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2018 outlook: navigating a UK market in spotlight

As we approach the New Year, food industry watchers are predicting what we are likely to see in the UK in 2018. Andy Coyne reports....

The healthier foods challenge

A recurring subject at the Food Matters Live conference and exhibition in London last week was, not surprisingly, reformulation. Ben Cooper...

Sustainability in '18: bolder aims, wider horizons

Food companies are being spurred by the UN Global Goals and heightened consumer expectations to increase the ambition and broaden the scope...

UK food's obesity kudos - but might politics move?

The annual Food Matters Live conference and exhibition has been held in London this week, with industry, politicians, campaigners and academ...

Latest Interviews

From UK bread woe to overseas gains and M&A moves - Associated British Foods FD John Bason on 2016/17 and year ahead - interview 9 Nov 2017

Dean Best

Associated British Foods' grocery basket had something of a mixed 2016/17 financial year. Dean Best spoke to finance director John Bason about challenges at home, progress overseas, recent M&A and the year ahead.


Colombia's Colombina targets $1bn sales from health drive, international expansion - interview 19 Oct 2017

Ivan Castano

Colombina, the Colombia-based food manufacturer, has enjoyed solid growth in the last decade and, to maintain its performance, it is looking towards its growing line of healthier products and its international businesses. Ivan Castano spoke to marketing vice president Jose Fernando Ochoa and CEO Cesar Caicedo to hear more about the company's plans.

Latest News

Soylent CEO Rob Rhinehart passes baton to Bryan Crowley 14 Dec 17

Simon Harvey

Soylent chief executive officer and founder Rob Rhinehart is to pass the CEO baton to Bryan Crowley, the president of the US maker of meal-replacement drinks.


US dessert firm NadaMoo attracts investment 12 Dec 17

Simon Harvey

US plant-based, frozen dessert maker NadaMoo has raised US$4m from a consortium of investors as the family-owned business seeks to boost its standing in the natural foods industry.


Tyson Foods ups its stake in vegan firm Beyond Meat 8 Dec 17

Andy Coyne

US meat giant Tyson Foods has increased its stake in Beyond Meat, a vegan business which specialises in plant-based meat substitute products.


Kraft Heinz commits to 100% cage-free eggs in first CSR report 7 Dec 17

Andy Coyne

US food giant Kraft Heinz has launched its first ever corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, which includes a commitment to use 100% cage-free eggs in its products by 2025.


Nestle to buy Garden of Life owner Atrium Innovations 6 Dec 17

Dean Best

Nestle has followed its pledge to invest in building its presence in the consumer-health sector by moving to buy Canada-based vitamins and supplements group Atrium Innovations.


CASH fingers sausages and calls for mandatory limits on salt in UK 6 Dec 17

Dean Best

UK campaign group Consensus Action on Salt and Health has called for the country's government to legislate on the amount of salt in foods, pointing to the levels of the ingredient in sausages as evidence not enough progress has been made using voluntary targets.

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.


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Dean Best

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