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2018 outlook: navigating a UK market in spotlight

As we approach the New Year, food industry watchers are predicting what we are likely to see in the UK in 2018. Andy Coyne reports....

Sustainability in '18: bolder aims, wider horizons

Food companies are being spurred by the UN Global Goals and heightened consumer expectations to increase the ambition and broaden the scope...

UK food's obesity kudos - but might politics move?

The annual Food Matters Live conference and exhibition has been held in London this week, with industry, politicians, campaigners and academ...

6 mega-trends to shape US food in 2018

Operating in the US food market? If you thought 2017 was a heady mix of challenge and opportunity, wait for 2018, writes just-food's US colu...

Latest Interviews

"We can really make a dent in the food industry" - Chris Laidlaw, CEO of Sanitarium's Life Health Foods UK, on new growth strategy 29 Aug 2017

Dean Best

Life Health Foods UK, a venture part-owned by Australian major Sanitarium, is embarking on a new strategy that has M&A at its centre and could see the business broaden its breakfast-portfolio into other categories. Dean Best spoke to Chris Laidlaw, the ex-Diageo executive recently-appointed to take the helm at Life Health Foods UK about the venture’s plans to be a European "house of foods".


"I want to learn how to manage it as a global business" - UK firm Erbology hoping to thrive in PepsiCo "incubator" 3 Jul 2017

Helen Arnold

PepsiCo is among the ranks of the world's largest food companies that are turning to the industry's start-ups and early-stage businesses for insight into tapping into the emerging consumer trends that are shaping the sector. The US snacks-to-cola giant has set up an "incubator" programme in Europe to support a select batch of businesses it says are providing "breakthrough nutrition". Helen Arnold spoke to Irina Turcan, the founder of one of the companies chosen, the UK-based Erbology.

Latest News

NPD Tracker - The Cake Crew moves into branded with Beautifully Crafted cupcakes 18 Dec 17

Simon Harvey

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


Ajinomoto to make changes to Japan R&D function 15 Dec 17

Dean Best

Japan-based food and ingredients group Ajinomoto is to make more changes to its domestic business, with moves to consolidate the research and development within its home food products division.


Campbell Soup Co. completes drawn out acquisition of Pacific Foods 13 Dec 17

Andy Coyne

US food giant Campbell Soup Co. has completed the acquisition of natural produce business Pacific Foods which had been threatened by a lawsuit.


London start-up Erbology wins PepsiCo's incubator award 13 Dec 17

Andy Coyne

PepsiCo has announced that UK based start-up Erbology is the winner of its incubator programme, Nutrition Greenhouse.


UK children's food business Kiddyum eyes expansion through new partnership 13 Dec 17

Andy Coyne

UK frozen children’s food company Kiddyum has signed a deal with The Authentic Food Co. which will see the production of its meals moved to its new partner's manufacturing site in Stockport, Greater Manchester.


Orkla partners with McDonald's on McVegan burger 12 Dec 17

Andy Coyne

Scandinavian food group Orkla has developed a new vegan burger for fast-food giant McDonald's to be formally launched in Finland and Sweden later this month.

Latest blogs

Getting the basics right online 8 Nov 17

Andy Coyne

Failed launches cost grocery brands operating in the UK over GBP30m per year - but ironing out mistakes made in listing new products online could help improve marketeers' chances of success, according to new research.


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.

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