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London confirms transport ban on junk-food ads 23 Nov 18

London's Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has confirmed what his office is calling a "groundbreaking" ban on advertising 'junk food' on the UK capital's transport network...


Two of France's largest grocers in quarrel over "merger" claim 25 Sep 18

Carrefour and Casino, two of the biggest food retailers in France and owner of hundreds of stores overseas combined, are squabbling about claims one approached the other of a possible merger...


Fleury Michon quits French meats trade body 24 Sep 18

Fleury Michon, the France-based supplier of ready meals and cooked meats, has quit the trade body representing the charcuterie industry in the country...


Unilever and Danone continue B Corp push 21 Sep 18

Unilever and Danone are two of the largest food companies to have embraced the B Corp certification and over the last 24 hours both have made fresh announcements...


General Mills trials new way of buying Haagen-Dazs 11 Sep 18

On Friday (7 September), ice-cream lovers in part of central London were able to order Häagen-Dazs on their phones - and have it delivered directly to them, wherever they were...


As US and Mexico set out bilateral deal, eyes turn to Canada - and dairy 29 Aug 18

After months of talks over the future of the NAFTA trade agreement, two of the signatories - the US and Mexico -have outlined plans for a new deal, with the third, Canada, so far outside the process...


just-food closed on Monday 27 August 26 Aug 18

As I type, grey skies cover south-east London, with drizzle hitting the windows - but the forecast is set fairer for tomorrow when the country has its final public holiday before Christmas Day...


If Kraft Heinz passed on Pinnacle, it should do so with Campbell 2 Aug 18

It's almost 18 months since Unilever rebuffed Kraft Heinz and, ever since, the rumour mill has spun over where the US manufacturer could look next. It's been reported today (2 August) the ketchup maker decided against moving for US peer Pinnacle Foods...


Maybe Trump is finding trade wars aren’t so easy to win 25 Jul 18

In March, a day after issuing stiff tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium, Donald Trump took to Twitter to give his verdict on trade disputes. Four months later, it looks as though Trump's confidence may have been more hubris...


Upfield Foods, home to ex-Unilever spreads assets, makes notable appointment 20 Jul 18

UK food-industry veteran David Salkeld is to take a senior position at Upfield Foods, the newly-instituted business that is home to Unilever's former spreads assets...



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