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Tyrrells to join McCoyWhy latest Tyrrells takeover is no major surprise 18 May 18

Dean Best

UK-based savoury snacks business Tyrrells is getting its third owner in two years - but the latest deal is no surprise, writes Dean Best.


CampbellProactive Denise Morrison exits with Campbell still in the soup 18 May 18

Dean Best

In her seven years at the helm of Campbell Soup Co., there has been plenty to admire about the work done by outgoing president and CEO Denise Morrison. But, ultimately, Dean Best, writes, Morrison leaves with the US giant facing significant issues, not least in its still problematic legacy, domestic, soup business.


Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma believes e-commerce "rapidly becoming a traditional business" in China

The future of retail in China: using Big Data to create smart shops 18 May 18

Lucy Britner

The way consumers shop in China is changing. The country's Internet giants are using e-commerce data to blend on- and off-line experiences in an effort to create a 'new retail' landscape. In this report, Lucy Britner offers an overview of the major changes and a closer look at how food and beverage companies are getting involved.


Premier pointed to Batchelors reboundPremier Foods gives grounds for (cautious) optimism - analysis 17 May 18

Simon Harvey

What a difference twelve months makes as Premier Foods plc recorded its fastest pace of annual revenue growth in five years, a stark contrast to the disappointing results unveiled by chief executive Gavin Darby in 2017. And, at this juncture, the UK's fourth-largest food company is perhaps on a firmer footing to achieve its ongoing, yearly, sales growth target having seen a surge in demand in Australia and, at the same time, witnessed a revival in its Batchelors and Angel Delight brands. Simon Harvey investigates. 


Puffworks has joined ChobaniHatching new ideas - Big Food's incubator and accelerator programmes 17 May 18

Andy Coyne

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


JimJams available in SainsburyLower-sugar spreads firm JimJams eyes growing sweet spot - interview 17 May 18

Dean Best

With more consumers taking notice of the sugar in food, there are opportunities for products with lower levels of the nutrient to grab the attention of retail buyers – even in categories with huge, entrenched brands. One example is the UK spreads aisle, where fledgling chocolate spread brand JimJams has gained listings with two of the country’s largest grocers. Dean Best caught up with company founder Kevin Bath to talk about the development of JimJams and his ambitions for the business.


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Dean Best

It was certain The UK's Competition and Markets Authority would look into the ramifications of the biggest corporate development in the country's grocery sector for more than a decade - and today (18 May) the watchdog sent out an invitation to comment.


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