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New food waste standard will help monitor progress

The launch of the Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard has been described by its founding partner as a "breakthrough" in th...

Debate rages as US takes action on salt reduction

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...


Ben Cooper | 11 May 2016

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.


Ben Cooper | 11 May 2016

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.


Katy Askew | 5 May 2016

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.


Dean Best | 20 Apr 2016

Just a week after dropping its interest in Premier Foods, McCormick & Co. announced the acquisition of Australian chilled herbs firm Botanical Food Co. When the US herbs and spices giant's interest in Premier emerged, McCormick said it had a "pipeline" of targets and industry watchers expect the company to continue to look to M&A for growth.

Latest Interviews

Dean Best | 11 Feb 2015

In the second section of a two-part interview, R&R Ice Cream CEO Ibrahim Najafi speaks to Dean Best about how the UK-based company is navigating the challenges in its domestic - and still largest - market.


Dean Best | 9 Feb 2015

R&R Ice Cream is the second-largest ice cream manufacturer in Europe by sales, behind only Unilever. But the UK-based business's CEO, Ibrahim Najafi, promoted to the top job at the company 18 months ago, has his sights on expansion further afield.

Latest News

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? 


Dean Best | 15 Jun 2016

Unilever has launched an organic version of its Hellmann's mayonnaise in Spain.


John Shepherd | 9 Jun 2016

India's Cremica Food Industries has raised the equivalent of US$15m from a new private equity fund to boost its presence in retail outlets across southern and western India.


Dean Best | 3 Jun 2016

Hindustan Unilever, the listed Indian arm of the consumer goods giant, has announced plans to split its foods and refreshments division in two.


Dean Best | 1 Jun 2016

Unilever is to offload Latin America soy beverage business Ades to Coca-Cola Co. and Coca-Cola FEMSA, the soft drinks giant's Mexico-based bottler, in a deal worth US$575m.


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.


Hannah Abdulla | 14 Apr 2016

Unilever has reported higher underlying sales growth for its foods and refreshments divisions in the first quarter of the year.


Hannah Abdulla | 31 Mar 2016

Unilever is launching 17 ice creams this year across five of its brands in the US, inspired by "popular flavours and favourite desserts".


Hannah Abdulla | 30 Mar 2016

Unilever is looking to sell its Calvé peanut butter through major retailers in the UK and Ireland.


Dean Best | 29 Mar 2016

Unilever is to take its mayonnaise and dressings brand Hellmann's into the UK sauces category with the launch of a range of hot and barbecue products.


Katy Askew | 18 Mar 2016

Hindustan Unilever, the Indian unit of Unilever, has struck a deal to sell its rice export business, which includes the brands Gold Seal Indus Valley and Rozana, to LT Foods Ltd. 


Dean Best | 15 Mar 2016

Food manufacturers and retailers operating in the UK - including Nestle, Unilever, Tesco and Asda - have signed up to cut food and drink waste in the country by a fifth in ten years.


Dean Best | 15 Mar 2016

Unilever and PepsiCo are among the companies that have agreed to develop an online "platform" to share ways to tackle "development and sustainability challenges".


Dean Best | 8 Mar 2016

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.


Hannah Abdulla | 7 Mar 2016

Unilever has introduced ice-cream sandwiches under its Ben & Jerry's brand in the UK, the first "handheld" products in the range.


Hannah Abdulla | 7 Mar 2016

Unilever is targeting health-conscious consumers with the launch of its latest Solero ice cream in the UK.


Katy Askew | 2 Mar 2016

Unilever is launching a range of Chupa Chups branded ice creams under license from Perfetti van Melle. 


Hannah Abdulla | 1 Mar 2016

Unilever is reformulating its Becel margarine in Canada to be free of artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.


Katy Askew | 25 Feb 2016

Unilever has said Bayer CEO Dr. Marijn Dekkers will succeed Michael Treschow as group chairman. 


Dean Best | 12 Feb 2016

Unilever is to move around 200 IT and accounting jobs from the Netherlands to other markets and on to third parties.


Hannah Abdulla | 3 Feb 2016

Unilever has launched a dairy-free and certified vegan line of Ben & Jerry's ice cream in the US.


Hannah Abdulla | 2 Feb 2016

Unilever has launched a version of its Hellmann's mayonnaise in the US that contains no eggs, creating a close competitor to fast-growing upstart Just Mayo.

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.


Dean Best | 16 Jun 2016

The last three Unilever CEOs have joined present chief executive Paul Polman in writing to the company's staff to warn the group's UK operations would be "negatively impacted" by the country leaving the EU.

Company research

Unilever PLC (ULVR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Unilever PLC (ULVR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis

Unilever PLC (Unilever) manufactures and supplies fast moving consumer goods (FMCG). The company offers wide range of products such as food products, refreshment products, homecare products and perso...

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Hindustan Unilever Limited (HINDUNILVR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HINDUNILVR) - Financial and Stra

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) is one of the leading fast-moving consumer goods companies in India. The company primarily offers food and beverages, personal care products, homecare products, and wa...

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Unilever Sverige AB in Packaged Food (Sweden)

Unilever Sverige AB in Packaged Food (Sweden)

Unilever will continue to strengthen its market position through cost efficiencies, greater distribution and innovative product launches....

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