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6 mega-trends to shape US food in 2018

Operating in the US food market? If you thought 2017 was a heady mix of challenge and opportunity, wait for 2018, writes just-food's US colu...

2018 outlook: navigating a UK market in spotlight

As we approach the New Year, food industry watchers are predicting what we are likely to see in the UK in 2018. Andy Coyne reports....

Sustainability in '18: bolder aims, wider horizons

Food companies are being spurred by the UN Global Goals and heightened consumer expectations to increase the ambition and broaden the scope...

just-food 2018 Confidence Survey - sustainability

Our poll asked a series of questions on sustainability for a flavour of your priorities in areas like environment and health next year, as w...

Latest Interviews

Building supply chain resilience at heart of McCormick’s 2025 vision - interview 4 Dec 2017

Ben Cooper

US flavourings firm McCormick puts supply chain goals front and centre in its new sustainability strategy. Michael Okoroafor, the company’s vice president of global sustainability and packaging innovation, told Ben Cooper why.


Sustainability at heart of Ajinomoto's global ambitions 13 Oct 2017

Ben Cooper

Ben Cooper looks at how Japan food and ingredients group Ajinomoto’s approach to sustainability ties in with its broader ambitions to become a leading force on the world food stage.

Latest News

US antibiotic-free chicken market over-supplied, claims resolute Sanderson Farms 18 Jan 18

Dean Best

There is too much antibiotic-free chicken on the market in the US, Sanderson Farms has claimed, as the poultry processor faces fresh pressure to change the way it uses the drugs.


EU food sector "welcomes" plastics push - with advice 16 Jan 18

Dean Best

The EU food and drink industries today (16 January) "welcomed" the bloc's push to reduce the use of single-use plastics but said Brussels' efforts needed to include moves to raise recycling rates and to "prioritise" product "safety and quality".


UK grocery mulls over government war on plastic waste 11 Jan 18

Andy Coyne

Food manufacturers and supermarkets are likely to be in the front line as the UK government draws the battle lines for a war against plastic waste.


just-food in 2017 - our most-read analysis this year 21 Dec 17

Dean Best

Our most popular analysis featured Nestle's new CEO, Unilever post-Kraft Heinz's interest and Kellogg shaking up its US distribution, as well as deep dives into subjects including Generation Z, blockchain and, top of the shop, the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


Cargill accelerator to tackle food system's "challenges" 19 Dec 17

Andy Coyne

Cargill, the US agri-food business, has joined forces with Techstars, a network for entrepreneurs, and water-to-energy services provider Ecolab to work on "some of the industry's biggest challenges, including food security and food safety".


US chicken producer Sanderson Farms faces pressure over use of antibiotics 15 Dec 17

Andy Coyne

An investor coalition is pressuring US chicken business Sanderson Fams to commit to not using antibiotics in the production process.

Latest blogs

Ethical Trading Initiative's suspension of Fyffes rumbles on 11 Dec 17

Dean Best

Fyffes' suspension from The Ethical Trading Initiative, sparked over disquiet about conditions for the produce giant's workers in Honduras, continues after the UK-based organisation said the fruit and vegetable supplier had not done enough to assuage the concerns.


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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