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Nutrition labels: opportunity for Europe's brands

As Europeans' interest in health and well-being rises, the way nutritional values are communicated on-pack are growing in importance - and c...

Smaller can be beautiful amid changing face of NPD

Sjanny van Beekveld, the business insights director for the Netherlands arm of IRI, crunches the market researcher's local data and looks at...

How can UK SMEs prepare for life after Brexit?

When it comes to Brexit, almost everything is uncertain and unclear. As entrepreneurs and leaders of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME...

Data - M&A sizzles in July, pushing 2018 to high

As company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on their competition, just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international...

Latest Interviews

The ice-cream maker who turned down Dragons' Den investment - Coconuts Naturally's Cecily Mills, the bitesize interview 21 Sep 2018

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.

"It's a really exciting time for challenger brands" - The Foraging Fox co-founder Desiree Parker on the UK condiments upstart's international ambitions 6 Sep 2018

Dean Best

UK condiments maker The Foraging Fox, set up three years ago, has secured notable listings at home and abroad for its beetroot ketchup. Dean Best met co-founder Desiree Parker at The Speciality & Fine Food Fair in London to hear about the investment the fledgling firm has recently secured and its plans for further growth.

Latest News

UK outlines no-deal Brexit plans for geographical indications 24 Sep 2018

Simon Harvey

The UK government plans to set up its own scheme for protecting the names of products from the nation's food and drink manufacturers in the event of a so-called no-deal Brexit when the country officially leaves the European Union in March.

Greenyard sells horticulture arm for EUR120m 24 Sep 2018

Andy Coyne

Belgium-based vegetables supplier Greenyard has announced it is to sell its horticulture arm to local investment fund Straco for EUR120m (US$140.9m).

Divine Chocolate acquires Swedish fair trade company 24 Sep 2018

Andy Coyne

UK-based ethical chocolate maker Divine Chocolate has acquired the assets of one of the pioneering fair trade companies in Sweden.

Société Industrielle Laitière du Léon extends goat milk plant in south-west France 24 Sep 2018

Stuart Todd

French dairy firm Société Industrielle Laitière du Léon (SILL) is spending EUR9m to extend a plant in south-west France to cater to growing demand  for its goat's milk-based range of yogurts, cream cheeses, curds and desserts.

New Products - Arla debuts Bio Nur organic fruit yogurts in Germany; Dr Oetker teams up with Quorn Foods on pizza 24 Sep 2018

This week, the more eye-catching new products announced to market include Arla Foods' organic fruit yogurts debut roll out in Germany and a collaboration between Germany's Dr Oetker and UK-based Quorn Foods in pizza.

Snacks group Pladis sees CEO Cem Karakas step down 21 Sep 2018

Dean Best

Pladis, the international snacks arm of Turkey's Yildiz Holding and home to brands including McVitie's and Godiva, said today (21 September) CEO Cem Karakas has decided to step down with immediate effect.

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