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How will brands engage in post-trust era?

The latest Edelman Trust Barometer found levels of trust in the US general population have declined by the largest margin the survey has eve...

Kellogg '17 results and '18 outlook: top takeaways

Kellogg enjoyed improved profitability in 2017 but again saw pressure on its top line, with, notably, its US morning foods business continui...

Food M&A volumes hit index high in January - data

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

Focus: Big Food's use of accelerators, incubators

As the food majors of North America and Europe broadly struggle to rejuvenate sales in the face of changing consumer habits, company strateg...

Latest Interviews

From UK bread woe to overseas gains and M&A moves - Associated British Foods FD John Bason on 2016/17 and year ahead - interview 9 Nov 2017

Dean Best

Associated British Foods' grocery basket had something of a mixed 2016/17 financial year. Dean Best spoke to finance director John Bason about challenges at home, progress overseas, recent M&A and the year ahead.


Lee Kum Kee targets European demand for "authentic" Chinese cuisine - interview 8 Nov 2017

Dean Best

Over more than a century, Lee Kum Kee, the Hong Kong-based supplier of Chinese sauces, had grown into a multinational supplying more than 120 markets. The privately-owned Lee Kum Kee rarely gives interviews but, at the Anuga trade expo in Germany, Dean Best sat down with Maria Chong, the general manager of the business’ operations in Europe, to hear about the company’s ambitions in the region.

Latest News

UK's KTC Edibles eyes overseas expansion after funding deal 22 Feb 18

Andy Coyne

KTC Edibles, a food manufacturer based in the UK's West Midlands region, is looking to expand its export activities after securing a GBP40m (US$55.5m) funding package from a High Street bank.


ABF chairman Charles Sinclair to step down 22 Feb 18

Dean Best

Charles Sinclair, the chairman of Kingsmill, Patak's and Ryvita owner Associated British Foods, is to step down from the role in April.


CAGNY 2018 - General Mills eyes more M&A ... and disposals 20 Feb 18

Dean Best

General Mills chairman and CEO Jeff Harmening today (20 February) indicated the US food giant will continue to revamp its portfolio through M&A and the sale of more of its own assets.


Brighter sales forecast but General Mills gloomier on profits 20 Feb 18

Dean Best

General Mills today (20 February) narrowed upwards a target for annual sales but raised the possibility a key operating profit metric could fall year-on-year.


Singapore steps up campaign against sugar to tackle diabetes rates 20 Feb 18

Simon Harvey

Singapore is stepping up its campaign to reduce sugar in food and drink, seven months after launching a SGD20m (US$15.2m) healthier food scheme last year targeting ingredients suppliers.


Princes holding "business review" 19 Feb 18

Dean Best

Princes, the UK-based food and drinks supplier, is reviewing its operations.

Latest blogs

Intermarche broke rules with Nutella promo, French watchdog says 23 Feb 18

Dean Best

The pandemonium in stores of Intermarché as shoppers scrambled to grab jars of cut-price Nutella went viral - but the country's competition watchdog has announced the French retailer broke rules on selling below cost.


Big Food in investor spotlight this week at CAGNY 19 Feb 18

Dean Best

The senior management of a number of the major food manufacturers operating in the US will be in Florida this week for a key date on investor calendars.



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