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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?
We present the results of our 2017 Confidence Survey and take a deeper look at areas including consumer trends, foodservice and the digital sphere.
The infant formula and baby food business has come under scrutiny over concerns about its business in China.
The finances of the owner of William Saurin ready meals and Madrange meats are in the spotlight after an audit revealed "a misrepresentation of the group's accounts over several years".
March 2017 will mark two years since 3G Capital and partner Warren Buffett combined Heinz with Kraft Foods Group. Could Mondelez be where the investors turn next?
In a bid to adapt to the evolving landscape in the US food industry, some of the largest names in the sector have set up funds to invest in smaller, on-trend companies.
Cheap imports, drought and a volatile rand have led to tough conditions in South Africa's poultry industry.
Senior management at the consumer goods giant met analysts in north-west England to discuss the company's strategy.
just-food takes a detailed look at the dynamics of the packaged food sector in Thailand.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
It's been reporting season in Australia, with listed companies from Murray Goulburn to Freedom Foods Group filing their annual figures.
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
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 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 is set to double its presence in North America through the acquisition of WhiteWave Foods and plans to let the US group's dairy alternative brands loose on the international stage.
The Cadbury owner walks away from table after Hershey reportedly rebuffs second offer.
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.
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.
The owner of McVitie's and Godiva is looking to float snacks arm Pladis by 2020 to support growth ambitions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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