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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...

Guide: Big Meat eyeing alternatives

The rise of plant-based products as an alternative to meat and the arrival of lab-created - or 'clean' - products as a potentially sustainab...

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...

How might new NAFTA trade deal affect food sector?

Since President Trump's election, the future of the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement has at various times looked uncertain bu...

Latest Interviews

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.


Wian van Blommestein, co-founder of US-based biltong business Ayoba-Yo, on why South African staple can take on jerky in its own backyard - the bitesize interview 5 Jun 2018

Andy Coyne

A family of South Africans who moved to the US missed their beloved biltong meat snack so much that they started producing it for family and friends. It is now a full-time business called Ayoba-Yo - a term used to express excitement or amazement - which is attempting to compete with American favourite jerky and working with Kraft Heinz on its development. Andy Coyne talks to company co-owner Wian van Blommestein about its prospects.

Latest News

Driverless cars will change how people shop, how food is packaged - just-food FUTURES 19 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.


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.


Australia's Inghams Group to bring in US food veteran Jim Leighton as CEO 19 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

Australian poultry supplier Inghams Group has named its new CEO.


Beyond Meat 'planning to make stock market bow' 18 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

US vegan food business Beyond Meat is planning an initial public offering (IPO), according to media reports in the country.


Just planning to launch lab-grown chicken product this year 18 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

Just, the US vegan food business, is aiming to bring a slaughter-free chicken product to market this year.


UK meat group Hilton invests in Dutch veggie firm Dalco Food 18 Oct 18

Dean Best

Hilton Food Group, the UK-based meat processor, has become the latest company in the sector to invest in a vegetarian business.

Latest blogs

Will Fox be on the run over post-Brexit food standards? 18 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

UK international trade secretary Dr. Liam Fox was talking tough this week, insisting there will be no lowering of the country's food standards when negotiating free trade agreements post-Brexit. But is that a promise he will be able to keep?


Ready for departure? 3 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

At the Food & Drink Business Europe conference, held in Coventry in the English Midlands on Tuesday (2 October), one subject seemed to engage the attendees more than any other. You've guessed it: Brexit.



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