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Focus: Suppliers mull Booker and Nisa takeovers

Two prospective takeovers in the UK grocery retail channel has shook the sector, with food manufacturers weighing up the consequences. Simon...

6 mega-trends to shape US food in 2018

Operating in the US food market? If you thought 2017 was a heady mix of challenge and opportunity, wait for 2018, writes just-food's US colu...

Focus: Scotland obesity offensive begs questions

With health a devolved policy area in the UK, Scotland has come forward with its own plans to tackle obesity in its country. David Burrows l...

Tyson Foods FY results and outlook: 7 takeaways

Tyson Foods this week issued a set of annual results that included rising sales, a record level of operating income and record earnings per...

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

Nestle linked with takeover bid for Hain Celestial 21 Nov 17

Andy Coyne

Nestle is being linked with a possible takeover of US natural and organic products group Hain Celestial.


EU reaches agreement on new rules for organic food production 21 Nov 17

Andy Coyne

An agreement on new rules for organic farming has been endorsed by European Council representatives.


Huel names James McMaster CEO 17 Nov 17

Andy Coyne

Former Gü and Ella's Kitchen executive James McMaster has joined UK firm Huel as its new CEO.


French food sector signs charter for "fairer" future 16 Nov 17

Stuart Todd

Farm co-operatives, industrial groups, retailers and trade bodies in France have signed a state-brokered charter pledging their commitment to a food sector that is more sustainable, equitable and safer.


US nutrition bar start-up Phyter Food backed by angel investors 16 Nov 17

Andy Coyne

US-based Phyter Food, creator of vegetable-based nutrition bars, has received a US$1m investment, partly from a network of angel investors.


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.

Latest blogs

US plant-based foods lobbyists get notable new member 30 Oct 17

Dean Best

More US trade-body news has caught the eye today (30 October). The Plant Based Foods Association, set up just 18 months ago to promote the growing category in the US, has attracted a major new member.


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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