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Nestle catering for an ageing global population

The newest of Nestle’s 40 R&D facilities is a unit in Singapore specialising in nutrition to support healthy ageing. Ben Cooper reports on t...

Tesco, Amazon and Wal-Mart – retail round-up, June

Last month saw Tesco grow in the UK as it shed less profitable areas of the business to focus on rejuvenating the core. But the going could...


Katy Askew | 4 Jul 2016

Hershey turned down a takeover approach from Mondelez International last week (30 June). At US$107 per share, the cash-and-shares offer valued the Reese's Pieces maker at approximately US$22.83bn. Here is just-food's summary of what you need to know about the deal. 


Ben Cooper | 22 Jun 2016

The launch of the Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard has been described by its founding partner as a "breakthrough" in the fight against food waste. Ben Cooper assesses how it will support both food companies’ efforts to reduce waste and public-private initiatives with the same aim.


Liz Newmark | 14 Jun 2016

The proposed trade agreement between the EU and the US - dubbed the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP - has proved a source of fierce debate, with supporters seeking to emphasise the economic benefits of a deal but critics claiming it would favour big business, endanger food safety and the environment - and even undermine democracy. In recent weeks, opposition has emerged in political circles, with France's President Hollande insisting he would veto the agreement in its current form. Food and agriculture is at the centre of Hollande's concerns and the sector is among the main points of contention. But what could be the impact of TTIP on food manufacturers? Liz Newmark reports.


Ben Cooper | 7 Jun 2016

The US government has announced plans to cut the country's salt intake, a move some in campaign circles have been urging for nearly 40 years. The Food and Drug Administration's voluntary targets attracted support from NGOs and parts of the industry, although, as Ben Cooper writes, the reaction was not entirely positive.

Latest Interviews

Liz Newmark | 29 Jun 2016

Specialist health and nutritional foods are set to become more important in the food market, according to Nestle executive vice president and head of the Europe, Middle East and North Africa zone, Luis Cantarell. In particular, Cantarell says developing food to meet the nutritional requirements of the ageing population is a key priority for the world's largest food group. 


Liz Newmark | 27 Jun 2016

Nestle's local business model enables it to weather challenges presented by events such as Brexit or the Russian trade embargo, Luis Cantarell, the head of the group's operations across Europe, the Middle East and north Africa, tells just-food. However, following a period of portfolio pruning, the Swiss company must also actively manage its global businesses to focus on areas of growth, Cantarell reveals. 

Latest News

John Shepherd | 21 Jul 2016

Italy's Tedesco Group has acquired Nestle Italia's Ore Liete biscuit brand for an undisclosed sum.


John Shepherd | 15 Jul 2016

The US House of Representatives voted 306-117 yesterday (14 July) to pass a bill that clears the way for mandatory, nationwide labelling of foods in the US made with genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs).


John Shepherd | 15 Jul 2016

Nestle Zimbabwe said it plans to import an additional 500 dairy cows at a cost of US$1m by the end of the year as part of the company's dairy revolving fund scheme that aims to boost milk production.


John Shepherd | 14 Jul 2016

The Competition Commission of South Africa has approved without conditions the proposed launch of an ice cream joint venture in the country – Froneri – by Nestle and R&R Ice Cream.


Katy Askew | 11 Jul 2016

Danone's takeover offer for WhiteWave Foods – which received the unanimous backing of the WhiteWave board – is to be probed by lawyers representing WhiteWave investors. 


John Shepherd | 11 Jul 2016

Nestle Taiwan has told just-food that the launch this month of its "upgraded" Nestle Good Health Nutrient is designed to further support eye health among middle-aged consumers – and in particular for those who spend several hours a day using smartphones.


John Shepherd | 7 Jul 2016

A federal bill that would require labelling of foods in the US made with genetically engineered ingredients – commonly known as GMOs – has cleared a major hurdle in the Senate and is on course to win final approval in the Senate within days.


John Shepherd | 6 Jul 2016

Nestle Turkey told just-food today (6 July)  that it had reached an agreement with union leaders to end strikes at the company's plants in the country.


Dean Best | 27 Jun 2016

Nestle has this afternoon (27 June) announced Ulf Mark Schneider, the chief executive of Germany-based healthcare company Fresenius, as the new CEO of the world's largest food maker.


John Shepherd | 24 Jun 2016

A US Senate committee has agreed a bi-partisan bill for a proposed national standard on the mandatory disclosure of genetically engineered (GE) ingredients – commonly known as GMOs – in most foods.


Katy Askew and Dean Best | 24 Jun 2016

UK voters have spoken: Britain will leave the European Union. With the vote tally now reporting 51.9% of people back leaving commentators are turning to the future with uncertainty. What will Brexit mean for the food sector? 


John Shepherd | 22 Jun 2016

Nestle said today (22 June) a new wind farm set for completion in the Scottish borders next year will help the company take a "huge step" towards powering all of its operations in the UK and Ireland from renewable sources of energy.


Dean Best | 20 Jun 2016

R&R Ice Cream has named former PepsiCo and Reckitt Benckiser executive Daniel Martinez as the new CFO of the UK-based business.


Dean Best | 15 Jun 2016

Cereal Partners Worldwide, the breakfast cereal venture between Nestle and General Mills, has called for scientists to develop global guidance on how much whole grain consumers should eat.


Katy Askew | 13 Jun 2016

Nestle has entered into an agreement to sell its Italian confectionery brands, including Rossana and Fluxes, to Italian candy maker Fida. 


John Shepherd | 6 Jun 2016

A new set of reporting requirements aimed at monitoring and managing food loss and waste was launched today (6 June), supported by organisations including Nestle and Tesco.


John Shepherd | 3 Jun 2016

Nestle's German meat products maker Herta has launched a range of vegetable protein-based products in France to target the growing number of "flexitarian" consumers, who opt to reduce meat consumption rather than become vegetarians.


Dean Best | 2 Jun 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration has outlined plans to cut salt intake in the country by almost a third in ten years, releasing voluntary targets in 150 categories, which are now up for consultation. Here's a flavour of the reaction to the announcement.


Dean Best | 2 Jun 2016

Nestle reportedly expects to appoint a new chairman this year, with CEO Paul Bulcke among the candidates for the position, current incumbent Peter Brabeck-Letmathe has said.


John Shepherd | 1 Jun 2016

Nestle is teaming up with Google to put QR codes on KitKat wrappers to give consumers the option of watching a selection of videos on YouTube when they take a snack break.


Dean Best | 26 May 2016

Nestle has outlined plans for cost savings that are deeper than analysts expected, with the world's largest food group looking to put some of the money into supporting its brands.


Hannah Abdulla | 17 May 2016

Global food firms including Mondelez International, PepsiCo, Nestle, Kellogg and Mars Inc. have announced a new pledge to phase out industrially produced trans-fats from their foods by 2018.

Latest blogs

Dean Best | 24 Jun 2016

Wow. Your correspondent is penning this blog following precious little sleep after the combination of a humid night in London and the emergence of the most significant event in UK history since 1945 made sleep tricky on Thursday night.


Ben Cooper | 19 Apr 2016

In the sustainability arena, objective endorsement by a third party, particularly an NGO with credibility levels among consumers that even Unilever can only dream of, is an extremely valuable commodity.

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