Latest food industry comment

Subscribe via RSSWhat is RSS?

The best views and opinions in food industry publishing, all in one place, from food's monthly columnists and in-house experts.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Get the latest comment, analysis and breaking news first.
Sign up for the just-food newsletter.

The brave new world of food as medicine

The concept of food as medicine is far from new - but US columnist Victor Martino argues it's back in a big way and major CPGs are taki...

Sales, sustainability central to new Unilever CEO

Unilever CEO Alan Jope is nearly six months into the job and this week set out to investors his priorities for the consumer goods giant....

How one yogurt giant has found a new target

A relaunch from Japanese dairy giant Meiji Holdings highlights how some manufacturers targeting health concerns are now making their product...

Keep it real on regenerative agriculture

Amid the growing interest in regenerative agriculture, just-food's US columnist outlines which companies are leading the charge - and has ad...

Why a good leader is not a believer in innate talent 11 Apr 2019

Christian Cullinane, The Preston Associates

When looking to develop the capabilities of their workforce, leaders need to eschew any belief in 'innate' talent, executive coaching firm The Preston Associates argues.

The age of disruption in an industry turned upside down 19 Mar 2019

Victor Martino

just-food's US columnist surveys the rapid transformation in the sector Stateside and argues disruption is now the new normal.

The move towards branded agricultural produce in China 5 Mar 2019

Peter Peverelli

Branded agricultural produce is becoming increasingly sought after in China, as Peter Peverelli reports.

Why Kraft Heinz's travails aren't a surprise 25 Feb 2019

Dean Best

The business strategy pursued by Kraft Heinz's owners drove margins and shook up competitors but there have always been question marks over the company's top-line prospects.

Why Unilever gobbled up Graze 8 Feb 2019

Dean Best

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.

There is no secret formula to managing millennials 16 Jan 2019

Christian Cullinane, The Preston Associates

The key to managing millennials is remembering the fundamentals of managing and leading any employee, international executive coaching firm The Preston Associates argues.

Four product trends to watch in China in 2019 2 Jan 2019

Peter Peverelli

just-food's China columnist Peter Peverelli outlines four product trends food companies doing business in the country - or wanting to do business there - should bear in mind as we enter 2019.

How to cascade purpose through your company - and supply chain 23 Nov 2018

Vanessa Cox and Bryony Wright, The Preston Associates

Vanessa Cox and Bryony Wright of The Preston Associates show how embedding purpose in your organisation can be hindered by your supply chain – and what to do.

Why PepsiCo may get best tune out of Pipers away from UK grocery 11 Nov 2018

Dean Best

PepsiCo's third acquisition in five months has seen the US group snap up UK firm Pipers Crisps, a business in its core category – but the snacks giant will have to think carefully about how to grow the business.

Amid pressure on sales, Mondelez is rolling up its sleeves 2 Nov 2018

Dean Best

With sales in the doldrums, Mondelez International is looking to grow its top-line again through a business revamp and a new future-fcoused unit.

How food start-ups can stand out from crowd and catch an investor's eye 29 Oct 2018

John Stapleton

Large numbers of investors, with deep pockets, are keen to invest in the right food start-up venture, John Stapleton writes.

How CPG companies should adapt to "the new consumer experience" 26 Oct 2018

Victor Martino

All that's historically been solid in CPG brand marketing is melting into air amid changes in consumer demand, argues just-food's US columnist Victor Martino, who outlines how companies need to react.

How small brands are riding Europe's demand for local food 18 Oct 2018

Olly Abotorabi and Livio Matucci, IRI

In IRI's latest exclusive column, the industry researchers highlight how demand in Europe for local food is on the rise - and how it's smaller brands capitalising.

Is UK business sleepwalking towards Brexit? 28 Sep 2018

Dean Best

There are signs UK business - including the food industry - are not prepared enough for what Brexit might bring. And the UK government isn't helping, writes Dean Best.

Why nutrition labels should be an opportunity for Europe's food brands 19 Sep 2018

Olly Abotorabi, IRI

As Europeans' interest in health and well-being rises, the way nutritional values are communicated on-pack are growing in importance - and can help brand-owners gain an edge on their competitors. But with no consistent way of showing nutritional information, it has become very hard to compare products. IRI's Olly Abotorabi questions why more food manufacturers aren't grasping this opportunity.

How chilli is spicing up parts of China's food sector 5 Sep 2018

Peter Peverelli

just-food's China columnist Peter Peverelli outlines how chilli flavours have made inroads in the country's packaged food sector as the palates of local consumers get used to - and embrace - some heat in their food.

Fruit and nuts - from staples to snacking favourites in China 9 Aug 2018

Peter Peverelli

In his debut column, just-food's China columnist Peter Peverelli looks at how growing wealth and need for convenience have led to the staples of fruit and nuts be the foundation of a buoyant, on-the-go category.

How can UK SMEs prepare for life after Brexit?   8 Aug 2018

John Stapleton

When it comes to Brexit, almost everything is uncertain and unclear. As entrepreneurs and leaders of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), it can be tricky to anticipate and take proactive action to future-proof your business when the post-Brexit business environment remains so unpredictable, John Stapleton writes.

Nestle results provide food for thought - key takeaways 30 Jul 2018

Simon Harvey

Nestlé revealed a generally positive set of first-half results on Thursday that were received favourably by the stock market, despite a tweak to the Swiss food giant's organic growth outlook. But what was most interesting is what can surely only be deemed as a veiled kickback by CEO Mark Schneider at activist investor Daniel Loeb. Simon Harvey looks at the key takeaways.

How grocery featured on Amazon's latest Prime Day 26 Jul 2018

Andrew Pearl, Profitero

Amazon held its fourth annual Prime Day earlier this month. It again lasted more than a day - 36 hours to be exact - and took in new countries as the e-commerce titan sought to offer members to its Prime service a multitude of deals. Andrew Pearl, director of strategy and insight in the EMEA region for e-commerce analytics firm Profitero, surveys some of the ways grocery featured.

Forgot your password?