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Premier CEO may win vote but scrutiny will grow

It would be a surprise Premier Foods' under-fire CEO Gavin Darby is not re-elected at the UK group's AGM on 18 July but activist investor Oa...

UK government shows resolve on child obesity

The food industry will engage in consultations on key pillars of the UK childhood obesity strategy's second phase, launched earlier this wee...

Why are Millennials so miserable?

This year sees the last of the Millennial cohort reach adulthood. The world over they punch above their weight in terms of their influence a...

Should food majors develop subscription services?

There are a growing number of fledgling companies developing subscription-box businesses across the consumer goods sector - but, so far, maj...

Latest Interviews

"It's taken five years to properly get started" - Nom Noms World Food founder Lisa Sohanpal on UK ethnic-cuisine firm's ambitions - the bitesize interview 27 Jun 2018

Dean Best

UK-based ethnic-cuisine business Nom Nom World Foods has had its ups and downs since forming five years ago. Dean Best caught up with founder and CEO Lisa Sohanpal, now based in Toronto, to discuss her plans for growth, including some notable new contracts in North America - but also hear about the challenges that can beset an SME.


Charlie Bigham's CEO Patrick Cairns on how UK ready-meals maker plans to serve up more growth - interview 20 Jun 2018

Dean Best

After a decade at Unilever, a stint in charge of UK baby-food firm Plum Baby and seven years leading Wessanen’s UK division, Patrick Cairns has, since March last year, been chief executive of Charlie Bigham’s, the London-based manufacturer of upmarket ready meals. Dean Best met Cairns to discuss his plans for the business.

Latest News

Arla Foods issues stark warning on Brexit fallout 17 Jul 2018

Andy Coyne

European dairy heavyweight Arla Foods has painted a bleak picture of the situation that could face UK consumers post-Brexit.


Greenyard estimates cost of listeria-linked product recall 17 Jul 2018

Andy Coyne

Belgium-based vegetable supplier Greenyard said the financial impact from its recall of frozen products linked to an outbreak of listeria in Europe is estimated to be EUR30m (US35.2m) after insurance.


Bell Food Group invests EUR2m in cultured-beef start-up Mosa Meat 17 Jul 2018

Simon Harvey

Switzerland-based convenience food supplier Bell Food Group has invested EUR2m (US$2.4m) in Mosa Meat, a cultured-beef start-up in the Netherlands.


UK pastry products maker Freshpack to close after failing to find buyer 17 Jul 2018

Simon Harvey

UK-based frozen pastry products manufacturer Freshpack is set to close after failing to find a buyer, with potential suitors put off by the low margins available within the category.


Dutch veggie pizza firm Magioni eyeing overseas push 17 Jul 2018

Dean Best

Magioni, a fledgling supplier of plant-based pizza products, is looking to ramp up its international presence, with talks in a clutch of countries that could see the Dutch firm build on moves in Belgium and the UK.


Bigard, Elivia get green light as China prepares to accept French beef 17 Jul 2018

Dean Best

French beef suppliers Bigard and Elivia have got the all-clear from Beijing to export to China three weeks after the countries struck a deal on shipments.



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