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How Premier CEO Darby leaving to mixed reaction

Gavin Darby has proved a controversial chief executive and some in the investment community will cheer his exit from Premier Foods. Others&n...

PepsiCo's best hope for Pipers outside UK grocery

PepsiCo's third acquisition in five months has seen the US group snap up UK firm Pipers Crisps, a business in its core category &n...

How food start-ups can stand out from the crowd

Large numbers of investors, with deep pockets, are keen to invest in the right food start-up venture, John Stapleton writes....

How growing German vegan market could shape up

In the first part of a two-part feature yesterday, Andy Coyne looked at the growth of the German packaged vegan food market. Today, we weigh...

Latest Interviews

Greencore CEO Patrick Coveney on navigating new wave of M&A and uncertainty of Brexit - the just-food interview, part two 14 Nov 2018

Dean Best

Greencore's exit from the US leaves the Ireland-based own-label supplier to focus on the UK. Speaking to Dean Best, CEO Patrick Coveney surveys a market he sees as in flux.


Greencore CEO Patrick Coveney on leaving US market and focusing on UK - the just-food interview, part one 13 Nov 2018

Dean Best

In the first of a two-part interview, Greencore CEO Patrick Coveney talks to Dean Best about the private-label manufacturer's decision to quit the US and focus on the UK market.

Latest News

France targets palm oil, cocoa and beef in deforestation pledge 16 Nov 2018

Andy Coyne

France has taken action to end the deforestation caused by industries linked to the production of palm oil, cocoa, beef and soybeans.


PepsiCo invests in Ukraine plant for Lay's crisps production line 16 Nov 2018

Simon Harvey

Global food and drinks manufacturer PepsiCo is investing in an existing manufacturing plant in Ukraine for the production of crisps.


UK-EU draft Brexit agreement proposes changes to Northern Ireland food regulation 15 Nov 2018

Keith Nuthall

The draft withdrawal agreement drawn up by the UK and the EU to cover how the country departs the bloc could create separate national food regulators for Northern Ireland based in a remaining EU member state.


French bakery group Neuhauser in new redundancy programme 15 Nov 2018

Stuart Todd

A major French bakery group has announced a redundancy programme, triggered by what it calls "persisent economic difficulties".


Cerealto, Siro to merge to create multinational Spanish operation 15 Nov 2018

Simon Harvey

Two Spain-based food companies have signed an agreement to merge operations which will see the emergence of a new multinational group.


Barilla offers to buy plant from indebted Italian rival Pasta Zara 15 Nov 2018

Simon Harvey

Italian food giant Barilla is offering to buy a plant from indebted rival Pasta Zara as it seeks to boost production capacity.



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