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Comment: Tread carefully over payment terms

Food manufacturers are catching some flack for extending payment terms to their suppliers. The growing tension in the supply chain points to...

On the money: Hershey confident in NPD pipeline

Hershey has expressed confidence its planned innovation pipeline will deliver growth in the longer term, even if its latest price increase m...

Focus: Lindt plays safe with Russell Stover buy

Lindt & Sprungli's acquisition of US confectioner Russell Stover Candies has come as a surprise to analysts. It is the Swiss group's first p...

Best bits: Tilda set to bolster Hain's UK stable

Hain Celestial, the US food group, has pounced yet again in the UK. The US group has made a flurry of deals in the UK in recent years but ha...

Latest Interviews

Sustainability Watch - Barry Parkin, Mars 30 Sep 2013

Ben Cooper

Barry Parkin, chief sustainability officer at Mars, spoke with Ben Cooper about the US giant's sustainability strategy.


Ebro Foods keeps sharp eye on growth 26 Mar 2013

Michelle Russell

Spanish food group Ebro Foods has been busy transforming itself. Over the last year the pasta and rice producer has evolved into a truly international company that now spans 25 countries and four continents. No longer a sugar and dairy group, Ebro has expanded into new categories and is leveraging these to build on its ambitions for global growth. Manuel Gonzalez de Luna, Ebro's director of investor relations spoke to just-food at this year's Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference in London on the group's plans to ramp up international expansion and diversity its portfolio.

Latest News

Mars launches Dove Fruit in US 27 Feb 2015

Katy Askew

Mars Inc is launching a new line of Dove chocolates - Dove Fruit - which combines real fruit and dark chocolate.


Unilever deal gives Atlantic Grupa sales boost 25 Feb 2015

Dean Best

Croatia-based food and beverage company Atlantic Grupa saw sales and profits rise in 2014, with its top line helped in part by a deal to distribute Unilever products in regional markets.


Mars to use Fairtrade cocoa for namesake bars 20 Feb 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Mars bars sold in the UK and Ireland will contain Fairtrade-certified cocoa by this autumn.


Choc giants accused of unsafe metal levels 18 Feb 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Hershey has rejected claims of "unsafe" lead and cadmium levels in some of its chocolate as "old" and insisted that they were "discredited years ago".


Food industry quotes of week: Tacon, Hain, Arla 6 Feb 2015

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Tesco found itself in more deep water with the UK's grocery watchdog saying it suspects the UK supermarket has breached the code of practice governing dealings with suppliers. Elsewhere, Arla announced a joint venture in Australia which it hopes will multiply its business in the country significantly and Hain Celestial's CEO was upbeat about the US group's prospects.

Latest blogs

Can UK food sector avert talent shortfall? 12 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

The UK's food and drink sector is working to attract the "next generation of leaders" through efforts such as the Feeding Britain's Future initiative - but is this too little too late?


The Middle East - the next big thing 23 Feb 2014

Hannah Abdulla

With emerging markets becoming a central focus for many food companies, there is growing interest in the Middle East and Africa - and this week we are at the Gulfood expo in Dubai to speak to those building their business in the region.

Company research

Mars Inc in Packaged Food (World)

Mars Inc in Packaged Food (World)

Mars is a global leader in confectionery, with a particularly strong presence in chocolate confectionery and gum. The company is highly geared towards the US, but also has a strong presence in China....

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Confectionery in Europe

Confectionery in Europe

Confectionery in Europe industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2009-13, and forecast to 2018). The profile also contains desc...

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Confectionery in France

Confectionery in France

Confectionery in France industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2009-13, and forecast to 2018). The profile also contains desc...

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