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Even as foodservice re-opens, Coveney believes UK retailers will gain share in food-to-go marketGreencore CEO Patrick Coveney on how the UK food-to-go supplier will bounce back - the just-food interview

Dean Best

UK supplier Greencore, with its major food-to-go business, has seen Covid-19 hammer sales in recent weeks. Chief executive Patrick Coveney believes the company can emerge stronger.


Yum China said KFCPlant-based meat must target local tastes to succeed in China

Peter Peverelli

just-food's China market columnist Peter Peverelli weighs up the growing activity in the country's market for plant-based meat alternatives.


Shovel: "Meat-free will not be a Hunger Games category, where one winner takes all""Foodservice is the most exciting part of our outlook when Covid-19 clears" – Andy Shovel, co-founder of UK meat-free brand This, the bitesize interview

Dean Best

UK brand This, one of a flurry of firms looking to ride rising consumer interest in meat alternatives, talks adapting to Covid-19 hit, competition and optimism for foodservice.


With financial crisis looming, can all consumers afford to shop more healthily?How might Covid-19 shape interest in health-and-wellness?

Lucy Britner

With a health crisis set to be joined by a financial one, how will interest in diet and functionality, coupled with pressure on income, affect the trend of health and wellness?


"They are in a bit of a dire situation" - Jon Cox, Kepler CheuvreuxIs outright sale of Aryzta the ultimate solution to debt woes? - analysis

Simon Harvey

European bakery business Aryzta is once again reassessing its business model after a difficult few years. Simon Harvey reviews its options.


Harmening: "Even before this, General Mills was executing well and on track to, broadly speaking, achieve our priorities"General Mills chief talks brands, recession, foodservice and M&A - seven things to learn

Dean Best

General Mills is among the packaged-food majors to benefit from pantry-loading and, this week, it virtually met with investors to discuss a range of topics. Here are the takeaways.


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