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Column: Europe's hunger for local food

In IRI's latest exclusive column, the industry researchers highlight how demand in Europe for local food is on the rise - and how it's small...

Grocer buying pacts and their impact on suppliers

With Tesco and Carrefour seeking to become the latest major grocers in Europe to work together on purchasing, Simon Creasey looks at the imp...

Is UK business sleepwalking towards Brexit?

There are signs UK business - including the food industry - are not prepared enough for what Brexit might bring. And the UK government isn't...

What Tesco's Jack's chain might mean for suppliers

Tesco is fighting back in the UK against Aldi and Lidl with the opening of its own discount chain, Jack's. Simon Creasey outlines what the m...

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

Driverless cars will change how people shop, how food is packaged - just-food FUTURES 22 Oct 18

Dean Best

Driverless cars will disrupt the food and drinks industries in the next ten years, according to a new future-focused service from just-food and just-drinks.


Unilever will have to sell assets to secure Romanian ice-cream deal 19 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant, will have to sell assets in Romania for its deal to take over local ice cream business Betty Ice to be approved by the country's competition authority.


Nestle's infant formula division buoyant as frozen foods struggles 19 Oct 18

Simon Harvey

Nestlé's nutrition and health division outperformed the Swiss food giant's other business units in the first nine months of the fiscal year amid growth from infant nutrition.


New Products - Coca-Cola milk JV Fairlife launches snack-sized beverages; Oatly takes oatmeal drinks to Spain; Unilever rolls out Culture Republick ice cream pints in US; Nomad-Foods owned Aunt Bessie's Melt in the Middle desserts 19 Oct 18

just-food.com

This week's product news includes Nestle's plan to take its A2 infant formula into more markets and Tesco doubling the size of its Wicked Kitchen vegan range in the UK.


Nestle ice-cream JV Froneri eyes plant closure 12 Oct 18

Dean Best

Froneri, the venture housing much of Nestle's ice-cream operations, is looking to close another plant in Europe.


Unilever abandons plan to shift headquarters to Rotterdam 5 Oct 18

Simon Harvey

Amid opposition from shareholders, dual-listed Unilever has abandoned a plan to move its headquarters to the Netherlands under a restructuring exercise that would have incorporated the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant into a single legal entity outside of London.

Latest blogs

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.


General Mills trials new way of buying Haagen-Dazs 11 Sep 18

Dean Best

On Friday (7 September), ice-cream lovers in part of central London were able to order Häagen-Dazs on their phones - and have it delivered directly to them, wherever they were.



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