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Latest Interviews

"The opportunity is so big" - Nestle and new asset Terrafertil eye Latin America's fledgling markets for plant-based foods 7 Nov 2018

Dean Best

After a deal finalised in August, Nestle owns a majority stake in Latin American organic and plant-based business Terrafertil. Dean Best spoke to both companies to ask what lies ahead.


Katjesgreenfood CEO Manon Littek on the "food revolution" and why the German confectioner has formed division to back upstarts - interview 18 Oct 2018

Dean Best

Katjes Group is a member of Big Food with a division to invest in fledgling businesses. Dean Best talks to the Germany-based confectioner about the strategy for its Katjesgreenfood fund.

Latest News

Raisio cuts 2018 EBIT forecast 14 Dec 18

Dean Best

Benecol-to-Elovena manufacturer Raisio has lowered its forecast for a key profitability metric for 2018.


South Africa's RCL Foods green-lighted for facility sale 14 Dec 18

Andy Coyne

A decision has been made by South Africa's Competition Commission on whether RCL Foods can sell its facility at Bronkhorstpruit to In2Food.


New products - US hemp extract specialist Weller launches CBD Coconut Bites; General Mills to debut Larabar in UK; Hood unveils vegan 'milk' line Planet Oat; US healthy snack firm NightFood moves into ice cream, cannabis-infused cookies 14 Dec 18

just-food.com

This week's new products include the first plant-based meat range from Japan's Otsuka Foods, a vegan product from US dairy HP Hood and General Mills adding to its UK range.


Food and drinks firms must consider a world without plastics - research 13 Dec 18

Lucy Britner

Find out what could happen to food and drinks producers who don't make the move towards producing more environmentally-friendly packaging in the latest issue of FUTURES. 


Mars ploughs more investment into M&M's plant in France 12 Dec 18

Stuart Todd

US-based confectionery giant Mars is ploughing more investment into a manufacturing plant in eastern France. 


Mars to discontinue Goodnessknows snack bar brand in UK 12 Dec 18

Simon Harvey

US-based confectionery giant Mars plans to axe one of its brands in the UK, a little more than a year after launch.

Latest blogs

The challenge of getting a "stealth small brand" to stick 12 Dec 18

Dean Best

Earlier this year, in a popular article on just-food, our US columnist Victor Martino coined the phrase "stealth small brand" - a product developed by Big Food but designed to look like it comes from a start-up. Mars has demonstrated how difficult it can be to get such a brand to stick.


London confirms transport ban on junk-food ads 23 Nov 18

Dean Best

London's Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has confirmed what his office is calling a "groundbreaking" ban on advertising 'junk food' on the UK capital's transport network.



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