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Brexit: Threat to or chance for UK food security?

Brexit has been said to constitute a clear and present danger to UK food security - but what does food security mean in this context and to...

What lies ahead for FrieslandCampina's new CEO?

FrieslandCampina, the world's fifth-largest dairy business, has announced the departure of CEO Roelof Joosten, with CFO Hein Schumacher to t...

How's sustainability influencing food M&A?

Ben Cooper looks at how sustainability considerations are influencing food industry mergers and acquisitions....

What does Generation Z want from food?

Move over Millennials. There's a new consumer cohort in town and food manufacturers should stay paying them more attention. Simon Creasey ta...

Latest Interviews

Bonduelle "ready for more M&A" - interview with CFO Gregory Sanson 4 Oct 2017

Dean Best

France-based international vegetable supplier Bonduelle this week reported its annual financial results, a year of rising sales and earnings and in which it struck a major acquisition - that of US produce group Ready Pac Foods. Dean Best spoke to Bonduelle CFO Grégory Sanson about the numbers, the company's outlook for the 2017/18 financial year and why it is ready for more M&A.


How French own-label group Agromousquetaires aims to grow - interview with CEO Christophe Bonno 9 Feb 2017

John Shepherd

Agromousquetaires is France's number one private-label supplier. However, three-quarters of the company's EUR4bn in annual sales is generated through business with Intermarché, its sister company under the umbrella of manufacturing and retail business Groupement des Mousquetaires. John Shepherd met Agromousquetaires chief executive Christophe Bonno to discuss the company's plans for growth.

Latest News

NAFTA negotiations to extend into 2018 amid US frustration 20 Oct 17

Hannah Abdulla

After four rounds and 22 days of talks squeezed into just over two months, negotiators working to modernise the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have admitted to new challenges in the discussions, which are now expected to extend into the first quarter of next year.


Graham's the Family Dairy wins Protein 22 supermarket listing in England 17 Oct 17

Simon Harvey

Scotland-based Graham's the Family Dairy has secured listings in England for its quark-based Protein 22 product.


Investment firm Credo takes majority stake in Denmark's Geia Foods 16 Oct 17

Simon Harvey

Norwegian investment company Credo Partners has bought a majority stake in Denmark's Geia Foods, which develops and supplies "food concepts'' to Scandinavian retailers.


BV Dairy moves into kefir cultured milk drinks 16 Oct 17

Simon Harvey

The UK's BV Dairy is moving into contract packaging after winning a long-term contract to supply bottled kefir cultured milk drinks, which is a new product for the Dorset-based company.


Belgian frozen vegetable business Crop's acquires Poland's Agram 13 Oct 17

Andy Coyne

Crop's, the Belgium-headquartered frozen vegetable business, has bought Polish counterpart Agram for an undisclosed sum.


2 Sisters owner Ranjit Boparan called to UK parliamentary enquiry 12 Oct 17

Simon Harvey

Ranjit Singh Boparan, the owner of UK poultry processor 2 Sisters Food Group, has been summoned to appear before a parliamentary enquiry after an undercover investigation revealed poor hygiene standards at its plant in the West Midlands.

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.


Theresa May's Florence speech - UK food industry (and the EU) react 22 Sep 17

Dean Best

This afternoon, UK Prime Minister Theresa May gave her much-awaited speech on Brexit in the Italian city of Florence. Here's how the UK food industry lobby bodies (and some senior EU politicians) reacted.

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