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What's on the minds of FMCG digital strategists in the UK? 21 Mar 2018

We know the digital sphere is having a profound impact on consumers but how can the food industry shape their businesses to capitalise? At the latest Millennial 20/20 conference and exhibition, held in London last week, just-food heard the digital issues taxing the minds at FMCG companies operating in the UK, including Kellogg and Arla Foods.

Cat Gazzoli, founder of UK organic baby food business Piccolo, on what motivates her and the challenges she faces - the bitesize interview 12 Mar 2018

Two years into its existence, UK-based organic baby food business Piccolo has listings at large, domestic retailers like Tesco and Asda, the backing of well-known names in the food sector and opportunities to expand overseas. Andy Coyne talks to founder Cat Gazzoli about the company's development.

The UK's calorie plan is cogent - and industry will be content 12 Mar 2018

Faced with some alarming data on obesity, the UK this week announced its latest strategy to battle the bulge. A target for industry to reduce calories has its merits and, Dean Best writes, will have pleased industry, too.

Four things to learn from Bakkavor's 2017 results and 2018 outlook 1 Mar 2018

The publication of UK private-label supplier Bakkavor's first set of annual results since it floated on the London Stock Exchange late last year revealed higher revenues and profits. But what about the company future prospects? Andy Coyne reports.

"We are doing so many things differently" - CEO John Power on the upturn in fortunes at Symington's and its prospects 28 Feb 2018

Symington's, the UK-based branded and own-label manufacturer, is emerging from a difficult period with a new management team and a strategy for growth. Dean Best met with CEO John Power to hear how the company got back on a path to growth and where he sees the business heading.

Latest News

Kellogg plans to double vitamin D levels in its cereal 22 Mar 2018

US-based breakfast food giant Kellogg plans to double vitamin D levels in some of its cereals.

NPD Tracker - Arctic Zero low calorie ice cream range; Lactalis Nestle JV launches quark products in UK; Turkey Hill Decadent Delights ice cream; Schar launches low FODMAP range 22 Mar 2018

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.

Noble Foods issues egg pledge as supplier comes under fire 22 Mar 2018

UK food group Noble Foods has pledged to supply only cage-free eggs by 2025, a commitment announced as one supplier hit the headlines due to concerns over animal welfare.

UK snack-bar maker The Primal Pantry secures investment from NVM Private Equity 21 Mar 2018

The Primal Pantry has attracted private-equity investment NVM Private Equity, with the UK snack-bar supplier's founder saying the backing can take the business "to the next level".

Greenpeace says Kraft Heinz among eight companies failing in palm oil initiative 20 Mar 2018

Environmental pressure group Greenpeace International says some global food companies such as Kraft Heinz, Kellogg, Ferrero, PepsiCo and J.M. Smucker are refusing to disclose their sources of palm oil despite an initiative to clamp down on deforestation by producers before the end of the decade.

Food sector bodies provide mixed response to Brexit transition deal 19 Mar 2018

UK food-industry bodies today (19 March) gave a mixed response to the post-Brexit transition period struck between London and Brussels this morning.

UK food industry bodies issue warning on 'rules of origin' post-Brexit  16 Mar 2018

The UK's Food and Drink Federation is warning businesses in the sector that they could face a hidden ‘hard Brexit’ once the country leaves the EU as a result of rules of origin.

NPD Tracker - Smoothie maker Innocent moves into dairy alternatives; Sonoma Creamery unveils Cheese Crisp Bars; PepsiCo launches Sunbreaks snacks in France; Yogurt giant Muller enters lactose-free 15 Mar 2018

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.

Scottish food, drink exports hit "record" 15 Mar 2018

The value of food and drink exports from Scotland hit a "record" in 2017.

Unilever simplifies structure into single legal entity but retains London presence 15 Mar 2018

Unilever is reorganising its business from a dual-structured company to a single legal entity incorporated in the Netherlands but will continue to base some of its operations in London, ending months of speculation that the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant would abandon the UK in the wake of Brexit.

Latest blogs

Sainsbury's pulls the price lever 21 Mar 2018

Sainsbury's, the UK's second-largest grocer, has set out plans for lower prices on a range of products, a move announced amid signs of pressure on its market share.

Another UK meat supplier under microscope 12 Feb 2018

Sunday saw another product recall involving another UK meat supplier announced by the country's food standards watchdog.

And another UK meat recall... 9 Feb 2018

The question marks over parts of the UK's meat supply chain have intensified this morning.