Sweets & Snacks Expo: just-food's pick

Busier lifestyles and a growing awareness of how diet can affect health has prompted a big shift in the way US consumers eat. This has been...

Focus: Why Dairy Crest needs to offload dairies

Dairy Crest chief executive Mark Allen said today (21 May) he is "confident" the group's disposal of its struggling dairies business to Mull...

Premier Foods to push on with range revamp

Rationalisation of SKUs and innovation will continue to form a big part of Premier Foods plc's focus for 2015, CEO Gavin Darby has said....

UK Responsibility Deal must solve credibility gap

A report has criticised the UK's Public Health Responsibility Deal, a set of voluntary programmes that has seen industry work with governmen...

Why FMCG background key for next Thorntons CEO

In some ways, Jonathan Hart will leave the UK chocolate maker and retailer Thorntons next month in a better position than he found the busin...

USDA's GMO move may block mandatory labels

The labelling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food products is a massive hot potato in the US. Not least because states like Ver...

On the move: What could lie ahead for new Cloetta CEO? 15 May 15

Cloetta CEO Bengt Baron is handing the reins to the boss of its Finnish unit, David Nuutinen, after six years at the top of the European confectioner. The company has just come through what Baron called an "intense restructuring period" following the merger between Cloetta and Leaf International in 2012 and the business is seeing a steady rise in sales. But what lies ahead for Nuutinen? Hannah Abdulla reports.

Editor's viewpoint: It's tough but industry needs to act on water 14 May 15

California is, in its own words, "facing one of the most severe droughts on record" and food and beverage companies are under scrutiny. The situation has served to bring a serious issue facing the industry to wider attention - and that may spark more companies into action in an area where environmental advocates say its record is mixed.

Thought Leaders

Wal-Mart acts on animal welfare, antibiotics

Katy Askew | 26 May 15

Retail giant Wal-Mart is putting pressure on its suppliers to improve animal welfare standards and transparency in supply chains while also reducing the use of antibiotics in animal rearing.

PAI, Pamplona "eyeing Bakkavor buy"

Katy Askew | 26 May 15

Private-equity groups PAI Partners and Pamplona Capital are reportedly eyeing a stake in ready meals maker Bakkavor.

Cocoaland rejects takeover bid from Navis Asia

Hannah Abdulla | 26 May 15

Malaysian confectionery firm Cocoaland Holdings has rejected a takeover bid from investment firm Navis Asia Fund.

Recent News - (Updated: 12:10pm 26 May 2015)

Food industry welcomes Senate's passage of TPA

Yildiz eyeing further deals - reports

Food industry quotes of week: Arla, Premier Foods

Results in brief - Tiger Brands, Total Produce

Food industry news of week: GMOs, Arla, Mondelez

Campbell improves earnings outlook

Cadbury to cut Australian jobs

Japan takes South Korea to WTO over import ban

Briefing: Latin America and dairy - Why Arla is upbeat about Latin American prospects 26 May 15

Dean Best

Arla Foods has invested significantly in overseas expansion, including in emerging markets, to look for avenues for future growth. The European dairy co-op's moves in developing markets have largely centred on Russia, China and Africa but it is also stepping up its activity in Latin America. Dean Best spoke to Arla executive vice president to find out more.

Sustainability Watch: UTZ explains why scale key to progress 13 May 15

Ben Cooper

Last year was record-breaking for the UTZ sustainable farming programme and certification scheme. Being able to provide companies with a scalable way to source certified sustainable commodities has been critical to its progress, as UTZ markets director Daan de Vries explained to Ben Cooper.

The just-food interview part two: How M&A is central to Wessanen's ambitions 13 May 15

Dean Best

In the first quarter of 2015, with the sale of a US drinks asset, Netherlands-based company Wessanen officially completed its change into a business concentrating on Europe and on what it deems to be healthy and sustainable food. CFO Ronald Merckx tells Dean Best, is ready to make acquisitions to help fuel its expansion.

Baby food recipes in spotlight in US

Dean Best | 22 May 15

The make-up of the ingredients in baby food in the US is under some scrutiny, with Campbell Soup Co. and Nestle attracting criticism from consumer watchdogs.

Booker's move for Londis and Budgens sign of the times

Dean Best | 21 May 15

UK cash-and-carry and convenience retailer Booker Group has struck a deal to buy the Londis and Budgens symbol retail chains from Ireland's Musgrave Group - and emphasised the changing retail landscape in the country.

US trade liberalisation faces bumpy ride

Katy Askew | 15 May 15

US efforts to liberalise international trade faced something of a roller coaster ride this week, as the Senate first voted down Barack Obama's proposals only to reach a compromise that would give the President “fast track” negotiating authority.

GMO labelling in the US

The debate over GMO labelling in the US has rumbled on for some time. But with the USDA developing a certification scheme, it looks like the question of whether to adopt a mandatory or voluntary approach could be coming to a head.

Looking for growth in liquid milk

In many developed markets, liquid milk has become a commodity, one of the products central to competition between retailers. How can suppliers get sales revenue growing?

Birds Eye owner Iglo Group sold

Newly-formed Nomad Holdings has made the European frozen food group its first acquisition, buying the business from PE firm Permira.

The Middle East: identifying growth

Our latest management briefing analyses the potential areas of growth for packaged food manufacturers.

Nuts in China

Nuts in China

Benefiting from an increasing number of consumers pursuing healthy lifestyles and rising disposable incomes, premium nuts were more popular than ever among consumers at the end of the review period. The increasingly strong demand led to a shortage of premium nuts especially during holiday periods, when Chinese consumers are used to sending presents. As a result, unit prices of premium nuts all saw significant growth in 2014, increasing by over 10% on average... Read more

Published: April 2015 - ($990.00)

Chocolate Confectionery in Switzerland

Published: January 2015 - ($990.00)

Europe Nutraceuticals Market by Applications by Types, by Country - Analysis and Forecast (2014-2019)

Published: April 2015 - ($2650.00)

The Future of the Ice Cream Market in China to 2019

Published: May 2015 - ($875.00)

North America Food & Beverages Texturants Market by Application, by Function, by Geography - Analysis and Forecast to 2019

Published: May 2015 - ($2650.00)

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