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Lactalis saga puts wider supply chain in spotlight

The scrutiny of Lactalis has intensified this week as the dairy giant battles to repair the reputational damage from the salmonella scandal...

Why 2018 promises to be buoyant year for food M&A

The final days of 2017 saw a flurry of transactions in the international food sector, bringing to an end an active year of deal-making. This...

2018 outlook: navigating a UK market in spotlight

As we approach the New Year, food industry watchers are predicting what we are likely to see in the UK in 2018. Andy Coyne reports....

just-food Confidence Survey - sales, profits

The food industry is going through a period of change not seen for generations - and we asked a series of questions about how you plan to co...

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South Africa's Pioneer Food Group adds brands in UK growth push - interview 3 Jan 2018

Simon Harvey

South Africa’s Pioneer Food Group last month moved again to expand its business in the UK, snapping up Lizi's granola owner The Good Carb Food Company. The deal was the first since Pioneer renamed its UK arm in September and announced "ambitious expansion plans" for the market. just-food’s Simon Harvey spoke with Jonathon Thorn, the chief executive of Pioneer’s UK unit, about the company’s plans in the country.


Irish meats firm Clonakilty invests under shadow of Brexit - interview 12 Dec 2017

Simon Harvey

Irish savoury meat company Clonakilty has returned to its home-town roots following a EUR7m (US$8.2m) investment in a new, self-contained site. However, the move comes with Brexit hanging over Ireland’s exporters. Simon Harvey catches up with CEO Colette Twomey.

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Nomad Foods announces deal to buy pizza assets from Boparan Holdings 17 Jan 2018

Dean Best

UK-based frozen food group Nomad Foods today (17 January) announced it had struck a deal to acquire a clutch of pizza assets - including the Goodfella's and San Marco brands - from Boparan Holdings.


French police raid Lactalis premises 17 Jan 2018

Andy Coyne

Police have raided the premises of troubled French dairy group Lactalis, which is embroiled in a large-scale recall of products linked to a salmonella outbreak. 


NPD Tracker - Kind protein bars; Unilever's Ben & Jerry's vegan ice cream; PepsiCo's Walkers brand spicy crisps; Alpro's chilled coffees 17 Jan 2018

just-food.com

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


EU food sector "welcomes" plastics push - with advice 16 Jan 2018

Dean Best

The EU food and drink industries today (16 January) "welcomed" the bloc's push to reduce the use of single-use plastics but said Brussels' efforts needed to include moves to raise recycling rates and to "prioritise" product "safety and quality".


Lactalis offers salmonella compensation as probe continues 16 Jan 2018

Andy Coyne

Troubled French dairy giant Lactalis has said it will compensate victims of a salmonella contamination in its baby milk products.


High levels of 'superbugs' found in chickens in UK supermarkets 16 Jan 2018

Andy Coyne

The UK's Foods Standards Agency (FSA) has found levels of so-called superbugs in chickens for sale in British supermarkets have increased.

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