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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.
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.
Major corporations have joined with market researchers to form Paragon Partnerships which aims create an open-access information hub to support actions addressing the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Ben Cooper examines the aims behind the Unilever-led initiative and asks where companies draw the line between sharing sustainability information for the greater good and retaining insights that might offer competitive advantage.
News PepsiCo has reorganised its senior management team following the departure of Frito-Lay North America CEO Tom Greco prompted a flurry of speculation from as to whether the company is lining up a successor to chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi. However, Katy Askew suggests bringing the company's North American businesses under a single leader can also be viewed as a natural extension of PepsiCo's "power of one" strategy.
Assessing how sustainability fits within a business throws up a multitude of questions but three seem definitive. Is sustainability embedded throughout your company and enshrined in your strategy - and what do investors really think? Ben Cooper sought out one of the food industry's early movers, PepsiCo, for answers.
US salty snacks group Wise Foods faces some stiff competition but under the ownership of Mexican Coke bottler Arca Continental it believes it can grow. With Arca eyeing rapid growth from its snacks businesses in the US and in South America, Wise Foods is looking to NPD - notably with Hispanic-inspired flavours - to drive sales. Dean Best discussed Wise Foods' strategy with CEO Miguel Bostock.
Israel-based food and beverage company Strauss Group saw sales and earnings rise in the first half of the year, enjoying growth from its domestic business and from Sabra, its US-focused venture with PepsiCo.
Calbee, the Japan-based snacks maker, saw sales rise in its first quarter, boosted by sales of its cereal line Frugra in Japan, which helped offset declining domestic snack sales and a fall in overseas revenues.
Sabra Dipping Company, the US-based joint venture between PepsiCo and Israel's Strauss Group, is launching a line of refrigerated sandwich spreads, Sabra Spreads.
PepsiCo is launching a "Super Goodness" range of its Quaker Oats porridge brand across the UK from today (25 July) that it said will provide "enhanced nutritional qualities".
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.
Merger and acquisitions have become the major source for revenue growth for the world’s biggest food brands that are part of the top 50 global consumer goods companies.
Unilever and The Smith's Snackfood Co, PepsiCo's Australian arm, have been fined AUD10,800 (US$8,146) each for using "misleading healthy food representations" on products sold in Australia to school canteens.
PepsiCo insisted it has "engaged" with Indofood over allegations the US group's Indonesian partner breaches workers rights through practices including the use of child labour on its palm oil plantations.
The Indian state government of Karnataka has given PepsiCo permission to build a major new soft drinks and snacks manufacturing plant 200km south-west of Bangalore, an official has confirmed to just-food.
Calbee, the Japan-based snacks maker, is looking to re-enter Taiwan "as soon as possible" after dissolving its venture in the nation.
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.
Calbee, the Japan-based snacks maker, today (13 May) booked higher annual sales and earnings, with growth at home and abroad.
PepsiCo chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi and Brian Cornell, the chairman and CEO of retailer Target Corp., have announced they are to co-chair an initiative in the US aimed at achieving 50/50 gender parity.
PepsiCo has said its efforts on product innovation contributed "significantly" to its organic revenue growth in the first quarter, supported by a focus on trends of premiumisation and health and wellness.
PepsiCo today (18 April) booked lower first-quarter sales and profits on a reported basis - but its underlying earnings were ahead of analysts forecasts.
Private-equity firm Wind Point Partners has acquired Evans Food Group, a US manufacturer of branded and private-label pork rind snacks, in partnership with former PepsiCo executive Jose Luis Prado.
PepsiCo is the latest company to announce a commitment on the sourcing of cage-free eggs.
PepsiCo has added a product to its Quaker breakfast portfolio in the US.
Unilever and PepsiCo are among the companies that have agreed to develop an online "platform" to share ways to tackle "development and sustainability challenges".
PepsiCo and Danone, two of the largest dairy groups in Russia, have expressed their disquiet about changes to safety regulations in the country.
Greenpeace has insisted there is "a considerable amount of work to be done" before consumer goods companies can say no deforestation takes place in their supply chains in a report critical of FMCG giants including PepsiCo.
PepsiCo is taking its Walkers Sunbites brand into the popcorn category in the UK.
PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has proven an outspoken chief at the snacks-to-soft drinks giant.
Just a week after the IGD issued forecasts for the growth of online grocery to 2020, analysts at Kantar Worldpanel today (7 July) issued their own take on the prospects for the channel. And the message to brands is clear: act now.
Artificial Sweetner Market in the UK 2015-2019
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