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Tesco-Booker deal gets green light as UK grocery landscape shifts 14 Nov 17

Here in the UK, we've had two significant pieces of M&A news in the grocery retail channel in the last 24 hours...


US plant-based foods lobbyists get notable new member 30 Oct 17

More US trade-body news has caught the eye today (30 October). The Plant Based Foods Association, set up just 18 months ago to promote the growing category in the US, has attracted a major new member...


US trade body GMA loses another high-profile member 25 Oct 17

Just months after Campbell Soup Co. decided to leave The Grocery Manufacturers Association, the US lobby group is to see another major member leave...


How are you feeling about 2018? 16 Oct 17

The food industry is going through a period of change not seen for generations - and we'd like to know how you plan to continue trying to navigate this state of flux next year...


Could Nestle be weighing up major M&A move outside food? 12 Oct 17

Pfizer has this week announced it is reviewing the options it has for its consumer healthcare business. Might Nestle be interested?..


Lots of chatter about grocery M&A on both sides of pond 5 Oct 17

The last 24 hours or so have seen possible M&A deals among some of the biggest names in food retail speculated on both sides of the Atlantic...


Theresa May's Florence speech - UK food industry (and the EU) react 22 Sep 17

This afternoon, UK Prime Minister Theresa May gave her much-awaited speech on Brexit in the Italian city of Florence. Here's how the UK food industry lobby bodies (and some senior EU politicians) reacted...


Brexit customs "could cost UK traders GBP4bn a year" 11 Sep 17

As the rain hammers on our windows this afternoon (11 September), a report in the UK offers companies doing international business some gloomy reading - post-Brexit customs could cost the country's traders GBP4bn a year...


Do you get just-food's newsletters? You need to do something 17 Aug 17

If you receive just-food's newsletters, we have a message...


UK consumers to cut back on fruit and veg - and point to Brexit, study says 18 Jul 17

Whatever your view on Brexit, a piece of research issued today (18 July) in the UK on fruit and veg consumption will likely unite more of you than last year's divisive vote...

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