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Focus: The impact of Heinz's stevia ketchup

In a move to win over the health-conscious, Heinz has launched a stevia-based variant of its flagship ketchup in the UK - which has half the...

BRICs and beyond: Gluten-free in Russia

Gluten-free is currently a bright spot of strong growth in the largely stagnant developed markets of the US and western Europe. However, as...

BRICs and beyond: Venezuelan food sector in crisis

Food manufacturers based in Venezuela have long struggled to supply the country's oil-fuelled economy amidst strict government controls and...

Comment: Online sales good news for big brands

Online sales in the UK are on the rise as consumers increasingly shop for their groceries over the internet. Online sales represent a key gr...

Latest Interviews

just the answer - Anna Rosier, Organix Baby Food 17 Jul 2013

Michelle Russell

The UK organic food market has experienced some ups and downs in recent years but organic baby food producer Organix has remained consistent in its approach to delivering high-quality organic products. Michelle Russell met up with managing director Anna Rosier to find out how the company is driving growth and find out more about the opportunities it see at home and abroad.


Interview: ISM: Hershey eyes global growth 1 Feb 2013

Michelle Russell

US confectionery giant Hershey has a vision for growth. The company, which has long faced questions about its US-centric focus, is now looking to overseas markets to fuel sales expansion. Michelle Russell caught up with Thomas Joyce, vice president of customer and industry affairs for Hershey, to find out more about the challenges and opportunities presented by international markets.

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Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 20 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Last week, Chiquita Brands International received an increased takeover bid from Brazilian suitors Cutrale Group and Safra Group - but it was still not enough to win over the US produce giant.


Heinz jobs in Australasia to go in restructuring 16 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Over 240 Heinz jobs in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea are to be cut as the US food giant brings in a "streamlined" structure for its business in the markets.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 13 Oct 2014

Dean Best

just-food reported direct from the annual IGD industry convention in London this week, with a leading light in the grocery retail sector ruffling a few feathers with comments about manufacturers and retailers. Elsewhere, China's Bright Food made its latest deal in Europe, with the acquisition of Filippo Berio olive oil owner Salov and we interviewed the CEO of Finsbury Food Group after the UK baker announced a move for local peer Fletchers Group.


Heinz to shut site after end to Aunt Bessie's deal 9 Oct 2014

Dean Best

A Heinz production plant in the UK is set to close after the end of the US food group's licence to manufacture Aunt Bessie's frozen potato lines.


Heinz, TreeHouse in baby food production agreement 18 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Heinz has returned production of some of its baby food products to its home town of Pittsburgh, reportedly as part of an agreement with TreeHouse Foods as co-packer.

Latest blogs

UK health leaders say obesity threat "severe", call for "emergency task force" 1 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

UK health leaders have called for an "emergency task force" to tackle the childhood obesity crisis in the country as, for the first time, they are faced with a generation of patients "who may predecease their parents".


US labelling war continues as Heinz sued for "all-natural" claims 12 Jun 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Heinz has been added to the list of manufacturers to be pulled up on claims its product is "all-natural".

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