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The closure of US meal-kit business Chef'd is symptomatic of the challenges in that fledgling sector but, Victor Martino argues, it is also...

Can Conagra-Pinnacle weather shifting trends?

Conagra Brands finally reached a deal this week to acquire Pinnacle Foods, creating a leading player in the US frozen food category with com...

Big Food's VC-style funds: the investments so far

Our guide to some of the main in-house venture capital funds operated by major food businesses....

Google and JD.com - another e-commerce powerplay

There was another e-commerce powerplay this week, with Google investing in and setting out plans to work with Chinese e-commerce retailer JD...

Latest Interviews

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.


"E-commerce is impossible to ignore" - Arla's Steve Millard on how the dairy giant is looking to grow online 3 Apr 2018

Dean Best

How can food manufacturers tap into the growth of the online channel? It is a question on the minds of many a boardroom, even in markets like the UK where the channel is relatively developed. Moreover, in such a fast-growing part of the market, how will shopper behaviour develop? How will technology evolve? Doing business online is a challenging mix of adapting to the present and being ready for the future. Dean Best met Steve Millard, the head of Arla Foods' e-commerce and digital unit in the UK, to find out more about how the dairy co-op is faring online.

Latest News

Unilever shareholders to vote on new structure in October 19 Jul 18

Simon Harvey

Unilever said shareholders will vote in October on the Anglo-Dutch consumer-goods giant's proposal to abandon its long-standing dual listing and incorporate the company as a single-legal entity in the Netherlands.


US meal-kit business Chef'd ceases operations 19 Jul 18

Andy Coyne

US meal-kit business Chef'd has closed down.


TreeHouse Foods to close Nebraska office under 2020 strategy 19 Jul 18

Simon Harvey

TreeHouse Foods, the largest private-label supplier in the US, plans to close its office in Omaha, Nebraska, by the end of January as part of its multi-year restructuring programme.


Ireland's ABP Food secures e-commerce agreement for beef products in China 18 Jul 18

Simon Harvey

ABP Food Group has scored a second win in China with an agreement with Beijing Hopewise to launch a range of "premium" Irish beef products on the e-commerce platform JD.com.


Trump ignites trade war as China counter-attacks US tariffs 6 Jul 18

Simon Harvey

President Donald Trump effectively kicked off a trade war with China today (6 July) as tariffs on US$34bn of imports went live, putting further pressure on global stock markets as the Asian country retaliated.


Mondelez succumbs to new UK junk-food ad rules 4 Jul 18

Simon Harvey

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned an online advert for Mondelez International's Cadbury Easter eggs, becoming the first company to succumb to new rules targeting junk food promotions for children.

Latest blogs

Carrefour, Google team up as France's online grocery shake-up continues 12 Jun 18

Dean Best

France's largest food retailers have made a number of moves in recent quarters to try to tap into the growth of the country's online grocery market - and this week another notable venture has been announced.


just-food closed on Monday 28 May 25 May 18

Dean Best

This coming Monday (28 May) is the second of the UK's two public holidays in May and just-food will be downing tools to dodge the rain showers and - hopefully - enjoy some sunshine.



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