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What could drive food M&A in 2019?

2018 looks set to be a year in which M&A activity in the food industry intensified. What could shape the sector's deal-making in 2019? D...

Can a climate label for food work?

A decade ago, a few companies looked to label a product's carbon footprint. The concept never took off. If revisited, just-food asks, would...

Where could US meat snacks head?

In part two of this feature, Andy Coyne looks at how Big Food has reacted to disruption in the US beef jerky category and at the prospects f...

November deal volumes dip but still fuel 2018 rise

As strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on the competition, just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packag...

Latest Interviews

"The opportunity is so big" - Nestle and new asset Terrafertil eye Latin America's fledgling markets for plant-based foods 7 Nov 2018

Dean Best

After a deal finalised in August, Nestle owns a majority stake in Latin American organic and plant-based business Terrafertil. Dean Best spoke to both companies to ask what lies ahead.


Slendier MD Erica Hughes on how konjac foods supplier tapping into consumer demand for healthier products - the bitesize interview 30 Oct 2018

Andy Coyne

Slendier, a "healthy pasta substitute" from Australia, has become a brand available in 20 countries, touting its better-for-you credentials. Andy Coyne speaks to MD and owner Erica Hughes.

Latest News

New products - US hemp extract specialist Weller launches CBD Coconut Bites; General Mills to debut Larabar in UK; Hood unveils vegan 'milk' line Planet Oat; US healthy snack firm NightFood moves into ice cream, cannabis-infused cookies 14 Dec 18

just-food.com

This week's new products include the first plant-based meat range from Japan's Otsuka Foods, a vegan product from US dairy HP Hood and General Mills adding to its UK range.


Food and drinks firms must consider a world without plastics - research 13 Dec 18

Lucy Britner

Find out what could happen to food and drinks producers who don't make the move towards producing more environmentally-friendly packaging in the latest issue of FUTURES. 


Sainsbury's and Asda ask for more time to respond to merger plan probe 12 Dec 18

Andy Coyne

UK supermarket giants Sainsbury's and Asda have made a request to the organisation investigating their proposed merger.


Germany's Katjes invests in local 'superfood' start-up The Rainforest Company 5 Dec 18

Andy Coyne

German confectionery manufacturer Katjes has invested in a Berlin-based start-up via its investment arm Katjesfreenfood.


Tesco, Morrisons question logic of Sainsbury's, Asda deal 5 Dec 18

Simon Harvey

UK supermarkets Tesco and Morrisons have questioned the logic behind the proposed merger of rivals Sainsbury's and Asda.


Fairtrade International to raise minimum price paid to cocoa farmers 4 Dec 18

Simon Harvey

Non-profit organisation Fairtrade International is to make changes to the minimum price it pays farmers for cocoa next year.

Latest blogs

London confirms transport ban on junk-food ads 23 Nov 18

Dean Best

London's Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has confirmed what his office is calling a "groundbreaking" ban on advertising 'junk food' on the UK capital's transport network.


The need to win hearts and minds as well as votes 16 Nov 18

Andy Coyne

The only word I have written more than Brexit over the last few weeks is Campbell, writes Andy Coyne.



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