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Can a climate label for food work?

A decade ago, a few companies looked to label a product's carbon footprint. The concept never took off. If revisited, just-food asks, would...

Why did Unilever buy GSK's Horlicks-led assets?

Some question the future of Unilever's presence in food and drinks. Why did the FMCG giant snap up GSK's consumer-nutrition assets, at...

November deal volumes dip but still fuel 2018 rise

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

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

just-food presents a guide to some of the main in-house venture capital funds operated by major food businesses. ...

Latest Interviews

Katjesgreenfood CEO Manon Littek on the "food revolution" and why the German confectioner has formed division to back upstarts - interview 18 Oct 2018

Dean Best

Katjes Group is a member of Big Food with a division to invest in fledgling businesses. Dean Best talks to the Germany-based confectioner about the strategy for its Katjesgreenfood fund.


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.

Latest News

Raisio cuts 2018 EBIT forecast 14 Dec 18

Dean Best

Benecol-to-Elovena manufacturer Raisio has lowered its forecast for a key profitability metric for 2018.


Food and drinks firms must consider a world without plastics - research 13 Dec 18

Lucy Britner

Find out what could happen to food and drinks producers who don't make the move towards producing more environmentally-friendly packaging in the latest issue of FUTURES. 


Sainsbury's and Asda ask for more time to respond to merger plan probe 12 Dec 18

Andy Coyne

UK supermarket giants Sainsbury's and Asda have made a request to the organisation investigating their proposed merger.


Ireland could face food shortages after no-deal Brexit, report suggests 7 Dec 18

Andy Coyne

A leaked UK government document seen by The Times newspaper has spoken of Ireland's food supply issues in the event of a no-deal Brexit. 


UK competition watchdog invites feedback on PepsiCo's deal for Pipers 7 Dec 18

Simon Harvey

The UK's competition watchdog is inviting feedback over a recently-announced deal involving US-based food and beverage giant PepsiCo.


Swedish food prices must rise to mitigate drought impact on business - study 6 Dec 18

Simon Harvey

Food manufacturers in Sweden are calling for measures to be taken to ease the burden from the summer's drought.

Latest blogs

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.


Ready for departure? 3 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

At the Food & Drink Business Europe conference, held in Coventry in the English Midlands on Tuesday (2 October), one subject seemed to engage the attendees more than any other. You've guessed it: Brexit.



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