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Latest Interviews

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.

"If Green & Black's consumers want a different brand, we hope we're that brand" - UK chocolate firm Seed and Bean sets out stall - the bitesize interview 12 Oct 2018

Dean Best

Seed and Bean is a fledgling but growing UK-based organic chocolate maker, building a presence at home and abroad. Dean Best spoke to co-owner Oliver Shorts about the company's ambitions.

Latest News

UK chocolate firm Montezuma's sells majority stake to Inverleith 12 Nov 18

Dean Best

Montezuma's, a UK-based chocolate supplier and retailer, has become the latest food manufacturer to sell shares to an investment firm focusing on the FMCG sector.

Italy's Pernigotti seeks production partner after factory closure 12 Nov 18

Andy Coyne

Italian chocolate maker Pernigotti has announced plans to restructure its business to counter declining sales volumes.

New Products - Kind introduces Minis portion snacks; Saputo debuts ultra-filtered milk brand Joyya; Perfetti Van Melle launches mint version of Center Fresh gum brand in India 12 Nov 18

This week's product news includes a new milk product from Canada's Saputo and the exclusive launch in India of a mint version of Perfetti Van Melle's Center Fresh gum brand.

Lindt & Sprungli responds to campaign groups' criticism over deforestation commitments 9 Nov 18

Simon Harvey

Lindt & Sprüngli has responded to criticism by campaign groups over the Swiss chocolate maker's deforestation commitments.

Darrell Lea buys Heritage Fine Chocolates 9 Nov 18

Dean Best

Australia-based chocolate maker Darrell Lea, itself under new ownership since January, has snapped up a business in its domestic market.

Barry Callebaut-Burton's Biscuit deal green-lighted 8 Nov 18

Andy Coyne

The intended acquisition by B2B giant Barry Callebaut of chocolate manufacturing assets of a UK-based biscuit company has been given the all-clear by the country's competition watchdog.

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.

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.

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