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M&A heats up in June leading to H1 high - data

just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as c...

Premier CEO may win vote but scrutiny will grow

It would be a surprise Premier Foods' under-fire CEO Gavin Darby is not re-elected at the UK group's AGM on 18 July but activist investor Oa...

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Mixed picture in Europe's growing own-label market

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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

Three-quarters of UK infants eat too much, officials say 18 Jul 18

Dean Best

Around three-quarters of children aged up to a year in the UK are over-fed, according to new guidelines from the country's public-health agency.


Colombia makes cocoa deforestation pledge 18 Jul 18

Dean Best

Colombia has set out a commitment to eliminate the deforestation seen in the country's cocoa supply chain by 2020.


Premier Foods 'may look to offload assets' 18 Jul 18

Andy Coyne

Ahead of its crucial AGM vote today which will determine the future of its CEO Gavin Darby, the UK's Premier Foods has suggested it is open to selling assets.


EU, Japan sign "economic partnership" 17 Jul 18

Dean Best

The EU and Japan today (17 July) announced they have formally signed a trade agreement between the two markets covering almost a third of the world's GDP.


UK pastry products maker Freshpack to close after failing to find buyer 17 Jul 18

Simon Harvey

UK-based frozen pastry products manufacturer Freshpack is set to close after failing to find a buyer, with potential suitors put off by the low margins available within the category.


French watchdog to deepen buying pacts probe 16 Jul 18

Dean Best

France's competition regulator is to "deepen" its investigations into two new purchasing tie-ups involving five of its largest food retailers.

Latest blogs

Plenty of hot air as UK politicians grill Asda, Sainsbury's over merger 22 Jun 18

Andy Coyne

UK Parliamentary select committees at their best are meant to bring light rather than generate heat but this wasn't a select committee at its best.


just-food closed on Monday 28 May 25 May 18

Dean Best

This coming Monday (28 May) is the second of the UK's two public holidays in May and just-food will be downing tools to dodge the rain showers and - hopefully - enjoy some sunshine.



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