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Brexit blamed as UK food M&A activity "hits nine-year low"

15 May 2019

Corporate finance advisory firm Oghma Partners has commented on the 'Brexit effect' on merger and acquisitions activity in the UK food and beverage industry.

New products - Unilever's Asian Street Style Pot Noodles; Kraft Heinz collaborates on dressings; Food for Progress extends Oumph; Samworth Brothers' Soreen Seeds & More Loaf

26 Apr 2019

The pick of this week's new products include snack bars from Soylent, Tesco launching a vegan sausage roll and Unilever adding an Asian Street Style range to its Pot Noodle brand.

Unilever's Graze embarks on push to lower sugar

24 Apr 2019

Graze, the UK-based snacks business now owned by Unilever, is planning to lower the sugar in some of its products.

Unilever buys US vitamins-to-snack-bars firm Olly Nutrition

23 Apr 2019

Unilever has snapped up a fledgling US business supplying products from vitamins to protein powders and snack bars. 

New products - Granarolo debuts La Merenda della Lola snack kit for kids; Perfetti van Melle expands Mentos brand; Gressingham launches venison, wild boar range; Dole unveils salad kit line in the US

18 Apr 2019

This week's batch of new products includes a range of Mentos chewy mints from Perfetti van Melle, and a new kids' snack kit range from Italy's Grnarolo.

How to grow legacy brands

17 Apr 2019

Big Food still rules the roost in most product categories but legacy brand growth has stalled. Our US correspondent Victor Martino looks at how they can get their mojo back.

New products - Samworth takes Ginsters into frozen; Unilever rolls out Big Night In sauces under Hellmann's brand; India's Marico debuts organic Coco Soul range 

12 Apr 2019

This week's batch of new products includes a range of sauces from Unilever under its Hellmann's brand and the entrance into the organic foods market by India's Marico.

Nestle, Unilever co-found Africa plastic waste initiative

26 Mar 2019

Food giants Nestle and Unilever have joined forces in an attempt to tackle plastic pollution in Africa.

New Products - Nomad Foods takes Birds Eye into meat-free with Green Cuisine; Unilever unveils dairy-free Breyers ice cream; Nestle-owned Sweet Earth plans meatless burger; Arla launches fruit & kernels skyr in Germany

21 Mar 2019

This week's batch of new products includes Nomad Foods taking its Birds Eye brand into the UK meat-free market and Bubs Australia entering a new category.

Unilever food chief Nitin Paranjpe takes new role as COO

14 Mar 2019

Unilever has announced the person who will become its chief operating officer, a new role for the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant.

How consumers are making sustainability a growth opportunity

14 Mar 2019

We examine the commercial opportunities conscious consumerism represents and the link between a company's sustainability profile and its ability to capitalise.

Unilever withdraws from Romanian locations under terms of Betty Ice deal

8 Mar 2019

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has taken action in Romania, as part of commitments it took in order to get clearance to buy local ice cream producer Betty Ice.

New products - Unilever teams up with Tesco on Nice by Nature lollies; Brain food company Ingenuity Brands unveils Brainiac Kids; Smucker's set for move into honey

1 Mar 2019

This week's batch of new products includes the UK's Noble Foods adding ice cream to its Gü desserts range and US-based Good Karma launching plant-based sour cream and dips.

New products - Califia Farms launches Ubermilks oat drinks; Kashi expands Kashi by Kids line; The Jackfruit Company unveils Complete Jackfruit Meals; Cereal "straight from the box"

22 Feb 2019

This week's batch of new products includes Nestlé launching its KitKat Senses in a bar format and organic yogurts from Arla Foods.

Why Unilever gobbled up Graze

8 Feb 2019

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.

New products - General Mills' Häagen-Dazs ice-cream brand expands into gelato; Lactalis takes Siggi's skyr yogurts to UK; Unilever's Magnum vegan roll out in US

8 Feb 2019

This week's batch of new products includes a new Japanese noodle kit range from the Tazaki Foods-owned Yutaka brand and Pladis taking the Godiva chocolate brand into biscuits.

Unilever buys UK snacks supplier Graze

5 Feb 2019

Unilever has announced another acquisition in the food sector, snapping up a UK-based snacks business.

New products - Voortman's sugar-free push; Mondelez introduces Milka Dark Milk; Unilever-owned Talenti brings out organic gelati line; Bob Evans Farms launches Steamables side dish line

1 Feb 2019

This week's batch of new products includes yogurts for babies from US-based Stonyfield and a vegan-friendly pea snack from the UK's Brave Foods.

Unilever has more to do on growth, new CEO Alan Jope admits

31 Jan 2019

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has outlined its growth target for 2019 after reporting its full-year 2018 results.

Unilever 'on cusp of exclusivity bid for UK snack brand Graze'

30 Jan 2019

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever is reportedly on the cusp of being given an "exclusivity" period to acquire a UK snack brand.

Dr Oetker's bid for Unilever's Alsa unit cleared by watchdog - but with caveat

30 Jan 2019

A proposed acquisition by German food giant Dr. Oetker for the desserts and bakery business of a Unilever unit in France has been cleared.

Nestle, Mondelez, Unilever, Danone among signatories to Loop environmental initiative

24 Jan 2019

A raft of global food and drinks companies have signed up to a new environmental initiative to combat the use of plastics in packaging.

Consumer goods market facing revolution, says new Unilever CEO Alan Jope

23 Jan 2019

Unilever's new chief executive officer Alan Jope has spoken to an audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, about the future of brands in a fast-changing world.

Unilever, Kraft Heinz sign Canada food-waste pledge

21 Jan 2019

Unilever and Kraft Heinz are among eight companies operating in Canada to pledge to cut food waste in their operations in half.

Food M&A rises again in 2018, albeit at slower pace - data

9 Jan 2019

just-food's index of M&A in the packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as company strategists look to gain an edge on their competition.

Unilever again invests in meal-kit firm Gousto

7 Jan 2019

UK meal-kit company Gousto has received another round of external funding including a portion from a venture capital fund owned by a European consumer goods giant.

New products - Sophie's Kitchen makes UK debut with Sainsbury's listing; Danone links up with Diageo in US for Baileys Coffee Creamers; Greencore among suppliers for new M&S vegan range, Danone rolls out Silk Oat Yeah milk drink line in US

4 Jan 2019

This week's batch of new products includes a Keto diet product range from the US-based brand SlimFast and a Quorn Foods-produced vegan sausage roll from UK baker Greggs.

What will top food sustainability agenda in 2019?

3 Jan 2019

As part of just-food's 2019 outlook series, Ben Cooper identifies the sustainability hotspots and trends for the food sector in the next year.

The stories before Christmas you might have missed

3 Jan 2019

To help you catch up on what you might have missed before Christmas, just-food rounds up the best of our coverage before the festive period.

With Brexit looming, what trends will drive UK food in 2019?

2 Jan 2019

The food industry trends that experts believe we will see in the UK in 2019 reflect concerns across a number of issues, writes Andy Coyne.





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