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Why big questions remain over Nestle plastics push

David Burrows offers qualified praise for Nestle on recycled plastics and argues major questions persist about whether the company - and ind...

US food companies need to do more on obesity

US columnist Victor Martino kicks off 2020 digging into new forecasts on the rate of obesity in the country. And he has a message for indust...

Progress on child labour in cocoa but more to do

Ben Cooper welcomes the progress Nestlé is making on tackling the use of child labour in the cocoa supply chain but stresses the comp...

The most-read opinion pieces on just-food in 2019

Which of the opinion pieces from just-food's team of industry experts gave you food for thought in 2019? Here are the top ten most-read....

The US CBD products business needs a sheriff 17 Dec 2019

Victor Martino

Our columnist Victor Martino weighs up the uncertainty surrounding CBD products in the US and looks at their prospects for the future after a warning from the regulator, the FDA.

"Get Brexit done"? UK's only just getting started 13 Dec 2019

Dean Best

In so many ways, for all the decisiveness of the UK General Election, a fog of uncertainty still hangs over business, writes Dean Best.

Why food M&A has dried up 3 Dec 2019

Stefan Kirk, M&A advisors Glenboden

Data suggests pressure on deal-making in the packaged food industry in 2019. M&A advisor Stefan Kirk puts forward some possible reasons.

Six trends to shape China's food market in 2020 26 Nov 2019

Peter Peverelli

just-food's China columnist Peter Peverelli analyses the emerging consumer trends driving demand in the Chinese food industry and sets out the product categories to watch in 2020.

The US food industry in 2020 - the megatrends to watch 19 Nov 2019

Victor Martino

Our columnist Victor Martino predicts the six megatrends which will have a marked impact on the US food industry in 2020.

Why food in 2035 won't be hugely different to now 6 Nov 2019

Victor Martino

Fresh from an event in San Francisco discussing the future of food, our US columnist gets out his crystal ball - and argues the market in 15 years will look quite similar to now.

Orkla's new CEO has foot on right pedal but still early days 24 Oct 2019

Simon Harvey

Jaan Ivar Semlitsch joined an under-pressure Orkla as CEO this summer and initial signs are positive, although it is a little early to judge if gains will be sustained.

Cereal isn’t dead - it just needs better strategy and some ‘snap, crackle and pop’ 17 Oct 2019

Victor Martino

just-food's US columnist Victor Martino takes a close look at the US cereal category and suggests ways in which product providers might up their game.

Critics of UK's top doctor picking on wrong target 11 Oct 2019

Dean Best

There's a lot to be said for the recommendations the UK's outgoing chief medical officer has made on how the Government can hit its 2030 target on child obesity, writes Dean Best.

What do China's high-schoolers want from food? 9 Oct 2019

Peter Peverelli

After weighing up what China's "post-90" consumer wants from food, Peter Peverelli looks at what 12-to 18-year-olds in the country's "post-00" marketing cohort could be demanding.

Plant-based companies should face questions on health, environment 2 Oct 2019

Dean Best

Consumer demand for plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy is rising rapidly – but so should scrutiny over companies' claims on health and sustainability, writes Dean Best.

How "cultivated" meat and dairy might succeed 17 Sep 2019

Victor Martino

The development of "cultivated" meat, dairy and seafood is gathering steam in the US - as is Big Food's interest in the emerging market. But how might the food go mainstream?

Campbell CEO Clouse demonstrates necessary caution 5 Sep 2019

Dean Best

Shares in Campbell Soup Co. bubbled on Friday when the company's announced its Q4 results and fiscal 2020 guidance - but CEO Mark Clouse remains watchful. And rightly so.

Tesco packaging push puts suppliers on alert 27 Aug 2019

Andy Coyne

Tesco's announcement on packaging should be a warning to manufacturers that sustainability is becoming a more important factor in dealings between suppliers and retailers.

Why Goldsmiths beef ban has merits 16 Aug 2019

Dean Best

UK university Goldsmiths is in the firing line over its ban on beef but, though some criticism might be justified, the college's move has its benefits.

Why food companies shouldn't overlook baby boomers 13 Aug 2019

Victor Martino

Younger cohorts like millennials and Gen Z are often the focus of product development and marketing strategies in the US but, Victor Martino writes, don't forget the baby boomers.

How functional drinks makers are moving beyond snacks in a bottle 6 Aug 2019

Lucy Britner

A growing number of beverage firms look to offer 'a snack in a bottle' - but, looking at their ingredients, Lucy Britner writes more brands are touting their nutritional benefits.

New UK Prime Minister, same old Brexit uncertainty 29 Jul 2019

Dean Best

The new UK Prime Minister and government appear ready to accept a no-deal Brexit - but would the wider UK parliament?

UK grocer Iceland leads way with resolve on packaging 24 Jul 2019

Ben Cooper

UK grocer Iceland is among the retailers leading the way on packaging and, rightly, remains undeterred, Ben Cooper writes - even if consumer behaviour can be frustrating.

How the concept of wellness is changing in the US 11 Jul 2019

Victor Martino

What health and wellness means to consumers in the US is evolving and, Victor Martino writes, food companies need to adapt. 

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