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Tesco packaging push puts suppliers on alert

Tesco's announcement on packaging should be a warning to manufacturers that sustainability is becoming a more important factor in deali...

How M&A in packaged food looked in H1 2019

Using data from just-food.com and parent organisation GlobalData, we present a flavour of M&A activity in the international packaged foo...

Why baby boomers shouldn't be overlooked

Younger cohorts like millennials and Gen Z are often the focus of product development and marketing strategies in the US but, Victor Martino...

New UK Prime Minister, same old Brexit uncertainty

The new UK Prime Minister and government appear ready to accept a no-deal Brexit - but would the wider UK parliament?...

Latest Interviews

Russia's iFarm on whether vertical farming could herald a new era of urban agriculture - interview 25 Mar 2019

Joe Baker

iFarm, one of several start-ups seeking to get ahead in the urban farming stakes, explains to Joe Baker why the concept could revolutionise farming.


"The idea is to embrace change" – Danone Manifesto Ventures chief Laurent Marcel on the French group’s investment strategy in an industry disrupted 22 Mar 2019

Dean Best

Danone talks to just-food about its investments in up-and-coming businesses the French giant believes are shaking up the food industry.

Latest News

No-deal Brexit will "inevitably" create fresh food shortages - Sainsbury's boss 13 Sep 19

Andy Coyne

The CEO of UK 'big four' supermarket Sainsbury's has given his opinion on what a UK departure from the European Union without a trade deal in place will mean for food supplies. 


UK government's worst-case scenario for no-deal Brexit reveals fresh food supply fears 12 Sep 19

Andy Coyne

The UK government has released a document outlining the worst-case scenario in the event of a no-deal Brexit, which includes assumptions relating to food supply.


India regulator postpones traffic-light labels implementation amid opposition 12 Sep 19

Raghavendra Verma

India's draft regulations for traffic-light labelling on packaged foods have been postponed amid industry opposition.


Germany's Mamminger opens vegetable processing plant in Serbia 12 Sep 19

Simon Harvey

Germany-based vegetable processor Mamminger Konserven has opened a facility in Serbia following a multi-million euro investment. 


Trump delays October tariff hike by two weeks 12 Sep 19

Beth Wright

The ongoing tariff saga between the US and China continues, with Donald Trump agreeing to delay the next tariff increase on US$250bn worth of Chinese imports by two weeks.


Canadian fruit and veg business Islands West snapped up by PE firm HKW 12 Sep 19

Andy Coyne

Islands West, a family-owned wholesaler of produce, processed fruits, dried spices, and fresh-cut vegetables based in Canada, has been acquired by a US private-equity firm.

Latest blogs

Ocado branches into vertical farming 11 Jun 19

Dean Best

The UK-based online grocer - increasingly seen not just as a retailer but as a broader tech business - is to plough investment into indoor farming.


What's driving pre-Brexit stockpiling? 13 Mar 19

Dean Best

A significant chunk of UK consumers are either starting - or planning - to stockpile ahead of the country's departure from the EU.



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