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UK election raises food hopes of better Brexit

The result of the UK's General Election has stunned much of the country and many observers worldwide. The poll produced a hung parliament, w...

Column: All eyes on N Ireland after UK election

Cor Blimey! exclaimed one Labour-leaning UK tabloid this morning (9 June) as the country awoke to another election result that confounded po...

Opinion: Brexit tension to be expected

Over the Bank Holiday weekend in the UK, the country's headlines were dominated about last week's meeting between Theresa May and European C...

Column: Fairtrade can still be watchful partner

Mondelez International's decision to change the way it works with Fairtrade sparked questions about the future of the ethical certification....

Latest Interviews

Interview: Fairtrade Foundation head Mike Gidney 9 Mar 2017

Ben Cooper

As the annual Fairtrade Fortnight promotional period continues in the UK, Ben Cooper spoke with Michael Gidney, chief executive of the Fairtrade Foundation, about the new partnership it has struck with Mondelez International and the future for Fairtrade collaboration with major food companies.


How Agromousquetaires aims to grow - interview 9 Feb 2017

John Shepherd

Agromousquetaires is France's number one private-label supplier. However, three-quarters of the company's EUR4bn in annual sales is generated through business with Intermarché, its sister company under the umbrella of manufacturing and retail business Groupement des Mousquetaires. John Shepherd met Agromousquetaires chief executive Christophe Bonno to discuss the company's plans for growth.

Latest News

Nestle "open" to buying stakes in Terra start-ups 23 Jun 17

Dean Best

Nestle has said it would be "open" to acquiring stakes in start-ups that join the Terra accelerator programme, a scheme launched by financial services group Rabobank and US technology campus RocketSpace to support fledgling food companies.


UK proposes end to free movement in Queen's Speech 21 Jun 17

Helen Arnold

A new UK law ending the free movement of people from the EU will come into force after Brexit in proposals unveiled in today’s Queen’s Speech, which details the country's planned programme of legislation.


Scottish firms slam call for sugar tax on food 19 Jun 17

Ben Cooper

Food manufacturers operating in Scotland have criticised a report from the University of Stirling backing proposals by the country's devolved government to extend the soft drinks levy to food products.


Fairtrade sales up 11% in Italy in 2016 19 Jun 17

just-food.com

The retail value of Fairtrade-certified products sold in Italy last year amounted to EUR110.2m (US$123.3m) - an increase of 11% over the previous year, according to latest figures.


EU health chief backs curbs on "unhealthy food" 14 Jun 17

John Shepherd

The European Union should "reduce accessibility to unhealthy food" using measures such as reformulation, taxation and curbs on marketing and advertising, EU commissioner for health and food safety Vytenis Andriukaitis has said.


News of week: UK election, Pinnacle, UTZ 9 Jun 17

Dean Best

Almost a year after the UK stunned the world with its vote to leave the EU, the country this week again confounded pollsters and pundits with a General Election result that has left no party with a majority of seats in the House of Commons - just ten days before Brexit talks are due to begin. Elsewhere, US groups Conagra Brands and Pinnacle Foods were said to have ended talks over a possible combination, under-pressure Brazilian meat giant JBS offloaded beef assets in South America and ethical certifiers The Rainforest Alliance and UTZ announced plans to join forces.

Latest blogs

One major investment bank believes US-China trade war unlikely 23 Jan 17

David Leggett

Although risks of trade friction have increased with Donald Trump's election as US President, a research note from investment bank Credit Suisse sees an all-out trade war between the country and China as unlikely.


We wish you a merry Christmas 23 Dec 16

Dean Best

Today (23 December) is just-food's last day before closing for Christmas. We'll return, raring to go on Tuesday 3 January - but of course there's been plenty of top-notch content that has gone live in recent days for you to get you teeth into before then.

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