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Why - and how - 2018 promises to be buoyant year for M&A in food 10 Jan 2018

The final days of 2017 saw a flurry of transactions in the international food sector, bringing to an end an active year of deal-making. This year looks set to be another busy one for food-company strategists. Dean Best looks at what could lie ahead.


South Africa's Pioneer Food Group adds brands in UK growth push - interview 3 Jan 2018

South Africa’s Pioneer Food Group last month moved again to expand its business in the UK, snapping up Lizi's granola owner The Good Carb Food Company. The deal was the first since Pioneer renamed its UK arm in September and announced "ambitious expansion plans" for the market. just-food’s Simon Harvey spoke with Jonathon Thorn, the chief executive of Pioneer’s UK unit, about the company’s plans in the country.


The food industry in 2018 - the challenges and opportunities of navigating a UK market in spotlight 2 Jan 2018

As we approach the New Year, food industry watchers are predicting what we are likely to see in the UK in 2018. Andy Coyne reports.


just-food's 2018 Confidence Survey – sales, profits, consumer confidence, efficiency 1 Jan 2018

The food industry is going through a period of change not seen for generations - and we asked a series of questions about how you plan to continue trying to navigate this state of flux next year. The results are in and, in a series of articles, we weigh up how you feel about the year ahead. First up are your thoughts on areas including sales, profits and consumer confidence. Ben Cooper reports.


just-food's 2018 Confidence Survey - sustainability and regulatory pressures 1 Jan 2018

Our poll asked a series of questions on sustainability for a flavour of your priorities in areas like environment and health next year, as well as you expect regulators to focus in 2018.

Latest News

High levels of 'superbugs' found in chickens in UK supermarkets 16 Jan 2018

The UK's Foods Standards Agency (FSA) has found levels of so-called superbugs in chickens for sale in British supermarkets have increased.


Earnings summary - Premier Foods sales rise as strategic tie-ups aid growth; Lindt & Sprungli's "record" FY sales miss expectations; Bellamy's Australia upgrades guidance 16 Jan 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


NPD Tracker - Alpro's chilled coffees; Haribo Fruitilicious; Wessanen takes Kallo into bagged snacks; Jack Link's protein snack range 16 Jan 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.


UK's Samworth Brothers to merge two bakeries 15 Jan 2018

UK branded and own-label supplier Samworth Brothers is to merge two bakeries in the south west of England.


Premier Foods seeks to dampen Batchelors sale speculation 15 Jan 2018

The UK's Premier Foods plc has this morning (15 January) sought to dampen weekend press speculation its Batchelors brand is to be sold to Japan's Nissin Foods Holdings.


Samworth Brothers brings in Kerry man Flor Healy as CEO 12 Jan 2018

Flor Healy, until recently CEO at Kerry Group's consumer foods arm, has taken up the chief executive role at UK chilled and ambient foods business Samworth Brothers.


UK grocery mulls over government war on plastic waste 11 Jan 2018

Food manufacturers and supermarkets are likely to be in the front line as the UK government draws the battle lines for a war against plastic waste.


Kerry Group defends recruitment as ex-employee convicted over terrorism 9 Jan 2018

Ireland's Kerry Group described its recruitment procedures as "robust" after one of its former workers in the UK was found guilty of plotting an Islamic State-style terrorist attack.


UK vinegar maker Aspall acquired by drinks giant Molson Coors 8 Jan 2018

UK cider and vinegar business Aspall has been acquired by US beer giant Molson Coors following year-long talks.


UK snack firm Burts Chips buys Lord Poppington's owner Savoury & Sweet 5 Jan 2018

UK crisp maker Burts Chips has snapped up local peer Savoury & Sweet, a manufacturer of own-label snacks and the owner of popcorn brand Lord Poppington's.

Latest blogs

Vegan tourist tales 15 Jan 2018

I sampled some of the products launched in the UK in the New Year, aimed at those seeking to eat more healthily or cut down on their meat consumption.


A very helpful new year nudge for UK parents 2 Jan 2018

It's the time of year when many of us who over-indulged during the festive period will at least try and take stock and change our eating habits. Will it work? Not for everyone. But, here in the UK, this morning parents were given a handy nudge to stay on top of what their children are eating.


Season's greetings from just-food 22 Dec 2017

Seasonal greetings from our deputy editor and details of our operating schedule.