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Signs are good but still early for new Orkla CEO

Jaan Ivar Semlitsch joined an under-pressure Orkla as CEO this summer and initial signs are positive, although it is a little early to judge...

How younger shoppers shape packaging strategy

As younger consumers continue to shape FMCG branding strategies, Callum Tyndall finds out how packaging is being adapted to cater to th...

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...

US hot sauce category deep dive, part two 

In the second part of our feature on the US hot sauce category, Andy Coyne looks for signs of an uptick in M&A activity and at growth op...

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.


"There are a lot of areas we haven't tapped into" - Clarence Mak on why Mars has set up Seeds of Change accelerator 11 Apr 2019

Dean Best

Mars has joined the ranks of Big Food companies using accelerators to help their innovation and tap into emerging trends. Dean Best discussed the move with Mars exec Clarence Mak.

Latest News

Shan Foods 'mulls majority stake sale with Unilever reportedly in the frame' 6 Nov 19

Simon Harvey

Shan Foods, a Pakistan-based spices and chutney maker, is reportedly mulling a sale of a majority stake.


EU, China agree protected geographical indications on food and drink products 6 Nov 19

Simon Harvey

The European Union and China have concluded negotiations today (6 November) on a bilateral agreement over protected geographical indications (PGI). 


Brands' use of social media must change - just-food FUTURES 5 Nov 19

Dean Best

Successful social-media marketing strategies will need to be more visual, video-orientated and more authentic, according to the latest report from just-food's FUTURES service.


Del Real Foods names former TreeHouse man Michael Axelrod as CEO 30 Oct 19

Andy Coyne

US-based Del Real Foods has appointed a former division president at TreeHouse Foods as its chief executive officer.


Russia's Efko enters production JV with Egypt's United Oil 25 Oct 19

Andy Coyne

Russian food group Efko has signed an agreement of intent with an Egyptian peer to produce vegetable oil in the Middle Eastern country.


Orkla seeks cost savings under project to strengthen competitiveness 24 Oct 19

Simon Harvey

Orkla's newly-installed chief executive Jaan Ivar Semlitsch has created a project to strengthen the Nordic food group's competitiveness.

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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