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Covid-19 could have lasting effect on food-to-go

Covid-19 is likely to shake up how we work, with companies set to allow their staff to do their jobs at home more often. Food-to-go could fa...

Plant-based meat and China: target local tastes

just-food's China market columnist Peter Peverelli weighs up the growing activity in the country's market for plant-based meat alternatives....

It's not all doom and gloom for emerging brands

Many of Big Food's legacy brands are having their day in the sun in the US, boosted by pantry-loading. But Victor Martino believes chal...

How Covid-19 might shape food M&A

Out of the blue, Covid-19 has arrived to, M&A advisor Stefan Kirk argues, shake life into the food M&A market once the pandemic...

Could UK's post-Covid-19 obesity policy be more than nudge in right direction? 29 Apr 2020

Ben Cooper

Could 'nudge theory' - seen as having had a significant impact on the way the UK has sought to tackle Covid-19 - also shape policy choices on obesity once the dust settles?

How Covid-19 might shape consumer trends in China 20 Apr 2020

Peter Peverelli

Packaged-food companies mulling the post-Covid-19 consumer will be watching China with interest. Our local columnist Peter Peverelli sets out some trends that could take hold.

Aldi's UK online grocery push will be closely watched - analysis 16 Apr 2020

GlobalData Consumer

Discounter Aldi is to join the online grocery fray in the UK, launching a service for "vulnerable customers". Analysts from our parent company, GlobalData, weigh up the move.

Why change is inevitable in the wake of Covid-19 14 Apr 2020

Victor Martino

Our US columnist Victor Martino sets out what he sees as the stages of change that will impact the country's food industry – with analysis that will resonate beyond US borders.

Kraft Heinz enjoys Covid-19 bounce but questions remain 7 Apr 2020

Dean Best

Kraft Heinz has provided some welcome news on its sales performance but investors will be looking beyond the boost Covid-19 has given the US giant's top line.

As Greencore gets punished, is it time for UK stock market suspension, too? 30 Mar 2020

Simon Harvey

Greencore's shares tumbled after a coronavirus-affected trading update. Isn't it time manufacturers, particularly those keeping the UK fed, got a helping hand?

Aryzta announcement stark warning to foodservice suppliers 24 Mar 2020

Andy Coyne

Foodservice suppliers worldwide will have been stirred by the latest announcement from Swiss-Irish bakery giant Aryzta, writes Andy Coyne.

US dairy - a need for a major re-think 19 Mar 2020

Victor Martino

Our columnist Victor Martino looks at the problems facing the ailing US dairy industry and at its prospects for turning things around.

Coronavirus and food industry SMEs - a survival plan 16 Mar 2020

John Stapleton

Food business entrepreneur John Stapleton on the steps SMEs can take to help them get through coronavirus.

Is China ready for Western-style sauces and dressings? 13 Mar 2020

Peter Peverelli

Our correspondent Peter Peverelli looks at the cultural barriers that have to be cleared by Western manufacturers attempting to sell sauces and seasonings in China.

Why Tesco's right to be cautious about compostable packaging 10 Mar 2020

David Burrows

Tesco has issued details on the packaging it wants suppliers to use in the UK from May. Compostables remains a tricky issue but David Burrows welcomes the retailer's decisions.

Pleasure, fun and happiness in food marketing 20 Feb 2020

Victor Martino

Our columnist Victor Martino stresses the importance of creating an experience of fun, pleasure and happiness in and around a food brand.

French fries in China – big opportunities and high hurdles 17 Feb 2020

Peter Peverelli

The market for French fries in China is growing rapidly but barriers to entry exist for foreign providers, as Peter Peverelli explains.

Why Yofix backing highlights dairy-free shift 6 Feb 2020

Dean Best

The backing for Israeli dairy-free start-up Yofix Investments by two major European dairy companies shows a key macro trend could become a competitive flank in dairy alternatives.

China's 'light eating' trend takes aim at fat, salt, sugar 31 Jan 2020

Peter Peverelli

just-food's China columnist Peter Peverelli looks at the trend for qingshi, which takes in foods low in salt and fat and also for eating smaller meals or portions than usual.

Nestle's plastic push deserves praise but big questions remain 23 Jan 2020

David Burrows

David Burrows offers qualified praise for Nestle on recycled plastics and argues major questions persist about whether the company - and industry - can move from virgin material.

US food companies need to do more on obesity 10 Jan 2020

Victor Martino

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 industry.

Industry faces daunting task on child labour in cocoa despite new momentum 19 Dec 2019

Ben Cooper

Ben Cooper welcomes the progress Nestlé is making on tackling the use of child labour in the cocoa supply chain but stresses the company - and industry - still has work ahead.

The most-read opinion pieces on just-food in 2019 19 Dec 2019

Dean Best

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.

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