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Chilli is spicing up parts of China's food sector

just-food's China columnist Peter Peverelli outlines how chilli flavours has made inroads in the country's packaged food industry as the pal...

Smaller can be beautiful amid changing face of NPD

Sjanny van Beekveld, the business insights director for the Netherlands arm of IRI, crunches the market researcher's local data and looks at...

How can UK SMEs prepare for life after Brexit?

When it comes to Brexit, almost everything is uncertain and unclear. As entrepreneurs and leaders of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME...

Data - M&A sizzles in July, pushing 2018 to high

As company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on their competition, just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international...

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.


"We are doing so many things differently" - CEO John Power on the upturn in fortunes at Symington's and its prospects 28 Feb 2018

Dean Best

Symington's, the UK-based branded and own-label manufacturer, is emerging from a difficult period with a new management team and a strategy for growth. Dean Best met with CEO John Power to hear how the company got back on a path to growth and where he sees the business heading.

Latest News

China's Kemen Noodle confirms interest in Australia's Allied Pinnacle 13 Sep 18

Dean Best

Kemen Noodle Manufacturing Co., the China-based noodles supplier, has expressed interest in buying Australian bakery business Allied Pinnacle.


Coca-Cola 'set to move for GSK's Horlicks' 10 Sep 18

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co. could be about to follow its acquisition for Costa Coffee with a bid for GlaxoSmithKline's Horlicks business in India.


New Products - ABF's Jordans launches healthy children's cereal Funny Crisp in France; Farmwise creates Chicken Veggie Nuggets and Tenders; Barilla leans to plant-based with chickpea, lentil pasta in US; Dairy Crest reformulates Clover Light 7 Sep 18

just-food.com

This week's round-up of the most notable product development from the international food sector includes news of a range of vegetarian meals from Birds Eye in the UK, Mars' confectionery brand M&M's moving into cakes and Tine's foray into plant-based foods.


PepsiCo to launch Nutrition Greenhouse incubator programme in North America 6 Sep 18

Andy Coyne

Food and beverage giant PepsiCo is duplicating its European start-up incubator programme Nutrition Greenhouse in the US and Canada.


Leveraging supply chain finance to fuel M&A - webinar 6 Sep 18

just-food.com

just-food is teaming up with supply chain finance specialist PrimeRevenue to stage a webinar exploring how packaged food manufacturers and grocers have used supply chain finance to fuel mergers and acquisitions.


India's LT Foods gets investment from Rabobank fund 5 Sep 18

Dean Best

Rabobank's investment arm in India has put money into the organic food business of local manufacturer LT Foods.

Latest blogs

just-food closed on Monday 27 August 26 Aug 18

Dean Best

As I type, grey skies cover south-east London, with drizzle hitting the windows - but the forecast is set fairer for tomorrow when the country has its final public holiday before Christmas Day.


Plenty of hot air as UK politicians grill Asda, Sainsbury's over merger 22 Jun 18

Andy Coyne

UK Parliamentary select committees at their best are meant to bring light rather than generate heat but this wasn't a select committee at its best.



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