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Latest Interviews

"We are looking for very new and distinctive ideas we haven't seen before" - PepsiCo's Karen Scott talks about Nutrition Greenhouse incubator 14 Jan 2019

Simon Harvey

Karen Scott, the co-leader of PepsiCo's European Nutrition Greenhouse incubator, discusses identifying potential investment partners in on-trend or obscure brand propositions.


Greencore CEO Patrick Coveney on navigating new wave of M&A and uncertainty of Brexit - the just-food interview, part two 14 Nov 2018

Dean Best

Greencore's exit from the US leaves the Ireland-based own-label supplier to focus on the UK. Speaking to Dean Best, CEO Patrick Coveney surveys a market he sees as in flux.

Latest News

Canadian dairy business Saputo 'eyeing Westland Milk assets' 23 Jan 19

Simon Harvey

Canadian dairy heavyweight Saputo is reportedly among the interested parties seeking to buy New Zealand's second-largest dairy cooperative.


France's Cavac buys local frozen-food business Atlantique Alimentaire 23 Jan 19

Andy Coyne

France-based cooperative Groupe Cavac has acquired a local frozen food specialist for an undisclosed sum.


Spanish snacks group Grefusa invests in gaming app Play&go Experience 22 Jan 19

Dean Best

Spain-based snacks supplier Grefusa has announced the first investment from its in-house investment arm.


Lactalis builds emerging-market presence with acquisitions in India, Egypt 22 Jan 19

Simon Harvey

France-based dairy giant Lactalis has announced acquisitions in the emerging markets of India and Egypt.


Conagra weighs options for Italian frozen food unit Gelit 22 Jan 19

Simon Harvey

Conagra Brands appears primed to trim its portfolio following a number of recent acquisitions as the US food business weighs up options for an overseas asset. 


France's Bonduelle in discussions to buy US plant from Seneca Foods 22 Jan 19

Andy Coyne

French vegetable products group Bonduelle is in negotiations with US peer Seneca Foods over the acquisition of its plant in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

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just-food closes for Christmas 21 Dec 18

Dean Best

Today (21 December) is our last day of reporting before Christmas. We re-open on Wednesday 2 January. Thanks for all your support this year.


Two of France's largest grocers in quarrel over "merger" claim 25 Sep 18

Dean Best

Carrefour and Casino, two of the biggest food retailers in France and owner of hundreds of stores overseas combined, are squabbling about claims one approached the other of a possible merger.



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