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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.


The rise of gluten free 1 May 2013

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Demand for gluten-free is on the up, boosted by more diagnoses of coeliac disease and other consumers believing the products will improve their diet. This just-food management briefing looks at the leading markets for gluten-free.


Cranswick sees opportunities from EAP acquisition 30 Apr 2013

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UK pork processor Cranswick has acquired pig rearer East Anglian Pigs. The deal, the company says, will strengthen its position in the premium, high-welfare pork sector and further shorten its pork supply chain.


China toughens up on food safety 22 Apr 2013

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The Chinese government has shaken up the country's food safety regulators. The move aims to improve food safety in the country, which has been plagued by numerous scares. However, many challenges lay ahead - not least convincing consumers that Chinese-made foods are safe.


Two years on, Clarke continues to reshape Tesco 18 Apr 2013

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Tesco CEO Philip Clarke, after two years in the hot seat, is still trying to reshape the UK retailer. Alongside its annual results this week, he confirmed Tesco will quit the US, not develop 100 UK sites and invest more in multichannel.


UK's R&R Ice Cream gets new private-equity owner 10 Apr 2013

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PAI Partners is to buy R&R Ice Cream, Europe's largest producer of retailer own-label ice cream - and one keen to boost its branded portfolio, too.


The potential sale of Burton's Biscuit Co. 9 Apr 2013

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The private-equity owners of the UK's second-largest biscuit manufacturer are looking at their options - and a sale of the Jammie Dodgers maker could be in the offing. just-food looks at which companies could be interested.


just-food's 2013 confidence survey 4 Apr 2013

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You gave us your thoughts on 2013, the outlook for the industry and the prospects for your business. The just-food team, alongside SymphonyIRI, Grant Thornton and Mintel, analysed the results.


US yoghurt firm Chobani in UK setback 28 Mar 2013

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Chobani, the largest yoghurt brand in the US, was this week barred from using the term 'Greek yoghurt' in the UK after a court battle with rival Fage, the owner of Total Greek yoghurt.


Industry giants present at CAGE investment conference 20 Mar 2013

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Nestle, Danone and Hershey are among those updating analysts and investors on the operations at the CAGE investment conference in London this week. just-food reports from the event.

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