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How will brands engage in post-trust era?

The latest Edelman Trust Barometer found levels of trust in the US general population have declined by the largest margin the survey has eve...

Kellogg '17 results and '18 outlook: top takeaways

Kellogg enjoyed improved profitability in 2017 but again saw pressure on its top line, with, notably, its US morning foods business continui...

Food M&A volumes hit index high in January - data

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

Food M&A deals up 17% in 2017 - data

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

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

Princes holding "business review" 19 Feb 18

Dean Best

Princes, the UK-based food and drinks supplier, is reviewing its operations.


UK pudding maker Ultimate ceases trading 19 Feb 18

Andy Coyne

The Ultimate Food Company, a UK Christmas pudding maker that has been in business for more than 30 years, has ceased trading and its 20-strong workforce has been made redundant.


UK MPs call for urgent analysis on post-Brexit impact to food sector 19 Feb 18

Simon Harvey

Amid the uncertainty over the UK's trading relationship with the EU post-Brexit, a parliamentary committee has said it is imperative the country's government undertakes a comprehensive analysis to assess the impact on the food sector.


UK ready meals business Bakkavor begins construction of US bakery  15 Feb 18

Andy Coyne

Bakkavor, the UK-based ready meals giant, has begun construction of a bakery in the US.


TreeHouse Foods announces another facility closure - its fourth in seven months 15 Feb 18

Andy Coyne

US private label giant TreeHouse Foods has announced it is shuttering its plant in Visalia, California, its fourth such announcement in seven months.


2 Sisters plans to shutter three poultry plants with 900 jobs at risk 9 Feb 18

Simon Harvey

2 Sisters Food Group plans to shut down three loss-making poultry plants located in the West Midlands and South Lanarkshire, putting 900 jobs at risk.

Latest blogs

Big Food in investor spotlight this week at CAGNY 19 Feb 18

Dean Best

The senior management of a number of the major food manufacturers operating in the US will be in Florida this week for a key date on investor calendars.


"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.



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