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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...


Cyber attack - another wake-up call for business 28 Jun 17

A month after an international cyber attack hit entities including the UK's National Health Service and Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica, another has caused havoc around the world, affecting businesses including shipping group Maersk and, in our industry, Mondelez International...


Amazon Whole Foods - industry reacts 16 Jun 17

In one of those stories that shakes the sector, Amazon today (16 June) announced a move to buy US-based natural and organics retailer Whole Foods Market. Here's how a range of stakeholders have reacted to the US$13.7bn, all-cash deal...


Reckitt Benckiser clears final Mead Johnson hurdle 13 Jun 17

The final regulatory approval needed for the UK-based consumer goods giant's takeover of the US infant formula maker has been received, with the US$17.9bn deal set to be completed on Thursday (15 June)...


UK M&A deal volumes slide in early months of 2017 22 May 17

Fresh data from Grant Thornton indicates the number of mergers and acquisitions in the UK food and drink sector fell to the lowest level for over two years in the first quarter of in 2017 - but the accountancy and advisory firm has insisted the amount of M&A activity remains "healthy"...


Another reshuffling of pack at Hain Celestial 13 Mar 17

Hain Celestial, under the scrutiny of the investment community in recent months and facing some challenges in its domestic market, has announced another shuffling of its management pack...


FrieslandCampina looking to sell final non-dairy asset 2 Mar 17

FrieslandCampina, which today served up higher profits but lower sales for 2016, is ready to offload the last non-dairy business owned by the Dutch cooperative giant...


just-food back up and running 23 Feb 17

To follow on from our earlier notice and after some hard work from our technical team, just-food is back live after today's power outage...


Storm Doris causes power outage at just-food 23 Feb 17

Much of the UK has felt the impact of Storm Doris today - and just-food's head office has been no exception...


Fyffes to face Ethical Trading Initiative disciplinary committee 17 Feb 17

A year after union officials alleged Fyffes abused workers on plantations in Central America - and called on the produce giant to be kicked out of the Ethical Trading Initiative forum - the company is set to go before a committee at the UK-based organisation...

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