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Kroger using shelf-edge tech to send pricing and promos to phonesThe future is omnichannel and it's now - dispatches from TrendHunter Future Festival 21 Sep 18

Lucy Britner

These days, omni-channel is the latest buzzword in retail circles, with Alibaba's 'new retail' concept in China, Hema, one of the leading players in creating a crossover between on- and off-line shopping.


Coconuts Naturally founder Cecily Mills.The ice-cream maker who turned down Dragons' Den investment - Coconuts Naturally's Cecily Mills, the bitesize interview 21 Sep 18

Andy Coyne

Cecily Mills, the founder of UK vegan ice-cream brand Coconuts Naturally, won investment on the business pitch TV programme Dragons' Den only to turn it down after the show aired. She explains her thinking to Andy Coyne and tells him about dealing with growing pains.


Danone and food incubator Sonoma Brands investors in YumbleBig Food's stake in the future - in-house venture-capital funds  21 Sep 18

Andy Coyne

Our guide to some of the main in-house venture capital funds operated by major food businesses. 


PepsiCo evokes small-batch and artisan with Maker Overnight OatsThe rise of 'stealth small brands' as Big Food fights back 20 Sep 18

Victor Martino

just-food's incisive US columnist Victor Martino is introducing a new term to the CPG lexicon - stealth small brands.


Smartphone apps may fill gap for simple information, IRI arguesWhy nutrition labels should be an opportunity for Europe's food brands 19 Sep 18

Olly Abotorabi, IRI

As Europeans' interest in health and well-being rises, the way nutritional values are communicated on-pack are growing in importance - and can help brand-owners gain an edge on their competitors. But with no consistent way of showing nutritional information, it has become very hard to compare products. IRI's Olly Abotorabi questions why more food manufacturers aren't grasping this opportunity.


Grubb says PepsiCo interested in products "that are more natural and organic, clean label""We've got to be part of a wider ecosystem to succeed" - PepsiCo's Daniel Grubbs on why the Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator is hitting North America 18 Sep 18

Dean Best

PepsiCo is to take its Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator programme to North America after launching the initiative in Europe, where it is in its second year. Dean Best spoke to PepsiCo executive Daniel Grubbs about why the US food and drinks giant is bringing the scheme to its domestic market, what it has learnt so far and why such programmes are important strategically to one of the largest players in the sector.


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