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Why focus on cane sugar supply chains to rise

The fourth agricultural commodity to be featured in just-food's management briefing on sustainable sourcing is the world's largest - sugarca...

The consumer demand for sustainable cocoa

In the fifth part of just-food's management briefing on sustainable sourcing, Ben Cooper examines how consumer demand for certified sustaina...


Why focus on cane sugar supply chains to rise

Ben Cooper | 23 Jun 2015

The fourth agricultural commodity to be featured in just-food's management briefing on sustainable sourcing is the world's largest - sugarcane. While sugar is already a much-discussed subject in the context of the obesity debate, Ben Cooper writes, food companies are under increasing pressure to step up engagement on sugar from a supply chain perspective and scale up current sustainability efforts.


The consumer demand for sustainable cocoa

Ben Cooper | 22 Jun 2015

In the fifth part of just-food's management briefing on sustainable sourcing, Ben Cooper examines how consumer demand for certified sustainable cocoa has fostered corporate action to improve the living standards of their agricultural suppliers and make their raw material supply chains more sustainable.


How cocoa sustainability has come to fore

Ben Cooper | 16 Jun 2015

The first section of our management briefing examining how the food industry is working to make agricultural supply chains more sustainable looks at cocoa, a commodity facing grave challenges but now receiving increased and concerted attention from companies following the launch of the CocoaAction collective initiative a year ago.


Analysis: Is Heinz, Kraft merger "a growth story"?

Katy Askew | 25 Mar 2015

This morning's (25 March) news HJ Heinz and Kraft Foods Group have inked a definitive merger agreement sent shockwaves through the US food sector. But, when the dust settles, what are we likely to see from the enlarged Kraft Heinz Co.? Katy Askew investigates.

Latest Interviews

Interview: Enjoy Life Foods on Mondelez takeover

Dean Best | 17 Feb 2015

Privately-owned US free-from snacks group Enjoy Life Foods has joined the likes of Cadbury and Oreo in the global giant's portfolio. Joel Warady, Enjoy Life's chief sales and marketing officer, has been at the business since it was set up in 2001. He speaks to Dean Best about why Enjoy Life was looking for a "partner", what Mondelez's ownership means for the business and the fledgling firm's growth ambitions.


R&R Ice Cream CEO Najafi thinks global

Dean Best | 9 Feb 2015

R&R Ice Cream is the second-largest ice cream manufacturer in Europe by sales, behind only Unilever. But the UK-based business's CEO, Ibrahim Najafi, promoted to the top job at the company 18 months ago, has his sights on expansion further afield.

Latest News

Kraft, Mondelez urge dismissal of wheat price case

Katy Askew | 2 Jun 2015

Kraft Foods Group and Mondelez International have called for the dismissal of two counts of the case alleging the companies manipulated wheat prices in 2011.


Mondelez faces challenge on sat fat goal

Dean Best | 28 May 2015

Mondelez International today (28 May) acknowledged challenges in its work to reduce saturated fat in its products and to lower the water and energy use in its manufacturing.


Food industry news of week: GMOs, Arla, Mondelez

Dean Best | 26 May 2015

The US Department of Agriculture's development of GMO certification scheme emerged this week, adding to the debate over the labelling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients. Elsewhere in the US, Mondelez International revealed jobs will go at a biscuit plant in Chicago. Meanwhile, dairy giant Arla Foods announced a deal in Egypt with local processor Juhayna Food Industries.


Cadbury to cut Australian jobs

Katy Askew | 22 May 2015

Mondelez International chocolate unit Cadbury has cut 80 manufacturing jobs in Australia, according to union sources.


Mondelez to cut jobs at Chicago site

Dean Best | 18 May 2015

Mondelez International has revealed jobs will be lost at its biscuit plant in Chicago, whether or not the company chooses the facility - and not one in Mexico - for fresh investment.


Mondelez weighs up biscuit capex

Dean Best | 14 May 2015

Mondelez International is looking to invest in its biscuit production in North America - and is weighing up whether to invest in a plant in the US or in Mexico.


Food industry quotes of week: Dean Foods, Wessanen

Hannah Abdulla | 11 May 2015

This week, Kellogg reported its first-quarter results and, despite sales and profits being down, CEO John Bryant said the firm was on the right track. Elsewhere, Mondelez International took steps to bolster its e-commerce efforts, announcing a tie-up with technology firm ChannelSight. Dean Foods announced it was bringing its 31 milk brands under one label, a move we analysed to find out whether it could put the dairy maker back on the road to recovery after a string of loss-making quarters. Here is the week in quotes.


Food industry news of week: Kellogg, Wessanen

Hannah Abdulla | 11 May 2015

Kellogg reported its first quarter results and despite sales and profits being down, CEO John Bryant said the firm was on the right track. We took a look at the Chinese milk market which revealed the importance of international dairies in its future. Lactalis swooped to acquire a majority holding in Yildiz Holding's AK Gida. And we explored what UK supermarket Sainsbury's latest loss and plan to cut prices would mean for suppliers. Here are the highlights from just-food this week.


Mondelez moves to accelerate e-commerce growth

Hannah Abdulla | 8 May 2015

Mondelez International has signed a partnership deal with technology firm ChannelSight in a bid to maximise e-commerce sales opportunities.


Mondelez opens Marvellous Creations line in Egypt

Hannah Abdulla | 1 May 2015

Mondelez International has officially opened its Marvellous Creations production line in Egypt.


Oreo, gum propels Mondelez in China

Hannah Abdulla | 1 May 2015

Mondelez International has said it is "encouraged" by its progress in China after another quarter of sales growth, led by Oreo and gum brand Stride.


Food industry news of the week

Katy Askew | 1 May 2015

Mondelez International reported on its first-quarter results this week (1 May) and the group was eager to emphasise its performance in China, which was stronger than many multinational peers. Nestle is a company facing its own challenges in China and we analysed how the appointment of CFO Wan Ling Martello to head up its Asia unit can boost the group's outlook in the market. Elsewhere, we spoke to Gardein founder and CEO Yves Potvin as well as learning about Muller Wiseman's plans to launch a liquid milk brand in the UK. Here are the highlights from just-food this week.


Food industry quotes of week: Gardein, Mondelez

Hannah Abdulla | 1 May 2015

This week, Mondelez International reported its first-quarter results, with news of a solid performance in China. Elsewhere, Associated British Foods announced the launch of a high-protein bread in New Zealand. Yves Potvin, founder of meat-free brand Gardein, spoke to just-food about its plans under the ownership of Pinnacle Foods. And Kerry Group said moves to reposition its portfolio to focus on snacking trends were paying off. Here is the week in quotes.


Mondelez sees Q1 net profit jump on higher pricing

Hannah Abdulla | 29 Apr 2015

Mondelez International has reported a jump in net earnings, despite a slump in sales for the first quarter of the year.


Mondelez's "premium" Philadelphia in Spain

Dean Best | 22 Apr 2015

Mondelez International has added a "premium" line to its Philadelphia cream cheese range in Spain.


Mondelez launches whipped Philadelphia in UK

Dean Best | 17 Apr 2015

Mondelez International has developed an "indulgent" whipped Philadelphia cheese it believes will offer UK consumers more ways to eat the product


Mondelez takes Ritz into bagged snacks in UK

Dean Best | 10 Apr 2015

Mondelez International has moved to take its Ritz savoury biscuit brand into the bagged snacks market in the UK.


Food industry news of week: Blue Bell, Schreiber

Dean Best | 10 Apr 2015

US ice cream maker Blue Bell Creameries this week expanded its product recall as it reacts to a listeria outbreak linked to three deaths. In Europe, Dutch horsemeat trader Willy Selten was sentenced to a jail term. And China has filed a dispute at the WTO over the EU's tariffs on poultry products.


Food industry quotes of week: Wrigley, Mondelez

Hannah Abdulla | 10 Apr 2015

This week, Wrigley confirmed it is building a new gum plant in Kenya to help expand in a number of African markets. US confectioner BBX Sweet Holdings announced the acquisition of local peer Kencraft Candy, while FrieslandCampina revealed plans to close its cheese packing plant in Lochem. We also interviewed the general manager of Al-Rawabi, Dr Ahmed El Tigani, who told us about the UAE dairy company's recent move into functional dairy. Here is the week in quotes.


UPDATE: Mondelez to appeal US$92m India tax bill

Hannah Abdulla | 7 Apr 2015

Mondelez International has confirmed it will appeal a US$92m tax bill in India over what is alleged to be a "phantom factory".


Mondelez hit with US$92m India tax bill

Hannah Abdulla | 7 Apr 2015

Mondelez International is reportedly planning to appeal a US$92m tax bill in India over what is alleged to be a "phantom" factory.


UPDATE: Kraft cool on wheat charge impact

Dean Best | 2 Apr 2015

Kraft Foods Group has played down the possible impact of any penalties that could be imposed for allegedly manipulating wheat prices after charges were brought in the US against the company and Mondelez International.

Latest blogs

What's the outlook for gluten-free in Europe?

Dean Best | 3 Jun 2015

The development of markets for gluten-free products in the UK and the US has grabbed much of the sector's attention in recent years but what are the opportunities in Europe? just-food has headed to Barcelona this week to find out.


just-food all set for Gulfood

Hannah Abdulla | 6 Feb 2015

Dubai is the modern day New York, with its towering skyscrapers and bright lights and tomorrow just-food is again flying over to the city for this year's annual Gulfood exhibition, where food manufacturers convene to build their presence in the city and the wider Middle East.

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