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M&A, rather than Brexit, behind Unilever HQ move

Unilever this week announced a change in its legal structure, which will see the FMCG behemoth have its main base in the Netherlands. The UK...

Why private-label has reached tipping point in US

The major, branded CPG operators in the US are not only facing a challenge from growing demand for products for upstart, agile competitors t...

Why UK industry will be content with calorie push

Faced with some alarming data on obesity, the UK this week announced its latest strategy to battle the bulge. A target for industry to reduc...

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...

Latest Interviews

US protein upstart Powerful wants to flex muscles further - interview 16 Jan 2018

Dean Best

As US-based, protein-centric upstart Powerful enters its fifth year in business, the company, which started in yogurt, is trying to build a "platform" of products across different categories. Founder and CEO Carlos Ramirez has secured investment from a local private-equity firm to help in his ambitions and Dean Best caught up with him to hear more about his plans.

Mochi ice-cream maker Bubbies sets out stall - interview 20 Nov 2017

Dean Best

As Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts approaches the first anniversary of a change in its ownership, the US maker of mochi ice cream has plans to expand domestically and overseas. Dean Best spoke to Bubbies CEO Rick Schaffer about the company’s ambitions.

Latest News

Greenpeace says Kraft Heinz among eight companies failing in palm oil initiative 20 Mar 18

Simon Harvey

Environmental pressure group Greenpeace International says some global food companies such as Kraft Heinz, Kellogg, Ferrero, PepsiCo and J.M. Smucker are refusing to disclose their sources of palm oil despite an initiative to clamp down on deforestation by producers before the end of the decade.

Food sector bodies provide mixed response to Brexit transition deal 19 Mar 18

Andy Coyne

UK food-industry bodies today (19 March) gave a mixed response to the post-Brexit transition period struck between London and Brussels this morning.

Orkla sets specific sugar, salt reduction target for first time 19 Mar 18

Andy Coyne

Scandinavian food group Orkla has included a specific salt and sugar reduction target as part of its sustainability goals for the first time.

UK food industry bodies issue warning on 'rules of origin' post-Brexit  16 Mar 18

Andy Coyne

The UK's Food and Drink Federation is warning businesses in the sector that they could face a hidden ‘hard Brexit’ once the country leaves the EU as a result of rules of origin.

Earnings summary - Tipiak annual profits down on flat sales; Parmalat FY earnings up 30%; Premium Brands books 'record' sales on flurry of M&A; Strauss Group buoyant on back of FY sales hike 16 Mar 18

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.

Unilever simplifies structure into single legal entity but retains London presence 15 Mar 18

Simon Harvey

Unilever is reorganising its business from a dual-structured company to a single legal entity incorporated in the Netherlands but will continue to base some of its operations in London, ending months of speculation that the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant would abandon the UK in the wake of Brexit.

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.

Vegan tourist tales 15 Jan 18

Andy Coyne

I sampled some of the products launched in the UK in the New Year, aimed at those seeking to eat more healthily or cut down on their meat consumption.

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