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Can cocoa supply meet future demand sustainably?

Ben Cooper looks at food companies' efforts to put their west African cocoa supply chains on a truly sustainable footing....

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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...

Latest Interviews

Snacks giant Pladis sets out stall for rapid growth in North America - interview 4 Jul 2018

Dean Best

Pladis, the UK-based, international snacks arm of Turkey's Yildiz Holding, is looking to scale up quickly in North America, a market that accounts for just 6% of sales and where it is doing battle with some major competitors. Dean Best spoke to regional CEO Brian Blanchard to find out more about the plans the McVitie's and Godiva owner has for the market.


Wian van Blommestein, co-founder of US-based biltong business Ayoba-Yo, on why South African staple can take on jerky in its own backyard - the bitesize interview 5 Jun 2018

Andy Coyne

A family of South Africans who moved to the US missed their beloved biltong meat snack so much that they started producing it for family and friends. It is now a full-time business called Ayoba-Yo - a term used to express excitement or amazement - which is attempting to compete with American favourite jerky and working with Kraft Heinz on its development. Andy Coyne talks to company co-owner Wian van Blommestein about its prospects.

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.


New Necco owner said to be in dispute over deal payment terms 16 Jul 18

Andy Coyne

The new owner of New England Confectionery Company, the US candy firm which was acquired out of bankruptcy this spring, is reportedly at the centre of a dispute over payments for the business.


PepsiCo unveils newest entrants for Europe-wide incubator programme 16 Jul 18

Simon Harvey

PepsiCo has revealed the ten companies that are the second intake for its Nutrition Greenhouse incubator programme in Europe.


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.


Norway's sugar tax takes bite out of confectioner Cloetta's results 13 Jul 18

Simon Harvey

Norway's sugar-tax hike took a bite out of European confectioner Cloetta's second-quarter results, with the company also taking a hit from the loss of a significant contract in its domestic market.

Latest blogs

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.


Food firms in the firing line in UK government's anti-obesity fight 30 May 18

Andy Coyne

UK manufacturers of food products containing high levels of sugar can't expect the government's focus to be turned away from them anytime soon.



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