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Premier gives grounds for (cautious) optimism

What a difference twelve months makes as Premier Foods plc recorded its fastest pace of annual revenue growth in five years, a stark contras...

Brands can adapt to sea change in US food

As the US FMCG sector witnesses the biggest change in consumer habits in a generation, some argue brands are becoming less important. Howeve...

London Mayor's bold plan on ads should be welcomed

How the owners of food and drink high in fat, salt or sugar advertise their products has long been a contentious issue in the UK, with campa...

Focus: TreeHouse CEO Oakland faces uphill battle

New TreeHouse Foods chief Steven Oakland has only been in the hot seat at the US own-label supplier for a matter of weeks but, despite bette...

Latest Interviews

"E-commerce is impossible to ignore" - Arla's Steve Millard on how the dairy giant is looking to grow online 3 Apr 2018

Dean Best

How can food manufacturers tap into the growth of the online channel? It is a question on the minds of many a boardroom, even in markets like the UK where the channel is relatively developed. Moreover, in such a fast-growing part of the market, how will shopper behaviour develop? How will technology evolve? Doing business online is a challenging mix of adapting to the present and being ready for the future. Dean Best met Steve Millard, the head of Arla Foods' e-commerce and digital unit in the UK, to find out more about how the dairy co-op is faring online.


"We are doing so many things differently" - CEO John Power on the upturn in fortunes at Symington's and its prospects 28 Feb 2018

Dean Best

Symington's, the UK-based branded and own-label manufacturer, is emerging from a difficult period with a new management team and a strategy for growth. Dean Best met with CEO John Power to hear how the company got back on a path to growth and where he sees the business heading.

Latest News

BDO industry survey finds eroding confidence amid Brexit fears 21 May 18

Andy Coyne

Confidence in the UK food and drink sector is declining, with Brexit a major concern, a survey by advisory firm BDO has found.


2 Sisters Food Group hires former Muller UK chief Ronald Kers CEO 17 May 18

Simon Harvey

UK manufacturer 2 Sisters Food Group has appointed Ronald Kers, the former boss of dairy giant Müller, as its new chief executive.


Russia plots launch of traffic-light nutrition labels 15 May 18

Eugene Vorotnikov

Food products with colour-coded packaging about the sugar, salt and fat content could soon appear on the shelves of Russian retail stores, according to draft voluntary regulations written by the country's consumer watchdog.


UK ethnic-cuisine firm Simano Foods rescued from administration 11 May 18

Dean Best

Simano Foods, a UK supplier of world foods, has been bought out of administration.


US snacks maker G&S Foods snapped up by PE firm MAW Acquisitions 11 May 18

Simon Harvey

US salty snacks maker G&S Foods has been snapped up by MAW Acquisitions, a private-equity firm run by the Warehime family in Pennsylvania.


Real Good Food receives urgently-needed cash injection from shareholders 7 May 18

Andy Coyne

Beleaguered UK bakery and ingredients group Real Good Food has informed the London Stock Exchange it has agreed terms for at least GBP8.2m (US$11.1m) in new financing arrangements.

Latest blogs

Sainsbury's-Asda merger - UK watchdog sets wheels in motion 18 May 18

Dean Best

It was certain The UK's Competition and Markets Authority would look into the ramifications of the biggest corporate development in the country's grocery sector for more than a decade - and today (18 May) the watchdog sent out an invitation to comment.


just-food closed on Monday 7 May 7 May 18

Dean Best

A quick note to say just-food is closed today, Monday 7 May, as the UK observes its early May bank holiday.



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