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What does Gen Z want from brands? IRI presents its view 19 Apr 2018

Dean Best

Industry watchers IRI has published the findings of two studies in the US they claim can give an insight into the shopping patterns of those aged 21 and under - Gen Z.


The identity of the buyer of Tyson's Kettle business emerges 10 Apr 2018

Dean Best

In February, we reported Tyson Foods had sold its Kettle business, one of a series of non-protein disposals at the US meat giant. But the company would not disclose the buyer. This week, the new owner of the asset disclosed the deal.


Leading French grocers eye buying "alliance" - and suppliers aren't happy 5 Apr 2018

Dean Best

Buying partnerships between France's food retailers have been a feature of the country's grocery landscape for a number of years but this week came news of a potentially significant new tie-up - and suppliers have expressed their consternation.


just-food off for Easter 29 Mar 2018

Dean Best

A point of admin: just-food is closed tomorrow (Good Friday) and on Easter Monday. It promises to be a wet public holiday here in the UK but we'll likely console ourselves in chocolate.


Amazon strikes deal with French retailer Casino 28 Mar 2018

Dean Best

Amazon has announced another deal in the grocery sector, with the e-commerce titan teaming up with French retail giant Casino in and around Paris.


Shadow of Palmer & Harvey hangs over Kerryfresh administration 27 Mar 2018

Andy Coyne

Administrators have been appointed to UK food delivery business Fresh To Store, trading as Kerryfresh - and its demise has been linked to the collapse of food logistics business Palmer & Harvey.


Are US retail giants Kroger and Target looking to team up? 26 Mar 2018

Dean Best

In pre-market trading on Friday, shares in two US retail behemoths climbed on talk they were in discussions over a possible merger. One report subsequently cooled that idea but suggested another kind of partnership could be in the offing.


Sainsbury's pulls the price lever 21 Mar 2018

Dean Best

Sainsbury's, the UK's second-largest grocer, has set out plans for lower prices on a range of products, a move announced amid signs of pressure on its market share.


The latest outcome of General Mills' portfolio "reshaping" 23 Feb 2018

Dean Best

This week, General Mills CEO Jeff Harmening told an audience of investors and analysts in the US the "reshaping" of the Cheerios-to-Yoplait maker's portfolio would involve M&A and disposals - and be central to improving the growth profile of the business. Today, the US food giant made a significant move on that front.


Intermarche broke rules with Nutella promo, French watchdog says 23 Feb 2018

Dean Best

The pandemonium in stores of Intermarché as shoppers scrambled to grab jars of cut-price Nutella went viral - but the country's competition watchdog has announced the French retailer broke rules on selling below cost.


Big Food in investor spotlight this week at CAGNY 19 Feb 2018

Dean Best

The senior management of a number of the major food manufacturers operating in the US will be in Florida this week for a key date on investor calendars.


Another UK meat supplier under microscope 12 Feb 2018

Dean Best

Sunday saw another product recall involving another UK meat supplier announced by the country's food standards watchdog.


And another UK meat recall... 9 Feb 2018

Dean Best

The question marks over parts of the UK's meat supply chain have intensified this morning.


US food agency hints at direction of travel with "policy roadmap" 17 Jan 2018

Dean Best

It's light on specific details but a new "strategic policy roadmap" for 2018 from the US Food and Drug Administration should give manufacturers a sense of where the agency could be looking to act this year.


Vegan tourist tales 15 Jan 2018

Andy Coyne

I sampled some of the products launched in the UK in the New Year, aimed at those seeking to eat more healthily or cut down on their meat consumption.


"We're evolving" - flagship US lobby group insists change coming as more members quit 10 Jan 2018

Dean Best

Hershey and Cargill are the latest US-based food majors to have decided to leave The Grocery Manufacturers Association - and the lobby group says it is looking to change to meet the "disruption" in the industry.


A very helpful new year nudge for UK parents 2 Jan 2018

Dean Best

It's the time of year when many of us who over-indulged during the festive period will at least try and take stock and change our eating habits. Will it work? Not for everyone. But, here in the UK, this morning parents were given a handy nudge to stay on top of what their children are eating.


Season's greetings from just-food 22 Dec 2017

Andy Coyne

Seasonal greetings from our deputy editor and details of our operating schedule.


Ethical Trading Initiative's suspension of Fyffes rumbles on 11 Dec 2017

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.


Tesco-Booker deal gets green light as UK grocery landscape shifts 14 Nov 2017

Dean Best

Here in the UK, we've had two significant pieces of M&A news in the grocery retail channel in the last 24 hours.


Getting the basics right online 8 Nov 2017

Andy Coyne

Failed launches cost grocery brands operating in the UK over GBP30m per year - but ironing out mistakes made in listing new products online could help improve marketeers' chances of success, according to new research.


US plant-based foods lobbyists get notable new member 30 Oct 2017

Dean Best

More US trade-body news has caught the eye today (30 October). The Plant Based Foods Association, set up just 18 months ago to promote the growing category in the US, has attracted a major new member.


US trade body GMA loses another high-profile member 25 Oct 2017

Dean Best

Just months after Campbell Soup Co. decided to leave The Grocery Manufacturers Association, the US lobby group is to see another major member leave.


How are you feeling about 2018? 16 Oct 2017

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.


Could Nestle be weighing up major M&A move outside food? 12 Oct 2017

Dean Best

Pfizer has this week announced it is reviewing the options it has for its consumer healthcare business. Might Nestle be interested?


Lots of chatter about grocery M&A on both sides of pond 5 Oct 2017

Dean Best

The last 24 hours or so have seen possible M&A deals among some of the biggest names in food retail speculated on both sides of the Atlantic.


Theresa May's Florence speech - UK food industry (and the EU) react 22 Sep 2017

Dean Best

This afternoon, UK Prime Minister Theresa May gave her much-awaited speech on Brexit in the Italian city of Florence. Here's how the UK food industry lobby bodies (and some senior EU politicians) reacted.


Brexit customs "could cost UK traders GBP4bn a year" 11 Sep 2017

Dean Best

As the rain hammers on our windows this afternoon (11 September), a report in the UK offers companies doing international business some gloomy reading - post-Brexit customs could cost the country's traders GBP4bn a year.


Do you get just-food's newsletters? You need to do something 17 Aug 2017

Dean Best

If you receive just-food's newsletters, we have a message.


UK consumers to cut back on fruit and veg - and point to Brexit, study says 18 Jul 2017

Dean Best

Whatever your view on Brexit, a piece of research issued today (18 July) in the UK on fruit and veg consumption will likely unite more of you than last year's divisive vote.




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