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The challenger brand challenge has just begun

just-food's US columnist Victor Martino kicks off 2018 with a message all food majors in the US should heed - as, for that matter, should th...

M&A deals dip in December despite busy final week

just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as c...

Why 2018 promises to be buoyant year for food M&A

The final days of 2017 saw a flurry of transactions in the international food sector, bringing to an end an active year of deal-making. This...

Focus: Campbell snack push welcome but risks ahead

Campbell Soup Co., facing continued pressure on its core soup business in the US, has again used M&A to broaden its range, striking a deal t...

Latest Interviews

Bonduelle "ready for more M&A" - interview with CFO Gregory Sanson 4 Oct 2017

Dean Best

France-based international vegetable supplier Bonduelle this week reported its annual financial results, a year of rising sales and earnings and in which it struck a major acquisition - that of US produce group Ready Pac Foods. Dean Best spoke to Bonduelle CFO Grégory Sanson about the numbers, the company's outlook for the 2017/18 financial year and why it is ready for more M&A.


"We can really make a dent in the food industry" - Chris Laidlaw, CEO of Sanitarium's Life Health Foods UK, on new growth strategy 29 Aug 2017

Dean Best

Life Health Foods UK, a venture part-owned by Australian major Sanitarium, is embarking on a new strategy that has M&A at its centre and could see the business broaden its breakfast-portfolio into other categories. Dean Best spoke to Chris Laidlaw, the ex-Diageo executive recently-appointed to take the helm at Life Health Foods UK about the venture’s plans to be a European "house of foods".

Latest News

Nomad Foods announces deal to buy pizza assets from Boparan Holdings 17 Jan 18

Dean Best

UK-based frozen food group Nomad Foods today (17 January) announced it had struck a deal to acquire a clutch of pizza assets - including the Goodfella's and San Marco brands - from Boparan Holdings.


Ferrero emerges as buyer of Nestle US candy arm 17 Jan 18

Dean Best

Ferrero has clinched a deal to buy Nestle's confectionery business in the US.


Gryphon Investors makes Atlanta Cheesecake latest desserts buy 17 Jan 18

Dean Best

US firm Atlanta Cheesecake Co. has become Gryphon Investors' latest acquisition in the North American desserts market.


Leucadia National 'mulls sale' of US meat processor National Beef Packing 16 Jan 18

Simon Harvey

New York-based Leucadia National Corp. is exploring a sale of part or all of its stake in US meat processor National Beef Packing Co, the Wall Street Journal reported, quoting people familiar with the situation. 


Australia's Quadrant Private Equity 'buys majority stake in confectioner Darrell Lea' 16 Jan 18

Simon Harvey

Australia's Quadrant Private Equity has reportedly bought a majority stake in confectioner Darrell Lea for AUD200m (US$159m).


India's Patanjali Ayurved open to foreign investment 15 Jan 18

Raghavendra Verma

Patanjali Ayurved has confirmed it is considering investment of US$800m from French luxury group LVMH but the fast-growing Indian consumer goods company stressed it is not the only overseas offer it has received.

Latest blogs

Season's greetings from just-food 22 Dec 17

Andy Coyne

Seasonal greetings from our deputy editor and details of our operating schedule.


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.

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