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Key takeaways from Hormel Foods' investor day

Hormel Foods outlined its growth plans at an investor day held at the New York Stock Exchange last week. Simon Harvey looks at the talk...

Analysis: Key takeaways from Aryzta FY results

A third of the way through a transformation exercise, Swiss-Irish baker Aryzta has made progress, but still needs to make up more ground. Si...

What faces Tesco's new CEO - and suppliers?

Dave Lewis, the man at the top of the UK's largest supermarket chain Tesco, picked an opportune moment to step down as CEO. Simon Harvey loo...

Why plant-based firms should face questions

Consumer demand for plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy is rising rapidly – but so should scrutiny over companies' claims...

Latest Interviews

Cranswick CEO Adam Couch on African swine fever crisis and UK group's ambitions in poultry – the just-food interview, part 1 4 Oct 2019

Dean Best

In the first of a two-part interview with Cranswick CEO Adam Couch, the UK food group's boss talks African swine fever, ambitions in poultry and international M&A.


Burts Snacks MD David Nairn on how UK firm plans to double sales - interview 17 Jul 2019

Simon Harvey

Simon Harvey speaks with Burts Snacks chairman and managing director David Nairn as the UK business seeks to double revenues in the next few years.

Latest News

UK foodservice supplier Pasta King bought by former Tayto boss 22 Oct 19

Andy Coyne

UK foodservice supplier Pasta King has been bought by two local businessmen, one of whom was CEO of a snacks business.


GRH Food bought out of administration by dairy firm Futura Food 16 Oct 19

Simon Harvey

GRH Food Company, a UK-based cheese manufacturer, has been bought out of administration by a local dairy firm. 


New firm London Food Corporation eyes more M&A after Big Oz buy 14 Oct 19

Dean Best

London Food Corporation, a new UK firm set up to buy a local gluten-free business out of administration, is considering more M&A.


US, China move towards deal after trade talks 14 Oct 19

Dean Best

The US has claimed movement toward a trade deal with China, suspending a planned round of tariff increases that had been set for tomorrow.


Reformulation can help food manufacturers - OECD 11 Oct 19

Keith Nuthall

Reformulation, improving food nutrient labelling and regulating advertising of unhealthy foods to children can generate major healthcare savings for economies, the OECD has argued.


Bakkavor eyes job cuts at UK salads site 10 Oct 19

Simon Harvey

Bakkavor, a UK-based manufacturer of private-label fresh prepared foods, plans to trim the number of staff at one of its domestic factories.

Latest blogs

What's driving pre-Brexit stockpiling? 13 Mar 19

Dean Best

A significant chunk of UK consumers are either starting - or planning - to stockpile ahead of the country's departure from the EU.


Asda boss reacts to UK watchdog's stance on Sainsbury's deal 21 Feb 19

Dean Best

Sainsbury's chief Mike Coupe took to the airwaves within minutes of the CMA's provisional findings being announced and, today (21 February), his partner on the proposed merger at Asda gave his verdict.



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