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BRICs and beyond: Malaysia, Thailand eye halal

The global market for halal food is expected to grow from US$698bn in 2012 to reach US$830bn in 2016, according to Malaysia's department of...

Comment: Cadbury hit by halal chocolate scandal

A string of headlines out of Malaysia this weekend would suggest that Mondelez International is in some hot water in the market....

Daelmans eyes Europe with Fabulous Bakin' Boys buy

It had been referred to as "the growth star of the UK cake market" but earlier this month, maker of cupcakes and flapjacks, Fabulous Bakin'...

Comment: Burton's set to accelerate growth

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, the Canadian pension fund, has taken majority ownership of Burton's Biscuit Co., ending months of speculatio...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Premier sets sights overseas 30 Oct 2014

Dean Best

With growth hard to come by at home, international markets are an opportunity for UK food group Premier Foods. The Mr Kipling maker exports to around 30 countries but in recent months has set up a specific business unit to develop a sustainable presence overseas. Dean Best spoke to Peter Ellis, the head of division, at the SIAL trade show in Paris to here about the company's plans.


Interview: What are keys to success on Twitter? 17 Apr 2014

Katy Askew

With over 200m regular users worldwide tweeting more than 500m times each day, the potential on offer for brands to reach consumers via microblogging site Twitter is self-evident. To succeed on Twitter, brands need to become a relevant, informative and amusing part of an evolving two-way conversation. Katy Askew spoke to Twitter UK sales director Dara Nasr about how food manufacturers and retailers can insert themselves into the dialogue.

Latest News

Premier launches Cadbury, Mr Kipling puddings 10 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Premier Foods plc hopes to grow in the UK's ambient dessert category by launching sponge pudding products under the Cadbury and Mr Kipling brands.


Mondelez names ex-Dell finance boss as CFO 9 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Mondelez International has appointed Brian Gladden as CFO and executive vice president.


Mondelez to cease Cadbury production in Kenya 3 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Mondelez International intends to end production of Cadbury products in Kenya as part of its global drive to improve supply chain efficiency.


Burton's "eyeing" United Biscuits merger 15 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan-owned Burton's Biscuit Co. is reportedly eyeing a merger with UK snack peer United Biscuits.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 15 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

In this week's big acquisition, General Mills moved to boost its domestic business with a deal to buy natural and organic firm Annie's. Elsewhere Arla Foods announced it had entered the race to take over Egypt's Arab Dairy Products Co. Indian dairy firm Amul hinted at plans to start exports to Russia while local conglomerate ITC announced it would grow its presence in the Indian dairy sector. Things also continued to heat up in the battle for Chiquita Brands International, with the produce giant announcing it had been granted a waiver from Fyffes to enter into discussions with Cutrale Group and Safra Group.

Latest blogs

Burton's could return Cadbury biscuit brand to Mondelez in UB takeover 10 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

If Burton's Biscuit Co. is successful in its bid to take control of peer United Biscuits, the UK biscuit maker could return the Cadbury brand to Mondelez International in a bid to settle competition concerns.


Sugary snakes lose "killer" appeal as Nestle halves size 9 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

In a move likely to appease sugar bashers, Nestle has announced it is halving the size of confectionery product Killer Pythons in Australia.

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