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Focus: Eyeing Asia, Saputo buys Aussie dairy giant

Dean Best weighs up why Saputo has moved to buy the embattled Australian dairy group....

Focus: Bimbo's India entry could spark more deals

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexico-based business that is the world's largest bakery products group, has moved into a new emerging market. Bimbo has mu...

India's new GST tax regime comes in for criticism

India's pan-industry business association ASSOCHAM has hailed the central government's new GST regime, a move to standardise goods and servi...

Foodservice, April '17: Panera, Burger King

One of the biggest M&A deals in the foodservice sector came in April, with European investment firm JAB Holding moving to buy US bakery-cafe...

Latest Interviews

Lee Kum Kee targets European demand for "authentic" Chinese cuisine - interview 8 Nov 2017

Dean Best

Over more than a century, Lee Kum Kee, the Hong Kong-based supplier of Chinese sauces, had grown into a multinational supplying more than 120 markets. The privately-owned Lee Kum Kee rarely gives interviews but, at the Anuga trade expo in Germany, Dean Best sat down with Maria Chong, the general manager of the business’ operations in Europe, to hear about the company’s ambitions in the region.


Danone's Alpro aims to milk its emerging markets - interview 26 Oct 2017

Dean Best

Danone's blockbuster move for US-based WhiteWave Foods has been one of the most significant food-industry acquisitions of the last 18 months. Struck in July 2016, the US$12.5bn deal was sealed this April and doubled Danone’s sales in the US – but it also gave the French giant the European dairy-alternative brand Alpro. Dean Best caught up with Alain De Bruyn, commercial director for Alpro’s business in a swathe of countries from Slovakia to South Africa, to find out more about the plans for the brand in some of its more early-stage markets.

Latest News

Earnings summary - Post Holdings hit by impairment charge; J.M. Smucker sales down; MHP profits surge; Strauss sees "robustness''; Domty profits plummet 17 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.


Huishan Dairy eyes provisional liquidation 17 Nov 17

Dean Best

Embattled Chinese business Huishan Dairy has asked its lawyers to make preparations for the company to move into provisional liquidation.


Losses widen but India's Ruchi Soya looks to future 16 Nov 17

Dean Best

Ruchi Soya has reported rising half-year losses amid falling sales, sparking a warning from the India-based edible oil and soy foods group’s auditors but the company – which has struck a deal to sell a majority stake in itself – has spoke of a "bright future" for the business.


Dangote sells batch of assets to De United Foods Industries 16 Nov 17

Dean Best

Nigerian food company Dangote Flour Mills has struck a deal to sell parts of its noodle business to local peer De United Foods Industries.


Peruvian fruit firm Camposol plans $345m dual share listing 15 Nov 17

Simon Harvey

Peruvian fruit company Camposol Holding is planning a US$345m initial public offering of shares to be listed on both the New York and Lima stock exchanges.


Savola CEO Rayan Fayez quits 15 Nov 17

Dean Best

Savola CEO Rayan Fayez has resigned from the Saudi Arabia-based food manufacturer and retailer after less than two years in the job.

Latest blogs

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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