just-food live from SIAL

just-food live from SIAL

just-food brought you a selection of news and interviews from the SIAL trade show in Paris this week, which attracted 5,900 exhibitors from around the world.

just the answer - FrieslandCampina export boss Cees Ruijgrok

6 December 2012

Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina has just reorganised its export operations. Cees Ruijgrok is overseeing a more integrated export effort to build on the overseas businesses Friesland Foods and Campina had before their 2008 merger. Dean Best spoke to Ruijgrok about the company's export ambitions.

just the answer: Wouter Van Cauwenbergh, Chiquita Brands

20 November 2012

Fresh produce companies are increasingly looking to develop their value-added offering in order to boost margins and Chiquita Brands International is no exception. Wouter Van Cauwenbergh, senior sales manager for the company's operations in the EMEA region, spoke to just-food about the company's ambition to develop a value-added consumer focused business.

just the answer - Matthias Kunz, Emmi

6 November 2012

Swiss dairy group Emmi has this year pressed on with its plans to expand overseas and rely less on a stagnant domestic sector. At the SIAL 2012 industry expo in Paris, Dean Best met Matthias Kunz, head of Emmi's international business, to discuss the company's latest investments, including its decision to take a majority stake in Spanish dairy Kaiku.

just the answer - PinguinLutosa COO Herwig Dejonghe

5 November 2012

European food group PinguinLutosa has undergone a period of significant change in recent years, with two notable acquisitions. And that transformation has continued but this time with a deal to sell one part of its business, Lutosa, to McCain Foods. COO Herwig Dejonghe speaks to just-food about the changes and his thoughts for the future of the frozen and canned food group.

just the answer - Luis Fernandes, Campofrio

5 November 2012

Spanish food group Campofrio has experienced a successful year to date as the group's strategy of investing in and building power brands begins to pay off. As part of our SIAL just the answer series, Michelle Russell caught up with Campofrio's director of route-to-market development Luis Fernandes to talk about domestic economic challenges, key focus areas for the company and its strategy for growth.

just the answer - Fergal McGarry, Irish Dairy Board

26 October 2012

The Irish Dairy Board is a co-op that generates sales of EUR2bn and exports products including its Kerrygold brand to over 80 countries. Dean Best caught up with Fergal McGarry, the IDB's global marketing and innovation director, to discuss the company's targets in emerging markets, R&D and Ireland's push to promote its food industry overseas.

SIAL: Pez eyes expansion with organic gummy

25 October 2012

Austrian confectioner Pez International is looking to grow distribution of its core confectionery range with the introduction of organic gummy fruit snack products.

SIAL: Genius "in talks" on European expansion

25 October 2012

UK gluten-free specialist Genius Foods is in talks with European customers in order to grow its business in the region.

SIAL: DMK targeting Oldenburger growth with brand relaunch

24 October 2012

DMK unveiled a new design for its Oldenburger export brand in Paris this week as the German dairy company looks to emphasise the product's heritage and reputation for quality.

SIAL: UK's Walkers Shortbread in "good shape" despite margin dip

23 October 2012

UK biscuit manufacturer Walkers Shortbread has maintained the company is in good shape, despite commodity costs hitting earnings and margins last year.

IRELAND: Food sector "key lever" for Irish recovery - PM Kenny

23 October 2012

Ireland's food and drink sector is a "key lever" in the country's plans to drive economic growth, Prime Minister Enda Kenny has told just-food.

just-food SIAL 2012 Diary - 23 October

23 October 2012

As just-food, along with companies and executives from across the food manufacturing and retailing sectors, visits Paris for this year's SIAL exhibition, we share with you a few highlights of what you can expect from the event.

just the answer: Dare Foods chairman Bill Farrell

22 October 2012

Dare Foods is a Canadian manufacturer of biscuits, crackers, bread products and confectionery with a clear focus for growth. In this month's just the answer, Michelle Russell talks to Dare Foods' chairman Bill Farrell about the company's growth strategy and the challenges and opportunities it sees in the global food sector.

SIAL: Canada's Dare Foods places M&A focus on BRICs

22 October 2012

Canadian food manufacturer Dare Foods has said it is focusing on the emerging BRIC economies for M&A opportunities and partnership or licensing deals as part of its international growth strategy.

SIAL: Bridgehead Foods targets US for adult cheese snacking

22 October 2012

UK cheese producer Bridgehead Foods has said it is targeting expansion in the US, where it hopes to be at the forefront of the cheese adult snacking category.

just-food SIAL Innovation Awards Winners - 22 October

22 October 2012

SIAL has kicked-off in Paris this year and as a focal point for the world's food industry, the show is hosting 5,900 exhibitors and is expected to attract around 140,000 visitors. Today (22 October), the show hosted its Innovation Awards, which saw winners includng MiniOlivia, Goulibeur, and Sojade.

just-food SIAL 2012 Diary - 21 October

21 October 2012

As just-food, along with companies and executives from across the food manufacturing and retailing sectors, visits Paris for this year's SIAL exhibition, we share with you a few highlights of what you can expect from the event. Highlights today are UK export agency Fresh Marketing, Bolivian firm De La Selva

SIAL: Canada's Dare Foods to roll out Breton Popped line

21 October 2012

Canadian food manufacturer Dare Foods is to extend its range of crackers with the launch of Breton Popped.

Sun shines over SIAL - but what's the outlook for the industry?

21 October 2012

This year's edition of SIAL, the huge food industry exhibition, kicked off in Paris today, with warm sunshine over the French capital. However, the show is being held in the teeth of the worst economic conditions for decades and with the eurozone crisis casting a shadow over the Continent. In the next five days, just-food will be finding out what exhibitors believe is the outlook for the industry.

just-food SIAL 2012 Diary - 18 October

18 October 2012

As just-food, along with companies and executives from across the food manufacturing and retailing sectors, prepare to head to Paris for this year's SIAL exhibition, here we share with you a few highlights of what you can expect from the event.

just-food SIAL 2012 Diary - 16 October

16 October 2012

As just-food, along with companies and executives from across the food manufacturing and retailing sectors, prepare to head to Paris for this year's SIAL exhibition, here we share with you a few highlights of what you can expect from the event. Today, we feature news from European dairy companies DMK and Emmi, plus Canadian group Dare Foods.

just-food SIAL 2012 Diary - 15 October

15 October 2012

The countdown to SIAL 2012, one of the largest trade events in the food industry calendar continues. And as it does so, the just-food diary brings you more news of what to expect from a range of exhibitors laying out their wares this year in Paris.

just-food SIAL 2012 Diary - 12 October

12 October 2012

The countdown to SIAL 2012, one of the largest trade events in the food industry calendar continues. And as it does so, the just-food diary brings you more news of what to expect from a range of exhibitors laying out their wares this year in Paris.

just-food SIAL 2012 Diary - 11 October

11 October 2012

The countdown to SIAL 2012, one of the largest trade events in the food industry calendar continues. And as it does so, the just-food diary brings you more news of what to expect from a range of exhibitors laying out their wares this year in Paris.

just-food SIAL 2012 Diary - 10 October

10 October 2012

The countdown to SIAL 2012, one of the largest trade events in the food industry calendar continues. And as it does so, the just-food diary brings you more news of what to expect from a range of exhibitors laying out their wares this year in Paris.

just-food SIAL 2012 Diary - 9 October

9 October 2012

The countdown to SIAL 2012, one of the largest trade events in the food industry calendar continues. And as it does so, the just-food diary brings you more news of what to expect from a range of exhibitors laying out their wares this year in Paris.

just-food SIAL 2012 Diary - 8 October

8 October 2012

The countdown to SIAL 2012, one of the largest trade events in the food industry calendar continues. And as it does so, the just-food diary brings you more news of what to expect from a range of exhibitors laying out their wares this year in Paris.

just-food SIAL 2012 Diary - 5 October

5 October 2012

The countdown to SIAL 2012, one of the largest trade events in the food industry calendar continues. And as it does so, the just-food diary brings you more news of what to expect from a range of exhibitors laying out their wares this year in Paris.

just-food SIAL 2012 Diary - 4 October

4 October 2012

As SIAL Paris, a major event in the food industry calendar, draws nearer the just-food diary takes a daily look at the highlights from various groups preparing to exhibit at the event.

just-food SIAL 2012 - Diary - 3 October

3 October 2012

As just-food, along with companies and executives from across the food manufacturing and retailing sectors prepare to head to Paris for this year's SIAL exhibition, here we share with you a few highlights of what you can expect from the event.

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