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Focus: Scotland obesity offensive begs questions

With health a devolved policy area in the UK, Scotland has come forward with its own plans to tackle obesity in its country. David Burrows l...

Column: It's not child's play for TreeHouse

After a largely smooth decade for TreeHouse Foods since its inception in 2005, the largest private-label supplier in the US has found it tou...

How Europe's butter category melted this summer

Butter has grabbed the headlines in Europe in 2017. Falling milk production, a poor yield in 2016 and demand from emerging markets has led t...

Brexit: Threat to or chance for UK food security?

Brexit has been said to constitute a clear and present danger to UK food security - but what does food security mean in this context and to...

Latest Interviews

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.


"We are very confident about the future" - Brioche Pasquier on outlook for UK business 2 Oct 2017

Dean Best

Brioche Pasquier, the France-based bakery group, sees international expansion as a central plank of its growth strategy. Among the family-owned company's largest international markets is the UK. Dean Best met Olivier Ripoche, the managing director of Brioche Pasquier's UK business, as the group officially opened the latest production line at its plant north of London to discuss the company's plans and why it is sanguine about Brexit.

Latest News

Earnings summary - Post Holdings hit by impairment charge; J.M. Smucker sales down; MHP profits surge; Strauss sees "robustness''; Domty profits plummet 17 Nov 17

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just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


French food sector signs charter for "fairer" future 16 Nov 17

Stuart Todd

Farm co-operatives, industrial groups, retailers and trade bodies in France have signed a state-brokered charter pledging their commitment to a food sector that is more sustainable, equitable and safer.


Acquisitive Premium Brands Holdings expects "busy" 2018 15 Nov 17

Dean Best

Canada's Premium Brands Holdings expects to close more acquisitions in the remaining weeks of 2017 - and expects a "busy" 12 months of deal-making next year, the company's president and CEO has said.


US cookie maker Nonni's acquired by private-equity firm Vestar 15 Nov 17

Andy Coyne

US-based Nonni's Food Group has been sold by current owner Wind Point Partners to fellow private-equity firm Vestar Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum.


TPP11 nations move trade pact forward with new name 15 Nov 17

Michelle Russell

Trade ministers from 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership nations have agreed on core elements of the new trade pact that is moving forward despite the absence of the US from the agreement.


French fund Ardian to buy Spanish bakers Berlys, Bellsola 10 Nov 17

Dean Best

French fund Ardian has struck a deal to buy Spanish bakery groups Berlys and Bellsolà, with a plan to combine the two businesses.

Latest blogs

How are you feeling about 2018? 16 Oct 17

Dean Best

The food industry is going through a period of change not seen for generations - and we'd like to know how you plan to continue trying to navigate this state of flux next year.


Theresa May's Florence speech - UK food industry (and the EU) react 22 Sep 17

Dean Best

This afternoon, UK Prime Minister Theresa May gave her much-awaited speech on Brexit in the Italian city of Florence. Here's how the UK food industry lobby bodies (and some senior EU politicians) reacted.

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