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Nature's Path quits US organic trade body in "protest" 4 Jul 18

The Organic Trade Association, which represents the organic industry in the US, has seen a high-profile member quit the organisation, taking a swipe at the body's stance on policy issues...


Brexit could be worse for dairy than Russia ban, EU and UK producers warn 26 Jun 18

Russia's embargo on a swathe of foodstuffs from the EU in 2014 - a ban that lasts to this day - hammered the bloc's dairy industry. But producers on both sides of the English Channel have warned the impact of Brexit could be worse...


Carrefour, Google team up as France's online grocery shake-up continues 12 Jun 18

France's largest food retailers have made a number of moves in recent quarters to try to tap into the growth of the country's online grocery market - and this week another notable venture has been announced...


Acquisitive JAB to gobble up UK food-to-go chain Pret 29 May 18

JAB Holding Co., the privately-owned, Luxembourg-based investment firm today (29 May) announced its latest acquisition, striking a deal to buy a majority stake in UK food-to-go chain Pret a Manger...


just-food closed on Monday 28 May 25 May 18

This coming Monday (28 May) is the second of the UK's two public holidays in May and just-food will be downing tools to dodge the rain showers and - hopefully - enjoy some sunshine...


Campbell hires from outside for key US soup role 23 May 18

Campbell Soup Co. has brought in an executive from outside the food industry to lead its domestic soup business, a division still central to the US giant and one still seeing sales decline...


Sainsbury's-Asda merger - UK watchdog sets wheels in motion 18 May 18

It was certain The UK's Competition and Markets Authority would look into the ramifications of the biggest corporate development in the country's grocery sector for more than a decade - and today (18 May) the watchdog sent out an invitation to comment...


US giant Kroger is Ocado's latest partner 17 May 18

UK online grocer Ocado has struck another licencing deal with an international food retailer, announcing this morning (17 May) US giant Kroger will use its technology for food deliveries...


Nestle strikes coffee tie-up with Starbucks 7 May 18

A year ago, Nestlé said coffee would be one of four "high-growth food and beverage categories" in which it would focus its "capital spending". Today (7 May), the Nescafé owner and world's-largest food maker announced a notable deal with Starbucks...


just-food closed on Monday 7 May 7 May 18

A quick note to say just-food is closed today, Monday 7 May, as the UK observes its early May bank holiday...



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