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Scotland's obesity offensive begs questions - analysis 17 Nov 2017

With health a devolved policy area in the UK, Scotland has come forward with its own plans to tackle obesity in its country. David Burrows looks at the proposals put forward by Edinburgh, how they differ to those announced last year in London and how industry and campaigners have reacted.

From UK bread woe to overseas gains and M&A moves - Associated British Foods FD John Bason on 2016/17 and year ahead - interview 9 Nov 2017

Associated British Foods' grocery basket had something of a mixed 2016/17 financial year. Dean Best spoke to finance director John Bason about challenges at home, progress overseas, recent M&A and the year ahead.

From existential threats to working with science - the top takeaways from The International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit 2017 8 Nov 2017

The volatility in commodity prices, the rise of plant-based alternatives, Brexit, Trump - there was plenty for delegates who headed to Belfast last week for the International Dairy Federation's annual World Dairy Summit to chew over. just-food deputy editor Andy Coyne gives us a flavour of the event.

Seachill seen as good catch for UK meatpacker Hilton - analysis 23 Oct 2017

Hilton Food Group's acquisition of Seachill, announced last week, confirmed the UK meat processor's interest in the local seafood group, which raised a few eyebrows in the industry when a deal was first mooted back in August. Andy Coyne analyses why Hilton has moved for the owner of The Saucy Fish Co. and diversified into a new sector.

Brexit – threat to UK food security or opportunity for renewal? 18 Oct 2017

Brexit has been said to constitute a clear and present danger to UK food security - but what does food security mean in this context and to what extent do any opportunities offset the threats? Ben Cooper reports.

Latest News

MPs question UK food inspection processes following 2 Sisters hygiene failings 17 Nov 2017

UK Members of Parliament have questioned the processes of the nation's food standards agencies following an enquiry into hygiene and safety at a 2 Sisters Food Group poultry processing plant in the West Midlands.

Cargill-Faccenda JV over one hurdle with Brussels approval 17 Nov 2017

The planned merger between US agri-food giant Cargill's UK chicken business and British meat producer Faccenda has been given the all-clear by the European Commission.

NPD Tracker - Hostess Brands, Nestle team up again; US turkey giant Butterball in organic move; Young's launches shellfish range; Sodiaal to take Entremont into organic cheese 17 Nov 2017

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.

Huel names James McMaster CEO 17 Nov 2017

Former Gü and Ella's Kitchen executive James McMaster has joined UK firm Huel as its new CEO.

Unilever, PepsiCo among signatories to oxo-degradable plastics campaign 14 Nov 2017

Unilever and PepsiCo are among 150 signatories to have signed up to a move to ban oxo-degradable plastics used in packaging.

Piccolo eyes Asia as UK baby-food firm gets backing from PE firm DSG Consumer Partners 13 Nov 2017

Piccolo has secured investment from DSG Consumer Partners, with the UK baby food firm eyeing markets in Asia.

UK firm Davison Canners gets funding to expand 13 Nov 2017

Davison Canners, a UK-based maker of jams and compotes, has launched a dessert range after receiving financing from HSBC to upgrade its premises.

UK baker Warburtons axes Newburn Bakehouse brand in gluten-free rejig 13 Nov 2017

Warburtons has dumped its free-from brand Newburn Bakehouse in a revamp of the UK-based bakery group's range that will see its gluten-free lines once again sold under its namesake label.

Bakkavor IPO back on table as offering priced at GBP1bn 10 Nov 2017

Bakkavor's initial public offering of shares is back on the table only a week after the UK-based private-label giant pulled the IPO first announced in October.

UK bakery Irwin's secures national Asda contract 10 Nov 2017

Irwin's Bakery, based in Northern Ireland, has been awarded a contract to supply its batch bread to more than 300 Asda stores across the UK as own-label products.

Latest blogs

Tesco-Booker deal gets green light as UK grocery landscape shifts 14 Nov 2017

Here in the UK, we've had two significant pieces of M&A news in the grocery retail channel in the last 24 hours.

Getting the basics right online 8 Nov 2017

Failed launches cost grocery brands operating in the UK over GBP30m per year - but ironing out mistakes made in listing new products online could help improve marketeers' chances of success, according to new research.

How are you feeling about 2018? 16 Oct 2017

The food industry is going through a period of change not seen for generations - and we'd like to know how you plan to continue trying to navigate this state of flux next year.