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How will brands engage in post-trust era?

The latest Edelman Trust Barometer found levels of trust in the US general population have declined by the largest margin the survey has eve...

Kellogg '17 results and '18 outlook: top takeaways

Kellogg enjoyed improved profitability in 2017 but again saw pressure on its top line, with, notably, its US morning foods business continui...

Food M&A volumes hit index high in January - data

just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as c...

Food M&A deals up 17% in 2017 - data

just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as c...

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

Problems mount at Croatia's Agrokor as crisis manager quits 22 Feb 18

Andy Coyne

Embattled Croatian food group Agrokor faces more problems after it revealed the manager appointed by the government to secure a debt restructuring deal has quit.


ABF chairman Charles Sinclair to step down 22 Feb 18

Dean Best

Charles Sinclair, the chairman of Kingsmill, Patak's and Ryvita owner Associated British Foods, is to step down from the role in April.


CAGNY 2018 - General Mills eyes more M&A ... and disposals 20 Feb 18

Dean Best

General Mills chairman and CEO Jeff Harmening today (20 February) indicated the US food giant will continue to revamp its portfolio through M&A and the sale of more of its own assets.


Dr Oetker takes minority stake in German speciality cake maker InterNestor 20 Feb 18

Andy Coyne

Germany-based food heavyweight Dr Oetker has acquired a minority stake in local cake maker InterNestor for an unspecified sum.


Brighter sales forecast but General Mills gloomier on profits 20 Feb 18

Dean Best

General Mills today (20 February) narrowed upwards a target for annual sales but raised the possibility a key operating profit metric could fall year-on-year.


UK pudding maker Ultimate ceases trading 19 Feb 18

Andy Coyne

The Ultimate Food Company, a UK Christmas pudding maker that has been in business for more than 30 years, has ceased trading and its 20-strong workforce has been made redundant.

Latest blogs

Big Food in investor spotlight this week at CAGNY 19 Feb 18

Dean Best

The senior management of a number of the major food manufacturers operating in the US will be in Florida this week for a key date on investor calendars.


"We're evolving" - flagship US lobby group insists change coming as more members quit 10 Jan 18

Dean Best

Hershey and Cargill are the latest US-based food majors to have decided to leave The Grocery Manufacturers Association - and the lobby group says it is looking to change to meet the "disruption" in the industry.



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