Multichannel: Latest news and analysis articles

Subscribe via RSSWhat is RSS?

Latest Insights

What lies ahead for FrieslandCampina's new CEO?

FrieslandCampina, the world's fifth-largest dairy business, has announced the departure of CEO Roelof Joosten, with CFO Hein Schumacher to t...

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...

Why did Post Holdings buy Bob Evans Farms?

In the largest M&A deal in the US packaged food sector in 2017, on Tuesday (19 September) Post Holdings announced the acquisition of bacon,...

Latest Interviews

Nestle growing in India through global, digital innovations – the just-food interview with local MD, Suresh Narayanan, part 1 26 Oct 2016

Raghavendra Verma

The demand for processed and packaged food is growing among India's young, often aspirational and fast-expanding population. Nestle is targeting double-digit annual growth in the country in the coming years. Suresh Narayanan, the chairman and MD of Nestle's operations in India, speaks to just-food about how the company intends to reach that goal, using innovation and an advanced digital strategy. 


What is Mondelez International's outlook for China? - the just-food interview, part two 26 Sep 2016

Dean Best

Mondelez International's top-line performance in China has been patchy since the US snacks giant was established four years ago. Biscuits has been Mondelez's main business in China and challenges in the category meant, for example, the Oreo maker saw its sales in the country fall in 2014. A recovery from Mondelez's biscuit arm in China, plus growth from its chewing gum stable, helped the company's sales grow in 2015 - but sales fell in the first six months of this year. Speaking to just-food after announcing a significant push into China's chocolate market, Stephen Maher, the president of Mondelez's business in the country, discusses how he sees the prospects for the company in the market.

Latest News

US meal-kit maker Blue Apron to cut 6% of jobs 19 Oct 17

Simon Harvey

US meal-kit maker Blue Apron will cut 6% of its global workforce as part of a "realignment'' to support its strategic priorities. 


Walmart's Jet.com to launch its own grocery brand 3 Oct 17

Andy Coyne

US retail giant Wal-Mart Stores' Jet.com site is to launch its own grocery brand in a move that is being interpreted as an attempt to help it compete with the Amazon-owned Whole Foods Market's 365 offering.


Changes to China cross-border e-commerce rules on hold 29 Sep 17

Jens Kastner

A revised tariff for cross-border e-commerce has been extended by China’s State Council for an extra year enabling food and supplement importers to save on duty.


Nestle to be "selective" in bolt-on M&A strategy 26 Sep 17

Dean Best

Nestle, which this summer announced three investments into smaller, on-trend companies, will not add "dozens" of fledgling businesses to its portfolio but will be selective in its strategy of making bolt-on acquisitions, CEO Mark Schneider said today (26 September).


Albertsons buys meal-kit service Plated 21 Sep 17

Dean Best

US food retailing giant Albertsons has snapped up local meal-kit business Plated, the latest acquisition in a category that has grabbed the attention of grocers and manufacturers.


ABF expects to see GBP85m gain from weak pound after Brexit 11 Sep 17

Simon Harvey

Associated British Foods noted in an earnings update that weakness in the pound linked to the decision to exit the European Union will translate into an GBP85m (US$112m) benefit for the financial year ending 16 September, much of which arose in the first three quarters.

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.


Lots of chatter about grocery M&A on both sides of pond 5 Oct 17

Dean Best

The last 24 hours or so have seen possible M&A deals among some of the biggest names in food retail speculated on both sides of the Atlantic.

just-food homepage



Forgot your password?

Get full access to all content, just $1 for 30 days

Site Editor Dean Best
Access for $1 for 30 days

A Message From The Editor [x]

just-food gives you the widest food market coverage.

But only paid just-food members have full, unlimited access to all our exclusive content - including 17 years of archives.

I am so confident you will love complete access to our content that today I can offer you 30 days access for $1.

It’s our best ever membership offer – just for you.

Editor's signature

Dean Best, editor of just-food

Get 30 days for $1
Risk-free, money-back guarantee