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Why 2018 promises to be buoyant year for food M&A

The final days of 2017 saw a flurry of transactions in the international food sector, bringing to an end an active year of deal-making. This...

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...

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....

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...

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

Lactalis offers salmonella compensation as probe continues 16 Jan 18

Andy Coyne

Troubled French dairy giant Lactalis has said it will compensate victims of a salmonella contamination in its baby milk products.


High levels of 'superbugs' found in chickens in UK supermarkets 16 Jan 18

Andy Coyne

The UK's Foods Standards Agency (FSA) has found levels of so-called superbugs in chickens for sale in British supermarkets have increased.


Update - Lactalis to widen baby milk salmonella recall again 12 Jan 18

Andy Coyne

Embattled French dairy group Lactalis is to extend the recall of products from its Craon factory in north-west France that is implicated in a salmonella outbreak that has engulfed the world's number three dairy group and a number of the country's retailers.


Danone pulls out of dairy in India 12 Jan 18

Andy Coyne

France's Danone will no longer sell dairy products in India, instead focusing on nutrition products, including brands such as Protinex and Aptamil, in the market.


Bermuda launches public consultation on sugar tax plan 11 Jan 18

Andy Coyne

Bermuda's government has launched a public consultation on its plan to implement a sugar tax.


Rewe to roll out reduced-sugar own-label lines 10 Jan 18

Simon Harvey

Germany-based grocer Rewe plans to start rolling out reduced-sugar options among its own-label products in January.

Latest blogs

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.


A very helpful new year nudge for UK parents 2 Jan 18

Dean Best

It's the time of year when many of us who over-indulged during the festive period will at least try and take stock and change our eating habits. Will it work? Not for everyone. But, here in the UK, this morning parents were given a handy nudge to stay on top of what their children are eating.

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