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PepsiCo's strategy to meet evolving consumer

Significant changes are taking place in the way food manufacturers interact with their customers and consumers. Retail dynamics are evolving...

Over-supplied US dairy must adapt - column

On World Milk Day, an annual event devised by the UN to push the importance of the white stuff as food, US columnist Victor Martino urges hi...

Opinion: Brexit tension to be expected

Over the Bank Holiday weekend in the UK, the country's headlines were dominated about last week's meeting between Theresa May and European C...

Opinion: Big Food needs to think radically

With first-quarter results rolling in, Jefferies consumer goods analyst Martin Deboo argues the numbers underline the issues facing the sect...

Latest Interviews

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.


Interview: Baby food firm For Aisha's growth plans 13 Jun 2017

Dean Best

It is approaching two years since UK halal baby food business For Aisha was taken out of administration by investors that included founder and managing director Mark Salter. After building a business that has secured listings with most of the UK's largest retailers, Salter is looking to continue growth at home with moves into new segments and is aiming to build on some fledgling positions internationally. Dean Best reports.

Latest News

Brexit - UK proposes "no hard border" with Ireland 16 Aug 17

Dean Best

The UK today (16 August) announced it wants to see "no hard border in the movement of goods" between the country and Ireland, setting out its position on one of the thorniest Brexit issues.


Storck to launch Knoppers in UK 16 Aug 17

Dean Best

Germany-based confectioner August Storck is to launch wafer-based confectionery brand Knoppers in the UK, targeting parents and children at the start of the new school term next month.


Marico to drive Saffola NPD towards health 15 Aug 17

Raghavendra Verma

India’s consumer goods company Marico is to put emphasis on the product development for food brand Saffola on healthier items.


Hampton Creek in talks with major meat firms 15 Aug 17

Andy Coyne

Hampton Creek is in talks with major meat producers in a move that could result in the licensing of the lab-grown meat technology the US upstart is developing.


Mondelez eyes "premium" with new UK biscuit line 14 Aug 17

Dean Best

Mondelez International is rolling out a line of Cadbury-branded biscuits in the UK developed with the option of eating the products warm out of the microwave to target demand in the "premium" end of the category.


Tyrrells readied for US launch amid UK pressure 11 Aug 17

Dean Best

US group Amplify Snack Brands is to launch Tyrrells Stateside later this year amid problems for the UK crisp brand in its domestic market.

Latest blogs

We wish you a merry Christmas 23 Dec 16

Dean Best

Today (23 December) is just-food's last day before closing for Christmas. We'll return, raring to go on Tuesday 3 January - but of course there's been plenty of top-notch content that has gone live in recent days for you to get you teeth into before then.


UK food associations come together on Brexit 9 Dec 16

Dean Best

The plethora of food manufacturing associations in the UK has been argued by some to be an impediment to the industry coming to a coherent position on the aftermath of Brexit and on what the sector should be demanding from the country's government now and ahead of talks with the EU. This week, more than 30 bodies published an open letter on the subject of labour, one of the critical issues facing the sector.

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