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The top takeaways from IGD's Supply Chain Summit

With stagnant volumes and volatility in costs putting pressure on margins, more companies are turning their attention to supply chains to ek...

Indonesia dairy - a challenging "dark horse"

Indonesia's dairy market has enjoyed solid expansion in the last decade. With China's economy cooling, more attention is being paid to other...

Indonesia dairy - a challenging "dark horse"

Dean Best | 2 Nov 2015

Indonesia's dairy market has enjoyed solid expansion in the last decade. With China's economy cooling, more attention is being paid to other markets in south-east Asia, suggesting Indonesia could become of growing interest. However, the country has seen its own economic slowdown and its dairy sector has a series of significant challenges to surmount. Dean Best reports.

Indonesian infant formula - potential and pitfalls

Katy Askew | 27 Oct 2015

Indonesia has become one of the world's largest markets for infant formula by volume, supported by demographic trends such as a large – and young – population. However, the country's economic situation means selling prices are low. Meanwhile, poor sanitation and high poverty levels leave infant formula makers in a very precarious position, with their products linked to infant mortality. Katy Askew looks at the potential and pitfalls of selling infant formula in Indonesia.

Why investors are concerned about water risk

Ben Cooper | 27 Aug 2015

A group of 60 institutional investors has written to 15 food and drink companies urging improvement in how they manage and report on water risk in their own operations and in their supply chains. Ben Cooper reports.

How attractive could Iran be for food majors?

Hannah Abdulla | 19 Aug 2015

The easing of decade-long economic sanctions on Iran lifted could open a potentially attractive market for international food makers, with access to a population of 80m consumers, a majority of which is under 35 and increasingly on the lookout for branded goods. However, establishing a foothold is unlikely to be straightforward. Hannah Abdulla reports.

Latest Interviews

CSM Bakery Solutions outlines plans for growth

Katy Askew | 22 Oct 2015

CSM Bakery Solutions came to life two years ago when Rhône Capital acquired the bakery supplies business of Dutch food and ingredients group CSM. At the time, Rhône Capital said it would invest in CSM's capacity to innovate and use its customer relationships to support global growth. Katy Askew spoke to CSM vice president of bakery products, Sebastian Siethoff, to find out more. 

Interview: Bell hits out at German cartel ruling

Dean Best | 22 Jul 2014

In a story that grabbed the headlines worldwide, 21 companies and 33 individuals in Germany have been hit with fines totalling EUR338m for allegedly fixing the price of one of the country's staples - sausages. Companies including Nestle, Bell Group and Zur Muhlen Gruppe, Germany's largest sausage maker, were handed fines. Some will appeal, including Bell Group, the Switzerland-based meat products group. Bell CFO Martin Gysin told Dean Best why the company believes it should not be penalised.

Latest News

Industry news of week - Boulder Brands, Thai Union

Dean Best | 27 Nov 2015

The US food sector saw another major takeover this week with Pinnacle Foods agreeing to pay US$975m for free-from group Boulder Brands. The country could soon see another, with Thai Union Group saying there are "serious" buyers lined up for Chicken of the Sea - a business it is willing to sell to secure another US asset, Bumble Bee Foods. And, ahead of the climate change talks in Paris next week, Unilever announced plans for its operations to be "carbon positive" in 15 years.

Nestle combats Thai seafood supply forced labour

Katy Askew | 24 Nov 2015

Swiss food group Nestle has issued an action plan to tackle forced labour and other human rights abuses in its supply of seafood from Thailand. 

Financing costs weigh on Osem results

Katy Askew | 23 Nov 2015

Israeli food maker Osem Investments booked lower profit for the first nine months of the year as a result of higher financing costs in the period to 30 September. 

Nestle to sell Jamaican dairy unit

Dean Best | 20 Nov 2015

Nestle is to offload its locally-manufactured dairy business in Jamaica to Caribbean food processor Musson Group of Companies.

Charges stayed in Nestle Canada price-fixing probe

Katy Askew | 19 Nov 2015

An eight-year price fixing probe in Canada has drawn to a close after charges against Nestle and a former executive of the firm were stayed. 

FSSAI 'appeals court end to Maggi ban'

Dean Best | 17 Nov 2015

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has reportedly appealed the court ruling that lifted the ban on Nestle's Maggi noodles being sold in the country.

Industry news of week - Almondy, Maggi, Danone

Dean Best | 13 Nov 2015

Danish family-owned baker Givesco Bakery this week acquired Sweden's Almondy, a move it says will broaden its presence across Europe. Danone became the latest food major to outline commitments on emissions and Maggi noodles returned to shelves in India.

Food industry quotes: Orkla; American Halal

Hannah Abdulla | 13 Nov 2015

This week, Orkla pledged zero-deforestation by 2020. Elsewhere, United Biscuits opened its first e-commerce store in China. just-food spoke to CEO of American Halal Co., Adnan Durrani following the firm's recent acquisition in the plant-protein space and Givesco Bakery acquired cake maker Almondy. Here is the week in quotes.

Nestle resumes Maggi sales in India 

Katy Askew | 9 Nov 2015

Nestle started to roll out Maggi noodles in the Indian market today (9 November) following a five-month ban. 

Nestle Maggi sales 'to resume this month' in India

Katy Askew | 4 Nov 2015

Nestle has said that it hopes to re-start sales of its Maggi instant noodle brand in India this month after the latest round of tests returned negative for excess levels of lead. 

Nestle restarts Maggi production in India 

Katy Askew | 27 Oct 2015

Nestle has restarted production of Maggi noodles at three of its plants in India, the company revealed today (27 October). 

Nestle invests in Maggi noodle line in Malaysia

Hannah Abdulla | 26 Oct 2015

Nestle has invested CHF21m into a Maggi noodle production line in Malaysia.

Hershey sets out new CSR targets

Dean Best | 23 Oct 2015

Hershey has outlined a series of new sustainability targets as part of its move to join the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, an initiative drawn up by the Obama administration to "demonstrate support for action on climate change".

CSM eyes licensing to grow in US, Europe – audio

Katy Askew | 22 Oct 2015

CSM Bakery Solutions is working to grow sales ahead of its core markets in Europe and North America through insight-led innovation and branding, vice president of bakery products Sebastian Siethoff told just-food. 

Nestle closer to Maggi relaunch after test boost

Katy Askew | 16 Oct 2015

Fresh tests of Maggi noodles ordered by the Bombay High Court have returned negative for excess levels of lead, meaning Nestle has moved a step closer to resuming Maggi sales in India. 

Nestle lowers FY outlook as 9M sales miss

Katy Askew | 16 Oct 2015

Nestle lowered its outlook for annual organic sales after reporting nine-month top-line figures that missed analyst forecasts this morning (16 October).

Nestle, Mars, Kellogg urge EU action on trans fats

Helen Arnold | 16 Oct 2015

Food manufacturing giants including Nestle, Mars Inc and Kellogg have written an open letter to EU commissioners, lobbying for legislation to be introduced to limit the amount of hydrogenated vegetable oils, the main source of trans fatty acids, in processed food. 

Quotes of week - Nestle, Mondelez, Kerry

Dean Best | 16 Oct 2015

Nestle CEO Paul Bulcke faced questions over the food group's performance after it missed analyst expectations and lowered its forecast for underlying annual sales. Mondelez International explained why it was confident Belvita breakfast biscuits could succeed in China, while Kantar Worldpanel outlined how local products had gained an edge over international brands.

Industry news of week - Chobani, Vinamilk, Nestle

Dean Best | 16 Oct 2015

Chobani, the US-based yoghurt group, has admitted it is weighing up interest from companies looking at investing in the business - and this week the identity of some purported suitors emerged. Staying in dairy, Vietnam's government is looking to sell its 45% stake in Vinamilk, which dominates much of the growing sector there. And a Friday one-two from Nestle, which cut its forecast for annual sales after a challenging, Maggi-affected third quarter and then confirmed tests in India allow the company to at least resume production of the noodles.

Wrap: Nestle/R&R; TPP deal; US dietary guidelines

Dean Best | 12 Oct 2015

Nestle's "advanced" talks to put the bulk of its ice cream business into a venture with the UK's R&R Ice Cream was the week's stand-out M&A story, while regulatory developments - the TPP trade deal, food safety rules in China and US dietary guidelines - caught the eye elsewhere.

Food industry quotes of week - R&R, TPP, Unilever

Katy Askew | 9 Oct 2015

Nestle and R&R Ice Cream confirmed that they are in joint venture talks, a tie up that could reshape the global ice cream sector. Meanwhile the historic Trans-Pacific Partnership was signed - to mixed reactions from the food sector. Here are just-food's quotes of the week.

Nestle claims market first in S Africa Maggi NPD

Helen Arnold | 8 Oct 2015

Nestle is launching a range of Maggi noodles in South Africa containing the indigenous vegetable morogo, after three years of research to assess their nutritional value and taste.

Latest blogs

Maggi returns but will growth follow in AOA for Nestle?

Katy Askew | 5 Nov 2015

Nestle had some reason for cheer this week when it was confirmed that Maggi noodles should be back on Indian shelves this month.

Nestle starts advertising push for Maggi in India

Dean Best | 1 Sep 2015

Maggi noodles are yet to return to shelves in India but Nestle has started to pave the way for the brand's comeback with a series of social media ads.

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