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Comment: Oxfam as industry's "critical friend"

Oxfam's latest analysis of the food industry's efforts on to tackle climate change demonstrates how the NGO can partner with industry at tim...

Comment: US food sector sees rising valuations

The dramatic M&A battle being played out in the US protein space comes as fresh evidence that food companies are willing to pay top-dollar f...

Focus: Tyson raises stakes in bid for Hillshire

Tyson Foods entered fray today (29 May) when it issued a fresh bid for Hillshire Brands, trumping an earlier offer from Pilgrim's Pride. Lik...

Deal or no deal: All to play for over Hillshire

The hunter became the hunted yesterday (27 May) as Pilgrim's Pride made a hostile bid for Hillshire Brands. The news comes just days after H...

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.

just the answer: Dare Foods chairman Bill Farrell 11 Apr 2013

Michelle Russell

Canadian biscuit, cracker and confectionery manufacturer Dare Foods has a clear sense of ambition and a well-thought out expansion strategy. Michelle Russell talks to Dare Foods' chairman Bill Farrell about how the company will achieve this growth, where it sees opportunities internationally and the challenges it faces.

Latest News

Kellogg uses imports to cover output disruption 23 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Kellogg's South African arm is importing All-Bran Flakes and Special K from Europe to cover local production as maintenance work affects the business.

OHSA probe after Kellogg worker dies in US 10 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Kellogg is co-operating with a US Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OHSA) probe following the death of an employee after an accident at its manufacturing facility in Augusta, Georgia.

Editor's choice: highlights on just-food this week 23 Jun 2014

Dean Best

Trading conditions in the UK and US remain tough and this week two companies - Premier Foods and ConAgra Foods - saw their shares hit after reporting sluggish sales. Elsewhere, the CEOs of the world's largest food manufacturers announced actions they believe will improve consumers' health.

DoH rejects Labour calls for sugar regulation 20 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

The UK Department of Health has rejected the suggestion that cereal makers should face increased regulatory oversight of sugar content, as the Government again threw its weight behind its voluntary Responsibility Deal scheme.

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

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".

The spotlight shines again on breakfast cereal and sugar 15 May 2014

Hannah Abdulla

If the pressure of a stagnant sector wasn't bad enough, cereal manufacturers are feeling the heat once again after being named and shamed in the US for the amount of sugar in cereals.

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