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Critics of UK's top doctor picking on wrong target

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 tar...

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

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-0...

Why plant-based firms should face questions

Consumer demand for plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy is rising rapidly – but so should scrutiny over companies' claims...

How "cultivated" meat and dairy might succeed

The development of "cultivated" meat, dairy and seafood is gathering steam in the US - as is Big Food's interest in the emerging market...

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. 

Entering second century, Tesco puts supplier partnerships front and centre 3 Jul 2019

Ben Cooper

Tesco has recovered from the accounting affair that rocked the retailer. Supplier partnerships is proving central to restoring trust with its stakeholders, Ben Cooper argues.

The problems with a 'purpose'-led strategy 24 Jun 2019

Dean Best

Unilever CEO Alan Jope caused a bit of stir last week as the advertising industry headed to the sunny south of France for the annual Cannes Lion advertising exhibition.

Why UK emissions goal could up pressure on food companies 21 Jun 2019

Ben Cooper

Ben Cooper analyses the UK's new goal on greenhouse-gas emissions and the likely impact on food manufacturers.

The agile leadership skills food companies need 20 Jun 2019

Luciana Nuñez

In a dynamic consumer environment, food companies often talk about the need to be more agile. But how can they get there? Executive coaching firm The Preston Associates explores.

The brave new world of food as medicine 14 Jun 2019

Victor Martino

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 taking notice.

How sales growth, sustainability are at centre of Unilever CEO's pitch to investors 12 Jun 2019

Dean Best

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.

Rich man's dairy - yogurt finds a new target 31 May 2019

GlobalData Consumer

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

Keeping it real amid rise of regenerative agriculture 23 Apr 2019

Victor Martino

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

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.

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