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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.

Latest News

Heinz sales down on North America, Asia Pac falls 10 Nov 2014

Dean Best

Heinz has reported a fall in third-quarter sales amid declining revenues in North America and Asia Pacific.


Amy's Kitchen buys ex-Heinz plant in Idaho 30 Oct 2014

Dean Best

US natural and organic food group Amy's Kitchen has acquired a former Heinz facility in Idaho.


Chaucer in Crunchies deal after takeover claims 29 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Chaucer Foods has acquired a majority stake in Crunchies Food Co., the US snacks firm that filed for Chapter 11 after claiming the UK-based food ingredients group had tried to launch a hostile bid for the business.


Heinz silent over Polish factory expansion talk 20 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Ketchup maker Heinz has refused to comment on reports it is planning a "major expansion" at one of its Polish factories.


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.

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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