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Are we heading for a plastic-free world? - just-food FUTURES analysis 18 Jan 2019

What should food companies do to align themselves with the growing concern over plastic? Will the industry ever do away with plastic completely? Our FUTURES service explores.

No-deal Brexit - what would trading under WTO rules mean for the UK, EU food industries? 17 Jan 2019

Andy Coyne looks at the possibility of a no-deal Brexit and at what food exporters and importers could expect from operating under World Trade Organization rules.

There is no secret formula to managing millennials 16 Jan 2019

The key to managing millennials is remembering the fundamentals of managing and leading any employee, international executive coaching firm The Preston Associates argues.

"The timing for edible insects could not be better" - Eat Grub co-founder Shami Radia, the bitesize interview 15 Jan 2019

Eat Grub co-founder Shami Radia outlines why the UK firm believes the prospects for edible insects are strong and the business' plans for growth.

"We are looking for very new and distinctive ideas we haven't seen before" - PepsiCo's Karen Scott talks about Nutrition Greenhouse incubator 14 Jan 2019

Karen Scott, the co-leader of PepsiCo's European Nutrition Greenhouse incubator, discusses identifying potential investment partners in on-trend or obscure brand propositions.

Latest News

Samworth Brothers 'to close Kensey Foods operation with 650 jobs at risk' 23 Jan 2019

UK food group Samworth Brothers is to close a Cornwall facility with 650 jobs likely to be affected by the decision, according to reports.

UK cake maker BBF to invest in facilities after securing GBP40m of finance 21 Jan 2019

BBF, a cake manufacturer based in northern England, has revealed what it plans to do with a GBP40m financing facility it has secured.

New products - Mondelez broadens Cadbury range in UK; Intersnack-owned crisp brand McCoy's launches Muchos tortilla chips; Parag Milk Foods expands reach of premium offering Pride of Cows; Pladis expands Go Ahead line with low-calorie options 18 Jan 2019

This week's batch of new products includes Post Holdings and Hostess Brands coming together to launch breakfast cereals and a chicken alternative from Naturli' Foods.

UK parliamentary committee calls for review of MSC sustainable fishing standard 17 Jan 2019

A UK parliamentary committee has issued recommendations to address concerns over sustainable fishing standards.

Premier Foods CFO Alastair Murray named acting CEO 17 Jan 2019

Premier Foods, the UK company behind Mr Kipling cakes and Lloyd Grossman sauces, has named who will become its acting CEO next month.

UK meats firm Finnebrogue opens vegan factory 16 Jan 2019

Finnebrogue Artisan, the UK-based sausage and bacon supplier, has announced a "major diversification" for the business.

Apetito invests in additional stock in no-deal Brexit hedge 16 Jan 2019

UK foodservice supplier Apetito has revealed it has taken action as a hedge against the possibility of a no-deal Brexit.

Reckitt Benckiser chief Rakesh Kapoor to retire from Mead Johnson owner 16 Jan 2019

Reckitt Benckiser has announced the chief executive of the UK-based consumer goods giant is set to retire by year-end.

UK plant-based start-up Daring Foods gains distribution and closes in on supermarket deal 15 Jan 2019

UK plant-based start-up Daring Foods has revealed the name of the company with which it has signed a distribution deal. 

UK's Young Foodies network launches advisory arm for food sector start-ups seeking funding 14 Jan 2019

The UK's Young Foodies network has announced a scheme intended to help UK food sector start-ups get off the ground.

Latest blogs

Seeing the palm oil for the trees 10 Jan 2019

Ocado has set up an ‘aisle’ on its website displaying products that do not contain palm oil, in response, the UK online grocer says, to growing interest from consumers in the ingredient.

The march of the vegans 4 Jan 2019

As many of us contemplate joining the Veganuary craze, Andy Coyne considers the fast-growing vegan food market in the UK.

just-food closes for Christmas 21 Dec 2018

Today (21 December) is our last day of reporting before Christmas. We re-open on Wednesday 2 January. Thanks for all your support this year.