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Analysis: Innocent eyes UK appetite for dairy-free

Coca-Cola Co.'s decision to take UK smoothie and juice brand Innocent into the dairy alternatives market raised eyebrows but the move has ga...

What's fuelling growth of sports nutrition in UK?

In part one of a two part feature, Andy Coyne takes a close look at the drivers behind the rapid growth of the UK sports nutrition market....

Big Food's VC-style funds: the investments so far

Our guide to some of the main in-house venture capital funds operated by major food businesses....

What is driving Europe's salty-snacks market?

Shoppers across Europe are looking for healthier and lighter options when it comes to food and drink choices and we're also seeing the rise...

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

NPD Tracker - Unilever launches reduced-salt version of Marmite; Sara Lee's snack size frozen desserts; PepsiCo launches low-salt snack under Indian brand Kurkure 19 Apr 18

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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.


McCain Foods invests in Canadian farming business TruLeaf 12 Apr 18

Andy Coyne

Canadian frozen potato product giant McCain Foods has made a strategic investment in local produce supplier and "an agricultural technology company" TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture. 


Brussels acts to prohibit 'dual quality' food 12 Apr 18

Andy Coyne

The European Commission has acted to prohibit so-called dual quality food across the EU following pressure from central and eastern European member states.


NPD Tracker - Unilever unveils Prep Co. healthy pot snack range; Samworth Brothers launches lower-calorie Ginsters slices; The Collective unveils kefir drinks range; Nestle introduces ruby chocolate KitKat to the UK 12 Apr 18

just-food.com

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.


Nestle unveils 2025 recycled packaging target 10 Apr 18

Andy Coyne

Food and drink giant Nestle is aiming at 100% recyclable or reusable product packaging by 2025.


UK's The Black Farmer launches incubator for food entrepreneurs 6 Apr 18

Andy Coyne

The Black Farmer, a UK food business best known for sausages and other meat products, has launched The Hatchery, a collaborative incubator for food entrepreneurs.

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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