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The challenger brand challenge has just begun

just-food's US columnist Victor Martino kicks off 2018 with a message all food majors in the US should heed - as, for that matter, should th...

Why 2018 promises to be buoyant year for food M&A

The final days of 2017 saw a flurry of transactions in the international food sector, bringing to an end an active year of deal-making. This...

6 mega-trends to shape US food in 2018

Operating in the US food market? If you thought 2017 was a heady mix of challenge and opportunity, wait for 2018, writes just-food's US colu...

Sustainability in '18: bolder aims, wider horizons

Food companies are being spurred by the UN Global Goals and heightened consumer expectations to increase the ambition and broaden the scope...

Latest Interviews

South Africa's Pioneer Food Group adds brands in UK growth push - interview 3 Jan 2018

Simon Harvey

South Africa’s Pioneer Food Group last month moved again to expand its business in the UK, snapping up Lizi's granola owner The Good Carb Food Company. The deal was the first since Pioneer renamed its UK arm in September and announced "ambitious expansion plans" for the market. just-food’s Simon Harvey spoke with Jonathon Thorn, the chief executive of Pioneer’s UK unit, about the company’s plans in the country.


UTZ and Rainforest Alliance look to build through merger - interview 19 Jun 2017

Ben Cooper

Earlier this month, ethical organisations the Rainforest Alliance and UTZ announced plans to merge, with the two bodies to operate a single certification standard. Han de Groot, UTZ executive director and designated CEO of the merged organisation, spoke with Ben Cooper about the combination and its implications for food companies.

Latest News

Earnings summary - Premier Foods sales rise as strategic tie-ups aid growth; Lindt & Sprungli's "record" FY sales miss expectations; Bellamy's Australia upgrades guidance 16 Jan 18

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just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


UK's Samworth Brothers to merge two bakeries 15 Jan 18

Andy Coyne

UK branded and own-label supplier Samworth Brothers is to merge two bakeries in the south west of England.


Bell Food Group to buy majority stake in Swiss peer Huegli 15 Jan 18

Andy Coyne

In an all-Swiss deal, convenience foods supplier Bell Food Group has acquired Dr. A. Stoffel Holding, the majority shareholder in local peer Hügli.


Samworth Brothers brings in Kerry man Flor Healy as CEO 12 Jan 18

Andy Coyne

Flor Healy, until recently CEO at Kerry Group's consumer foods arm, has taken up the chief executive role at UK chilled and ambient foods business Samworth Brothers.


Post Holdings ponders future of private-label arm 11 Jan 18

Dean Best

Post Holdings, the US-based branded and own-label food manufacturer, is weighing up what to do with its private-label business.


NPD Tracker - Danone launches non-GMO milk in US; Brazil's BRF to roll out cut-price brand; Tesco's new vegan range in UK; Huel moves into breakfast cereal 11 Jan 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.

Latest blogs

"We're evolving" - flagship US lobby group insists change coming as more members quit 10 Jan 18

Dean Best

Hershey and Cargill are the latest US-based food majors to have decided to leave The Grocery Manufacturers Association - and the lobby group says it is looking to change to meet the "disruption" in the industry.


Tesco-Booker deal gets green light as UK grocery landscape shifts 14 Nov 17

Dean Best

Here in the UK, we've had two significant pieces of M&A news in the grocery retail channel in the last 24 hours.

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