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The UK industry trends to watch in 2021

Covid-19 and Brexit are the backdrop for what looks set to be a challenging year for those operating in the UK. Andy Coyne reports....

There's no return to business as usual in 2021

We reflect on the sustainability issues facing the industry in 2021. Might there be a shift in how long-standing challenges facing the globa...

It's millennials seeking boost from vitamins

Covid-19 has prioritised health in the minds of consumers worldwide and is proving a factor in the growing interest in vitamins – espe...

Covid only one factor in Danone's reinvention

Danone has revealed a new corporate structure, designed to reboot profit margins and improve efficiencies. Simon Harvey looks at the ke...

Latest Interviews

How could food industry M&A take shape in 2021? 2 Dec 2020

Dean Best

We speak to four experienced M&A advisers about how they expect deal-making in the packaged-food industry to take shape in 2021.

"Now we really are in the right space" – Whitworths CEO Mark Fairweather on how changes at UK group are bearing fruit 29 Oct 2020

Dean Best

Whitworths CEO Mark Fairweather reflects on the opportunities presented this year by Covid-19 but also on the UK dried foods supplier's work to revise its strategy.

Latest News

Gathered Foods' Good Catch brand enters Spain, Netherlands 2 Dec 2020

Simon Harvey

Gathered Foods, the New York-based alternative seafood business, has taken its Good Catch brand into two new European markets.

Kellogg eyes end of RXBar business in UK 1 Dec 2020

Simon Harvey

US cereal giant Kellogg plans to end the manufacturing and sales in the UK of a snack bar brand launched in the country two years ago.

Orkla snaps up UK ice cream business Gortrush Trading 1 Dec 2020

Simon Harvey

Norway-based food group Orkla has expanded its ice cream ingredients business through M&A in a key European market.

Sweden's Midsona plans plant-based hub in Spain 1 Dec 2020

Simon Harvey

Swedish food firm Midsona has started an investment project to increase its presence in the plant-based category.

Trading through Covid-19 and beyond, daily food industry updates – Tuesday 1 December (free to read) 1 Dec 2020

Daily updates on how Covid-19 is affecting the world's packaged food sector – and how executives see the market and consumer behaviour taking shape in the months ahead.

Union calls for mass testing at Bakkavor UK site after Covid outbreak 1 Dec 2020

Andy Coyne

The GMB trade union has called on private-label major Bakkavor to introduce mass Covid-19 testing at a facility in southern England after an outbreak of Covid-19. 

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