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Premier CEO Darby leaving to mixed reaction

Gavin Darby has proved a controversial chief executive and some in the investment community will cheer his exit from Premier Foods. Others&n...

PepsiCo's best hope for Pipers outside UK grocery

PepsiCo's third acquisition in five months has seen the US group snap up UK firm Pipers Crisps, a business in its core category &n...

What will be the US food mega-trends of 2019?

2018 was a year of dynamism and change in the US food industry and 2019 looks like being no different, writes Victor Martino....

Where could GSK's Horlicks assets end up?

Some major names in the food and drinks industries are said to have eyed up the GlaxoSmithKline assets under review - at the centre of...

Latest Interviews

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.


Greencore CEO Patrick Coveney on leaving US market and focusing on UK - the just-food interview, part one 13 Nov 2018

Dean Best

In the first of a two-part interview, Greencore CEO Patrick Coveney talks to Dean Best about the private-label manufacturer's decision to quit the US and focus on the UK market.

Latest News

TreeHouse Foods said to be eyeing Flagstone business disposal 19 Nov 18

Simon Harvey

US private-label supplier TreeHouse Foods, which is in the midst of a transformation programme under newly-installed chief executive Steven Oakland, is said to be eyeing another business disposal.


Nestle and Unilever 'the final two in battle for Horlicks' 19 Nov 18

Andy Coyne

A report in the Indian media is suggesting the race to take over GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) consumer nutrition business - which includes the Horlicks bedtime malt drink brand - is down to the final two.


Lancaster Colony notches up second acquisition of the year with Omni Baking 19 Nov 18

Simon Harvey

The US garlic bread-to-salad dressings manufacturer Lancaster Colony has completed its second bakery acquisition of the year.


Stonewall Kitchen takes Napa Valley Naturals under its wing 19 Nov 18

Simon Harvey

US-based speciality foods manufacturer Stonewall Kitchen has purchased a local extra virgin olive oil producer for an undisclosed sum.


Bakery business Bäckerhaus Veit bought by private-equity firm Swander Pace Capital 16 Nov 18

Simon Harvey

US private-equity fund Swander Pace Capital has bought a Canada-based bakery business centred on European-style products.


Aussie fruit and veg giant Costa acquires local peer Nangiloc Colignan Farm 16 Nov 18

Andy Coyne

Costa Group, Australia's largest grower of tomatoes, avocados, mushrooms and berries, has made an acquisition in its home market.

Latest blogs

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.


just-food closed on Monday 27 August 26 Aug 18

Dean Best

As I type, grey skies cover south-east London, with drizzle hitting the windows - but the forecast is set fairer for tomorrow when the country has its final public holiday before Christmas Day.



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