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Latest Interviews

"We've got to be part of a wider ecosystem to succeed" - PepsiCo's Daniel Grubbs on why the Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator is hitting North America 18 Sep 2018

Dean Best

PepsiCo is to take its Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator programme to North America after launching the initiative in Europe, where it is in its second year. Dean Best spoke to PepsiCo executive Daniel Grubbs about why the US food and drinks giant is bringing the scheme to its domestic market, what it has learnt so far and why such programmes are important strategically to one of the largest players in the sector.


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.

Latest News

Spangler emerges as new owner of Necco Wafers 25 Sep 18

Andy Coyne

US confectioner Spangler Candy Co. has confirmed it is the buyer of the New England Confectionery Company's most famous brand, Necco Wafers.


UK food industry commits to halving food waste 25 Sep 18

Andy Coyne

Some 90 UK food industry organisations - including producers, manufacturers and retailers - have committed to halving food waste.


No-deal Brexit will result in changes to food labelling, UK government warns 25 Sep 18

Andy Coyne

The labelling of food products in the UK would face significant change if the country's government fails to secure a deal on Brexit.


Divine Chocolate acquires Swedish fair trade company 24 Sep 18

Andy Coyne

UK-based ethical chocolate maker Divine Chocolate has acquired the assets of one of the pioneering fair trade companies in Sweden.


Leveraging supply chain finance to fuel M&A - webinar 24 Sep 18

just-food.com

just-food is teaming up with supply chain finance specialist PrimeRevenue to stage a webinar exploring how packaged food manufacturers and grocers have used supply chain finance to fuel mergers and acquisitions.


Snacks group Pladis sees CEO Cem Karakas step down 21 Sep 18

Dean Best

Pladis, the international snacks arm of Turkey's Yildiz Holding and home to brands including McVitie's and Godiva, said today (21 September) CEO Cem Karakas has decided to step down with immediate effect.

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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