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How's sustainability influencing food M&A?

Ben Cooper looks at how sustainability considerations are influencing food industry mergers and acquisitions....

Ceres' dive into water gives food plenty to ponder

A new report from US non-profit Ceres looking at how food manufacturers are addressing water risks points to improvement among some companie...

Food in line for most pain from Brexit self-harm

There have been plenty of occasions since the early hours of 24 June 2016 when those in the UK who voted for the country to stay in the EU w...

Pressure on manufacturers as categories shrink

In an upcoming age of assortment consolidation can food manufacturers still command shelf space and attract new generations of shoppers?...

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A2 Milk mulls options for next stage of growth - interview 7 Sep 2017

Dean Best

A2 Milk Co., the New Zealand-based dairy and infant formula business, has had a bumper 12 months. Two weeks ago, the company reported a near-trebling in its annual profits. Revenues jumped more than 50%, fuelled by growth in its home markets of New Zealand and Australia, rapid expansion in China and improved performances from smaller businesses in the UK and the US. Where next? Dean Best spoke to A2 Milk executive Scott Wotherspoon who has been handed a new role that could see the business cast its net wider.


"We're really travelling fast" - The Coconut Collaborative founder James Averdieck on the rise of the UK non-dairy firm 21 Aug 2017

Dean Best

After selling UK dessert business Gü, James Averdieck did some TV work but missed the cut and thrust of the grocery sector. In 2013, he bought Bessant & Drury, a UK dairy-free ice cream maker, a fledgling firm that formed the foundations of The Coconut Collaborative, a growing company selling dairy-free yogurt, desserts and ice cream domestically and overseas. Dean Best caught up with Averdieck to find out about how his latest venture is developing, the company's cautious approach to international expansion and his ambitions for the business.

Latest News

Murray Goulburn confirms approaches from suitors 21 Sep 17

Andy Coyne

Up-for-sale Australian dairy processor Murray Goulburn has confirmed it has had approaches from a number of suitors interested in either buying some assets or taking over the whole co-operative.


Suppliers to Tesco to issue data on food waste 21 Sep 17

Dean Best

More than 20 of Tesco's "largest food suppliers" are to publish data on the food waste from their own operations, the retail giant has announced.


Fonterra appoints Marc Rivers as CFO 21 Sep 17

Andy Coyne

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra has named Marc Rivers as its new chief financial officer.


Earnings summary - General Mills profits drop but outlook reaffirmed 20 Sep 17

just-food.com

just-food's new way of reporting on company financials presents the key metrics 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.


UK dairy First Milk plans to cut jobs in productivity drive 19 Sep 17

Simon Harvey

UK dairy company First Milk has announced plans to cut 30 jobs across its Lake District and Haverfordwest creameries as part of a productivity and efficiency drive.


'No deal' Brexit could result in UK food price hike, warns retail body 18 Sep 17

Andy Coyne

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is warning UK consumers could pay nearly a third more for everyday food items in the event of the country not striking a Brexit trade deal with the EU.

Latest blogs

Brexit customs "could cost UK traders GBP4bn a year" 11 Sep 17

Dean Best

As the rain hammers on our windows this afternoon (11 September), a report in the UK offers companies doing international business some gloomy reading - post-Brexit customs could cost the country's traders GBP4bn a year.


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Dean Best

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