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"I've never seen this pace of change in the industry" - Nestle US strategy chief on trying to grow again in its largest market 2 Aug 2018

Dean Best

Nestlé this week (31 July) officially opened the new headquarters for its operations in the US, proclaiming the move a "catalyst" for its "transformation" in its largest market by sales. In 2017, the Lean Cuisine and Gerber maker saw its growth stall in the US. How is the food giant looking to kick-start its business in a market going through profound change? Dean Best caught up with Rui Barbas, chief strategy officer for Nestlé's US arm, to find out more.


The Kids Food Co. CEO Sally Preston eyes home, abroad to power growth of UK baby-snacks firm - interview 30 Apr 2018

Dean Best

The Kids Food Co., a UK business marketing baby- and toddler-focused food under the Kiddylicious brand, continues to grow rapidly. Dean Best caught up with founder and CEO Sally Preston and heard about the company’s recent performance, its ambitious plans for growth at home (and abroad) and how she believes one rival is seeking to undermine the business.

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Food companies must invest in research to fuel personalisation - just-food FUTURES 16 Jan 19

Dean Best

A lack of solid scientific evidence will hold back the development of personalised nutrition and companies must invest in research, the just-food FUTURES service argues.


Meal-kit start-up Mindful Chef secures fresh investment 7 Jan 19

Simon Harvey

UK meal-kit start-up Mindful Chef has secured a round of financing from an investor focused on fledgling consumer goods firms.


New products - Sophie's Kitchen makes UK debut with Sainsbury's listing; Danone links up with Diageo in US for Baileys Coffee Creamers; Greencore among suppliers for new M&S vegan range, Danone rolls out Silk Oat Yeah milk drink line in US 4 Jan 19

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This week's batch of new products includes a Keto diet product range from the US-based brand SlimFast and a Quorn Foods-produced vegan sausage roll from UK baker Greggs.


They said what? The most-read interviews on just-food in 2018 18 Dec 18

Dean Best

Our most-read interviews featured giants of the industry like Nestle, PepsiCo and Danone, as well as SMEs focusing on some of the fast-growing trends shaping the sector.


JD.com enters food production 6 Dec 18

Dean Best

Chinese retail giant JD.com has made its first foray into food production through a tie-up with Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi.


Foreign food companies boosted by China e-commerce ruling 23 Nov 18

Andy Coyne

The Chinese government has announced its future rules for retail imports being sold via e-commerce channels in the country.

Latest blogs

Amazon button Dashed in Germany 11 Jan 19

Dean Best

In a bid to eat into sales of FMCG products, Amazon has developed and launched the Dash service, allowing consumers to re-order products at the touch of a button. A judge's pen in Germany has rendered those buttons illegal in that market.


Seeing the palm oil for the trees 10 Jan 19

Dean Best

Ocado has set up an ‘aisle’ on its website displaying products that do not contain palm oil, in response, the UK online grocer says, to growing interest from consumers in the ingredient.



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