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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...

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

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

Hatching new ideas - incubators and accelerators

Our guide to some of the main food sector incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers....

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...

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

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.


French parliament passes law to better regulate food pricing 3 Oct 18

Stuart Todd

Legislation regulating minimum prices on food products and limiting promotional sales by retailers has been passed by the French parliament.


PepsiCo upgrades organic growth outlook on "strength" of first-half results 3 Oct 18

Simon Harvey

US food and drinks giant PepsiCo has upgraded its full-year organic growth outlook based on the "strength" of its half-year results.


UK food industry hits back at Raab's Brexit "prophets of doom" swipe 2 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

The UK's Food and Drinks Federation (FDF) has responded angrily to a speech by Dominic Raab, the minister responsible for Brexit, during which he dismissed "lurid predictions from the prophets of doom" about a no-deal scenario, including planes being grounded and ports blocked.


UK food chain 'faces GBP9.3bn hit from no-deal Brexit' 28 Sep 18

Dean Best

A no-deal Brexit could cost the UK food and drink supply chain GBP9.3bn (US$12.15bn) due to tariffs and other customs expenses, according to a study from banking giant Barclays.


Nestle, Kellogg among signatories to Saudi Arabia's push on healthy foods 26 Sep 18

Simon Harvey

A clutch of international food giants have signed a voluntary pledge with authorities in Saudi Arabia to cut the sugar, salt and fat content in their products.

Latest blogs

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.


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.



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