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Participants within an EU-funded research project on fighting food fraud believe they can help rebuild consumer confidence in Europe's food...

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Sustainability Watch: Roberto Ciati, Barilla 29 Oct 2014

Ben Cooper

Large publicly-owned multinationals, such as Unilever and PepsiCo, are widely praised for showing leadership in corporate sustainability. In this month's Sustainability Watch, Roberto Ciati, sustainability director at Italian pasta, sauces and baked goods group Barilla, discusses how private, family ownership can inform a progressive approach to sustainability.

Interview: Boulder Brands CEO - part one 12 Sep 2013

Dean Best

Boulder Brands is a business under a decade old but one now approaching annual sales of over US$450m. CEO Stephen Hughes set up an investment vehicle in 2005 that became Smart Balance in 2007 when it acquired GFA Brands, the owner of the Smart Balance brand. However, in the last two years, with the spreads sector under pressure, Hughes has brought balance to the business with moves into gluten free - and changed its name to reflect its wider portfolio. In part one of a two-part interview, Hughes discusses Boulder Brands' buoyant gluten-free business.

Latest News

Barilla targets China with pasta launch 8 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Barilla has launched a pasta range "specifically designed" for the Chinese market.

Barilla, online grocer Peapod launch meal kits 6 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Barilla and US online grocer Peapod have teamed up to launch pasta meal kits.

Food industry quotes of week: Danone, Chiquita 31 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

A busy week for third quarter results, with several packaged food giants reporting profit pressure. Danone extended its tie-up with Mengniu in China and Premier Foods discussed international growth. Here is just-food's week in words.

UK pasta, sauces push for Barilla 17 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Italian food group Barilla is to relaunch its namesake pasta into one of the UK's Big Four grocers - and is drawing up plans to also roll out sauces.

Barilla points to underlying strength in 2013 28 May 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Italian food group Barilla has reported an increase in profits in 2013.

Latest blogs

Barilla in damage limitation move over anti-gay remarks 5 Nov 2013

Michelle Russell

Barilla has attempted to dig itself out of a massive, PR nightmare of a hole, after its CEO recently sparked outrage by saying he would never use gay couples in commercials.

Bertolli, Buitoni see marketing opportunity in Barilla gaffe 30 Sep 2013

Michelle Russell

Unilever USA's Bertolli and Nestle's Buitoni USA have chosen social media as a way of capitalising on the furore surrounding a recent campaign by one of its closest rivals.

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