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Big Food's stake in the future - in-house venture-capital funds  25 Mar 2019

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


Saputo marks European return with move for likely target Dairy Crest - analysis 1 Mar 2019

Saputo, one of the world's top-ten dairy companies, is set to return to Europe after a six-year absence with the acquisition of UK firm Dairy Crest. We weigh up the move.


What change could be on the way at Premier Foods? 1 Mar 2019

Analysts who follow Premier Foods are attempting to interpret what the UK manufacturer's "review of strategic options", announced this week, means for the future of the business.


Nestle's new strategy pays dividends as organic growth bucks trend 15 Feb 2019

Nestlé announced a positive set of annual results on Thursday (14 February) as the company refocuses its business. Simon Harvey takes a look. 


Why Unilever gobbled up Graze 8 Feb 2019

With the acquisition of Graze, Unilever steps up its interest in direct-to-consumer and could have an eye on mainstream channels in other countries, writes Dean Best.


Hain Celestial new chief brings in alternative strategy as earnings disappoint 8 Feb 2019

Newly-installed Hain Celestial chief executive Mark Schiller has outlined his business strategy after reporting disappointing first-half results.


Why Lactalis' M&A spree continued in India and Egypt 29 Jan 2019

The pace of acquisitions made by Lactalis shows no sign of abating as the dairy giant starts 2019 with a pair of acquisitions. Simon Harvey takes a look.


Food M&A rises again in 2018, albeit at slower pace - data 9 Jan 2019

just-food's index of M&A in the packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as company strategists look to gain an edge on their competition.


Does Campbell Soup Co.'s growth strategy make sense? 12 Dec 2018

Andy Coyne looks at Campbell Soup Co.'s future growth strategy and asks whether it is a plan of counter-intuitive genius or simply wrong-headed?


Unilever's 2018 investor day - six things to learn 11 Dec 2018

Last week, Unilever's senior management was in the Indian city of Mumbai for the company's annual investor day. just-food presents what you need to know from the two-day event.


Why did Unilever buy GSK's Horlicks-led assets? 10 Dec 2018

Some question the future of Unilever's presence in food and drinks. Why did the FMCG giant snap up GSK's consumer-nutrition assets, at the centre of which was Horlicks?


What could feature on to-do list of new Unilever CEO Alan Jope? 30 Nov 2018

Paul Polman's departure from Unilever will mark the exit of one of the food sector's most high-profile CEOs. But how could his successor Alan Jope shape the FMCG giant?


Focus turns to US soup at Campbell in flux 21 Nov 2018

With Campbell Soup Co. looking to offload assets, its US soup arm will grow even more in importance, writes Dean Best.


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

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? 


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

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.


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