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The outlook for 2015

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: 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.

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: Asia to see slowing China, buoyant SE Asia

Briefing: 2015 preview: Asia to see slowing China, buoyant SE Asia

The - relatively speaking - sluggishness of the Chinese economy has been a subject of debate in recent months and the country looks set to see GDP growth slow in 2015, which will only intensify competition in an already tough market. However, the prospects for India look brighter and a number of countries in south-east Asia offer opportunities. Dean Best reports.