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KelloggWhat's on the minds of FMCG digital strategists in the UK? 21 Mar 18

Dean Best

We know the digital sphere is having a profound impact on consumers but how can the food industry shape their businesses to capitalise? At the latest Millennial 20/20 conference and exhibition, held in London last week, just-food heard the digital issues taxing the minds at FMCG companies operating in the UK, including Kellogg and Arla Foods.

Some in City say sale or demerger of food now more likelyM&A, rather than Brexit, is behind Unilever's HQ decision 16 Mar 18

Dean Best

Unilever this week announced a change in its legal structure, which will see the FMCG behemoth have its main base in the Netherlands. The UK media swiftly pointed to Brexit - but the key factor would likely have been to have given the group more options when it comes to M&A.

Greencore - having to deal with issues in USGreencore warning vindicates market doubts about US foray - analysis 15 Mar 18

Andy Coyne

Ireland's Greencore has disappointed investors and analysts alike with a profit warning, a US factory closure and a shake-up of its US leadership team. Andy Coyne looks at the issues it is facing.

Kroger generated US$2bn in sales from Simple Truth organic private-label in 2017Why private-label has reached tipping point in US - and what to do 13 Mar 18

Victor Martino

The major, branded CPG operators in the US are not only facing a challenge from growing demand for products for upstart, agile competitors tapping into evolving consumer trends. They are also, Victor Martino warns, seeing another front open up from private-label. In his latest column for just-food, Martino outlines which retailers are gaining ground and how brand owners can fight back.

Cat Gazzoli, daughter Juliet, and  some of PiccoloCat Gazzoli, founder of UK organic baby food business Piccolo, on what motivates her and the challenges she faces - the bitesize interview 12 Mar 18

Andy Coyne

Two years into its existence, UK-based organic baby food business Piccolo has listings at large, domestic retailers like Tesco and Asda, the backing of well-known names in the food sector and opportunities to expand overseas. Andy Coyne talks to founder Cat Gazzoli about the company's development.

Pizza among categories to be targetedThe UK's calorie plan is cogent - and industry will be content 12 Mar 18

Dean Best

Faced with some alarming data on obesity, the UK this week announced its latest strategy to battle the bulge. A target for industry to reduce calories has its merits and, Dean Best writes, will have pleased industry, too.

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