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Hatching new ideas - incubators and accelerators

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

Mondelez ignites new growth engine - key takeaways

Mondelez International chief executive Dirk Van de Put revealed a new strategic framework for the snacks giant on Friday as he hosted his fi...

Chilli is spicing up parts of China's food sector

just-food's China columnist Peter Peverelli outlines how chilli flavours has made inroads in the country's packaged food industry as the pal...

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.


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.

Latest News

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.


Low-cal chocolate firm Chocolette Confectionary eyes US, Asia-Pacific 14 Sep 18

Dean Best

Swiss-owned, Latvia-based SIA Chocolette Confectionary is weighing up possibles moves into the US and Asia Pacific after making the UK its latest new major market.


Wolfgang Confectioners expands private-label plant in Pennsylvania 14 Sep 18

Simon Harvey

Wolfgang Confectioners, a US-based private-label supplier, is expanding its manufacturing plant in Loganville, Pennsylvania.


New Products - Agrial claims French milk first; Hormel launches Skippy PB & Jelly Minis; Nestle takes Maggi into UK noodle pots 14 Sep 18

just-food.com

This week, the more eye-catching new products announced to market include Unilever rolling out a vegan version of its Hellmann's mayonnaise in the UK and Nestle taking its Asian-inspired Maggi snacks into noodle pots.


Hershey expands snacking portfolio with Pirate Brands deal 13 Sep 18

Simon Harvey

US confectionery giant Hershey is snapping up natural snacking company Pirate Brands from B&G Foods for US$420m.


Peppersmith owner Freshly Cut sold to Health Made Easy 11 Sep 18

Dean Best

Health Made Easy, the owner of UK wholesaler Tree of Life, has snapped up Freshly Cut, the local company behind mints and gum brand Peppersmith, for an undisclosed sum.

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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