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Who might be in the race for UK sports-nutrition business Grenade?

11 September 2019 | Dean Best

We weigh up the possible runners and riders for Grenade, the UK sports-nutrition business that could be set for fresh ownership. ... read more

Dean Foods left with little wiggle room after ruling out sale

11 September 2019 | Simon Harvey

Seven months after launching a strategic review, US dairy giant Dean Foods is to go it alone under a new chief executive rather than engage a buyer. Simon Harvey takes a look. ... read more

Pilgrim's Pride latest UK purchase presents challenges

4 September 2019 | Dean Best

Pilgrim's Pride, the US meat processor, has acquired another UK-based company. We look at the opportunities the acquisition presents – but also the challenges facing the business. ... read more

Why Ebro and Hain struck deal over Tilda

3 September 2019 | Dean Best

Five years after losing out on buying Tilda to Hain Celestial, Spain-based Ebro Foods has acquired the UK rice business. Dean Best explores the reasons behind the deal. ... read more

New guard at Premier Foods but same old battles to win

3 September 2019 | Simon Harvey

Premier Foods removed some uncertainty last week after installing a new chairman and permanent CEO. Simon Harvey looks at the road ahead. ... read more

Why Simply Good Foods' move for Quest looks appetising

28 August 2019 | Dean Best

Two years after the formation of The Simply Good Foods Co., the US company that's home to the Atkins brand has made its second acquisition. Dean Best weighs up the move. ... read more

When should food companies outsource R&D?

27 August 2019 | Simon Creasey

Simon Creasey analyses the growing trend for food companies to outsource their research and development - and weighs up why they might be looking outside their four walls. ... read more

China's fight against obesity augurs change for food businesses

20 August 2019 | Jens Kastner

Jens Kastner looks at how international food businesses selling their products in China are responding to the country's plans to target obesity. ... read more

How should food companies work with Alibaba?

16 August 2019 | Ben Sillitoe

Alibaba's online marketplace Tmall is soon mooted to overtake Walmart to become the world's largest B2C retailer. Naturally, food companies want to work with the Chinese behemoth. ... read more

How M&A in packaged food looked in H1 2019

13 August 2019 | Dean Best

Using data from just-food.com and parent organisation GlobalData, we present a flavour of M&A activity in the international packaged food sector in the first half of the year. ... read more

Markets in limbo after Kraft Heinz disappoints again – key takeaways on H1 results

12 August 2019 | Simon Harvey

Kraft Heinz reported another set of disappointing financial results last Thursday (8 August). Simon Harvey presents what you need to know. ... read more

Selling to China's young, single "post-90" professionals

7 August 2019 | Peter Peverelli

In his latest Eye on China column, Peter Peverelli surveys what the country's "post-90" consumer wants from packaged food. ... read more

How could Spain's plant-based dairy market develop?

6 August 2019 | Dean Best

Spain has a sizeable – but growing – market for plant-based alternatives to dairy. In part two of our deep dive, we weigh up how the category could take shape. ... read more

Sales, investment, US cereal forecast - the six things to learn from Kellogg's latest results

5 August 2019 | Dean Best

Kellogg has seen its best quarter of organic sales growth for three years, sending the company's shares rising. We outline the top takeaways from the US giant's latest figures. ... read more

Why Nestle's new chocolate innovation is more about waste than sugar

31 July 2019 | Ben Cooper

Ben Cooper mulls over Nestlé's newest innovation in confectionery, a chocolate bar made exclusively from cocoa beans and pulp without the addition of refined sugar. ... read more

The five things to learn from Mondelez's first-half results

31 July 2019 | Dean Best

Mondelez's latest results - and refreshed guidance - cheered the market, sending the snacks giant's shares rising. We set out what you need to know from the latest print. ... read more

Innovation, pricing, plant-based, China - the top takeaways from Nestle's H1 results

29 July 2019 | Dean Best

Nestle discusses its first-half financial results, the "challenge" of innovation, pressure on pricing and conditions in China. ... read more

How Spain's plant-based dairy market is expanding - deep dive, part one

24 July 2019 | Dean Best

Spain has had one of the largest markets for plant-based dairy - but centred on alternatives to milk (and largely soy). We look at how the market is broadening. ... read more

Lindt & Sprungli's improving sales growth sweetens investors

23 July 2019 | Simon Harvey

Lindt & Sprüngli cheered financial markets today (23 July) after the chocolate maker reported first-half earnings. Simon Harvey takes a look at developments. ... read more

PepsiCo's Pioneer-led Africa push may face challenges

22 July 2019 | Andy Coyne

Andy Coyne looks at PepsiCo's plans in sub-Saharan Africa after the US giant announced it is to buy South Africa's Pioneer Foods Group. ... read more

World Resources Institute serves up five-course menu for a sustainable food system

17 July 2019 | Ben Cooper

How can the global food system feed almost 10bn people by 2050, while contributing its required share of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions over the next three decades? ... read more

Innovation "critically important" as General Mills' legacy business flounders

12 July 2019 | Simon Harvey

After a challenging year, General Mills wants to achieve "balanced" sales and profit growth. We looks at the key takeaways from this week's annual investor day. ... read more

Reassessing innovation amid industry in flux

10 July 2019 | Dean Best

How can large food companies, built to enjoy scale, innovate to meet the needs of today's consumer? It's a hot topic – and was discussed in-depth at a recent event in London. ... read more

How can food companies ensure plant-based protein growth is sustainable?

10 July 2019 | Ben Cooper

The growth in the plant-based protein market is good news for the planet. However, rising demand may create new sustainability issues in supply chains. ... read more

TreeHouse sells snacks for peanuts - but disposal welcomed

10 July 2019 | Dean Best

TreeHouse Foods has sold its snacks arm for US$90m - a business the US private-label supplier bought for $860m five years ago. But Wall Street has welcomed the move. ... read more

What could be rationale for Karro, Young’s joining forces?

3 July 2019 | Dean Best

A year after Young's Seafood was put up for sale, the company is to combine with another UK firm, pork player Karro Food Group, under the auspices of CapVest Partners. Why? ... read more

Muscling in on China's market for meat snacks

3 July 2019 | Peter Peverelli

just-food's China columnist Peter Peverelli chews over the market for meat snacks in China, which has some very local attributes. ... read more

Conagra Brands looks to plant-based amid legacy challenges

2 July 2019 | Simon Harvey

Conagra Brands seeks to seize opportunities in the meat-alternative market which is fast gaining traction among a wide spectrum of consumers. Simon Harvey assesses the landscape. ... read more

How to milk China's growing ice-cream market

26 June 2019 | Peter Peverelli

China's ice cream is growing - and, with per capita consumption low, has room to expand further. Peter Peverelli takes a look. ... read more

Should Europe's food majors make more use of co-manufacturing?

26 June 2019 | Simon Creasey

The benefits of co-manufacturing can range from cutting costs to quickening innovation - but larger food companies in Europe use the practice less than peers in North America. Why? ... read more

The takeaways from Tyson Foods' investor day

24 June 2019 | Simon Harvey

Hot on the heels of Tyson Foods' entry into the alternative-proteins category, the global meat giant hosts its annual investor day. Simon Harvey looks at the highlights. ... read more

Campbell CEO sets out stall at investor day - four things to learn

19 June 2019 | Dean Best

Campbell Soup Co. CEO Mark Clouse has set out his plans for the refocusing US manufacturer as it seeks to get its top line going. ... read more

Looking for the right blend - Tyson targets flexitarianism

19 June 2019 | Dean Best

With growing consumer interest in cutting - or ending - meat consumption, the sector's majors are muscling in. We look at a flurry of NPD activity in the US, led by Tyson Foods. ... read more

Who stands to gain from China's African swine fever crisis?

17 June 2019 | Jens Kastner

China's farming industry has seen African swine fever sweep across the country, with mass culling of pigs and rising prices. But which countries could benefit? ... read more

Should Nestle sell US frozen-food division?

12 June 2019 | Dean Best

Nestlé's position in the US frozen-food market has been the subject of debate for a number of years amid a chequered performance in the category. And question marks persist. ... read more