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Brexit: Threat to or chance for UK food security?

Brexit has been said to constitute a clear and present danger to UK food security - but what does food security mean in this context and to...

How's sustainability influencing food M&A?

Ben Cooper looks at how sustainability considerations are influencing food industry mergers and acquisitions....

Analysis: Kellogg - new CEO, same old problems

Kellogg this week welcomed a new CEO. Former Anheuser-Busch InBev, Coca-Cola and The Nature’s Bounty Co. executive Steve Cahillane took the...

Nestle 2017 Investor Day - 5 things to learn

Nestle’s 2017 investor day had been much anticipated – and it did not disappoint. The event in London was the first of Nestle's annual inves...

Latest Interviews

"We can really make a dent in the food industry" - Chris Laidlaw, CEO of Sanitarium's Life Health Foods UK, on new growth strategy 29 Aug 2017

Dean Best

Life Health Foods UK, a venture part-owned by Australian major Sanitarium, is embarking on a new strategy that has M&A at its centre and could see the business broaden its breakfast-portfolio into other categories. Dean Best spoke to Chris Laidlaw, the ex-Diageo executive recently-appointed to take the helm at Life Health Foods UK about the venture’s plans to be a European "house of foods".


Weetabix's UK chief Sally Abbott sets out stall in tough market and under new owner - interview 10 Aug 2017

Dean Best

After almost five years under the ownership of China's Bright Food, Weetabix is a month into life as part of US-based Post Holdings, which acquired the UK breakfast cereal business in July in a deal worth GBP1.4bn (US$1.83bn). Weetabix's UK and Irish division also has a new managing director, Sally Abbott, previously the group's global marketing director. Dean Best caught up with Abbott as she gets to grip with running Weetabix's largest unit under a new owner.

Latest News

Nestle fast-tracks restructuring 20 Oct 17

Simon Harvey

Nestle is fast-tracking "several'' restructuring projects after the KitKat and Maggi noodles maker realised results from other savings programmes ahead of schedule.


NAFTA negotiations to extend into 2018 amid US frustration 20 Oct 17

Hannah Abdulla

After four rounds and 22 days of talks squeezed into just over two months, negotiators working to modernise the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have admitted to new challenges in the discussions, which are now expected to extend into the first quarter of next year.


Earnings summary - Nestle RIG climbs 1.8%, sees drop in operating profit margin; Unilever feels chill from ice cream 19 Oct 17

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just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


Associated British Foods launches Ryvita Rye Cakes 2 Oct 17

Simon Harvey

Associated British Foods has launched a range of wholegrain snacks in the UK under its Ryvita brand.


Cereal Partners Worldwide to bring in UK traffic-light labels 2 Oct 17

Dean Best

Cereal Partners Worldwide, the international breakfast venture between Nestle and General Mills, is to introduce the UK's colour-coded nutritional labels on its product packaging next month.


Kellogg names Steven Cahillane new CEO as John Bryant retires 28 Sep 17

Simon Harvey

Kellogg announced today (28 September) the appointment of former Coca-Cola and Anheuser-Busch InBev executive Steven Cahillane as its new CEO to replace John Bryant who is to retire.

Latest blogs

How are you feeling about 2018? 16 Oct 17

Dean Best

The food industry is going through a period of change not seen for generations - and we'd like to know how you plan to continue trying to navigate this state of flux next year.


Theresa May's Florence speech - UK food industry (and the EU) react 22 Sep 17

Dean Best

This afternoon, UK Prime Minister Theresa May gave her much-awaited speech on Brexit in the Italian city of Florence. Here's how the UK food industry lobby bodies (and some senior EU politicians) reacted.

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