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Plastic pledges: positive or time to panic?

The way plastic is used to package food and drinks has shot up the consumer agenda in recent months and, in response, there has been a flurr...

Aryzta's fresh profit warning raises concerns

It has been clear for months there are some sizeable challenges facing Aryzta, the Swiss-Irish bakery giant - and there were signs this week...

Campbell Q3, profit warning, CEO exit - takeaways

Friday (18 May) proved a notable day in the recent history of Campbell Soup Co., with the US giant reporting a third-quarter loss, a profit...

Column: Morrison exits with Campbell still in soup

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 Denis...

Latest Interviews

"We are doing so many things differently" - CEO John Power on the upturn in fortunes at Symington's and its prospects 28 Feb 2018

Dean Best

Symington's, the UK-based branded and own-label manufacturer, is emerging from a difficult period with a new management team and a strategy for growth. Dean Best met with CEO John Power to hear how the company got back on a path to growth and where he sees the business heading.


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

Dean Best

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.

Latest News

Asda, Sainsbury's bosses grilled over potential for supply-chain squeeze 20 Jun 18

Andy Coyne

UK big four supermarkets Asda and Sainsbury's have confirmed synergies from their proposed merger are likely to come from re-negotiating deals with suppliers.


Norwegian food group Scandza sold 20 Jun 18

Dean Best

Nordic food company Scandza, the group behind businesses including Norway's Synnøve Finden and Sweden's Royal Confectionery, has seen a change in ownership.


Italy's Forno d'Asolo sold to PE firm BC Partners 20 Jun 18

Dean Best

Forno d'Asolo has been sold to private-equity firm BC Partners and members of the Italy-based bakery-products supplier's management.


UK's William Jackson Food Group buys local ingredients firm Wellocks 18 Jun 18

Andy Coyne

UK manufacturer William Jackson Food Group has sought to make further inroads into the country's foodservice sector with the acquisition of ingredients supplier Wellocks.


New Zealand's Hansells Food Group 'set for sale' 18 Jun 18

Dean Best

Hansells Food Group, the New Zealand-based manufacturer, is reportedly set to be taken over by one of the country's richest businessmen.


India plastic pledge "impractical", warns industry 11 Jun 18

Mini Pant Zachariah

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious plan to make India free of single-use plastics by 2022 is impractical, according to Indian food industry players.

Latest blogs

just-food closed on Monday 28 May 25 May 18

Dean Best

This coming Monday (28 May) is the second of the UK's two public holidays in May and just-food will be downing tools to dodge the rain showers and - hopefully - enjoy some sunshine.


Sainsbury's-Asda merger - UK watchdog sets wheels in motion 18 May 18

Dean Best

It was certain The UK's Competition and Markets Authority would look into the ramifications of the biggest corporate development in the country's grocery sector for more than a decade - and today (18 May) the watchdog sent out an invitation to comment.



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