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South Africa

South Africa's challenging poultry market

Cheap imports, drought and a volatile rand have led to tough conditions in South Africa's poultry industry.

Unilever

Unilever's 2016 investor day

Senior management at the consumer goods giant met analysts in north-west England to discuss the company's strategy.

Trump

Trump's shock election as US President

Just four months after the UK voted for Brexit came a result that, quite literally, Trumped that seismic event. But what could the election of Donald Trump mean for the food sector?

Packaged food in Thailand - a market profile

Packaged food in Thailand - a market profile

just-food takes a detailed look at the dynamics of the packaged food sector in Thailand.

What is the outlook for the low-FODMAP diet?

What is the outlook for the low-FODMAP diet?

FODMAPs are sugars said to cause digestive issues and markets for foods low in the ingredients are growing, notably in North America and Australia. We look at developments so far.

The rise of zero-based budgeting

The rise of zero-based budgeting

More food companies are adopting the practice of zero-based budgeting in an attempt to manage costs and boost profits. What is zero-based budgeting? Who is using it and why? And how does it help?

How investors are calling for action on meat production

How investors are calling for action on meat production

There are growing calls from the investment community for the world's food giants to look at how - and how much - they source and process meat

UK tycoon Boparan becomes Bernard Matthews

UK tycoon Boparan becomes Bernard Matthews' latest owner

Ranjit Singh Boparan, the head of the UK's 2 Sisters Food Group, snaps up Europe's largest turkey producer in a pre-pack administration deal.

Fighting obesity in children

Fighting obesity in children

The UK government has published a "plan of action" to tackle the issue in England, while senior medical professionals in the US have published guidelines on the consumption of added sugars by children.

Australia

Australia's food companies announce FY results

It's been reporting season in Australia, with listed companies from Murray Goulburn to Freedom Foods Group filing their annual figures.

Hain Celestial

Hain Celestial's problems mount

The US group has capped a challenging 12 months with news the company may not hit its annual forecasts and an admission it needs to review its internal financial controls

Amplify Snack Brands set to take over Tyrrells

Amplify Snack Brands set to take over Tyrrells

The UK crisp firm is set for another owner after US group Amplify Snack Brands announced it had struck a deal to buy the business.

Unilever

Unilever's drive to boost efficiency and innovation

Unilever revealed a fresh efficiency drive and provided detail on how it is using innovation to shift its portfolio to more attractive areas of the sector.

Danone expands with WhiteWave acquisition

Danone expands with WhiteWave acquisition

French dairy giant Danone has doubled its presence in North America through the acquisition of WhiteWave. Now, the group is set to let WhiteWave's dairy alternative brands loose on the international stage.

Mondelez ends Hershey interest

Mondelez ends Hershey interest

The Cadbury owner walks away from table after Hershey reportedly rebuffs second offer.

Brexit and the food industry

Brexit and the food industry

How will the UK's departure from the EU affect the food industry? This page brings together the latest news and views on the impact Brexit could have on the sector.

Kellogg ready to invest again after Pure Bar buy

Kellogg ready to invest again after Pure Bar buy

After seeing many US peers snap up natural and organic businesses to try to boost growth, the cereal and snacks giant has decided to act.

Yildiz sets out stall for snacks growth

Yildiz sets out stall for snacks growth

The owner of McVitie's and Godiva is looking to float snacks arm Pladis by 2020 to support growth ambitions.

Voluntary sodium targets drafted in US

Voluntary sodium targets drafted in US

The Food and Drug Administration has outlined plans to reduce sodium intake in the US, where it is estimated consumers eat almost 50% more than most experts recommend.

Hormel Foods swoops for nut-butter firm Justin

Hormel Foods swoops for nut-butter firm Justin's

The move by the giant behind Skippy peanut butter and Spam canned meats is yet another example of so-called Big Food moving for an up-and-coming, faster-growing business.

US regulator to review nutrient claims after U-turn on Kind

US regulator to review nutrient claims after U-turn on Kind

The US Food and Drug Administration is to "re-evaluate" the claims after deciding snack bar maker Kind can use the word 'healthy' on its packaging.

Hain Celestial sets out plan to drive growth

Hain Celestial sets out plan to drive growth

The US-based group has faced challenges domestically in recent quarters, with growth below expectations and competition intensifying. After working Boston Consulting Group, the Earth's Best and Greek Gods owner has outlined its strategy to improve its performance.

Hershey tuns to M&A amid core challenges

Hershey tuns to M&A amid core challenges

The confectionery giant this week announced the acquisition of an up-and-coming US snacks brand, while reporting falling first-quarter results and plans to more aggressively cut costs.

Mars

Mars' bold move on health

The US group has grabbed the headlines for its "health and wellbeing ambition", which includes to label some of its products as for occasional eating only.

Natural Products Expo West 2016

Natural Products Expo West 2016

We bring you exclusive interviews from one of the key dates in the US industry calendar. Boulder Brands, Enjoy Life Foods, Plum Organics and Amy's Kitchen feature.

Premier Foods in takeover spotlight

Premier Foods in takeover spotlight

The UK group rebuffed three approaches from McCormick & Co., while signing a tie-up with Japan's Nissin Foods Holdings, which bought a chunk of the Mr Kipling maker. McCormick ultimately walked away from the table.

The Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference 2016

The Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference 2016

We bring you the news and views from one of the key events in the US food industry calendar

Food majors book 2015 numbers and look into 2016

Food majors book 2015 numbers and look into 2016

The figures for last year are rolling in and, while executives report how they fared in 2015, they are also forecasting how they could perform this year.

The flurry of commitments on cage-free eggs

The flurry of commitments on cage-free eggs

Companies including Nestle, Mondelez International and Mars have announced pledges on cage-free eggs in recent months.

Lactalis

Lactalis's emerging markets push

The French giant - the world's number two dairy group by sales - has continued its bid to increase its presence in emerging markets in the early weeks of 2016.

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