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China next frontier for determined grocer Kroger

Kroger, one of the largest grocers in the US, has, in the face of a challenging domestic market and the spectre of Amazon, rolled up its sle...

How can UK SMEs prepare for life after Brexit?

When it comes to Brexit, almost everything is uncertain and unclear. As entrepreneurs and leaders of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME...

Data - M&A sizzles in July, pushing 2018 to high

As company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on their competition, just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international...

How might no-deal Brexit affect UK, EU food?

The prospect of the UK and the EU not reaching a deal on the country's departure from the bloc has risen in recent weeks amid close votes at...

Latest Interviews

Leading2Lean CEO Keith Barr on why humans are central to Industry 4.0 - and what food industry can do 13 Sep 2018

Dean Best

Industry 4.0 is of growing interest among food manufacturers eyeing efficiency gains in production and the supply chain. However, with the movement centred on automation, there are concerns about employment in manufacturing. Dean Best spoke to Keith Barr, the CEO of Leading2Lean, a US company selling software for use in production and a business that claims to have a differentiated approach to Industry 4.0 that puts humans front and centre.


"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.

Latest News

Eroski plans Nutri-Score labels for own-label suppliers 18 Sep 18

Dean Best

Eroski, the Spain-based grocer, has announced proposals for its suppliers of own-label products to use the Nutri-Score nutrition labels placed on-pack by some manufacturers and retailers in France and Belgium.


Albie's Foods sold to US private-equity firm Union Capital 17 Sep 18

Simon Harvey

US-based private-equity firm Kratos Capital has sold Albie's Foods, a supplier to foodservice outlets and retailers, to fellow investment house Union Capital. 


Tyson Foods names Noel White as new CEO as Tom Hayes steps down 17 Sep 18

Andy Coyne

US protein giant Tyson Foods has promoted Noel White to the role of CEO of the business to replace Tom Hayes.


Vion appoints John Morssink to CFO role as Joost Sliepenbeek departs 17 Sep 18

Simon Harvey

Vion Food Group has appointed John Morssink as chief financial officer of the Dutch meat business effective from the start of November as Joost Sliepenbeek leaves the company for a CFO position at retailer Action.


Wolfgang Confectioners expands private-label plant in Pennsylvania 14 Sep 18

Simon Harvey

Wolfgang Confectioners, a US-based private-label supplier, is expanding its manufacturing plant in Loganville, Pennsylvania.


'Activist investor seeks to block capital raising by financially-embattled Aryzta' 14 Sep 18

Simon Harvey

Financially-embattled Swiss-Irish bakery business Aryzta is reportedly under scrutiny from activist investor Gregor Joos, who is seeking to block a capital raising exercise.

Latest blogs

just-food closed on Monday 27 August 26 Aug 18

Dean Best

As I type, grey skies cover south-east London, with drizzle hitting the windows - but the forecast is set fairer for tomorrow when the country has its final public holiday before Christmas Day.


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.



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