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How Premier Foods CEO Gavin Darby is leaving to mixed reaction 15 Nov 2018

Gavin Darby has proved a controversial chief executive and some in the investment community will cheer his exit from Premier Foods. Others will argue progress was made at the UK firm during his tenure.

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

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.

Why PepsiCo may get best tune out of Pipers away from UK grocery 11 Nov 2018

PepsiCo's third acquisition in five months has seen the US group snap up UK firm Pipers Crisps, a business in its core category – but the snacks giant will have to think carefully about how to grow the business.

Aunt Bessie's seeing shift in frozen dynamics among younger generation - interview 25 Oct 2018

Nomad Foods' UK frozen food brand Aunt Bessie's is launching a marketing push to seize upon the appetite for mid-week roast dinners among young consumers. Simon Harvey talks to marketing director Hannah Haas.

The Meatless Farm Co.'s founder Morten Toft Bech believes there is "potentially an opportunity bigger than we initially thought" - the bitesize interview 22 Oct 2018

UK start-up The Meatless Farm Co. just made its supermarket debut in 640 Sainsbury's stores. Simon Harvey speaks to its founder, Danish entrepreneur Morten Toft Bech. 

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Tesco joins forces with WWF in sustainability push 19 Nov 2018

UK big four supermarket Tesco has announced a four-year partnership aimed at making it easier for shoppers to buy "affordable, healthy, sustainable food".

Unilever 'secures ten-year deal for new Colman's mustard facility in Norwich' 19 Nov 2018

Global consumer-goods giant Unilever has reportedly struck an agreement to continue production of Colman's mustard in the UK.

UK's Sainsbury's to start selling edible insects 19 Nov 2018

British supermarket Sainsbury's, the country's second-largest grocer, has launched an initiative linked to edible insects, claiming a UK first.

New Products - Tine's UK subsidiary Norseland launches vegan smoked cheese; Kabuto Noodles bringing out range for kids 19 Nov 2018

This week's product news includes vegan cheese from Tine's UK subsidiary Norseland and a new range for kids from the UK's Kabuto Noodles.

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

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.

Premier Foods admits to Brexit-linked stockpiling 14 Nov 2018

The UK's Premier Foods, behind brands such as Oxo stock cubes and Mr Kipling cakes, has revealed that it has taken action to prepare for a 'no-deal' Brexit.

Bama Companies of the US buys "significant stake" in UK bakery group Evron Foods 14 Nov 2018

US biscuit, pie and bun maker Bama Companies, based in Oklahoma, has bought a "significant stake" in a UK bakery business.

Greencore ready for more M&A in UK 14 Nov 2018

Greencore, the Ireland-based private-label supplier, is planning to be "an active consolidator" in what CEO Patrick Coveney believes will be an uptick in M&A in the UK own-label sector.

Tayto's UK pork crackling acquisition cleared by competition watchdog 13 Nov 2018

Tayto Group's acquisition of UK-based The Real Pork Crackling Company has been cleared by the country's competition watchdog.

UK's Premier Foods to sell Ambrosia custard brand 13 Nov 2018

Premier Foods, the UK manufacturer, has revealed this morning (13 November) it plans to sell one of its best-known brands.

Latest blogs

Will Fox be on the run over post-Brexit food standards? 18 Oct 2018

UK international trade secretary Dr. Liam Fox was talking tough this week, insisting there will be no lowering of the country's food standards when negotiating free trade agreements post-Brexit. But is that a promise he will be able to keep?

Crisp maker embraces change after snack attack 5 Oct 2018

PepsiCo-owned UK crisp maker Walkers has introduced a new recycling scheme after pressure from environmental campaigners.

Ready for departure? 3 Oct 2018

At the Food & Drink Business Europe conference, held in Coventry in the English Midlands on Tuesday (2 October), one subject seemed to engage the attendees more than any other. You've guessed it: Brexit.