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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

Hershey launches "better-for-you'' popcorn in US 18 Jul 17

Simon Harvey

Hershey is targeting the healthy-eating US consumer with its new Popwell popcorn brand.


Unilever seeks innovation from Irish start-ups 17 Jul 17

Andy Coyne

Unilever is hoping to tap into the ideas of Ireland's brightest young minds after tying up a joint venture deal with Dublin start-up hub Dogpatch Labs.


Fazer invites food and food tech influencers to co 13 Jul 17

Andy Coyne

Finnish food group Fazer is attempting to instil a spirit of cooperation in the food industry with the development of an "open innovation ecosystem".


Riso Gallo launches Gallo Nature in UK 11 Jul 17

Katy Askew

Riso Gallo, the Italian rice group, is launching a range of grains harvested with "minimal production", Gallo Nature.


Nestle claims infant formula industry first in Spa 5 Jul 17

Dean Best

Nestle has claimed it has developed the first infant formula to contain two oligosachardies contained in human breast milk, (HMOs), which are said to be associated with healthier immune systems and a reduction in the incidence of disease in babies.


Premier launches kids-focused Homepride sauces 5 Jul 17

Helen Arnold

Premier Foods plc, the UK group, has launched a range of sauces aimed at children under the Homepride brand, which are said to be inspired by some of the country's most popular ethnic and Italian dishes.

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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