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Who may gain from China's ASF crisis?

China's farming industry has seen African swine fever sweep across the country, with mass culling of pigs and rising prices. But which count...

Guide: Meat companies with stakes in meat-free

With plant-based products growing in popularity and investment in lab-created products on the rise, we present a guide on how meat manu...

Big Food's VC-style funds: the investments so far

just-food presents a guide to some of the main in-house venture capital funds operated by major food businesses. ...

Should Nestle sell US frozen-food division?

Nestlé's position in the US frozen-food market has been the subject of debate for a number of years amid a chequered performance in t...

Will Orkla investors get what they want from incoming CEO? 7 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

With Orkla's organic growth just about ticking over, investors will be keen to see more concrete guidance from the incoming chief executive. Simon Harvey takes a look.

Mixed reaction as meat giants Marfrig, BRF seek more muscle 3 Jun 2019

Dean Best

Brazil-based meat giants Marfrig and BRF are to hold talks on a merger - a deal that could create one of the largest players in the sector. Market reaction, though, has been mixed.

The edible upcycling opportunity 3 Jun 2019

Victor Martino

Waste is a hot issue taxing minds in food-industry boardrooms. US columnist Victor Martino digs into the growing interest in upcycling - turning food waste into products.

UK biscuits category deep-dive, part two - riding demand for health ... and indulgence 31 May 2019

Andy Coyne

In the second part of a two-part feature examining the UK sweet biscuits category, Andy Coyne looks at how manufacturers are positioning themselves for future growth.

UK biscuits category deep-dive, part one - crunch time 30 May 2019

Andy Coyne

In the first part of a two-part feature, Andy Coyne examines the state of play in the UK sweet biscuits category after a challenging 2018. 

Hatching new ideas - Big Food's incubator and accelerator programmes 28 May 2019

Andy Coyne

Our guide to some of the main incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers as they look to tap into some of the consumer trends shaping demand.

How should SMEs approach an export strategy? 22 May 2019

Simon Harvey

For many small- and medium-sized enterprises, breaking into overseas markets is a Herculean task. Simon Harvey takes a look at the priorities. 

What are the prospects for cultured meat? 16 May 2019

Joe Baker

Cultured meat – also known as 'clean meat' or 'slaughter-free meat' – is gaining traction. But challenges remain on scaling up operations and marketing this alternative to meat.

Why sustainability matters for every CPG company 15 May 2019

Victor Martino

After a study from NYU Stern and IRI, just-food's US columnist Victor Martino looks at the building business case for sustainability.

How food companies can make the most of longer lives 10 May 2019

Ben Cooper

The food industry has been ponderous in responding to the ageing global population. How can food companies effectively meet the needs of the growing ranks of older consumers?

What drives China's growing appetite for biscuits? 7 May 2019

Peter Peverelli

In his latest dispatch from China, just-food columnist Peter Peverelli unpicks the growing demand for biscuits in the country.

M&A as shortcut for Big Food's innovation 3 May 2019

Simon Creasey

Large players are buying niche brands, short-cutting R&D and buying immediate share. We discuss why and how M&A is part of Big Food's innovation.

The preparation game - how can SME food businesses attract a buyer? 25 Apr 2019

Andy Coyne

Big Food is increasingly looking to acquire innovative SMEs operating in fast-growth categories but what does a small business need to do to attract a buyer? Andy Coyne reports.

Is the tide already turning for Kraft Heinz before new chief Miguel Patricio sails in? 24 Apr 2019

Simon Harvey

With the surprise announcement of a new chief at US food major Kraft Heinz, Simon Harvey looks at what Miguel Patricio might bring to the table.

How can food companies connect with Generation Z? - just-food FUTURES Vol.6 23 Apr 2019

Lucy Britner

just-food's FUTURES service presents its latest free-to-read analysis, with Lucy Britner setting out how food companies should best market and sell to Generation Z.

How could 3D printing shape food innovation? 18 Apr 2019

Deborah Williams

3D printing could prove a transformative technology, from meal customisation to aiding with dietary requirements. We explore the current tech and what it might mean for the market.

How to grow legacy brands 17 Apr 2019

Victor Martino

Big Food still rules the roost in most product categories but legacy brand growth has stalled. Our US correspondent Victor Martino looks at how they can get their mojo back.

What does the future hold for Wessanen under private ownership? 12 Apr 2019

Simon Harvey

European food business Wessanen has opted to go private after accepting a takeover offer from a consortium of investors. Simon Harvey speaks with analysts to gauge the reaction. 

German dairy sector deep-dive, part two - plotting the future 11 Apr 2019

Andy Coyne

In the second part of a two-part feature examining the German dairy sector, Andy Coyne looks at the strategies companies there are employing as they search for growth. 

German dairy sector deep-dive, part one - seeking green shoots in mature market 10 Apr 2019

Andy Coyne

In the first part of a two-part feature looking at the German dairy sector, Andy Coyne focuses on the make-up of the market and the pressures weighing on its growth prospects.

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