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The potential for blockchain in the food industry

Blockchain and how to harness the technology is one of the hot topics in boardrooms. A number of the world's largest food manufacturers and...

Food in line for most pain from Brexit self-harm

There have been plenty of occasions since the early hours of 24 June 2016 when those in the UK who voted for the country to stay in the EU w...

Focus: Rise of 'professional shopper' in Greece

Last week, Greece's Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, said the "worst" of the country's economic troubles were "clearly behind us". Two years...

Long read: Does sustainability sell in the UK?

Consumer concern has long been an important reason for food companies to take sustainability seriously, not only for reasons of reputational...

Latest Interviews

Propercorn co-founder Ryan Kohn on UK popcorn firm's ambitions - interview 19 Dec 2016

John Shepherd

Less than three months after securing investment from the founders of the Innocent Drinks smoothies, UK popcorn maker Propercorn has added to its list of export markets and is also expanding its portfolio. As Propercorn prepares to enter its sixth year of operations, John Shepherd caught up with Propercorn co-founder Ryan Kohn to find out what the next moves ahead for the company might be.


"Heavenly" baby food firm to target Asian markets - interview 5 Jul 2016

John Shepherd

Since setting up their baby food business from their home in Northern Ireland in 2009, husband-and-wife founders of Heavenly Tasty Organics James Blair and Shauna McCarney-Blair have seen the firm go from strength to strength. Now the firm is about to launch its range of snack products in Asia. James Blair, operations director, tells John Shepherd about the firms latest expansion plans.

Latest News

French food sector signs charter for "fairer" future 16 Nov 17

Stuart Todd

Farm co-operatives, industrial groups, retailers and trade bodies in France have signed a state-brokered charter pledging their commitment to a food sector that is more sustainable, equitable and safer.


FrieslandCampina names Jaska de Bakker to take CFO role from Hein Schumacher 14 Nov 17

Simon Harvey

FrieslandCampina has named Jaska de Bakker as the new chief financial officer of the Dutch dairy giant, succeeding Hein Schumacher when he takes the CEO role at the start of the new year.


UK firm Davison Canners gets funding to expand 13 Nov 17

Simon Harvey

Davison Canners, a UK-based maker of jams and compotes, has launched a dessert range after receiving financing from HSBC to upgrade its premises.


NPD Tracker - Pinnacle's Birds Eye veggie-made pasta; Fonterra Western Star cream, Kraft Heinz bagels, Camelicious milk 10 Nov 17

just-food.com

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.


Bakkavor IPO back on table as offering priced at GBP1bn 10 Nov 17

Simon Harvey

Bakkavor's initial public offering of shares is back on the table only a week after the UK-based private-label giant pulled the IPO first announced in October.


What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals? 10 Nov 17

Ben Cooper

Officially coming into force on 1 January 2016, the 17 UN SDGs can justifiably be described as the most significant set of shared goals the world has ever seen. Forming the framework of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, they aim to build on the UN's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) but are more comprehensive, wide-ranging and ambitious.

Latest blogs

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.


How are you feeling about 2018? 16 Oct 17

Dean Best

The food industry is going through a period of change not seen for generations - and we'd like to know how you plan to continue trying to navigate this state of flux next year.

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