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How food companies in UK can increase R&D success

More than eight in ten R&D projects are said to end in failure. In a guest column, Will Rees-Hooper, innovation director at strategic brand...

Food in line for most pain from Brexit self-harm

There have been plenty of occasions since the early hours of 24 June 2016 when those in the UK who voted for the country to stay in the EU w...

Campbell Soup Co. results - five things to learn

Having last week reported full-year earnings short of analysts' expectations, Campbell Soup Co. noted a challenging business environment in...

What's the next chapter for yogurt in the US?

In a US packaged food market that has struggled for growth for much of the last decade, the yogurt category has been a success story, driven...

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

Campbell Soup Co. launches Plum Organics Baby Bowls 18 Oct 17

Dean Best

Campbell Soup Co. has launched another range of Plum Organics baby food in the US, with a line of food sold in plastic bowls it hopes will add some interest to a "stagnant" jar segment.


Ferrero teams up with Unilever in Kinder ice cream venture 18 Oct 17

Simon Harvey

Italian chocolate maker Ferrero is teaming up with consumer goods giant Unilever in a new range of ice cream through the Kinder brand to be launched in select European countries in 2018.


McCormick latest to launch organic food push in France 18 Oct 17

Dean Best

McCormick & Co. has stepped up its presence in France’s organic category.


US biltong firm Kalahari attracts backing from AccelFoods 17 Oct 17

Andy Coyne

US meat snacks group Kalahari Biltong has closed on a round of equity financing. 


Arla adds to protein-enhanced range in UK 17 Oct 17

Dean Best

Arla Foods, which has steadily launched a line of protein-enhanced dairy products in the UK, has added to the range.


BV Dairy moves into kefir cultured milk drinks 16 Oct 17

Simon Harvey

The UK's BV Dairy is moving into contract packaging after winning a long-term contract to supply bottled kefir cultured milk drinks, which is a new product for the Dorset-based company.

Latest blogs

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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Dean Best

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