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China's Yili gained as dairy market curdled in 2015 26 Jul 16

Rabobank's annual league table of the world's largest dairy companies has been released - and the data underlines what a challenging market it has been in recent months...


The Brexiteers are here, here and here 24 Jun 16

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...


EU referendum - Tate & Lyle Sugars executive favours Brexit 22 Jun 16

With a little over 24 hours before the UK's votes on its membership of the EU, a senior executive at a major food company with operations in the country has declared he favours leaving the bloc...


Now four Unilever CEOs sound Brexit warning 16 Jun 16

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...


Unilever's Paul Polman on the prospect of Brexit 8 Jun 16

With a little over two weeks to go before the UK decides whether to stay in or leave the EU, the debate over the country's membership is heating up, with news bulletins and evening TV schedules increasingly dominated by the issue. Last night, Unilever CEO Paul Polman outlined his stance in an interview with Channel 4 News...


General Mills linked to US E. coli outbreak 2 Jun 16

Flour produced by the US food giant at a plant in Missouri is the likely source of an E. coli outbreak that made people ill across 20 states, food safety officials have announced...


Hain Celestial's remedy to try and get Orchard House deal through 1 Jun 16

The US food group's bid to get the regulatory green light for its bid to buy UK food and beverage group Orchard House Foods has been released by the competition watchdog in London...


A spring break for just-food 29 May 16

The UK is enjoying its annual spring bank holiday on Monday (30 May)...


Amazon causing more waves in FMCG - without an announcement 17 May 16

The online retail behemoth is again causing chatter throughout the sector, this time amid speculation it is set to launch more private-label products...


China's new e-commerce laws - confusion reigns 11 May 16

Talking with our readers, a common problem among them is their battle to keep tabs on the changes to regulations in China. And the recent moves Beijing has made to revamp its rules around e-commerce have brought that concern into sharp relief...

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