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South Africa's Pioneer Food Group adds brands in UK growth push - interview 3 Jan 2018

Simon Harvey

South Africa’s Pioneer Food Group last month moved again to expand its business in the UK, snapping up Lizi's granola owner The Good Carb Food Company. The deal was the first since Pioneer renamed its UK arm in September and announced "ambitious expansion plans" for the market. just-food’s Simon Harvey spoke with Jonathon Thorn, the chief executive of Pioneer’s UK unit, about the company’s plans in the country.


Colombia's Colombina targets $1bn sales from health drive, international expansion - interview 19 Oct 2017

Ivan Castano

Colombina, the Colombia-based food manufacturer, has enjoyed solid growth in the last decade and, to maintain its performance, it is looking towards its growing line of healthier products and its international businesses. Ivan Castano spoke to marketing vice president Jose Fernando Ochoa and CEO Cesar Caicedo to hear more about the company's plans.

Latest News

BDO industry survey finds eroding confidence amid Brexit fears 21 May 18

Andy Coyne

Confidence in the UK food and drink sector is declining, with Brexit a major concern, a survey by advisory firm BDO has found.


Cloetta hires Arla's Frans Ryden to replace CFO Danko Maras 18 May 18

Simon Harvey

Cloetta has appointed Frans Ryden as chief financial officer of the Sweden-based confectioner to replace Danko Maras.


Hu Chocolate takes minority investment from fund Sonoma Brands 16 May 18

Simon Harvey

Hu Chocolate, a US-based clean label manufacturer, has sold a ''strategic'' minority holding to venture capital fund Sonoma Brands as it seeks to expand in the market for healthier snacks.


Russia plots launch of traffic-light nutrition labels 15 May 18

Eugene Vorotnikov

Food products with colour-coded packaging about the sugar, salt and fat content could soon appear on the shelves of Russian retail stores, according to draft voluntary regulations written by the country's consumer watchdog.


Tierra Nueva Fine Cocoa sells majority stake to ProspEquity Partners 14 May 18

Simon Harvey

Coffee confectionery maker Tierra Nueva Fine Cocoa has attracted the interest of private-equity firm ProspEquity Partners, which has purchased a majority stake in the US-based firm.


Investment newcomer The Craftory to focus on challenger brands 14 May 18

Andy Coyne

New UK investment company The Craftory has said it will target challenger brands, including those in the food industry.

Latest blogs

Sainsbury's-Asda merger - UK watchdog sets wheels in motion 18 May 18

Dean Best

It was certain The UK's Competition and Markets Authority would look into the ramifications of the biggest corporate development in the country's grocery sector for more than a decade - and today (18 May) the watchdog sent out an invitation to comment.


just-food closed on Monday 7 May 7 May 18

Dean Best

A quick note to say just-food is closed today, Monday 7 May, as the UK observes its early May bank holiday.



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