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Deal or no deal: Will UB owners float or sell?

Blackstone Group and PAI Partners are progressing with plans to offload UK Jacob's-to-McVitie's manufacturer United Biscuits. The question o...

Oetker wants bigger slice of N American pizza

Dr Oetker has taken over McCain Foods' North American pizza operations. But, with competition fierce and with growth in the sector hard to c...

On the money: Solid Lindt outpaces chocolate peers

Lindt & Sprungli, the upmarket Swiss chocolate group, today (19 August) underlined why it is a business seen as one of the better performers...

Comment: Holistic approach to obesity issue needed

The Institute of Economic Affairs, a UK think tank, raised an important issue yesterday (18 August) when it insisted a decline in physical a...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Bell hits out at German cartel ruling 22 Jul 2014

Dean Best

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.


The rise of Vietnam: Nestle eyes faster growth 12 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Vietnam is an up-and-coming emerging market that is gaining increasing attention as international companies seek out fresh avenues of growth. Nestle first established an office in the country in 1912. In the 1990s the company took its presence in Vietnam to the next level with the establishment of a local subsidiary. Today, the firm is focused on accelerating growth in the market. Katy Askew spoke to Rashid Aleem Qureshi, MD of Nestle Vietnam, to find out more about the group's plans in the country.

Latest News

Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 15 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

M&A was once more a focus on just-food as consolidation of the food sector continued. US natural and organic food group Annie's was snapped up by General Mills.


Nestle makes EU portion, whole grain commitments 10 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Nestle has pledged to provide portion guidance on foods targeted at children and families and to include more whole grain in its products in new commitments under the EU Platform on Diet, Physical Activity and Health.


Slavery lawsuit against Nestle allowed to proceed 8 Sep 2014

Dean Best

A lawsuit alleging Nestle, Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland "aided and abetted" child slavery in Cote d'Ivoire can proceed after an intervention by an appeals court in the US.


Nestle targets traditional trade in Singapore 5 Sep 2014

Dean Best

Nestle is deepening its partnership with distributor DKSH in Singapore with a fresh deal that targets traditional retailers in the country.


Hershey heads to court in US trademark dispute 31 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Hershey has hit LBB Imports with a lawsuit, accusing the US importer of infringing its trademarks.

Latest blogs

Sandwich maker looks to capitalise on Nestle's Hot Pockets switch 22 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

They say one man's trash is another man's treasure. In the US, Nestle is scrapping production of its Hot Pockets sandwiches at a plant in California plant, leaving 360 staff out in the cold. But a small local bakery is using the opportunity to announce it is expanding - and hiring.


Nestle's UK and Irish business set to hit 100% sustainable cocoa 4 Aug 2014

Dean Best

It may have been Cadbury that made the first high-profile move on sustainable cocoa in the UK when it switched Dairy Milk to Fairtrade in 2009. However, Nestle has claimed it will be the "first major confectionery company" in the market to use only sustainable cocoa by the end of next year.

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