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Cocoa seen as the How do food companies ensure cocoa supply meets future demand - sustainably? 13 Jul 18

Ben Cooper

Ben Cooper looks at food companies' efforts to put their west African cocoa supply chains on a truly sustainable footing.


Ayoba-Yo signed up to Kraft HeinzHatching new ideas - Big Food's incubator and accelerator programmes 11 Jul 18

Andy Coyne

Our guide to some of the main food sector incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers.


Irwin Simon announced his departure in JuneWill incoming Hain Celestial chief usher in new era? 10 Jul 18

Simon Harvey

Finding a successor to Hain Celestial founder and chief executive Irwin Simon could prove tricky in light of the pressure from activist investor Engaged Capital to sell the US business. But what might the options be for an incoming CEO faced with a product portfolio bloated by acquisitions and with 'Big Food' companies and retailers fast encroaching on its organic roots? Simon Harvey investigates.


Turkey Hill - on trend with its All Natural range.US ice cream deep-dive, part two – how might the larger players fight back? 10 Jul 18

Andy Coyne

Part one of just-food's in-depth look at the US ice-cream market, Andy Coyne looked at how a sector dominated by big brands has been hugely disrupted by independent innovators. Now he examines how the category is likely to develop and how the larger players might fight back.


ConagraFood industry M&A heats up in June leading to H1 high - data 10 Jul 18

Dean Best

just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on their competition. Here we present numbers for the first six months of 2018.


Arctic Zero - among the brands disrupting US ice cream categoryUS ice cream deep-dive part one – the march of the disruptors 9 Jul 18

Andy Coyne

In the first of a two-part feature on the US ice cream category, Andy Coyne looks at how a sector dominated by big brands has been stood on its head.


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