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Seafood sector warned on global warming 1 Jul 14

The New Zealand seafood industry received a stark warning this weekend: a "massive shellfish extinction event" could be on the cards...


Taste, quality key to Green & Black's popularity 20 Jun 14

As a journalist, sometimes you are faced with a really tough assignment. Like yesterday, when I had to attend a chocolate tasting with Mondelez International-owned organic chocolate brand Green & Black's...


Australian growers slam Woolworths 13 Jun 14

Australia's fruit and vegetable industry is struggling to keep its collective head above water as it is squeezed by competition from cheap imports and pricing pressure in the deflationary environment of the Australia's grocery market...


UK grocers face mounting pressure 6 Jun 14

Management at the UK's largest retailers are seeing the pressure mount. As sales continue to disappoint and market share continues to be eroded, some serious questions are being asked about the strategic direction pursued by the likes of Morrisons and Tesco...


Will Roshen be on the block now its owner is the Ukrainain president? 5 Jun 14

Petro Poroshenko's ascent to the presidency of the Ukraine could see the world's 18th largest confectionery company put up for sale as the "candy king" turns his attention to the pressing issues of the day, like sweet-talking Russia...


just-food visits the 2014 Free-From Expo 4 Jun 14

The free-from sector is witnessing strong growth in developed markets from Europe to the US and beyond...


Heinz flags turbulence in Venezuelan currency 12 May 14

This morning (12 May) we ran an in-depth look at the impact policy decisions in Venezuela are having on the food industry in the country...


Whole Foods Market a victim of its own success 7 May 14

Whole Foods Market lowered its outlook for the third time today (6 May) as the group missed second quarter expectations, sending shares plummeting...


Wal-Mart brings industry together on sustainability 2 May 14

We all know Wal-Mart packs quite a punch. The influence the retailer has was in full force this week at the group's first ever supplier expo, when it called on the world's largest manufacturers to improve their environmental footprints - and took an eye-catching photo...


Heat rises at Morrisons 28 Apr 14

Morrisons management may be feeling the heat today (28 April) after a scathing attack on strategy from a former director made weekend headlines...

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