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Brexit and the food industry 24 Jun 2016

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How will the UK's departure from the EU affect the food industry? This page brings together the latest news and views on the impact Brexit could have on the sector.


Accelerators and incubators 11 Feb 2018

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A number of food majors are using accelerator and incubator programmes to invest in fledgling companies. Why?


UK meat supply back in spotlight 6 Feb 2018

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Allegations of "serious non-compliance" at UK meat supplier Russell Hume has seen questions over the country's meat supply chain return to the fore.


Nestle quits US confectionery market 16 Jan 2018

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Ferrero has snapped up Nestle's confectionery business in the US, with the world's largest maker insisting it "remains committed to growing" its candy operations elsewhere.


Salmonella scandal rocks Lactalis 12 Jan 2018

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The French dairy giant has seen more than 30 children fall sick after consuming formula thought to have been contaminated by salmonella.


Campbell and Hershey gobble up US snacks groups 18 Dec 2017

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In a surprise one-two the week before Christmas, Campbell is to buy US savoury snacks giant Snyder's-Lance and Hershey has struck a deal to acquire Amplify Snack Brands.


The food industry in 2018 8 Dec 2017

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We present the industry issues and trends to watch next year.


Nestle linked with Hain Celestial 26 Nov 2017

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The world's largest food maker has reportedly had preliminary talks about buying part or all of the US group.


The food industry and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals 10 Nov 2017

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Food manufacturers have been prominent in the first wave of corporations aligning with the UN SDGs and the goals are becoming a focal point for industry sustainability strategies.


The sale of US snack maker Inventure Foods 26 Oct 2017

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A year after announcing a review of its options, Inventure Foods has agreed to a sale to fellow US savoury snacks business Utz Quality Foods.


UK meatpacker Hilton moves into seafood 24 Oct 2017

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Hilton Food Group, the UK meat supplier serving retailers in Europe and Australasia, has branched out into seafood via M&A.


2 Sisters Food Group faces poultry allegations 11 Oct 2017

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One of the UK food giant's domestic poultry plants is at the centre of labelling and hygiene regulations.


Nestle's 2017 Investor Day 2 Oct 2017

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The world's largest food maker met investors and analysts in London to discuss its strategy - the first time recently-installed CEO Mark Schneider formally put across his vision for the group.


The impact of sustainability on food M&A 21 Sep 2017

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With rising consumer interest in the link between what they eat and the impact on the environment, shopper (and corporate) demand for brands perceived to be more ethical is growing.


Australian dairy Murray Goulburn agrees to sale 7 Sep 2017

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Canada's Saputo has struck a deal to buy Murray Goulburn after the loss-making Australian co-op launched a review of its business in June.


Fipronil contamination rocks Europe egg sector 7 Aug 2017

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The contamination of eggs in the Netherlands with the insecticide fipronil has led to recalls in a raft of markets.


Mondelez names new CEO 3 Aug 2017

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The snacks giant has hired McCain Foods chief Dirk van de Put to lead the Oreo owner.


The alleged 'dual quality' of food sold in the EU 2 Aug 2017

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Four central European countries - the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia - have led claims some multinationals are selling identically-branded food of different quality in the EU.


McCormick snaps up Reckitt Benckiser's condiments 19 Jul 2017

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The US-based spices and sauces group has emerged as the buyer of a business including French's mustard and Frank's RedHot sauce.


What are the prospects for direct-to-consumer? 19 Jul 2017

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Faced with stagnant mainstream retail channels, the growth of discounters and the rise in e-commerce, food manufacturers are eyeing selling directly to shoppers.


Sustainability: does it shape what consumers buy? 12 Jul 2017

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If a company invests in making its products healthier or more sustainable, does it actually lead to increased sales?


Nestle latest to feel heat from activist investor 28 Jun 2017

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From the old HJ Heinz to the former Cadbury Schweppes, through in more recent times to PepsiCo and ConAgra Foods, manufacturers can often be targets for activist investors. Now it's Nestle's turn.


Amazon pushes into bricks-and-mortar retailing with Whole Foods move 16 Jun 2017

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The e-commerce giant has surprised the industry with a move to buy US natural and organics retailer Whole Foods Market.


Nestle mulls future of US confectionery arm 16 Jun 2017

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The Butterfinger and Raisinets owner is "exploring strategic options" for the unit.


Corruption allegations rock meat giant JBS 22 May 2017

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JBS, the Brazil-based meat behemoth, has seen two senior executives arrested over corruption allegations that have taken in the country's President.


Unilever makes acquisition - in food 24 Apr 2017

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Excluding ice cream, much of Unilever's corporate moves in the food sector in recent years has been to offload assets. In April, the company snapped up fledgling US condiments firm Sir Kensington's.


Post Holdings emerges as buyer for Weetabix 18 Apr 2017

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The US group expands breakfast cereal business with move for household UK brand.


Stonyfield sold as Danone clears WhiteWave deal 18 Apr 2017

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Danone has agreed to sell Stonyfield to get local regulatory clearance for its acquisition of WhiteWave Foods, with Lactalis emerging as the buyer of the US organic dairy business.


Unilever announces results of business review 6 Apr 2017

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Spreads set for exit door as FMCG giant shakes up business in wake of Kraft Heinz takeover interest


just-food reports from Natural Products Expo West 2017 6 Apr 2017

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Read insight and interviews from one of the must-attend events in the US industry calendar

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