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Briefing: 2015 preview: How to get better deal for main-street M&A sellers in 2015

Briefing: 2015 preview: How to get better deal for main-street M&A sellers in 2015

Upward pressure is continuing in food industry M&A transactions, as demonstrated by some large public deals in 2014. However that has not fed through to smaller, non-public deals, which make up the bulk of M&A deals. Stefan Kirk draws attention to one potential driver of higher-equity values, and thus higher transaction volume, in so-called main-street M&A - changes in valuation methodology, forced over the line by long-term low interest rates.

Briefing: 2015 preview: Online migration may prove troublesome for food firms

Briefing: 2015 preview: Online migration may prove troublesome for food firms

The internet and the rapid development of multichannel has had a monumental impact on the FMCG sector, necessitating a seismic shift in the way food makers do business. With multichannel playing to consumer demand for convenience, this trend seems set to accelerate in 2015. The food industry could have a challenging year ahead as it struggles to keep pace with the rate of change. Hannah Abdulla explores.

Briefing: 2015 preview: Sugar, supply chains to focus minds

Briefing: 2015 preview: Sugar, supply chains to focus minds

just-food's contributing editor Ben Cooper predicts what will be the key issues in food sustainability circles in 2015, with the debate over sugar likely to continue to rage, while supply chains - in regard to environmental and retailer pressure - will also - command attention.