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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: 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.


Sustainability Watch - Piera Waibel, Lindt 2 Jan 2014

Ben Cooper

Lindt & Sprungli has just expanded its cocoa farmer programme in Ghana which will see the company give support to some 45,000 farmers between now and 2016. Sustainability manager Piera Waibel spoke with Ben Cooper about what the company is doing in Ghana and why it has decided not to have any of its brands certified under schemes such as Fairtrade.

Latest News

Gifting brand Cadbury Glow set for launch in India 27 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Mondelez International is targeting Indian consumers who want to buy chocolate as a gift with the launch of Cadbury Glow.


Mondelez combines Cadbury, Chips Ahoy for launch 10 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Mondelez International has announced again combined two brands for a Cadbury product launch in the UK.


Mondelez pulls Bar and a Half in anti-obesity move 4 Jun 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Mondelez International has pulled its Bar and a Half range in the UK in a move aimed to support the government's Responsibility Deal on Public Health.


Malaysia's Cadbury pig DNA find a false alarm 2 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Malaysia's Islamic Development Department, Jakim, has cleared Mondelez International's products sold under the Cadbury brand of containing pig DNA.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food this week 2 Jun 2014

Dean Best

US meats group Hillshire Brands has this week turned from hunter to hunted. With its offer for Pinnacle Foods on the table, the Jimmy Dean sausages maker is the subject of two takeover bids from JBS-backed Pilgrim's Pride and then Tyson Foods, looking to boost their meat empires with higher-margin products. Elsewhere, Sweden-based confectioner Cloetta snapped up Ireland's The Jelly Bean Factory, Nestle and Fonterra revamped their venture in South America and R&R Ice Cream bought Australia's Peters Food Group.

Latest blogs

Nestle's UK and Irish business set to hit 100% sustainable cocoa 4 Aug 2014

Dean Best

It may have been Cadbury that made the first high-profile move on sustainable cocoa in the UK when it switched Dairy Milk to Fairtrade in 2009. However, Nestle has claimed it will be the "first major confectionery company" in the market to use only sustainable cocoa by the end of next year.


Islamic watchdog cautious over pork-testing kit 8 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Scientists in Malaysia are developing a kit that they claim can trace pork in food in under a minute, purporting to offer reassurance to consumers of Halal foods - but the country's Islamic watchdog has issued a note of caution.

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