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World Retail Congress 2013 8 Oct 2013

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Retail industry executives, including from Carrefour, Grupo Pao de Acucar, Dixy, Spar and Ocado, have headed to the French capital to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the sector.


Anuga 2013 7 Oct 2013

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just-food brings you live coverage from Europe's largest trade show - Anuga 2013


The slowdown in the emerging markets 1 Oct 2013

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There has been growing evidence of a slowdown in emerging markets, as we have reported in our two most recent management briefings - on Brazil and Russia - and Unilever's sales warning has put the issue firmly in the spotlight.


Investors back Chinese takeover of pork giant Smithfield 24 Sep 2013

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Shareholders in the US firm, the world's largest pork processor, vote in favour of a sale to China's Shuanghui International, a move that created unease in US political circles and divided Smithfield's investors.


Travails for Western companies boon for Chinese dairy rivals 20 Sep 2013

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The price-fixing scandal, Fonterra's botulism scare and now claims Danone staff bribed staff in Chinese hospitals. As Western dairy and infant formula firms suffer successive blows to their reputations, much-maligned local producers could favour.


Tesco marks US exit with Yucaipa deal 11 Sep 2013

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US investment fund Yucaipa is to take on the bulk of Tesco's business in the country, although the disposal of Fresh & Easy will cost the retailer GBP150m.


Management changes at Delhaize raise concerns 6 Sep 2013

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Ex-Metro Group executive Frans Muller has been named Delhaize's new CEO. Metro's cash-and-carry arm had a patchy record under Muller's stewardship, while he lacks experience in the US, Delhaize's biggest market. The boss of Delhaize's US business, meanwhile, also plans to leave, adding to the uncertainty at the Food Lion owner.


Turnaround specialist invests in Bernard Matthews 6 Sep 2013

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Rutland Partners, an investment firm with assets including Pizza Hut's UK arm, has said it can put the UK poultry group "back on the map" after investing in the business.


Smucker deal highlights health of US gluten-free market 21 Aug 2013

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The coffee and jam group has moved to buy California-based Enray, a producer of natural, organic and gluten-free food. The US gluten-free sector is booming, with specialist companies thriving, international firms entering the market and mainstream companies expanding into the category.


Fonterra grapples with botulism fall-out 16 Aug 2013

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In the midst of its struggle to regain confidence in the safety of its products and processes, it has emerged that Fonterra's botulism recall was a false alarm. Good news for the New Zealand dairy giant, right?


Tesco turns to local partner in China 12 Aug 2013

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Nine years after entering the market, Tesco is in talks to merge its business in China with local retailer China Resources Enterprise in a venture where the UK retailer will be the minority partner.


China issues record fines after infant formula price fixing 7 Aug 2013

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Beijing has hit companies including Danone and Mead Johnson with record fines for fixing infant formula prices. Nestle, however, has escaped fines after alerting the authorities.


Fonterra botulism scare has international impact 5 Aug 2013

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The world's largest dairy exporter has recalled a batch of whey powder over fears it could cause botulism. The move has prompted companies from Danone to Coca-Cola to pull items off shelves - and China to issues restrictions on imports from the New Zealand dairy giant.


Q2 results paint mixed picture 2 Aug 2013

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Hershey motors on in US but others, including Kellogg and Kraft Foods Group face challenges in boosting sales volumes.


Tackling the problem of food waste 26 Jul 2013

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The world's population is forecast to grow to 9bn by 2050 and the focus on how people will be fed has intensified. The food industry is looking at how to reduce waste from its supply chain but experts also argue the sector must look at consumer demand.


Nestle upbeat on growth 18 Jul 2013

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Nestle has witnessed something of a slowdown in recent quarters, prompting some industry observes to wonder if the world's largest food group can deliver on the "Nestle Model" of 5-6% organic revenue growth. Nestle remains steadfastly confident. just-food caught up with management to find out more.


Activity rises in organic baby food 17 Jul 2013

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A spate of M&A deals has put the spotlight on the organic baby food sector. Large corporations are apparently snapping up smaller organic specialists as they look to gain access to a category still witnessing strong growth, even in developed markets. just-food investigates.


China probes infant formula prices 3 Jul 2013

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Multinationals including Nestle, Danone and Mead Johnson are under investigation over the price of infant formula in China, where foreign-made products are in demand and said to be sold at higher prices than in other markets


Breakfast drinks in the spotlight 27 Jun 2013

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Cereal makers, trying to bolster sales, are turning to convenient options like breakfast drinks. This week, Kellogg rolled out a breakfast drink in the US after tests. However, in Australia, the biggest market for such products, breakfast drinks have faced criticism over their recipes. Are they the silver bullet the sector needs?


UK industry signs up to new nutrition labels - partially 19 Jun 2013

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The country's largest grocers and - some - of its leading food manufacturers are to use a new "hybrid" front-of-pack nutrition label that includes controversial traffic light colour-coding. However, suppliers including Kellogg, Mondelez International and Unilever have so far refused to sign up.


US retailers watch Amazon's grocery ambitions 13 Jun 2013

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Amazon has launched its food service, AmazonFresh, in a second US city, Los Angeles. The online channel is less established in the US than in western Europe and industry watchers are split on its potential. However, Amazon's expansion has got the sector talking.


Cereal innovators 6 Jun 2013

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With cereal sales under pressure from mounting competition and changing consumer habits, companies are responding with a renewed focus on innovation and brand building efforts. Will they work?


US meat giant Smithfield set for new Chinese owner 29 May 2013

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Smithfield Foods, the US pork giant, has accepted a bid from China's Shuanghui International. Both companies have publicly hailed the deal, although there has been some disquiet in US political circles - and a Smithfield investor has attacked the value of the offer.


Resilient organic baby food attracts major interest 24 May 2013

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Campbell Soup Co. has swooped to buy US-based baby food firm Plum Organics, the third significant acquisition in the organic baby food sector in just three weeks. The US soup manufacturer, Danone and Hain Celestial have all struck deals this month in a growing category.


Danone tries to crack China yoghurt market again 22 May 2013

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The French food giant is launching its third attempt to tap into booming demand in China for yoghurt. It has teamed up with local dairy group Mengniu, a business with which it had a venture in 2007 that lasted a year.


Morrisons and Ocado announce online JV as Waitrose studies deal 17 May 2013

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After months of talks, Morrisons has announced plans to launch an online grocery service through a venture with specialist Ocado. Waitrose, which already has a partnership with Ocado, is studying the deal closely.


Danone enters organic baby food sector 14 May 2013

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The French food giant, which counts Aptamil formula and Cow & Gate baby food in its portfolio, has snapped up 90% of US firm Happy Family and added organic products to that part of its business.


Beckers to bow out at retail giant Delhaize 8 May 2013

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With a marked improvement in Delhaize's first-quarter results, CEO Pierre-Olivier Beckers has signaled his intention to step down after 15 years at the help of the Belgium-based retailer.


Budding exporters target Asia at Hong Kong show 7 May 2013

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just-food is this week bringing the latest news and views from the Hofex trade show in Hong Kong, where SMEs are exhibiting in a bid to boost their presence in Asia.


Hain Celestial snaps up UK baby food brand Ella's Kitchen 7 May 2013

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"We want to change the way kids eat around the world," Hain Celestial said as it announced the acquisition of the organic brand, its latest deal in the UK.

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