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M&A heats up in June leading to H1 high - data

just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as c...

Why Kraft Heinz should steer clear of Campbell

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Why are Millennials so miserable?

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Plastic pledges: positive or time to panic?

The way plastic is used to package food and drinks has shot up the consumer agenda in recent months and, in response, there has been a flurr...

Latest Interviews

"It's taken five years to properly get started" - Nom Noms World Food founder Lisa Sohanpal on UK ethnic-cuisine firm's ambitions - the bitesize interview 27 Jun 2018

Dean Best

UK-based ethnic-cuisine business Nom Nom World Foods has had its ups and downs since forming five years ago. Dean Best caught up with founder and CEO Lisa Sohanpal, now based in Toronto, to discuss her plans for growth, including some notable new contracts in North America - but also hear about the challenges that can beset an SME.


Charlie Bigham's CEO Patrick Cairns on how UK ready-meals maker plans to serve up more growth - interview 20 Jun 2018

Dean Best

After a decade at Unilever, a stint in charge of UK baby-food firm Plum Baby and seven years leading Wessanen’s UK division, Patrick Cairns has, since March last year, been chief executive of Charlie Bigham’s, the London-based manufacturer of upmarket ready meals. Dean Best met Cairns to discuss his plans for the business.

Latest News

India launches voluntary push with industry to cut sugar, salt 11 Jul 18

Raghavendra Verma

Major food manufacturers operating in India, including Nestlé and Unilever as well as domestic players like Britannia Industries and ITC, have pledged to reformulate their products to help tackle diet-related illness.


Australia, New Zealand invite industry input on sugar labelling 11 Jul 18

Simon Harvey

The governments of Australia and New Zealand are inviting input on a consultation paper on sugar content labelling on packaged food and drinks.


BRC warns UK faces "lose-lose scenario" in event of no Brexit deal 5 Jul 18

Simon Harvey

The British Retail Consortium has warned of the consequences on the UK food supply chain in the event of no deal being reached with the EU on Brexit, the so-called cliff-edge scenario.


Scotland eyes curbs on marketing of unhealthy foods to cut obesity rates 3 Jul 18

Simon Harvey

The Scottish government has revealed details of a plan to cut childhood obesity rates, with a key component restricting the promotion of unhealthy foods and drinks.


Campbell 'pressured by activist investor Daniel Loeb to sell business' 3 Jul 18

Simon Harvey

US food giant Campbell Soup Co. is reportedly coming under pressure from activist investor Daniel Loeb to sell the business just weeks after chief executive Denise Morrison stepped down.


Nestle defends itself from attack by activist investor 2 Jul 18

Andy Coyne

Global food giant Nestle has responded to a blistering attack launched on it by activist investor Daniel Loeb.

Latest blogs

Plenty of hot air as UK politicians grill Asda, Sainsbury's over merger 22 Jun 18

Andy Coyne

UK Parliamentary select committees at their best are meant to bring light rather than generate heat but this wasn't a select committee at its best.


just-food closed on Monday 28 May 25 May 18

Dean Best

This coming Monday (28 May) is the second of the UK's two public holidays in May and just-food will be downing tools to dodge the rain showers and - hopefully - enjoy some sunshine.



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