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6 mega-trends to shape US food in 2018

Operating in the US food market? If you thought 2017 was a heady mix of challenge and opportunity, wait for 2018, writes just-food's US colu...

Suppliers mull Booker and Nisa takeovers

Two prospective takeovers in the UK grocery retail channel have shaken the sector, with food manufacturers weighing up the consequences. Sim...

Premier - cautious optimism or false promises?

Shares in Premier Foods rose on Wednesday (15 November) after the UK group posted second-quarter numbers that cheered the market. However, w...

Focus: Scotland obesity offensive begs questions

With health a devolved policy area in the UK, Scotland has come forward with its own plans to tackle obesity in its country. David Burrows l...

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

B&G Foods creates COO role for Kenneth Romanzi from Danone 22 Nov 17

Simon Harvey

US-based B&G Foods has created a new management position of chief operating officer and will bring Kenneth Romanzi in from Danone to fill the role.


Campbell Soup Co. cuts earnings guidance 21 Nov 17

Dean Best

Campbell Soup Co. today (21 November) lowered its expectations for its annual underlying EBIT after rising costs hit the Pepperidge Farm biscuits and Plum baby-food owner's margins in its first quarter.


Hormel Foods combines grocery products, speciality food arms 21 Nov 17

Andy Coyne

US-based Hormel Foods has announced the merger of its grocery products and speciality foods divisions.


Kikkoman soy sauces enter India in FieldFresh partnership 21 Nov 17

Simon Harvey

Indian business FieldFresh Foods is partnering with Kikkoman to sell the Japanese soy sauce maker's namesake products in the country.


Orkla acquisition trail lengthens with Agrimex in Czech Republic 20 Nov 17

Simon Harvey

Norway's Orkla has signed an agreement to buy Czech frozen vegetable producer Agrimex.


Argentina food processor Molino Canuelas postpones IPO on market volatility 20 Nov 17

Simon Harvey

Food processor Molino Canuelas said in a stock exchange filing it is postponing an initial public offering of shares because of recent market volatility in Argentina.

Latest blogs

How are you feeling about 2018? 16 Oct 17

Dean Best

The food industry is going through a period of change not seen for generations - and we'd like to know how you plan to continue trying to navigate this state of flux next year.


Theresa May's Florence speech - UK food industry (and the EU) react 22 Sep 17

Dean Best

This afternoon, UK Prime Minister Theresa May gave her much-awaited speech on Brexit in the Italian city of Florence. Here's how the UK food industry lobby bodies (and some senior EU politicians) reacted.

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