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Brexit: Threat to or chance for UK food security?

Brexit has been said to constitute a clear and present danger to UK food security - but what does food security mean in this context and to...

How's sustainability influencing food M&A?

Ben Cooper looks at how sustainability considerations are influencing food industry mergers and acquisitions....

Nestle 2017 Investor Day - 5 things to learn

Nestle’s 2017 investor day had been much anticipated – and it did not disappoint. The event in London was the first of Nestle's annual inves...

What does Generation Z want from food?

Move over Millennials. There's a new consumer cohort in town and food manufacturers should stay paying them more attention. Simon Creasey ta...

Latest Interviews

Why Meatsnacks Group is confident about growth prospects 18 Oct 2017

Dean Best

UK-based Meatsnacks Group has built a business with a leadership position in the country's growing jerky and biltong categories - but is looking to flex its muscles with new products and further geographic expansion. Dean Best met Meatsnacks Group managing director James Newitt at the Anuga trade show to find out more.


UK meat packer Hilton Food Group on "optimum" business model - interview 9 Apr 2017

Dean Best

Hilton Food Group, the UK-based meat packer, has built what one firm of City brokers describes as "a high-quality business" through international expansion and, in most of its markets, supplying only one customer. Dean Best spoke to Hilton CEO Robert Watson and CFO Nigel Majewski after the company reported a year of rising annual sales and earnings to discuss their strategy for the business and its plans for further growth.

Latest News

Nestle fast-tracks restructuring 20 Oct 17

Simon Harvey

Nestle is fast-tracking "several'' restructuring projects after the KitKat and Maggi noodles maker realised results from other savings programmes ahead of schedule.


Charoen Pokphand Foods devises new antimicrobial policy 20 Oct 17

Dean Best

Thailand-based food giant Charoen Pokphand Foods has set out a new policy for its use of antibiotics in its livestock and aquaculture operations.


NAFTA negotiations to extend into 2018 amid US frustration 20 Oct 17

Hannah Abdulla

After four rounds and 22 days of talks squeezed into just over two months, negotiators working to modernise the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have admitted to new challenges in the discussions, which are now expected to extend into the first quarter of next year.


US completes import risk assessment on Paraguay beef 20 Oct 17

Simon Harvey

The US has completed a risk assessment on Paraguay beef, the first among a series of measures to approve imports from the South American nation.


Cedrob gets all-clear to buy Polish meat peer Silesia 20 Oct 17

Dean Best

Polish meat group Cedrob has been given regulatory clearance to acquire local processor Zakladami Miesnymi Silesia.


Brazil's JBS temporarily shuts beef plants due to "legal action" 19 Oct 17

Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat giant JBS has temporarily suspended operations at its beef plants in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul due to "recent legal action taken against the company''.

Latest blogs

How are you feeling about 2018? 16 Oct 17

Dean Best

The food industry is going through a period of change not seen for generations - and we'd like to know how you plan to continue trying to navigate this state of flux next year.


Theresa May's Florence speech - UK food industry (and the EU) react 22 Sep 17

Dean Best

This afternoon, UK Prime Minister Theresa May gave her much-awaited speech on Brexit in the Italian city of Florence. Here's how the UK food industry lobby bodies (and some senior EU politicians) reacted.

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