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Why UK obesity reset is watershed moment

Covid-19 – and Boris Johnson's severe illness from the virus – has prompted significant changes to UK obesity policy....

Big Food's VC-style funds: the investments so far

Minerva is the latest food major to have used its in-house venture-capital unit to invest in an up-and-coming firm in a niche area. Here's o...

CPG priorities as US Covid-19 woe endures

With Covid-19 cases on the rise in some US states and the country as a whole facing recession, what does that mean for CPG companies? j...

How are food companies using AI in NPD?

How can artificial intelligence help packaged-food companies in the development of new products, a notoriously difficult area in which to su...

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"I'm afraid 2020 and 2021 will be not normal" – Oppenheimer's Jeroen van den Heuvel on deal-making in packaged food 1 Jul 2020

Dean Best

Oppenheimer's Jeroen van den Heuvel has worked on food M&A for 20 years. He explains how Covid-19 has affected activity in Europe and argues the next 18 months will remain unusual.

"We're fortunate to be in operation, unlike a lot of businesses" – US packaged food firms on coronavirus 14 Apr 2020

We asked a number of US packaged food companies for their input on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting day-to-day business operations.

Latest News

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 31 July (free to read) 31 Jul 20

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

UK unveils plan to tackle "obesity time bomb" 27 Jul 20

Dean Best

Restrictions on advertising and promotions are among measures the UK has announced today (27 July) to fight obesity, moves the food industry have labelled "a punishing blow".

European Commission mulls classifying CBD foods as narcotics in stance at odds with UK 17 Jul 20

Simon Harvey

The European Commission is considering whether to label CBD-derived products as narcotics, a proposal that is at odds with the UK stance.

EU agri-food warning over time left for UK deal 8 Jun 20

Dean Best

Agri-food bodies operating in the EU have warned of a "growing risk" the UK and the EU will not have time to strike a free-trade deal by the end of the year.

Covid-19 blamed for drastic fall in UK food and beverage M&A 21 May 20

Andy Coyne

Food and beverage sector M&A activity in the UK in the first four months of this year has shifted dramatically compared to the same period last year.

Canadian CBD firm Aurora enters US market through Reliva acquisition 21 May 20

Andy Coyne

Canada's Aurora Cannabis has moved into the US market through the acquisition of a peer in a deal that could be worth up to US$85m.

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