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Grocer buying pacts and their impact on suppliers

With Tesco and Carrefour seeking to become the latest major grocers in Europe to work together on purchasing, Simon Creasey looks at the imp...

How might new NAFTA trade deal affect food sector?

Since President Trump's election, the future of the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement has at various times looked uncertain bu...

Big Food's VC-style funds: the investments so far

Our guide to some of the main in-house venture capital funds operated by major food businesses....

Column: China, final frontier for cheese sellers

When I arrived in China as a student in 1975, I knew that most Chinese didn’t like dairy products in general and particularly disliked chees...

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.


"I've never seen this pace of change in the industry" - Nestle US strategy chief on trying to grow again in its largest market 2 Aug 2018

Dean Best

Nestlé this week (31 July) officially opened the new headquarters for its operations in the US, proclaiming the move a "catalyst" for its "transformation" in its largest market by sales. In 2017, the Lean Cuisine and Gerber maker saw its growth stall in the US. How is the food giant looking to kick-start its business in a market going through profound change? Dean Best caught up with Rui Barbas, chief strategy officer for Nestlé's US arm, to find out more.

Latest News

Danone reveals "significant" impact of Moroccan boycott 17 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

French dairy giant Danone has revealed that a boycott of its products in Morocco is continuing to have a marked impact on its performance there.


Nestle and Grupo Bimbo back Latin America food waste initiative 17 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

Food groups Nestlé and Grupo Bimbo have helped launch a new initiative to prevent food loss and waste in Latin America and the Caribbean.


India dairy firm Kwality hit with bankruptcy proceedings 17 Oct 18

Dean Best

Kwality, the India-based dairy business, said today (17 October) it is the subject of a bankruptcy petition filed before the country's National Company Law Tribunal.


New Products - Unilever rolls out Culture Republick ice cream pints in US; Lactalis launches Seriously Melting Pot; Nestle reduces salt and fat in Maggi brand; Nestle expands markets for A2 formula 17 Oct 18

just-food.com

This week's product news includes Nestle's plan to take its A2 infant formula into more markets and Tesco doubling the size of its Wicked Kitchen vegan range in the UK.


Dairy giant Arla launches direct-to-consumer business in UK 16 Oct 18

Dean Best

Arla Foods, the European dairy giant, has started selling directly to consumers in the UK.


Unilever fined by Greek competition authority over unfair trading 16 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has been fined around EUR27m (US$31.3m) by Greece's competition authority over "abusive practices" linked to the sale of its margarine products there.

Latest blogs

Unilever and Danone continue B Corp push 21 Sep 18

Dean Best

Unilever and Danone are two of the largest food companies to have embraced the B Corp certification and over the last 24 hours both have made fresh announcements.


As US and Mexico set out bilateral deal, eyes turn to Canada - and dairy 29 Aug 18

Dean Best

After months of talks over the future of the NAFTA trade agreement, two of the signatories - the US and Mexico -have outlined plans for a new deal, with the third, Canada, so far outside the process.



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