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How can UK SMEs prepare for life after Brexit?

When it comes to Brexit, almost everything is uncertain and unclear. As entrepreneurs and leaders of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME...

Data - M&A sizzles in July, pushing 2018 to high

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

How might no-deal Brexit affect UK, EU food?

The prospect of the UK and the EU not reaching a deal on the country's departure from the bloc has risen in recent weeks amid close votes at...

How grocery featured on Amazon's latest Prime Day

Amazon held its fourth annual Prime Day earlier this month. It again lasted more than a day - 36 hours to be exact - and took in new countri...

Latest Interviews

"We see ourselves as the new Birds Eye for a modern generation" - Strong Roots founder Samuel Dennigan on his plans for the frozen vegetable brand - the bitesize interview 23 Jul 2018

Andy Coyne

Samuel Dennigan, 32, set up his Ireland-based frozen vegetable products business Strong Roots in 2015 and it has quickly gained listings on both sides of the Irish Sea. But Dennigan's only just getting started, he tells Andy Coyne.

Wian van Blommestein, co-founder of US-based biltong business Ayoba-Yo, on why South African staple can take on jerky in its own backyard - the bitesize interview 5 Jun 2018

Andy Coyne

A family of South Africans who moved to the US missed their beloved biltong meat snack so much that they started producing it for family and friends. It is now a full-time business called Ayoba-Yo - a term used to express excitement or amazement - which is attempting to compete with American favourite jerky and working with Kraft Heinz on its development. Andy Coyne talks to company co-owner Wian van Blommestein about its prospects.

Latest News

Nature's Path agrees licensing deal with cereals peer Back to the Roots 15 Aug 18

Andy Coyne

Canada's Nature's Path, a supplier of organic breakfast products, has agreed a product licensing deal with California-based indoor gardening kit and cereals business Back to the Roots.

New Products - General Mills extends Fibre One, Nature Valley ranges in UK; Stonyfield Organic dips into Snack Packs; PepsiCo's Quaker moves into chilled section with Morning-Go kits; Aldi's innovation push in US 15 Aug 18

This week's round-up of the most notable product development from the international food sector includes PepsiCo taking Quaker into the chilled aisle in the US and Aldi's latest NPD offensive in the country.

Kroger to sell own-label in China via Alibaba's Tmall 14 Aug 18

Dean Best

Kroger, one of the largest grocers in the US, is to launch its own-label ranges in China through e-commerce giant Alibaba.

Flowers Foods to step up efforts to cut costs 13 Aug 18

Dean Best

The "top priority" for Flowers Foods is to "accelerate" its moves to find cost savings, the US bakery group's CEO has said, after the Nature's Own and Dave's Killer Bread owner issued a profit warning.

Fear of short supplies sees Beyond Meat ditch UK launch 9 Aug 18

Andy Coyne

US plant-based protein firm Beyond Meat has delayed the launch of its Beyond Burger product in the UK.

PHW Gruppe invests in US plant-based 'seafood' firm Good Catch 8 Aug 18

Andy Coyne

German poultry heavyweight PHW Gruppe is part of a syndicate of investing backing New York, plant-based 'seafood' business Good Catch.

Latest blogs

If Kraft Heinz passed on Pinnacle, it should do so with Campbell 2 Aug 18

Dean Best

It's almost 18 months since Unilever rebuffed Kraft Heinz and, ever since, the rumour mill has spun over where the US manufacturer could look next. It's been reported today (2 August) the ketchup maker decided against moving for US peer Pinnacle Foods.

Nature's Path quits US organic trade body in "protest" 4 Jul 18

Dean Best

The Organic Trade Association, which represents the organic industry in the US, has seen a high-profile member quit the organisation, taking a swipe at the body's stance on policy issues.

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