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Column: Europe's hunger for local food

In IRI's latest exclusive column, the industry researchers highlight how demand in Europe for local food is on the rise - and how it's small...

Grocer buying pacts and their impact on suppliers

With Tesco and Carrefour seeking to become the latest major grocers in Europe to work together on purchasing, Simon Creasey looks at the imp...

Hatching new ideas - incubators and accelerators

Our guide to some of the main food sector incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers....

Is UK business sleepwalking towards Brexit?

There are signs UK business - including the food industry - are not prepared enough for what Brexit might bring. And the UK government isn't...

Latest Interviews

Leading2Lean CEO Keith Barr on why humans are central to Industry 4.0 - and what food industry can do 13 Sep 2018

Dean Best

Industry 4.0 is of growing interest among food manufacturers eyeing efficiency gains in production and the supply chain. However, with the movement centred on automation, there are concerns about employment in manufacturing. Dean Best spoke to Keith Barr, the CEO of Leading2Lean, a US company selling software for use in production and a business that claims to have a differentiated approach to Industry 4.0 that puts humans front and centre.


"It's taken five years to properly get started" - Nom Noms World Food founder Lisa Sohanpal on UK ethnic-cuisine firm's ambitions - the bitesize interview 27 Jun 2018

Dean Best

UK-based ethnic-cuisine business Nom Nom World Foods has had its ups and downs since forming five years ago. Dean Best caught up with founder and CEO Lisa Sohanpal, now based in Toronto, to discuss her plans for growth, including some notable new contracts in North America - but also hear about the challenges that can beset an SME.

Latest News

Driverless cars will change how people shop, how food is packaged - just-food FUTURES 19 Oct 18

Dean Best

Driverless cars will disrupt the food and drinks industries in the next ten years, according to a new future-focused service from just-food and just-drinks.


Nestle's infant formula division buoyant as frozen foods struggles 19 Oct 18

Simon Harvey

Nestlé's nutrition and health division outperformed the Swiss food giant's other business units in the first nine months of the fiscal year amid growth from infant nutrition.


Nestle and Grupo Bimbo back Latin America food waste initiative 17 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

Food groups Nestlé and Grupo Bimbo have helped launch a new initiative to prevent food loss and waste in Latin America and the Caribbean.


New products - Symington's takes Mug Shot into soups; Mars Milk Snacks chilled desserts roll out; Hershey's puts namesake bar with Reese's candy; HKScan launches Kariniemen poultry products 12 Oct 18

just-food.com

This week's most eye-catching product news features sweet gyoza in the UK, a range of Sara Lee frozen desserts in Australia, a "super-hot" lifrom Seabrook Crisps, and meat-free meals from Pinnacle Foods' Gardein.


Flagship Food Group reveals New Mexico expansion plans 12 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

US-based Flagship Food Group expects to add up to 90 jobs as it expands its frozen food operation in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Ingredients firm Sleaford Quality Foods eyes retail push 12 Oct 18

Dean Best

Sleaford Quality Foods, a UK ingredients supplier majority-owned by Indian conglomerate Jain Irrigation Systems, is looking to diversify its customer base.

Latest blogs

just-food closed on Monday 27 August 26 Aug 18

Dean Best

As I type, grey skies cover south-east London, with drizzle hitting the windows - but the forecast is set fairer for tomorrow when the country has its final public holiday before Christmas Day.


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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