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Oxfam's Behind the Brands campaign reflects the increased responsibility global food companies are now expected to assume for working conditions, wages, safety and workers’ rights in their agricultural supply chains. Ben Cooper reports.
Three of the seven issues on which Oxfam’s Behind the Brands campaign rates the world’s ten largest food and drinks companies relate directly to wages, workers’ rights and working conditions in their agricultural supply chains. Here, just-food sets out the NGO's evaluations under the three criteria - women, farmers and workers - along with the companies’ reactions.
Nestle and R&R Ice Cream have finalised plans to combine their ice cream businesses. The new joint venture brings a number of benefits and is likely to see an increased focus behind Nestle's ice cream brands. Katy Askew reports.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
R&R Ice Cream has named former PepsiCo and Reckitt Benckiser executive Daniel Martinez as the new CFO of the UK-based business.
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.
Nestle has entered into an agreement to sell its Italian confectionery brands, including Rossana and Fluxes, to Italian candy maker Fida.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lactalis and Nestle have entered the lactose-free yoghurt category in Spain with the launch of a range through their joint venture.
Nestle has said it aims to reduce the amount of salt across its global portfolio and – in the US – has thrown its weight behind the introduction of government-backed salt reduction targets.
Nestle and R&R Ice Cream today (27 April) announced the formation of Froneri, an ice cream joint venture operating in over 20 countries.
Nestle has launched a line of Greek yoghurt products in India.
Nestle is "simplifying" the ingredients used in six of its ice cream brands in the US.
Nestle booked first-quarter organic sales growth ahead of analyst expectations this morning (14 April), with growth in the Americas and Europe lifting the top line.
Nestle has announced the launch of a meat-free range of meals in Spain under the Garden Gourmet brand.
Nestle has opened a new research and development centre located in Singapore that will focus on developing products for the ageing population in Asia and globally.
Nestle could be facing further legal proceedings in India after regulators in the state of Uttar Pradesh reportedly filed a court case with a district magistrate claiming "sub-standard" Maggi noodle samples were found.
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.
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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