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The challenger brand challenge has just begun

just-food's US columnist Victor Martino kicks off 2018 with a message all food majors in the US should heed - as, for that matter, should th...

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Sustainability in '18: bolder aims, wider horizons

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Latest Interviews

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

Ferrero emerges as buyer of Nestle US candy arm 17 Jan 18

Dean Best

Ferrero has clinched a deal to buy Nestle's confectionery business in the US.


NPD Tracker - Kind protein bars; Unilever's Ben & Jerry's vegan ice cream; PepsiCo's Walkers brand spicy crisps; Alpro's chilled coffees 17 Jan 18

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just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


Australia's Quadrant Private Equity 'buys majority stake in confectioner Darrell Lea' 16 Jan 18

Simon Harvey

Australia's Quadrant Private Equity has reportedly bought a majority stake in confectioner Darrell Lea for AUD200m (US$159m).


Earnings summary - Premier Foods sales rise as strategic tie-ups aid growth; Lindt & Sprungli's "record" FY sales miss expectations; Bellamy's Australia upgrades guidance 16 Jan 18

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just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


Atlantic Grupa to become first official distributor for Mars in Croatia 12 Jan 18

Simon Harvey

Croatia's Atlantic Grupa will become the first official distributor of Mars products in the European country from February in a move expected to generate an additional HRK100m (US$16.1m) in revenue this year.


Bermuda launches public consultation on sugar tax plan 11 Jan 18

Andy Coyne

Bermuda's government has launched a public consultation on its plan to implement a sugar tax.

Latest blogs

"We're evolving" - flagship US lobby group insists change coming as more members quit 10 Jan 18

Dean Best

Hershey and Cargill are the latest US-based food majors to have decided to leave The Grocery Manufacturers Association - and the lobby group says it is looking to change to meet the "disruption" in the industry.


A very helpful new year nudge for UK parents 2 Jan 18

Dean Best

It's the time of year when many of us who over-indulged during the festive period will at least try and take stock and change our eating habits. Will it work? Not for everyone. But, here in the UK, this morning parents were given a handy nudge to stay on top of what their children are eating.

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