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Gove wins UK exporter praise but Brexit looms

For all the qualified optimism about the UK government's renewed pledges to work "in partnership" with the country's food industry to grow t...

just-food Confidence Survey – Trump and Brexit

The second part of just-food's 2018 Confidence Survey asked our readers for their thoughts about Trump and Brexit - and how they saw these g...

just-food Confidence Survey - sales, profits

The food industry is going through a period of change not seen for generations - and we asked a series of questions about how you plan to co...

The nine foodservice trends to follow in 2018

The foodservice channel continues to show growth, even in more mature markets, presenting an opportunity for food manufacturers to capture....

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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

Unilever accepts KKR offer for spreads unit 15 Dec 17

Dean Best

Unilever has accepted an offer for its spreads arm from private-equity firm KKR.


Earnings summary - Prataap Snacks shakes off GST as profits triple; Sanderson Farms profits surge on "record" sales 15 Dec 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.


Murray Goulburn to pay penalty following milk price probe 15 Dec 17

Andy Coyne

Australian dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn has revealed that its agreed settlement in relation to an investigation into milk prices will entail it paying a penalty of AUD650,000 (US$498,459).


Liquidators appointed at Huishan Dairy 15 Dec 17

Andy Coyne

Troubled Huishan Dairy Holdings has appointed provisional liquidators.


UK food industry body says time running out for Brexit trade deal 14 Dec 17

Simon Harvey

Food industry representatives at a UK parliamentary committee meeting today (13 December) stressed that firm and specific details of a Brexit transition agreement would be keenly welcomed to give businesses sufficient time to prepare for an eventual exit.


New Zealand's A2 Milk names Jayne Hrdlicka as CEO 14 Dec 17

Andy Coyne

A2 Milk Co has revealed Jayne Hrdlicka will take over the role of chief executive officer and managing director from Geoffrey Babidge, who will retire in 2018.

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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