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Brexit - what would trading under WTO rules mean?

Andy Coyne looks at the possibility of a no-deal Brexit and at what food exporters and importers could expect from operating under Worl...

There is no secret formula to managing millennials

The key to managing millennials is remembering the fundamentals of managing and leading any employee, international executive coaching firm...

The imperative of direct-to-consumer

just-food's US columnist Victor Martino set outs why food companies should be looking to build a direct-to-consumer business....

What could drive food M&A in 2019?

2018 looks set to be a year in which M&A activity in the food industry intensified. What could shape the sector's deal-making in 2019? D...

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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.


"I've never seen this pace of change in the industry" - Nestle US strategy chief on trying to grow again in its largest market 2 Aug 2018

Dean Best

Nestlé this week (31 July) officially opened the new headquarters for its operations in the US, proclaiming the move a "catalyst" for its "transformation" in its largest market by sales. In 2017, the Lean Cuisine and Gerber maker saw its growth stall in the US. How is the food giant looking to kick-start its business in a market going through profound change? Dean Best caught up with Rui Barbas, chief strategy officer for Nestlé's US arm, to find out more.

Latest News

France's Bonduelle in discussions to buy US plant from Seneca Foods 22 Jan 19

Andy Coyne

French vegetable products group Bonduelle is in negotiations with US peer Seneca Foods over the acquisition of its plant in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.


Unilever, Kraft Heinz sign Canada food-waste pledge 21 Jan 19

Dean Best

Unilever and Kraft Heinz are among eight companies operating in Canada to pledge to cut food waste in their operations in half.


Ferrero 'in second round running for Campbell's international assets' 18 Jan 19

Simon Harvey

Ferrero has reportedly been shortlisted to participate in the second auction round for the up-for-sale international business of Campbell Soup Co.


Jamaica's Grace Foods pushes into new category in US after taking stake in Majesty Foods 17 Jan 19

Andy Coyne

Caribbean food specialist Grace Foods, owned by Jamaican corporation GraceKennedy, has taken a 49% stake in a Florida-based peer.


Premier Foods CFO Alastair Murray named acting CEO 17 Jan 19

Dean Best

Premier Foods, the UK company behind Mr Kipling cakes and Lloyd Grossman sauces, has named who will become its acting CEO next month.


Food trade body flags up "dramatic economic consequences" of no-deal Brexit 11 Jan 19

Andy Coyne

FoodDrinkEurope, the European trade body, has outlined what it thinks may be the impact of a no-deal Brexit on the continent's food industry.

Latest blogs

Amazon button Dashed in Germany 11 Jan 19

Dean Best

In a bid to eat into sales of FMCG products, Amazon has developed and launched the Dash service, allowing consumers to re-order products at the touch of a button. A judge's pen in Germany has rendered those buttons illegal in that market.


London confirms transport ban on junk-food ads 23 Nov 18

Dean Best

London's Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has confirmed what his office is calling a "groundbreaking" ban on advertising 'junk food' on the UK capital's transport network.



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