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Focus: Nestle likely to further streamline ops

Nestle has announced a deal to sell-off the bulk of its Jenny Craig weight management business for an undisclosed sum. The move comes as the...

Comment: Obama anti-obesity drive still moving

Children's food advertising is no longer on the Obama policy agenda but the administration is still actively engaged on the issue, as last m...

Consuming issues - Cocoa's certification challenge

Hershey's commitment to source 100% of its cocoa requirements from third-party-certified sources by 2020 has been broadly welcomed. However,...

Focus: Hershey hopes for sweeter future in India

Hershey's passage into India has proved anything but smooth but clearly the US confectionery giant is a believer in perseverance....

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The just-food interview - Jonathan Hart, Thorntons 17 Jan 2013

Michelle Russell

UK confectioner Thorntons is undergoing something of a transformation. The chocolate and toffee producer, which has been hit hard by the consumer downturn, is midway through a strategic shift to close the bulk of its store network and focus on commercial sales. Since taking the helm in May 2011, Jonathan Hart has had a mountain to climb: rebalancing the portfolio while tackling weak consumer demand. Nonetheless, the chief executive tells Michelle Russell that the firm is now on the right road for its strategy re-think to deliver improved results.

The just-food interview: Christian Walter, Ferrero 31 Jan 2011

Dean Best

Ferrero, the Italy-based confectionery giant, first entered the UK back in 1966 and has steadily built a business generating GBP200m sales a year. However, under local managing director Christian Walter, the group is planning an offensive on this side of the English Channel. For this month's just-food interview, Dean Best met Walter to discuss Ferrero's plans.

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Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 21 Jul 2014

Dean Best

For the first time since 1998, upmarket chocolate maker Lindt & Sprungli this week made an acquisition, snapping up US firm Russell Stover Candies - and we analysed the deal. Our interviews pages included hearing from the boss of Birds Eye UK about its plans to change consumer perception of frozen food, while we launched Bitesite, an interview section focused on SMEs in the sector.

Ferrero seals deal for hazelnut firm Oltan 17 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Ferrero has confirmed the acquisition of Turkish hazelnut processor Oltan Group for an undisclosed sum.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food 14 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Two key themes were once again in evidence on our pages this week: the importance of securing the supply chain in a world where commodities are becoming more hotly contested and the task of leveraging areas of growth in developed and developing markets.

Ferrero "in discussions" over Oltan Gida buy 8 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Italian chocolate maker Ferrero is "in discussions" over a potential acquisition of Turkish hazelnut group Oltan Gida, just-food understands.

Food groups set out industry-wide health pledges 19 Jun 2014

Dean Best

Food giants including Nestle, Kellogg and Mondelez International have drawn up a series of initiatives, including the end of advertising junk food to children, they believe will improve the health of consumers.

Latest blogs

Unilever, Ferrero under fire for advertising campaigns 3 Sep 2013

Michelle Russell

Unilever and Ferrero have become the latest firms to come under fire for launching controversial advertising campaigns.

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