-consumer in US e-commerce

With the e-commerce channel growing in the US but still in its early stages, food manufacturers are weighing up various ways to build a pres...

Whole Foods set to join Amazon empire

Amazon's move for Whole Foods will focus minds

"Every so often an event occurs that shakes the industry to its core. Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods is one of those." So said one US r...

Nestle US confectionery assets include Butterfinger brand

How Nestle's US candy review has divided analysts

Confectionery, particularly chocolate, is one of Nestle's flagship businesses and has often been the subject of speculation among industry w...

'Brands need to create a strategy that joins shopper and retailer together across shopper journey'

Opinion: Brands must avoid being egotists

Look at the top-line data on the UK grocery market and it shows a sector in rude health. However, at present, inflation has become central t...

Minority government led by May faces prospect of taking softer stance on Brexit

UK election raises food hopes of better Brexit

The result of the UK's General Election has stunned much of the country and many observers worldwide. The poll produced a hung parliament, w...


UK election result - all eyes on Northern Ireland as Brexit talks near 9 Jun 17

Cor Blimey! exclaimed one Labour-leaning UK tabloid this morning (9 June) as the country awoke to another election result that confounded pollsters.


Yum! throws money at Pizza Hut turnaround, Fiesta Restaurant Group feeling investor pressure, France's Elior seals India deals - foodservice focus, May 2017 8 Jun 17

May saw Yum! Brands set out its plans to boost the performance of its flagging US Pizza Hut chain, investor pressure on US fast-casual operator Fiesta Restaurant Group and France-based contract caterer Elior Group finalise two acquisitions in India.

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Court halts JBS plan to sell assets to Minerva

Dean Best | 22 Jun 17 JBS planned to sell assets in three countries to Minerva

A court in Brazil has suspended JBS's plan to sell a clutch of assets in South America to meat processing rival Minerva.


Hain Celestial issues delayed FY results

Dean Best | 22 Jun 17 Almond Dream owner Hain Celestial saw shares rise in pre-market trading

Hain Celestial, the US natural and organic group, has issued the set of annual financial results that had been delayed for almost a year by a review into its accounting.


Nestle to work with Rabobank's Terra accelerator

Dean Best | 21 Jun 17 Nestle joins forces with Rabobank and RocketSpace to work with start-ups

Nestle has announced plans to "coach the most innovative and disruptive start-ups" in the food and agricultural industry in a tie-up with an accelerator programme run by financial services group Rabobank and US technology campus RocketSpace.

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ABP Food Group to upgrade plant in Scotland

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UTZ and Rainforest Alliance look to build through merger - interview 19 Jun 17

Ben CooperDe Groot to head combined organisation

Earlier this month, ethical organisations the Rainforest Alliance and UTZ announced plans to merge, with the two bodies to operate a single certification standard. Han de Groot, UTZ executive director and designated CEO of the merged organisation, spoke with Ben Cooper about the combination and its implications for food companies.


Ambitious Arla remains patient with Africa - interview 14 Jun 17

John ShepherdJorgensen insists Nigeria remains key market despite recent local economic challenges

With the consumption of dairy products in western countries stagnant, the world's largest processors are ramping up investment in emerging markets. European dairy giant Arla Foods is still targeting growth in countries like the UK and Germany through investment in value-added innovation but it is increasingly investing in markets like China and Nigeria. Both feature in Arla's list of priority markets, drawn up in 2015 as part of the cooperative's Strategy 2020 business plan. Arla's executive vice-president of international operations, Tim Orting Jorgensen, talks to John Shepherd about the company's recent moves in Nigeria and how, despite the country's recent economic problems, the market is a springboard for the co-op's ambitions in the wider region.


The next steps for UK baby food firm For Aisha - interview 13 Jun 17

Dean BestFor Aisha targeting markets including France and UAE

It is approaching two years since UK halal baby food business For Aisha was taken out of administration by investors that included founder and managing director Mark Salter. After building a business that has secured listings with most of the UK's largest retailers, Salter is looking to continue growth at home with moves into new segments and is aiming to build on some fledgling positions internationally. Dean Best reports.

Amazon Whole Foods - industry reacts

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 16 Jun 17

In one of those stories that shakes the sector, Amazon today (16 June) announced a move to buy US-based natural and organics retailer Whole Foods Market. Here's how a range of stakeholders have reacted to the US$13.7bn, all-cash deal.


Reckitt Benckiser clears final Mead Johnson hurdle

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 13 Jun 17

The final regulatory approval needed for the UK-based consumer goods giant's takeover of the US infant formula maker has been received, with the US$17.9bn deal set to be completed on Thursday (15 June).


Barilla puts sustainability centre stage

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

Barilla's 2016 results statement, published last week, makes interesting reading, not because of the Italian food group's commercial performance, but for the emphasis placed on sustainability achievements.

Amazon pushes into bricks-and-mortar retailing with Whole Foods move

Amazon pushes into bricks-and-mortar retailing with Whole Foods move

The e-commerce giant has surprised the industry with a move to buy US natural and organics retailer Whole Foods Market.

Nestle mulls future of US confectionery arm

Nestle mulls future of US confectionery arm

The Butterfinger and Raisinets owner is "exploring strategic options" for the unit.

Brazil meat giant JBS, the President and claims of bribery

Brazil meat giant JBS, the President and claims of bribery

JBS, the Brazil-based meat behemoth, is at the centre of bribery allegations that have led some to call for the country's President to resign.

Unilever makes acquisition - in food

Unilever makes acquisition - in food

Excluding ice cream, much of Unilever's corporate moves in the food sector in recent years has been to offload assets. In April, the company snapped up fledgling US condiments firm Sir Kensington's.

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