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RTRS-certified soy continues to rise but drop in ocean compared to total outputRound Table on Responsible Soy looking for systemic solutions to drive progress - interview 26 May 16

Ben Cooper

In its bid to transform Europe into a "100% responsible soy" market by 2020, the Round Table on Responsible Soy has enlisted the help of Swiss-based management consultants Malik. Ben Cooper spoke with Lieven Callewaert, the RTRS’s European representative, to find out more.


Danone looks to lift Danonino sales with marketing driveDanone looks to "reconnect" Danonino and consumers – interview  25 May 16

Katy Askew

For French dairy group Danone, improving the performance of its global dairy business and transforming it to a growth platform is a priority. As part of this drive, the company has launched an international marketing campaign for its Danonino yoghurt brand. Patricia Oliva, the global marketing director for Danonino, spoke to just-food about how the brand hopes to strike a unique chord with consumers.


Colian to take Elizabeth Shaw into international marketsColian hungry for international growth after Elizabeth Shaw buy – interview 21 May 16

Katy Askew

Colian Group is a Polish food maker behind well-known local brands including Jutrzenka sweet treats and Goplana chocolate. Earlier this month, Colian entered into an agreement to acquire upmarket UK chocolate group Elizabeth Shaw. Jan Kolanski, the president of Colian's management board, spoke to just-food about the group's plans.


Hormel Foods has proposed an acquisition for nut-butter goods maker JustinHow Hormel Foods can benefit from the acquisition of Justin's 19 May 16

Hannah Abdulla

Hormel Foods is continuing to bolster its presence in the on-trend natural and better-for-you categories with its latest acquisition of nut-butter products maker Justin's. But how far will the elevated focus on these areas go to alleviating pressure in Hormel's refrigerated foods and pork units? Hannah Abdulla explores. 


What is being done to tackle fake infant formula sales online in China?Is enough being done to tackle infant formula fraud in China?  18 May 16

Mark Godfrey

A fresh scandal has brought the sale of fraudulent infant formula in China to the fore once again in recent weeks. Mark Godfrey examines what action is being taken to tackle the sale of fake products in the country's booming e-commerce market. 


Why trust is key in US natural food sector  17 May 16

Katy Askew

Demand for foods billed as "natural" is growing in the US but without a clear definition of exactly what that means, can consumers trust the products? Katy Askew investigates. 


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Hormel Foods swoops for nut-butter firm JustinHormel Foods swoops for nut-butter firm Justin's

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Dean BestLatest blog entry: Amazon causing more waves in FMCG - without an announcement 17 May 2016

Dean Best

The online retail behemoth is again causing chatter throughout the sector, this time amid speculation it is set to launch more private-label products.


M&A Watch M&A Watch

Stefan Kirk, of M&A advisors Glenboden, casts his eye over the food industry landscape and suggests the deal-making options that could - and should - be available to manufacturers.


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Global FMCG analysts IRI gives you key insight into the trends and issues facing the food sector.


Consuming issues Consuming issues

In a regular column, just-food contributing editor Ben Cooper chews over how the industry is tackling issues from obesity to labelling and from child labour to its environmental impact.


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Exclusive data highlighting the price of brands and own-label products in key categories across Europe and the US. Compiled in association with industry analysts IRI.


Deal or no deal Deal or no deal

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