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Alpro goals throw down progressive gauntlet

Danone is upping its investment in efforts to improve the sustainability of its operations and some of the latest measures focus on Alpro, i...

Cheese giant Bel's bold plant-based bid

Cheese giant Bel has issued more detail on its plant-based plans – and, as Dean Best reports, could give the fledgling market for chee...

India food groups talk trading in Covid-19

India is among the countries worst hit and, in a market where retail is dominated by traditional outlets, trading can remain tough....

Local brands prosper as China soup market heats up

Soup has been a core element in Chinese cuisine and still is – even if consumers now have less time to cook. Interest in convenient op...

Can Canadian grocers and suppliers reach detente? 23 Sep 2020

Andy Coyne

Andy Coyne looks at the row between Canadian grocers and food manufacturers over fees and examines whether there is any likelihood of a mutually-acceptable solution being found.

How US brands can exploit shift to at-home consumption 21 Sep 2020

Victor Martino

After years of gains for foodservice in the US, Covid-19 has boosted demand for food to eat at-home. How can packaged-food companies protect those gains longer term?

Aryzta's options in wake of investor battle 18 Sep 2020

Simon Harvey

Aryzta's two-largest investors came up trumps on Wednesday, with Urs Jordi, their pick as the embattled baker's chairman, elected. But what next for the business?

Cocoa partnership puts aside failures with bold new aims on child labour 9 Sep 2020

Ben Cooper

Attempts to tackle child labour in cocoa have over-promised and under-delivered. Could a new plan from multi-stakeholder body International Cocoa Initiative be different?

Blackstone's Oatly backing may unsettle some but there are benefits 4 Sep 2020

Dean Best

Dairy-alternative darling Oatly has faced criticism for accepting investment from Blackstone – but those who want a more sustainable food system should see the advantages.

Backing Marcus Rashford's food poverty campaign must be about more than catching stardust 4 Sep 2020

Ben Cooper

Food groups are keen to support footballer Marcus Rashford in the food poverty debate but that endorsement will backfire if not reflected in companies' future actions.

Food feels impact of China-Australia tensions 31 Aug 2020

Dean Best

What started in technology and was further fuelled by Covid-19 is now starting to impact Australia's agri-food sector, Dean Best writes.

Why China's declining canned-food market still offers opportunities 26 Aug 2020

Peter Peverelli

China's canned-food market is set to decline in 2020 but just-food's columnist Peter Peverelli sets out how suppliers can still find pockets of growth.

Expect more beef as Lightlife seeks plant-based high ground 26 Aug 2020

Dean Best

Lightlife's war of words with Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods is another sign meat-free is now mainstream – and has brands battling it out as their peers have done in the past.

Five imperatives for US food start-ups in the new normal 18 Aug 2020

Victor Martino

The disruptor has become the disrupted. Covid-19 has given Big Food a boost and caused caution among US investors and retailers. How should start-ups react?

Even amid Covid-19, convenience still king at breakfast 17 Aug 2020

GlobalData Consumer

Homeworking has changed breakfast habits and continues to do so as Covid restrictions ease – but GlobalData argues consumers still want convenience even if they aren't commuting.

Ben & Jerry's hits stormy water – but should sail on 14 Aug 2020

Dean Best

Ben & Jerry's attracted criticism in the UK for its comments on how the country's Government should treat migrants seeking entry – but brands need to be seen to take a stance.

Demand for local food to last beyond Covid-19 12 Aug 2020

GlobalData Consumer

As lockdowns ease, there are signs consumer demand for local food – which grew during the height of the pandemic – is sticking around, according to GlobalData Consumer.

How meal-replacement products could shake up breakfast in China 30 Jul 2020

Peter Peverelli

Chinese commuters' demand for convenience has been fuelling sales and Covid-19 – for different reasons – has also led to interest in the segment.

Why UK obesity reset is watershed moment – in more ways than one 27 Jul 2020

Ben Cooper

Covid-19 – and Boris Johnson's severe illness from the virus – has prompted significant changes to UK obesity policy. And Ben Cooper wonders what could come next. 

What CPGs must do as US Covid-19 struggle continues 16 Jul 2020

Victor Martino

With Covid-19 cases on the rise in some US states and the country as a whole facing recession, what does that mean for CPG companies? just-food's Victor Martino gives advice.

Nestle’s Fairtrade move is wrong – and very wrong now 1 Jul 2020

Ben Cooper

just-food's Ben Cooper sets out his opposition to Nestlé's decision to end Fairtrade certification for its flagship KitKat chocolate brand in the UK and Ireland.

Pizza to children's snacks – the fuel for cheese sales in China 26 Jun 2020

Peter Peverelli

just-food's China columnist Peter Peverelli looks at the expanding market for cheese in China and sets out areas for manufacturers to exploit.

Now's the time to review your brand values – and much more, too 19 Jun 2020

Dean Best

Food companies must reappraise their brands and make sure they stand up to today's values – and go further still in their supply chains in their journeys to racial justice.

The five ways CPG companies can navigate US economic uncertainty 19 Jun 2020

Victor Martino

just-food's US columnist Victor Martino sets out how CPG companies can steer their way through choppy economic waters.

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