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What will be the US food mega-trends of 2019?

2018 was a year of dynamism and change in the US food industry and 2019 looks like being no different, writes Victor Martino....

How marketeers must adapt to the new consumer

All that's historically been solid in CPG brand marketing is melting into air amid changes in consumer demand, argues just-food's US co...

Column: Europe's hunger for local food

In IRI's latest exclusive column, the industry researchers highlight how demand in Europe for local food is on the rise - and how it's small...

The impact on suppliers of grocers' buying pacts

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

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.


"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

Premier Foods CEO Gavin Darby to step down 13 Nov 18

Dean Best

Gavin Darby, the chief executive of Premier Foods, is to step down from the helm of the UK manufacturer after almost six years in the job.


UK's Premier Foods to sell Ambrosia custard brand 13 Nov 18

Andy Coyne

Premier Foods, the UK manufacturer, has revealed this morning (13 November) it plans to sell one of its best-known brands.


Campbell holds talks with Third Point over board make-up 12 Nov 18

Andy Coyne

US food giant Campbell Soup Co. has revealed a new twist in its battle with Third Point, the investor which is trying instigate a major overhaul of the company's board at its forthcoming annual meeting.


Kraft Heinz under investor pressure to go private 7 Nov 18

Andy Coyne

Kraft Heinz is coming under pressure from one of its largest investors following the release of lower-than-expected third-quarter earnings.


Kraft Heinz opens new digital hub in US after Wellio acquisition 6 Nov 18

Andy Coyne

US food giant Kraft Heinz is aiming to fuel innovation and growth following an acquisition and the launch of a new digital initiative.


Kraft Heinz "confident profitability will improve" 5 Nov 18

Andy Coyne

Kraft Heinz has told analysts it is confident its profitability will improve after the US food giant booked a year-on-year decline in earnings in the third quarter.

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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