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Kellogg CEO's quest for growth - CAGNY takeaways

There were a number of companies presenting at this week's CAGNY conference in the US that had recently-installed CEOs making their first ap...

How will brands engage in post-trust era?

The latest Edelman Trust Barometer found levels of trust in the US general population have declined by the largest margin the survey has eve...

Five things to learn from Danone's FY results

French dairy giant Danone - which owns Activia yogurts, dairy alternative Alpro and Evian water - has returned a positive set of full-year 2...

Nestle '17 results and outlook – takeaways

The climb just got steeper for Nestle chief executive Mark Schneider after only 12 months at the helm of the world's largest food company. T...

Latest Interviews

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.


"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

CAGNY 2018 - Hain Celestial's return to growth in US delayed by a year 22 Feb 18

Andy Coyne

US organic and natural foods business Hain Celestial has indicated sales growth in its core domestic retail channel could take longer than expected.


CAGNY 2018 - New Kellogg CEO sets out "relentless focus on growth" 21 Feb 18

Dean Best

Recently-installed Kellogg CEO Steve Cahillane has said the priority for the US cereal and snacks giant is to get its sales growing again.


CAGNY 2018 - General Mills eyes more M&A ... and disposals 20 Feb 18

Dean Best

General Mills chairman and CEO Jeff Harmening today (20 February) indicated the US food giant will continue to revamp its portfolio through M&A and the sale of more of its own assets.


Brighter sales forecast but General Mills gloomier on profits 20 Feb 18

Dean Best

General Mills today (20 February) narrowed upwards a target for annual sales but raised the possibility a key operating profit metric could fall year-on-year.


UK MPs call for urgent analysis on post-Brexit impact to food sector 19 Feb 18

Simon Harvey

Amid the uncertainty over the UK's trading relationship with the EU post-Brexit, a parliamentary committee has said it is imperative the country's government undertakes a comprehensive analysis to assess the impact on the food sector.


Mooala secures $5m financing to expand organic dairy-free drinks business 12 Feb 18

Simon Harvey

Organic plant-based beverage producer Mooala has raised US$5m in equity capital to finance its expansion in the US.

Latest blogs

Big Food in investor spotlight this week at CAGNY 19 Feb 18

Dean Best

The senior management of a number of the major food manufacturers operating in the US will be in Florida this week for a key date on investor calendars.


US food agency hints at direction of travel with "policy roadmap" 17 Jan 18

Dean Best

It's light on specific details but a new "strategic policy roadmap" for 2018 from the US Food and Drug Administration should give manufacturers a sense of where the agency could be looking to act this year.



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