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How will brands engage in post-trust era?

The latest Edelman Trust Barometer found levels of trust in the US general population have declined by the largest margin the survey has eve...

What could drive evolution of India's food sector?

For a flavour of senior industry executives working in India see the country's food industry developing, Mini Pant Zachariah went to India F...

Kellogg '17 results and '18 outlook: top takeaways

Kellogg enjoyed improved profitability in 2017 but again saw pressure on its top line, with, notably, its US morning foods business continui...

Column: Top takeaways from Winter Fancy Food Show

One of the key dates in the US food-industry calendar, The Winter Fancy Food Show is seen by product developers and trend-watchers as an eve...

Latest Interviews

US protein upstart Powerful wants to flex muscles further - interview 16 Jan 2018

Dean Best

As US-based, protein-centric upstart Powerful enters its fifth year in business, the company, which started in yogurt, is trying to build a "platform" of products across different categories. Founder and CEO Carlos Ramirez has secured investment from a local private-equity firm to help in his ambitions and Dean Best caught up with him to hear more about his plans.

"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".

Latest News

CAGNY 2018 - Tyson Foods unveils tie up with Mexican spice brand Tajin 21 Feb 18

Andy Coyne

Tyson Foods has revealed it has inked an an exclusive partnership with Mexican spice brand Tajin.

Tyson Foods teams up with US start-up incubators 16 Feb 18

Andy Coyne

US meat giant Tyson Foods has forged an agreement to work with two business incubators which it said will directly connect it to the start-up communities of Silicon Valley and Chicago.

Nim’s Fruit Crisps seals first UK 'big four' supermarket listing 16 Feb 18

Andy Coyne

UK challenger brand Nim’s Fruit & Veg Crisps has sealed its largest ever listing with a UK supermarket.

NPD Tracker - Pudology unveils Skinny Puds; Bahlsen rolls out gluten-free Zoo Imagination; Thai Taste brings out vegetarian 'fish' sauce; Natra launches healthier confectionery 16 Feb 18

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.

Free'ist aims to double turnover with sugar-free snacks investment 14 Feb 18

Simon Harvey

Sugar-free snacking firm Free'ist is launching an investment drive as part of a strategy to double turnover for the UK business to GBP5m (US$7m) this year.

Scottish food and drinks incubator programme gets green light 12 Feb 18

Simon Harvey

The go-ahead has been given for a food and drinks incubator project in Scotland's Inverclyde to support economic redevelopment and spur growth in small and medium-sized businesses. Riverside Inverclyde Property Holdings (RI), which is tasked with regenerating the area, has been given planning permission by the local council for the 'Baker Street Food & Drink Enterprises' venture in the own of Greenock as part of a wider GBP3.5m (US$4.9m) project. Scotland's Regeneration Capital Grant Fund will inject GBP900,00 into the incubator, with work due to begin in the summer and be completed early in 2019. "The incubator and its other areas of support for businesses will be the first of its kind in Scotland, assisting Inverclyde’s growth in the food and drink sector as Scotland aims to double its turnover to GBP30bn by 2030,'' RI said in a statement. Six manufacturing units ranging from 45 to 95 square metres are set to be built on the Baker Street site and will include shared office space, storage units, and research and board room facilities. It is hoped the incubator will help businesses build up their operations before moving on to other larger premises, "allowing a constant flow of new firms to move in''. RI will also provide a business growth programme along with "potential match-funding support for machinery and equipment''. Fiona Maguire, chief executive of RI, said: "We have already seen interest in the incubator from businesses and expect to see further demand as the project develops.'' The company's chairman, Dr Gerry McCarthy, added: "This incubator offers Inverclyde some exciting opportunities, not least to grow the number of local producers but hopefully to see some of the early companies grow to be success stories and offer employment opportunities." Reflecting on the potential for the project to generate growth, councillor Michael McCormick said: "The food and drink sector in Inverclyde has the potential to be an area of real growth an

Latest blogs

Vegan tourist tales 15 Jan 18

Andy Coyne

I sampled some of the products launched in the UK in the New Year, aimed at those seeking to eat more healthily or cut down on their meat consumption.

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.

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