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Hatching new ideas - incubators and accelerators

Our guide to some of the main food sector incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers....

Will Hain Celestial new chief usher in new era?

Finding a successor to Hain Celestial founder and chief executive Irwin Simon could prove tricky in light of the pressure from activist inve...

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...

Premier CEO may win vote but scrutiny will grow

It would be a surprise Premier Foods' under-fire CEO Gavin Darby is not re-elected at the UK group's AGM on 18 July but activist investor Oa...

Latest Interviews

Pip & Nut founder Pippa Murray prepares for next push after fresh investment - the bitesize interview 13 Jun 2018

Dean Best

Fledgling UK nut-butter and nut milks supplier Pip & Nut has secured another wave of investment. Dean Best spoke to founder Pippa Murray about her plans for the business, which has major listings in its domestic market and has carved out footholds in a group of selected, overseas territories.


"Agility puts you in the game" - PepsiCo on its European incubator Nutrition Greenhouse 4 Jun 2018

Dean Best

Amid the changes being seen in the types of food consumers are buying and in how they shop, the world's major food manufacturers are seeing their sales come under pressure and are looking at various ways to try to breathe fresh life into their top lines. Some have set up accelerator and incubator programmes to invest in fledgling companies. PepsiCo's European incubator, Nutrition Greenhouse, has returned for a second year and Dean Best spoke to the US giant's Juan Ignacio Amat to find out more.

Latest News

French watchdog to deepen buying pacts probe 16 Jul 18

Dean Best

France's competition regulator is to "deepen" its investigations into two new purchasing tie-ups involving five of its largest food retailers.


Premier Foods boss Darby confident of AGM vote win 16 Jul 18

Andy Coyne

Under-fire Premier Foods CEO Gavin Darby has broken his media silence to say he is "quietly confident" of victory in his re-election vote at the UK company's annual general meeting on Wednesday (18 July).


New Products - Unilever relaunches Pot Rice in UK after 15-year hiatus; Noble Foods-owned Gu expands into chocolate spreads 16 Jul 18

just-food.com

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


Olive-oil industry model "broken", warns Deoleo CEO 13 Jul 18

Dean Best

The olive-oil industry's business model is "broken", with consumer demand falling and the sector set to see surplus production, Pierluigi Tosato, the CEO of Deoleo, one of the sector's largest suppliers, has warned.


Orkla makes changes to exec team 13 Jul 18

Dean Best

Orkla, the Nordic food group, has set out changes to its executive board in a bid to "strengthen the group's priority areas".


New Products - General Mills to take Nature Valley SKU into more markets; Conagra Brands unveils Power Bowls breakfast range; Danone of the World yogurt range launched in UK; Arla Foods to push sorbet-style Ihana yogurts into UK, Denmark 13 Jul 18

just-food.com

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

Latest blogs

Early skirmishes in the Ketchup War 2 Jul 18

Andy Coyne

In the 1970s a squabble between the UK and Iceland over fishing rights in the North Atlantic earned the somewhat hyperbolic name of the Cod War.


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.



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