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Grocer buying pacts and their impact on suppliers

With Tesco and Carrefour seeking to become the latest major grocers in Europe to work together on purchasing, Simon Creasey looks at the imp...

Is UK business sleepwalking towards Brexit?

There are signs UK business - including the food industry - are not prepared enough for what Brexit might bring. And the UK government isn't...

What Tesco's Jack's chain might mean for suppliers

Tesco is fighting back in the UK against Aldi and Lidl with the opening of its own discount chain, Jack's. Simon Creasey outlines what the m...

Trend Hunter report: The future is omnichannel

These days, omni-channel is the latest buzzword in retail circles, with Alibaba's 'new retail' concept in China, Hema, one of the leading pl...

Latest Interviews

Leading2Lean CEO Keith Barr on why humans are central to Industry 4.0 - and what food industry can do 13 Sep 2018

Dean Best

Industry 4.0 is of growing interest among food manufacturers eyeing efficiency gains in production and the supply chain. However, with the movement centred on automation, there are concerns about employment in manufacturing. Dean Best spoke to Keith Barr, the CEO of Leading2Lean, a US company selling software for use in production and a business that claims to have a differentiated approach to Industry 4.0 that puts humans front and centre.


"I've never seen this pace of change in the industry" - Nestle US strategy chief on trying to grow again in its largest market 2 Aug 2018

Dean Best

Nestlé this week (31 July) officially opened the new headquarters for its operations in the US, proclaiming the move a "catalyst" for its "transformation" in its largest market by sales. In 2017, the Lean Cuisine and Gerber maker saw its growth stall in the US. How is the food giant looking to kick-start its business in a market going through profound change? Dean Best caught up with Rui Barbas, chief strategy officer for Nestlé's US arm, to find out more.

Latest News

Danone reveals "significant" impact of Moroccan boycott 17 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

French dairy giant Danone has revealed that a boycott of its products in Morocco is continuing to have a marked impact on its performance there.


New Products - Unilever rolls out Culture Republick ice cream pints in US; Lactalis launches Seriously Melting Pot; Nestle reduces salt and fat in Maggi brand; Nestle expands markets for A2 formula 17 Oct 18

just-food.com

This week's product news includes Nestle's plan to take its A2 infant formula into more markets and Tesco doubling the size of its Wicked Kitchen vegan range in the UK.


Dairy giant Arla launches direct-to-consumer business in UK 16 Oct 18

Dean Best

Arla Foods, the European dairy giant, has started selling directly to consumers in the UK.


Baby food start-up Once Upon a Farm gets new cash injection from investors 11 Oct 18

Simon Harvey

Once Upon a Farm, a US-based start-up producing cold pressed baby foods, has received US$20m in financing from a group of investors led by private-equity fund CAVU Venture Partners.


Activist investor Third Point ups stake in Campbell ahead of annual meeting 10 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

Third Point, the hedge fund run by activist investor Daniel Loeb, has upped its stake in US food giant Campbell Soup Co ahead of the company's annual meeting at the end of November.


Kraft Heinz targets food-tech companies with new $100m VC fund 5 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

US food giant Kraft Heinz has launched a venture fund that will invest in emerging tech companies that are aiming to transform the food industry.

Latest blogs

Unilever and Danone continue B Corp push 21 Sep 18

Dean Best

Unilever and Danone are two of the largest food companies to have embraced the B Corp certification and over the last 24 hours both have made fresh announcements.


just-food closed on Monday 27 August 26 Aug 18

Dean Best

As I type, grey skies cover south-east London, with drizzle hitting the windows - but the forecast is set fairer for tomorrow when the country has its final public holiday before Christmas Day.



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