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UK food's obesity kudos - but might politics move?

The annual Food Matters Live conference and exhibition has been held in London this week, with industry, politicians, campaigners and academ...

6 mega-trends to shape US food in 2018

Operating in the US food market? If you thought 2017 was a heady mix of challenge and opportunity, wait for 2018, writes just-food's US colu...

Suppliers mull Booker and Nisa takeovers

Two prospective takeovers in the UK grocery retail channel have shaken the sector, with food manufacturers weighing up the consequences. Sim...

Focus: Scotland obesity offensive begs questions

With health a devolved policy area in the UK, Scotland has come forward with its own plans to tackle obesity in its country. David Burrows l...

Latest Interviews

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.


Why UK chocolate upstart Doisy & Dam focused on sustainability at outset - interview 26 Jul 2017

Ben Cooper

UK-based chocolate business Doisy & Dam recently announced it had gained B Corporation status. Ben Cooper spoke with co-founders, Ed Smith and Rich Wilkinson about the importance this young company places on sustainable growth.

Latest News

Alfred Ritter drawing up plans for hazelnut cultivation 24 Nov 17

Dean Best

Alfred Ritter is looking at plans to cultivate its own hazelnuts, the second-largest commodity for the Germany-based chocolate maker.


Earnings summary - Danish Crown books 'record' annual revenue 24 Nov 17

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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.


NPD Tracker - Fazer 'cricket' bread; Prewett's Chocoful Caramel; Yoplait Liberte Excellence; Doritos Crunch Nuts 23 Nov 17

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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.


Orkla acquisition trail lengthens with Agrimex in Czech Republic 20 Nov 17

Simon Harvey

Norway's Orkla has signed an agreement to buy Czech frozen vegetable producer Agrimex.


Chocolate giants sign up to deforestation accord 16 Nov 17

Andy Coyne

Top cocoa-producing nations Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and major confectionery companies have agreed to take action to help eliminate deforestation.


French food sector signs charter for "fairer" future 16 Nov 17

Stuart Todd

Farm co-operatives, industrial groups, retailers and trade bodies in France have signed a state-brokered charter pledging their commitment to a food sector that is more sustainable, equitable and safer.

Latest blogs

US trade body GMA loses another high-profile member 25 Oct 17

Dean Best

Just months after Campbell Soup Co. decided to leave The Grocery Manufacturers Association, the US lobby group is to see another major member leave.


How are you feeling about 2018? 16 Oct 17

Dean Best

The food industry is going through a period of change not seen for generations - and we'd like to know how you plan to continue trying to navigate this state of flux next year.

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