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Gardein owner Pinnacle Foods has new activist investorWhat might Pinnacle Foods' new activist investor mean for US group? 20 Apr 18

Dean Best

Pinnacle Foods has often been touted as a possible acquisition target - and now activist investor Jana Partners has taken a position in the US group that talk will intensify.


Nestle said trading conditions in Brazil remained challengingNestle on Brazil, China, US, AgeCore row and M&A - top takeaways from Q1 commentary 19 Apr 18

Dean Best

On an organic basis, Nestle's first-quarter sales beat analyst expectations as volumes offset the company's weakest pricing since 2000. The result meant the world's largest food maker stuck to its forecast for its organic sales to grow by 2-4% this year. However, beyond the numbers, Nestle's senior management issued some interesting commentary on trading in countries key to many food multinationals, on its pricing dispute with European buying group AgeCore and gave a flavour of its appetite for M&A


Organic food - what will feed its future growth in the US?Has organic become mainstream in the US? 16 Apr 18

Victor Martino

Continued progress in the US organic market seems inevitable, Victor Martino writes, but there could be some bumps in the road ahead. In his latest column for just-food, Martino looks at how we got here and at where the category is likely to go next.


Faber: "Danone"B Corp is very relevant for the food industry today" - Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber on French giant's work on the certification 12 Apr 18

Ben Cooper

Danone has been one of the major food corporations looking seriously at B Corp certification, which takes into account all stakeholders, rather than holding as pre-eminent the return to a company's shareholders. The French giant today (12 April) announced its North America arm is now B Corp-certified and just-food's Ben Cooper spoke to group chairman and CEO Emmanuel Faber about his support for that way of codifying a food business.


Innocent wading into UK dairy-free drinksCoca-Cola's Innocent eyes UK appetite for dairy-free - analysis 12 Apr 18

Dean Best

Coca-Cola Co.'s decision to take UK smoothie and juice brand Innocent into the dairy alternatives market raised eyebrows but the move has garnered a largely positive reaction. Dean Best reports.


Products such as SCI-MXUK sports nutrition deep-dive part two - what does the future hold?  11 Apr 18

Andy Coyne

In part two of our look at the UK sports nutrition category, Andy Coyne takes a close look at the opportunities in the market and at threats to its continued growth.


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