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How's sustainability influencing food M&A?

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

Ceres' dive into water gives food plenty to ponder

A new report from US non-profit Ceres looking at how food manufacturers are addressing water risks points to improvement among some companie...

Food in line for most pain from Brexit self-harm

There have been plenty of occasions since the early hours of 24 June 2016 when those in the UK who voted for the country to stay in the EU w...

Column: UK Brexit realism will cheer food industry

The UK's position papers on its future customs arrangements with the EU and, more specifically, on the border with Ireland have seen London...

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

Earnings summary - General Mills profits drop but outlook reaffirmed 20 Sep 17

just-food.com

just-food's new way of reporting on company financials presents the key metrics 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.


'No deal' Brexit could result in UK food price hike, warns retail body 18 Sep 17

Andy Coyne

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is warning UK consumers could pay nearly a third more for everyday food items in the event of the country not striking a Brexit trade deal with the EU.


India "a market no-one can ignore" - food minister 15 Sep 17

Dean Best

India and its growing demand for packaged food market is an opportunity "nobody can afford to ignore", a senior government minister has told just-food.


Brexit - Dublin says Irish food producers vulnerable 15 Sep 17

Andy Coyne

A report from Ireland's Department of Finance says the country's agri-food sector will be in a vulnerable position post-Brexit, the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.


Katjesgreenfood invests in US muesli firm Seven Sundays 14 Sep 17

Dean Best

Katjesgreenfood, the investment arm of German confectionery giant Katjes Group, focused on "sustainable food", has acquired a 15% stake in US muesli firm Seven Sundays.


Changing US snacks distribution working, Kellogg tells market 8 Sep 17

Andy Coyne

Kellogg has sought to reassure the market its decision to move the distribution of its US snacks from a direct store delivery (DSD) network to a warehouse model is beginning to pay off.

Latest blogs

Brexit customs "could cost UK traders GBP4bn a year" 11 Sep 17

Dean Best

As the rain hammers on our windows this afternoon (11 September), a report in the UK offers companies doing international business some gloomy reading - post-Brexit customs could cost the country's traders GBP4bn a year.


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Dean Best

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