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How can UK SMEs prepare for life after Brexit?

When it comes to Brexit, almost everything is uncertain and unclear. As entrepreneurs and leaders of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME...

Data - M&A sizzles in July, pushing 2018 to high

As company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on their competition, just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international...

Focus: Amid overhaul, Weston Foods stays positive

Amid increasing competition, Weston Foods, one of North America’s largest bakery products businesses, is undergoing what its parent company...

How might no-deal Brexit affect UK, EU food?

The prospect of the UK and the EU not reaching a deal on the country's departure from the bloc has risen in recent weeks amid close votes at...

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

Aryzta plans to raise EUR800m to bolster capital structure after "comprehensive" review 13 Aug 18

Simon Harvey

Aryzta, the financially troubled Swiss-Irish bakery business, plans to raise EUR800m (US$910.7m) in equity to bolster its capital structure and reduce debt. 

Flowers Foods to step up efforts to cut costs 13 Aug 18

Dean Best

The "top priority" for Flowers Foods is to "accelerate" its moves to find cost savings, the US bakery group's CEO has said, after the Nature's Own and Dave's Killer Bread owner issued a profit warning.

Olympus Partners becomes Rise Baking Company's new private-equity owner 10 Aug 18

Dean Best

US baker Rise Baking Company has a new owner, moving from the ownership of Arbor Investments to another private-equity firm, Olympus Partners.

Tyson sells pizza crust business to private-equity firm Peak Rock Capital 10 Aug 18

Andy Coyne

US meat heavyweight Tyson Foods is to sell its pizza crust business to an affiliate of private-equity firm Peak Rock Capital.

Hostess Brands issues profit warning 10 Aug 18

Dean Best

US snacks maker Hostess Brands has cut its forecast for annual earnings amid pressure on costs and "expected headwinds" in the second half of 2018.

Campbell family shareholder joins forces with activist investor Daniel Loeb 10 Aug 18

Andy Coyne

Daniel Loeb, the billionaire investor, has once again called for ailing US food giant Campbell Soup Co. to be sold.

Latest blogs

If Kraft Heinz passed on Pinnacle, it should do so with Campbell 2 Aug 18

Dean Best

It's almost 18 months since Unilever rebuffed Kraft Heinz and, ever since, the rumour mill has spun over where the US manufacturer could look next. It's been reported today (2 August) the ketchup maker decided against moving for US peer Pinnacle Foods.

Plenty of hot air as UK politicians grill Asda, Sainsbury's over merger 22 Jun 18

Andy Coyne

UK Parliamentary select committees at their best are meant to bring light rather than generate heat but this wasn't a select committee at its best.

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