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What is the future of autonomous delivery in food?

just-food's new FUTURES service looks in-depth at how the fledgling area of autonomous delivery of food products could take shape....

Premier CEO Darby leaving to mixed reaction

Gavin Darby has proved a controversial chief executive and some in the investment community will cheer his exit from Premier Foods. Others&n...

Hatching new ideas - incubators and accelerators

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

What will be the US food mega-trends of 2019?

2018 was a year of dynamism and change in the US food industry and 2019 looks like being no different, writes Victor Martino....

Tackling the plastic peril through dialogue and data 19 Nov 2018

Olly Abotorabi, IRI

IRI's Olly Abotorabi argues manufacturers and retailers need to work together - through analysing sales and product data - to try and solve one of the biggest sustainability issues facing the sector.

Why Nestle is seen at front of pack in Horlicks race 6 Nov 2018

Dean Best

Some major names in the food and drinks industries are said to have eyed up the GlaxoSmithKline assets under review - at the centre of which is the Horlicks brand in India. Which suitor could win out? 

October matches 2018 high for food M&A - data 2 Nov 2018

Dean Best

As company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge, just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector outlines the volume of deals being announced each month.

Eyeing alternatives - meat companies with stakes in meat-free 29 Oct 2018

Andy Coyne

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

German vegan-food market deep-dive, part two - how a mainstream category could shape up   25 Oct 2018

Andy Coyne

In the first part of a two-part feature yesterday, Andy Coyne looked at the growth of the German packaged vegan food market. Today, we weigh up the outlook for the category.

Germany vegan-food market deep-dive, part one - a perfect storm 24 Oct 2018

Andy Coyne

In the first part of a two-part feature, Andy Coyne looks at the German packaged vegan food market and at how the country's culture and its retail make-up have aided the category's growth.

Big Food's stake in the future - in-house venture-capital funds  24 Oct 2018

Andy Coyne

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

From plant-based push to bullishness on baby – top takeaways from Danone's investor day 23 Oct 2018

Dean Best

Danone's senior management met analysts in London on 22 October to discuss the French food giant's plans for growth. Dean Best outlines what you need to know.

What can buying pacts between retailers mean for food manufacturers? 15 Oct 2018

Simon Creasey

With Tesco and Carrefour seeking to become the latest major grocers in Europe to work together on purchasing, Simon Creasey looks at the impact these tie-ups can have on suppliers.

Greencore switches to "singular focus" after US exit - analysis 15 Oct 2018

Andy Coyne

Andy Coyne looks at the ramifications of Greencore's decision to quit the US after a decade of trying to build a successful own-label business in the market.

How might move from NAFTA to USMCA affect food industry? 11 Oct 2018

Ed Zwirn

Since President Trump's election, the future of the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement has at various times looked uncertain but the US, Canada and Mexico have struck a revised deal. Ed Zwirn, Keith Nuthall and Diana Yordanova look at what the prospective USA-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) could mean for the food industry.

September adds to M&A deals growth in first nine months of 2018 - data 10 Oct 2018

Dean Best

As company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge, just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced worldwide.

What could drive growth in India's instant-noodles market? - category deep dive, part two 8 Oct 2018

Raghavendra Verma

Instant noodles have taken hold in India, which is now the fourth-largest market for the product, according to industry figures. But how could the category continue to grow? Raghavendra Verma reports.

How instant noodles have won over India - category deep-dive, part one 5 Oct 2018

Raghavendra Verma

Instant noodles - a product born in Japan - have reached into south-east Asia and are spreading further across the continent, with India a major market. Per capita consumption in India is lower than the likes of Indonesia and Vietnam but Raghavendra Verma looks at how instant noodles have found a place in the diets of a growing number of Indians.

What are the opportunities for cheese suppliers in China? 4 Oct 2018

Peter Peverelli

When I arrived in China as a student in 1975, I knew that most Chinese didn’t like dairy products in general and particularly disliked cheese because of its smell. I was surprised to find small amounts of domestic Chinese cheese from Heilongjiang, the province bordering Russia, in a special store for foreigners.

Has Aryzta found right mix to grease recovery wheels? 4 Oct 2018

Simon Harvey

Despite another year of losses, Aryzta chief Kevin Toland is adamant he can return the business to growth after offloading a number of assets - with potentially more to come. But success hinges on a shareholder vote on a capital-raising exercise. Simon Harvey assesses the outlook.

Trend Hunter Future Festival's 11 food-and-drink consumer trends to watch in 2019 27 Sep 2018

Lucy Britner

As part of the Trend Hunter Future Festival in Toronto last week, the consumer insights company laid out key trends for 2019. Here, Lucy Britner highlights the top picks for food and drinks.

What might Tesco's new Jack's format mean for suppliers? 27 Sep 2018

Simon Creasey

Tesco is fighting back in the UK against Aldi and Lidl with the opening of its own discount chain, Jack's. Simon Creasey outlines what the move could mean for manufacturers.

How to lead a business through disruption – lessons from the former CEO of Chicago Tribune – Trend Hunter Future Festival 25 Sep 2018

Lucy Britner

In the latest of her dispatches from the Trend Hunter Future Festival in Toronto, Lucy Britner looks at how FMCG manufacturers might learn from one of the major names in US media.

The future is omnichannel and it's now - dispatches from Trend Hunter Future Festival 21 Sep 2018

Lucy Britner

These days, omni-channel is the latest buzzword in retail circles, with Alibaba's 'new retail' concept in China, Hema, one of the leading players in creating a crossover between on- and off-line shopping.

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