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TrendHunter report: The future is omnichannel

These days, omni-channel is the latest buzzword in retail circles, with Alibaba's 'new retail' concept in China, Hema, one of the leading pl...

Analysis: The rise of 'stealth small brands'

just-food's incisive US columnist Victor Martino is introducing a new term to the CPG lexicon - stealth small brands....

Hatching new ideas - incubators and accelerators

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

Smaller can be beautiful amid changing face of NPD

Sjanny van Beekveld, the business insights director for the Netherlands arm of IRI, crunches the market researcher's local data and looks at...

Latest Interviews

Leading2Lean CEO Keith Barr on why humans are central to Industry 4.0 - and what food industry can do 13 Sep 2018

Dean Best

Industry 4.0 is of growing interest among food manufacturers eyeing efficiency gains in production and the supply chain. However, with the movement centred on automation, there are concerns about employment in manufacturing. Dean Best spoke to Keith Barr, the CEO of Leading2Lean, a US company selling software for use in production and a business that claims to have a differentiated approach to Industry 4.0 that puts humans front and centre.


"It's a really exciting time for challenger brands" - The Foraging Fox co-founder Desiree Parker on the UK condiments upstart's international ambitions 6 Sep 2018

Dean Best

UK condiments maker The Foraging Fox, set up three years ago, has secured notable listings at home and abroad for its beetroot ketchup. Dean Best met co-founder Desiree Parker at The Speciality & Fine Food Fair in London to hear about the investment the fledgling firm has recently secured and its plans for further growth.

Latest News

Welch's names ex-Schwan's exec Trevor Bynum as next CEO 21 Sep 18

Lucy Britner

US food and beverage group Welch's has appointed a new president and CEO.


Update - US food in firing line as China retaliates on tariffs 19 Sep 18

Keith Nuthall

Beijing has responded swiftly to the announcement the US will be imposing 10% tariffs on food exports from China from 24 September.


Mars ramps up sustainability drive within supply chain 18 Sep 18

Simon Harvey

Mars is "changing how it does business" in relation to supply chains and will invest US$1bn in its Sustainable in a Generation plan launched a year ago with a key objective to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Food to fore as US finalises Chinese imports tariff list 18 Sep 18

Andy Coyne

The US has upped the ante in its trade war with China by finalising the list of imported products, worth an estimated US$200bn, to be hit by tariffs.


Chobani unveils US participants for autumn incubator programme 18 Sep 18

Simon Harvey

US yogurt maker Chobani has unveiled six participants for its autumn incubator programme, which supports start-up businesses through investment and mentorship.


Goodman Fielder co-shareholder 'mulling exit' 17 Sep 18

Dean Best

First Pacific, the Hong Kong investment fund, is reportedly looking to sell its 50% in Australia-based food manufacturer Goodman Fielder.

Latest blogs

just-food closed on Monday 27 August 26 Aug 18

Dean Best

As I type, grey skies cover south-east London, with drizzle hitting the windows - but the forecast is set fairer for tomorrow when the country has its final public holiday before Christmas Day.


If Kraft Heinz passed on Pinnacle, it should do so with Campbell 2 Aug 18

Dean Best

It's almost 18 months since Unilever rebuffed Kraft Heinz and, ever since, the rumour mill has spun over where the US manufacturer could look next. It's been reported today (2 August) the ketchup maker decided against moving for US peer Pinnacle Foods.



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