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Age of disruption in industry turned upside down

just-food's US columnist surveys the rapid transformation in the sector Stateside and argues disruption is now the new normal....

FUTURES: Smart technology in food and drink

As consumers become more tech-savvy, smart technology in the home, shop and production facility will continue to change the way we manufactu...

Consumers and sustainability: a growth opportunity

We examine the commercial opportunities conscious consumerism represents and the link between a company's sustainability profile and its abi...

What change could be on way at Premier Foods?

Analysts who follow Premier Foods are attempting to interpret what the UK manufacturer's "review of strategic options", announced...

Latest Interviews

"We will see a large number of new brands emerging" - DSG Consumer Partners' Deepak Shahdadpuri on how India's FMCG market is opening up 7 Mar 2019

Dean Best

India is seeing similar changes to consumer habits as western countries. Investor Deepak Shahdadpuri talks about his deals in India and how he sees the market developing.


"Food represents the best of consumer products" - private-equity firm Swander Pace Capital on its latest deal and wider M&A strategy 3 Jan 2019

Dean Best

US private-equity firm Swander Pace Capital has made another acquisition in the bakery sector. MD Heather Smith Thorne talks about the deal and the firm's broader M&A strategy.

Latest News

Chobani unveils newest entrants for spring incubator programme 18 Mar 19

Simon Harvey

Greek-style yogurt business Chobani has unveiled the newest eight entrants to its spring incubator programme.


Orkla begins search for CEO as Peter Ruzicka plans to step down 18 Mar 19

Simon Harvey

Norwegian food company Orkla has announced its chief executive and president Peter Ruzicka will step down in May.


Samworth Brothers gets OK for bakery subsidiary's expansion 15 Mar 19

Andy Coyne

UK food group Samworth Brothers has won permission to extend one of its facilities in the English Midlands.


Generation Z wants ‘expressive’ food and drink products - research 15 Mar 19

Andy Coyne

New research has revealed what food and drinks manufacturers will need to do to connect with Generation Z consumers.


Lancaster Colony installs Kraft Foods veteran Thomas Pigott as CFO as Douglas Fell moves to new role 15 Mar 19

Simon Harvey

Lancaster Colony is installing an ex-Kraft Foods Group executive as finance chief to replace Douglas Fell who is moving to a new role.


Wessanen in takeover discussions with consortium 14 Mar 19

Andy Coyne

Wessanen, the Netherlands-based food manufacturer, has announced that it is in discussions regarding a potential offer for the company.

Latest blogs

What's driving pre-Brexit stockpiling? 13 Mar 19

Dean Best

A significant chunk of UK consumers are either starting - or planning - to stockpile ahead of the country's departure from the EU.


Asda boss reacts to UK watchdog's stance on Sainsbury's deal 21 Feb 19

Dean Best

Sainsbury's chief Mike Coupe took to the airwaves within minutes of the CMA's provisional findings being announced and, today (21 February), his partner on the proposed merger at Asda gave his verdict.



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