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What could feature on to-do list of new Unilever CEO Alan Jope? 30 Nov 2018

Paul Polman's departure from Unilever will mark the exit of one of the food sector's most high-profile CEOs. But how could his successor Alan Jope shape the FMCG giant?


Tackling the plastic peril through dialogue and data 19 Nov 2018

IRI's Olly Abotorabi argues manufacturers and grocers need to work together - through analysing data - to solve one of the big sustainability issues facing the sector.


Smaller can be beautiful amid changing face of NPD 21 Aug 2018

Sjanny van Beekveld, the business insights director for the Netherlands arm of IRI, crunches the market researcher's local data and looks at the changing nature of innovation, offering observations that can apply across western Europe.


M&A, rather than Brexit, is behind Unilever's HQ decision 16 Mar 2018

Unilever this week announced a change in its legal structure, which will see the FMCG behemoth have its main base in the Netherlands. The UK media swiftly pointed to Brexit - but the key factor would likely have been to have given the group more options when it comes to M&A.


Why millennials are key for Europe's health-food marketeers 26 Jan 2018

In Europe, healthy food - or products marketed as healthier than their existing counterparts - are most popular, and showing the strongest growth potential, among millennials, IRI writes in its monthly column for just-food.

Latest News

Wessanen in takeover discussions with consortium 14 Mar 2019

Wessanen, the Netherlands-based food manufacturer, has announced that it is in discussions regarding a potential offer for the company.


Dutch foodservice firm Eetgemak bought by investor Gilde Healthcare 14 Mar 2019

Eetgemak, a Netherlands-based foodservice business, has been acquired by a local investment firm for an undisclosed sum.


FrieslandCampina weighs up new dairy factory 13 Mar 2019

FrieslandCampina, the Dutch dairy cooperative, is mulling whether to set up another production plant in its home market.


Vion Food Group pumps EUR35m into Netherlands site in plant consolidation 5 Mar 2019

Netherlands-based meat business Vion Food Group is investing in a plant in the south of the country as part of a consolidation process.


Wessanen finance chief Ronald Merckx set to depart for Centrient Pharmaceuticals 25 Feb 2019

Wessanen's finance chief Ronald Merckx is due to leave the Netherlands-based food manufacturer to take up a position elsewhere.


Lamb Weston's Dutch JV to expand with new plant 4 Feb 2019

US-based potato product supplier Lamb Weston and Dutch group Meijer Frozen Foods are to expand their European joint venture Lamb Weston/Meijer by building a new plant.


Izico Foods Group changes name to GoodLife Foods 7 Jan 2019

Netherlands-based Izico Food Group has announced a change in name, with the new moniker taken from a recent acquisition.


The stories before Christmas you might have missed 3 Jan 2019

To help you catch up on what you might have missed before Christmas, just-food rounds up the best of our coverage before the festive period.


Unilever takes slice of plant-based food category with The Vegetarian Butcher 19 Dec 2018

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever is seeking a slice of the plant-based food category with its latest acquisition.


European dairy co-ops FrieslandCampina and DMK sign mozzarella production deal 14 Dec 2018

Netherlands-based dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina has signed a manufacturing agreement with a European peer for the production of mozzarella cheese.

Latest blogs

FrieslandCampina looking to sell final non-dairy asset 2 Mar 2017

FrieslandCampina, which today served up higher profits but lower sales for 2016, is ready to offload the last non-dairy business owned by the Dutch cooperative giant.


Mars undertakes huge recall after latest plastic-in-snacks incident 23 Feb 2016

Mars Inc has grabbed mainstream headlines around the world today (23 February) after announcing a recall of chocolate products from over 50 markets after plastic was found in one product. It is comes just months after the US food giant pulled batches in the UK over fears of plastic could be found in products.


Russia ban prompts Dutch growers to look for home comfort 15 Aug 2014

"We eat our problem" is the latest approach being taken by Dutch farming groups to flog surplus fruit destined for Russia.