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Hopping off for Easter 18 Apr 2019

Dean Best

A point of admin: the dates we're closed for Easter.


UK online grocer Ocado forms another overseas partnership 26 Mar 2019

Dean Best

Ocado, the UK-based pure-play online grocer, is to team up with another major overseas food retailer.


What's driving pre-Brexit stockpiling? 13 Mar 2019

Dean Best

A significant chunk of UK consumers are either starting - or planning - to stockpile ahead of the country's departure from the EU.


Bar brawl - US snack firms Clif and Kind joust over ingredients 11 Mar 2019

Dean Best

Clif Bar & Co. and US snack peer Kind have become involved in a public spat over the ingredients the companies use in their snack bars.


Amazon pulls plug on Dash buttons 4 Mar 2019

Dean Best

The retail behemoth has said shoppers will no longer be able to buy its Dash buttons, which had allowed consumers to re-order products with one push of a finger.


Ex-PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi gets seat on Amazon board 26 Feb 2019

Dean Best

Former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has secured a high-profile directorship, with retail giant Amazon appointing the CPG veteran to its board of directors.


Asda boss reacts to UK watchdog's stance on Sainsbury's deal 21 Feb 2019

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.


Which M&A advisory firms topped the charts in 2018? 13 Feb 2019

Dean Best

Run-downs of the top financial and legal M&A advisers for the consumer sector in 2018 have been published.


Amazon button Dashed in Germany 11 Jan 2019

Dean Best

In a bid to eat into sales of FMCG products, Amazon has developed and launched the Dash service, allowing consumers to re-order products at the touch of a button. A judge's pen in Germany has rendered those buttons illegal in that market.


Seeing the palm oil for the trees 10 Jan 2019

Dean Best

Ocado has set up an ‘aisle’ on its website displaying products that do not contain palm oil, in response, the UK online grocer says, to growing interest from consumers in the ingredient.


The march of the vegans 4 Jan 2019

Andy Coyne

As many of us contemplate joining the Veganuary craze, Andy Coyne considers the fast-growing vegan food market in the UK.


just-food closes for Christmas 21 Dec 2018

Dean Best

Today (21 December) is our last day of reporting before Christmas. We re-open on Wednesday 2 January. Thanks for all your support this year.


The challenge of getting a "stealth small brand" to stick 12 Dec 2018

Dean Best

Earlier this year, in a popular article on just-food, our US columnist Victor Martino coined the phrase "stealth small brand" - a product developed by Big Food but designed to look like it comes from a start-up. Mars has demonstrated how difficult it can be to get such a brand to stick.


A price point that is infinity and beyond 30 Nov 2018

Andy Coyne

Andy Coyne road tests the eagerly-awaited Beyond Burger, a US plant-based product that has recently arrived in the UK.


London confirms transport ban on junk-food ads 23 Nov 2018

Dean Best

London's Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has confirmed what his office is calling a "groundbreaking" ban on advertising 'junk food' on the UK capital's transport network.


The need to win hearts and minds as well as votes 16 Nov 2018

Andy Coyne

The only word I have written more than Brexit over the last few weeks is Campbell, writes Andy Coyne.


Will Fox be on the run over post-Brexit food standards? 18 Oct 2018

Andy Coyne

UK international trade secretary Dr. Liam Fox was talking tough this week, insisting there will be no lowering of the country's food standards when negotiating free trade agreements post-Brexit. But is that a promise he will be able to keep?


Crisp maker embraces change after snack attack 5 Oct 2018

Andy Coyne

PepsiCo-owned UK crisp maker Walkers has introduced a new recycling scheme after pressure from environmental campaigners.


Ready for departure? 3 Oct 2018

Andy Coyne

At the Food & Drink Business Europe conference, held in Coventry in the English Midlands on Tuesday (2 October), one subject seemed to engage the attendees more than any other. You've guessed it: Brexit.


The possible hit to competition from Sainsbury's-Asda merger 27 Sep 2018

Andy Coyne

The UK's supermarket landscape is in a state of flux. The question is whether that is a good thing or bad thing for consumers, suppliers and the grocers themselves.


Two of France's largest grocers in quarrel over "merger" claim 25 Sep 2018

Dean Best

Carrefour and Casino, two of the biggest food retailers in France and owner of hundreds of stores overseas combined, are squabbling about claims one approached the other of a possible merger.


Fleury Michon quits French meats trade body 24 Sep 2018

Dean Best

Fleury Michon, the France-based supplier of ready meals and cooked meats, has quit the trade body representing the charcuterie industry in the country.


Unilever and Danone continue B Corp push 21 Sep 2018

Dean Best

Unilever and Danone are two of the largest food companies to have embraced the B Corp certification and over the last 24 hours both have made fresh announcements.


General Mills trials new way of buying Haagen-Dazs 11 Sep 2018

Dean Best

On Friday (7 September), ice-cream lovers in part of central London were able to order Häagen-Dazs on their phones - and have it delivered directly to them, wherever they were.


As US and Mexico set out bilateral deal, eyes turn to Canada - and dairy 29 Aug 2018

Dean Best

After months of talks over the future of the NAFTA trade agreement, two of the signatories - the US and Mexico -have outlined plans for a new deal, with the third, Canada, so far outside the process.


just-food closed on Monday 27 August 26 Aug 2018

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.


If Kraft Heinz passed on Pinnacle, it should do so with Campbell 2 Aug 2018

Dean Best

It's almost 18 months since Unilever rebuffed Kraft Heinz and, ever since, the rumour mill has spun over where the US manufacturer could look next. It's been reported today (2 August) the ketchup maker decided against moving for US peer Pinnacle Foods.


Maybe Trump is finding trade wars aren’t so easy to win 25 Jul 2018

Dean Best

In March, a day after issuing stiff tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium, Donald Trump took to Twitter to give his verdict on trade disputes. Four months later, it looks as though Trump's confidence may have been more hubris.


Upfield Foods, home to ex-Unilever spreads assets, makes notable appointment 20 Jul 2018

Dean Best

UK food-industry veteran David Salkeld is to take a senior position at Upfield Foods, the newly-instituted business that is home to Unilever's former spreads assets.


Nature's Path quits US organic trade body in "protest" 4 Jul 2018

Dean Best

The Organic Trade Association, which represents the organic industry in the US, has seen a high-profile member quit the organisation, taking a swipe at the body's stance on policy issues.




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