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What could drive food M&A in 2019?

2018 looks set to be a year in which M&A activity in the food industry intensified. What could shape the sector's deal-making in 2019? D...

Can a climate label for food work?

A decade ago, a few companies looked to label a product's carbon footprint. The concept never took off. If revisited, just-food asks, would...

Top takeaways from Unilever's 2018 investor day

Last week, Unilever's senior management was in the Indian city of Mumbai for the company's annual investor day. just-food presents what...

November deal volumes dip but still fuel 2018 rise

As strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on the competition, just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packag...

Latest Interviews

The ice-cream maker who turned down Dragons' Den investment - Coconuts Naturally's Cecily Mills, the bitesize interview 21 Sep 2018

Andy Coyne

Cecily Mills, the founder of UK vegan ice-cream brand Coconuts Naturally, won investment on the business pitch TV programme Dragons' Den only to turn it down after the show aired. She explains her thinking to Andy Coyne and tells him about dealing with growing pains.


Leading2Lean CEO Keith Barr on why humans are central to Industry 4.0 - and what food industry can do 13 Sep 2018

Dean Best

Industry 4.0 is of growing interest among food manufacturers eyeing efficiency gains in production and the supply chain. However, with the movement centred on automation, there are concerns about employment in manufacturing. Dean Best spoke to Keith Barr, the CEO of Leading2Lean, a US company selling software for use in production and a business that claims to have a differentiated approach to Industry 4.0 that puts humans front and centre.

Latest News

Food and drinks firms must consider a world without plastics - research 13 Dec 18

Lucy Britner

Find out what could happen to food and drinks producers who don't make the move towards producing more environmentally-friendly packaging in the latest issue of FUTURES. 


Sainsbury's and Asda ask for more time to respond to merger plan probe 12 Dec 18

Andy Coyne

UK supermarket giants Sainsbury's and Asda have made a request to the organisation investigating their proposed merger.


Nestle plans dedicated sustainability-focused development facility 6 Dec 18

Simon Harvey

Swiss food giant Nestlé is building on its ambitions to make packaging fully recyclable with a new sustainabiliy-focused facility.


Fonterra looking to offload ice cream business Tip Top 6 Dec 18

Andy Coyne

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has revealed that it is seeking a buyer for one of its domestic assets.


Tesco, Morrisons question logic of Sainsbury's, Asda deal 5 Dec 18

Simon Harvey

UK supermarkets Tesco and Morrisons have questioned the logic behind the proposed merger of rivals Sainsbury's and Asda.


Russia's Sberbank 'approached by potential buyers' over Agrokor stake 5 Dec 18

Andy Coyne

Sberbank, the Russian bank which is an investor in Agrokor, has revealed conversations linked to its stake in the Croatian food producer and retailer.

Latest blogs

London confirms transport ban on junk-food ads 23 Nov 18

Dean Best

London's Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has confirmed what his office is calling a "groundbreaking" ban on advertising 'junk food' on the UK capital's transport network.


Unilever and Danone continue B Corp push 21 Sep 18

Dean Best

Unilever and Danone are two of the largest food companies to have embraced the B Corp certification and over the last 24 hours both have made fresh announcements.



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