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Grocer buying pacts and their impact on suppliers

With Tesco and Carrefour seeking to become the latest major grocers in Europe to work together on purchasing, Simon Creasey looks at the imp...

Has Aryzta found the right mix? - analysis

Despite another year of losses, Aryzta chief Kevin Toland is adamant he can return the business to growth after offloading a number of asset...

Is UK business sleepwalking towards Brexit?

There are signs UK business - including the food industry - are not prepared enough for what Brexit might bring. And the UK government isn't...

What Tesco's Jack's chain might mean for suppliers

Tesco is fighting back in the UK against Aldi and Lidl with the opening of its own discount chain, Jack's. Simon Creasey outlines what the m...

Latest Interviews

Leading2Lean CEO Keith Barr on why humans are central to Industry 4.0 - and what food industry can do 13 Sep 2018

Dean Best

Industry 4.0 is of growing interest among food manufacturers eyeing efficiency gains in production and the supply chain. However, with the movement centred on automation, there are concerns about employment in manufacturing. Dean Best spoke to Keith Barr, the CEO of Leading2Lean, a US company selling software for use in production and a business that claims to have a differentiated approach to Industry 4.0 that puts humans front and centre.


"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.

Latest News

Nestle and Grupo Bimbo back Latin America food waste initiative 17 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

Food groups Nestlé and Grupo Bimbo have helped launch a new initiative to prevent food loss and waste in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Aryzta says Cobas financing proposal is "inadequate" 17 Oct 18

Simon Harvey

Aryzta says an alternative capital-raising proposal presented this week from its largest shareholder is "inadequate". 


Aryzta's biggest shareholder pushes for EGM vote on financing proposal 15 Oct 18

Simon Harvey

The largest shareholder in Aryzta is calling on management to hold an extraordinary general meeting to vote on the investor's alternative financing plan to restore the bakery giant to health.


European Commission moves to limit trans fats 5 Oct 18

Keith Nuthall

The European Commission has asked food manufacturers and retailers to comment on a draft regulation that would insist food sold to EU consumers contain a maximum two grams of trans fat – other than that naturally occurring in animal fat – for every 100 grams of fat in a serving.


Jobs to go as Orkla combines Czech, Slovak units 5 Oct 18

Dean Best

Orkla has told just-food jobs will go at the Nordic food group's operations in the Czech Republic and Slovakia in the wake of combining its businesses in the two markets.


New Products - Vivera launches plant-based 'hamburger' in UK; Bel debuts Boursin Velvety in the UK; Jack Link's rolls out new on-the-go snacks; Genius adds to range in UK 5 Oct 18

just-food.com

This week's most eye-catching product news features Mars' plans to shake up some of its chocolate ranges in the UK and Nestle's move to roll out a line of organic Herta products in France.

Latest blogs

just-food closed on Monday 27 August 26 Aug 18

Dean Best

As I type, grey skies cover south-east London, with drizzle hitting the windows - but the forecast is set fairer for tomorrow when the country has its final public holiday before Christmas Day.


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.



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