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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...

Where could US meat snacks head?

In part two of this feature, Andy Coyne looks at how Big Food has reacted to disruption in the US beef jerky category and at the prospects f...

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 Meatless Farm Co.'s founder Morten Toft Bech believes there is "potentially an opportunity bigger than we initially thought" - the bitesize interview 22 Oct 2018

Simon Harvey

UK start-up The Meatless Farm Co. just made its supermarket debut in 640 Sainsbury's stores. Simon Harvey speaks to its founder, Danish entrepreneur Morten Toft Bech. 


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.


Plant-based firm Just to explore "cultured" Wagyu 11 Dec 18

Dean Best

Just, the US plant-based firm formerly known as Hampton Creek, is looking to add another lab-grown or "cultured" food to its portfolio.


New Zealand passes country-of-origin food bill 11 Dec 18

Simon Harvey

Consumers in New Zealand will now be able to make more informed decisions about the food they buy after the passing of a bill in parliament.


German meat giant Toennies buys UK firm Riverway Foods 10 Dec 18

Dean Best

Tönnies, the Germany-based meat giant, has added to its business in the UK through the acquisition of a local sausage maker.


BRF sells QuickFood arm to Marfrig for $60m in all-Brazilian deal 7 Dec 18

Andy Coyne

Brazilian meat heavyweight BRF has agreed to sell a processed food business in Argentina to a local peer.

Latest blogs

A price point that is infinity and beyond 30 Nov 18

Andy Coyne

Andy Coyne road tests the eagerly-awaited Beyond Burger, a US plant-based product that has recently arrived in the UK.


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.



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