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China's snack lovers nuts about fruits and nuts

In his debut column, just-food's China columnist Peter Peverelli looks at how the country's growing wealth and need for convenience has led...

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...

What could be next for PepsiCo under new CEO?

Indra Nooyi is stepping down as PepsiCo CEO, to be replaced by another 20-year company veteran, group president Ramon Laguarta. What could l...

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...

Latest Interviews

Snacks giant Pladis sets out stall for rapid growth in North America - interview 4 Jul 2018

Dean Best

Pladis, the UK-based, international snacks arm of Turkey's Yildiz Holding, is looking to scale up quickly in North America, a market that accounts for just 6% of sales and where it is doing battle with some major competitors. Dean Best spoke to regional CEO Brian Blanchard to find out more about the plans the McVitie's and Godiva owner has for the market.


Wian van Blommestein, co-founder of US-based biltong business Ayoba-Yo, on why South African staple can take on jerky in its own backyard - the bitesize interview 5 Jun 2018

Andy Coyne

A family of South Africans who moved to the US missed their beloved biltong meat snack so much that they started producing it for family and friends. It is now a full-time business called Ayoba-Yo - a term used to express excitement or amazement - which is attempting to compete with American favourite jerky and working with Kraft Heinz on its development. Andy Coyne talks to company co-owner Wian van Blommestein about its prospects.

Latest News

Campbell Soup Co. 'weighing up asset disposals' 17 Aug 18

Dean Best

Campbell Soup Co. is reportedly mulling the sale of assets including Australian biscuits brand Arnott's and US fresh-food business Bolthouse Farms as part of the US giant's review of its operations after four years of falling revenues.


New Products - Divine Chocolate to launch new organic bars using Sao Tome cocoa; Aimia Foods links up with Levi Roots; General Mills extends Fibre One, Nature Valley ranges in UK; PepsiCo's Quaker moves into chilled section with Morning-Go kits 17 Aug 18

just-food.com

This week's round-up of the most notable product development from the international food sector includes PepsiCo taking Quaker into the chilled aisle in the US and Aldi's latest NPD offensive in the country.


Mondelez International establishes operations in Bangladesh 16 Aug 18

Andy Coyne

Confectionery giant Mondelez International has expanded its presence in south Asia by establishing operations in Bangladesh.


Hershey CFO Patricia Little plans to retire next spring 16 Aug 18

Simon Harvey

Hershey chief financial officer Patricia Little has announced her intention to retire from the US confectioner next spring with a search for a successor already underway.


US snack firm Bubba’s Fine Foods eyes doubling in sales after fresh fund-raising 16 Aug 18

Dean Best

Fledgling US snack maker Bubba’s Fine Foods has raised funds to support sales and marketing as it eyes a doubling of sales in 2019.


Premium Brands poised for sales milestone as acquisitions stack up 14 Aug 18

Simon Harvey

Canada's Premium Brands Holdings is set to surpass management expectations for the business with revenues predicted to break the CAD3bn (US$2.3bn) mark this year for the first time aided by a flurry of recent acquisitions.

Latest blogs

If Kraft Heinz passed on Pinnacle, it should do so with Campbell 2 Aug 18

Dean Best

It's almost 18 months since Unilever rebuffed Kraft Heinz and, ever since, the rumour mill has spun over where the US manufacturer could look next. It's been reported today (2 August) the ketchup maker decided against moving for US peer Pinnacle Foods.


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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