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Kerry's dairy plans curdle – but probably only for now

16 April 2021 | Dean Best

A possible deal for Kerry Group's dairy assets has been put on ice but it's unlikely to be a complete souring of the Irish company's moves away from consumer foods. ... read more


Signs of intent in plant-based meat makers' Asia push

9 April 2021 | Dean Best

A clutch of announcements this week underline the optimism among makers of plant-based meat alternatives about the opportunity in Asia, writes Dean Best. ... read more


Hormel goes nuts for new asset Planters

12 February 2021 | Dean Best

Hormel Foods has bought Kraft Heinz's Planters snacks arm. Paying more than $3bn for the assets, it's the largest deal in upbeat Hormel's history. Market reaction was more muted. ... read more


Kerry's consumer exit may need more than one deal

29 January 2021 | Dean Best

Speculation has continued about Kerry Group's future in consumer foods. With the Irish company's consumer assets spread across categories, an exit may take multiple transactions. ... read more


Mondelez's M&A strategists continue health kick

5 January 2021 | Dean Best

The US giant has bought another healthier snacks firm and, although these types of deals tend to be of smaller brands, it's right to react to evolving consumer trends through M&A. ... read more


Cheese giant Bel's bold plant-based bid

18 October 2020 | Dean Best

Cheese giant Bel has issued more detail on its plant-based plans – and, as Dean Best reports, could give the fledgling market for cheese alternatives a shot in the arm. ... read more


Blackstone's Oatly backing may unsettle some but there are benefits

4 September 2020 | Dean Best

Dairy-alternative darling Oatly has faced criticism for accepting investment from Blackstone – but those who want a more sustainable food system should see the advantages. ... read more


Food feels impact of China-Australia tensions

31 August 2020 | Dean Best

What started in technology and was further fuelled by Covid-19 is now starting to impact Australia's agri-food sector, Dean Best writes. ... read more


Expect more beef as Lightlife seeks plant-based high ground

26 August 2020 | Dean Best

Lightlife's war of words with Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods is another sign meat-free is now mainstream – and has brands battling it out as their peers have done in the past. ... read more


Ben & Jerry's hits stormy water – but should sail on

14 August 2020 | Dean Best

Ben & Jerry's attracted criticism in the UK for its comments on how the country's Government should treat migrants seeking entry – but brands need to be seen to take a stance. ... read more


Now's the time to review your brand values – and much more, too

19 June 2020 | Dean Best

Food companies must reappraise their brands and make sure they stand up to today's values – and go further still in their supply chains in their journeys to racial justice. ... read more


Kraft Heinz enjoys Covid-19 bounce but questions remain

7 April 2020 | Dean Best

Kraft Heinz has provided some welcome news on its sales performance but investors will be looking beyond the boost Covid-19 has given the US giant's top line. ... read more


Why Yofix backing highlights dairy-free shift

6 February 2020 | Dean Best

The backing for Israeli dairy-free start-up Yofix Investments by two major European dairy companies shows a key macro trend could become a competitive flank in dairy alternatives. ... read more


The most-read opinion pieces on just-food in 2019

19 December 2019 | Dean Best

Which of the opinion pieces from just-food's team of industry experts gave you food for thought in 2019? Here are the top ten most-read. ... read more


"Get Brexit done"? UK's only just getting started

13 December 2019 | Dean Best

In so many ways, for all the decisiveness of the UK General Election, a fog of uncertainty still hangs over business, writes Dean Best. ... read more


Critics of UK's top doctor picking on wrong target

11 October 2019 | Dean Best

There's a lot to be said for the recommendations the UK's outgoing chief medical officer has made on how the Government can hit its 2030 target on child obesity, writes Dean Best. ... read more


Plant-based companies should face questions on health, environment

2 October 2019 | Dean Best

Consumer demand for plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy is rising rapidly – but so should scrutiny over companies' claims on health and sustainability, writes Dean Best. ... read more


Campbell CEO Clouse demonstrates necessary caution

5 September 2019 | Dean Best

Shares in Campbell Soup Co. bubbled on Friday when the company's announced its Q4 results and fiscal 2020 guidance - but CEO Mark Clouse remains watchful. And rightly so. ... read more


Why Goldsmiths beef ban has merits

16 August 2019 | Dean Best

UK university Goldsmiths is in the firing line over its ban on beef but, though some criticism might be justified, the college's move has its benefits. ... read more


New UK Prime Minister, same old Brexit uncertainty

29 July 2019 | Dean Best

The new UK Prime Minister and government appear ready to accept a no-deal Brexit - but would the wider UK parliament? ... read more


The problems with a 'purpose'-led strategy

24 June 2019 | Dean Best

Unilever CEO Alan Jope caused a bit of stir last week as the advertising industry headed to the sunny south of France for the annual Cannes Lion advertising exhibition. ... read more


How sales growth, sustainability are at centre of Unilever CEO's pitch to investors

12 June 2019 | Dean Best

Unilever CEO Alan Jope is nearly six months into the job and this week set out to investors his priorities for the consumer goods giant. ... read more


Why Kraft Heinz's travails aren't a surprise

25 February 2019 | Dean Best

The business strategy pursued by Kraft Heinz's owners drove margins and shook up competitors but there have always been question marks over the company's top-line prospects. ... read more


Why Unilever gobbled up Graze

8 February 2019 | Dean Best

With the acquisition of Graze, Unilever steps up its interest in direct-to-consumer and could have an eye on mainstream channels in other countries, writes Dean Best. ... read more


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

11 November 2018 | Dean Best

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. ... read more


Amid pressure on sales, Mondelez is rolling up its sleeves

2 November 2018 | Dean Best

With sales in the doldrums, Mondelez International is looking to grow its top-line again through a business revamp and a new future-fcoused unit. ... read more


Is UK business sleepwalking towards Brexit?

28 September 2018 | Dean Best

There are signs UK business - including the food industry - are not prepared enough for what Brexit might bring. And the UK government isn't helping, writes Dean Best.... read more


Premier Foods boss sees off revolt but still faces slog

23 July 2018 | Dean Best

Premier Foods chief executive Gavin Darby saw off a shareholder revolt this week, winning the vote on his re-election to the role. But any relief over that result will likely be short-lived as the UK manufacturer continues to face the challenge of eking out sales growth from legacy brands in low-growth categories and paying down debts and a hefty pension deficit.... read more


Scrutiny will only intensify even if Premier CEO gets re-elected

6 July 2018 | Dean Best

It would be a surprise Premier Foods' under-fire CEO Gavin Darby is not re-elected at the UK group's AGM on 18 July but activist investor Oasis Management has brought to the fore concerns about the manufacturer's performance. The market will be watching closely if Premier moves forward under its current CEO.... read more


Why Kraft Heinz should steer clear of Campbell

26 June 2018 | Dean Best

Dean Best is unsure whether, as has been reported in the US, Kraft Heinz should be looking at a possible move for Campbell Soup Co.... read more


Google and JD.com - another e-commerce duo to consider

22 June 2018 | Dean Best

There was another e-commerce powerplay this week, with Google investing in and setting out plans to work with Chinese e-commerce retailer JD.com. Dean Best reflects on the announcement and how suppliers should react.... read more


Bakery giant Aryzta's fresh profit warning raises concerns

29 May 2018 | Dean Best

It has been clear for months there are some sizeable challenges facing Aryzta, the Swiss-Irish bakery giant - and there were signs this week the company's problems persist.... read more


Why latest Tyrrells takeover is no major surprise

18 May 2018 | Dean Best

UK-based savoury snacks business Tyrrells is getting its third owner in two years - but the latest deal is no surprise, writes Dean Best.... read more


Proactive Denise Morrison exits with Campbell still in the soup

18 May 2018 | Dean Best

In her seven years at the helm of Campbell Soup Co., there has been plenty to admire about the work done by outgoing president and CEO Denise Morrison. But, ultimately, Dean Best, writes, Morrison leaves with the US giant facing significant issues, not least in its still problematic legacy, domestic, soup business.... read more


London Mayor's bold plan on food ads should be welcomed

11 May 2018 | Dean Best

How the owners of food and drink high in fat, salt or sugar advertise their products has long been a contentious issue in the UK, with campaigners calling for further restrictions. Today (11 May), London's Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has won praise for his proposals to introduce regulations within his area of influence.... read more


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