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Premier hopes for bread deal benefits 29 Jan 2014

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The UK group is hoping its JV with US private-equity firm Gores Group may lead to the turn around of its bread business and allow it room to develop its stable of higher margin grocery brands. But challenges lie ahead.

Hain Celestial swoops for another UK business 15 Jan 2014

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The US group has snapped up UK family-owned rice supplier Tilda. Five of Hain's last six purchases have been of UK firms, including Ella's Kitchen and ex-Premier brands like Hartley's. While Hain has had issues with Hartley's, it has seen early success with Ella's, not least in the US - and expects similar with Tilda, too.

NGOs crank up pressure on obesity 14 Jan 2014

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The early weeks of 2014 has seen the issue of obesity hit the headlines in the UK, with some in campaign circles claiming previous forecasts may end up under-estimating the prevalence of the condition.

UK grocers report tough Christmas 9 Jan 2014

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Tesco and Morrisons book weaker-than-expected sales, while growth slows at Sainsbury's.

European meats firm Campofrio set for new owners 2 Jan 2014

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The company behind brands including Jean Caby and Caroli is set to move into the shared control of Mexico's Sigma Alimentos - and current shareholder Shuanghui International, the Chinese meat processor, after a deal just before Christmas.

Tesco dusts self down and starts India assault 17 Dec 2013

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The UK retailer has had its problems not just domestically but also internationally. However, the company has started plans to become the first overseas retailer to run multi-brand retail outlets in India.

Kellogg's "efficiency and effectiveness" drive 11 Dec 2013

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The US food giant, facing pressure on sales, particularly of cereal, in developed markets, is looking to cut costs to divert resources to revitalise the performance of its brands, as well as invest in emerging economies.

The challenges facing Tesco 4 Dec 2013

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Tesco may have stuck to its profit forecasts for its financial year but another quarter of falling sales - with LFLs down in every market - shows the scale of the task in front of CEO Philip Clarke.

China: riding the dragon 29 Nov 2013

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This year, China's GDP is forecast to grow at the slowest rate for over a decade. However, the country is set to be remain the global growth engine, presenting huge opportunities for food companies. There are, however, myriad challenges to navigate.

Wal-Mart set for new CEO 25 Nov 2013

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Doug McMillon, the head of the US retail giant's overseas operations, is to succeed Mike Duke as CEO of the world's largest retailer in February.

Canadian pension fund snaps up UK biscuit firm Burton's 18 Nov 2013

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Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan has struck a deal to buy a majority stake in the manufacturer of Jammie Dodgers and Wagon Wheels.

Mexico set to be next country to try 'junk food' taxes 11 Nov 2013

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The country, which is said to have the second-highest rate of obesity in the Americas, is looking at imposing a levy on high-calorie foods. The industry has hit out at the idea and, after other schemes around the world, some academics are sceptical about the impact taxes have on tackling obesity.

Mondelez under pressure as China growth slows 8 Nov 2013

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Mondelez International has lowered its full-year outlook. In particular, the global snacks giant flagged a slowdown in Chinese biscuit sales. just-food takes a look at the group's performance and its prospects in the Chinese market.

ABF confident as sugar sours 6 Nov 2013

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Associated British Foods faces a challenging sugar market, with changes to the EU sugar regime expected to hit profits at the unit. However, the Kingsmill maker is confident it can compensate with higher returns from its grocery business.

UK industry sat fat pledge under scrutiny 29 Oct 2013

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UK industry moves to lower saturated fat has been met with criticism in campaign circles. The Responsibility Deal, the process through which government and manufacturers are working on issues like health and obesity, has again been called into question, while some question whether the focus should have been on sugar.

The battle for Aussie dairy Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory 9 Oct 2013

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Canadian dairy giant Saputo looks set to acquire Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory after a three-way tussle for the Australian dairy group.

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.