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Baby food firm Mia & Ben - the bitesize interview

Andy Coyne speaks to the founders of London-based organic baby food start-up Mia & Ben about the gap they say they've spotted in th...

Advisor Whipstitch Capital talks US M&A landscape

It's not just big banks battling for mandates in an active market for M&A in US food. One up-and-coming firm, Whipstitch Capital, talks...

Interview: Deutsche Bank on drivers of food M&A

Joe DiMondi, an M&A veteran at Deutsche Bank, sets out what's driving food M&A – and what advisers can bring to the table....

Interview: Yumble on opportunity in D2C kids meals

Yumble, the US direct-to-consumer firm selling meals for children, talks to just-food about why it's "excited" about the future - and r...


"There will be a shakedown of brands in UK meat-free" - The Meatless Farm Co.'s new CEO Robert Woodall on looking for an edge 16 Apr 2019

Dean Best

We talk to Robert Woodall, the ex-Kellogg exec now at the helm of The Meatless Farm Co., the UK meat-free firm battling to carve out a foothold in a competitive market.


Arla Foods' Tomi Siren on how blockchain is helping the dairy giant's sustainability drive - interview 12 Apr 2019

Dean Best

Blockchain is one of a bunch of emerging technologies catching the attention of FMCG companies. We talk to dairy giant Arla Foods about a pilot they have launched.


"There are a lot of areas we haven't tapped into" - Clarence Mak on why Mars has set up Seeds of Change accelerator 11 Apr 2019

Dean Best

Mars has joined the ranks of Big Food companies using accelerators to help their innovation and tap into emerging trends. Dean Best discussed the move with Mars exec Clarence Mak.


"It's given me investment to get Meatsnacks Group to the next level" - James Newitt on the sale of the UK jerky business 9 Apr 2019

Dean Best

UK-based Meatsnacks Group has sold to the owner of a rival jerky and biltong supplier. Dean Best catches up with Meatsnacks MD James Newitt to discuss the future for the company.


"You can have a healthy product that tastes really good" - Franco Beer, founder of Boka Food, on the UK cereal-bar firm's rise and ambitions 5 Apr 2019

Dean Best

Boka Food, the fledgling UK firm, has won a listing with Sainsbury's for its healthier cereal bars and is attracting overseas interest. We talk to founder Franco Beer.


"The industry is fragmented but the best ideas can still steal disproportionate share pretty quickly" – US venture-capital firm Boulder Food Group on its second fund and plans to further invest 28 Mar 2019

Dean Best

US venture-capital firm Boulder Food Group talks to just-food about its second fund, plans to further invest and disruption in the food industry.


"I want to try to be optimistic. We've been let down before" - The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil chief executive Darrel Webber exhorts food companies to buy sustainably 27 Mar 2019

Ben Cooper

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil speaks with Ben Cooper about its new standards and how food companies can promote the idea palm oil can be a sustainable commodity.


Russia's iFarm on whether vertical farming could herald a new era of urban agriculture - interview 25 Mar 2019

Joe Baker

iFarm, one of several start-ups seeking to get ahead in the urban farming stakes, explains to Joe Baker why the concept could revolutionise farming.


"The idea is to embrace change" – Danone Manifesto Ventures chief Laurent Marcel on the French group’s investment strategy in an industry disrupted 22 Mar 2019

Dean Best

Danone talks to just-food about its investments in up-and-coming businesses the French giant believes are shaking up the food industry.


Trichomia chief marketing officer Georgia Branch touts health and sustainability benefits of hemp-based foods - the bitesize interview 14 Mar 2019

Simon Harvey

Simon Harvey speaks with hemp-food maker Trichomia's chief marketing officer, Georgia Branch, on the Sydney-based company's plans for the year ahead. 




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